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  • Summary: Experience The Full Package, Remastered. Steelport, the original city of sin, has never looked so good as it drowns in sex, drugs and guns. The Third Street Saints are at the height of power and yours to control. This is your city. These are your rules.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    80
    Overall there isn’t much more to say about Saints Row: The Third Remastered because, all in all, it’s the same game I loved back in 2011. Underneath a fairly fresh coat of paint is the same adrenaline pumping, juvenile story of a gang-turned-media-sensation trying to rebuild itself. In that regard, assessed purely in a vacuum, this game is a smash hit. In context, though, I can’t help but feel this release is a bit premature. With the original Saints Row: The Third still being recent enough that it looks alright and plays well, I can’t shake the feeling that letting it nap for another few years may have resulted in a more impressive remaster.
  2. May 22, 2020
    80
    This Genki-sized update is more than just a polish job, it’s the whole enchilada. With visual upgrades and a dash of physics improvements, it’s sure to draw any Saints Row fan in all over again. Now we’ve just gotta get rid of the Genki-sized bugs.
  3. May 24, 2020
    80
    There are remasters and then there are remasters. Some companies would have just taken Saints Row: The Third, tweaked the lighting a little, bundled it with all of its DLC and shoved it out on current-gen consoles with an improved resolution and called it a day. With Saints Row: The Third Remastered, however, Sperasoft and Volition have pretty much improved every single asset and implemented graphical features that make it stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the prettiest open world games available right now. This is still Saints Row: The Third – which is to say that it’s one of the most enjoyable open-world games ever made – only now it looks and plays better then ever.
  4. 70
    I may have wanted more out of Saints Row: The Third Remastered, but it's still as much a blast to play today as it was in 2011, and now it's prettier to boot. Grumbles aside, what more could I ask for?
  5. May 25, 2020
    70
    A solid remaster of a good game. The ridiculous but funny story and the huge content thanks to all the included DLCs are now shining in a much better graphic. However, the remaster did not wipe out the negative points. The missions are still repetitive, the AI is stupid as hell and the world feels a bit empty, if you leave the path of missions.
  6. May 21, 2020
    70
    Flawed but fun, Saints Row: The Third Remastered brings back its ridiculously addictive formula to keep long-time fans and new players entertained for many hours. Sadly, it's a bit rough around the edges, and in no way comparable to a number of modern-day titles from the same genre.
  7. May 21, 2020
    60
    Saints Row: The Third time travels to 2020 with a solid remaster. This is the same game you remember from 2011, with all of the DLC and content packs along for the ride. Developer Sperasoft has redone some of the models, especially with regards to the vehicles, and added an all-new, more realistic lighting engine. Unfortunately, it still doesn't quite measure up to the original PC release, and all the bugs of the original are still here. Still, Saints Row: The Third is a wonderful experience despite all its flaws, and that remains true of this remaster release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 24, 2020
    10
    Superb remaster, same fluid gameplay of original with really nice work on updated character models and lighting. Same great game just looksSuperb remaster, same fluid gameplay of original with really nice work on updated character models and lighting. Same great game just looks way better. Expand
  2. May 23, 2020
    10
    Not sure if my opinion is somewhat biased but I loved this game when it first came out in 2011. Although not as great as the first game on 360Not sure if my opinion is somewhat biased but I loved this game when it first came out in 2011. Although not as great as the first game on 360 it was fantastic game on PC. Funny enough I gave the original another go a few months ago to see how it held up and was a little disappointed how outdated it was. Lo and behold a remaster came along! Long story short, if you loved to original you'll love the remaster. It's the same old fun gameplay with updated visuals. It's actually a proper remaster. Thumbs up! Expand
  3. May 23, 2020
    10
    i forgot how games could be good. Mission variety is amazing, graphics are great, cant believe low score
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    9
    Everything I love from the original game is back and only one thing pisses me off...
    There is no day-night cycle....
    The game is mostly set
    Everything I love from the original game is back and only one thing pisses me off...
    There is no day-night cycle....
    The game is mostly set at night and there is no chance to play in free roam without everything being dark...
    Reminds me of NFS 2015, which was dark and night only and had great graphics....
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  5. Jun 17, 2020
    7
    I love the original SR3 and have replayed it several times. This version looks pretty at first glance, but it has more glitches than theI love the original SR3 and have replayed it several times. This version looks pretty at first glance, but it has more glitches than the original, not less. They changed the art style in a way that is unsettling and it lost a great deal of character (uncanny). There are missing sounds (minigun sounds so so wrong I can't use it), broken windows you suddenly can't jump through, enemies that glitch out or warp into weird shapes, lots of little things that never ever happened on the original cut. Also, some of the post processing effects, like DOF and Motion Blur are too strong and make it difficult to AIM at things without your screen turning into a smudgy mess. Especially the Depth of field. Aim at a bad guy and half the time the focus in on you, so your target is a blur. I just turned those effects off, but still - shouldn't have to do so.
    It's like a beautiful old friend going under the knife for a face-lift, and coming out younger looking, but their face is paralyzed and they occasionally pee themselves.
    It's kinda sad.
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  6. Jun 12, 2020
    7
    The original game back in the days was everything I hoped GTA 4 would be. It really hit the spot, especially when it came to customization.The original game back in the days was everything I hoped GTA 4 would be. It really hit the spot, especially when it came to customization. But more than that Saints Row 3 knew what it wanted to be. It's like one of those dogs that wants to play with you no matter what. They'll bring you whatever they can get their paws on, they will run around you in circles and bark much too loud and if you don't pay attention you'll get slobbered and dirty, until they are just lying there, panting, grinning at you, daring you to go another round. GTA has devolved into a cat that is just smashing stuff and is spending most of the day licking itself.

    Don't get me wrong, Saints Row 3 has comic relieve characters, needless, over-the-top violence and all the PG13-nudity you desire, just like GTA. It just didn't think it was special because of it. It didn't pretend that it was doing heavy social commentary and didn't bore me with relationship drama only to sacrifice the same NPCs two minutes later for the feelz. It was well aware that it's script wasn't Oscar-worthy, and I guess that's why the developers weren't tempted to bore me with overly long cutscenes full of tropes and edgy dialogue.

    That's why I'm a little sad to report that, even if you loved SR3 back in the day, this will not impress you. As a matter of fact I think the remastered content often sticks out and causes inconsistencies, and therefore does more more damage than good. While SR3 was never a technical marvel, I really liked it's art style. And if I still needed proof that more polygons and higher resolutions are not the secret ingredient for better gaming, I could close my case now.

    If you already own the original I can't really recommend this. But even if you haven't played SR3 I'd probably advise you to buy the old version. It aged pretty well, and I wasn't too euphoric with the performance of the remastered version on top of that. But it's still that dog I described, and the only reason why I had less fun was probably because I replayed the original way too often.
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  7. May 26, 2021
    0
    Audio Bugs galore.

    Physics tied to the framerate. Cutscenes capped at a jarring 23 fps. Game capped at ~65 fps. It's 2021, this is
    Audio Bugs galore.

    Physics tied to the framerate.

    Cutscenes capped at a jarring 23 fps.

    Game capped at ~65 fps.

    It's 2021, this is unacceptable for a remaster.
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