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  • Summary: Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrityYears after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Nov 18, 2011
    100
    Third may be dumb fun, but it's the smartest realization of the sandbox spirit we've seen in a long while. [Holiday 2011, p.72]
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    90
    Main story missions traipse from one outlandish setup to the next. Blowing stuff up with a helicopter or getting your game show on with Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax, which felt a little more more like a realized version of Smash TV, or just clearing out rival gangs, it's a good assortment provided you stay on the story path.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Dec 9, 2011
    89
    The third Saints Row is solid proof that GTA ins't the only sandbox game out there. Dirty jokes, nice storyline and full-packed city ensures that you won't get bored at Steelport City. Haters gonna hate, but that's their loss. [Dec 2011]
  4. Nov 11, 2011
    85
    Volition succeeded in making its joint even more enjoyable: updated graphics and over-the-top missions make it a lot of fun to play, especially with a friend. It probably lacks in innovation when compared to its predecessor, but it's a chapter of the saga you don't want to miss.
  5. Nov 25, 2011
    80
    There are no heavy plots to become embroiled in, each mission is essentially just a method of throwing you into another zany situation and then rewarding you for getting out of it. That's the strength of this game: that it just wants to make you smile.
  6. Nov 11, 2011
    80
    With all of these things in mind, I respect that Saints Row: The Third might not be a game for everyone. Specifically, those who do not find joy in the act of inflicting terrible, fiery, dildo-y pain on whatever innocent polygonal creature happens to wander too close to their personal blast zone will probably not get much out of Saints Row's unrelenting dedication to preposterous anarchy. It is a game specifically designed for annihilation junkies, those who can embrace the idea of an infantile playground of seemingly infinite obliterative pleasures. For those who prefer their games a tad less absurdly--perhaps needlessly--violent, any number of other games this fall will likely suit your fancy just fine.
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    60
    Not even half as crazy and daring as it likes to think, but instead a dispiritingly conservative collection of bland third person action and missed opportunities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 126
  2. Negative: 12 out of 126
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    My all time Favorite game. it is so awesome with the character creation and just to hijack cars and stuff like that. the game is really aboutMy all time Favorite game. it is so awesome with the character creation and just to hijack cars and stuff like that. the game is really about stopping the syndicates and to destroy them. with a bunch of stuff to do like buy stores, fly planes jump off a building and fall to your death. This Sandbox game is awesome and is The Worlds greatest game in my opinion. it even comes with something called whored mode which is you surviving waves of whoreds of zombies, people, and other things. There is so much to do in Saints Row The Third i would defiantly recommend it to who ever is reading this review by TheGamingStar... 11/10 Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    The game doesn't get boring at all. Tons of fun to play. Reminds me of back when the GTA series weren't so serious. The characterThe game doesn't get boring at all. Tons of fun to play. Reminds me of back when the GTA series weren't so serious. The character customization is cool. It could have a few more voice choices, but you could easily spend hours just customizing cars or doing side missions for respect or cash. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    awesome game. better than san andreas. wy do the critics score this so low? not as good as skyrim but way more fun than mw3. mw3 is garbageawesome game. better than san andreas. wy do the critics score this so low? not as good as skyrim but way more fun than mw3. mw3 is garbage and it gets critical acclaim. hurrah fanboys yoru driving good developers into unprofitability because youd rather fork over the cash to a company who cares only abotu seliing you the same crap year after year cough infinity ward activision cough cough Expand
  4. Dec 28, 2011
    9
    Stupid, Crazy over the top fun. If you want a serious sandbox game, this is not the game for you. If you wanna DDT a hooker and shoot peopleStupid, Crazy over the top fun. If you want a serious sandbox game, this is not the game for you. If you wanna DDT a hooker and shoot people while falling from an areoplane then this is the game for you. With great customisation for your character as well as your car and also leveling up this game isn't short on depth. If you're the sort of person that get's easily sided tracked in GTA and ends up getting arrested for blowing away someone who bumped into you in the street, this game was made for you. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    8
    Saints Row 2 was epic. Yes, this game tried not be a Gta copy. But it got so much extreme. And some of the fun activies were gone and also theSaints Row 2 was epic. Yes, this game tried not be a Gta copy. But it got so much extreme. And some of the fun activies were gone and also the story wasn't as interesting as the 2nd one. I was hoping for a better game but still it is a fine game. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2011
    8
    Let's just get this out of the way now! Saint's Row: The Third is not going to impress you with it's story or graphics, but if you are stillLet's just get this out of the way now! Saint's Row: The Third is not going to impress you with it's story or graphics, but if you are still interested about this game read the review.

    Saint's Row: The Third is a game made by Volition. The story is about the Third Street Saint's who are going into Steelport, which is a big city under the control of a criminal organization called The Syndicate, and the Saint's are going to take the city from them. The story isn't very good it has it's moments, and it's got couple of good jokes, but i didn't care about the characters and ending is well... bad. The gameplay is VERY FUN!! I haven't had so much fun with a game likes this for long time... well since Arkham City. It's your basic sandbox game but with drugs.There's a variety of guns, cars, planes, boats and melee weapons, and also a lot of side missions. The graphics are not bad, but they're not that bad, just ok.
    So the question is... should you buy this game. Well if you're looking for a pretty game with a good story then don't buy this game, but if you're looking for a game with hours of fun then go buy this game.

    The Story: 6
    The Gameplay:9
    The Graphics: 7
    Score: 8
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  7. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    Holy Cod this is a horrible game. GTA with training wheels. No challenge or suspense whatsoever. Just a goofy and carelessly programmedHoly Cod this is a horrible game. GTA with training wheels. No challenge or suspense whatsoever. Just a goofy and carelessly programmed sandbox game. However, there is one caveat: if you have the brain of a 6 year old, this game will provide almost limitless entertainment. Lots of colors and wacky stuff and "humor" geared towards hateful/depressed people and bigots in general. Expand

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