Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. May 25, 2020
    90
    Ultimately, the best way to look at Saints Row The Third Remastered is as the best version of a 2011 video game. There are things that haven't held up, certainly, and some visual elements are definitely outdated. But for all its warts, both in the ideological and technical sense, The Third represents a better era for gaming. An era before the line between games-as-a-service and single-player experiences were blurred. An era before Ubisoft singlehandedly made open-world games less interesting. An era before Borderlands would set the standard for video game comedy with its egregious blend of yelling humor and memes.
  2. May 21, 2020
    90
    Saints Row is unrealistic in the best way possible, and what it lacks in substance it makes up for in outrageous antics and a priceless, middle-school sense of humor. It’s an absolute riot, and it never seems to draw its boundaries. Steelport is an adult playground for blood, gore and sex, and there’s no consequence for the violence and chaos you can induce. Almost everything about the remaster is fantastic, from the catchy soundtrack to the buttery smooth combat. It’s not a game you’d want your children to play by any means, but for everyone else of appropriate age and discretion, it’s a wicked good time.
  3. May 21, 2020
    85
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is one of the most entertaining open-world games ever made. It may be cliche to say, but you will be having hours of fun on end with this sizable package. To top it all off, the new visuals are comparable to an old statue being restored to newfound magnificence. The lighting and new textures will genuinely impress you, and the chaotic gang warfare is a blast, whether in co-op or alone. Overall, this is an urban escape worth experiencing, both for the first time and all over again.
  4. May 21, 2020
    84
    A "remaster" like Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy: the original content remains intact (gameplay, missions... even the flaws), and renew it all with a superb face wash, that show its best side with the light effects, reflections, models... A nice update of one great adventure that keeps giving fun like 10 years ago.
  5. Jun 2, 2020
    80
    While it’s by no means a bad game, Saints Row: The Third Remastered may be just a bit too dated for newcomers to fully enjoy.
  6. May 25, 2020
    80
    Saints Row The Third finally comes to current-gen platforms with the best version ever of the game. Not only resolution is higher, but there is support for unlocked frame-rate and HDR, and nearly every aspect of the graphics has been upgraded or reworked from scratch. If you missed this game before, this is your best chance to play it.
  7. May 25, 2020
    80
    Despite a few issues with a lack of upgrades in some areas, Saint’s Row The Third Remastered is a great way to dip your shoes back into the franchise and remember why Saint’s Row 3 helped the series find an identity, allowing it to go on to do bigger and better things in Saint’s Row IV.
  8. May 22, 2020
    80
    A stunning remaster of an incredibly entertaining game, Saints Row: The Third Remastered more than justifies its existence in a world dominated by Grand Theft Auto V.
  9. May 21, 2020
    80
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is from another time. In a time where most games are super serious and epic, it's sort of refreshing. During my playthrough, I was often amazed by the variation in gameplay. If you've played the original a lot, there's not a lot to experience here except better graphics. But for a lot of fun in an open world game, this visit to Steelport still comes recommended.
  10. May 21, 2020
    80
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is a self-aware, bombastic crime romp through a playground of a city that the player can wreak havoc in. The Third Street Saints are ridiculous, the missions are stupid, and the game looks better than ever. While this is unlikely to be anyone's favorite title, it's an unforgettably dumb and enjoyable adventure all the same.
  11. May 21, 2020
    80
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered brings the classic three-quel back warts and all, and that’s ok. Even if some elements haven’t aged gracefully, the majority of the experience still retains the chaotic fun of the original and provides an experience most anyone out for some mindless fun could find hours of enjoyment in.
  12. May 21, 2020
    80
    The combat and driving are solid, the customization options are engaging, and the missions are wild. Volition did a fantastic job with the original version and Sperasoft has done good work updating the game but has also introduced several issues and missed some opportunities to improve the game. If you haven’t played a Saints Row game before, The Third is the best place to start. And if you’re a fan of the series, it’s just as good as you remember.
  13. May 21, 2020
    80
    Just as ridiculous and fun as you remember, and the new coat of paint and modern upgrades make it an adventure that you'll want to take on even if you've already experienced it before. Fans who missed out on the original also owe it to themselves to see what all the fuss was about, because if they do they will find quite a lot to love. It's not perfect mind you, but honestly, you'll be having too much fun to really care about its flaws.
  14. May 21, 2020
    80
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is the definitive way to play the best game in the Saints Row series. Running through the streets of Steeport has never looked better, but the game still manages to show its age in some areas. Regardless, the enhanced graphics, hilarious story, and timeless gameplay make this remaster worth checking out for long time fans or those who have never touched a Saints Row game in their life.
  15. 80
    It’s still the same old crude, ridiculous, and daft Saints Row The Third as it ever was, complete with many of its original mechanical shortcomings, but the remaster does a wonderful job of making it look better than ever.
  16. May 26, 2020
    78
    This remastered is actually closer to a proper remake, with completely overhauled graphics. The game still is as crazy as it was, and if you miss that classic Saints Row action, it’s the best way to rediscover it.
  17. May 25, 2020
    78
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered faces the market as the umpteenth well-built remake, in these last few months, upgrading in a sufficient way all the technical aspects of the original title. Irreverent, reckless, armed with good intentions, the game could be easily recommended, even just for a taste of insanity madness in full swing.
  18. May 21, 2020
    78
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is the full SR:TT experience, remastered for the actual consoles. There's a lot to do and is fun but the weight of the years is felt.
  19. Jun 2, 2020
    75
    Saints Row: The Third - Remastered is about the minimum you can expect from a remaster. It looks better, contains all of the DLC, and it does what it needs to do. However, you can't escape the fact that Saints Row 4: Re-Elected, which is already available, hits almost all of the same marks while being a more enjoyable game with almost all of the same features and significantly better humor. If you enjoyed the original Saints Row: The Third, then this is a good way to revisit it, but for newcomers, there are better entries in the series to try.
  20. May 21, 2020
    75
    If you've never played Saints Row: The Third then this is the case. The absences and most of the shortcomings of the original title remain and today they can't be justified.
  21. May 21, 2020
    75
    Saints Row the Third is back with a, frankly, quite good remastered version of the original game from 2011.
  22. May 21, 2020
    75
    Saints Row The Third Remastered offers the same as its original game but with a new virtual paint job. This, however, does not mask the problems the original game had, which is definitely a shame and holds back the game in multiple ways. Where the game is not held back is in the department of fun and humour, as is known from the Saints Row franchise. The game truly comes to its right as a co-op game but is still enjoyable as singleplayer.
  23. 75
    The value of Saints Row: The Third Remastered will wholly depend on either a heady reverence for the original game/series or a penchant for emphatically stupid antics bolstered by puerile humour. There's no denying that the visual overhaul is thoroughly impressive, but little else has been done to make the game feel like anything other than a throwback to the year that put both Pitbull and LMFAO in the Top 10.
  24. May 24, 2020
    74
    The mechanical core of the third Saints excursion is still intact, while the visuals are more polished and the framerate on consoles is finally stable. Nonetheless Saints Row: The Third lost some of its mojo in 2020 compared to the impact in 2011.
  25. Jun 6, 2020
    70
    Saints Row The Third is probably still the best game in the series, and with this remastered version it gets even better with its upgraded visuals. There's nothing really new or innovative here to see, just lots of shooting and crazy fun.
  26. Jun 1, 2020
    70
    Saints Row The Third returns with a solid remaster that offers everything you loved from the original game, but with better graphics. You'll find tons of extra content with a lot of missions and crazy challenges.
  27. 70
    Not every aspect of Saints Row: The Third Remastered holds up in 2020, but returning to Steelport is still a memorable adventure. Sperasoft has done a respectable job of updating the 2011 title for modern consoles by improving character models and polishing up the look of the city.
  28. May 25, 2020
    70
    Visually outdated when it came out, this remaster of Saints Row : The Third can't manage to bring the graphics to the modern era, and it's still filled with bugs, but if you like that kind of humor, the game is still fun.
  29. May 22, 2020
    70
    Saints Row: The Third was a sacred moment in time where lunatics reimagined the animus of an open-world crime game. It enabled players to thunderously lead a prestigious gang of miscreants and also turn themselves into a toilet. Eight years later Saints Row: The Third Remastered’s glut of Content is more difficult to digest, but its outrageous ambience is still so sweet.
  30. May 22, 2020
    70
    Saints Row The Third Remastered is a decent upgrade of an open-world classic, although doesn't soften all of its rough edges to properly take advantage of modern platforms.
  31. May 21, 2020
    70
    Nearly ten years later, Saints Row: The Third remains an anomaly in the open-world genre as so many continue to embrace seriousness and realism. Saints Row: The Third Remastered arrives at just the right time to inject a dose of silliness and zaniness into the genre.
  32. May 21, 2020
    70
    If you’re going to deliver a remaster of a game that’s only nine years old, it’s got to look better than this – especially if it’s at the end of a console generation and not up to what the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro are capable of. We’re staring down the barrel of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and their games will make this mediocre update age incredibly quickly. Still, the game that lurks underneath has fundamentally held up very well, and will still be a good time for new players even if it won’t live up to the rose-colored glasses view of the returning crew.
  33. May 21, 2020
    70
    Saints Row: The Third is a game with an identity crisis, both within the context of its story and outside of it.
  34. May 21, 2020
    70
    Saints Row: The Third has been beautifully redesigned for modern consoles, but some players may be turned off by some of its outdated comedy.
  35. 65
    Even being aware of Saints Row The Third’s issues and having played the game more than enough in the past, I still found myself wanting to keep playing it and really enjoying myself when I did. If you’ve not played Saints Row before I can’t see this one leaving a better impression than the fourth game, but if you’re familiar with the franchise this is still a good, if a messy, time.
  36. May 21, 2020
    65
    Running around Steelport with my Homies again has me more than excited for whatever Saints Row 5 ends up being.
  37. May 21, 2020
    60
    Saints Row The Third Remastered is one of the best parts of the series, however this very superficial remastering does not convince. Certainly vehicles, weapons and 3D models have been retouched, but very slightly. The gameplay remains unchanged and will comfort fans. Nostalgia is present from start to finish. However, the game is clearly not essential, except at a low price, if you have never done it or if you want to play it in cooperation.
  38. May 21, 2020
    60
    The controls are wonky and the mission design is straight outta last-gen, but there's still dumb fun to be had with Saints Row The Third Remastered. Even all these years later, it's a refreshingly stupid sandbox title that offers up some memorable moments -- it's just a shame that they're buried beneath tedious activities and gameplay that feels incredibly basic by today's standards.
  39. May 21, 2020
    60
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered can coast on some its nostalgic value. Its multitude of upgrade systems provide the necessary carrots to fulfill a true Saints-like power fantasy and its visuals do look better than ever. And while its humor just barely gets out alive, the other parts of the game — like the incessant, anger-inducing ragdolling, banal side mission design, and lack of new content — aren’t as funny. It’s a dildo bat that still has some heft behind its swing, but it’s gone pretty flaccid in the ensuing nine years.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 48
  2. Negative: 15 out of 48
  1. May 22, 2020
    7
    Saints Row 3mastered is what a remaster should be in terms of bringing back the fun mayhem that its known for. The biggest flaw of all in thisSaints Row 3mastered is what a remaster should be in terms of bringing back the fun mayhem that its known for. The biggest flaw of all in this remaster is that 30fps lock like really Spearsoft? Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2020
    3
    The gameplay is decent, but considering they made several chances to point out that the gameplay isn't changed at all from the 2011's release,The gameplay is decent, but considering they made several chances to point out that the gameplay isn't changed at all from the 2011's release, you can't judge the game by that. However, several things that did get changed are a mess. Characters have botched lipsync, character creation is bugged, lighting in the cutscenes is terrible on female characters, generally all female character models are a dumpster fire, with 1996's Lara Croft boobs, hair look like brooms, earrings aren't positioned right and many more. Full Review »
  3. May 24, 2020
    0
    Feels like a simple port to a newer consoles to simply grab cash yeah play OG game