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  • Summary: Welcome to Steel port Years after taking Stillwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to house gold 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 ofWelcome to Steel port Years after taking Stillwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to house gold 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 Stillwater, 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 Steel port, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most out-laddish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steel port on fire. Strap it on. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. May 14, 2019
    90
    While this game certainly isn’t for all, what’s provided is done so well and in such abundance that I recommend this game to anyone with a Switch and consent to play this kind of game. Not many other games on the Switch can compare in terms of customization, replayability, and sheer scale of its open world.
  2. May 10, 2019
    80
    If you’ve never played Saints Row: The Third before and can’t imagine playing a game on anything other than the Switch, The Full Package is a must-buy despite its technical issues. To be fair, when docked, the Switch version probably falls in line with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions anyway. It’s also a must-buy if you use your Switch pretty much exclusively as a handheld device.
  3. May 10, 2019
    80
    If you’re in the mood for some crude humor and silly, over-the-top action, Saints Row: The Third is still an undisputed king of ridiculousness.
  4. May 22, 2019
    70
    Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package is well endowed with content and entertainment value; nonetheless, this release on Switch isn’t perfect. Inconsistent frame-rate, noticeable pop-in, and dated humor put a limit on the game’s appeal. If you have never played this ridiculous game, then you should give this Switch release a look despite its technical shortcomings.
  5. May 10, 2019
    67
    The Third holds up better that you might think, but this version definitely needed a little bit more of optimization and polishing. Technical issues and bugs get in the way too often, damaging the overall experience.
  6. 65
    Full Package should be retitled “Flawed Package” because there are a few issues here that are noticeable enough to hamper the experience. It’s prone to substantial bugs to the point where it freezes, and there’s just a dated feel to it, both in the humor and the visuals. However, while there are noticeable issues, the core sandbox gameplay is strong, and if there is one thing I can say about Saints Row: The Third, it’s definitely not boring.
  7. May 13, 2019
    40
    A terrible port of a game that is very much showing its age, and has no business being repackaged at anything close to full price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. May 21, 2019
    10
    Although initially rough in handheld mode and apparently straight up bad in docked, I tought it was doable in handheld day one. Since theAlthough initially rough in handheld mode and apparently straight up bad in docked, I tought it was doable in handheld day one. Since the patch (which was supposed to be day one but took a bit) I’ve actually played it in docked for a few days and it’s working great now. Better than easily most 3rd party (and some first party) big titles I’ve seen on Switch so far. The game itself remains great, it’s full of crazy action, ludicrous humor and insane weapons, the story is quite long and enjoyable.

    Never played Saints Row The Third? Very easy to recommend. Played it but haven’t touched in years like me? Still easy to recommend. I wish more games like this came out TODAY. Sure, the graphics are a bit dated, but the game’s a blast. I’m very glad they released this and I wouldn’t mind SR IV following suit.

    Sidenote: people who expected this to be 60fps on the Switch (which is not that powerful) are borderline psychotic and need help ;-)
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  2. May 13, 2019
    9
    I'm having a blast with this game. I don't understand the negative reviews. Maybe I'm just not seeing the issues. I'm very happy with my purchase!
  3. May 10, 2019
    9
    Its crazy how a 2011 open world game, has just released on the Nintendo Switch. Although performance is a tad unstable at times, it is on parIts crazy how a 2011 open world game, has just released on the Nintendo Switch. Although performance is a tad unstable at times, it is on par with the last gen versions of the game. Graphics and all this is the same Saints Row game that came out almost 9 years ago. And with the portability this is the best place to play! Expand
  4. May 16, 2019
    8
    ill give the game an 8, i was always a gta person but this is a fun alternative for the switch, i find myself picking up the game and playingill give the game an 8, i was always a gta person but this is a fun alternative for the switch, i find myself picking up the game and playing a few missions into it before going to bed after a long day at work or before or after school, i got the game the day or day after it came out and although there are a few bugs and glitches it shines especially when you are playing it in short bursts or running around using cheat codes to have alittle bit of destructive fun. hopefully this wont be the last saints row game on the switch because i think it could be a big hit even if this game is a bit old its still alot of fun to go and lay and re-live all of the saints row crazy fun. i would 100% recommend the game Expand
  5. May 13, 2019
    7
    My french review for Saints Row the third on Switch:
    https://nintendopost.home.blog/2019/05/10/saints-row-the-third-the-full-package-le-test/
  6. May 10, 2019
    6
    This game seems to be really fun... but the performance at day one seems to be very shocking on Switch, considering this is the same machineThis game seems to be really fun... but the performance at day one seems to be very shocking on Switch, considering this is the same machine that's running Doom2016@30fps or MK11@60 along with other current generation games at perfectly playable rates then it's shocking to see a game from the X360 era running so poorly on the Switch, there is a promise of a patch coming to fix some issues but it's not available right now and really... there is no way the game should be performing as it is right now.

    That said.... the game is really great for what's there, tons of content and loads to unlock and do, the only issues again is performance right now isn't where it should be, so this feels like a 8-9 game, but the way it's running right now, this is a 6 at most, also if you have picked it up go into the controller settings and turn your X/Y sensitivity up to at least 65/70 to allow you to properly aim against the games strong (unalterable) autoaim.
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  7. May 10, 2019
    4
    Que alguien me diga por favor que es lo que han actualizado del juego para dar esas supuestas mejoras.....no hablo en modo portatil que en eseQue alguien me diga por favor que es lo que han actualizado del juego para dar esas supuestas mejoras.....no hablo en modo portatil que en ese caso (chapó). Pero en modo dock, no os da verguenza presentar eso? Mi portátil de hace 8 años es capaz de mover mejores texturas, sombras y ratios de frames . Y estoy convencido de que la switch puede mas que mi portatil, muy convencido. Expand

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