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  • Summary: The Saints have ankled from the crackhouse to the White House—but the Earth has been invaded and it’s your responsibility to free the world from Overlord Zinyak and his alien force. With homies new and old by your side, and an arsenal of superpowers and exotic weapons, you must save the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Aug 14, 2013
    94
    A game that is rich and deep with personality and unmatched ridiculousness. Saints Row IV is exactly what I needed this summer. It takes everything that I love about sandbox style gaming and makes it better.
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    Volition did something it seems few developers are brave enough to do at this point: They were willing to reinvent the Saints Row series instead of just reiterating on it. The result is a game that I had an absolute blast with from beginning to end, but also one that—due to the escalation it exhibits—left me dumbfounded on what they’ll offer as a follow-up.
  3. 90
    It's all worth it...for the unbridled fun of wreaking havoc at high speeds and experiencing the laughs and unexpected emotional highs of Saints Row IV's storyline. Simultaneously more and less impressive than SR3, it's not quite the highest point the series has reached, but it's nonetheless a satisfyingly explosive send-off for the Saints.
  4. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Sure, I wasn't always comfortable playing Saints Row IV these past few days with guests in my home. But work is work, and even though I'd talk to them about Journey and the like to explain my work as a video games critic, a serious part of me was secretly enjoying every last bit of silliness and bad taste Saints Row IV had to offer. And there's a massive amount of that in the game, which is as fun as it is completely and utterly stupid.
  5. Sep 7, 2013
    80
    Once hits its stride, Saints Row IV is a pleasure to try and keep up with. Its relentless insanity will occasionally tire, but its in these moments you can appreciate the smarter elements. Despite everything, this is a more mature game than its predecessors.
  6. Aug 28, 2013
    78
    Even with the screen tearing and sporadic glitches, unimpressive graphics, generic and forgettable antagonist and over-powered abilities, I have to admit, I couldn’t get enough of Saints Row IV, once it hit stride.
  7. Aug 26, 2013
    70
    Unsophisticated and sloppily made but there’s a heart of gold beneath the game’s erratic exterior, as it successfully skewers some of gaming’s more pompous franchises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 79
  2. Negative: 12 out of 79
  1. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    This game is just pure fun. I had only one problem with Saints Row: The Third: I felt like it was too slow. With the inclusion of super powersThis game is just pure fun. I had only one problem with Saints Row: The Third: I felt like it was too slow. With the inclusion of super powers in Saints Row IV, the pace has drastically increased and I find myself giddy while playing it, because it is literally everything I had hoped for from this game. I would heavily suggest this game if you enjoyed Prototype or Crackdown, because I feel it is more fun than both of them combined!

    Also, while I think that this game probably deserves a 8, I am giving it a 10, because no game deserves a rating of 0.
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  2. Sep 2, 2013
    10
    Although the game is graphically rough and buggy, I still loved playing through it with my brother. It's pure fun, and is chocked full ofAlthough the game is graphically rough and buggy, I still loved playing through it with my brother. It's pure fun, and is chocked full of laughs, if you're into toilet humor. The story is wild, and unpredictable, plus the direction the game took was unlike anything I've seen before. I'd highly recommend this game to people who want a good time especially if they have someone else to play and laugh with. Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2016
    9
    After a long bad day everything you need is some 80's Rock and superpowers.Sharp writing and fun plot.If you are looking for a serious gameAfter a long bad day everything you need is some 80's Rock and superpowers.Sharp writing and fun plot.If you are looking for a serious game this is not it.I love frickin everything about it. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2013
    8
    The game is basically saints row 3 with a little more to do and super powers... and i am fine with that. The gameplay is fun, the story isThe game is basically saints row 3 with a little more to do and super powers... and i am fine with that. The gameplay is fun, the story is compelling, and GAT is back! Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2014
    7
    Why.WHY!WWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i loved saints row 2 and 1, but when you get crazyer than SAINT ROW 3...I don't know
    Why.WHY!WWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i loved saints row 2 and 1, but when you get crazyer than SAINT ROW 3...I don't know what to say to that.
    the game in itself is good,kind of ripping of prototype,but I can forgive that because there is many things setting it apart from prototype.the controls feel nice and rarely do i find problems with that.super powers are well balanced and weapons are very fun to use.the city of steelport,however, is not fun to play in.the map was bad in sr3,so why use it again.oh, and no zombies...yeah.the game also tries to keep its distance from sr1 and 2.Why,because those games were better,which means they should be forgotten of out of fear you will hate sr4,which i am.customization on sr3 and 4 is much more limited compared with sr 2 and even 1.instead of undershirts,overshirts,and coats, we get upper body.NO!!!!!
    I don't want to look stupid if I dont want to.I do like dressing silly, but not always.
    also sr1 and 2 were gangster games,sr3 is a gang parody, and sr4 is a sci fi game.Why?because people will by saints row, but a new ip may not be liked.i perfer sr1 and to by a lot,but sr 4 is not as good as a saints row game...but as a different game,not having to do with the saints row franchies ,it is great. controls feel good and every thing runs smooth.I don't know what the fps is but my guess is 60 fps most of the time.the game isn't exactly ugly,though not winning any awards.though most of the time you will see lots and lots of blue.There is a huge verity in weapons.over all, the game is good.Not as good as sr1 and 2,but still descent as its own thing.not the best game 2013 by a lot.i recommend this game to tps lovers,sandbox lovers,and sr 3 fans.if you loved sr 1 and 2,you'll hate the game,and i hate it too,but the game is fun.you should only hate it compared to sr2 and 1.it may be limited in customization and story(which i wont spoil),but the game is still fun.
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  6. May 22, 2019
    6
    Saints Row IV kind of took the core idea of the Saints Row series and kind of threw it all away besides the wacky part.
  7. Dec 5, 2015
    0
    DLC of Saints row 3.This game sucks that has ruined the saga.It is totally absurd, it does not make sense. It looks like a **** dlc. $ 70DLC of Saints row 3.This game sucks that has ruined the saga.It is totally absurd, it does not make sense. It looks like a **** dlc. $ 70 invested worst of my life Expand

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