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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: 61 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    100
    Volition has done an excellent job of giving you a place to play and toys to play with, so grab a partner, an SMG, and start making your own stories.
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    91
    It's a soothing respite from GTA's pompous self-seriousness and subtle social commentary, because it never takes itself seriously. Sarcasm aside, SRTT is remarkably adept at balancing Naked Gun-style zaniness with a joyriding celebration of gory headshots, radiant explosions, and consequence-free carjacking.
  3. 90
    A glorious example of how much fun there is to be had when you let rip with both barrels. Screw reality - ridiculous overblown madness like this is exactly why video games are so great. Thanks for justifying our pastime, Volition.
  4. Nov 15, 2011
    85
    Saints Row: The Third does deliver what players are looking for when they purchase the title. It can be said that the developers poured over the game design and completely removed anything that would be considered boring or tedious, and replaced it with pure amoral mayhem.
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    83
    Lackluster side-content notwithstanding, Saints Row: The Third is so crazy and over-the-top that you can't go wrong with this game -- provided that you're the sort that would appreciate the game's knowingly juvenile sense of humor.
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    80
    The Beavis & Butt-Head, Jackass and Jersey Shore of video games is back, and it's just as crazy and tasteless as ever. And in a good way too. Only minor problems with controls and somewhat dated graphics prevents higher grades.
  7. Nov 20, 2011
    50
    For players new to Saints Row, I would imagine the experience to be more positive than mine if for no reason other than sheer novelty. However, as someone who's now been through all three games, the formula and content in The Third is dreadfully stale, and well past its expiration date.

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  1. Negative: 14 out of 172
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    I basically was able to create my own intense 30 min Micheal Bay action sequence in co-op with 5-star STAG and Gang notoriety. It wasI basically was able to create my own intense 30 min Micheal Bay action sequence in co-op with 5-star STAG and Gang notoriety. It was incredible. We weren't even doing anything related to game except simply messing around in world making up our own rules and objectives (get the to airport in tanks). There is no other game that can offer these kinds of experiences, its in a league all of its own, and simply put, the best openworld-SANDBOX game I've ever played. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    10
    Gran juego, divertido y muy entretenido! aunque le faltaria un modo competitivo para darle mas vida al juego, aun asi es 100% recomendable! esGran juego, divertido y muy entretenido! aunque le faltaria un modo competitivo para darle mas vida al juego, aun asi es 100% recomendable! es el tipico juego que no importa que no tenga modo competitivo ya que puedes pasarte horas haciendo las misiones principales y las misiones secundarias, por lo menos a mi se me pasa las horas sin darme cuenta. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    No complaints at all this time around...much improved over the previous. Co-op play is great. Granted, the DLC will get expensive, but I haveNo complaints at all this time around...much improved over the previous. Co-op play is great. Granted, the DLC will get expensive, but I have enough content to keep me easily content for now. Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2013
    8
    Saints Row: The Third takes what could be described as the ‘kitchen sink’ approach to video game design whereby the developers have seeminglySaints Row: The Third takes what could be described as the ‘kitchen sink’ approach to video game design whereby the developers have seemingly thrown every idea they can think off into the mix. For the most part these ideas work and it is rare that you won’t find yourself having at least some degree of fun roaming its open world using all the weapons and vehicles available.

    On the downside there are a few examples of some truly terrible mission design (a trip into a digital world to track down an enemies avatar sticks in my mind), the controls take a bit of getting used to and I encountered minor bugs and glitches on a number of occasions. None of these flaws ruin the overall experience however, particularly when playing the full campaign in co-op with a friend over Xbox Live, making this third installment in the series a worthwhile purchase.
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  5. Nov 20, 2011
    8
    Saints Row the third is undoubtedly the best in the series, the story is exactly what the developers intended it to be, ridiculous, stupidSaints Row the third is undoubtedly the best in the series, the story is exactly what the developers intended it to be, ridiculous, stupid fun. There a lot of parodies/references to other games,movies,pop cultures etc.. Some people complain about the customization being less than SR2 and greatly misguided, i didnt notice anything missing, the characters look much better than SR2 and if you make a female custom they look much better than they did in SR2. The Control scheme see's some changes to more popular shooters(call of duty) because they changed melee to click Right stick (RS), aim in to left trigger (LT) but bennefit the game greatly my only complaint i helicopter driving being just as bad as SR2, the got the gunning right but altitude changing is annoying on face buttons and should be the Left and Right bumpers. Gameplays an 8
    Story gets a 7
    Graphics are 8
    replay Value: 9
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  6. Dec 12, 2012
    7
    This is a fun game, not meant to be taken seriously. One could almost call it a humors take of GTA. It is flawed and far from perfect, butThis is a fun game, not meant to be taken seriously. One could almost call it a humors take of GTA. It is flawed and far from perfect, but it's obvious that it's not trying to be. Clearly the developers were focuses on one theme: A fun over the top gangsta game, in which case they succeeded. Missions are hit & miss. Some are really boring, but then there are those make you go: Holy f*****g s**t! That was f*****g awesome!! It's those amazing moments that make this game stand out from mediocrity. Saints Row the Third is a good game worth a go if you've got nothing better on your plate. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    well well well saints row ermmmmm crap to start with, I thought this game looked really good but I was soooooooo wrong. The game play suckswell well well saints row ermmmmm crap to start with, I thought this game looked really good but I was soooooooo wrong. The game play sucks so boring and stupid, 6 million bullets in ur head and you still live , I find all you do in this game is fight loads of people and get no where. I cannot understand why this poop is so high rated, doesn't the price drop of the game tell you something straight away, im so glad I only borrowed it and never bought it as would of been a complete waste of money, I played this for about 20 mins and I wish I could have that 20 mins of my life back,,,sorry saints fans this SUCKS......... Expand

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