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  • Summary: Get with Johnny Gat & Kinzie Kensington as you tear apart Hell in a mission to save the Boss’ soul. Historic icons, old friends, older enemies, a talking gun, a full length musical number and more shenanigans await you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jan 19, 2015
    82
    It will only take you a lazy Sunday afternoon to finish the main campaign elements but the amount of collectibles and items you can level up gives this expansion plenty of wheels. Saints Row fans rejoice as this is a solid purchase for $20 bucks.
  2. Jan 19, 2015
    78
    Interestingly, Gat Out of Hell doesn't really feature traditional story missions. Instead, it tasks you with completing handfuls of side activities for its condemned supporting characters, and triggers cutscenes once you've finished a certain number of them. It's an odd, somewhat repetitive approach, although making side tasks key to story progression does make them feel a lot more worthwhile.
  3. Jan 29, 2015
    70
    Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is a bargain for fans of Saints Row IV. There's less content included, but what is on offer here is good.
  4. Jan 19, 2015
    65
    Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is the Big Mac of games. You know what you’re getting, it’s a bit cheap, you enjoy eating it, you don’t have to chew and an hour later you’ve forgotten all about it. Utterly unchallenging and lacking in fresh ideas, Gat Out of Hell is still capable of making you smile.
  5. Jan 27, 2015
    60
    Gat Out of Hell is the first title in the series for the current generation of consoles, therefore we expected improvements on both, graphics and gameplay. Unfortunately, Gat Out of Hell feels like an expansion, not a brand new title.
  6. Jan 19, 2015
    60
    If you’re looking for a new collection of Saints Row activities in a new setting, Gat out of Hell is just that, so it can be enjoyed if you go in without expecting a significant upgrade to what’s been seen numerous times before in the series.
  7. Jan 26, 2015
    40
    We’ve seen it all before; the bones of the typical Saints Row’s design are creaking under the desire for new experiences.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 4, 2018
    8
    Upon completing the fourth game I found myself wondering just what could possibly be next for the 3rd Street Saints. After kicking butt inUpon completing the fourth game I found myself wondering just what could possibly be next for the 3rd Street Saints. After kicking butt in space, the final frontier, I struggled to see anywhere else developer Volition could take the beloved gangsters turned superheroes. Apparently there was still one place for them to go; hell.

    Given that this is a standalone expansion rather than the next full-fledged entry, it's missing some of the series most notable features. Mainly, character creation and traditional story missions. You play as fan favorite characters Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington. Progression through the brief narrative stages requires completing side-activities scattered throughout the new open-world setting. With the writing having taken something of a hit, Gat Out of Hell is more about the gameplay. You get some new powers and weapons at your disposal (most of which feel exactly like the old ones), but real star of the show is the new flight ability. It takes a while to get used to flying through the air. It wasn't until a handful of upgrades later that I really started to enjoy soaring across the city. Given the nature of the last Saints Row game I was surprised to find it a system that had some restrictions. Even after fully upgrading my angelic appendages I found myself yearning for the game-breaking freedom of Saints Row 4 when it came to taking to the skies.

    This really is just more of the same. The chaotic, destructive action is still a blast and the loop of completion and growth is just as satisfying and addicting as ever. There's nothing quite like watching yourself turn into a unstoppable powerhouse. The new underworld setting is very creative and visually distinct. Aside from being a cool visual aesthetic, hell also gives you plenty of room to stretch your newly acquired wings. Numerous collectibles are scattered across this fire and brimstone version of Steelport that will test your flight capabilities. The game is completely devoid of challenge. With the main campaign being so short, the life of the experience comes from the surprising amount of side-activities and achievements.

    While missing a few of my favorite features, I still found Gat Out of Hell to be a worthy way to return to the world of Saints Row. Things are just as crazy, absurd, and funny as ever. It's just not as fleshed out as my previous excursions with the series. As long as you don't go in expecting Saints Row V you should be fine. This an expansion that continues the gameplay experience from IV. It also serves as something of an epilogue to our adventures with these characters in ways I won't spoil. Suffice to say if you want to have just a little more fun with Volition's wacky gangster series and won't mind the nontraditional approach, then this is a must play.
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  2. Feb 10, 2015
    6
    There really isn't anything wrong with the game itself. It's the same gun gameplay we've come to expect from this series. The real issue isThere really isn't anything wrong with the game itself. It's the same gun gameplay we've come to expect from this series. The real issue is just how short and uneventful it is. 20 dollars is pushing it. You'll finish it off in under 6 hours unless your a hardcore completionist. Not bad. mostly underwhelming. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2016
    3
    Saints Row 3 and 4 are 2 of my favorite games; can"t recommend them highly enough. This is not a standalone game; it is sort of DLC for 4 withSaints Row 3 and 4 are 2 of my favorite games; can"t recommend them highly enough. This is not a standalone game; it is sort of DLC for 4 with little humour, little story (I mean really little) and powers slightly different and vastly inferior to 4. In short, none of the reasons I enjoy SR for are here.....this is a very brief campaign and then just a ton of Achievements to pretend that it was a longer game....very disappointing. Expand
  4. Feb 14, 2015
    0
    If player customization is one of the features that you liked about this series so far, you should avoid this game. There are only two fixedIf player customization is one of the features that you liked about this series so far, you should avoid this game. There are only two fixed protagonists that the game allows you to play as, and you can't customize their outfits or anything else at all. Apart from that, this game mostly recycles content from the previous installment, even the graphics pretty much are the same. This game doesn't cost as much as other titles, but it is still too expensive for pretty much being a DLC sold as an own game. You should wait for a discount if you're still interested in playing this game. Expand