Saints Row 2

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Respect system – Variety – Impressive game world
  • PC port isn't very impressive

Saints Row 2 is the second game in the popular (and often wacky) Saints Row series of open world crime adventures. The game released in 2008 for consoles with a Windows release in 2009 and again follows the story of the Third Street Saints gang.


In Saints Row 2 you’ll wake up several years after the incidents in the first game in the Stilwater prison. With the help of a fellow prisoner you are able to escape and return home only to find that your territory has now been claimed by three new gangs.

Players of the previous Saints Row game will instantly recognise Stilwater although the game world has received a significant boost in its size so there are plenty of new areas for players to explore. Your job is once again to help your gang (the Third Street Saints) get rid of rival gangs in the area by completing missions to increase your control over the city.

Just like the original game there is a huge amount of open world gameplay for players who have the freedom to explore the game as they see fit. Driving, melee combat and guns also make a return with very similar mechanics to the original.


In order to advance through the main story line you’ll need to slowly build up your respect points with side missions and mini games. There is no shortage of variety in these tasks so it definitely doesn’t ever feel like you are being forced to complete them for progression. Players can easily boost the amount of respect they gain through style rank which multiples earned respect based on a player’s look and assets.

Saints Row 2 is a worthy successor to the original game and there is no reason for fans to miss this link in the story of the Third Street Saints.


  • Continues the open world adventure of the Third Street Saints.
  • Reclaim your territory from 3 rival gangs.
  • Use plenty of weapons and vehicles to achieve your goal.
  • Great variety in side missions and activities.
  • Boost your respect by looking stylish.



Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on May 7, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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