Saints Row: The Third

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Great open world experience – Plenty of side activities – Unique and wacky
Bad
  • City sometimes feels dead
9

Saints Row: The Third offers a massive open world and a similar game experience to the Grand Theft Auto series. The game was released in November 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Just like in previous games from the Saints Row series players take control of the Third Street Saints in a fictional world. The game offers a huge open world environment along with a mixture of action and adventure, a genre that was made popular by the GTA series.

Players are free explore the city of Steelport  while they complete the main missions to progress the game storyline or take part in the wide variety of side missions to break up the core gameplay. These side missions offer great variety and include mini games, rival gang strongholds, gang battles and much more.

As you advance through the world you’ll collect respect, money, cars and powerful weapons to keep yourself and your gang safe. Decisions that you make regarding rival gangs and missions will also shape the game world around you while also impacting ally availability later in the game which makes every decision feel like an important one to consider (as if you were actually a gang leader).

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Saints Row: The Third is more than just a single player experience though, you can also play co-operatively with another player in missions and side activities (you’ll both get credit for completing them as well).

However, this focus on the co-operative environment means that the game has removed the competitive multiplayer options which may matter to some players.

Summary:

  • Play as a gang leader of the Third Street Saints.
  • Roam a massive game world as you please.
  • Play with friends in the co-operative game mode.
  • A unique and sometimes wacky game experience.
  • Missions that will have you saying ‘WOW’

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on July 14, 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.

1 Comment

  1. Dude it isn’t fun to play with lowered noeotirty from gangs and police cuz I once had the army try to take me down (and succeed) might I add I also had so much noeotirty that the APC was called in with swat and military personnel also I shot enough gang members to get snipers from choppers trying to kill me .I encourage everyone to try it once and see how long you can last and time it, (I got away with ten minutes give or take a couple seconds) also anyone who wants to start a co op campaign

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