Saints Row 3 Review: Mayhem, Perversion, Fun

Every once in a while, you just want to play a video game that lets you do a bunch of crazy thing. When I say crazy things, I mean causing a whole lot of nonsense in the digital world. Saints Row: the Third knows that’s what you want and caters to it. It’s a game that deliberately throws all kinds of perverted humor in your face and allows you cause uncanny mayhem just for the sake of fun. But enough about that; let me explain why Saints Row 3 is fun.

Saints Row 3 puts you in the shoes of the Boss, the leader (who is male or female, depending on your choice) of a gang called the 3rd Street Saints. The Saints are big celebrities; having their own merchandise and a movie deal in the works. This all changes, however, when the gang attempts to rob a bank owned by a crime organization called the Syndicate. After escaping the clutches of the Syndicate, the boss and his friends find themselves in the Syndicate controlled city of Steelport. Not willing to be pushed around the Syndicate, the Saints decide to takeover Steelport and bring the Syndicate down.

Since Saints Row 3 is a sandbox game, you will spend most of their time roaming the city of Steelport. To advance the story, players must complete missions which involve them doing different tasks to take down the Syndicate. Doing missions not only advances the story, but gives you rewards as well; such as new weapons, vehicles, or activities to participate in. Speaking of activities, there are a wide variety of things you can do in addition to missions. Some of these things involve committing insurance fraud, doing some drug trafficking , and even rescuing hookers from pimps. Completing activities rewards you with cash and respect, which is used to buy upgrades and perks for your character (such as extra health or unlimited ammo).

In addition to letting you cause great amounts of mayhem, Saints Row 3 offers a nice deal of customization. Players can create their character; choosing not only their gender and looks, but their voice and animations as well. You can purchase apparel in various shops in Steelport and even get plastic surgery if you want to change your character’s look. Saints Row 3 allows you to share your character online and download characters other players have created. Aside from customizing your character, you can customize your vehicles, your hideouts, and even the look of your gang.

Roaming the streets of Steelport can be fun, but it can be even more fun with a friend! Saints Row 3 features a co-op mode that allows you to play with another friend. Players can team up and cause all kinds of commotion in the game. Activities can be completed by working together, and you both will earn rewards for doing so. Mission can also be done together, but only the host progresses in the story. If the players want to, they can split up and do their own thing the game world. The downside to co-op mode is that only two people can play with each other at a time, but at least it’s better than nothing.

Despite the outrageous fun it has to offer, Saints Row 3 does have its flaws. The story is rather disappointing compared to previous installments in the Saints Row franchise. It starts out strong but ends up falling really short. There is a real lack of build up to the climax, which itself is somewhat of a letdown. The missions can be repetitive too; but they’re still fun thankfully.

In the end, Saints Row 3 is a fun game that mix outrageous gameplay with wild, perverted humor. You’ll have a blast causing all sorts of mayhem and destruction across Steelport. This may not be the best narrative you‘ll experience, but it will certainly take you for a ride if you let it. If you’re looking to unwind and let off some steam, Saints Row 3 may be the game for you.

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