Saints Row 2 Review
- Posted October 26th, 2008 at 16:10 EDT by
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Saints Row 2 isn’t Grand Theft Auto, but that's a good thing. With strong replayability and wacky mini-games, the game will remain relevant for months down the road.
- Brilliant online co-op
- Excellent character customization
- Mini-games keep you coming back for more
- Disappointing friendly AI
- Framerate hiccups and poor collision detection
- Random freezing problems
(continued from previous page) ...of the spectrum. Don't let that concern you too much though, as the visuals go hand-in-hand with the over-the-top play style. Meanwhile, the sound effects that are far more impressive. Explosions and gunfire help make the experience feel more legitimate, and the soundtrack, though small, isn’t going to irritate you after long gaming sessions.
Saints Row 2 won't receive 10s across the board like its comparative counterpart, but it will give gamers the opportunity to enjoy an open-world title that doesn’t become stale within a couple of weeks. With the inclusion of entertaining mini-games and an online co-op worthy of your time, Saints Row 2 shines through the cracks of a release calendar that includes titles like LittleBigPlanet and Far Cry 2. THQ and Volition have delivered a title that deserves a home in any gamer’s library.
- 12:31pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
I wouldn't say its the greatest game but it does look fair.
- 12:33pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
i would give it a 8.8 even though i still prefer GTA over saints row. GTA has its own magnet that atracts people to it
- 1:03pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
X-Man Sucks M$ Balls
- 1:45pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
have rented this game, was playing for 10 minutes, thats all
it deserves no more than 6, its one of the worst games i have ever played
do not recommend
- 1:54pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
I didnt like it
- 2:43pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
Uhg man. Why did i buy this game. Its a rental and no way better than GTA4. 15 mins playing this cartoonish jiggering camera angle game. The Godfather game is better than this.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 2:44pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
i bought it and returned it the next day, i give it a 4! lol i said to the gamestop employye. "it sucked really bad, the graphics were so horrible i thought i was playing a ps2 game and there was no damage to vehicals. i'm getting little big planet instead tomorrow. don't buy saints row 2!! maybe saints row 3 will be better nbut, highly doubt it! when i was playing it, i wanted to pop in GTAIV instead.
- 3:05pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
I loved this game! Its the fun that GTA IV didn't have. I know GTA IV was more gritty and realistic, but it kinda took the fun out of it. I give this game a solid 8.8.
- 3:09pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
"- Random freezing problems" ???
I have played SR2 in 11h and i have NEVER hade any "- Random freezing problems"
- 3:32pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
hmm alot of the cons seem like they could be fixed with a patch
- 4:40pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
You don't ever play a game for 10 minutes then return it. I hated Warhawk for the longest time, but now you couldn't pay me to get rid of it.
- 6:51pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
I wouldnt give this game more than a 7, PSU is being nice.
- 7:16pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
Errr i dunno guyz. Seriously the fun factor of this game is 10 times better than gta. When i started this, i was like: EW god!!! now i praise GTA4 for its graphics compared to that crap.... BUT they are not so bad that it was going to stop me from playing. And Believe me the gameplay is WAY more fun than GTA4... Its like all the stuff GTA took out of their game (because they focused on graphics and on porting and on realism.... ) is now in Saints Row 2. Heck you don't have to play with a dirty ruffian comming from a dump. You can make your character ( OK the characters arent all that pretty and the girls have banana boobs) BUT you still feel more like ITS you playing and you have loads of fun!!!
Saints Row 2 went more for an Arcade//Fun direction. While GTA regressed in everything but graphics.... lol
So give this game more than 10 mins GOD I LOVE going around and beein on fire on an ATV making everything around ME GO BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
- 7:22pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
you want realism play GTA IV, you want to have a blast play Saints Row 2, and that's the bottom line!!!
- 8:27pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
My review- 1,000,000 out of 10!!!!
- 8:28pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
Graphics are overrated. The most important thing in a game is game play, then story, and finally, graphics.
- 8:46pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
LOL AT THIS GAME HAHA ( lame game i had 1st one still cr*P ) never will buy it
- 9:40pm EDT - October 26th, 2008
I agree the first one was pretty crappy. But this game is great. Its a blast. Alot of fun customisation and a heck of a whole lot of minigames. Those of you who say the opposite just didnt play it more than 10mins or you just looked at other comments to make your opinion. Or you just didnt give it a try since its a gta rip off lol. But hey. Who cares if its a rip off... Sry but since GTA4... the GTA franchise died for me... That game was so lame. I felt like we regressed in terms of the number of things we could do since last gen. Like WTF i dont want a GTA girlfriend with some dood always calling me to date his freaking sister!!!! Id rather have a katana and leanr alot of fighting styles... enter fight clubs... do crazy races.... flight helicopters and planes with nice controls and a good targeting system for the missiles, and so much more.... Its like this : GTA4 took GTA3 downgraded the environement to focus on smaller stuff for great graphics and took out alot of elements AND added some annoying ones (like the freaking girlfriend crap and online dating... wtf) And saints row 2 just took off from GTA3 and made it more arcade with more features for more fun. OK the graphics dont compare and the story isnt serious BUT its so much MORE fun. Theres so much to do. Dont talk crap about this game without REALLY having played it. The only reason you could hate it is because ur a graphics maniac and cant play games that dont look the best they could on that system. But then you wouldnt like games like disgaea 3 or nice Jrpgs that are just so nice because the gameplay is lotsa fun. Just like this game but in another way lol. --_-- Neway if you enjoy killing stuff with blood and realism while keeping an arcade feel. This game is for you. Dont listen to all the talk trash. Rent it and see for yourself lol.
- 3:32am EDT - October 27th, 2008
mix of realism & arcada. (still playing from beggining again)
- 3:32am EDT - October 27th, 2008
I been playing this game non stop since it came out and haven't noticed any freezing or A.I. issues. But anyway if people would just stop drinking the kool aid and actually play the game, you'll probably prefer it over any other in the genre.
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