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  1. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    There's some uneven bits but Saints Row IV captures what video games should be or at least strive to be: Fun. And that exuberance of playing around in a big sandbox with almost no limits placed on the player while spinning an entertaining yarn that fully acknowledges that it's a game should put Saints Row IV on a lot of Game of Year lists.
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    A fantastic game, keeping up the series' tradition of giving players a wide open world and the tools to go absolutely bonkers within it. It's hilarious, it's action-packed, and most of all, its fun to play.
  3. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    I found its story to be genuinely engrossing as it involves much more than eliminating street gangs and taking out the leader of an international crime syndicate. Saints Row IV is a long game as well, taking me close to fourteen hours to finish (and I still had a large number of side quests and Diversions to complete).
  4. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    Every single thing in Saints Row 4 is worth doing, which is a huge accomplishment on its own, but its story missions in particular are inventive, hilariously unexpected examples of truly inspired game design.
  5. Aug 14, 2013
    95
    What I love most about IV is how it puts the player first -- absolutely every new feature and ability gifted to the player seems designed purely to make the game more convenient to enjoy, and more fun to play.
  6. Aug 14, 2013
    93
    Midway through the game, one characters asks The Boss “you’re easily bored, aren’t you?”, to which the boss says “I don’t know, I’m too busy being awesome to notice.” Saints Row IV is all at once puerile, profane and touching, but mainly, it’s too busy being awesome for you to ever get bored.
  7. Aug 15, 2013
    90
    Saints Row IV jacks up the action, pumps up the silly, but above all, doesn’t lose sight of what makes a game play superbly, and that, Mr President, is how you make an awesome video game.
  8. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    Saints Row IV is an incredible achievement in the sub-genre of super power action.
  9. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    I'm not going to even attempt to suggest that Saints Row IV is some kind of video-game-defining-moment or whatever, but at least for this generation, we might have found the best example yet of a big-budget developer doing whatever the hell they want and rather than being generally criticized for what doesn't work, being celebrated by newcomers and fans alike for what does.
  10. 90
    The entire time I was playing Saints Row IV, I found myself constantly thinking "It would be totally awesome if..." and then the game would do that awesome thing before I could finish my thought.
  11. 90
    Even if you don’t have someone to play co-op with, this is an absolutely captivating experience from start to finish. Whether it’s taking on hordes of endless alien invaders or driving around with your homies, Saints Row IV is just pure, unadulterated fun.
  12. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    It might not have the sheen of Grand Theft Auto, but Saints Row IV is both gloriously stupid and stupidly good.
  13. Aug 14, 2013
    86
    This game was built as an homage to the history of gaming. Sure it’s derivative. Sure it leans heavily on shallow and easy humor. Sure it borrows unrelentingly and unabashedly from any source Volition could pry into the product. Somehow all of that comes together to create a game that is fun, hilarious, addictive, and demands that you find every single collectable possible.
  14. Aug 14, 2013
    85
    Saints Row IV is for video games what Epic Meal Time is for food. It's crude, vulgar and exaggerated, yet so absurd and insanely crazy that you will still desire to devour it.
  15. Aug 14, 2013
    85
    It represents a genre that I can not praise too often: the parody games! Just the Mass Effect allusions are worth gold.
  16. Aug 14, 2013
    85
    Saints Row IV doesn't excel in terms of gameplay, but it hits a home run in terms of fun and laughter. The plot is both absurd and beautiful and the activities are so varied that one can easily forgive its faults. If you want a sandbox and you don't take yourself too seriously, Saints Row IV is a game you don't want to miss.
  17. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    We think there's a story in there somewhere. Saints Row IV is weird. Too weird, in fact. And we love it for that exact reason.
  18. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  19. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    There are times when Saints Row IV feels like the greatest super hero game ever made and there are times when it feels paralyzed by all of its power. Even when Saints Row IV retreats into molds it’s perfectly equipped to destroy, it’s always operating under the some of the most ridiculous and hilarious context seen in a videogame.
  20. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Unsurprisingly goofy--but it also just happens to be one of the greatest superhero games ever made.
  21. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Saints Row 4 does not innovate nor break new ground. What it does do is reinvigorate a simple idea often lost in the race for cinematic showboating: having fun.
  22. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    The game is packed with some great moments that subvert the open-world crime genre even further than SR3 did, it's funny, and its references aren't just lazily tossed off, they're earned. You'll feel like you've played some of this before, but if you're at all interested in Saints Row's brand of weird, it's absolutely vital.
  23. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    One thing’s for sure: it’s the one we’ve been waiting to play.
  24. Aug 14, 2013
    78
    With this fourth chapter, Saints Row has partially lost its identity. It's still fun, at times, but aliens, virtual reality and superpowers ultimately impact not only the gameplay, but also the overall spirit of the saga itself, as the feeling of being part of a criminal gang is utterly gone.
  25. Aug 14, 2013
    75
    The simulated city of Steelport doesn't offer deep gameplay or the most satisfying challenge, but it is a great place to mess around.
  26. Aug 14, 2013
    73
    Its appeal is shortened by the ludicrous speed at which we can zip across it and grow tired of its lack of challenge.
  27. Aug 14, 2013
    70
    The Saints Row saga can still be considered the most debauched franchise that lovers of free roamers could dream of. It has some good new ideas and the same shortcomings of the previous game, but it's a funny game nonetheless.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/saints-row-iv/critic-reviews



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Very deserving.

Really enjoyed SR The Third - got the 2nd game recently and will get the 4th in the future.

Shame that the first one is Xbox360 exclusive and not on PC T_T.

pezus said:
  1. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    There's some uneven bits but Saints Row IV captures what video games should be or at least strive to be: Fun. And that exuberance of playing around in a big sandbox with almost no limits placed on the player while spinning an entertaining yarn that fully acknowledges that it's a game should put Saints Row IV on a lot of Game of Year lists.
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    A fantastic game, keeping up the series' tradition of giving players a wide open world and the tools to go absolutely bonkers within it. It's hilarious, it's action-packed, and most of all, its fun to play.
  3. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    I found its story to be genuinely engrossing as it involves much more than eliminating street gangs and taking out the leader of an international crime syndicate. Saints Row IV is a long game as well, taking me close to fourteen hours to finish (and I still had a large number of side quests and Diversions to complete).
  4. Aug 14, 2013
    100
    Every single thing in Saints Row 4 is worth doing, which is a huge accomplishment on its own, but its story missions in particular are inventive, hilariously unexpected examples of truly inspired game design.
  5. Aug 14, 2013
    95
    What I love most about IV is how it puts the player first -- absolutely every new feature and ability gifted to the player seems designed purely to make the game more convenient to enjoy, and more fun to play.
  6. Aug 14, 2013
    93
    Midway through the game, one characters asks The Boss “you’re easily bored, aren’t you?”, to which the boss says “I don’t know, I’m too busy being awesome to notice.” Saints Row IV is all at once puerile, profane and touching, but mainly, it’s too busy being awesome for you to ever get bored.
  7. Aug 15, 2013
    90
    Saints Row IV jacks up the action, pumps up the silly, but above all, doesn’t lose sight of what makes a game play superbly, and that, Mr President, is how you make an awesome video game.
  8. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    Saints Row IV is an incredible achievement in the sub-genre of super power action.
  9. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    I'm not going to even attempt to suggest that Saints Row IV is some kind of video-game-defining-moment or whatever, but at least for this generation, we might have found the best example yet of a big-budget developer doing whatever the hell they want and rather than being generally criticized for what doesn't work, being celebrated by newcomers and fans alike for what does.
  10. 90
    The entire time I was playing Saints Row IV, I found myself constantly thinking "It would be totally awesome if..." and then the game would do that awesome thing before I could finish my thought.
  11. 90
    Even if you don’t have someone to play co-op with, this is an absolutely captivating experience from start to finish. Whether it’s taking on hordes of endless alien invaders or driving around with your homies, Saints Row IV is just pure, unadulterated fun.
  12. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    It might not have the sheen of Grand Theft Auto, but Saints Row IV is both gloriously stupid and stupidly good.
  13. Aug 14, 2013
    86
    This game was built as an homage to the history of gaming. Sure it’s derivative. Sure it leans heavily on shallow and easy humor. Sure it borrows unrelentingly and unabashedly from any source Volition could pry into the product. Somehow all of that comes together to create a game that is fun, hilarious, addictive, and demands that you find every single collectable possible.
  14. Aug 14, 2013
    85
    Saints Row IV is for video games what Epic Meal Time is for food. It's crude, vulgar and exaggerated, yet so absurd and insanely crazy that you will still desire to devour it.
  15. Aug 14, 2013
    85
    It represents a genre that I can not praise too often: the parody games! Just the Mass Effect allusions are worth gold.
  16. Aug 14, 2013
    85
    Saints Row IV doesn't excel in terms of gameplay, but it hits a home run in terms of fun and laughter. The plot is both absurd and beautiful and the activities are so varied that one can easily forgive its faults. If you want a sandbox and you don't take yourself too seriously, Saints Row IV is a game you don't want to miss.
  17. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    We think there's a story in there somewhere. Saints Row IV is weird. Too weird, in fact. And we love it for that exact reason.
  18. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  19. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    There are times when Saints Row IV feels like the greatest super hero game ever made and there are times when it feels paralyzed by all of its power. Even when Saints Row IV retreats into molds it’s perfectly equipped to destroy, it’s always operating under the some of the most ridiculous and hilarious context seen in a videogame.
  20. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Unsurprisingly goofy--but it also just happens to be one of the greatest superhero games ever made.
  21. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Saints Row 4 does not innovate nor break new ground. What it does do is reinvigorate a simple idea often lost in the race for cinematic showboating: having fun.
  22. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    The game is packed with some great moments that subvert the open-world crime genre even further than SR3 did, it's funny, and its references aren't just lazily tossed off, they're earned. You'll feel like you've played some of this before, but if you're at all interested in Saints Row's brand of weird, it's absolutely vital.
  23. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    One thing’s for sure: it’s the one we’ve been waiting to play.
  24. Aug 14, 2013
    78
    With this fourth chapter, Saints Row has partially lost its identity. It's still fun, at times, but aliens, virtual reality and superpowers ultimately impact not only the gameplay, but also the overall spirit of the saga itself, as the feeling of being part of a criminal gang is utterly gone.
  25. Aug 14, 2013
    75
    The simulated city of Steelport doesn't offer deep gameplay or the most satisfying challenge, but it is a great place to mess around.
  26. Aug 14, 2013
    73
    Its appeal is shortened by the ludicrous speed at which we can zip across it and grow tired of its lack of challenge.
  27. Aug 14, 2013
    70
    The Saints Row saga can still be considered the most debauched franchise that lovers of free roamers could dream of. It has some good new ideas and the same shortcomings of the previous game, but it's a funny game nonetheless.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/saints-row-iv/critic-reviews

Not really sure why they're even comparable at this point.



i plaeyd saints 3 free in psplus 2 hours. I think it does not have 1/10 of a gta quality

Really enjoyed SR3, will pre-order SR4 soon (dat 10% price-cut on Steam :D)

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No..."it's good but it's not right."

PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?

I'm actually surprised the game was recieved so well.



i am late to the SR3 game, but im loving it. I am kinda sitting back on this one though, seems from what i have read alot like force unleashed 2 where homeboy is just OP and makes the game kinda boring and repetitive, i may wait for some DLC and patches. I am interested in reading what others have to say though but much has been the same across the board so far.

oh well steam will have it on sale at the end of the year, i will pick it up then for sure.

Get your politics out of video games! Your politics suck like your game. WTF happened to just having fun!? Leave the propaganda home.

to me saints row is a much better series, GTA has become way too serious for my taste.
I like the over top themes of saints row and i look forward to playing SR4

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It may be a good game but I gave up on the series after part three. Because now it's nothing like it was at first and its humor is horrible now. Good thing GTA 5 is coming out.