Rated 10 out of 10
by DrBradish Awesome
I wanted to get Grand Theft Auto but since it has inappropriate content in it, my parents wouldn't let me. Since this is similar but does not have inappropriate content, I got this instead. It turns out this game is BETTER than Grand Theft Auto IV, so play it. Now. Right now.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Alderaan WARNING: Do not purchase on PS3!
A few months back, I purchased Saints Row 2 on the Playstation store, as it was only $12 for the Ultimate Edition. But to my dismay, it had an issue... the weapon inventory doesn't open properly. It either wouldn't open at all, or it would close before I could select a weapon. Fortunately, I was given a one time refund from Sony. I decided to buy a physical copy of the game, hoping it would be different... and boy was I wrong. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game, ignoring the update, and starting again, but the issue still consisted. I own SR2 on Xbox 360 as well, and it has no issues whatsoever. If you own both consoles, buy it on Xbox 360 rather than PS3. The PS3 version doesn't include trophies, anyways.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SatchelUsage Awesome game
I have never been much of a GTA fan, in fact, the only GTA game i really ever liked was GTA4. But now that ive played Saints row 2, im not even interested in playing GTA4 anymore. in Saints Row 2, everything is better. The graphics, gameplay, controls, storyline and even the weapons are better. I've been told that this game is repulsive, mostly by people who dont approve of games that encourage needless violence. I love this game, im not 18 yet but who cares. the 1st time i played this game i thought "wow" and i played for hours a day until i finally completed it, and even now i am still trying to complete all of the activities. Thats one of the good things about this game, even when you complete the main storyline, it never gets boring. You can still go around doing pointless but fun stuff. The weapons are amazing, chainsaws, automatic shotguns, dual weilding uzis, sniper rifles and RPGs. And theres aven a secret motorcycle that can defy gravity and ride up the side of ANY building in the game. i would recomend this game to any1 who likes GTA.
Rated 8 out of 10 by nemesisfan good game but not as good or fun as gta
as the headline says this is a good game but gta 4 is better. even though graphics don't make a game fun the graphics look like san andreas. you'll get to create your own unique look for your gangster. you'll have things to do other then the main storyline missions. the story starts of fin a prison you have to break out. the controls i gave a 7 out of 10 just because i don't like how the aiming while driving works can't look behind you like in gta games to see if anybody is coming up on you for like cops. it has a good sound track. the controls awkwardness shouldn't turn you away from getting this game. so far the story is good. i just got this yetserday. the sound is good. the animation which i think has nothing to do with graphics are good. like oyu hit a person walking they'll flip and stuff cus of the ragdoll physics. gta is still better then saints row 2 but if you want another fun game then get this.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Wazz Definitely One of The Best...
When this game first came out, I was a little skeptical about getting it. I never played the first one and all my friends who had, said that it wasn't worth buying a 360 for. Anyways, I decided to wait until SR2 got to a cheaper price, so if I didn't like it, I would be able to A. return it or B. Not blow $60 on a game that would most likely only get me $20 trade in. To be honest, I would have gladly paid the $60 for this game. It's hilarious, fun, and just down right brutal. I love it, it far surpasses GTA, maybe not graphically, but I like this a lot more. It's kinda like a parody of a parody. GTA makes fun of real life, and SR2 makes fun of GTA. The character creation is what had me sold. I personally love being able to express myself in a video game by creating myself or anyone I want. But the gameplay and the story, just everything about the game is outstanding! I'll admit, I wish the story could have gone on longer, but then again, all good things must come to an end. I HIGHLY recommend buying this. If you are a fan of GTA, SR, or just in the mood for a Sandbox Gang Game. =]
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shock211 Excellent Game
I have to admit that this game is better than GTA IV. it has a more in depth story and you can basically do whatever you want in this game. I also like the character customization which was more advanced than the previous game and in this game, your character talks (unlike the previous game your character was a mute). There is also more weapons such as chainsaws, and improvisational weapons such as news paper dispenders, fire hydrants, and much much more. (this is why it is better than GTA IV and Saints Row 1 because there is limitless freedom. However after you beat the game, there isn't that much to do because you would be doing whatever you want. You can also do diversions such as be an EMT, Taxi driver, pimp and even hostage and store holdups. Its this fun because they actually score you for the stuff that you do. In a nutshell, I recommend that you buy this game
Rated 10 out of 10 by Carnage1215 Awesome game
this game is really fun. i cant compare it to gta 4, but its really fun. the soundtrack is great, and the storyline is unique for each gang. i've put off entire games to beat this one, and im on my last gang. the only thing wrong is that driving and shooting is hard, unless someone else is driving. one thing i really like about this game is the cheats. the graphics remind me of a ps2, though, and there are too many technical problems. the storyline is awesome, and the kills are kinda cruel. the activities are really fun, and usually offer as a break from the mayhem, even though they consist of causing as much destruction as possible, deliberately hurting yourself, and many others. also, the customization is awesome! you can buy lots of cribs, buy lots of cars, clothes, weapons, you can even buy food. to summarize, this game is a great gta alternative.
Rated 9 out of 10 by DeedxOnXweed Best Sandbox Game EVAR!
I'm a huge fan of free roaming sandbox games, so when I heard of this, I just had to pick it up. And as soon as I put the disc into my PS3, I didn't put down the controller for the next 5 hours. This game is BEAST! You can do just about everything you could do in GTA, but more. You can fly UFO's, snipe people from buildings, drive flaming ATV's, throw people into rivers, drive boats, cars, planes, etc. and SO MUCH MORE! Graphically, it isn't as good as GTA, but graphics mean nothing in Saints Row, cause the gameplay towers over GTA any day. The campaign is pretty descent, although I prefer GTA's story mode, and my only complaint about this game is their physics engine. I can ram a car into a wall at 120mph, but when I back away, there's hardly ANY damage on my car, and even though that doesn't really effect the gamplay by much, I really enjoy causing massive crashes and surveying the damage, which Saints Row 2 lacks. So that really annoys me at times. But, other than that this is one of the best free roaming/sandbox based games I've EVER played and for a cheap, low price of $12.99, I highly reccomend you pick this game up. :D
Rated 7 out of 10 by sportfan15 My first Saints Row game
I bought this game with pretty goods thoughts after watching the gameplay on YouTube. I got the game and played it like maybe a hour later or whatever I don't really know. Anyway, this game is no GTA. It was the GTA feel to it but not the same. You have different gangs. You have different cars and there are bikes. The roads seem very stable but not much room in some places so far. GTA has a lot more room to drive. With the gangs they come after you right away which I don't like. Cause you have a mission to do within like a 4:00 min. Time frame and they either total your car or the kill you or most of all it's both. So if you can handle all the annoying things in the game then good for you. I need to practice the game maybe. Don't get me wrong the game is good but not easy. So if you what a game like GTA this would be it. Good game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by chrisman100 Saint's row 2 : Great game.
Saint's Row 2 is one of the best game I have ever played. The liberty you have is comparative to GTA 4 but here you have even more. This game has activities and diversions very fun and it has levels so it's challenging. The storyline is great, it's about the rivalery of the different gangs in that huge city and you as member of The Saint's try to take over your power which was lost... The graphics are very good. You can customize your look by choosing from as many as 4 races, size, look, etc. The missions you are sent on become more and more challenging as you advance the game. Most of the missions help contribute to your gang more power. This game ressembles GTA 4 but finds a way to beat GTA 4. I own both games and I often choose this one instead of the classic title GTA. Saint's Row is the new GTA improved.