Saints Row the Third Gameplay Looks to be “Over the Top” Fun


This video actually convinced me to become a fan. It’s def over the top, but looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. Open world, GTA / Just Cause 2 type mayhem with crazy costumes… how can you go wrong? In this video, Drew Holmes, the writer for Saints Row: The Third at Volition, Inc., walks us through nearly 8 minutes of open-world game play in the city of Steelport.

“Saints Row: The Third is the most over-the-top, biggest guilty pleasure in gaming, and we’re here to show it off. Drew will talk about many topics in this nearly 8-minute long demo including our updated graphics engine, the brand new city of Steelport, some new weapons, new vehicles, and of course, beating down street peddlers with a giant purple Dildo Bat. Did we also mention you’ll get to see the VTOL and Professor Genki’s Super Ballistic Manapult as well?”

Saints Row the Third is set for a Nov. 15, 2011 release from THQ.


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Jay on June 24th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    I’ve been a fan of the series since the first game. I loved the over-the-top fun. Cheats made it fun as hell as well

  2. #2 by MAINEiac4434 on June 24th, 2011 [ 3494 Points ]

    I cannot wait for this game. SR2 was awesome, but this looks…insane. First day purchase for me. I’m not going to wait to buy SR3 like I did for SR2 (I only purchased it last summer).

  3. #3 by Tosh on June 24th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Never played any of the others, but this look like a fun gaming playground. Like the crazy stuff you can do, lol.

  4. #4 by The_Nmac on June 24th, 2011 [ 47113 Points ]

    I never played the first two. That being said I like the look of the trailer. Should be a good time. However November is a pretty crowded month for games and hopefully Vita’s.

  5. #5 by Ace on June 24th, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

  6. #6 by premiersoupir on June 24th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    I stopped watching after two minutes of the developer trying to impress me with his skills at beating up NPCs. ‘Cause, y’know, that’s what everyone wants in a game: The capability to slap around pedestrians. The game may well be great, but a word of advice to the devs: Make some small effort to capture my attention with your promo materials.

  7. #7 by Zaephen on June 24th, 2011

    I agree the game looks good but I find the gameplay I’m seeing completely tasteless. Completely.

  8. #8 by Captain_CHEETO on June 25th, 2011

    God knows people love sand-box games! This looks like a GTA clone with some bad humor. I hope it will live up to the fans expectations, but the competition is heavy this fall.

  9. #9 by Jay on June 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Zaephen: I agree the game looks good but I find the gameplay I’m seeing completely tasteless.Completely.  

    lol, that’s what makes the series of games so fun :P The games have always been ridiculous, and this game brought that up a few more notches on that front, and I think that’s great. If anyone is expecting any Saint’s Row game to be on the serious or more realistic side, you’ll want to look elsewhere of course, because GTA, even though some of the stuff in those games could be over the top, this is not

  10. #10 by Markus on June 25th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Any word if Saint’s Row 3 will have online play?

  11. #11 by Ace on June 25th, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    Markus: Any word if Saint’s Row 3 will have online play?  

    Co-op is confirmed. No clue about online multiplayer, though.

  12. #12 by Dynojunkee420 on June 25th, 2011 [ 860 Points ]

    What! Madness, I’ve never looked into this game because my friend played it on 360, and not to hate or anything but the graphics on SR1 and SR2 are complete garbage, at least on 360. Although, my friend is a weird Korean guy so it’s possible he could have messed with the settings and just made it look shitty. Because he’s Korean, and can barely see anyway. Only cool thing he ever showed me was, lol, his character looked almost identical to him.

    But, nevertheless, the “over the top” fun in this game is what makes it worth playing, imo. I’m definitely not picking this game up looking for a strategic game, I’m just looking for something humorous and entertaining!

    Honestly though, I’ve never played the game but I do have a hatred for it after watching my friend play this game as I went on to play three or four different game with twice the entertainment in each of them. But yeah, my long lost hatred has subsided after this video. If you’re going to go overboard might as well pick up the sand at the bottom and bring home a souvenir.

  13. #13 by Markus on June 26th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    This game looks like tons of fun

  14. #14 by EdEN on June 26th, 2011 [ 139781 Points ]

    So over the top… it’s good! On my to buy list right now unless they somehow screw things up on the home stretch…

  15. #15 by Pedro on June 27th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Did anybody else feel like the city architecture was a lot similar to San Andreas?

    However, it does seem pretty over the top awesome fun, just the kind of game great to play when you want some mindless fun.


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