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[PS3 Review] Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row has always been one of those franchises where each successive title is more over-the-top than the next, and Saints Row: The Third is no different. In fact, this title takes the ridiculousness to a much higher level than the jump from 1 to 2. It may have been a few months since the game originally released in November, but a hundredth opinion doesn’t hurt, right? With the amount of hype and attention THQ built up for this game, does the title fall short, or does it meet or exceed the expectations?

Back in the prime of the Grand Theft Auto series, open world, sandbox titles (at least as far as action/crime-themed ones go) were referred to as “GTA Clones.” Although this is more of a sensationalist monicker, I’d say this is also the title that would best fit it. It’s not inherently bad, though. Saints Row has a habit of taking things that worked right in GTA games, gave it their own personal touch, and then took them to a higher level. Look at the vehicle customization, for instance. Not a whole lot has changed as far as the Saints Row universe is concerned, but what did GTA have after San Andreas? Nothing.

Anyway, I won’t delve deeper into the comparisons between the two, because that’s not what this is about. Here’s where the review truly begins.

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Free Saints Row 2 with Purchase of Saints Row: The Third

“For all players that purchase Saints Row: The Third on PlayStation 3 and redeem their online pass codes within the next 90 days, they will receive a digital copy of Saints Row 2 (a $19.99 value)… absolutely free!”

What an awesome deal! This game is over the top fun! Expect a review soon.
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Saints Row: The Third New Videos (Pimps and Gimps, Cherished Memories, and a TV add)

Here are some new Saints Row: The Third videos for your amusement.

WARNING: Must be 18 years or older to watch these videos!!

This game is going to be out of control. More videos after the jump.
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Saints Row: The Third – Cherished Memory #4

The warnings in these videos are great!!

“Ah, Steelport, the ultimate escape. Home to sinners, and now, to the Saints. As the Third Street Saints wrestle control of this seedy metropolis from the Syndicate in Saints Row: The Third, we look back on our fondest moments here, from eliminating a gang of ornery, stun gun-toting senior citizens, to skydiving naked into a Syndicate pool party. Sweet, sweet memories.”

“In the fourth Cherished Memory from Steelport, we affix sticky bombs to our co-op partner as he prepares a suicide attack against a gang of friendly Luchadores. Enjoy!”

This game is going to be “out of control”, might just be the understatement of the year.


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