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Saints Row: The Third

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The Games Of Christmas ’11: Day Nine

Christmas, as we all know, is a time for stealing. Wait, taking? Giving? I forget. It's also a time for building up toward for a ridiculously long time, leading to features that you even have to write on your day off. Not that I'm bitter. I'm not bitter. I'm bitter. So what's behind the door today, children? Oh, you've already clicked, haven't you?

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Saints Row: The Third Knows All Our Sins

Despite its grotesquely high bodycount and the horrible and humiliating ways in which it rises, the utter absurdity of Saints Row: The Third makes it one of the silliest games of this or any other year. In celebration of the ludicrous actions that the inhabitants of Steelport are performing, Volition have added a map with a live feed of actions across the city to the…

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Is 2011 The Year Of Game World Exploration?

This year has been unusually rich in the kind of game that I most enjoy: those that are open-ended, or provide a sandbox world for me to mess about in. We usually get a couple of these every year, but in 2011 we seem to have run into a minor bounty of the open stuff, which is good news for explorers and meanderers alike. I've…

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Saints Row – The Third review

Having completed Saints Row: The Third, I'm the Earth's most qualified person to tell you all about it. Having already detailed a great many elements of the game in two recent previews, below I take on the task of explaining why such an excessively immature game is in fact quite so very mature. The game is out tomorrow in the Americas, before a team of…

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Hands On – Saints Row The Third, Part Two

Following on from my more general preview of Saints Row: The Third, this time I want to tell you about a few specifics. Some of the game's more "esoteric" early moments. (And there are so very many more later on, that it would be a crime to reveal.) Here's some more of what you can expect when the game comes out next week. This is…

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Prof Genki’s Super Ethical Reality Climax

My fingers are shaking I type this. I'm not sure exactly what I'm posting, other than it's a surreal advert for Saint's Row: The Third. I have a vague fear that it might be attempting to subliminally control me, but I feel fine so far. Anyway, I showed it to John and he demanded we share it with you. And that everyone buys 12 copies…

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Hands On – Saints Row: The Third

What are you expecting from Saints Row: The Third? From the promotional material so far, it's probably an awful lot. They're promising the moon. I've had a good long play of the early stages of what's obviously a huge game, so I'm beginning to get an idea of quite how it's balancing it all.

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Saints Row: The Third Features Farts

The latest trailer for Saints Row: The Third once again impresses upon us quite how outlandish the game is aiming to be. A game I've been playing all this week, and will bring you some thoughts on in an hour. But in the meantime, take a look at the barrage of nonsense that's being crammed in there. Including, oddly, one scene that breaks the rules…

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The Real Battlefield Has Purple Dildos

Saints Row The Third - a game that has been distilled from the boiled nightmares of Daily Mail readers - fears nothing in its ambition to mock and satirise the whole of existence. The massive moving targets of the monolithic military shooters that are currently trundling toward us on the hype-train are easy pickings for the Volition crew, as you can see below. Saints Row's…

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Trendbusting: Saints Row 3 PC Undelayed

Saints Row: The Third seems a bit more mad every time I see it and the latest announcement concerning its release is one of the maddest things of all. Showing a keen satirical sensibility, this declaration has emerged from the neon-lit, glitterball-strewn funhouse that is Saints Row HQ: THQ and Volition announced that the PC version of Saints Row: The Third is scheduled to release…

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Tron Don: Saints Row 3’s Virtual Reality

It looks like Volition are not yet finished with their campaign to subvert everyone's expectations regarding Saints Row: The Third. I thought the craziest it could get is maybe a bigger poo truck than in the second game, but here we see an entire digital world squeezed inside the digital world of Steelport. As Saints Row: The Third's urban warfare spills over onto the digital…

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Saints Row 3’s Street Cleaner, Hoverbike

A brief "vehicles" trailer for Saints Row: The Third has turned up. It shows off the game's street-cleaning machine, so that's good, but it also shows off a hoverbike and what appears to be a rocket-boosted sportscar. It neglects, however, to demo the VTOL jet or the the terrifying pedestrian-launcher thing. I've posted the previously revealed (and extensively bananas) game footage which includes those things…

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A Delirious Hour With Saints Row: The Third

It's hard to separate the reality of playing Saints Row: The Third from what I imagined playing Saints Row: The Third would be like. Because it's pretty much exactly the same. That is to say, it's what I remember playing Saints Row 2 was like - time, tall tales and fondness has seen me forget the busywork of the game and recall only the absurdities,…

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Thanks, Killbane! Saints Row 3 Gets Serious

Let's kick off the day with a fresh look at Saints Row: The Third. There's not a huge dose of the series' trademark silliness on display here, but I suppose they've got to try and sell the game to stern-faced grumpy gamers, without a taste for the absurd, too. I do enjoy how the camera wobbles during the fisticuffs, and I'm looking forwards to having…

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Feature: An open letter

FAO Volition/THQ, Re. Saints Row Marketing

Dear Volition/THQ, I'm really looking forward to Saints Row: The Third. While I didn't much enjoy the original Saints Row, Saints Row 2 was one of the most entertaining open city games I've played, and by the looks of the trailers for the third game, it's heading even further in the direction of anarchic fun that so delighted me. So I really want to ask…

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Saints Row 3 Loses Last Vestiges Of Sanity

I've got to admire Saint's Row: The Third's sheer determination to entirely depart the shores of normality, but at some point it's just going to start frightening people. They'll back away slowly, hands in the air, trying in too-calm voices with tell-tale quavers to say "Hey guy, hey. Hey. Why don't we all just take a deep breath and think about this, huh? It's alright.…

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This Saints Row Trailer Is What I Don’t Even

You know how, with inbreeding, the longer it goes on for the more likely the symptoms are to show? As in, it might be invisible for one generation, but after several you're bound to start seeing webbed toes and crossed eyes? Yeah. On an entirely unrelated note, the new seven minute trailer for the third Saints Row game, Saints Row: The Third, is waiting for…

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E3 2011 First Look: Saints Row The Third

If Saints Row 1 was a GTA "tribute", and Saints Row 2 was Volition discovering how they wanted to approach the genre for themselves, then Saints Row: The Third is the complete rejection of anything that originally influenced it. It is the most anarchic, vile, hilarious and puerile approach anyone has taken to a sandbox game. It's the silliest and foulest game of E3. It's…

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