Saints Row (series) - Reception


Aggregate review scores
Game GameRankings Metacritic
row">Saints Row (X360) 82.20% (X360) 81
Saints Row 2 (PS3) 83.37%
(X360) 82.99%
(PC) 70.68%
(PS3) 82
(X360) 81
(PC) 72
Saints Row: The Third (PC) 86.44%
(X360) 84.90%
(PS3) 84.12%
(PC) 84
(X360) 84
(PS3) 82

Both Saints Row and Saints Row 2 received positive reviews for their Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ports. However, the mobile phone ports of both games as well as the Windows port of Saints Row 2 received a more mixed response. Additionally, the downloadable content packs for Saints Row 2 received mostly average reviews.

The Xbox 360 port of Saints Row received generally positive reviews and scores. It received an 82.20% and 81/100 from review aggregators GameRankings and Metacritic respectively. IGN reviewer Douglass Perry awarded the game an 8.5/10, praising the presentation and gameplay while pointing out technical shortcomings as well as the often forced humour. GameSpot reviewer Greg Kasavin awarded the game an 8.3/10, giving credit to the driving, the action, the presentation and the story. However, he criticised the lack of polish and lack of variety in mission design. It was hailed as "the best reason to own a 360 this side of Oblivion and a "must buy" by GamePro reviewer Vicious Sid, who awarded it five stars out of five. Russell Garbutt of Game Over Online said that it "succeeds in raising the next-gen bar for this genre" and awarded it a 94% score.

Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports of Saints Row 2 received positive reviews. It received an 83.37% and 82.99% from GameRankings respectively, and 82/100 and 81/100 from Metacritic respectively. PGNx Media reviewer Adam Nunez awarded the game 9.6/10 and layered praise onto most aspects of the game, summing up by saying "In terms of pure, unadulterated fun, Saints Row 2 is in a league of its own". GameSpy reviewer Gerald Villoria awarded the game four and a half stars out of five and said that "Saints Row 2 offers up a shooting and driving experience that is plenty of fun It's self-consciously funny in its irreverence, and its low-brow humor will definitely appeal to much of its audience". IGN reviewer Nate Ahearn awarded Saints Row 2 an 8.2/10, praising the gameplay but criticizing the lack of polish and the weak artificial intelligence. However, the PC port of Saints Row 2 received a much less positive response. It received an aggregated score of 70.68% and 72/100 from GameRankings and Metacritic.

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