Saints Row IV
Saints Row IV is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver. It is the fourth title in the Saints Row series. It was released on August 20, 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
On January 20, 2015, it received a port for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, known as Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, which contains all DLCs, and was released alongside Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, a stand-alone expansion to Saints Row IV with Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington as the main protagonists. The Re-Elected version was also released on the Nintendo Switch on March 27, 2020.
Why It Rocks
- The graphics look really good and is a huge step up from the first three games.
- There's lots of funny pop-culture and video game references, including call-backs to previous Saints Row games.
- Great voice acting as usual for the Saints Row games.
- Lots of funny moments.
- Since the game takes place in a simulation, you now have super powers. There are a total of 8: Blast, Telekinesis, Stomp, Buff, Super Jump, Super Sprint, Death From Above, and Force Field.
- Lots of customization. Not as good as the first two game's customization but much better than Saints Row: The Third.
- DLC adds even more stuff to the game and is a lot better than the DLC that was in Saints Row The Third.
- The story is great despite being too over-the-top.
- Johnny Gat makes a return after being absent in Saints Row The Third!
- Lots of new fun activities and diversions. There are even ones for Co-op.
- Emperor Zinyak is a pretty entertaining antagonist, and he hosts Klassic 102.4, where in addition to playing classical music, he also reads classic literature.
- The DLC mission packs How the Saints Save Christmas and Enter the Dominatrix are really fun.
- At one point you get to relive the beginning of the first Saints Row game.
- Special Homies can be upgraded to Super Homies by completing their Loyalty missions. You can also call up Super Saint backup after completing most of the challenges in the game.
- Most of the new activities are really fun (Super Powered Fight Club, Speed Rift, Mech Suit Mayhem and etc.)
- There are two different endings. Both are dependent on the Loyalty Missions.
- If you failed to complete any Loyalty Mission prior to starting Punch The Shark, at the end of the game there will be an additional cutscene in which the leader of the Saints proposes taking over a new planet to rebuild the human civilization.
- If you completed all Loyalty Missions, you will be given another ending in which Zinyak's former assistant informs the Saints that the Zins had invented time travel. As you may be guessing, the Saints decide to travel back in time and stop Zinyak from destroying planet Earth.
- Its stand alone DLC "Gat Out of Hell" is decent.
- Features unique and crazy weapons such as the Inflato-Ray which inflates pedestrians and explodes in a gory mess, the Disintegrator which kills enemies in one shot! and the Dubstep Gun in which Dubstep music plays whenever player fires with that gun.
- It's now pointless to drive vehicles since you can glide everywhere and listen to the radio stations on-foot.
- There are only two diversions for Co-op.
- Earth gets blown up in the first 75 minutes of the story by the main villain.
- This game shares a lot of the same problems that Saints Row: The Third had.
- The game's story is still way too over-the-top for Saints Row.
- You get nothing else to do after the story is over.
- Replayable missions are again not in the game (except for DLC missions), you have to replay the game from the very beginning to replay your favorite missions.
- Steelport is exactly the same as it was in the previous game, but just with some new towers and hotspots replacing some of the locations, like Safeword and Angel's gym.
- Because of the Super Powers, the game is too easy, even on hard difficulty.
- Despite the game introducing a lot of amazing activities, it has also introduced some bad activities too, like TK Rift and Prof. Genki's Mind Over Murder.
- Cribs have been completely cut; the only things that resemble as cribs are the Gateways and the Spaceship.