CGRundertow SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD for Xbox 360 Video Game Review


I feel like character customization has really
gotten out of hand. For some reason, people think…yeah, it’s very important to be
able to adjust the height of a character’s skull and the width of his irises. I mean,
there’s detail and then there’s…who does this stuff? But you know, I gotta hand
it to THQ. Labeling my hairstyle “voluminous?” Used in a sentence, “My Derek, your hair
is so voluminous.” Flattery will get you everywhere, Saints Row:
The Third. So this freaking game and I got off on the
right foot. And by the right foot, I mean the foot that flatters me and makes endless
customization options seem somehow seem necessary. Yeah, give me a thong, because when I do wear
underwear, it’s usually something unusual. And yeah, let’s steal guns from a military
base. Sounds good to me, Saints Row. Frankly, you had me at Star Wars. And “do
****.” Saints Row is basically Grand Theft Auto with
a sense of humor. You’re a member of the Saints, and the Saints are like N*Sync, only
a criminal version and more so. So as you’re robbing a bank, a hostage might ask for an
autograph. Later on, you can beat up the hippie guitarist. Celebrities get away with murder. Literally. It’s just all so wacky and over the top.
There’s a mission in which you fall out of a plane, you grab your friend, you pull
the chute, but then…well… And all this craziness contributes to that
sense that you can do whatever the **** you want, but what I actually like most about
the game is that…it feels streamlined, too. The freedom is there, but personally, I prefer
a more linear experience like you’d get from a shooter. And the game blends those
two approaches really well. In terms of motivation, well…you’re in
a new city, your gang wants to be number one, you do that by **** **** up. The game constantly
throws you some insane new gameplay elements, so doing so is never repetitive or boring.
And the more carnage you’re causing, the more respect you earn…and respect earns
you upgrades. Just like real life. There are certainly people who should avoid
this game, particularly children. Nonetheless, if you dig fun gameplay and lots of customization,
if you’re able to laugh at the ludicrou, Saints Row: The Third is a must-play. But for the love of God, respect the parking
lines. Have some decorum!

91 comments

  • ThatGuyBatman15

    love this game

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  • iamandris

    GTA with a sense humor? This shitty, tasteless peace of shit has nothing on GTA! This game really sucks. Specially made for prepubescent boys, who piss you off while playing COD (not that I play COD)

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  • lewis michie

    Overrated like COD

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  • KillswitchNTMinus

    I HATE THIS GAME…IT WAS SHIT!!!

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  • james woodard

    fourth

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  • future .star01

    my shit

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  • georgeh91000

    Gta is better

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  • MrCommentary100

    what's RFA

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  • Aaronage

    GTA has a sense of humour, it just doesn't beat you over the head with it 😛

    I like both series, just wish Saints had a bit more polish in some areas.

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  • normal_boy

    I agree fully.

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  • normal_boy

    This guy's speaking the truth.

    I didn't even laugh a single time while playing this game, I only sighed at the dumb AI and the weird customization.

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  • MySuperdoc

    I like this game but grand theft auto is much better gameplay wise but I wish that on gta 5 the customisation is like this but less wacky (like purple cat suits because that would be ridiculous on hta

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  • KillswitchNTMinus

    this was my worst buy last yr…or was it this yr?

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  • sroof20

    gta on drugs

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  • Hit-Run Gaming

    What took u guys so long

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  • Affan

    late much?

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  • MidwestOutsider707

    This game actually had a great story. I just got pissed off about them forgetting about dex being apart of ultor trying to help the demise of the saint's

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  • Rasmus Pedersen

    This game is a downgrade from Saints Row 2 imo.

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  • LonelyToothpick

    Saints Row 2 is a bit better.

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  • WebVMan

    I love the Saints Row series because I allows me to create the star of the game. I started out playing as a former boy band member in SR1. I had him dress in a shirt and tie, but he eventually went all Hip Hop style. By SR2, he got so burned, his hair got fried, so he dreaded it, then he got botched surgery to restore his looks and was mistaken for a female so he became a Shemale in SR2. In SR3, he decided to go ahead and have another surgery which made him look about 90% female.

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  • patrick smith

    @tom lukeywood Dude, make friends with an 18 year old (harder than it sounds, I know) then give him/her the money to buy the game for you

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  • Big Boss

    I did not enjoy this game at all. Got bored after an hour. Sleeping Dogs is coming along great. Amazing game

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  • MegaDman321

    Many games have reviews on both channels.

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  • Ray Jackson

    Saints Row 2 was better.

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  • TheWhiteSkypes

    I still like Saints Row 2 better………..a lot better

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  • Banks

    i fucking hate this game. was so short, shitty. horrid humour and bland gameplay.

    a fart in a jar? seriously?

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  • BrI120000

    I never played the other 2 so i enjoyed this a lottt

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  • Dorian Bregonzo

    It's a good game overall, had a blast playing it, but as a sequel to the Saints Row 2 it's sucks …

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  • sirjj25

    Kids shouldnt play lol I was playing gta vice cite when I was 5

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  • rodsk8dude

    Yeah, I think the car handling is weird. Some PS1 racing games felt like driving a real car more than this game. But the customization is incredible, and for who likes this kind of humour, they will love it.

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  • Matt B

    Yeah but this one has DEREK!

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  • Vkmies

    Different reviewers, different shows, different channels.

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  • PrmtymeTheGamer

    I gotta get this

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  • mylifeintheknifetrade

    GTA IV was pretty piss poor. "Polish"? Not with that shitty gun combat and wonky ass movement.

    Saints Row: The Third plays well and is fun. GTA IV doesn't play well.

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  • acheron187

    Great gameplay, lacking story.

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  • Dinosaur Bytes

    I wish you'd mentioned the ridiculously short story, mention the negatives as well.

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  • Grungefan9

    This game was not as good as saints row 2

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  • Leonardo Abreu

    DEREK IS AWESOME!! DEAL WITH IT!!

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  • hentaipanda07

    Saints Row 3 is Okay, but it's just another example of giving less in sequels. Saints Row 2 had better campaign , more activities , better story ( 3 gangs , 3 storylines ), better characters , more variety in certain elements and multiplayer too. The only thing SR3 does better than SR2 is graphics and the game running with less hiccups/freezes. But funnily enough with customisation , I got my character looking more like me in SR2 than SR3….lol

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  • sirjj25

    thats good for you i played that to but age has nuthing to do with games the world is full of death might as well get used to it young i did and now i run a million dollar company on stats that i made back when i was 7

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  • nomercy8989

    GTA used to have this kind of sense of humor but 4 was just way to serious for my taste and im not alone who thinks this

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  • hp123434

    It's funny, I utterly despised the first 2 games, but I fell in love with this one. It truly was a nice step up for the series. Heres to Saints Row IV

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  • bytex666

    I always take off my pants, and sign autographs for little girls with my dick hanging out.
    And in the game.

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  • runawaychild666

    this game definitely serves it purpose…looks fun and not like most games that are out

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  • digioverlord

    bleh it is a fun game but they realy took alot of stuff from SR:2… 🙁

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  • esya1987

    wish their oldies channel had more music. There is only so much of funky cold medina, i need a hero, no easy way out, and my adidas I can take.

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  • thesupergamer85

    it's not the same people dumbass

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  • Brandon Fondong

    Finally

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  • riseandfall420

    this games sense of humor is just humor, grand theft auto's humor is more dark and parodying the human race.

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  • SmashEnigma1

    Derek, I love you man, but come on. Footage from only the first 3 missions?! I'm on to you…

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  • David Cicha

    @SmashEnigma1 Reviewers do that intentionally to avoid spoilers.

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  • ODdm3

    DON'T BUY THIS GAME! its boring..

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  • The Daily Grenade

    This really was a brilliant game. Buy it!

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  • Ragnar

    Epic game.

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  • Micr0cut

    yes but this isnt the main classic game room channel 🙂

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  • exiledPostman

    This was a fun game, but it was disappointing compared to the second one. It just had less customization, less fun side missions, and they took away Brown Baggers, Freckle Bitches, and Forgive and Forget. They even got rid of competitive multiplayer. I'm really not sure how you improve a series by removing Crowd Control and Septic Avenger.

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  • Eugene Morrison

    Yep, and that's a completely different channel.

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  • MrSquidBear

    This game is fun for a couple of days then it just gets stale.

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  • Stash Merkin

    1:10 Great Stripes reference! Lee Harvey….when you and your friends stole that cow, I want to party with you cowboy.

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  • GM

    meh…

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  • cosbusta

    I believe there's a difference between having a sense of humor and trying too hard to be ridiculous for the sake of being ridiculous.

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  • Pokazenybudik93

    Is it or me or do you also think that he shows like the first hour of the game ?

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  • freakface1234

    derricks reviews are all like that. I mean he shit he reviews anime games and he doesnt even like anime -.-

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  • sonetribute13

    What are you saying?

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  • Yellow Sub Zero

    I FUCKKKKING HATE THIS GAEM!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    Im THE ANGRIEST SAINTS ROW FAN AND I GOT FUCKKING DIISAPOINTED BY THIS ATTROSC- AHH GOD DAMMIT GAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH Alright I'm calm and all I can say and is that after i beat this game I still popped in GTA 4 to calm myself down from the most non-worthy ending i have ever gotten.

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  • Rasmus Pedersen

    "No kids" you say?

    According to your profile, you are from the USA. But with that grammar… You really are 32 years? I think not.

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  • Arctic

    saints row opens our eyes and shows us how boring grand theft auto really is

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  • dyldragon1

    Review the original Gauntlet!!!!!!!

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  • manic221

    if Saints Row 4 ever comes out i hope the ending where *spoiler* your character saves Shaundi is the canon ending because the already killed Gat without Shaundi what else do we have in this franchise as far as characters go? Saints Row 4 will be awesome regardless but i would prefer a story where Shaundi is involved please and thank you 🙂

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  • ThePerrperr

    I second that

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  • manic221

    Glad you agree 🙂

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  • Joel Rodriguez

    and alot less content striped from the game to be sold as DLC

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  • manic221

    I didn't mind Gangstars in Space and Trouble with clones… But it's hard to argue that the content wasn't stripped from the game, But i'm not actually against DLC like most people, But i'll admit in this case the DLC was pretty much a cash grab.

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  • KingHeyxyz

    This game epically sucked…bad…Get SR2 an adventure you'll never forget.

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  • KingHeyxyz

    Why does Derek praise this game yet bash SR2? SR2 did everything this game did times a million plus more. Also this game sucked, SR2 was epic.

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  • Jopi

    i agree, although it would be cool if the game could detect your ending and/or give you a choice

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  • Jopi

    welp…*starts saints row the third*

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  • manic221

    Yeah plus actually carry over your custom character for a change i understand between the last couple because they change the engine each time but i'm pretty sure SR4 is running on SR3's engine so we should be able to carry over are characters.

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  • UnBR0k3enAngel

    Well, FUCK YOU!! Saints Row 4 will be about GANGSTA PRESIDENTS!! ALIENS!!! AND SUPERPOWERS!! HELL YEAH!

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  • tony tony

    BETTER THAN GTA4
    GTA4 IS OVERRATED

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  • Thunder Facade

    If anyone seeing this videos has ever played saints row 1 or 2 knows that since saints row 3 the game called saints row wad no longet even similar to the first or even second. The 4th cannot even be called saints row since is a completely new "game". Like them or not the sr games are widely different from one another.

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  • Clayton Luce

    That ending is canon. Volition revealed it sometime ago.

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  • manic221

    Good i'm glad thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  • Clayton Luce

    You're welcome.

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  • MuensterQ

    Well, it does use that ending as canon

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  • manic221

    Yeah i saw 🙂 Very good news.

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  • Patrick cellar door

    Stopped watching when reviewer said; saint's row is like GTA with a sense of humor!!

    Come on, really?

    GTA has a far better sense of humor in comparison with this trying too hard to be funny shit.

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  • Rakiarmas

    Possibly my favorite Saints Row from the series.
    It's a very close battle between 3rd & 4th Saints Row in my part.
    I really like this humor & over the top action.
    This is the good example why I play games: To have lot's of FUN!

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  • gabriel sylvestre

    There's "detail",….and then there's Re-"diculous".

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  • Kevin Hinds

    derek doesnt wear underwear?

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  • Grigori Rasputin1990

    Derek is the only good reviewer from CGR they should make a comeback.

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