When talking about the game where you want to roam around every corner of the city, work in the criminal underworld and take yourself to the godfather level, starting from cars, bikes, airplanes or speedboats, the first thing gamers will think of is Rockstar Games’ ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series. But be it a parody or a competitor, almost everyone has forgotten about ‘Saints Row’. Hell has also been used as the backdrop for the game franchise, a once-in-a-lifetime parody of the GTA series by its developer Volition. Therefore, Saints Row, the new reboot game this year, can’t beat the previous ones at least in terms of weirdness, as every gamer knew.
Volition has tried to prove that the Saints Row series has its own identity beyond the strange story and gameplay.
Saints Row (2022) is set in a fictional area called Santo Ileso. Santo Ileso is based primarily on locations in the southwestern United States, but no actual cities or areas are directly used. The map is huge, with a bit of a Phoenix, Las Vegas or Albuquerque flavor to it. But the main story game is quite short. The game is based on the creation of the criminal organization ‘The Saints’. The gamer has to play with the main character ‘The Boss’. Santo Ileso is occupied by three major gangs. The main objective of the game is to defeat them and establish your influence. It is possible to finish the game in just 10 hours. However, after occupying the area, several side missions and gang wars have to be done to establish themselves there, which will take more time to complete. But even then, Saints Row is not on par with the GTA series.
A weapon called the ‘dubstep song’ has also been used in Saints Row, which used the power of music to subdue demons. However, the new game uses the familiar realistic weaponry. This may not go down well with fans of the series.
It is possible to reach from one end of Santo Ileso to the other in the blink of an eye. Each car’s driving experience is also different, which is not usually seen in open world games.
While playing Saints Row, it will repeatedly feel like the gameplay and story are arranged by following the two doctrines together. The original writers and designers have designed several missions with beautiful care, while some missions look like they were added to the base game at the behest of someone who has no idea about gaming.
Saints Row 2022 is far ahead in graphics. Santo Ileso feels almost real when played on powerful PCs or newer consoles. GTA 5 game is almost a century old today, Saints Row 2022 makes it even better.
Everything you need to play
At least 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 processor, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD RX 480 GPU and 50 GB hard disk space.