Xbox 360 Review: Saints Row 2

October 16, 2008 by · Comments Off on Xbox 360 Review: Saints Row 2 

Can the sequel to Saints Row topple GTA IV?

Saints Row 2 brings true freedom to open-world gaming. Players can play as who they want, how they want, and with whomever they want in this sequel to the much acclaimed and tremendously successful Saints Row. Set years after the original, the player finds himself in a Stilwater both familiar and strange and challenged with bringing the Saints back as the rightful kings of Stilwater and bringing vengeance to those who wronged him.

The original Saints Row was a fantastic, yet under-rated game. Sure it would appear to be nothing more than a GTA-Clone, but Saints Row had a great story, superb gameplay and memorable side missions. Now seeing as the whole GTA IV thing has died down until its release on PC, Saints Row 2 emerges with your main character surviving that boat explosion at the end of the first game, how did he survive? Well he wakes up in hospital years later, so he must have been in a coma for quite some time. During this you can customise him to whatever you like and then escape to reform the Row.
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