‘Saints Row IV’ Positively Probed By Critics

Saints Row IV doesn’t want you to take it too seriously, but it definitely wants you to have fun, say critics.

There is a reason the President of the US doesn’t seem to have a name in Saints Row IV, and it’s because the game wants you to do what you want with him/her/it. The Inauguration Station for Saints Row IV lets you create the president however you see fit, even selecting the gender and head type, as previously reported by The Inquisitr. That said, after being elected, the President is forcibly jacked into a virtual Steelport by alien invaders known as the Zin. Don’t even try to make sense of it, as on the most part, the game doesn’t either.

Saints Row IV was made by people who knew what they were doing, and loved every minute of it. It plays a lot like Saints Row: The Third, but it’s more than that. The sense of humor will leave you in stitches even moments after you think it’s recycling a joke from its predecessor. The game goes out of its way to surprise you with its clever twists and turns.

The combat in Saints Row IV is astoundingly deep, with such a wide variety of weapons to choose from that you’ll find yourself getting creative almost in spite of yourself. You can ram into people at super speeds, freeze and shatter them, use telekinesis to slam them into the ground over and over, and even inflate their heads till they explode. The possibilities are almost mind-boggling.

Most of your time is spent between the story, side quests, and random wandering shenanigans, basically taking the Grand Theft Auto route and seeing how much more you can do with it. Deep Silver isn’t pulling any punches. Saints Row IV is what it aims to be, an irreverent parody that goes out of its way to entertain and keep you busy.

Generally speaking, you should probably just pre-order your copy of Saints Row IV and thank us later.

Be sure to let us know what you think of Saints Row IV when it launches August 20.