Want to dress up as a dog and mock a cop? You can do that.
Throughout the game, you'll do all sorts of crazy activities, including skydiving whilst shooting enemies who are also falling through the sky at high speeds, you'll throw yourself off a lot of buildings, you'll destroy entire crime organisations, enter a virtual, Tron-like reality to play a videogame within a videogame and kill zombies with a giant sex-toy. On the way, you can customise your outfit with hundreds of different items of clothing, upgrade your safehouses, drive some ridiculously overpowered and futuristic vehicles, and if you want to, change your gender. The amount of content in this game is immense, and even though most of it is optional, you'll want to see it all anyway, simply because of how much fun you can have by doing something so simple as getting from A to B.
This is possibly the most humiliating way to kill someone.
If you're into sandbox games, there's no reason for you to not love Saints Row: The Third. It's insane, hilarious, and so much fun that it should be illegal, much like many of the activities in the game. It could last a little longer, and it's hard not to feel like some of the DLC packs should have been included in the core game, but all in all, this is the best game in the series. Where most franchises fall flat after two or three games, Saints Row has gotten better. With Enter the Dominatrix, the standalone expansion with superpowers, coming later in the year, and Saints Row 4 already confirmed to be in production, the future is bright for the Third Street Saints.
By Louis Gardner