Excellent voice talent.
A lot of fun.
Open world elements are somewhat distracting from the story.
Co-op issues during the review period.
Canít quit the hacking minigame.
Voice repetition continues to be a problem for the series.
Subtitles donít often match what is being said.
By PC Authority on October 29, 2013
The evolution of Saint's Row as a franchise has been fascinating, moving from GTA clone to a game that has found its own way, and is incredibly comfortable in its own skin. Saint's Row IV quite consciously has its tongue planted firmly in cheek,...83
By TrustedReviews on August 21, 2013
You might not like it, and you might not like to admit it, but Saints Row 4 is the first Saints Row that’s as entertaining as it thinks it is. Only the most po-faced gamer would deny it its moment in the sun.80
By GameSpot on August 15, 2013
Saints Row IV owes a lot to games like Crackdown and Prototype, but the absurd humor that infuses every aspect of this game gives it an identity all its own. The simulated city of Steelport doesn't offer deep gameplay or the most satisfying challenge, but it is a great place to mess around.75
By EuroGamer on August 14, 2013
Saints Row 4 may lack refinement - nothing thwarts a superhero quite so frequently as an overhanging roof or your homies standing in a doorway - but it compensates with sheer exuberance. It's a heartfelt love letter to the superhero genre and to a medium that makes such madness possible. There's a fine art to being this gloriously dumb...80
By IGN on August 14, 2013
With its recycled map and wildly overpowered abilities, playing Saints Row IV feels like a lot like enabling god-like cheat codes in Saints Row The Third and going nuts. Its ridiculous story, goofy characters, self-aware humor, and amazing character editor make it all work, especially for those of us who’ve played the previous games...73
By TheEscapist on August 14, 2013
All put together, Saints Row IV is a fantastic game, keeping up the series' tradition of giving players a wide open world and the tools to go absolutely bonkers within it. It's hilarious, it's action-packed, and most of all, its fun to play.100
By Joystiq on August 14, 2013
I was worried that Saints Row 4 would never be able to live up to Saints Row: The Third, that its status as an expansion-turned-full-game would translate to a sloppy experience built on filler and same-y gameplay. Thankfully, Volition's skill for building a living world, lovable characters and ingenious gameplay is as sharply honed as ever.100
By Forbes on August 14, 2013
I understand THQ’s combustion is probably somewhat to blame for the Saints Row IV not taking as many steps forward as it should. Therefore, I’m definitely looking forward to more from the series on the next generation of consoles which will hopefully allow for a more robust, less recycled sequel.75
By PCGamer on August 14, 2013
Saints Row was born of Grand Theft Auto, but although both feature open cities and freeform violence, they’ve diverged. Grand Theft Auto is desperate to be a film, to be satire, to be an experience. Saints Row IV wants to be a game, and by showing its heartfelt love for the medium, it’s become something wonderful.90
By Kotaku on August 14, 2013
I can forgive SRIV its grievances because, ultimately, I don’t care what the game has me doing-racing, destroying, hijacking, hacking for the thousandth time. As long as I can customize my character to my heart’s desire, shoot my overpowered guns to infinity, and make things explode with my superpowers while bonding with my eclectic...-