If you enjoy ploughing cars through a virtual crowd, or throwing yourself into harms way to elicit some insurance-fraud cash, Saints Row 2 is available from Asda for just £9.91, with free delivery, too!
According to a price-comparison, Asda’s deal for Saints Row 2 offers an almost five-pound saving! Averaging an 81/100 on MetaCritic, with critics citing the game’s wacky feature list and unadulterated fun-factor, Saints Row 2 enjoyed moderate success.
Originally labelled a GTA-clone, I believe fans have come to realise Saints Row is an altogether different game from Rockstar’s crime-epic. Whereas GTA now has a newfound focus on realism, Saints Row embraces the extreme, almost stylised appeal last-generation Grand Theft Auto games encapsulated.
It’s a direct sequel to the original Saints Row game, with your now imprisoned character having his surgically-altered face unravelled. You decide how he or she looks, acts and even talks, with a wild variety of faces and personalities available. From there, your former comrades in arms, the Saints, spring you from jail and return you to Stillwater in an epic escape spanning a wide river, speedboats, helicopters and plenty of explosions.
Stillwater is a sandbox for you to explore. There are missions to complete, challenges to unlock, and purely arbitrary side-roads to enjoy. If you're familiar with the GTA set-up, you know what to expect, albeit filtered through a warped lense.
You see, whereas GTA may now be considered a more Scorsese-esque experience; Saints Row is like a Michael Bay film. Its stupid, rife with bad storytelling and generic characters, but contains so much pure mayhem and adrenaline-soaked carnage you can’t help buy enjoy it!