June 3, 2020

2020 seems to be the year of the remaster for video games and the 3rd Row Saints sure as hell ain't gonna miss out on that remaster money!

Saints Row 3 Remastered – Review

2020 seems to be the year of the remaster for video games and the 3rd Row Saints sure as hell ain't gonna miss out on that remaster money!
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by Badger Nimahson

2020 seems to be the year of the remaster for video games and the 3rd Row Saints sure as hell ain’t gonna miss out on that remaster money!

Re-skinned, Remastered and re-released today Saints Row The Third Remastered is here for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

As remaster’s go Saints Row the Third is middle of the line. Everything you know and love from the beloved title is still here. The madness, the mayhem, the ridiculous humour that makes Saints Row such a beloved franchise.

Saints Row the Third Remastered

What’s New?

As you can see by from the trailer above Saints Row the Third Remastered has had a massive graphical overhaul. It looks stunning went compared side by side with the original release.

Everything from The vehicles to the global environment, city traffic to the global population, Characters to weapons and everything in between has been giving a brand new lick of paint.

Saints Row the Third Remastered looks a lot better than its original 2011 release but is nowhere near pushing what the PS4 is capable of today.

Saints Row the Third Remastered
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Anything Else Added?

Saints Row the Third Remastered comes with all 30 pieces of DLC released for the game. Which can be a bit confusing as all the DLC is available from the start.

On one this is great as you can rampage around Steelport in the Crusader tank (or any of the other eight DLC vehicles from the get-go and get your mayhem fix.

On the other hand, you also have access to DLC missions that have a massive difficulty spike and different names in your phone to the names they have when announced so you can easily end up on a mission that is too difficult.

Apart from the DLC being included and a overhaul of the graphics there really isn’t anything new or remastered at all.

Enemies are still bullet sponges, The aiming, while serviceable hasn’t been tweaked. In fact none of the game mechanics have been touched at all.

While this isn’t game breaking in anyway you cant help but feel a little bit of care and attention would have gone a long way.

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Overall Thoughts

Saints Row the Third Remastered looks a heel of a lot better than its 2011 release. There has been a massive overhaul that makes the game look like an actual current gen game.

It is no where near pushing the PS4 to its capabilities but it is a massive improvement none the less. Apert from the graphical overhaul though and the inclusion of DLC there is nothing else to say really.

It is still the wacky, mental, hilarious game that you know and loved and whilst it is great to see it on the PS4 it also comes with a tinge of sadness as it reminds me just how much I want Saints Row 5 to be announced.

Overall Score – 8/10