Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Review

GameOn Magazine|Issue 128 - June 2020

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Review
Publisher: Deep SilverDeveloper: VolitionGenre: ActionPlatform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo SwitchRelease Dates Out Now (Worldwide)
Gary Sheppard

Back in the olden days, Nintendo were very adamant on being seen as family friendly. The original release of Mortal Kombat sold more than double the amount of copies on the Mega Drive compared to the SNES because of the lack of graphic violence in the Nintendo version. This impression of Nintendo as clean-cut and child-safe persists to this day, with a number of gamers still thinking of the Switch as being a console that’s aimed primarily at the younger market. The release of another instalment in this particularly adult-themed series, however, shows that it’s safe to say Nintendo aren’t quite so averse to sex and violence as they once were.

This is the second game in the series to be released on the Switch after last year saw Saints Row III released for the console. Whilst taking control of the freeroaming city for your gang is still an important part of the game, it’s not quite as prominent as it previously was. This entry has a lot more in common with games like Crackdown or InFamous, compared to the largely GTA-like gameplay of the original trilogy of titles. The main aim this time is to take revenge for an alien race destroying the earth by hacking the “simulation” that they have stored humans in while they harvest them in tubes like batteries.

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Issue 128 - June 2020