Saints Row: The Third – Remastered on PS4 gives you control of the Saints at the height of their power, and you live the life to show for it. This is your City. These are your rules. Remastered with enhanced graphics, Steelport the original city of sin has never looked so good as it drowns in sex, drugs and guns. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and fight against a highly-trained military force by your lonesome in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen.
The first act is like a Michael Bay film. Shootouts inside an aircraft, and then parachuting down taking out as many enemies as possible. But then it all comes to a crashing halt, as the main part of the game takes over. This is the standard go here to do this mission. Side missions are a great distraction with some of them being fun, but it does feel a bit stale. Some missions are fun, such as the BDSM nightclub, but this game offers very little. The only saving grace is it makes me laugh, which makes me go back to it.
Saints Row: The Third – Remastered PS4 Trailer
The UI, menu and videos have all been touched up and look great. You can tell this isn’t a normal remaster. All the character models have been built from the ground up, and look realistic while keeping in with the style. The film grain effect looks excellent and adds some style to the gameplay.
The devs have gone through all the assets in the game, have all-new geometry and detail. Textures have all been updated and give things in the distance a better look. You can tell it’s the same game, but everything just feels more natural.
This is a nine-year-old game, but the developers have added so much work into the port of this game. The game also takes advantage of the Pro version of the PS4. Frame rate and visual quality can all be tweaked inside the menu. Driving at night is so much clearer in this game, compared to the original. Even driving during the day is brighter and clearer.
A new lighting system is in place, so light bounces and reflects off objects more naturally. Fields now have grass and trees, instead of patchy bits of green from the original. Water interactions are improved, which can be seen when driving boats.
If a lot of stuff was happening, the original game would experience tearing and frame drops. With the remastered version, we experienced a solid 30FPS, maybe with a couple of drops. Turning on uncapped, we almost hit a solid 60FPS.
Overall, Saints Row: The Third – Remastered on PS4 is a work of art. The devs have put a lot of time into the revamping of the game. It’s a stupid funny game, that is nice to visit when you get a bit sad killing zombies in The Last of Us 2.
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