Top 10 Games of 2011: #6 Saints Row the Third
In a market filled with games taking themselves way to seriously or trying to portray themselves as some form of “art”, it’s refreshing to have a game that doesn’t try to do any of this.
Saints Row is loud, rude, immature and most of all it’s a hell of a lot of fun. When it comes to making a fun open world experience Volition really knows what they’re doing. They put the player in a big sand box, filled with a bunch of shinny toys to play with and let the player have as much fun as they can.
The main story is one of the most entertaining times I’ve had playing a video game all year. By the time the end credits roll you’ll have taken part in Lucha libre match, visited a Tron-like computer world, drove a supersonic jet through city streets and caused billions of dollars in property damage. It really has anything and everything you could think of for a video game. It even has zombies!
A game’s first objective above all else should be about providing the player with a fun and entertaining experience. If it does anything Saints Row the Third does just that and because of that it more than earns its spot on this list.