"We’re not sure what it is. Maybe they’re both open world games that acknowledge criminal activities as a route towards enjoyment. Maybe it’s because Saints Row originally started out as a (better looking, more fun) clone of Grand Theft Auto. Maybe because Saints Row has been getting bigger and bigger in the years where GTA has been absent. And let’s not forget, while Rockstar Games delivered a “just good” game in Grand Theft Auto IV rather than the AAA blockbuster we all expected, that too with less bugs, it was Saints Row 2 that impressed people with the sheer amount of improvements and activities you could perform."