Seven years since the franchise’s initial release on Xbox 360, Saints Row has gone through, in a sense, a spiritual trek to find out what it really is. To begin with, the franchise was an oddly shaped counterpart to the semi-serious, semi-gangbanging GTAV: San Andreas. Once GTA lost its gangbang and became super serious, Saints row 2 stepped in to fill the silly void that Grand Theft Auto 4 left. People responded to the hilarity of the third street saints and Saints Row The Third was born.
Without a peer to contend with, Saints Row 3 was spectacular. It perfectly hit in almost every way. The perfect amount of hilarity, with a fantastic open world and the ability to nut punch or suplex at almost moment. You had to sit and think to yourself, what the hell do Volition do next. Well they made a 4th.