When Saints Row was released in Fall 2006 it was viewed as little more than a knock-off of Grand Theft Auto. By Saints Row 2 in 2008 it was developing its own audience, but Volition knew something had to change. In Saints Row: The Third the series went in a new direction. Rethinking the Saints as international celebrities and upping the wackiness really brought the series into its own. And now Saints Row IV has arrived and it boldly treks along its chosen path of lunacy.