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Submitted by CaptainYesterday 835d ago | opinion piece

GTA 5 vs Saints Row 4: Which Open World Crime Game is the Best?

There are two games coming out in the coming weeks that share several similarities: Grand Theft Auto 5 and Saints Row 4. The latest entry into the juggernaut GTA franchise, the fifth installment is expected to do blockbuster business, and SR 4 is a game that could become a big success in its own right. While both games are open world crime dramas, each has a unique spin that will allow users to experience very different adventures. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Saints Row 4, Xbox 360)

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KonsoruMasuta  +   835d ago | Well said
GTA 5 will come out on top, obviously.
trywizardo  +   835d ago | Well said
V all the way ^_^ ... just a note SR4 looks just like 3 but with added aliens , just saying :)
raiden-49  +   835d ago
I agree but that THQ's fault not Deep Silver's fault since THQ pushed the game on Volition since they need the money then couldn't ever get....
Man2bFree  +   835d ago | Well said
SR4 is a DLC for SR3 that got turned into a full game!! Its the same map and city, all they added is alien BS!! Should have been a 1600 DLC for SR3!! Comparing that shit to GTA V?? Thats just disrespectful to the GTA franchise!!
trywizardo  +   834d ago
@man2bfree exactly comparing these games i wrong and waaay to easy for V to win , but compare it to watch dogs is better (though V have more fun and more stuff to do in the world) at least both V and watch dogs are big detailed games they should compare them not SR4 ^_^
TheGrimOfDeath  +   834d ago | Well said
@Man3bFree and everyone complaining that SRIV is DLC. Listen up and stop spreading false information. I have had this argument on Reddit so many times and I have proved everyone wrong.

There was a *standalone* DLC that was going to be released that was called SR3 Enter The Domanatrix. It was then added into SR4 and cancelled as *standalone* DLC because the developers felt that the DLC and SR4 were too similar, so they just felt that it was better to ADD the content from the DLC into SR4 so people won't complain that SR3 Enter The Domanatrix is just like SR4. They did NOT turn the DLC into a full game as everyone said, and it is NOT SR3 with Aliens, it is so much more with countless of new items including Weapons, Cars, Planes, Enemy Types, Weapon Upgrades, Car Upgrades, Skil Upgrades, Activities, Bringing back Gat, Bringing back Old Shaundi, Going to Stillwater, and so much more.

You people are very hatefull for something that you have not tried. Critics have tried it and have said that the game is worth the play.

Now don't you dare spread lies about the game. Sure don't buy it if you think it sucks, but don't you even think about lying about the game being a re-hash.
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trywizardo  +   834d ago
gosh i really hate to waste my last bubble , guys please bubble me ^_^
@thegrimofdeath nope actually i was waiting for that SR3 DLC then i sow a post at IGN that the dev's says the the "enter the dominatrix" is really big (like red dead zombies DLC) so they cleansed it and agreed to make it a full game , then you know that THQ has closed and these guys bought it , so its their fault for not holding it back for another year but make the graphics better or even change anything , they just wanted to release it as fast as possible and that's dumb
The_Infected  +   835d ago
GTA5 without a doubt IMO. I just like the more realistic gameplay GTA5 has. I'm not really I to the fake funny side of Saints Row 4.
xPhearR3dx  +   835d ago
GTA 5 is the better open world crime game
Saints Row IV is the better open world super hero game
Khajiit86  +   835d ago
Not better than all open world superhero games.
mafiahajeri  +   835d ago
Lol is this even a debate? Gta V all the way...
CarnageXB  +   835d ago
I like both. Its that simple.
RioKing  +   835d ago
Woah woah woah, that kind of talk is strictly prohibited here on N4G mister!!
Crazay  +   835d ago
Same here. I like GTA for the gritty crime series that it is and I like SR for the over the top dildo bat swinging comedic/cartoony action.
CarnageXB  +   835d ago
This is how I feel.

Gta for serious crime game to have some fun in.
Saints row for fun all the time.
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dcj0524  +   835d ago
Saints Row 2 was a perfect balancs of over-the-top silliness and realistic,dark gang wars. I miss the saints row that I fell in love with. Now it's just. Ugh.
Khajiit86  +   835d ago
I like both but if you could only buy 1, which one would it be?

GTA V for me.
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CarnageXB  +   835d ago
That would be a hard one. I guess I would have to say GTA 5 since I'm getting that first and I'm waiting to get saints row 4 on sale.
Feralkitsune  +   834d ago
Saints Row 4 for me since Rockstar treets PC gamers like 3rd world citizens.
Khajiit86  +   833d ago

GTA was always primarily a console game as are most games which is why I am a console gamer. PC has more power and is better but not many people own gaming pcs compared to the amount of people that own consoles.
Max-Zorin  +   835d ago | Well said
Both will be fun. SR and GTA fans need to chill out.
vivid83  +   835d ago
saints row has become too silly for me but I hope gta5 is not like 4.... that game took itself too seriously
MrTrololo  +   835d ago
You don't like a game that is too silly and over the top and you don't like game that are too serious. Make up your mind dude
vivid83  +   835d ago
there is a middle ground plus both games are polar opposites of what them good so im not the one who needs to make up my mind
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porkChop  +   835d ago
Play Saint's Row 2. It was a nice balance between fun/crazy and realistic/serious. It had some crazy and fun gameplay elements, but the story itself was still mostly serious.

Saint's Row 2, in my opinion, was the pinnacle of the series. Saint's Row 3 and 4 went in the wrong direction. When the fans went on the SR forums asking for more crazy they meant in the GAMEPLAY, not the story. Volition and THQ completely misunderstood what people asked for.

Even now after so many people complained about SR3's ridiculousness and pure stupidity, Volition didn't listen because they literally think SR3's higher sales meant that everyone who bought it enjoyed it. It doesn't work that way. You don't know if you like a game until you play it. SR3's sales were due to SR2 being awesome, and the huge marketing campaign for SR3.
dcj0524  +   835d ago
@porkchop COMPLETLEY agreed. Saints Row 2 was a near perfect balance. And the humour was way better than saints row 3/4.
sorane  +   835d ago
Haven't played either of these, but I did enjoy SR3 much much more than gta4.
BattleTorn  +   835d ago
This simply isn't fair - to SR.
BattleReach  +   835d ago
Cant agree with that altough I like your username.
HammadTheBeast  +   835d ago
Agreed, GTA V isn't even out...

It's already won from the videos.
Martywren  +   835d ago
M1chl  +   835d ago
I loved last-gen GTAs, but this generation SR is my go to open-world game. Its just fun and I like having fun. No hate to GTA, just like SR more...
MrTrololo  +   835d ago
GTA V - An entirely new game

Saint Row 4 - A copy and paste from the previous game + it not a crime game at all

It obvious GTA V will be the best
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TheGrimOfDeath  +   834d ago
Yes it's obvious that GTA V will beat SR4 in the open world crime game genre, but don't think that SR4 is a copy and paste from the previous game. It has tons of new content worth for the price, it has new weapons, cars, planes, etc..

It is a game that's great to play.
KonsoruMasuta  +   834d ago
Stop copying and pasting this. Saints Row became crap after 2. And Saints Row 3 and 3.5 suck.

4 is just some DLC they wanted to make some extre money off of, so the stretched it into a full game.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   834d ago

Wrong again buddy, SR3 Enter The Domanatrix was *PUT* into SR4 because it was too similar to SR4. It is a whole new game, it's not a re-hash.

If it was really a bad game why is it getting so many good reviews?

You're probably the type of person that would send death threats to an author of a website if he gave GTA V a 6/10.
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MrTrololo  +   834d ago
They don't add much at all. All they did add is superhero powers and aliens. If it is $15 it a ok price same like far cry blood dragon but charging full price ? Nah
TheGrimOfDeath  +   834d ago

No they did not only add Aliens And Super powers. Read this,

Don't spread lies about something you don't even care about, how would you like if I said that GTA V is just over-hyped and will suck?

If you don't like SRIV, fine, don't buy it. Buy GTA V, I'm doing so too after SRIV and XCOM The Bureau, just don't you spread lies about the game.
Dan50  +   835d ago
Cheat wise I'm guessing SR will come out on top.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   835d ago
Im tired of people comparing the 2, they are completly different saints row is more wacky,fun and feels like the gta ps2 games,gtav is more serious and story driven.
i8urCAKE  +   835d ago
SR4 not really a crime game in my opinion. SR2 was thuglife..
Lord_Sloth  +   835d ago
GTA5 will sell better. There's no distuping this. That said, I'll likely have more fun with Saints Row 4 because I like co-op.
GentlemenRUs  +   835d ago
SR4 for all the crazy online play and such while GTAV for the serious gameplay and online.

So both should be equally good!
BLAKHOODe  +   835d ago
They don't even compare. Both are open world games, but are otherwise completely different. You might as well compare GTAV to InFamous, Red Dead Redemption or Prototype. GTAV is a more serious game - an action/adventure drama, where as SR4 is an action/adventure comedy. It's like comparing E.R. with Scrubs.
Muigi  +   835d ago
Umm is this a joke?
fsfsxii  +   835d ago
IMO i think all open world games try to clone GTA. Its not even good. Thank god Yakuza exists
JohnS1313  +   835d ago
I just started playing Saints Row The Third since I got it free on PS Plus. It's a lot of fun. I guess I'll stick with that for now. GTA V looks like it should be good. I hope it's more fun than GTA IV though. I never could get into that game. The Third reminds me a lot of how GTA III was.
Saints Row 4 is the better game because it focuses more on fun over realism & tedious missions.

GTA5 will still be overrated and mediocre just like GTA4.
fsfsxii  +   835d ago
People are just blind by the hype.
I never enjoy mindlessly walkng in the streets and shooting people with no reason or just for fun. Whats so fun about killing people??
KonsoruMasuta  +   834d ago
Yeah, this is coming from the guy who has the remade Dante as his icon.
If you liked that remake, you officially have no taste in games.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   834d ago
Oh shit! People can't have opinions on games! He can't like Devil May Cry because you hated it! He doesn't like the GTA series so you have to hate on him!

Great logic mate! Bravo!
Rimeskeem  +   835d ago
this is a trick question right?
nope111  +   835d ago
Unfair comparison. lemme fix that: GTAV vs SR2 there, muuuuch better.
aliengmr  +   835d ago
Aside from SR2 looking like a pile of s**t in comparison... yea sure muuuch better:/
RedDeadLB  +   835d ago
Obviously GTA5. Can't beat the original.
Deltaguy  +   835d ago
every saints row game>gta4
Discod99  +   835d ago
Stupid question. Saints Row isn't even in the same league. Nothing is.
LuCifer845  +   835d ago
Lol. F@#king kiddin me? Saints Row is poor mans GTA. For all the kiddies, if it wasn't for GTA there would be no Saints Row.
aliengmr  +   835d ago
Well one of them is being released in 2 days on PC, and the other hasn't even been officially announced on PC, sooo...

I'm just going to go with the one I can actually play.
The_Truth_24_7  +   835d ago
SR4 by far.
GTA5 is so behind.
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