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Grand Theft Auto V vs. Saints Row IV: which is better?

OXM - "With Saints Row 4, the series that began as a shameless GTA knockoff set out in a new direction, but it's still impossible to overlook the obvious, lingering similarities between it & Grand Theft Auto 5. Ultimately, one is going to do it better than the other, but which? Now that we've invested serious time in both, let's take an objective look at their strengths and weaknesses and declare a victor."

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Snookies12946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

GTA when it comes to quality. Though that's not to say SR isn't fun. They're both great games, and fans of open world games should definitely look into at least trying both of them out.

Crazay946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

They're really not comparing Apples to apples. GTA is rooted in a slightly more realistic world with a more realistic crime caper story. SR is the comedic tongue in cheek cousin.

Kinda like Scary movie to Scream.

If comparing anything I would say compare GTA to Sleeping Dogs.

RXL946d ago

Your Scary Movie/Scream Simile was on point lol

best way iv seen it compared/explained

cleft5946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

I own both and enjoy both equally. GTA5 does a lot of amazing stuff and so does SR4. GTA5 is impressive as all, the quality of the game definitely shows after the long years of development. Meanwhile, SR4 is just pure fun and great comedy/parody of other games, movies, and pop culture in general. It is really impressive what Volition did with only a year and THQ going down around them.

I am glad I brought SR4 and GTA5.

KiLLeRCLaM946d ago

Every game or series like BF, COD, EA Sports games etc should be worked on and released every two years instead of every year.

BuLLDoG909946d ago

One is genre defining, the other a yearly installment of ideas cherry picked from other games.

Saint row has created nothing new in the city sanbox space. Instead it looks at the best aspects of other games in the same genre, and takes there ideas, while never adding anything substantially original themselfs.

Murad946d ago

You know what? I like the fact that you're such an open gamer like myself, so plus bubble to you my good gaming sir. Personally I haven't played either one yet due to school and due to the addiction of good games, but I'm definitely going to hit them both up in the future.

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christheredhead946d ago

Neither is better than the other. I like both games for completely different reasons. I see this debate a lot, but I don't see why one has to be considered better.

LOGICWINS946d ago

Because thats the Internet. A never ending pissing contest where one opinion must prevail among others and gray areas don't exist.

ape007946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

yes there are gray areas but this is a no brainer, gta is definitely the better

wishingW3L946d ago

The 200 million dollars game with monstrous production values and diversity wins by default. There is no competition.

ape007946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

SR is good but GTA V is obviously better

i wish in nextgen volition goes back to SR 1 and SR 2 style

KonsoruMasuta946d ago

I wish they would do that. The SR games actually were good at one point.

Abdou023946d ago

I know a lot of people will hate me for this but SR3-4 were made with drunk idiots in mind. If the game started taking itself seriously and actually start to create new elements of gameplay maybe they will reach broader audience and the comparison would be legit.

Etseix946d ago

yeah but if they started taking the game *serious*
that would mean they'll go GTA style, and im sure quality wise GTA would totally destroy it.

3-4 are pure fun, all the jokes, comedy, etc. You dont see that level of humor on GTA, thats why i have more fun with SR, im not bashing GTA, its a great game, but i would care less about GTA stories, meanwhile on the other hand, if you try to take SR seriously- you will be dissapointed. :)

Pintheshadows946d ago

I enjoyed SR4 alot more than I expected, but these days, the two series are nothing alike beyond being open world, and if you want to compare them on that front, well, there is only one winner.

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