Blend Games writes: "What would probably best be described as the tawdry cousin of Grand Theft Auto IV, Saints Row 2 boasts to have more customization, more vehicles, more strippers, a larger open-world city, and a new cooperative feature that pushes the 'M' rating to its very limits. What more could a gamer possibly ask for?
The story in Saints Row 2 picks up where the last game left off. Players have been betrayed by the Saints and now their created character is out to get a little revenge and make an even bigger impact on the city. The good part about Saints Row 2's story is that it has a much darker overtone than the first game, and includes more gangs and more immersion than the original game."