Game Informer: "During the long wait for GTA IV, Saints Row was a perfect stopover for many of us. Outside of an entertaining activities system, it didn't really bring anything new to the table – and that was fine. I was just happy to have high-resolution textures and a targeting system that wasn't actively annoying. Its sequel might find the current climate a little more challenging – there have been a lot of great, games released since 2006. Still, it's clear that developer Volition hasn't rested on its laurels; Saints Row 2 is more ambitious and in many ways a better game than its predecessor."