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Saints Row: The Third – The Full Quencher

by Dean Kent on March 29th, 2011, under PS3, THQ, Volition, Xbox 360

Volition is upping the ante this time round. They don’t want you to feel bored or be the proverbial tea boy in their new game. No, They want you to be badass, hardcore and dare I say it a little bit naughty.

Following the official announcement earlier this month THQ have been talking about the beginning of Saints Row 3.

“Saints Row: The Third puts you on top of the world, right at the beginning of the game, with all the perks that go along with being the head of an elite criminal organization,” said THQ’s core games boss.

“There’s no delivering pizza, no shuttling family members about in a long series of taxi missions. Instead, you take all the power of the Third Street Saints and you take the world by storm.”

Now I know what you’re thinking, I too am distraught at the exclusion of the pizza delivery mission. But before you send off any angry emails or throw something valuable at the cat, hear what I am going to say: They are likely to include what I can only describe as possibly the best weapon I have ever heard of.


Take that Grand Theft Auto. You wouldn’t see Niko with one of those bad boys. Ripping up the mean streets of liberty city. Oh no! Well if you want to see this weapon in the hands of the Third street saints, head over to Volitions twitter page and Tweet #fartinajar .

For those not in the know. Saints Row is a third person crime flavoured sandbox game. Inspired by Grand theft auto and utilising the same drive and shoot mission structure for which GTA is so loved. But with some of the silliest missions and even sillier costumes, Saints Row is the game for those who don’t take their games too seriously.

Well this time round the Saints are at the heights of their powers and are now being challenged by the new criminal organisation, The Syndicate. Details are scarce of quite how this might play out but it will be refreshing to not have to drag ourselves up from a low level hood/fresh off the boat immigrant and get our hands on the games toys from the get go.

It’s fair to say Saints Row: The Third is trying hard to keep its tongue firmly in its cheek, With one eye on the censors and the other on your wallet. It’s going to be hard not to crack a smile when the game hits its winter 2011 release window.


  1. Tue, 29th Mar 2011 at 6:43 pm

    What game do you think would be most improved by having a fart in a jar as weapon?

  2. Tue, 29th Mar 2011 at 6:53 pm

    LOL! I have NO idea? Metal Gear Solid? I dunno

  3. Tue, 29th Mar 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Wouldn’t seem too out of place in team fortress 2. They have piss in a jar as a weapon.

  4. Wed, 30th Mar 2011 at 2:27 am

    They should call it, The follow through.

  5. Wed, 30th Mar 2011 at 3:30 am

    just one request.
    PLEASE, for the love of god, dont turn into GTAIV!
    as long as they keep the silliness, quirkiness, outrages WTF behavior of saints row 2 ill be front row center!
    squirting sewage through the streets, thats what made saints row unique and i hope they keep that insanity!

  6. Wed, 30th Mar 2011 at 6:07 am

    yeah – by the look of things, they’re keeping it that way…

  7. Wed, 30th Mar 2011 at 8:44 am

    thats why i hated GTAIV, it just lost the zaniness of which the series was famous for!
    was so excited for it, i ended up sneaking out of TAFE early missing a exam just so i could pick up the game before the store closed!
    stayed up till 6 in the morning playing it, then came to the realization it sucked!
    by far the most overrated game in the history of video games!

  8. Wed, 30th Mar 2011 at 9:05 am

    Hope it sells well too.

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