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Release Date: January 20th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell

Overview -

'Saints Row IV: Re-Elected' is a next-gen compilation of last year’s 'Saints Row IV', all of its DLC, and a new expansion pack: 'Gat Out of Hell'. The series has been running since 2006 and was originally a decent facsimile of 'Grand Theft Auto' and other open-world crime games, but has developed its own irreverent, manic personality with each subsequent release.

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Rating Breakdown
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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
January 20th, 2015

Video Review

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This isn’t really a remaster - it’s a straight port. It looked a lot like playing a 360 game on my One, which isn’t uncommon but still feels kind of sad. The character textures lack detail and they fuzz around the edges. Because much of the game is played within an unstable simulation (think 'The Matrix'), there are a lot of effects within the environment that can disguise video issues such as a late draw-in. The framerate issues, however, cannot be ignored. Drops in speed are common during combat or chases.

Audio Review

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'Saints Row IV' has a decent and rather eclectic soundtrack. There’s a lot of dubstep and other electronica to pad up the party vibe, but there are also classical, pop, reggae, and retro stations with the likes of Biz Markie, Robert Palmer, Aerosmith, Haddaway, and more. The radio can be listened to even when not in a vehicle (a good design choice, considering how little most players will spend driving), and custom setlists can be built. The score is uptempo and catchy, and voice acting and sound effects are good. There are few audio problems besides the odd lip-syncing bug.

Final Thoughts

'Saints Row IV: Re-Elected' comes at a discount when compared to the release prices of its components, but that doesn’t change what it is. It is a conversion, plain and simple, with a few hours of added gameplay that doesn’t change much from the 'Saints Row IV' formula. There are some missed opportunities on the technical side that could have made for a smoother, prettier title. It is a good game and I can recommend it for newcomers, but returning players will find little of value unless they have dearly missed Johnny Gat.