Saints Row 2 brings true freedom to open-world gaming. Players can play as who they want, how they want, and with whomever they want in this sequel to the much acclaimed and tremendously successful Saints Row.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (4,540 reviews)
Release Date: 28 Jan, 2009

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Saints Row 2 brings true freedom to open-world gaming. Players can play as who they want, how they want, and with whomever they want in this sequel to the much acclaimed and tremendously successful Saints Row.
Set years after the original, the player finds himself in a Stilwater both familiar and strange and challenged with bringing the Saints back as the rightful kings of Stilwater and bringing vengeance to those who wronged him.
  • Limitless Customization - Play as fully customizable characters that are male, female or something in between.
    - Vehicles can be visually customized as well as performance tuned.
    - Cribs and even gangs all have an amazing degree of detailed customization options.
  • Multiplayer - Co-op full story campaign has seamless integration (for example one player drives while the other shoots).
    - Competitive MP pushes the boundaries of immersion in a living Stillwater environment fully populated with police, innocent bystanders and rival gangs.
  • Killer Combat and Awesome Vehicles - Planes, helicopters, motorcycles,boats and cars can be piloted and used as weapons. On the ground new combat options include melee, fine aim, and human shield.
  • Freedom to Explore - More missions, activities, diversions, races, weapons, vehicles, cribs, city districts, and interiors than ever before. Over 40 story missions with additional bonus missions take place in a transformed Stilwater that is over 50% larger than before.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS:Windows XP or Vista.
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Dual-Core Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Dual-Core Athlon XP or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB system RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB 3D graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support (i.e. 7600 NVidia card or better, ATI X1300 card or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB of Hard Drive Space
    • Display: DirectX compatible display capable of 640x480 in 16-bit color
    • Multiplay: Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS:Windows XP or Vista.
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Dual-Core Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Dual-Core Athlon XP or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB system RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB 3D graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support (i.e. 8800 NVidia card or better, ATI HD3850 card or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB of Hard Drive Space
    • Display: DirectX compatible display capable of 640x480 in 16-bit color
    • Multiplay: Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
Helpful customer reviews
145 of 176 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: 16 January
punched a woman holding "stop violence" sign, she pulled a knife on me, got brutally stabbed to death by a mob of protesters! 11/10 would punch her again
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104 of 137 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
113.9 hrs on record
Posted: 13 January
I bumped into a tacky stripper at my crib. My homies jumped in and beat her down to a pulp while her friends cried and cringed and huddled in the fetal position. As a female gamer, I approve. 110/10
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53 of 64 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: 27 December, 2014
Some thoughts:
I played Saints Row 3 on the Xbox 360 and thought it was the best Saints Row ever (I did not play the others). Although it is a good game, Saints Row 2 is the better game. Why? It takes itself less seriously than GTA but it still has meaningfulness that Saints Row 3 and 4 lack. The gangs are realistic and the campaings are good, whereas the latter games are just crazy. They are fun, but that is pretty much it. Shaundi and Pierce look better in Saints Row 3, but in Saints Row 2 they are likable and are useful and fun to invite around the city. The driving sucks, but the customization is good. Plus, the cheats are better than Saints Row 3! I suggest getting it.... I expected less than Saints Row 3 and got more instead.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: 19 February
Evil, ugly and stupid - that is the story of how, as a person suitably crazy, you can change these disadvantages to advantages.

In short(because no one want to read a long ♥♥♥♥): Tons of playability resting on the bottom of the optimization. Nevertheless, this is so ♥♥♥♥ing great.

PROS:
★ In this game you create the character lurking in the darkest recesses of your mind,
★ And nobody can forbid you to strip her to get naked,
★ And then her hands drop people of the tallest buildings,
★ Pour into the streets "liquids" carried by septic truck,
★ Learn capoeira in the nearby surgeon,
★ Make a huge jump, then god give you money,
★ Run over and kill 50 people just to save one person,
★ Will fight a duel with the katanas,
★ Everything with playing Tears for Fears - "Everybody wants to rule the world" in the background,
★ Being a guy wear heels and do not kill yourself during the run,
★ And playing coop with a friend,
★ You'll find that the game can be in general release to the market.

CONS:
★ You can not play it on PC hardware with the twenty-first century,
★ Can not be precisely adjust the size of the breast,
★ The speed of the animation is sometimes not very constant,
★ While playing some may feel embarrassed,
★ The level of ugliness can scare even turpists,
★ It's not really a good gift for First Communion.

Would waste my time again.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
90.2 hrs on record
Posted: 20 January
Saints Row 2 is, in my opinion, the best in series. While the original was clunky and the third and 4 moved in a new direction, the second game holds true to what the game is supposed to be: being a badass while taking over the entire city.

So you got blown up on a boat in the original game (which still hasn't made it's way to PC) and through the magic of science and technology, you're able to not only change your appearance, but also, apparently, your gender. You escape prison and are thrown directly into a gang controlled city while the Saints have long since been dead. It's your job to resurrect your former crew... or, you know, just run around, rob liquor stores, get high and screw around.

And that's what Saints Row 2 does best. It gives you an open playground to really just do whatever you want in. While newer games like GTA restrict the player to what they can actually accomplish, Saints Row just throws you into a living city, basically naked, and tells you "have at it". Go hold up a store and take that money to the casino and play some blackjack. Why not?

That being said, the game is dated and it shows. It's not the worst looking game, and mods are able to make it look better, but some mechanics are just tedious. Having to redo an entire mission because the police AI is acting stupid is a real chore. Forcing the player to do side quests to increase reputation so more main story missions can be done is a pain. No game should ever gate the player behind content through side missions and I'm glad to see that it was removed in newer installations.

For what Saints Row 2 is, a now 7 year old game, it still does a lot that even newer sandbox games are struggling with. It really is a shame that this series, in general, has had so much ups and downs. And the new direction being pushed is disappointing. But here's to good games that never get old, and let's hope we eventually see the original game on Steam.

Solid 8.5/10

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: 18 January
First off: If you want to play this game, you better get the "Gentlemen of the Row" mod, it makes this sorry excuse of a port work like a charm

I have to say I'm surprised at how good Saints Row 2 turned out to be, when it first came out I wasn't sure I wanted to play it due to so many calling it just a GTA clone, and for the most part they are right... This game plays and feels like GTA, for me it was like a mix between San Andreas and Vice City, and this is actually a good thing since it combined the best parts of both games.

On the other hand, the side activities and the not very smooth driving controls can get really frustrating at times, I found myself raging at a good number of side activities and unfortunatley killed my desire to go for 100% completition, that being said, I got so hooked onto this game I actually marathoned through it, it was really addictive

However, the side activities and the "respect" system made the game annoying at times, makes me appreciate the devs for implementing a proper RPG-ish leveling system for the sequels as it made every single activity fun to play on my own terms, unlike this game where you are forced to do side activities if you want the right to continue the story

Despite everything, this was a great game, left me with a sweet taste in my mouth, would love to revisit again sometime
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: 16 May
You know what's sad....THIS is a good game. REALLY GOOD....but this version of it.........I wasted $10 on this garbage.
Everything is going too fast, like stupidly fast. This also goes to the cutscenes for some reason and even the subtitles go quick. It looks good on high settings, but I can barley keep up with what's going on!!!! Listen, they may not sound like much......but it well RUIN the game. Another problem is that for people who use controllers BE WARN for some reason, some commands like picking up weapons or opening doors.....don't want to work.......which is very bad espically in FIRE FIGHTS!!!!!!! And the Car controls.........OH GOD!!!!! WORST THEN BIG RIGGS!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!! YOU COULD DRIVE A TEACUP WITH WHEELS AND NO STEERING WHEEL BETTER, BLINDFOLDED!!!!!!!
DON'T GET THIS!!!! If you want to play the game, get it on Ps3 or Xbox 360, seriously this sucks.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: 3 January
Where do I begin? For starters, Saints Row 2 is a glorious game. It has amazing depth to the story and characters, moreso than the original game in my opinion. Saints Row: The Third ruined this franchise; if you're gonna buy one or the other, get the first two games. I know that this isn't my most lengthy review, but all I can really say is buy this. Now. Why aren't you buying it? DO IT!
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: 27 November, 2014
Pros: The best Saints Row game in existence.

Cons: The worst PC port in existence.

The game is soooooo poorly made that even a GTX 980 + 6-core i7 overclocked to 4GHz can't run this game smoothly. One way to remedy is using D3Doverrider or RadeonPro to force triple buffering, but that will only do so much to help.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: 2 January
best game ever better that saint row 3 and 4
+game very blance with sad and funny and bad ♥♥♥
+good story misson and side misson
+3 awesome gangs
+i like Johnny Gat and i like Shaundi
+sound track good
+game very long if you do side misson
+ dialog very good
+all voice on game well done
+what happen saint row 3 and 4 i dont know
+ buy this game when on sale very good
+i like i said old game have better charm that modern game
+it have idle animation if stand still some spot
-bad poor for pc but still i enjoy game
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: 13 February
My god this port is so bad it's basically unplayable. Shame because it's a great game. Save yourself the time and headaches and just get it on console.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: 14 February
SR2 is best played first if you want to get into the series on PC. You'll need the Gentlemen of the Row mod too because it fixes the bad port's problems but even then I still have had the game randomly crash at times. Overall the game is good, but its not nearly as fun as 3 and 4. Sure Stillwater is more interesting to explore and there's more customization options but the combat is rather bland. You only get crazy weapons until towards the end of the game so you're stuck with your standard sandbox arsenal and none of them really feel satisfying. Also its kind of feels like the series didn't find its identity yet and SR2 tries to balance being serious and silly and it doesn't really work. Personally I think people overhype this game, but its still worth playing.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: 28 November, 2014
When i was a kid i remember unboxing SaintsRow 1 for Xbox. I liked it so much that i decided to tell myself; I'ts better than GTA. When the second part got released it was even more better. I loved the Story and Gameplay,etc. Really SaintsRow 2 was the Best part of all. The Third and 4th are peanuts compared to this. Why? cuz the Story almost has nothing to do with the previous parts, not to mention the Gang battles, lel In the 4th Part there are madafaker aliens.. WTF.

SaintsRow 2 comes with an amazing (and serious) Storyline, a co-op mode aswell, and not to forget the GANG FIGHTS ALL OVER STILWATER!. You are supposed to feel like a hero in this and you are going to. You see how the Saints rise to a giant imperium. This was one of the very best games i ever played. I'ts a pity that THQ became bankrupt.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: 21 February
10/10 best gaim evar
would not bang again sorry
gr8 r8 m8 dont h8 or discrimin8 gr8

" It was ok, i guess, " - IGNFaqs
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: 4 April
This game is GREAT!!

It's super fun to play, everything is hilarious, driving and gunplay is fun, characters are humourous, it's really just a joy to play.

But the game crashed and all my save files became corrupted, so I lost ~8 hours of progress. With how common crashes are in this game, that's a deal-breaker for me :(
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: 16 December, 2014
My favorite of the series, for having just the right balance of ridiculousness alongside a story that is actually pretty dark at times. It's not so out-there that you can't take it seriously when the plot demands it, yet it still has its silly moments.

Unfortunately runs like ♥♥♥♥ on PC; though you can still beat it. Definitely look up some of the mods that help optimize the game, though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: 24 April
I love this game. the keyboard controls are bit strange, I'd even recommend going over and switching them around in settings before you really play, but after that they're not impossible to use.

I love this game because there are little aspects of the game that seem to have more freedom than later games in the series, but they're all pretty great.

I don't think you should let anything like the visuals/graphics or controls or anything else you may tend to be picky about alter you decision for this game, if you've played any later games in this series, and haven't touched this one, i say, why not? it's pretty amusing and just as fun.
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23 of 42 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: 29 January
I don't know man. It's a really fun game, altough it's a REALLY BAD PC port. I tweaked the hell out of it and i couldn't even make it to an almost playable state. If it's on sale and it's really cheap, it's ok to buy it just for your collection. But do yourself a favor, and play it on Xbox.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: 16 January
Just, crap. It is way too jerky, way too fast of a speed..I tried installing the powertools thing and the gentlemen of the row mod to fix it, but it's overall a pretty broken game in it's current state. What happened?
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 10 February
Does not run on Win7 64 bit (i tried compatibility settings and direct x manual install)
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