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Essays 01 October 2019, 17:49

author: Bart Swiatek

A gamer, journalist, and tech enthusiast. Likes to dabble in different things and genres, but the RPG acronym is forever etched on one side of his heart. Hurts like hell, btw.

Top 10 Games in Which Americans Save the World

American heroes have completely dominated the world of cinema and video games. From historical characters in steampunk mechs, to secret agents, and marines armed to the teeth, the list of the best heroes from the land of the free has it all.

Saints Row IV A president with a pair

SAINTS ROW IV:

  1. Developer: Volition Inc.
  2. Publisher: Deep Silver
  3. Genre: action
  4. Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One
  5. Release: August 20, 2013 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), January 20, 2015 (PS4, Xbox One)

The Saints Row series has come a long way since the release of the first installment back in 2006. What started as a reasonably realistic GTA clone, turned into an edgy and absurd game much different from... well, pretty much anything that's on the market right now. And that was a great decision, as it produced some of the best open-world action games, realizing original ideas instead of just copying them.

A great example of this is the latest although already pretty old game in the series, Saints Row IV. We play as the leader of the free world, who, using superhero powers and some really absurd technologies, tries to repel the invasion of aliens. The highlight of the game is the sequence, in which we disarm an incoming nuke, sitting on the darn thing (flying at suborbital altitude), and listening to I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith (here it is!).

Why is it worth it?

If you love free, crazy action, and tales concieved in the haze of absurdity, it doesn't get much better.

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