Saints Row 2 rollin' onto PCs

THQ confirms its GTA-esque open-world auto-actioner will debut on Windows systems alongside PS3, 360 versions later this year.

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PC gamers disappointed by the lack of a PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV are getting a consolation prize of sorts. Following product listings on GameStop, THQ reps today confirmed that Saints Row 2 is also in development for the PC. The recently delayed GTA-esque crime-action game had been previously announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Billed as darker than the semi-comic original, Saints Row 2 will return players to the fictional crime-overrun metropolis of Stilwater, a few years after the events of the first game, which saw the Saints gang take over the city. As a fully customizable male or female character, players will lead the Saints against three new rival gangs bent on seizing control of the streets. Saints Row 2 will also offer a number of new features. Previously mission-based, online two-player co-op will now be extended to the full campaign mode, which will let a pair of virtual gangsters play through the entire story together. GameSpot's hands-on preview has more details on the game's co-op mode. Saints Row 2 will ship for the 360 and PS3 on October 14. As for the PC version, a THQ rep would only say only that the GameStop product page--which has it shipping on October 14 for $39.99--"is accurate."

Discussion

138 comments
snazza
snazza

metalkid9: "They could care less about what you guys say" So you're saying they do care what these guys are saying. I disagree, I don't think they care.

j_bro007
j_bro007

i like all the news i have been hearing so far on saint row 2......cept for the delay, but id rather wait for a great game than to play a buggy glitchy game keep up the good work THQ

VXCOM
VXCOM

hemmm......the graphic looks nice maybe GTA4+Kane and Lynch=Saints Row 2 and that we may call great boomer for a free-roam experience......we just need to wait....buy.....and play to see its worth or not....

kalclash
kalclash

IMO GTA4 plays like Kane and Lynch but in an open world, and that game sucked! The gunplay and cover system is awful in both games, but in addition GTA4 has awful car handling and and highly repetitive story! To sum up GTA4 is repetitive and boring, where as Saints Row 2 will be refreshing, FUN, and innovative! Bring it on and don't belive in all the BS GTA4 hype!

yosef95
yosef95

metalkid9 go away you childish R* fanboy

yosef95
yosef95

thx thq for bringing it to the pc

jk212
jk212

metal are u dumb? "GTA4 is the most sold product in the history of not only games but any product!!"? the first mario game sold more, a specific drink in starbucks sold more lol i forgot the name of the drink

metalkid9
metalkid9

i think people need to get cleared up, rockstar doesnt care if they put gta4 on pc because they made more money on the 360 and ps3 platform than thq will ever make with saints row on 3 platforms. They could care less about what you guys say because you guys are the minority who do not like the series. they made a sh*t load of money if you like it or not. GTA4 is the most sold product in the history of not only games but any product!! now you guys can keep bragging about your saints row but it will never replace gta, the original free-roam experience!!!

damariners
damariners

that is great news... this year pc gaming did disappoint me.. even though i've ps3.. playing this genre of game with mod and more.. just so great... soon gta IV on pc just perfect for pc gaming.. nway still excited bout mgs 4 soon release.. this is ultimate reason gamer buy ps3.. hhahaha

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

wow only 40 bucks i feel like im stealing it. I just saw a preview with all the side games you can play and the online is going to be amazing. I am really excited about this one. I think ill go with the ps3 version though and see how that one plays out.

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

about time..first I'll get mercenaries 2 then saint row's 2 and then hopefully gta iv....PERFECT!!

yosef95
yosef95

im getting the pc version because of the mods

Darkblyth
Darkblyth

im getting ps3 version the buttons are the main thing

Temple-C
Temple-C

sweet, they might as well put GTA4 on the com, rockstar would be rich

Hekynn
Hekynn

dang it forget saints row Rock Star should put GTA4 onto the PC now that would be awsome and it would sound good on my 5.1 speakers :D

CVM_123
CVM_123

i hope that it would not be such as dissapointing as Gta IV

Questlove711
Questlove711

I'd rather get the 360 version. Cause if I get bored of it, I can just resell it way easier than it is to resell PC Games.

Proman84
Proman84

This is no consolation. I'd rathet be playing GTA 4, or better yet, Mafia 2/

killzone_gamer
killzone_gamer

Sweet, although in October i'll probably still be playing GTA and MGS, amoungst others. So... It's a "maybe" from me.

Sunrie
Sunrie

Interesting. Until GTA IV gets ported in a year or so to the PC (just about as long as San Andreas took after console releases) this should be well worth it. Control is usually better on the PC, thanks to the keyboard and mouse setup, as well.

Cutekitten6_18
Cutekitten6_18

40 bucks for the PC version? I may go for that than!

yosef95
yosef95

im gonna buy it big time

extasy05
extasy05

wwoooooowww i hope its good at it sounds :D and not a disappointing :)

ykkty
ykkty

WHOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!now i can play on my xbox and on my pc XD XBOX 360 GamerTAG : YAKKETY

yosef95
yosef95

@Waiting_4_U You can try the demo...and its not the sames story as sr 1

Waiting_4_U
Waiting_4_U

I don't know if this has been said, but why bother putting a sequel of Saint's Row on PS3 when PS3 didn't even have the original. I don't have an Xbox, so why would I buy this if I've never played the first one?

cooldude03
cooldude03

It has some big shoes to try and fill with GTA IV being so awesome. Oh $39.99 the price alone should sell this game. I was disappointed with the first Saint's Row but for $40 it's worth checking out.

TheRooskie
TheRooskie

Hmm, smart move. I have high hopes for Saints Row 2; Ive already returned GTA IV.

ForsbergFan21
ForsbergFan21

I was disappointed with GTA4 in many ways but I do think it's still a good game. I hope Saints Row 2 will not disappoint.

zeeshan810
zeeshan810

GTA IV is coming out in October 2008 I saw it on a German website. But i'm not german! I saw the date* on 2 gaming websites** But I got a PS3 Special ED GTA IV.

The_Freeman
The_Freeman

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GreggD
GreggD

Chances are that SR2 on the PC will have the EXACT same controls as GTA III, VC did on the PC. People who have played them and the original Saints Row will know what I mean.

bioghost
bioghost

thats great, but i think gta4 will come out on PC soon with new features.

122024
122024

cool man ha i dindt know that beatz was your friend .,.,.here in gamespot there are a lots of fight like the f@k.,ing console war the gta 4 and sainst row 2 war so many crap like who is best xbox 360 or ps3 i have both i only enyoy my games

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

you know what its all cool brother thankyou for manning up and you just earned some of my respect. everyone give this young man a thumbs up. also i live in puerto rico. i am a gringo but my wife is puerto rican. so my kids are half and half kinda like the milk lol. i am glad that this was resolved.

122024
122024

i have 14 how i can get a job my friend and i live in dominican republic i don play with barbies perhaps you were confused with you i dont know you dont know me so sorry for put my self in your conversation

NND1
NND1

LOL chu guys are arguing over a game..... Play em both and then decide.. Actually they both are awesome in their own respects...

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

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122024
122024

ehhhh beats its was to your little friend combatsoldier

122024
122024

you talk only s.h!.t

HavenlyHunter
HavenlyHunter

not bad :D finally some game that ist exclusiv for consoles pc gamers deserve some good game

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

yo hablo espanol caberoncita. mirra mi iho, tu callete e beso mi culo. tu no sauve. yo soy el heffe. Your about to have a real bad day son. tu eres un chica e tu neccecitas beso un bicho. si si si.

-Beatz-
-Beatz-

Lol, I don't even have Saint's Row.