Saints Row canonized into Platinum Hits line

THQ's thugged-out Xbox 360 open-world action game gets high-class status, low-rent price.

Life has always been cheap in Saints Row, but today it just got a little bit cheaper. THQ has announced that its Xbox 360 open-world gang-banger has joined the system's Platinum Hits line of games in North America, along with a discounted price tag of $29.99.

Originally released last August, Saints Row lets players customize a character to their liking and then drops them into a gang war in the streets of the fictional city of Stilwater. A PlayStation 3 release for the Grand Theft Auto-inspired game is scheduled for later this year--which is when GTAIV is slated to arrive on both the PS3 and Xbox 360. For more on the Xbox 360 Saints Row, check out GameSpot's review.

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theKSMM
theKSMM

One day I'm going to have to try this game. I've heard some pretty good things about it. Most of my paltry games collection is made up of price-reduced Greatest / Platinum Hits or used copies that I got for $20 or less. So paying $30 for current-gen Hits titles makes me feel like I'm buying a full-priced game. I guess I need to get used to these higher game prices just like I have to get used to higher gas prices...because neither one is coming down.

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

I may pick it up again, I sold mine on Amazon after I finished it so It only cost me about $20 after I sold it for $40. Those missions where you ride shotgun are awesome, especially when you have Metallica playing in the game. Custom soundtracks ftw.

Funkdaddy13
Funkdaddy13

I just hope they add more vehicle types... GTA4 not having planes was a big disappointment to me...

Sandro909
Sandro909

This game was better than GTA in a lot of ways.

PuFreak
PuFreak

This game was great, had much fun playing it. Definetly not a simple GTA clone. Also, multiplayer is a huge plus. And at only $30, you should really get it

1PSman
1PSman

Cool. I wonder if the PS3's greatest hits will still be $19.99?

t-mac-07
t-mac-07

yea i new this game is going to be here one day

Javaguychronox
Javaguychronox

its a pretty decent game for the price I think. Im not the greatest Saints fan, but for cheap- you cant go wrong :)

dmastor
dmastor

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TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

"twinbladeace: lol-i got a copy of enchanted arms for 20$ for 360-PS3 users pay 70$ i can now get a copy of saints row for 30$ and the PS3 users pay 70$ -lol@handmedowns" I found the homosexual overtones of Enchanted Arms a little hard to stomach at times, and the conversation about fisting was just too far out there.

fathertroy
fathertroy

good... i wanted to get one of this because i cant have gta 4 lol

twinbladeace
twinbladeace

lol-i got a copy of enchanted arms for 20$ for 360-PS3 users pay 70$ i can now get a copy of saints row for 30$ and the PS3 users pay 70$ -lol@handmedowns

BraindeadRacr
BraindeadRacr

A crappy game at a crappy game price. How appropriate. BTW, anyone ever notice how dumb some o the headlines on here are? "Cannonized"? Who uses that word unless they are in the church? The eh... Saints' are settled in a church. The Saints Row Church is their HQ. Investigate a bit deeper before you insult.

digi_dragon324
digi_dragon324

damn im glad i didnt dish out 60 bucks in the summer for this, im gonna go buy it right now!

sja28
sja28

yeah wow i will get it and poor ps3 owners they still pay 59.99 and with less features like no avhivements no gamerscore no rumble no custom music in game no chating while playing oops i will get kill for thise but like it or not is true in every game

nemiseswes426
nemiseswes426

Even know it is a GTA rip off It's still a kickass game.

hughes1234
hughes1234

"Its worth 30$ for the entertainment value. If you havnt played it, give it a shot. Its a GTA rip off and nobody can deny that, but this is a pretty solid and fun game in the end. " I completely agree with him, I just wish I would have waited to buy it now to tide me over till gta iv

UGAH
UGAH

wtf!!! I can't believe it the game sucks . It just copied gta

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

hmmm, still not getting it. $30 bucks is tempting, but I'm not really into Open World games. Demo was fun though. It's a great title to have in the Platinum lineup.

Anti-Lemon
Anti-Lemon

"Cannonized"? Who uses that word unless they are in the church?" uh.. the player character is canonized into the saints, like a saint of the catholic church. retard

imautobot
imautobot

A crappy game at a crappy game price. How appropriate. BTW, anyone ever notice how dumb some o the headlines on here are? "Cannonized"? Who uses that word unless they are in the church?

gots0
gots0

$19.99 Platinum price would have me buying these games.

Jonny_Animal
Jonny_Animal

Down to $30 in less than a year?! Oh, well. It was totally worth the $60 when I got it last year. Freakin' awesome game.

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Cool. At $30, not a bad buy, lots of bang for your buck I say. I rented played it TONS and didnt even finish 30% of it. Now Im going for the other 70% as a platinum hits. Extra downloadable content would be nice and more of a reason to get this game. This is the way GTA clones should be made. And yes, if it goes heads up with GTA IV on the PS3, this game will not sell.

ElHypno
ElHypno

Its worth 30$ for the entertainment value. If you havnt played it, give it a shot. Its a GTA rip off and nobody can deny that, but this is a pretty solid and fun game in the end.

dmastor
dmastor

great game,great on-line play, great co-op I think this game is great. i don't know how many times i can say great about this great game and how the price cut is great because may get more great on-line play.

DraconisCrimasa
DraconisCrimasa

Can you really canonize a game i mean it isn't dead as it was never alive and i don't remember 3 Saints row related miracles appearing in the news... I think i would have remembered : )

wenbin09
wenbin09

pity the short game story. hope to see a sequel soon.

TTDog
TTDog

UK platinum release slated for May 25th, with Dead Rising on June 15th.

DrKill09
DrKill09

"GTA clone" my ass. I don't think ONE of those true clones ever did as well as SR. SR rules!

Irve
Irve

hey don't complain .. when this is releaseed in the uk on budget it'll be at $50 ! most 360 game retail at $90 over here

Taegre
Taegre

Well worth the price. I found myself playing this game way more than Tony Hawk's Project 8 and Gears of War (possibly combined!). And it's only a GTA Clone in the same manner that System Shock was a Doom clone.

Reetesh
Reetesh

I like this Bestseller Idea :D

NightRain
NightRain

Meh... even if I have a couple of friends who play this game, I won't buy it...

hegetshiskeys
hegetshiskeys

Didn't like the game. Even though the price dropped to 29.99, I wouldn't pay 29 cents. I really don't see how Gamespot gave it a decent rating anyway. I bet if it was originally released for the PS3 they would have rated it lower-- just because of that fact. Oh, and Gamespot, I like how you always diss Sony in your "This just in". You guys are such wonderful comedians ................... yea

Darqness
Darqness

Help me understand something. Just like I don't understand why the MSRP for Stranger's Wrath is still at $29.99 last I checked, why are Platinum hits on XBOX360 $29.99??? I mean if it's a Platinum Hit, they probably made their money and then some. Why not put these games at an impulse buying price of $19.99? You help gamers grow their libraries, and that probably means more time with the console and on XBOX LIVE. Anywho, I like the drop, just wondering.

sniper_99
sniper_99

hmm I might buy it now....or i just might wait for GTA4 to come out

epormada
epormada

I wonder how much the PS3 version will be? If it's $60 bucks with GTA IV just around the corner it will make the 360 and it's version a no brainer!

Baraka87
Baraka87

DefInitly the best gta clone.And to PS3_3DO, GTA san andreas came out over 3 years ago on yhe PS2!of course saints row looks better being that it is an X360 game.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Best GTA clone ever made and even improves on some aspects.Hurry up on the sequel.

vaejas
vaejas

Nice. Totally waited.

konradak
konradak

Pretty sweet game, now deff worth the reduced price if you don't have it yet!