``This is a great FAMILY game!''-Newsweek
As far as Saints Row 2 is concerned, there is no avoiding comparison to Grand Theft Auto IV. They both touch on common ground in terms of gameplay and overall theme, but there are some things that Saints Row 2 does take to set itself apart from the latter. Whereas the Grand Theft Auto series has been taking an exceedingly realistic approach to the genre, Saints Row 2 seems to go the complete opposite route, allowing the player to truly get into some ridiculous situations that look insane, but are also a lot of fun to pull off. While the game certainly has some shortcomings, like technical issues and buggy gameplay, it's still a blast for gamers who just want to hit the streets of Stillwater and blow something up.