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Saints Row 2 [Download]

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Platform: PC Download
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  • Over 40 story missions with additional bonus missions take place in a transformed Stilwater that is over 50% larger than before.
  • Limitless Customization! Play as fully customizable characters that are male, female or something in between. Cribs, vehicles and even gangs all have customization options.
  • Multiplayer and Co-op full story campaign has seamless integration (for example one player drives while the other shoots).
  • Competitive multiplayer pushes the boundaries of immersion in a living Stillwater environment fully populated with police, innocent bystanders and rival gangs.
  • 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
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B004VNHVF4
  • Release Date: January 5, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

A worthy successor to the open-world gameplay hit, Saints Row, Saints Row 2 features all new customization options, including player's: gender, age, voice, crib and gang. In addition, the sandbox just got larger with a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, offering all new locations to explore with new vehicles, including motorcycles, boats, helicopters and planes. Saints Row 2 will be playable online in 2-player co-op through the entire singleplayer campaign or in the all new open-world competitive multiplayer mode never before seen in the genre.

'Saints Row 2' game logo
Take back the streets of Stilwater
Staring down a shotgun in 'Saints Row 2'
Welcome back to Stilwater
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One of the Brotherhood gang members from 'Saints Row 2'
One of the new faces on the Row.
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Character customization in 'Saints Row 2'
Customization down to the taunt.
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Extreme customization of your possee 'Saints Row 2'
Extreme posse creation.
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Airplanes and helicopters in 'Saints Row 2'
Take the battle to the air.
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Shooting down a jet with a rocket launcher in 'Saints Row 2'
Weapons that go bang.
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Throwing down in the club in 'Saints Row 2'
Throw down some skin.
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Backstory
Five years have passed since your former Saints crew betrayed you. As you awake from a coma for the first time since that fateful day, you find the Stilwater you once ruled is in disarray. Unfamiliar gangs have laid claim to your territory, rival factions have taken over your rackets, and cash-hungry corporations have laid waste to your once proud 3rd Street home. Abandoned and left scarred with an unrecognizable face, you seek out a plastic surgeon to begin your new life on the streets. Yet some things never change in Stilwater.

Respect can only be earned and that requires a lifestyle that reflects your unique personality. Your crib, your crew, and your character define who you are on the streets and how you are perceived. The image you portray is as important as the decisions you make in a city ruled by false bravado and impulsive behavior. The only constant is the need for an identity that reflects your individuality. But style and image can only take you so far in a world where actions speak louder than words. Sometimes sending a message to your enemies requires heavy lifting, like that of a rival gang member into oncoming traffic. Respect in Stilwater needs to be taken, and what better way than to grab it from the hands of a gang full of enemies by means of a satchel charge, a flame-thrower or those minigun rounds you've been saving for a special occasion.

Meet Your Homies
But remember that the fight to reclaim Stilwater does not have to be waged alone. The Saints once ruled these streets as a crew of brothers, and their return to the top can help be secured through co-operative alliances. The time has finally come to seek revenge against your rivals to reestablish your crew as the rightful kings of Stilwater, but the streets are crawling with bangers. Check out the crews you'll run into and remember their faces and their ways:

The Third St. Saints - a gang of 'Saints Row 2' 3rd Street Saints
Once the kings of the city, the Saints have been forced out of their titular home of Saints Row by the Ultor Corporation, a giant conglomerate that gentrified the once poor neighborhood. Now operating out of an abandoned underground hotel, the Saints are looking to reclaim the glory that they lost several years ago.
The Ronin - a gang of 'Saints Row 2' Ronin
One of the newest gangs instilling fear in Stilwater, the Ronin recruit from both the city's Asian population as well as among the immigrants. Their crimes involve peddling vice through gambling, prostitution, street-racing, and protection rackets, and their power has reached even into the boardroom of corporations like Ultor.
The Sons of Samedi - a gang of 'Saints Row 2' Sons of Samedi
Influenced by Voodoo and a history of military corruption in Haiti, the Sons of Samedi are known for their potent combination of spiritualism and fearlessness. Members are attracted to the gang out of respect for their methods, through coercion or a desire for easy income generated through trade in their designer drug called "Loa Dust."
The Brotherhood - a gang of 'Saints Row 2' Brotherhood
Formed from the cast-outs and dredges of Stilwater society, the Brotherhood is a solid force of strength and intimidation intent on revenging itself upon the police and city. Specializing in violent extortion, they forego subtlety and nuance and simply take what they want, all the while flashing their allegiance with piercings and tattoos, bright colors, and gas-guzzling trucks.
The Ultor Corporation - a gang of 'Saints Row 2' Ultor Corporation
A ruthless corporate contender, the Ultor Corporation's gentrification of Saints Row created a new skyline for the city and a headquarters for their corporate office at the expense of the poor and the 3rd Street Saints. Now they're targeting another neighborhood, the Shivington projects, fueling gang wars and waiting for the prime moment to move in and reap the profits.
Key Game Features:

  • Freedom to Explore Through Open World Gameplay - Balancing story progression with all the time-wasting mayhem imaginable, Saints Row 2 contains more activities, diversions, races, cribs, city districts, and interiors than ever before.
  • Extensive Mission Play - Over 40 story missions with additional bonus missions take place in a transformed Stilwater that is over 50% larger than before.
  • Limitless Customization - Saints Row 2 allows you to customize everything connected to what you wear, drive and where you live as well as gives you access to countless character combinations from facial expression, body type, voice, taunts, gender to walking style. In addition, players can customize gangs various and extreme physical looks (some pretty crazy), fighting styles, gang taunts and tags and vehicle preferences.
  • Improved Combat Functionality - In addition to the usual run, jump, punch, drive, stab, shoot model of combat, Saints Row 2 allows you to take human shields and exact finishing moves if you choose, but beware. How you commit crimes affects your notoriety, which determines the response of police.
  • Expanded Multiplayer options - Along with a compelling singleplayer mode, enjoy a variety of multiplayer play options including:
    • Strong Arm: A team-based multiplayer mode batching together prominent activities from the singleplayer campaign into one series of timed events, with the goal to earn the most cash as a team at the end of the events.
    • Gangsta Brawl: A standard deathmatch mode with the single player with the most kills winning.
    • Team Gangsta Brawl: A standard team deathmatch mode with the team with the most kills winning.
    • Co-Op Mode: Full drop in/drop out coop support and ability to play through the full single player campaign with buddies and with the ability to set online co-op games to public, friends-only or invite-only status.
  • Lots of Wieldable Weapons - Whether you talking chairs, parking meters, street signs, newspaper dispensers or your neighbor's garden gnome, use whatever is on hand to take out an enemy.
  • An Explosive Weapon Arsenal - When a melee weapon just won't do, send a message to your enemies by dipping into an arsenal that includes: rocket launchers, shock-paddles, stun-guns, satchel-charges, mini-guns, uzis, automatic shotguns and flame-throwers; Some of which can be duel wielded.
  • A Vehicle for Every Surface - Put the pedal to the metal in a large selection of cars, motorcycles, ATVs, planes, watercraft and helicopters.
  • All New Music - Saints Row 2 will feature an entirely new soundtrack of songs and the ability to create a custom in-game radio station, accessible from any vehicle by building a playlist of songs purchased in-game, with in-game money.
The Silwater sprawled before you as you wake in Saints Row 2 is both familiar and strange, but you will find that the explosive conclusion to the original Saints Row not only has left you wounded and betrayed, but also thirsty for revenge. Now it's time to take back the city that has forgotten you and only you will decide how far you'll go to achieve that.



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System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
OS: XP and Vista
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Dual-Core Pentium IV 3.2 GHz Intel Dual-Core Pentium IV
RAM: 1 GB 2 GB
Hard Drive: 5 GB  
Video Card: 7600 NVidia card or better, ATI X1300 card or better 8800 NVidia card or better, ATI HD3850 card or better

Product Description

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.

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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great for the right computer June 7, 2011
By stcrowe
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
Okay, first let me say that Saints Row 2 (SR2) is an awesome game... just read the Xbox 360 reviews if you do not believe me. Now let me tell you that the PC version is a suckage port by suckage company, and therefore the game will run laggy on almost every PC that does match the 3.2 GHz of the xbox 360.

Fortunately, if you have a BA computer and install Gentlemen of the Row mod (google it) then the game should run pretty smooth. I was the lucky few who happen to have 3.2 GHz computer (AMD Phenom II X4 BE), and the game runs smooth as butter.

So before you buy make sure you have a beefy processor and install the Gentlemen of the Row mod. These two things should let you play the game, or you could just wait till SR3 comes out, which is not a crappy port by a crappy company.

Just FYI my specs:
3.2 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 BE
4gb Ram
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wanted more saints after 3 December 24, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Yeah, I heard from many this game was ok. So I figured Id rather download and play it than bother with more costly DLC for SR3. It has a lot less over the top style to it, like no music in stores or post-mission and no oddball weapons.. The style is just entirely different, more serious. But for being an older game it looks about on par with three in some respects. Character building is more complex as well as other options are too. I think the game is good for people who suffer saints row deficiency after 3. Its only real flaws are its graphical limitations, such as things vanishing much earlier than on three and with multiplayer the game crashs quite a bit. Those things are the few that bother me.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought Saints Row 2 because I couldn't afford Saints Row 3 and had heard how it was the better out of both games. Judging from all the gameplay video I'd seen on YouTube where SR3 looked like a blast, I figured I couldn't really lose by buying SR2 if it was indeed much better.

The fans turned out to be right-- Saints Row 2 *is* the better game of SR2 and SR3. Unfortunately, because of the annoying port, what is an exceedingly fun game can be ridiculously frustrating to play on PC. The cars have no real handling and the camera whips around way too much, which makes for a disorienting experience, especially during crucial car chases. When you first start out, 9 times out of 10 you'll be spending more time trying to adjust to the driving, wonky camera angles, and the controls than you will playing the game. This will give new meaning to the term "rage quit."

Navigating the game's UI is also annoying, because the buttons chosen to scroll through all the menu options are nonsensical. For example, when you scroll down vertical menu options, you can use the up and down arrow keys. But when you scroll through the ones that are laid out horizontally, you have to then use the Shift Key.

Making matters worse are the game saves. Even though missions have checkpoints, they're only for when you fail *during* gameplay; they're not for when you actually save the game. So this forces you to keep repeating missions over and over again. For example, say you have a mission that has 5 objectives. You're finally up to Objective 5 and being that it's the last part, it's the hardest one to complete. You get your butt handed over and over again to you and like most people, get tired, save the game, and quit. Guess what happens when you load the game you saved?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Game and Love that is on STEAM! April 4, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fair warning to people looking to get this game, make sure you have a good PC rig to run it smoothly! I had this game for awhile and my previous PC build was pretty good but it ran okay... since I upgraded my PC recently now it runs and plays great! I'm a big fan of GTA like games and this game is a little more open and wacky.

I understand some people have some displeasure with it being on steam, but I have had steam for a LONG TIME! Since then I went through 3 PC builds and I had to reformat my PC at least half a dozen times due to upgrades and virus infections - and each time through steam I would download and re-install my games with no issues. I like it because I already lost some hard copies (DVD) of my games, but I know I can download and install them again through steam...

UPDATE 4-09-2012: I just finished the game... I personally thought the storyline was great! The controls and driving and flying were good after you get used to it - I only use keyboard and mouse at default settings...
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good game once you overcome the bugs May 28, 2010
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I won't say much on gameplay because that topic is pretty well covered. It is a lot like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas except that all vehicles and your character are heavily customizable. You can do pretty much whatever you want in the game just like the Grand Theft Auto series. The game is a lot of fun once you get it working right.

There's two major problems with this game that aren't obvious:
1) You need a tri-core or better processor. On a dual core processor or less, it is nearly impossible to drive at full speed due to lag.
2) This game has timing issues on Windows 7. You can use Saints Row 2 Power tools to fix this: [...]

Note that even the boxed retail copy of this game requires Steam to run. Don't be surprised when Steam asks you for your serial number instead of the usual installer.

It has at least 35 hours of single player game time if you do everything. It offers cooperative and other multiplayer modes for online (GameSpy ID) and LAN networking.

Once you get it working right, I would rate this game 8/10. It gets docked one point for requiring Steam and one point for having low bit-rate music.
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Published 5 days ago by kb
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Doesn't work for PC, regardless of specs. Incredibly bugging. Don't buy
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Zamarripa
1.0 out of 5 stars ... not work on any my PC it was a waste of money i will have it sent...
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Published 2 months ago by William
1.0 out of 5 stars Saints Blow.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to play it due to it having a faulty port, I have since discovered from other gamers--there is a terrible lagging when you are driving, making it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by warren
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money and Even Bigger Waste of Time!
Waste of time. Bought the digital copy. Took me 8 days of downloading just to get an error. Haven't been able to get around it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robert J.
3.0 out of 5 stars Such a great game, ruined by terrible development
The game is amazing, however the developers didn't know how to make a game, controls are weird and the performance is awful, with the game literally not being patched and the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. Corral
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Port...
The port from the consoles is so poor, I wonder why they even bothered. I would stay away from the PC edition and purchase it for consoles if you want to play this classic!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work.
Doesn't work on my PC, so I cant really judge it anymore than that. Waste of 4 bucks, but I'm not gonna freak out over 4 bucks.
Published 7 months ago by Jane L
1.0 out of 5 stars not working
it don't load at all it wont let me play it it says command invalied so can I please get a re fund
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