Saints Row 2 is an open world action-adventure game developed by Volition and originally published by THQ for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October 2008.
In October 2008, THQ and Volition released Saints Row 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to positive reviews and commercial success, with it being widely regarded as the best game in the entire Saints Row series. Three months later, a PC port developed by CD Projekt Black was released to the public, with terrible results.
Why it Sucks
- The keys used to navigate menus don't make any sense. You must hit the [ and ] keys in order to change pages, which simulate the bumpers on an Xbox 360 controller.
- Some of the menus simply don't work at all.
- Very bizarrely, running the game on a computer with a more powerful CPU than the one in the Xbox 360 (running at 3.2 Ghz) will make it run worse than expected - and the more powerful it is than the Xbox 360, the worse the game will run. You heard that right: The better your computer hardware is, the worse the game's performance will be.
- Movement and voice clips speed up at random.
- Keys don't always respond with the actions they are mapped to, making some sections impossible to complete.
- The game constantly crashes.
- This game had low quality soundbanks compared to the Xbox 360 version, where it ran at 32000 - 44100 Hz stereo.
- The game will sometimes flicker and screen-tear when you connect your PC to a TV through an HDMI cable.
- Just like many other games, the original console versions are great.
- Fortunately, there's modifications such as Gentlemen Of The Row, High Quality Radio (ported from the Xbox 360 version) and Saints Row 2 Powertools, which fixes most of the problems that the port suffers from. They may not be perfect, but at least they make this disaster of a port more playable and enjoyable.