Saints-Row-2 PC M-rated

If you want to play this game on PC, make sure you get the mods to make it playable; that way the flaws in the PC port will be reduced and the game more playable.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Some of the menus simply don't work at all.
  3. 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.
  4. Movement and voice clips speed up at random.
  5. Keys don't always respond with the actions they are mapped to, making some sections impossible to complete.
  6. The game constantly crashes.
  7. This game had low quality soundbanks compared to the Xbox 360 version, where it ran at 32000 - 44100 Hz stereo.
  8. The game will sometimes flicker and screen-tear when you connect your PC to a TV through an HDMI cable.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Just like many other games, the original console versions are great.
  2. 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.