Parents' Guide to

Saints Row

By Bobbi Dempsey, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, Grand Theft Auto-type game.

Game Xbox 360 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

Perfectly fine for teens

Not a game I personally like but is still good. Don't understand why so many people are getting their panties in a bunch. I've done everything in this game and I think it's fine for 12 year olds and above.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

A good enough game that can keep my kids preoccupied long enough

From what I've seen of my kids playing this game it looks perfectly fine. But before I got it for them I did have to check out this website for advice and to be perfectly honest I think even ‘common sense' media got it wrong this time.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (12):

At a first glance, Saints Row seems like yet another Grand Theft Auto clone, with nonstop violence, sexual assaults, and other street crime. However, unlike so many games before it, Saints Row succeeds in almost every area, and is a blast to play.

Saints Row has strong appeal to players of this genre because it has both a story mode for traditional gamers, or free-roaming fun for players who like to pick up and play. The many side missions and collectibles will have you playing Saints Row for weeks, which is good because Saints Row makes being bad feel really good.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: October 18, 2006
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for language, violence, sexual content
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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