Saints Row IV Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell

Game review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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A ridiculous, ribald action game full of mature content.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Though you're trying to save your friends and humanity, you do so by killing a lot of people.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Though you're fighting for your friends and the human race, you do so by killing numerous people.

Ease of Play

Simple controls, though some moves take getting used to.

Violence

Almost a nonstop shootout, with the Gat part set in Hell. Lots of firearms, melee weapons used, frequent splashes of blood, gore from destroyed humans, demons, screams from enemies when killed.

Sex

Nudity, dirty jokes, sexual innuendo throughout game. Many female characters scantily dressed. Can create a character with little clothing on.

Language

Frequent use of "f--k," "motherf--ker," "a--hole," "s--t," other words.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Characters frequently drink, use drugs and talk about drinking, using drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Saints Row IV Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell is a ribald, over-the-top open-world action game that's like Grand Theft Auto crossed with uncensored episodes of Family Guy and South Park. In Re-Elected, you use a variety of weapons, including machine guns and ray guns, to kill numerous aliens and humans, while in Gat Out of Hell, you use a similar mix of guns, some of which are demonic, to kill humans, demons, and other denizens of Hell. The game is full of dirty jokes, sexual innuendo, controlled substances, and characters who don't understand the concept of "modesty" when it comes to how they dress.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byThatsmeandhim July 13, 2016

Not that bad!

A lot of people say over the top I was skeptical about it at first to but then my son showed me the story I said NO but then he said I'll just free roam be... Continue reading
Parent Written by15uckd1cks March 2, 2016

fabulasssssssssss

this game may be a little hard to grasp at first but I think that its ok for children. I think us adults underestimate out kids influences most kids know exactl... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old November 11, 2017

AWSOME GAME but not for young kids

Great game for teens, but very edgy for young kids. its about you as a S.W.A.T member and your mission in companion mode is to kill terrorists which involves s... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bysupermen121918 April 7, 2017

Definitely a 50/50: Gat out of hell

There is a lot of sexual innuendo and a lot of killing, but it is one of those games I play just to muck around in. You have a lot of powers and weapons to cho... Continue reading

What's it about?

SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED + GAT OUT OF HELL is a remastered version of the open-world action game with slightly better graphics and all its downloadable content previously released for the title. You play the leader of a street gang who's been elected president of the United States, which is why you get blamed when aliens land on Earth and enslave humanity. But when you realize that you've been placed in a computer program à la the Matrix movies, you start to rebel against your alien overlords by becoming a trigger-happy superhero. In Gat Out of Hell, the president you played as in SRIV is taken to Hell, and you, now playing as one of the president's friends, have to rescue him or her by irritating Satan so much that he comes after you. Similar to Re-Elected, this largely requires you to shoot up the place while using your superpowers to wreak havoc.

Is it any good?

Similar to Grand Theft Auto if it didn't take itself so seriously, the Saints Row games are ludicrous, over-the-top, open-world action games. That not only means you can go wherever you like, but there's probably something fun to do when you get there, be it a race, a gunfight, a challenge to your reflexes, or a collectible to, well, collect. But the addition of superpowers in Saints Row IV makes these games twice as fun, since you can now run like the Flash, jump like the Hulk, and blow away your enemies like Deadpool.

Though both games are fun, though, they're also fraught with problems. Being superpowered, for instance, sometimes makes individual fights way too easy. You also end up doing the same things over and over, which makes both of these games best played in small doses. Gat Out of Hell also has a unique issue in that, to fly, you have to hold the left bumper down, which becomes physically irritating after a while.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in games. Do you feel differently fighting aliens and demons as opposed to humans? If so, why do you feel this way? Should you feel differently? Does it make a difference that some of the creatures are people, too?

  • Talk about friendships, family, and self-sacrifice. How far would you go to save a friend? What about your family? What about the whole human race?

  • Discuss superheroes and superpowers. Which superpower would you like to have, and what would you use it to do?

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