Parents' Guide to

Saints Row: The Third

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent open-world crime adventure earns its mature rating.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 10+

This Is a Okay game For 11 year olds

11 year olds will understand the small sex refrenses and bad words. If your kid knows but doesnt say bad words let them play because it is a good game and it is cartoonish and they will like it

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 13+

It a good game for 13 and up

I think it is a great game for 13 and up

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44 ):
Kids say (78 ):

Saints Row: The Third is ridiculous and outlandish, ending up as an entertainingly silly sequel for adult gamers. There are so many customization options, non-repetitive missions, memorable characters, and other extras packed onto the disc that it's plainly evident a lot of work went into the game's making. The money and respect players earn can be used to buy and unlock new goodies for your character (outfits, weapons, vehicles), so there's incentive to take on as many missions as possible, going on violent adventures that see them taking out rivals, protecting a convoy in a vehicle, and stealing evidence from a police station. It's worth adding the single-player game can be played in co-op mode with an online friend.

Downsides include so-so-graphics, a few technical glitches and slow pacing. However, those who take the game for what it is -- an absurd adventure that doesn’t take itself seriously -- will no doubt enjoy the cheeky experience.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: November 15, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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