Saints Row release date, system requirements, gameplay, download size and more

Saints Row release date, system requirements, gameplay, download size and more

Saints Row, the long-awaited reboot of Deep Silver’s street crime franchise, launches this week. Following the poor sales numbers for the 2017 spin-off Agents of Mayhem, Volition is back on board to develop the latest iteration – moving away from the “wacky” tone that recent entries have been praised for. Saints Row 2022 is set to feature the biggest playground ever, filled with fun characters, neon-soaked locations, and lots of exploding barrels and vehicles. The reboot arrives on all major platforms, bringing back the good proportion of seriousness and wit reminiscent of Saints Row 2.

First unveiled at Gamescom last year, the Saints Row reboot has been met with mixed opinions on social media, with most criticizing the forced weirdness of the characters. Although 2014’s Saints Row IV introduced a goofy alien invasion concept, it still maintained the edgy tone of previous installments. With this reboot, creator Jim Boone plans to tone it down a notch, claiming that such narrative beats won’t work in today’s social climate. “We love [the old Saints Row games], but we also recognize that these are games from an era,” he said in an interview. “They made sense at the time and we were able to do things that sounded good at the time. But that tone is not something we feel like we want to do today. We had a different kind of story we wanted to tell.”

Set in the fictional, lawless town of Santa Ileso – loosely based on Las Vegas – Saints Row tasks players with assembling their own criminal factions and establishing control over the city. You take on the role of a character called The Boss and take on the Idols, Los Panteros and Marshall Defense Industries gangs – all with deep connections to the underworld. As with previous games in the franchise, Saints Row will have you working to earn your rank as you gradually take control of the nine districts spread across the map.

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The Los Panteros gang is made up of muscular smugglers
Photo credit: DeepSilver

Unlocking each zone gives you complete freedom over the type of “business” you would like to run, from a diverse choice of drugs, weapons, nightclubs, gambling and much more. These establishments can help your gang earn enough money, wrest power from rivals, and ultimately become the “boss” of Santa Ileso. Players will be armed with outlandish weapons like laser miniguns, bazookas or even battle tanks to suit the explosive feel of Saints Row. Character customization options are also detailed, letting you choose fun costumes and emotes; and also has a cooperative multiplayer system.

With that, here’s everything you need to know about Saints Row, available later this week on all major platforms.

Saints Row release date and platforms in India

Deep Silver’s Saints Row reboot launches on Tuesday, August 23 on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and Windows PC via the Epic Games Store. The studio currently has no plans to release the game on Steam, though it could appear a year later – as seen with previous Epic exclusives.

Saints Row was originally planned to be released on February 25th, but was delayed by six months in light of additional development time to ensure better optimization at launch. At the time, CCO Boone also mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic as a contributing factor, stating scheduling issues. This time, however, the game went gold, securing a solid launch on August 23rd.

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The Saints Row reboot works like a sandbox, allowing you to dive in and mess around
Photo credit: DeepSilver

Saints Row PC system requirements

PC system requirements come directly from deep silverwith the common requirements listed as 64-bit Windows 10 and at least 50GB of free storage space on an SSD.

Saints Row minimum PC requirements

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i3-3240 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30fps

Recommended PC requirements for Saints Row

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60fps

Saints Row High PC Requirements

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-10700K or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon RX 6700XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels at 60fps

Saints Row Ultra PC requirements

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-12600 or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels at 60fps

Saint Row Gameplay

Drawing inspiration from the over-the-top visuals of Just Cause, the Saints Row reboot plays like a sandbox, allowing you to dive right in to ensure chaos, with a dash of creativity. As the boss, players team up with a ragtag group of misfits and launch their own startup in Santa Ileso. A hot spot for booming businesses and criminal activity, surrounded by sprawling desert – the ultimate sinner’s playground.

As cool as it sounds, making a quick buck here is no child’s play, as you find rival factions that rule exactly nine regions. Los Panteros is full of muscle bootleggers, the Idols are a group of independent anarchists, and the Marshalls are a private military corporation. These gangs and six others run the city according to their own distinct sets of rules – not obeying them can get you into trouble. Helping you on your journey would be strategist Eli, shirt-hating DJ Kevin, and your trusty getaway driver, Neenah.

Saints Row also has a castle, otherwise known as Saints HQ, where you run all the major operations. The hub is stocked with all kinds of munitions and vehicles needed to expand the empire, as you try your hand at spaceships, powerboats, helicopters, or honk a horn on a taco truck. Players can track missions using their in-game smartphone, as seen in Grand Theft Auto V, and even customize their appearance with a diverse array of options – masks, vibrant helmets, hot dog costumes, makeup, accessories, and the list goes on.

This time, Deep Silver introduced Saints Row Boss Factory, a customization hub that allows players to share their creations with others online. The toolset is available as a free download and can be incorporated into the full game at launch as long as you are signed in to your Saints Row profile.

The reboot also comes with a co-op mode, though it’s limited to two players – similar to Gotham Knights – with cross-gen support. Players from the same console family can play each other, regardless of whether they have a PS4 or PS5 or an Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.

Saints Row download size

While the game’s spec sheet recommends a minimum of 50GB of storage space, Saints Row on PC requires 40GB when installed, Gadgets 360 can confirm. The remaining storage is useful when downloading updates that extract themselves before being added to other installed files.

The case is different on the console side. According to the trusted Twitter account PlaystationSize, Saints Row will occupy 60.3GB on PS4 and 53.5GB on next-gen PS5. Xbox file sizes weren’t revealed, but fans will likely find it in the same ballpark.

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There’s no shortage of transport options on Saints Row
Photo credit: DeepSilver

Prices and editions of Saints Row

Saints Row on PC

On the Epic Games Store, Saints Row is available in three editions: Standard, Gold, and Platinum. The lowest tier costs Rs. 1859 and includes the base game and the Idols Anarchy Pack. The Gold Edition, listed at Rs. 2749 adds Saints Criminal Customs content, the Los Panteros American Muscle Bundle, and an Expansion Pass that ensures all post-launch DLC is automatically downloaded to your system.

Finally, you have the Platinum Edition, listed at Rs. 3049 and compiles all of the above bonuses with a copy of Saints Row The Third Remastered.

Saints Row on PlayStation

The console version comes with the same bonuses and content, but at different prices. On the PlayStation Store, Saints Row is listed for cross-gen support – both PS4 and PS5 versions are listed for the same price. The Standard Edition costs Rs. 3,999, gold costs Rs. 6,399, and Platinum costs Rs. 7,199.

Saints Row on Xbox

Saints Row will not be available on Game Pass at launch. Those on Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X (optimized) can purchase the Standard Edition for Rs. 3,999, gold at Rs. 6,399 and Rs. 7,199 — the same price as the PlayStation version.

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While your gang is made up of four members, Saints Row only allows for two-player co-op.
Photo credit: DeepSilver

Deep Silver also made physical copies available – internationally exclusive to GameStop – where the Notorious Edition includes a steel book, a double-sided poster, mini art book, 4 Santo Ileso postcards and 4 character art cards.

saints row review

At the time of publication, no reviews were available – and there’s also no information on when to expect it. Early reviews for Saints Row are expected to drop ahead of release.

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