- Saints Row (2022) is a reimagining of the Saints Row franchise, released in 2022 as a mainline entry.
- The game has been made free-to-play on the Epic Games Store. You can claim it within 24 hours.
- Once the promotion period goes past, you won’t be able to redeem Saints Row.
The 2022 reboot of the Saints Row franchise has been discounted by a margin of 100% on the Epic Games Store as of late, meaning that you get to claim it for free and then keep it forever on the popular PC game launcher. Beware though, the offer only lasts for 24 hours—if you fail to redeem the title within this time period, it’s gone forever. Feel free to purchase it on EGS afterward.
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Saints Row (2022) going free-to-play in this form and manner is part of the promise that Epic Games made earlier in December when it said that it’s going to make 17 titles free on the platform until January 10. The same set of rules applies for every game though, where users are given 24 hours to claim it, and then we move on to the next mystery title, just like how we’re doing so right now.
As for Saints Row, veteran series developer Volition returned to work on the reboot of the franchise, introducing weapon and vehicle customization, improved visuals, and driving gameplay, along with a drop-in cooperative multiplayer mode as well. The story setting is novel as well, so you won’t find events from the previous game repeating here.
Quite sadly, the title failed to hit the mark in terms of overall reception. Parent company Embracer Group, in its quarter 2 interim reports for the year 2022, said, “The reception of Saints Row did not meet the full expectations and left the fanbase partially polarized. The game development studio, Volition, has been working hard to improve the player experience.”
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In addition, it was claimed later on through an insider report that the Saints Row reboot cost over $100 million to make. Given this extensive budget, Embracer found it hard to see the game meeting expectations, since Saint Row failed to grab enough player interest, not to mention the swath of negative reviews across different major publications that came in afterward.
eXputer gave the game a 2/5 in its review, with reviewer Huzaifah Durrani remarking, “As a massive fan of the Saints Row franchise, I really wanted to love this game. But It’s an incomplete and buggy mess that made it hard to play at the best of times.” Nevertheless, if you’d like to give the game a go still, here’s our dedicated wiki comprising all the guides to get started.
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