Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Review (PS4)

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

I’ve been wanting to play this game for a while now, since it was announced that it would be released, but just never really had the chance or the time. When I felt like playing something new, I figured I would hook this one up since I bought it a couple of weeks ago, little did I know that it would be free on PS+ so soon after. That’s usually how things go for me, but I’m not complaining. Anyway keep reading to see if it was worth the wait or a total let down.

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell takes place after the events of Saints Row IV. You’re on the ship celebrating Kinzie’s birthday when all of a sudden the President gets dragged down to Hell. It’s up to Kinzie and Johnny Gat to save the President so he/she isn’t forced to marry Satan’s daughter Jezebel. While down in hell you’ll see some familiar faces along with some new ones. Like any other Saints Row game, it comes with a crazy ass story that’s told in a story book fashion this time around. Will Johnny and Kinzie be able to save the President and stop Satan? Not only that, but you have the chance to take over all of hell and become more powerful than Satan himself. At this point can Saints Row get any crazier?

While this isn’t the sequel that people are waiting for, it’s a pretty cool in between expansion game. While you don’t get to play as your character that can be imported if you played the previous game on the PS4, you get to play as Johnny and Kinzie which I absolutely loved. Not so much the playing Johnny part since I’m not a huge fan of his characters, but I am a huge Kinzie fan and I really enjoyed playing as her. The main story and it’s missions will only take no longer than 5 hours if you’re diligent and while there’s enough challenges and other stuff to keep you occupied in game, the twenty hour play time required for the trophy becomes challenging in itself because after a while the game loses its charm and becomes a hassle to play. While it still follows the same old Saints Row theme and crazy antics, that can only sustain itself for so long. The story is mediocre at best and for me it was told a little too quickly and a resolution came a little too quickly. I did like the surprise twist at the end and I’m hoping that it kind of sets up the next game depending on what choice you made since you had the choice of two different scenarios. Overall it was fun while the story was still active along with all the side quests, but after all that the game soon became boring.

The playability was the same as any other Saints Row game and I was extremely happy that there were no bugs or glitches. The only problem that I encountered, which I never encountered with any other downloaded games, was that when the game said it was fully downloaded and fully installed, it actually wasn’t. It took additional time to install meaning that I was locked out of doing a lot of things that the game wanted me to like main missions and being able to switch between Johnny and Kinzie. This was a major problem for me since the game should have fully downloaded to begin with instead of partially downloading and then continue downloading without even giving me an actual warning. Other than that the game ran smoothly and I enjoyed sprinting around the hell and flying around hell whenever I had the chance to.

The graphics for this game were the typical Saints Row graphics, and I really didn’t see a change from what they were on the PS3 to what they could have done for the PS4. I’m hoping this will change if there ever is a Saints Row V. I really don’t have any complaints in the graphics department though other than everything is constantly dark. I know this game takes place in hell, but I like the change between night and day type thing and constantly playing in a dark environment isn’t really all that fun for me.

What’s a game without trophies these days, and this game has another 46 that you can add to your trophy card. I would say that the trophies are similar to all the other Saints Row games and really aren’t all that difficult to get as long as you play the game and do every single thing the game has to offer. Doing this should take around 23 hours. The only problem I had was with of course, the Co-Op trophy. I played with three different random people before I got some help from someone on my friends list, shout out to LMD. I also want to thank the two people who were actually nice since I came into their game with super powered weapons and all of my super powers to the max and a big BOO to the one person who kicked me out for no reason.

Unfortunately there is Co-Op for this game and it’s required to get one of the trophies which means you have to do it if you want the platinum trophy. While it isn’t bad and everything ran really smoothly, it’s just that this game really isn’t all that active even with it being free because of PS+. Unless you have some friends to play this with for three whole hours, which isn’t really all that much if you think about it, then you’re kind of stuck playing with random people which can last from 1 minute to an hour at best. I mean I spent hundreds of hours playing Mass Effect 3 with the same people as well as Borderlands 2, so if you’re good buddies with someone on your friends list it’s not that bad and it’s another game you can play together. If not, there’s always where there are a bunch of people looking to play the Co-Op or you can even start your own session. When I was playing with people who were actually decent people, I enjoyed running around hell and having someone else to help me wipe out Satan’s minions.

Overall I give this game a 3.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ You get to play as Kinzie this time around, and Johnny, but mostly Kinzie.
+ Crazy Saints Row story to go with a game that is also pretty crazy if you think about it.
+ Smooth gameplay and no bugs or glitches.

What’s Not So Great:
Story is really short but after the story there is still a bunch to do and without something to keep it interesting, it soon gets really boring.
The graphics were good for a Saints Row game, but they weren’t impressive.
The game does not fully download even though it says it does. You’ll have to actually wait a little while longer for the game to download before playing unless you want to be locked out of story missions and switching characters.

This was a nice little tie in for the Saints Row franchise and something to hold off Saints Row fans until the next game comes out, if there is going to be one. I would say that because right now it’s free thanks to PS+, to pick it up and give it a chance even if you’ve never even played Saints Row before. It’s a cool and crazy game and it’s free so why not. If you don’t have PS+ and you haven’t played Saints Row before then it’s kind of a toss-up on whether or not you’ll actually like it. I would wait until there’s a sale for this game and pick it up at a really decent price, but if not I don’t think you’re missing out on that much.


Weekly Trophy Tip – Saints Row: Gat out of Hell – Are You Crazy?

This trophy, ugh this trophy. It was such a pain in the ass to get. It seemed like the simplest thing to do that when I first seen it, I was like well that can’t be hard. Boy was I wrong. I figured I would help you guys out a little and give you a few pointers on how to make this trophy a little easier.

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Get a Comet into the Ultor lobby – Bronze
TIP: For this trophy, you want to find a Comet, which is one of those small little compact cars that are usually on fire, really close to the Ultor HQ. This is pretty easy since there’s a bridge nearby and these cars are just about everywhere. You’ll want to find one that isn’t on fire or look like it’s about to burst into flames the second you get into it because you need this car to last. Once you get into the car, and I can’t stress this enough, carefully drive to the Ultor HQ. Park right out in front of any of the two lobby doors and get out of the car. Open two of the four doors before getting back into the car. Once into the car, drive into the lobby. This isn’t as simple as it seems either because it’s going to take a little maneuvering as you try to wiggle your way into the lobby with the car. Once you’re in the trophy should pop.

Now while that doesn’t seem all that difficult, I will tell you that it takes a little while to find a Comet that is actually durable enough to do this. I can’t tell you how many times I got into one of these cars only to have it immediately catch fire and explode. Another helpful tip for trying to get this trophy is to make sure you have absolutely no notoriety. This way Satan’s minions aren’t shooting at you and you’re not causing extra damage to the car. Take a look at the video below to see how I did it.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.


This Week in Trophies 07-10-2016 – 07-16-2016

This week was pretty great for trophies. I finally hit 60 platinum trophies which is a huge milestone for me especially since I didn’t get my first platinum trophy until 2012. By this time I had my PS3 for quite a while and played a bunch of games, but never really cared about trophies. That first platinum was what stared it all and what made me the trophy hunter that I am today. Moving on though, after a super crazy week at work, I did manage to get some play time in and start a new game even though I didn’t plan to. Here’s how the week went for me.

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell – 100%

I really didn’t think I could do it this week. I don’t know how many times my schedule changed at work making my gaming schedule just totally unpredictable, but I did it. I finally got the platinum for this game and I couldn’t have been happier. By the time the platinum came around, I was truly done with this game. I’ll let you know what I thought about the game as a whole this week in my upcoming review.

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Saints Row IV: Re-elected – 13%

I know I said I wouldn’t be starting any new games because I wanted to finish the games on my PS4 to be able to clear up some memory, but after the week I had at work I just had to play something that I didn’t have to overly think about and that was light and funny. It was just one of those weeks especially when you have other people you work with who are extremely spiteful and just write their name over yours on the calendar for time off. I mean seriously, who the fuck does that? So, I’ve played this game before on the PS3, but I’m excited about getting back into this game on the PS4 especially since I never got the chance to play the DLC. So far, I’m having a good time playing.

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That’s it for this week. A nice amount of trophies and a nice platinum for #60. Now for the upcoming week, which is basically a joke because I have no idea when I’m working because my schedule is all jacked up…again. My main focus this week will be Mass Effect 3 and Saints Row IV: Re-elected. Other than that I have absolutely no idea. I’ll let you know how things go next week.


This Week in Trophies 07-03-2016 – 07-09-2016

Another interesting week in trophy hunting as I pretty much just stuck to two games. I was tempted to buy a bunch of games and start them thanks to the sale that Playstation was having, but decided that it probably wasn’t best to have a bunch more games on my system when I have a bunch of games piled up on the floor just waiting to be played. I did have a surprise trophy pop up this week when I played a random game from my catalogue because I was absolutely bored to tears. Anyway, here’s how my week went.

Mass Effect 3 – 93%

I finally got that last trophy that I needed from the Omega DLC. The only reason why I missed it the first time around was because I forgot to hand in one extra mission that comes with this DLC. Playing this DLC for only the second time, I got a little bit more of an understanding about it but I still thought it should have been included in the original game, not an add on DLC, and it’s still one of the worst Mass Effect DLC’s ever. As I also continued playing this game this week, I hit a few milestones in the game that I really wasn’t looking forward to as I continued my journey. For the first time in any playthrough, SPOILER ALERT, I killed Mordin. Shot him right in the back and felt like absolute crap for doing it. Playing a renegade in Mass Effect 3 does not make you feel good. I also got through the battle on the Citadel in which another beloved character bites the dust. My last three trophies for this game are in the Citadel DLC and I look forward to continuing to play and hopefully unlocking them this time around.

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell – 73%

I’m so close to getting the final trophies that I need for the platinum, but like the other Saint’s Row’s game before this one, I’m seriously tired of this game. Don’t get me wrong, the Saint’s Row franchise is pretty damn great and I enjoy playing but after a while enough is enough. The game is over and now I’m stuck doing 101 different challenges. Yes most of them are complete, but they’re just annoying as hell. Not to mention that the Fly You Fools trophy totally glitched on me and did not pop even though it was completed as a challenge. Unless it randomly pops as I finish getting the rest of the trophies, I guess I’ll have to start a new game and just fly around.

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Angry Birds Trilogy – 32%

This was the surprise game this week as I was extremely bored and I didn’t wat to get sucked into another 3-4 hour session of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. I’ve been trying to be good and stick to the main game but it’s really hard especially since this is really the only multiplayer that I’ve ever liked. Anyway, as I scrolled through the games on my PS3, I found this one and figured why the hell not. I played through one whole seasons level, which was a hell of a lot more frustrating than the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer I was avoiding, and was able to get one trophy.

That was it for this week. It’s a decent amount of trophies for the amount of games that I’ve been playing. Lucky me, my schedule is all messed up again this upcoming week and I really have no idea when I’ll be able to game. When I do get a chance though, I plan on continuing through Mass Effect 3, although I’m not sure If I’m actually going to play through the ending or not yet, hopefully finish up Saint’s Row: Gat out of Hell, and maybe play some other random game that’s just sitting around. I’ll let you know how things went next week.


This Week in Trophies 06-26-2017 – 07-02-2016

I know that last week I had said I was going to go back and revisit some games that were sitting on my system, but then I realized that I had Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell just waiting to be downloaded onto my system and I couldn’t resist. I know, I know I have a problem with starting new games. Anyway, here’s how my week went.

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell – 41%

I started this game, maybe game is took strong of a word for this, expansion is probably better, on Monday and finished the main story Tuesday. While I thought it was ok and once I have that platinum I’ll give a full review, I just thought the main story was a little short. Meanwhile I’ll continue to work on getting all of the collectibles and completing the 101 different objectives that the game has to offer. Not making may promises, but I will hopefully get the platinum soon. So far, I’m having an ok time playing, it’s not the best game that I’ve played and it’s not the worst either. As a side note, if you’re a PS+ subscriber make sure to download your free version of this game this upcoming Tuesday!

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Sadly that was it when it came to trophies this week, it’s a decent amount but for only one game. That doesn’t necessarily mean that was all I played this week. I played quite a few different games but just didn’t get any trophies for them. Now for the upcoming week, I plan on spending some more time with Mass Effect 3. This time I’ll be concentrating on the story mode and not the multiplayer like I did for most of the time I played this week, continue with Saint Row: Gat Out of Hell, I started laying Sparkle 2 again so I’ll play that here and there, and hopefully play something that’s been sitting on my system. Either that or delete a bunch of stuff I know I won’t play again. I’ll let you know how things went next week.