If you are looking for some GTA V alternatives to play this year, we have a perfect one for you to take into consideration now. The Saints Row series has often been a comparison game to Rockstar’s series, but Saints Row 4 could be the title that gives Grand Theft Auto 5 a run for its money as best open world game of 2013.
Don’t forget Watch Dogs from Ubisoft is also due out as well, so actually you really are spoilt for choice this year. Saints Row 4 is due out in August, and we now have an extended gameplay demo for you to enjoy complete with commentary from Volition senior producer Jim Boone.
The video has been taken from the recent PAX East event and gives you a glimpse into some of the hilarious new weaponry that you’ll be able to use when roaming around the streets. More importantly, we have the first proper look at the crazy dubstep weapon that makes all nearby pedestrians fall in love with the popular music genre – watch the video to see what we mean.
We also get a look at a new monster truck in the game, as well as Jim Boone explaining how weapon customization in Saints Row 4 has been expanded completely, with the rocket launcher used as an example. You’ll be able to add extra features to your weapons such as decreasing reload time, and also weapon specific upgrades like adding explosive damage to rocket based weapons and guided missiles upgrades as well.
Perhaps the best part of the video comes when we see the confirmation of a mech suit in the game. Players can don the suit which is equipped with miniguns and the ability to hover. We hear complaints already on how this looks the same as Saints Row 3, but watch the video above and let us know what you think about it.
Is this Saints Row 3.5 or not? The game is out on August 20 in the US, August 23 everywhere else. Do you think it will truly provide competition for GTA V, or is it a forgone conclusion already?