GTA V competition with Saints Row 4 gameplay

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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.

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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?

Also See: GTA V Heists delay due to San Andreas remake theories

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  • blute

    gta is going to rapeeeeee saints row

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1461006217 Rayne Forsyth

    I liked SR1, 2, and 3. I doubt I’ll like 4.

  • Max

    Sr4 will be way more fun… It’s going to take 10 hours for gta5 to even get interesting. That being said I was kind of mad it was no longer a gang game, but from what I can see sr4 is still going to be great. Looking forward to gta5 as well don’t get me wrong, I just don’t have as high of hopes for it.

    P.s. the better keep the penetrator or saints row is dead to me.

  • http://twitter.com/Preshest_Frince Jaico Rave Garcia

    I’ll get it anyway just to keep me occupied until GTAV comes out, will probably end up trading it in tbh :)

  • Callum

    How can you even compare the two? Without even seeing any gameplay, we all know that GTA V will tear SR4 to pieces.

  • Jack Randall

    Dear god don’t compare saints row with GTA. it is like comparing s**t with solid gold.

  • cynic

    Saints Row 4 looks like a crazy version of Just Cause 2 only with a superhero. Not really exciting me.
    Its like getting a pile of fecal matter and then putting a tube of kryptonite in it.

  • RoRoRay

    You are obviously smoking something. Saints Row hasn’t been a comparison to GTA since Saints Row 2.