Saints Row is an action-adventure video game series developed by Volition and published by THQ and Deep Silver. The series made its debut in 2006 and released its most recent game this year. The series’ primary focus is on the 3rd Street Saints, a fictional gang working in the Saints Row district, where the game gets its title.
The initial releases of the game were met with criticism as they were perceived to be Grand Theft Auto rip-offs. Since then, the gameplay has changed from just shooting and driving with some reasonable role-playing elements to becoming more focused on culture homages, parodies, and self-referential humour.
Although those elements have also met criticism from early fans, the series is doing fine, as can be seen with the most recent release. Despite the occasional criticism of being a GTA rip-off, the game does have its own unique selling points.
About Saints Row 1
Today, we will discuss the first release in the series, Saints Row 1. It was set within Stilwater, a fictional city inspired by real-life Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore. Saints Row 1 was a single-player story game where the main character(whom you can customize) joined the 3rd Street Saints gang.
He helps them rise to the top by defeating other rival gangs, and the whole story is divided into three arcs. You can unlock the story missions by trading Respect points earned from the completion of minigames and side missions.
For the first time, we can take a look at the unseen content from Saints Row 1’s Alpha/Beta.
The leaks have a massive size of 30GB and are uploaded on archive.org.
We admit the game is old, but it is filled with nostalgia, and for anyone who loves the first original game, this is the best place to look for. The game did not age as well as its successors. It came with many glitches, bugs, and other issues, but it was great for those who invested their time in it.
If you don’t want to download 30GB of content, you can skim through a YouTube video covering much of it.
Watching it now, we can see why it was called a Grand Theft Auto rip-off, but since it was the stepping stone for the now-popular Saints Row series, we can’t complain. We should also credit the great things we got out of this game, and it has some of the best features from that time and well-made AIs.
The leak contains all demos, regional versions, review builds, many beta screenshots, and much more. There is also the NTSC version of Saints Row 1, which you can find here.
One of the old nostalgic games and the first game in the Saints Row series had its first leak in a long time, and it contains 30GB worth of things from the Alpha/Beta stage. The game looks just as expected, and everything does hit you like a nostalgia train.
Overall, what are your thoughts on this massive leak dump? Do you think the game is still as relevant as some early Grand Theft Auto games? Let us know what you think below, and we will get back to you!