Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2 is a nonlinear third-person shooter video game developed by Volition, Inc. and published by THQ for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 systems. It is the second title in the Saints Row series, after the release of its predecessor Saints Row in 2006, and has a sequel currently in development. It was released in North America, Australia and Europe in October 2008 for video game consoles and ported to Windows in January 2009. Before the game's original release, it was ported by G5 Entertainment to mobile phones. Three downloadable content packages were developed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; Ultor Exposed, Corporate Warfare, which both featured extra clothing, vehicles and missions, and The Unkut Pack, which only featured new clothes. Corporate Warfare and Ultor Exposed each cost USD9.99 on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, while The Unkut Pack was free on both PSN and XBLA.

The gameplay of Saints Row 2 is structured similarly to that of its predecessor, Saints Row. The core gameplay comprises elements of third-person shooting and driving in a nonlinear environment, affording the player an open world in which to move around. The player's character is capable of maneuvering through the environment, utilizing weaponry and engaging in melee combat. After successfully completing the first game mission, the player is able to explore the environment and choose how they wish to play the game. Missions are unlocked by earning 'respect' points from minigames and side-missions and although completing missions is necessary for game progression, players can complete them at their own leisure. The player is granted the option of instantly retrying the missions should they fail an attempt. Numerous checkpoints save progress in each mission, and missions can be replayed from locations within the environment. Aside from attempting missions, the player can explore the environment, purchase items at shops and participate in the aforementioned mini-games and side-missions. The player can also wreak havoc upon the environment which can provoke potentially fatal attention from authoritative forces. The player can recruit members from a friendly gang and use a mobile phone to contact friends and/or businesses, as well as to input cheat codes. It should be noted that entering cheats will disable Xbox 360 achievements.

* Windows XP/Vista
* 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
* 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1300)
* DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit Sound Card
* DirectX Compatible Display Capable of 640×480 16-bit Color Resolution
* 15 GB Hard Drive Space


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