Saints Row IV

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Saints Row IV
Developer(s) Volition
Publisher(s) Deep Silver
Series Saints Row
Release date(s) NA August 20, 2013
EU August 23, 2013
AU September 12, 2013
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op, Multiplayer
GameID(s) BLUS31205 (IRD), NPEB01404, NPUB31257
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Saints Row IV is an open world action-adventure video game where the playable character is the leader of the 3rd Street Saints, a street gang that has become the world's most powerful and popular organization, and must fend off an alien invasion after becoming President of the United States and receiving superpowers. The player is free to explore their environment while completing main and side missions at their leisure. The game incorporates elements from science fiction video games and films, and continues the series' reputation for over-the-top parody.

The game was Volition's first after its sale to Koch Media in early 2013. The supernatural and superpower concept for the game started in Enter the Dominatrix, a cancelled expansion planned for Saints Row: The Third, which the team expanded into Saints Row IV. Volition later released a "director's cut" of Enter the Dominatrix as downloadable content for Saints Row IV alongside How the Saints Saved Christmas, other weapons, costumes, and vehicle packs, and a standalone expansion, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (which serves as the epilogue to the story). Saints Row IV received several limited and summative edition releases, and was briefly banned in Australia. Critics praised Saints Row IV's humor and character customization options, but criticized its lack of challenge. It sold over one million copies in its first week.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Renderer Vulkan Recommended for getting the best performance.
Write color buffers On Fixes missing graphics ingame.

Debug configuration

Setting Option Notes
Force CPU blit emulation On Improves lighting, but it's still not fixed. Requires Write Color Buffers.

Known Issues

This game is currently not playable.