I have been a fan of the Saints Row series since the beginning, back when the main character didn’t even have a voice. If you are in the same boat as me, Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell is the game you have been waiting for. We finally have the game that we wanted. WE FINALLY GET TO PLAY AS JOHNNY GAT!!! As much as a fan boy as I am, I will do my best to do this review as objective as I can.
Here is a summary of the story. If you don’t want spoilers, skip down to the next paragraph. This is your SPOILER ALERT!!! Gat out of Hell picks up where Saints Row IV left off. The crew is sitting around celebrating Kinzie’s birthday. Thanks to Mat and a Ouija Board from Ziniak’s personal collection, The President (Your character from Saints Row IV) is sucked into hell to be married off the Jezebel (Satan’s Daughter). It is now up to Gat and Kenzie to return the boss from hell and defeat Satan. Thanks to the help of Dane Vogal, a returning character, and some famous names from history like Vlad “The Impaler”, Black Beard and even Shakespeare, you can bet that the story will have many twists and turns.
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell was planned as DLC for Saints Row IV, but was then turned into a stand alone game, much like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was. With that in mind, Gat out of Hell is a little on the short side. I completed the main story of game in just Three and a half hours. Keeping in mind that this was just the main story. If you plan on 100%, like I currently am, you will have about 10 hours of gameplay to enjoy I am at 92% left. All I have left is the challenges. Something I learned while i was play that I want to check out is the OP Stomp power. I am pretty sure that the whole game can be beat by just using the stop power, But that wont change the fact the game wants you to use all the powers. That being said, you will most likely just end up pouring all your clusters into the stomp power. With your being forced to play as Gat or Kinzie, there is no character customization which is what the Saints Row franchise is really known and loved for. I remember making the most ugly/craziest thing i could. You won’t find that in this game. Luckily, the weapon upgrades might be able to hold you over.
With most of the negatives out of the way, let me just say this. THIS GAME IS AWESOME! If you like any aspect of Saints Row: The Third or Saints Row IV, I am pretty sure that you will like Gat out of Hell. You are fighting minions of Hell every where you go. That is anything from demons with guns to dark enchanters to even Hells front line warriors. Explosions and super powers almost everywhere you go. As far as the story line goes, it has a pretty awesome story line compared to some games out there, coughDestinycough . Weapon design in this game kept me giggling to myself for many hours. There are also seven hidden weapons based on the 7 deadly sins which will be your go to weapons when you get them. My favorite is the chair you sit on that has mini-guns attached to it.
All in all, for starting out as DLC, Gat out of Hell is a pretty good game. If the price was above $30, I wouldn’t recommend it, but for under $20, I strongly recommend it for either fans of the Saints Row franchise, or if you are looking for something new and out there. If you are still on last generation consoles, you can pick up Gat out of Hell Here. If you are on Current Gen consoles, Gat out of hell only comes bundled with Saints Row IV Re-Election edition as far as I know, which I strongly recommend. It is Saints Row IV with all DLC included for a very good price. If you want a physical copy of the game, you can get it Here. If you want a digital copy, check your consoles play story.