After months of waiting, Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is finally available on the Nintendo Switch. All 25 downloadable content (DLC) packs were also ported to the new console.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected follows the story of the third Saints Row game wherein the player tries to take control of Steelport city. It is still the same open-world, third-person shooter reminiscent of the Grand Theft Auto series, but this time, the character has superpowers that the player can use and play around with.
Saints Row IV captured the attention of gamers because it is seen as a collective parody of pop culture icons. It mimics the video game Mass Effect while parodying The Matrix and Zero Dark Trinity. More pop culture references are spread throughout the game.
The game first came out in 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It was later added to the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One.
Saints Row gained mostly positive reviews during its release. This is most likely the reason why it was ported by Deep Silver to the Nintendo Switch. Besides, Nintendo is culling a lot of top-rated games from different consoles and bringing them to the Switch.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected key features
There are several features and game modes that make Saints Row IV: Re-Elected a very engaging game.
- The American Dream – The player takes the role as the President of the United States in a free world. The game spans countries, time, and space so it’s up to the user on how the game turns out.
- Super Hero-in-Chief – This feature gives the character comic-book-like powers. The player gains the power to leap over buildings, kill people with its mind like the X-Men’s Jean Grey, or run through tanks like Juggernaut.
- Alien Toys of Destruction – The game mode allows the player to take advantage of alien technology. Alien vehicles and weapons such as the Inflato-Ray, the Polarizer, the Disintegrator, and many more are available for use.
- Custom Weapons, Custom Mayhem – This game mode screams “freedom” as it allows character customization, clothing customization, and a weapon customization system.
- Dynamic Duo – This is a co-op game mode and has been a staple of the Saints Row games.
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Saints Row IV Re-Elected has a massive 25 DLC packs for a player to choose from. The in-game content includes the Dubstep Gun (Remix) Pack, the Presidential Pack, the Commander-in-Chief pack, and two-story expansions – Enter the Dominatrix and How the Saints Save Christmas.
These features alone make it sure that those who haven’t tried the game before will get hooked on this title.
The Nintendo Switch experience
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected performs very well on the Nintendo Switch. There’s little to no input lag and playing the game handheld is a great experience.
However, the fighting mechanics are still shaky. The sense of humor inside the game gets a little dark some times, but the experience makes up for it. The available downloadable content is expected to provide players hours of gaming time.
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