Unusual suspects 3
SKInS SaIn TS Row: THE
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Saints Row: The Third is turning out to be a bit of a sleeper hit. Amidst the sound and fury of the pre-Christmas season, it remained
the only game to feature an angry tiger that can
be calmed with po werslides.
The madness doesn’t end there. Thanks to the
game’s exhaustive character creation tool, you
can cruise Steelport as anyone from Homer
Simpson to a blow-up doll. we’ve been through
the community site and picked our favorites.
For each of the following models, just click “Add
To Queue” in the top right of its page. Then,
through the in-game character creation interface,
select the option to connect to saintsrow3.com.
Once it’s synched to your account, the new duds
will show up in your queue. EL
Game designers love to put toilets in games, but
they’re oddly coy about toilet protagonists. Remedy
this colossal oversight by playing Saints Row as a
sassy, floating, gun-wielding ceramic ass-kicker. It’s
normally a re ward for finishing the game, but this link
allows you to see the cutscenes as a talking crapper.
A stage-based 2d platformer in the vein of Super Meat Boy
and N+, Stealth Bastard has also
inherited the pace, difficulty and
violence of games like Deus Ex,
Hitman and Super Mario Brothers.
You steer a goggled field agent
from entrance to exit, hitting
s witches and shoving boxes to
solve stealthy puzzles as you go.
Success is a case of knowing when
to move and when to hide: enemy
robots will laser you into bloody
chunks if they catch a glimpse of
you, but smart checkpoints keep
the frustration to a minimum.
The stages are timed, and the
encourage speed runs. There’s
a level builder and the ability to
share creations with no hassle.
For a free game, it’s an incredibly
generous, highly polished package—there’s nothing illegitimate
about it. GT
If you want to play Batman: Arkham City as the Clown
Prince of Crime, you’re out of luck. If you’re willing to
s wap Gotham for Steelport, on the other hand, you
can lead the Saints as the Joker himself. And with
that purple coat, he fits right in.
If you’d like to wander around Steelport quietly
resenting the life you’re forced to lead, here’s the outfit
you need. Perhaps surfing atop a VTOl laser-jet as it
flies under a suspension bridge will be enough to bring
a smile to gaming’s crabbiest eastern european.
It’s a very encouraging game—
right before it lasers you in half.
Shout at your monitor with the best of the internet’s SKYRIM vids
It’s also an opportunity for witty
gamers to pull off
abuse the AI, and
stretch the game
engine to its limits. GH
1You Tuber Hunter Normandy is a fragile
fellow, being felled by
anything from stubbing his
toe to over-aggressively
shouting at a chicken.
Brethren Castle 2
2Take away all the textures, andSkyrim
bears more than a passing
resemblance to everyone’s
Bear Bowling 2.0
3 Cowlaunching, waterfalls ofdead
giants, and billion bear
tsunamis are just a few
4It takes a real man to use the console to spawn
several dragons on top of
himself. It takes a lesser man
to subsequently turn on