Saints Row was once regarded as little more than a shameless Grand Theft Auto clone. But while GTA has evolved into a mature open world drama, Saints Row: The Third goes in the completely opposite direction.

Saints Row: The Third is a sandbox-style action-adventure video game being developed by Volition and published by THQ. It is to be released on November 15, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the third and final title in the Saints Row series, after the release of Saints Row 2 in 2008. As in Saints Row 2, the player controls the leader of the Third Street Saints. The game world is the fictional city of Steelport, and the story centers around the gang war between the Saints and The Syndicate, a rival criminal group.