Overall - 70%
Overall your stay in Hell will only last about 3-4 hours unless you want to do all of the side content. It's a short stay but definitely a decent one. I think this game is worth a pick up if you are a Saints Row or Johnny Gat fan.
Gat Out Of Hell is an expansion to Saints Row 4 and it has you going to hell to save the president. IS this a trip worth taking? Or should you spend your time elsewhere? Check out this honest game review and make your choice!
Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell Review
The story in Gat Out Of hell is a bit far fetched, but hey it’s Saints Row. While at a birthday party for Kinzie the Devil opens up a portal to hell and sucks in the leader of the Saints, who is also the president. Naturally the Saints want to save the president from Hell so Johnny Gat and Kinzie go in to save him. When they get there they find out that the Devil wants to force the Preisdent to marry his daughter. In classic Gat fashion the plan ends up being “put a bullet in the Devil’s head”. You will be able to play as both Gat and Kinzie or Co Op as both.
Still taking on the Devil himself is no easy task so you need to get some Allies. You will get help from Vlad the Impaler, Blackbeard, Shakespeare and the Twins from Saints Row 3. Each of them has a different ability to teach you and a different area for you to help take over. You will get the abilities Stomp, Blast, Aura and Summon. The stomp is basically a shock wave attack that hits most enemies in your area. The Blast is just that, a blast with different elements. Aura will pout a fire and ice aura around you and if upgraded will increase your bullet damage. The Summon will let you summon various monsters to help you in battle but it starts of with imps.
The best new ability by miles though is the flying. While you are in hell you can fly from area to area instead of running. After a short tutorial you will be gliding all over hell. It takes 5-10 minutes to get used to but once you have the hang of it you will enjoy it. Of course the Devil doesn’t want you flying so eventually he sets up anti air towers to hunt you down after a bit of time. Avoiding them is simple enough and with a good slam you can clear the towers out with no trouble.
One thing I have to knock the game for is the lack of story missions. After you recruit your allies it pretty much just becomes challenges with 1 or 2 story missions to do. All you do is go help a certain character claim their area to progress in the game. Yes causing carnage gets the Devil’s attention but they could of put some more story missions in. Ultimately you will find yourself doing a few of the challenges over and over.
On that note there is plenty of side stuff to do for those of you looking for it. Pretty much anything you do that gives EXP will get the attention of the Devil. The classics return like insurance fraud and survival but there are some new comers as well. Hell Blazing is the one you will be doing the most and it basically flying from check point to check point without running out of time. There is also Salvation which has you flying around catching falling souls. Outside of that you can hit frat boys in portals for points and take over the Devil’s spires which help create his armies.
Overall your stay in Hell will only last about 3-4 hours unless you want to do all of the side content. It’s a short stay but definitely a decent one. I think this game is worth a pick up if you are a Saints Row or Johnny Gat fan.