Saints Row: The Third's Best New Musical Feature

Yesterday, I showed you a video of how I begin my day in Saints Row: The Third. I called said it was emblematic of the game—one sequence that sums up the total experience. Saints Row: The Third is full of such moments. Many of them involve skydiving, or tigers.

Today's video is more low-key, but it showcases one of my favourite features in Saints Row: The Third. The team at Volition has never quite had Rockstar's ability to assemble radio station playlists—the music in the game is hit-and-miss for me. Some of the tracks are great, but others are boring or even just plain bad.

But in the spirit of Saints Row's love of customisation, players can put together their own "mixtape" playlist of any of the songs from any of the radio channels. While the original Saints Row allowed players to make a radio channel of ripped MP3s, the ability to remix the in-game radio stations is almost cooler, to me. It lets me stay in the game's "world" while also getting to listen to my favourite tracks.

Better, the ability to browse and listen to all of the tracks in-game is huge for me. I can't tell you how many tunes from Grand Theft Auto IV I can sing for memory without being able to tell you the name of the artist or album. I can only hope that this feature will be emulated in future open-world games.

I'll have more Saints Row moments to share as the week goes on.


Comments

    if theres metal i'll be happy, doesnt have to be all metal but hate getting totally gangstered out

      With a radio station called "The Blood 106.66" I think you (and I) will be quite happy. Plus Saints Row 2's metal selection was freakn awesome, I'm sure they wont disappoint in 3.

      Let's see... off the top of my head I've heard Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Amon Amarth, Mastadon... a bunch more I can't think of at the moment...

      Yeah, it has metal!!!

      There are some great songs (metal or otherwise) in SR3 and it's great that there is no A7X but overall the music is a step down from SR2 (imo anyways).

    Even has a GTA IV song in it! Its called 'virtual diva' but I cant remember who by.

    The custom playlist from radio tracks in the game was a feature in Saints Row 2.

      I was about to say the same thing, I had a playlist of just The Final Countdown.

        Did you ever hop on a motorbike and and listen to your character try and sing The Final Countdown?

    I only have sound in the cutscenes, start playing the game and it's all quiet. Everything else perfect. Brand new updated PC with GTX570. Driving me insane.

      Try opening your sound options and selecting a lower quality, see if that fixes it.

        Tried all sound settings, but Win 7 wont let me go lower than 44,100hz. Unplugged mic and disabled, reinstalled Direct X. All other games on Steam still work fine. I'm also without internet for the moment, which makes troubleshooting from work fun. Will try re-installing realtek drivers after work.

          I'm experiencing audio problems on PS3. There are only some effects and speech audible. The rest - gunplay, engine sounds and the rest of the environmental sounds are gone.

          Other games play fine. I hear everything.

          Gonna have another look at my setup later but otherwise I have no idea why it's happening.

    Does it only play in vehicles though?
    Playing GTA, I've wished for an in-game walkman/radio/mp3 player/boombox (depending on the era it's set) so I could choose to have the music playing when walking about.
    Make it customizable by being able to buy different brands and headphones so the music sounds different depending on what you're listening to it on (The radio sounds different in different cars). So music from tinny earbuds, to huge ass headphones that piss off people around you.

    Sahem Shiner and the Life and Times aren't in the mix again. Oh well, at least there's some Black Mountain!! (though Old Fangs or Wilderness Heart would have been better IMO)

    i want to play my own songs in the game how?

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