LOL: Saints Row IV ‘GAT V Pack’ Free Today

“It’s the moment every gamer has been waiting for: GAT V is here!”

That’s the not-so-subtle way Volition is pitching the latest DLC pack for Saints Row IV today, which, if you hadn’t noticed, is Grand Theft Auto V’s launch day. Officially, it’s called the GAT V Pack, and you can download it right now for free (offer ends at midnight Pacific) on Steam.

Given Saints Row’s history starting out as an unabashed GTA clone, I appreciate the tip-of-the-cap/shameless self-promotion on display here. And since the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is still in limbo, it’s nice of Volition to give fans some love.

So what do you get? A new slick-backed hairdo and leather jacket for Johnny Gat that makes him look very much like Grand Theft Auto 3′s iconic protagonist, Claude. There are also new weapons as well as the Aisha costume for female characters that, at least to me, makes them look like Claude’s love interest/partner in crime, Catalina. So, essentially, Volition is inviting Saints Row IV players to play their game while looking like characters from Grand Theft Auto 3.

I find that hilarious. See for yourself in the trailer below.

And if you haven’t played SRIV yet but GTA V’s console launch has you itching to get into a crazy open world sandbox, you should check it out. Our own Ross Lincoln had a blast reviewing Saints Row IV and gave it an impressive 93/100 score.

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1 Comment on LOL: Saints Row IV ‘GAT V Pack’ Free Today

R.J.

On September 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

That’s funny. I have to give Volition credit with taking Saint’s Row in a different direction from GTA since that wasn’t a battle they were going to win, and I only became interested in the series after they made efforts to distinguish Saint’s Row from GTA. Chasing after the leader by making a clone of their game leaves little reason for people to choose the follower over the leader, so I applaud Volition for recognizing that.