Saints Row 2 for PC is finally being fixed

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For a long time you've needed to mod Saints Row 2 in order to get it to work properly on PC, despite it still being available on Steam. Users have usually turned to the Gentlemen of the Row mod to get it running in a playable state, but now Volition has announced that the game is getting a fix.

Why has it taken so long? According to a livestream earlier today (via Kotaku (opens in new tab)), Volition has found the once thought lost source code, which means a fix is actually feasible now. As a result, a small team has been tasked with rebuilding the game and thus saving it from obscurity.

It's about time: a quick scroll through the game's Steam page is ample evidence that the game is utterly broken. Reviews range from level-headed warnings ("for the majority of people.. crashes will occur at least once every hour (opens in new tab)") through to very angry indeed ("the game is a laggy PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ (opens in new tab)"), so it's good that it's finally getting a fix, though don't expect it until some time next year.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.