Is the Saints Row Platinum Edition Worth It?

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Saints Row (2022) is an open-world action-adventure game where you’ll build a criminal empire from the ground up.

Although it is the fifth installment in the franchise, the game is a reboot and an origin story; an adaptation of a previous edition.

There are three options when purchasing the digital editions of Saints Row from the Epic Game Launcher: Standard Edition, Gold Edition, and Platinum Edition. These editions have different prices, with Platinum Edition offering the most content.

In this article, we’ll closely examine whether the Saints Row Platinum Edition is worth it for its price point or if it’s better to stick to the base game.

Saints Row Prices

The initial price for Saints Row’s release uses the standard price of all modern AAA games, costing $59.99 for the Standard Edition. Consoles also use the same standardized price, featuring no difference in cost between the newer and older generations.

Saints Row will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for PC users. The Epic Games Store features regional pricing, so prices will vary depending on your location. This price structure affects all editions, including Saints Row Platinum Edition.

Standard Edition

  • PC (Epic Games Store) – $59.99 / £49.99
  • PlayStation 5 – $59.99 / £59.99
  • Xbox Series X/S – $59.99 / £59.99

Gold Edition

  • PC (Epic Games Store) – $89.99 / £74.99
  • PlayStation 5 – $89.99/ £84.99
  • Xbox Series X/S – $89.99 / £84.99

Platinum Edition

  • PC (Epic Games Store) – $99.99 / £84.99
  • PlayStation 5 – $99.99 / £94.99
  • Xbox Series X/S – $99.99 / £94.99

Regarding the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the cost for Saints Row is the same as the new-gen consoles.

Finally, for Google Stadia, it is not available to pre-order, meaning that players who own the console must wait until the release date. While the final cost isn’t available, it’s safe to assume that it will be within the $60 range.

The Differences Between the Base Game, Gold Edition and Platinum Edition

Saints Row Platinum Edition costs $40 more than the Standard Edition, which is a steep asking price for any video game. We’ll look into what you’ll get for the Saints Row Platinum Edition and Gold Edition to determine if it’s worth the extra cost.

Pre-ordering Saints Row will give players the Idols Anarchy Pack. These are three cosmetics items themed around one of the rival gangs in the gang. These include the Idols DJ helmet, the Twinkle Bat, and the Sandstorm Scrambler motorcycle.

Pre-ordering the game for the Gold and Platinum Edition also grants players the Saints Criminal Customs DLC pack. These include the Saints Custom Stab Jacket and the Saints Custom Convertible. These two items appeal to fans of the franchise since they are styled in the gang’s iconic lush purple.

Those who purchased Saints Row Gold and Platinum Edition will also receive the Los Panteros American Muscle Bundle DLC. This includes two cosmetics: the Custom “Fury” Motorcycle and El Lanzador Heavy Weapon skin.

The most important reason to purchase Saints Row Platinum Edition or Gold Edition is for the Expansion Pass. The official description states that this gives access to three planned expansions to the game.

The official description also says that these expansion episodes will open the world further for more gameplay content. This means that there will be more missions, enemies, weapons, and more ways to customize the player-character.

Finally, Saints Row Platinum Edition will throw in Saints Row The Third Remastered, one of my favorite mafia games on Nintendo Switch. This is a remastered version of the franchise’s third installment, originally released in 2011 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Is Saints Row Platinum Edition Worth it?

For fans of the series, Saints Row Platinum Edition is definitely worth it for the Expansion Pass and for the included Saints Row the Third Remastered. The latter costs $39.99/£34.99, so the extra cost for the Platinum Edition makes it a valuable purchase.

For those who already own Saints Row The Third Remastered or have previously played it, the Saints Row Gold Edition is also an efficient purchase to gain access to the season pass. This gives access to more content for players who are enjoying the game.