Saints Row (SR) is a video game series created by Volition, Inc. The series began in 2003 when development started on Saints Row, released as the first seventh generation sandbox-style game in August 2006 for the Xbox 360, gaining critical acclaim and commercial success. A port to the PlayStation 3 console was cancelled in May 2007 to focus development resources on its sequel, Saints Row 2, which was released in October 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems and ported to Microsoft Windows in early 2009. A future installment has been confirmed by developers to be in "pre-development".
The gameplay is referred to as being "sandbox-style", being a mixture of action, adventure and driving in open world format and the series has gained controversy for its depictions of profanity, violence, drug use and sexual explicitness. In all its current releases, the series has revolved around the nameless protagonist's involvement in the 3rd Street Saints street gang who fight for power in the recurring fictional city Stilwater.