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Saints Row IV (Video Game 2013) Poster

(2013 Video Game)

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Follows 

Saints Row (2006) (Video Game)
Saints Row 2 (2008) (Video Game)
Saints Row: The Third (2011) (Video Game)

Followed by 

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (2015) (Video Game)

Spin-off 

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (2015) (Video Game)
Features the same cast of characters

References 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Quest title "The Boss Goes to Washington" is a reference to this movie
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The missions title "Miracle on 3rd Street" from the DLC "How the Saints Save Christmas" is a reference to the movie Miracle on 34th Street.
Macbeth (1948)
Zinyak quoted some lines from the play
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Protagonist's dramatic reaction to the destruction of the Washington Monument is a reference to the 1968 film Planet of the Apes.
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
The names Bert and Ernie are used as codenames by The President and his assistants.
Patton (1970)
In the mission "Hello Teacup", Cyrus is dressed like General George Patton at the beginning of the film Patton, including a pair of ivory handled pistols.
Space Invaders (1978) (Video Game)
During the part where The Boss is required to destroy Zin warships, the warships are lining up very much like the aliens from the "Space Invaders" game.
Blade Runner (1982)
The Heavy Pistol can be customized as DEK-RD Railpistol which is a reference to the character Rick Deckard in the film.
TRON (1982)
The mission Miller Space takes place in a virtual world based on Tron. There is also a tower which is called the I/O Tower.
The A-Team (1983) (TV Series)
The mission title "When a Plan Comes Togethe" is a reference to The A-Team, in which John "Hannibal" Smith often says "I love it when a plan comes together."
WarGames (1983)
In the console commands, the text says "Would you like to play a game?". Kinzie replies "Global thermonuclear war". Then, the text finally replied "The only winning move is not to play".
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
The early cutscene depicts The Boss sitting in his throne the same way as Conan did at the end of the movie.
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Stan Bush's song "The Touch", which was prominently featured in the film, plays during the final boss battle; in addition, The Boss and Zinyak also quote Optimus Prime and Megatron in the fight.
Predator (1987)
"Long Tall Sally" is playing during the helivopter flight in the intro.
Innerspace (1987)
Mission title "Miller-Space" is a reference to this movie.
RoboCop (1987)
The Rapid-Fire SMGs can be modified to look like the Auto-9.
*batteries not included (1987)
A mission is called "Batteries Not Included".
Die Hard (1988)
In the DLC "How the Saints Save Christmas" the snowman with a machine gun is wearing a shirt that says "Now I have a machine gun Ho-Ho-Ho." This is a reference to the movie Die Hard.
They Live (1988)
Mission title "He Lives" is a reference to this movie.
Terminator 2 (1991)
Cyrus Temple's death scene is an allusion to the Terminator's death in the film Terminator 2.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Quote in computer program "Ah ah ah you didn't say the magic word"
Schindler's List (1993)
Quest title "Shaundi's List" is a reference to this movie
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Achievement title reference
Gargoyles (1994) (TV Series)
At Keith David's rally, several "I Heart Goliath" signs can be spotted.
Desperado (1995)
In Friendly Fire, players can customize their RPG as El Fugitivo. The El Fugitivo is a reference to the guitar case rocket launcher used in the Desperado film.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Achievement title "Saints and Sensibilty" is a reference of this movie
Star Fox 64 (1997) (Video Game)
Keith David tells The President to "do a barrell roll" while escaping from the Zin Empire mothership.
Blast from the Past (1999)
Achievement title reference
The Matrix (1999)
Numerous references to the Matrix trilogy franchise includes the red & blue pill itself.
The West Wing (1999) (TV Series)
Mission title "The Saints Wing" is a reference of this show.
Titan A.E. (2000)
The Boss and his crew surprised at the destruction of their planet Earth as in the movie.
Firefly (2002) (TV Series)
The Heavy Pistol can be customized as The Captain, which is a reference to the gun used by Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the series.
Enter the Matrix (2003) (Video Game)
The title of the DLC "Enter the Dominatrix" is a reference to the video game "Enter the Matrix".
Love Actually (2003)
In the DLC "How the Saints Save Christmas" Boss shows Benjamin King a huge card with the text "TO ME, YOU ARE PERFECT". Which is a reference to a scene from Love Actually, between Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln.
Serenity (2005)
One of the Heavy Pistol upgrades is called "The Captain" and has the description, "For when you aim to misbehave".
Mass Effect (2007) (Video Game)
The game borrows Mass Effect's romance system and Keith David, whose likeness is used in this game also starred in Mass Effect as the voice of David Anderson.
Breaking Bad (2008) (TV Series)
Boss sometimes in combat shouts "I am the one, who knocks!".
Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Series)
Mission title " A Game of Clones" is a reference to this show.
Dead Island (2011) (Video Game)
During a short conversation, Keith David complains that the alien attack interrupted his chance to finish the game.

Referenced in 

Show of the Week: Payday 2 and How Not to Heist (2013) (TV Episode)
Inspired by the insurance scam mini-game, Mike tries to make a quick buck by injuring himself horribly.
Honest Game Trailers: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) (TV Episode)
"Tell my wife I had another wife"

Featured in 

Outside Xbox: Let's Play: Saints Row 4 Co-Op (2013) (TV Episode)
The cast play the video game and comment on it.
The Angry Joe Show: Saints Row IV (2013) (TV Episode)
game is reviewed
Show of the Week: Saints Row 4 vs. Outside Xbox (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown while the game is reviewed as the episode's "Game of the Week".
Outside Xbox: 7 Secret Things They Cut from Your Favourite Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the things that were planned for the game but never finished.
Outside Xbox: The 6 Most Needlessly Sexy Bosses in Games (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the over-the-top sexual design of Dominatrix.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 5 FREEDOM! (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Outside Xbox: 9 Pre-Order and Special Edition Bonuses with Some Explaining to Do (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips from the video game are shown while the cast comment on the bonus items that came with the Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition of the game.
Outside Xbox: 6 Abominations Brought to Life by These Games' Character Creators (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips from the video game are shown while the cast comment on the character generator that lets you create grotesquely absurd characters.
Outside Xbox: 7 Ludicrous Dance Finales We Never Saw Coming (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on its dance number ending.
Honest Game Trailers: Watch Dogs (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Outside Xbox: 7 Hardest Decisions in Games That Made No Difference in the End (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the decision to "cure cancer or solve world hunger".

Spoofs 

Leave It to Beaver (1957) (TV Series)
Spoofed as "Leave it to the Saints" in the mission "A Pleasant Day".
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The final scene of the DLC "Enter the Dominatrix" resembles the award ceremony at the end of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Donnie growls the way Chewbacca usually does. Shaundi's outfit also resembles Princess Leia's outfit worn during the award ceremony.
Combat (1977) (Video Game)
The Boss drives a cyber tank and battles with enemy tanks.
They Live (1988)
The Mission "He Lives"
Ghostbusters II (1989)
The protagonist walks into the Joe Magarec statue and made it walk just like the Ghostbusters did to the Statue of Liberty.
Bare Knuckle (1991) (Video Game)
Saints of Rage is a parody of this game
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
A taunt is called the "Pet Detective"
Armageddon (1998)
In prologue/tutorial mission, the main protagonist disarming nuclear warhead with Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" playing in background
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
The mission "The Case of Mr.X" parodies elements from the video game
Arrested Development (2003) (TV Series)
A taunt spoofs Gob's chicken dance.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (Video Game)
The scene where The Protagonist breaches the door and kills terrorist in slow-motion is a reference to the Call of Duty games.
Mass Effect (2007) (Video Game)
Game spoofs romance system from "Mass Effect"
Prototype (2009) (Video Game)
Main protagonist uses superpowers looking exactly like superpowers from "Prototype"
Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Series)
In the DLC "Enter the Dominatrix" the throne of The Dom is identical to the Iron Throne. Only it isn't made out of swords, but out of dildos.
Mass Effect 3 (2012) (Video Game)
The Attack of the White House at the beginning spoofs the attack on Vancouver at the beginning of Mass Effect 3.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
The mission "Zero Saints Thirty" is a spoof of this movie

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