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Agents of Mayhem

Agents of Mayhem

Volition has recently revealed their latest game, Agents of Mayhem, an open-world superhero title set in the Saints Row Universe. As an avid fan of the series, I had the opportunity to get hands-on time with the game. In this article, I’ll share the key takeaways from my experience with this silly yet explosive third-person shooter.

A New Setting in the Saints Row Universe

Agents of Mayhem takes place in a near-future Seoul, South Korea, a vibrant city boasting cutting-edge technology and friendly androids. While the game shares the Saints Row Universe, it’s important to note that it stands on its own and provides a fresh take on the series. This time, the story follows one of the possible endings from Saints Row: Gat Outta Hell, where Johnny Gat rebuilds Earth and resets the timeline.

A Diverse Roster of Heroes

Players assume the role of members from the Mayhem organization, a group dedicated to defeating the evil Legion. Throughout the campaign, you’ll unlock a roster of twelve unique agents, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and upgrade options. You’ll strategically assemble a squad of three agents, ensuring a balanced team capable of overcoming the challenges that lie ahead. In the demo, I had the chance to play as the Burly Navy SEAL, Hardtack; the sky pirate Fortune; the skilled archer assassin Rama; and the charismatic action-hero frontman Hollywood.

Silly, Yet Toned Down

While Agents of Mayhem maintains the humor and silliness that the Saints Row series is known for, it’s worth mentioning that the game doesn’t reach the same levels of vulgarity. The demo showcased exciting battles against villains, with one particular showdown featuring a K-pop superstar A.I. and a choreographed song and dance routine. The characters themselves have their own unique quirks and abilities, adding to the game’s lighthearted tone. Volition has managed to strike a balance between entertaining and over-the-top without crossing into overly explicit territory.

Incentivized Replayability

Volition has designed Agents of Mayhem to encourage replayability. Levels are procedurally generated, giving players a fresh experience each time they revisit them. This replay value is crucial as it allows players to fully upgrade all of their agents. While completing the game may leave some agents maxed out, returning to villain lairs and other repeatable locations and missions will provide players with new layouts and challenges.

A Solo Adventure

Unlike previous games from Volition, Agents of Mayhem is a solo outing. The developers wanted to ensure that players could enjoy the game to its fullest, regardless of whether they had someone to play with. You’ll have the ability to switch between your three agents on the fly, allowing for strategic decision-making and adapting to various combat situations.


Q: When will Agents of Mayhem be released?
A: Agents of Mayhem is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.


Agents of Mayhem offers an exciting and refreshing take on the Saints Row Universe. With its diverse roster of heroes, lighthearted tone, and procedurally generated levels, the game promises hours of fun and replayability. Whether you’re a fan of the series or new to the Saints Row Universe, Agents of Mayhem is definitely worth keeping an eye out for in the coming year.

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