Gangstar Rio: City of Saints
Name: Gangstar Rio: City of Saints
Developer(s): Gameloft
Publisher(s): Gameloft
Release date: 2011
Platform(s): Button-operated mobile phone
Genre: Action-adventure (third-person graphical perspective (primarily))
Protagonist: Raul
Series: Gangstar
Preceded by: Gangstar: Miami Vindication (2010)
Followed by: Gangstar City (2013)
Urban Crime (2012)

Gangstar Rio: City of Saints is an open-world action-adventure video game published by Gameloft and developed by at least one its subsidiaries. It is the fifth (seventh counting both the two-dimensional (2D) and the three-dimensional (3D) versions of Gangstar: Miami Vindication) installment in the Gangstar series and is set in Rio de Janeiro, after the events of Gangstar: Miami Vindication and is followed by Gangstar City. It was released originally in 2011. The protagonist is Raul, who (briefly in the case of the 2D version) takes up the undercover name Angel (Angel Nascimento in the case of the 3D version).


City of Saints follows the story of Raul, a member of the Assassinos (pronounced Assassinoosh), a powerful street gang in Rio.

Two-dimensional (2D) version

Three-dimensional (3D) version

The game starts with Raul driving through the city in his white Läufer Convertible. He gets home and the player meets his girlfriend Ana. Raul then is called by Andreas, the boss of the Assassinos who lives near them. It is also told that Raul wants to leave the gang because he wants a private life with Ana.

After completing a few missions, Andreas tells Raul that someone wants to kill him and Ana. He suggests Raul to leave Rio after completing one last job for him. After he has completed the job, Raul drives home and picks up Ana. He tells her about the plan for leaving Rio. Ana gets angry because she wants money and the clubs and she doesn't want to give up on that. So they have an argument. Finally, Ana gets out of the car. Raul calls "Ana, wait!", but in this moment, the Läufer blows up.

Raul wakes up two months later after a coma in the house of a stripper named Larissa. She tells him that Ana has been killed, but he was badly burnt and a doctor performed some plastic surgeries. So Raul looks "unrecognizable" throughout the rest of the game.

Larissa tells Raul that the best way of finding out who killed Ana is to pretend to be new in town and to infiltrate the Assassinos. Raul agrees and takes up the undercover name Angel Nascimento.

While infiltrating the Assassinos, Raul does jobs for a drug dealer named Narco, for film producer Vilanova and also for Larissa. He meets several people (for example Larissa's friend Pilar, Gianna Magro and Jessica Medeiros for whom he does some jobs).

At the end, Raul finds out that Ana is still alive and that she and Marcelo had planned all the time to take control over the Assassinos. It was in fact Marcelo who triggered the bomb on Raul's car and Ana had murdered Andreas in a drive-by shooting. Raul tells every member of the Assassinos that Marcelo is a traitor, and finally kills him. Ana has captured Larissa and threatens to kill her, so Raul and Fumo rescue Larissa with a tank and Raul finally kills Ana. At the end of the game, Raul is elected leader of the Assassinos and determined to make them the most powerful gang in Rio.


Gangstar Rio: City of Saints consists of a two-dimensional (2D) version, which has a top-down graphical perspective, and a three-dimensional (3D) one, which has a third-person one primarily (the perspective is pann-able).

Two-dimensional (2D) version

Three-dimensional (3D) version

In the game, there are some jobs (minor missions), races and an extra bank robbery mission. There are also some side-missions that require special cars such as taxis, ambulances and motorcycles. There is an achievement which can be completed by avoiding more than 3 deaths in missions. The player can also collect hidden objects in the game world such as suitcases, wheels, medical kits and footballs. Players can get a tank if they collect the 10 wheels, they will receive R$2500 if they collect a suitcase (there are ten of them), and will also receive a football if they collect them all. The hidden objects are not available in the shops except for health kits which can be bought from there. Players can get special cars such as taxis, ambulances and motorcycles by doing 10 related missions; those cars are also unavailable in car stores in the game.






  • This is the only game in the Gangstar series to be set outside North America.
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