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Saints Row: The Third - watch the entire first mission of the game

GTA V might be a very real speck on the gaming horizon, but that doesn't mean we're not very excited about Saints Row: The Third. You've probably seen the trailers of human cannon balls and the like, but what you want to see is proper, unedited gameplay, right? Well, you've come to the right place. Here's the entire opening mission, captured in HD for your eyes' enjoyment. But be warned! It's VERY violent and VERY sweary. Under-18s should move along - nothing to see here.

Our impressions? It may not be as slick as the likes of Deus Ex, or have the clinical, wondrous attention to detail of Batman: Arkham City... but it looks damn fun. We particularly like the characterisation and the way everyone's a fan of the Third Street Saints (even the police!).

If only the demo on XBLA would let us play the game instead of just making characters. Although the 'sex appeal' slider is funny in a 'Weird Science' kind of way. And we don't even have to put bras on our heads. Bonus.

If you enjoyed this, you'll be pleased to hear we've got a week of exclusive Saints Row: the Third content, so stay tuned to GamesRadar.

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.