X360 Tuesday, July 18, 2006 | 11:47 PM

30 minutes with the Saints Row demo

30 minutes with the Saints Row demo

I've just been sent this more than 30 minutes long video of Saint's Row, by Goldfingiz from the GameFAQ boards. This is certainly the best way to finally get a better idea of what this game is all about, and how well it plays. If the framerate gets a bit better in the final version, we should have here a very nice GTA clone.
Update: 10 minute cop video added, thanks again to Goldfingiz.
Update #2: Thanks to hEcToR2k6, here are another 10 minutes. The awesome "violence" video really shows what can happen in the game.

More than 30 minutes of demo footage
Download: WMV
Demo cop video
Download: AVI
hEcToR 7 minute demo
Download: AVI
hEcToR Man of Fire demo
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hEcToR violence demo
Download: AVI

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Commented on 2006-07-18 11:05:53
Wow they really put a lot of work into this damn game... Its pretty cool how you can still hear the music that the car is playing even while you aren't in the vehicle.

Basically in San Andreas the music didn't come on till you got into the car I really like this feature. These guys are pretty serious about this game and thats good news for 360 owners. Ign said it well though regardless of how much they do this game still doesn't seem to have the same type of vibe that each GTA game seems to have.

Just listen to how everyone is responding to how he's driving on the road... lol.

turf war part is pretty nice :O
Commented on 2006-07-18 11:11:09
I'm absolutely sure I'll have more fun playing this game than I had playing GTA games EVER.. for me this is NOT a GTA clone it's a game on the same genre, I'm sick of reading people talking about this being a GTA Clone, it's the same as if I'd say EVERY FPS game is a Doom clone, which they aren't because most of the FPS's have unique features and stuff in them that the others don't and so is the case with Saint's Row.
but that's just my opinion
Commented on 2006-07-18 11:25:23
this game impresses me even more everytime i see it in action. Not a GTA fan but i will definately pick this one up
Commented on 2006-07-18 11:32:58
This game looks awesome, but whether the stories throughout the different missions will be as cool and interesting as the gta series remains to be seen.

This game seems like typical gang turf war type stuff. Hopefully it goes much further than that if not this will not be better than the previous gta games. It may have more cool features that weren't included in the previous gta games, but the story was also a big part of the previous gta games. If the story isn't as good this will just be seen as a game that jumped on the next gen boat before GTA did in an attempt to capitalize on the success of the gta franchise not doing anything the next GTA game wouldn't have done anyway. In essence it may end up being just a tuneup for the main event.

I'll admit though they seem to be taking this game pretty seriously which is really cool.
Commented on 2006-07-18 11:35:18
Yeah, its good how you can hear the music when your not in the car, i also like the car models. Overall the game looks very nice.
Commented on 2006-07-18 11:56:03
Does it still say "Hos"?
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:09:13
Yep, Recruit Hos'....

This game is gonna be "off the Heezy" :P

Gotta luv the tracks (Wu-tang and NAS if i was paying attention) and pedestrian comments
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:15:53 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
This game looks awesome, but whether the stories throughout the different missions will be as cool and interesting as the gta series remains to be seen.
well considering all the gta storylines were stolen from popular gangster flicks(scarface, boyz in da hood)maybe saints row will have an ORIGINAL storyline.

however the game still looks like the best game to come since GRAW
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:22:03
This is going to be so much fun over live.
Nice vid Blim.
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:24:52
WoW this game just keeps getting better! Cant wait for the demo in a few weeks!
Glad they delayed it to fix it up! Its shows!
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:38:18
Yeah the demo is on CD in the states when you pre-order it from toys r us its all on the xbox forums and there raving on how good it looks a feels game looks the Dogz!!
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:46:46
really nice video. Gotta love the ragdoll! the game looks like it works well both inside and out and I love the way at 20:50 the police car just drives past as you pull out chasing that guy :P
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:49:00
The GTA series had a great amount of room for improvement, so being the first to come up with a freeroaming game like GTA on a more powerfull platform, is a very smart move.
Looks like I'll be having some great fun in a couple of weeks!

Thanks for the video, mysterious gamer!
Commented on 2006-07-18 12:54:52
This demo will e played so much when it's released on 1 August, the storyline has potential, lets hope the storyline is good, as for the gameplay looks excellent.

ON XBL it looks good as well, one of the best games in 2006? I think so
Commented on 2006-07-18 13:40:24
downloading now....ive recently haerd great things about this, especially in the online mode which has come as a nice suprise.
Commented on 2006-07-18 14:40:38
The video was done by GameFAQs user Goldfingiz


10 posts down the original link is posted.

(i'm only putting this in as it helps to give credit where credit is due)
Commented on 2006-07-18 14:49:51 In reply to KillaK
Thanks for the info, updating the news.
Commented on 2006-07-18 15:12:18
Hey guys, i found this at Xbox.com forums someone posted that Local Retailers like Toys R Us are giving the Saint's Row demos out.

Credit: FireStarta316
Original Page: http://forums.xbox.com/5406665/ShowPost.aspx

Now take this as whatever you want, but it looks legit.

What is on the demo

-Saints Row Demo
-Saints Row Trailer
-Making Of Video
-Art Gallery
-Music Tracks
-Downloads (gamer pics and theme)

Edit: Looks like those who pre-ordered the game are the only ones to get them.
Commented on 2006-07-18 15:24:41
Quote RicFlair: Whooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

This game look's & sound's so amazingly, it's a true MUST HAVE.
Damn, can't preorder the Game in Germany, i need this Demo (and the Downloads)!
Commented on 2006-07-18 16:11:03
Looks sweet can,t wait to play it.
Commented on 2006-07-18 16:21:02 In reply to school
I bought the demo at Toys R Us yesterday. My only complaint is the framerate and there's a lot of tearing, even in cutscenes. IGN had mulitplayer movies and the game looked to be running a lot smoother. So, there is a possibility the framerate gets better before the release date.

The missions don't look to be as varied as GTA, but I only played a few missions in the demo.

When you enter and exit buildings, there are no load times. The combat is also fun. It's a lot better than GTA in that aspect.

Driving isn't bad, but I prefer GTAs driving. Character creation is good, even though a few options were blocked out for the demo.
Commented on 2006-07-18 16:33:24
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2006-07-18 16:34:28
can some post a better video
Commented on 2006-07-18 16:37:49 In reply to gary189
Posted by gary189
can some post a better video
A new one is up in 20 minutes.
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