I love everything about this game(almost). It has a very interesting storyline, you can choose the outcome of many of the missions. The gameplay and controls are both very smooth I have put many hours into this game but there is one GIANT thing keeping me from giving it a ten.
That one thing is that there is a mission line for car thefts. I absolutely hate every single aspect of this part. The payout is practically dirt, for a difficulty that exceeds all others. The vehicles you steal are almost always slow and you usually have to race them across the city until one of the ten police officers chasing you will blow up the car and you have to start all over again. There is no good way to get this done, until you beat the game and unlock the ability to wipe your notoriety then just drive carefully back but this eats up a lot of time and is just not fun. The car thefts are the only thing keeping me from perfect completion in three separate games. It is a good game, but if you do get it don't touch the car thefts you're better off just leaving them alone. All in all, awesome game but Saints Row please leave the car stealing to GTA.