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    Saints Row 2

    Game » consists of 23 releases. Released Oct 14, 2008

    The clone that surpassed the original returns with the even more over-the-top sequel to Volition's popular open-world mayhem generator, Saints Row.

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    Players can cause large amounts of chaos throughout Stilwater.
    Players can cause large amounts of chaos throughout Stilwater.

    Saints Row 2 is a crime-themed, mission-based, open world game that looks to continue evolving the over-the-top gameplay formula of its predecessor. With many comparisons to the GTA series, it is no surprise that Volition have chosen to take the game in this direction to individualize it and perhaps gain an identity outside of all those comparisons. Saint's Row 2 has the player work his way through a vastly improved Stilwater, a 150% larger version of the city with new areas including a prison island, a power plant, suburbs, and some underground sections, dispensing of rival gang members and otherwise unruly denizens to reclaim the turf and respect his once lofty gang has lost.

    A wide variety of vehicles can be used, including biplanes.
    A wide variety of vehicles can be used, including biplanes.

    Saint's Row 2 boasts many of the same features of the first game such as diversions (known as 'Activities'), as well as a host of new features such as varying degrees of customization including complete character customization, vehicle customization, and crib customization, a revamped respect system, new vehicles including jets, speedboats, jet skis, helicopters, and monster trucks, new weapons including rocket launchers, shock paddles, stun guns, and satchel charges, co-op gameplay, and online multiplayer.


    The Third Street Saints.
    The Third Street Saints.

    Saints Row 2 picks up several years after the events of the first game. The Boss, the player's character who was thought to be dead at the end of the first game after being betrayed by his own gang members, awakes from a coma induced by a bombed yacht but is horribly disfigured. The game opens with a reconstructive surgical procedure, allowing players to freely customize the look of the player character. Upon returning to Stilwater, the lead character notices that much has changed, from building renovations that have added more high-rise buildings and apartments, to the situations that his old friends and gang members have gotten into. The player character must now deal with all of these changes and somehow restore the Row to its former glory.


    There are four gangs in Stilwater:

    • 3rd Street Saints - The player character's gang. The Saints were broken up after the events of the first game, and it's time to bring them back, stronger than ever. Their flag color is purple.
    • Brotherhood of Stilwater - A gang that largely deals with violent crimes and extortion. Led by Maero. Their flag color is red.
    • Ronin - A Japanese gang that deals with gambling and prostitution. Led by Shogo Akuji, though his father seems to really have most of the power. Their flag color is yellow.
    • Sons of Samedi - A gang that deals with heavy drug trafficking. Led by "The General". Their flag color is green.


    The combat of Saints Row 2 is slightly different from that of other games in the genre. For starters, there is no lock on-targeting system, with the player having to free aim. This can be accomplished by either pressing the fire button when pointed at an enemy, or the player can click in the left stick for a more accurate, "zoomed-in" aiming mode. If the player has a gun equipped, the right trigger will fire, while the left trigger will melee attack. If the player has an inventory melee weapon available, it can be swung with both the left and right triggers. If unarmed, the player's melee has a sort of "combo" system; if the player successfully lands three hits on an opponent, the third hit will spin the camera around and cinematically show the character performing a special attack that ground his enemy. By holding either trigger, the player can also charge up his attack, making it extra deadly. A couple of interesting features of SR2's combat are the use of environmental objects and the human shield mechanic. There are certain objects in the game that can be picked up and wielded like melee weapons, like cinder blocks or chairs. These items can be dropped however, if the player is knocked down, and are not held in the inventory like normal weapons. Also, by holding the left bumper the player can take a nearby enemy hostage as a "human shield". While having a shield, the player is virtually invincible from the front, but moves slower in return. Also, by pressing the left trigger, the player will "execute" his shield in a way specific to the weapon he is holding. There are numerous weapons that appear in Saints Row Two, which include:


    Pistols (can be dual wielded)

    SMGs (can be dual wielded)


    Assault Rifles


    Unlocking the Flamethrower.
    Unlocking the Flamethrower.



    Saints Row 2 boasts quite a few activities for the player to complete, in order to get respect for missions and have fun.

    The activities are:

    Crowd Control

    In Crowd Control, you play as a bodyguard for VIPs. The activity requires you to meet a score by killing crazy fans that attack the celebrity. Special kills earn you more money, for instance, beating an attacker down with a baseball bat gets you $250, but throwing them into spinning helicopter blades earns you $1000!

    Rewards: Clothing Store Discount, Pepper Spray, Chainsaw.

    Trail Blazin'

    Race around Stillwater on a flaming quad bike, setting fire to everything and everyone.

    Rewards: Explosion Damage -5%, Fire Fighter Suit, Explosion Damage -15%.

    Demo Derby

    Drive around in a car and attempt to take out other rides, any way you see fit.

    Rewards: Demo Derby Cars, Mechanic Discount.

    Drug Trafficking

    You ride shotgun to protect a drug dealer as he makes his rounds.

    Rewards: Infinite shotgun ammo, reduced Ronin notoriety.


    In Escort, you drive around with prostitutes as they do their job in the backseat. However, the customers don't like media attention or a private detective, so you must avoid them at all costs. Sometimes, the client will order you to do something, like go buy some food at Freckle Bitch's or drive around at a high speed. Play this game in co-op mode, and one of you gets to be the prostitute!

    Rewards: Vehicle Delivery, reduced Sons of Samedi notoriety.

    Fight Club

    Face off against other fighters in a fighting ring or prison block. You can't use firearms, but anything thrown into the ring by onlookers can be used to bash and break your opponents.

    Rewards: Legal Lee, Troy, Increased Melee Damage, Pumped Up.


    Dress up as a cop and take out criminals and college students for Stilwater's hot new police reality show, Fuzz! The variety of violent ways you use to "enforce" the law in Stilwater is limited only by your imagination. Rev up those chainsaws boys!

    Rewards: Kobra Pistol, Unlimited Pistol Ammo, Police notoriety reduced.

    Heli Assault

    Fly around in an attack helicopter with heat-seeking missiles and protect your crew members down below. Learning how to properly use the missiles can cause you to rain death and destruction from the sky.

    Rewards: Reduced Bullet damage.

    Insurance Fraud

    Just like in the original game, you throw yourself in front of vehicles in an attempt to rack up as much insurance money as you possibly can.

    Rewards: Sprint increased, Reduced Vehicle damage.


    Infinite RPG rockets at the ready, blow up anything and everything in an attempt to cause as many dollars of damage as possible.

    Rewards: Crib Customization Discount, Flamethrower, Annihilator RPG.

    Septic Avenger

    Lower the value of real-estate by spraying everything in sight with fecal matter. Unfortunately for the cops though, they have to attempt to stop you by driving up to you and shooting at your truck. A mouth full of diarrhea is what they get in return!

    Rewards: Improved Weapon Accuracy, Food and Liquor Discount, Septic Truck.


    In Snatch, you take out pimps and steal their prostitutes. Be careful of the shotguns those pimps wield though.

    Rewards: GAL 43, Infinite SMG ammo, Health Regeneration.


    In Hitman, you receive a list of targets. These targets appear as crosshairs on your map when you get in range, however, unlike in the first Saints Row, you can kill them with any weapon, which makes this one quite a bit easier.

    Rewards: Infinite Assault Rifle ammo, Hand Grenades, Satchel Charges.

    Chop Shop

    In Chop Shop, you need to collect the cars that the garage wants and bring them back there.

    Rewards: Buggy, Mechanic Discount.


    The game also has Diversions, these are random things for you to do to get some rewards and just have fun.


    Tagging has been redesigned since the last game, now you need to fill a part of the wall with paint, but you can't spray too much outside of the lines.

    General Collecting

    There are a few thing to collect in Saints Row 2, like CDs and other things.

    Basejumping and Skydiving

    Jump out of a plane or helicopter and deploy your parachute to start the Basejumping diversion. Land on top of the Saints' car in the middle of the bullseye to receive invincibility from falling damage, no matter the distance!

    Civil Services

    Taxi driving, firefighting, vigilante and towing vehicles. You saw 'em all before on GTA, and they're pretty much the same here.


    Simply go to any of the clothing stores in Stillwater, or one of your cribs, hit the X button to go into your own wardrobe, then go to the very last menu option and choose to remove all your clothes. Then go out in public and a Diversion will start that will give you a time limit to offend as many people as possible. As the levels go up, the more people you're required to offend with your nakedness.


    Only located in one or two spots around the city, generally at public toilet stops, strip clubs, or adult bookstores in the Red Light District. You and a prostitute occupy a toilet cubicle for sex. Pleasure your lady for up to 10 levels to unlock a pimp outfit!


    Meet and greet the friendly citizens of Stilwater with some cold hard steel. Who knows, you might make a buck or two.


    Saints Row 2 features a large selection of music from a diverse background. The music is organized into radio stations by genre.


    • We Are Rockstars - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
    • Death Of A Moralist - Daniel Mansury
    • Don and Sherri - Matthew Dear
    • Give Me Every Little Thing - Juan Maclean
    • North American Scum - LCD Soundsystem
    • Sexy Results - Death From Above
    • Special Effect - TRS-80
    • Street Justice - MSTRKRFT
    • Over and Over - Hot Chip
    • Through The Hosiery - Crystal Castles
    • Crossover Appeal - Guns N Bombs


    • Love Fades - Amnesty
    • Trespasser - Bad Medicine
    • Gotta Get Your Love - Chocolate Star
    • Keep Running - Cliff Nyren
    • Drugs Ain't Cool - Ebony Rhythm Band
    • Street Scene - Leon Mitchison
    • You Can Be A Star - Luther Davis Group
    • Wake Up Pt. 1 & 2 - Pure Essence
    • Look What You've Done To Me - Sheila Skipworth
    • Funky In Here - Dayton Sidewinders
    • Put A Smile On Time - The Rhythm Machine
    • The Cissy's Thang - The Soul Seven
    • Don't Get Discouraged - UPC Allstars


    • Anthem - Trivium
    • Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
    • Colony of Birchmen - Mastodon
    • Milk Lizard - Dillinger Escape Plan
    • Nothing Left - As I Lay Dying
    • Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
    • Stars - Hum
    • Resurrection - Chimaira
    • Unsung - Helmet
    • What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse - The Black Dahlia Murder
    • Redneck - Lamb Of God
    • Deadly Sinners - 3 Inches of Blood
    • Barnburner - The Agony Scene
    • Woman - Wolfmother


    • And She Would Darken… - The Twilight Sad
    • Cheer It On - Tokyo Police Club
    • Dead Friends = The Saps
    • Don't Call It A Ghetto… - Architects
    • Every Single Line Means Something - Marnie Stern
    • For Real - Okkervil River
    • Hazel Street - Deerhunter
    • Here's Your Future - The Thermals
    • Shoot The Runner - Kasabian
    • Western Biographic - Bound Stems
    • Call In The Debts - South Street
    • Terror - The Rakes
    • House Of Cards - Shipwreck
    • Third Gear Scratch - Shiner


    • All That I've Got - The Used
    • Lying Is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off - Panic At The Disco
    • Rock And Roll Queen - The Subways
    • Teenagers - My Chemical Romance
    • Hate ( I Really Don't Like You) - Plain White T's
    • Hole In the Earth - Deftones
    • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Jet
    • Knights - Minus The Bear
    • Let Me In - Hot Hot Heat
    • Makedamnsure - Taking Back Sunday
    • Face Down - Red Jump Suit Apparatus
    • Coat of Arms - The Life and Times
    • What You Need - Galactic
    • Misery Business - Paramore


    • Trick Me - Kelis
    • One Thing aka 1 Thing - Amerie Featuring Eve
    • Tell Me Bout It - Joss Stone
    • Fandango - DJ Quik Feat. B-Real
    • So Sick - Ne Yo
    • Me & You - Cassie
    • Hands Up - Lloyd Banks
    • New York State of Mind - Nas
    • Gangsta Bitch - Apache
    • Sucker MCs - Run DMC
    • Ridin In That - Wale
    • Twinz - Big Pun Feat. Fat Joe
    • What A Thug About - Beanie Sigel
    • Good Girl - Chrisette Michelle
    • I Luv It - Young Jeezy

    The Mix

    • Down Under - Men At Work
    • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
    • Pretty In Pink - Psychedelic Furs
    • Take On Me - A-Ha
    • The Reflex - Duran Duran
    • Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
    • Out of Touch - Hall & Oates
    • Sister Christian - Night Ranger
    • Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
    • Everybody's Working For The Weekend - Loverboy
    • The Final Countdown - Europe


    • Hey Boy - Buju Banton
    • Stop the Fussing and Fighting - Dennis Brown
    • Boom Shaka Tak - Born Jamaicans
    • Who Am I? - Beenie Man
    • Ganja Smuggling - Eek-A-Mouse
    • Guns Out - Ninjaman
    • Heads High - Mr. Vegas
    • Here I Come - Barrington Levy
    • Krazy - Elephant Man
    • Picture This - Vybz Cartel
    • Murder She - Chaka Demus & Pliers

    The World

    • Over The Moor To Maggie - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    • El Viento En La Isla - Liza Carbe and Jean Pierre Durand
    • Bangara Dance - Ravi Shani
    • Zahrat El Sahra - Roger Abaji
    • The Drunkard's Song - Viktor Mastoridis
    • Schenkt's Ma Mal Was Boarisch - Karl Barthel
    • Mountain Hut Landler - Martin Beeler
    • Mandilatos - Robin Jeffrey
    • Mambo De Fito - Liza Carbe and Jean Pierre Durand
    • Hungarian Sundance - Friedrich Sehl
    • Humours of Glen Dart - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    • Hot Nights - John Leach
    • Gypsy Dance - Laszlo Borteri
    • Good Morning Polka - Jan Schneeberg
    • Friss A Rozsa - Niko Radic
    • Emerald Jig - Ian Clarke and Simon Painter
    • Drumjig - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    • Connaught Chase - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    • Cigany - Niko Radic
    • Barasilian Fiesta - Claudia Figueroa, Forbes Henderson, Tony Hinnigan, and Martin Taylor
    • Baidoushka - Robin Jeffrey


    • Coppelia Ballet Suite, Act 1, No. 1 - Leo Delibes
    • Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major - Handel
    • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
    • Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
    • Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms
    • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 - Bach
    • Concerto No. 4 in A - Bach
    • Eine Cleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
    • Four Seasons No. 1 - The Spring - Vivaldi
    • Four Seasons No. 2 - The Summer - Vivaldi
    • Haffner Serenade No. 7 in D Major - Mozart
    • Moonlight Sonata (First Movement) - Beethoven
    • Music for the Royal Fireworks - Handel
    • Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - Anitra's Dance - Grieg
    • Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner
    • String Quartet in G Major - 2nd Movement - Mozart
    • Symphony no. 40 - 1st Movement - Mozart
    • Symphony no. 5 in C Minor - Allegro Con Brio - Beethoven
    • Symphony no. 5 in C Minor - Allegro - Beethoven
    • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Bach
    • Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major - Overture - Handel
    • Marriage of Figaro - Overture - Mozart
    • Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - In The Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg


    • Naughty But Nice - Walt Rockman
    • Marvellous Singers Remix - Marc Durst and Laurent Lombard
    • Love For Life - Sammy Burdson and John Charles Fiddy
    • Kalamazoo Style - Olivier Andres and Christian Seguret
    • Just Strolling Along - Sammy Burdson and John Charles Fiddy
    • Coconuts - Gerhard Narholz
    • Dancing On The Avenue - John Cacavas
    • Dolce Vita - Bruno Bertoli
    • Face To Face - Sammy Burdson
    • A Girl Like You - Norman Candler
    • Jarabe Tapatio - Carlos Periguez
    • Tooba Boogie - Otto Sieben
    • Walkie Talkie - Gerhard Narholz
    • Whistle Happy - Colin Baldry and Tom Kane
    • Tchoupa Twist - Nicolas Folmer
    • A Sunny Day In Heidelberb - Horst Jankowski
    • Swing Paname - Angel Debarre
    • Stereo Cha Cha - Umberto Pagnini
    • Colonie Celeste - Jean-Jacques Perrey
    • A Cielito Lindo - Carlos Periguez
    • Chanson Pour Toi - Alfred Jack
    • Bossa Cubana - Gerhard Narholz
    • Berg Und Tal - Gerhard Narholz
    • Bachelor Samba - Marc Durst

    It's also possible to buy individual tracks (with in-game money), and put them together to make custom radio stations.


    Pack 1

    Ultor Exposed - Matches you up with Tera Patrick, a disgruntled Ultor employee, trying to get rid of the corporation by exposing its seedy operations to the citizens of Stillwater. It also contains three all new co-op enabled missions. Also new air and ground vehicles, new customizations, and new Strong Arm multiplayer maps. This is priced as 800MS points ($10)

    Pack 2

    Corporate Warfare - A new civil has brewed in the Ultor corporation as Dex, a former partner from the first game, is appointed Ultor's head of security and is running a black market nuclear weapons operation. Meanwhile, an Ultor executive offers the Saints a chance to take down the corporation. It features new vehicles, customizations, multiplayer maps, and an all new Co-Op competitive mode. It is priced at 560MS points.

    Pack 3

    The Unkut Pack - It features over 60 customizations from clothing to tattoos. It is free content.

    PC System Requirements


    • Supported OS:Windows XP or Vista.
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Dual-Core Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Dual-Core Athlon XP or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB system RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB 3D graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support (i.e. 7600 NVidia card or better, ATI X1300 card or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB of Hard Drive Space
    • Display: DirectX compatible display capable of 640x480 in 16-bit color
    • Multiplay: Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers


    • Supported OS:Windows XP or Vista.
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Dual-Core Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Dual-Core Athlon XP or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB system RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB 3D graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support (i.e. 8800 NVidia card or better, ATI HD3850 card or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB of Hard Drive Space
    • Display: DirectX compatible display capable of 640x480 in 16-bit color
    • Multiplay: Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers

    Xbox 360 Game Installation

    Saints Row 2 requires 6.8GB of space to install on an Xbox 360 HDD.

    Censored Version in Germany

    Saints Row 2 could only be released as a heavily censored version in Germany, since the USK determined that the game might be harmful to minors and likened it to criminal activity, despite it being rated too high for minors to play in the first place. The game has been so heavily censored that on Xbox Live, gamer scores for the game appear separate for the International version and the German version (which appears as "Saints Row 2 BRD"). Despite these efforts, the game is easily available in Germany from surrounding countries.

    A thorough list of differences to the uncensored version (in German) can be found at The save games of the censored German version are not compatible with the uncensored version.


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