-Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10
-Offline: 37/50 (610/1000)
-Online: 13/50 (390/1000)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 200 + hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: 2
-Glitched achievements: 1 ('Duke of Stilwater')
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? Yes, read introduction for more info
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, a lot!
Ultor Exposed DLC
- Difficulty: 2/10
- Time to 250: 3 Hours
- Unobtainable: None
Corporate Warfare DLC
- Difficulty: 2/10
- Time to 250: 5 Hours
- Unobtainable: None
Saints row 2 is a relatively simple game for 1000 with a few achievements that will challenge you, and others will not be hard but will take a lot of time to get them. The story will only take around 10 hours if you have a good co-op partner or around 14 hours on your own.
Hey there and welcome to Saints row 2, there 43 achievements adding up to a nice 1000 This game requires one playthrough if you follow the guide & the road map. 6 of these achievements are unlocked just by playing through the story & they are worth 220 13 achievements are unlocked in co-op and multiplayer & they are worth 390 The other 31 are unlocked by completing the numerous activities throughout the game & collecting all the tags/CDs as well as performing aerial stunts & driving stunts!
Saints row contains a lot of glitches that can happen at anytime, most of which are one time off glitches & can with common sense & the forums be fixed. The main glitch that hits people is the 'Duke of Stilwater' not unlocking when people come to do there last stunt jump.
This is because the last jump is at the end of a level (The pyramid scheme) & a cutscene kicks in when the message comes up, blocking achievement. There are many ways to resolve this problem:
1. Wait until you have completed all missions, then do all stunt jumps doing this one first
2. If this glitch has happened to you & this jump is the one you need, click here
3. Complete all apart from this & another jump then leave stunt jumps until you have completed all missions & then finish the last jump.
4. If you some how miss the jump while doing 'The Pyramid Scheme' then just replay the mission from the newspaper in your crib.
Another well known glitch is the co-op story achievement not unlocking. To resolve this you must make sure to start from CO-OP in the main menu screen, then invite your partner in, make sure you don't miss out on missions with each other & don't even play with anyone apart from your partner on that save.
As for cheats there are a lot but they will disable achievements however there are 3 cheats that will not harm your achievements:
Gyro Daddy helicopter (two person mini-helicopter) #4976
Destroy UFO (two person flying saucer) #728237
Peewee mini-bike (very small mini-bike) #7266837
If you want the other cheats go here.
Prepare for your playthrough & just go through the links listed below & familiarize yourself with locations, rewards & how to do things. You don't have to watch the walkthroughs for missions, however I recommend it if you just want to race through the game. I strongly recommend that you watch the videos on how to get some of the harder achievements so you don't get confused when trying to follow the guide/maps instructions. You will also need to find yourself a good partner who will stick with you until finished for the co-op achievements.
- Achievement trading thread (finding a partner/boosting badges): Click here
- Online multiplayer badges & guide: Click here
- Mission walkthroughs - text: Click here
- Tow truck diversion help: Click here
- Achievement guide: Click here
- Full activities guide: Click here
- Hitman & chopshop guide: Click here
- Activity rewards: Click here
- Interactive map (stunt/plane jumps & CD/spray locations): Click here
- Videos for everything you could need! Click here
- Videos for barnstorming (flying stunts) (Use the destroyer): Click here
- Videos for tagging (spray paint): Click here
- CD locations: Click here
Now that you've gone through the first step you can start playing, the first thing you need to do is get your co-op partner in to your game; do this by going from co-op on the main menu and then start a NEW GAME. This will avoid the glitch; once you have done the missions up to 'three kings' you can start completing all the activities & getting the barnstorms, races, CDs & the tags. Once you've done all the above make sure you do the hitman and chop shop.
Now before you start destroying the gangs you need to get the nut shots & taunting them. This can be done on your own gang but it is much slower & less effective as it won't always work. If you have already done the missions at this stage then you should either start a drive-by-diversion or start a new different save and get them on this profile, then switch back.
Then let loose on the missions with your new weapons & abilities, which should only take around 5 hours with your partner; once you've done all these missions you can start your stunt jumps. After this you can do the 'Vengeance' achievement, you can find out how to do this with the link below, but it contains major spoilers so only watch this after you've done all the missions. Click here to watch.
As for those who have go them it's time to go back and fill in the cracks, you need to start completing all the secret achievements which are found on the achievement page, guide etc. You shouldn't have any trouble with these but if you do you can always refer back to the guide, by clicking here
First thing your going to do is get someone or a few people to come & boost party matches you can find people by going here. To check what you need to do to get these badges go here. Once you have all of these apart from the 'Aaar' badge you need to start ranking up, So the best thing you can do is get a good high ranked team or a good friend & just play strongarm until you hit the achievement; just keep winning those matches and the money will come faster as you rank up.
Step 1 - Story:
The story of this DLC only consists of 3 missions. This will take you only a couple of hours and you can do these with a Co-Op partner too. After you have completed the 3 story missions and thus the DLC, you will unlock 1 achievement. To unlock the other single player achievement you simply need to use your PDA. Easy.
Step 2 - Online/Co-Op:
There are 3 achievements to gain online in this game and they can all be done in a matter of minutes with a willing boosting partner. You only need to play 2 different game modes once each to unlock 2 of the 3 achievements, then for the final achievement, you need to win the Co-Op competitive mission 5 times, which can be boosted and probably should be as the community isn't as active as it once was.
Step 1 - Story:
There are only 3 missions to do to complete the story of this DLC and they can be done in only a couple of hours. There's nothing difficult or note-worthy worth mentioning. You will only earn 1 achievement for completing the story.
Step 2 - Online:
Most of the achievements from this DLC are online and will require some effort to obtain, although they aren't too difficult and would be better boosted with a partner. You will unlock 1 of them by just playing the Stuntman Co-Op game once, which is undoubtedly very easy. The remaining 3 require you to win online matches.
I have to say this game is hard & if you reached 1000 then well done, if you're about to start then good luck!