History VideoGame / SaintsRow2

14th Sep '17 2:01:42 AM LlamaAdventure
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* GenderBender: Averted. While you can now play as a female Boss, WordOfGod has stated that a female Boss was always canonically female.
11th Sep '17 10:19:43 AM Aasivar
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** When Marelo's girlfriend calls the boss to inform them [[spoiler: they're killing Carlos]], she responds to his threat with a dismissive "Yeah yeah and I'm sure you'll do something very scary". [[spoiler: The Boss gets revenge by locking her in the trunk of a car and drives the car to a monster truck rally Marelo is participating in where he unknowingly crushes the car she's in.]]

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** When Marelo's Maero's girlfriend calls the boss to inform them [[spoiler: they're killing Carlos]], she responds to his threat with a dismissive "Yeah yeah and I'm sure you'll do something very scary". [[spoiler: The Boss gets revenge by locking her in the trunk of a car and drives the car to a monster truck rally Marelo Maero is participating in where he unknowingly crushes the car she's in.]]
26th Aug '17 2:58:39 PM Kadorhal
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--> '''Shogo''': ''(weakly)'' I'm sorry...
--> '''Johnny''': [[SarcasmMode Well,]] ''[[SarcasmMode that]]'' [[SarcasmMode brings her back, doesn't it?]] [[spoiler:''(punches Shogo through the tombstone)'']] [[RejectedApology You couldn't even let her have a decent burial, you SON OF A BITCH!]]

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--> '''Shogo''': -->'''Johnny''': Not so fun when you're fighting someone who isn't tied to a chair, is it?\\
'''Shogo:''' ''I DIDN'T KILL HER!''\\
'''Johnny:''' You ordered it. ''[[spoiler:(punches his head through the tombstone)]]''\\
'''Shogo:'''
''(weakly)'' I'm sorry...
--> '''Johnny''':
sorry...\\
'''Johnny:'''
[[SarcasmMode Well,]] ''[[SarcasmMode that]]'' [[SarcasmMode Well that brings her back, doesn't it?]] [[spoiler:''(punches Shogo through the tombstone)'']] [[RejectedApology You couldn't even let her have a decent burial, you SON OF A BITCH!]]fucking piece of shit!]]
23rd Aug '17 6:18:38 PM Kadorhal
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* '''The Ronin''' (gold), a presumably {{Yakuza}} faction led by the petty son of one of the Japanese leaders. Favor katanas, motorcycles and import tuners. They specialize in vice of prostitution, pornography, and gambling.

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* '''The Ronin''' (gold), a presumably {{Yakuza}} faction led by the petty son of one of the Japanese leaders. Favor katanas, motorcycles and import tuners. They specialize in vice vices of prostitution, pornography, and gambling.



* AceCustom: Almost any vehicle can be taken to a garage and modded for extra engine power and durability in addition to cosmetic changes. Additionally, each of the gang leaders (Maero, Shojo, and The General) have a custom vehicle that's got something special about it: Maero's monster truck has boosted durability, Shojo's prototype motorcycle is exceptionally fast, and The General's Bulldog SUV has a roof-mounted machine gun!

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* AceCustom: Almost any vehicle can be taken to a garage and modded for extra engine power and durability in addition to cosmetic changes. Additionally, each of the gang leaders (Maero, Shojo, Shogo, and The General) have a custom vehicle that's got something special about it: Maero's monster truck has boosted durability, Shojo's Shogo's prototype motorcycle is exceptionally fast, and The General's Bulldog SUV has a roof-mounted machine gun!gun.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In the penultimate [[spoiler:Ronin]] mission, the gang in question attack the Saints' main crib.
* AlwaysOverTheShoulder: When in aiming mode.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In The [[spoiler:Ronin]] pull this twice, sneaking into [[spoiler:Aisha's place]] to lie in wait for Gat and the Boss, and in the penultimate [[spoiler:Ronin]] mission, the gang in question mission they perform a much larger attack on the Saints' main crib.
* AlwaysOverTheShoulder: When in aiming mode.Aiming mode for the non-sniper rifle weapons takes this form.



* AnimalWrongsGroup: One of the possible clients in the Escort side mission is a hippie GranolaGirl. She may ask you to assassinate someone because "They eat ''meat''!" Hilariously the target could be a girl [[YouALLLookFamiliar with her exact same model and outfit]].

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* AnimalWrongsGroup: One of the possible clients in the Escort side mission is a hippie GranolaGirl. She may ask you to assassinate someone because "They eat ''meat''!" Hilariously Hilariously, the target could can also be a girl [[YouALLLookFamiliar with her exact same model and outfit]].



** The way the player get thrown around in the "Insurance Fraud" missions.

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** The way the player get gets thrown around in the "Insurance Fraud" missions.missions, particularly when you get knocked around enough to enter Adrenaline Mode - by that point a light smack from a car going at a typical slow suburban speed limit sends you flying high enough to clear pretty much any building in the game outside of the skyscrapers in the actual Saints Row district.



* BattleInTheRain: Occurs during the Ronin storyline when [[spoiler:Shogo Akuji leads an attack on Aisha's funeral in a desperate attempt to kill Johnny and the Boss.]] Even if the weather was cloudless and sunny it turns to rain as soon as the opening mission cutscene begins.

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* BattleInTheRain: Occurs during the Ronin storyline when [[spoiler:Shogo Akuji leads an attack on Aisha's funeral in a desperate attempt to kill Johnny and the Boss.]] Even if the weather was cloudless and sunny sunny, it turns to rain as soon as the opening mission cutscene begins.



* BilingualBonus: When you're up against the Ronin, there's plenty of untranslated Japanese. Even the cutscenes just give you *speaks Japanese* and leaves it at that.
* BlingBlingBang: The pimp cane shotgun that is unlocked near the end of the game. Not only does it hold a lot of ammo and deal high damage but when equipped it has a special walking animation with the Boss using it like a regular cane.

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* BilingualBonus: When you're up against the Ronin, there's plenty of untranslated Japanese. Even the subtitles in cutscenes just give you *speaks Japanese* "*speaks Japanese*" and leaves it at that.
* BlingBlingBang: The pimp cane shotgun that is unlocked near the end of the game. Not only does it hold a lot of more ammo than any other shotgun and deal high damage damage, but when equipped it has a special walking animation with the Boss using it like a regular cane.



-->'''Boss:''' (with regards to using the abandoned hotel as the Saints' new base) I don't know, man.\\

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-->'''Boss:''' (with ''(with regards to using the abandoned hotel as the Saints' new base) base)'' I don't know, man.\\



-->'''Boss:''' (points a Vice 9 at [[spoiler: Maero]]'s temple) Any last words?\\

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-->'''Boss:''' (points ''(points a Vice 9 at [[spoiler: Maero]]'s temple) temple)'' Any last words?\\



'''Boss:''' (pulls the trigger) Sorry; didn't catch that.

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'''Boss:''' (pulls ''(pulls the trigger) trigger)'' Sorry; didn't catch that.



** In addition, some weapons hold more rounds at once than their real-world counterparts can (shotguns in particular, with the double-barreled Tombstone holding 6 shells and the pimp cane holding ''16'').

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** In addition, some weapons hold more rounds at once than their real-world counterparts can (shotguns in particular, with the double-barreled Tombstone shotgun holding 6 shells and the pimp cane holding ''16'').



* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler: Shogo Akuji, son of the leader of The Ronin,]] gets buried alive by Gat and the Player Character after interrupting [[spoiler: Aisha's funeral]].

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* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler: Shogo [[spoiler:Shogo Akuji, son of the leader of The Ronin,]] gets buried alive by Gat and the Player Character after interrupting [[spoiler: Aisha's funeral]].



** Also, the whole Brotherhood arc. Alliance that Maero proposes (likely to be honest, as Maero is a far cry from SmugSnake) is what would seem the only rational option for the underdog the Saints are at the beginning of the game (see DisproportionateRetribution below). But the truce is not an option.
* ButtMonkey: Pierce. Between competing for Boss' approval with Shaundi and fighting over what to listen to on the radio, he just can't seem to catch a break. Though being the ButtMonkey means that he can stick around. [[spoiler: Unlike poor Carlos and Aisha.]]

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** Also, the whole Brotherhood arc. Alliance that Maero proposes (likely to be honest, as Maero is a far cry from SmugSnake) is what would seem the only rational option for the underdog the Saints are at the beginning of the game (see DisproportionateRetribution below). But the truce truce, or even making an attempt to negotiate a better deal, is not an option.
* ButtMonkey: Pierce. Between competing for Boss' approval with Shaundi and fighting over what to listen to on the radio, he just can't seem to catch a break. Though being the ButtMonkey Butt Monkey means that he can stick around. [[spoiler: Unlike [[spoiler:Unlike poor Carlos and Aisha.]]



* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Mr. Wong has a translator follow him. When the boss asks if he was joking, Mr. Wong replies in stern English that he doesn't joke about his pet dog.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Multiple, multiple examples. Apparently rival gangs have a GPS tracker on you at all times, because with your notoriety through the roof, they'll all be on you at once, ''even if you're driving one of their vehicles''. Similarly, the computer loves creaming you with a swerving civilian in the middle of a firefight, having random civilians actively pursue and slam onto your vehicle in chases, obliterating you with one shot with a rocket out of nowhere from an attack helicopter, and so on. Most likely the most egregious example, though, is the aforementioned Escort activity, where you discover that a lightning-quick sports car is no match for... a news van from the 1980's, which will ride your bumper at 100mph.

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* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Same as in the first ''Saints Row''; Mr. Wong still has a translator follow him. When the boss asks if he was joking, following him everywhere (complete with still having a limp from when Mr. Wong replies [[DisproportionateRetribution shot out his knee for a mistranslation]]), but still responds to statements in stern English that when he doesn't joke about his pet dog.
feels the need.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Multiple, multiple examples. examples.
**
Apparently rival gangs have a GPS tracker on you at all times, because with whether your notoriety is through the roof, roof or it's just one small group of them angry at you for tapping their bumper, they'll all be on you at once, a steady rate, ''even if you're driving one of their vehicles''. vehicles''.
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Similarly, the computer loves creaming you with a swerving civilian in the middle of a firefight, having random civilians actively pursue and slam onto your vehicle in chases, chases (or even turning directly into you at random when you're just driving around the city), obliterating you with one shot with a rocket out of nowhere from an attack helicopter, and so on. on.
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Most likely the most egregious example, though, is the aforementioned Escort activity, where you discover that a lightning-quick sports car is no match for... a news van from the 1980's, which will ride your bumper at 100mph.



* CutsceneIncompetence: The BossFight against Kazuo Akuji ends with a FinishingMove of the Boss stabbing him through the heart...then immediately cuts to Akuji gaining the upper hand, effortlessly disarming the Boss, and mocking them for thinking they could beat him in a sword fight.

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* CutsceneIncompetence: CutsceneIncompetence:
** Averted in one Sons of Samedi cutscene, where the boss gets floored from one hit with a simple baseball bat - because that's exactly what it does to people that get smacked with one in regular gameplay.
** Zig-zagged in regards to Kazuo Akuji.
The BossFight boss fight against Kazuo Akuji him ends with a FinishingMove of the Boss stabbing him through the heart...heart... then immediately cuts to Akuji gaining the upper hand, effortlessly disarming the Boss, and mocking them for thinking they could beat him in a sword fight.fight. The Boss, however, doesn't forget that [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim they have five other guns on their person]], so decides if they can't beat Kazuo in a fair duel, [[CombatPragmatist they're gonna cheat.]]



* DarkestHour: Assuming you play all of the gang plotlines concurrently, Mission Four involves [[spoiler:Aisha being murdered, Shaundi being kidnapped, Gat being hospitalised and Carlos being tortured to the point that The Boss is forced to MercyKill him.]]

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* DarkestHour: Assuming you play all of the gang plotlines concurrently, Mission Four involves [[spoiler:Aisha being murdered, Shaundi being kidnapped, kidnapped and nearly killed, Gat being hospitalised and Carlos being tortured to the point that The Boss is forced to MercyKill him.]]
17th Aug '17 4:13:02 PM Kadorhal
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* '''[[RedFaction Ultor Corp]]''' (orange), a powerful MegaCorp that has taken over and completely renovated the Saints' old 'hood, in a project spearheaded by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dane Vogel]]... who has plans for the rest of the city.

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* '''[[RedFaction '''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Ultor Corp]]''' (orange), a powerful MegaCorp that has taken over and completely renovated the Saints' old 'hood, in a project spearheaded by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dane Vogel]]... who has plans for the rest of the city.



* OverreactingAirportSecurity: Inverted. (Yes, inverted!) Wardill Airport puts security in its passengers own hands and even encourages them to bring along any and all manner of weapons from home in an ad on the radio.
-->Security Guide: [[PoliceAreUseless "Okay class, repeat after me. You're fine, go ahead through!"]]
-->Security Guards: [[RefugeInAudacity "You're fine, go ahead through!"]]

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* OverreactingAirportSecurity: Inverted. (Yes, inverted!) Wardill Airport puts security in its passengers passengers' own hands hands, and even encourages them to bring along any and all manner of weapons from home in an ad on the radio.
-->Security Guide: -->'''Security Guide:''' [[PoliceAreUseless "Okay Okay class, repeat after me. You're "You're fine, go ahead through!"]]
-->Security Guards:
through!"]]\\
'''Security Guards:'''
[[RefugeInAudacity "You're fine, go ahead through!"]]



* PhraseCatcher: The Boss, as a way of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] their (sometimes) extreme difference in appearance from the previous game:
--> '''Johnny/Aisha/[[spoiler:Julius]]:''' Did you do something to your hair?
--> '''Boss:''' [[BerserkButton I didn't do shit to my hair!]]
* PokeThePoodle: in an accidental example, due to the way combo chain bonus works, the most efficient way to complete the ''Mayhem'' side activity is to get a car and drive it around smashing fences and other landscape details and decorations, rather than actually enacting the intended carnage and murder.
* PoliceBrutality: The activity ''Fuzz'' is all about this, as you star in a ''Cops'' parody and use... well, excessive force to bring in high ratings. Crimes do get solved - if you count the perpetrators being dead as 'solved'
--> Cameraman: "Flamethrowers are standard issue...''right?''"

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* PhraseCatcher: The Boss, as a way of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] their (sometimes) extreme difference in appearance and, possibly, even gender, from the previous game:
--> '''Johnny/Aisha/[[spoiler:Julius]]:''' Did
game, is asked by multiple characters, "Did you do something to your hair?
--> '''Boss:''' [[BerserkButton I
hair?" The Boss lampshades this twice as well, responding to Aisha asking it with "yeah, I've been getting that a lot", and interrupting [[spoiler:Julius]]' attempt at it by pulling a gun and shouting "I didn't do shit ''shit'' to my hair!]]
hair!"
* PokeThePoodle: in In an accidental example, due to the way combo chain bonus works, the most efficient way to complete the ''Mayhem'' side activity is to get a car and drive it around smashing fences and other landscape details and decorations, rather than actually enacting the intended carnage and murder.
murder. The devs are well aware of this, having named the achievement in ''The Third'' for completing Mayhem "Fence Killa 2011".
* PoliceBrutality: The activity ''Fuzz'' is all about this, as you star in a ''Cops'' parody and use... well, excessive force to bring in high ratings. Crimes do get solved - if you count [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner the perpetrators being dead as 'solved'
--> Cameraman: "Flamethrowers
'solved']].
-->'''Cameraman:''' Flamethrowers
are standard issue...''right?''"''right?''
4th Aug '17 4:49:01 PM Zuxtron
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* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster S Bomb]]: How Male Voice 2 demonstrates his love of "Sister Christian".

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* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster S Bomb]]: ClusterFBomb:
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How Male Voice 2 demonstrates his love of "Sister Christian".



** TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
--->Male 1 voice sings to "The Final Countdown"\\
Male 2 voice sings to "Sister Christian"\\
Male 3 voice sings to both "Working for the Weekend" and "Don't you Forget About Me"\\
Female 1 voice sings to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"\\
Female 2 voice sings to "The Reflex"\\
Female 3 voice sings to "Down Under"\\
''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BoIEY4xA4&feature=related All]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BoIEY4xA4&feature=related of them sing to "Take On Me"]]
** Cluster MotherFBomb: Several songs on the soundtrack, particularly the signature ''I Luv It'' which in parts drops one every second word.

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** TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
--->Male 1 voice sings to "The Final Countdown"\\
Male 2 voice sings to "Sister Christian"\\
Male 3 voice sings to both "Working for the Weekend" and "Don't you Forget About Me"\\
Female 1 voice sings to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"\\
Female 2 voice sings to "The Reflex"\\
Female 3 voice sings to "Down Under"\\
''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BoIEY4xA4&feature=related All]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BoIEY4xA4&feature=related of them sing to "Take On Me"]]
** Cluster MotherFBomb:
Several songs on the soundtrack, particularly the signature ''I Luv It'' which in parts drops one every second word.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Through process of elimination about its broadcast range, you can discover that "99.0 The Underground" really is being broadcast from a signal tower in the game world. To be precise, it is on the hill overlooking Stilwater University.
** Like many other games the player character has some generic idle animations that play when the player doesn't do anything long enough. Go to certain locations, however, and the Boss [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCZBJ0E9ZXk may just whip out a fishing pole or start pumping some iron.]]
** One of the key features of SaintsRow is clothing customization and the game goes to great lengths to encourage the player to change their outfit constantly. (One of the very first missions in the game is to purchase some new clothes for the Boss, who has just broken out of prison.) If the player instead decides to wear the exact same thing for several days it will begin to smell bad, which will draw the attention and comments of the NPCs.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: Through process of elimination about its broadcast range, you can discover that "99.0 The Underground" really is being broadcast from a signal tower in the game world. To be precise, it is on the hill overlooking Stilwater University.
** Like many other games the player character has some generic idle animations that play when the player doesn't do anything long enough. Go to certain locations, however, and the Boss [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCZBJ0E9ZXk may just whip out a fishing pole or start pumping some iron.]]
** One of the key features of SaintsRow is clothing customization and the game goes to great lengths to encourage the player to change their outfit constantly. (One of the very first missions in the game is to purchase some new clothes for the Boss, who has just broken out of prison.) If the player instead decides to wear the exact same thing for several days it will begin to smell bad, which will draw the attention and comments of the NPCs.
University.
15th Jul '17 10:17:56 AM nombretomado
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** The fast food restaurant Company of Gyro's and it's [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120803024443/saintsrow/images/2/20/Company_of_Gyros_159_gyros_d_gl.png logo]] are refrences to ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', a RealTimeStrategy game set during WorldWarII , also it was published by THQ which also published SaintsRow

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** The fast food restaurant Company of Gyro's and it's [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120803024443/saintsrow/images/2/20/Company_of_Gyros_159_gyros_d_gl.png logo]] are refrences references to ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', a RealTimeStrategy game set during WorldWarII , UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, also it was published by THQ which also published SaintsRow
23rd Jun '17 11:41:11 PM BattleMaster
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* EnemyEatsYourLunch:
** In a mission against the Ronin that takes place in a Japanese restaurant, the Boss pauses to take a sushi roll off a plate after killing all the Ronin present.
** After killing the General at the end of the Sons of Samedi arc, the Boss takes one of his cigars and smokes it.
18th Jun '17 11:09:03 PM BattleMaster
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* VideoGameFlamethrowersSuck: Short range: check. Takes time to kill enemies: check. Enemies who are on fire panic and run around blindly, [[InfernalRetaliation often setting you on fire]]: check.
12th Jun '17 10:44:17 PM BattleMaster
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** The best pistol, submachine gun, and shotgun in the game are awarded for completing Level 3 in the Projects Fuzz, Downtown Snatch, and Airport Drug Trafficking minigames (and Fuzz and Drug Trafficking are two of the easiest minigames in the game), respectively, so you could theoretically get them before you've even completed the game's prologue. Completing Level 6 in those minigames will give you unlimited ammo for your new weapons as well.

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** The best pistol, submachine gun, and shotgun in the game are awarded for completing Level 3 in the Projects Fuzz, Downtown Snatch, and Airport Drug Trafficking minigames (and Fuzz and Drug Trafficking are two of the easiest minigames in the game), game, while Snatch is a cinch if you've got a modified Bear, see below), respectively, so you could theoretically get them before you've even completed the game's prologue. Completing Level 6 in those minigames will give you unlimited ammo for your new weapons as well.


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** Unlocking the AR50 with Grenade Launcher is a little tricky (you need one star in every combat trick, plus 3 gold stars in Gang Killing), but it too can be unlocked during the Prologue with effort. The Grenade Launcher allows you to fire Thrown weapons without switching your equipped gun, making some missions extremely easy.
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