|...and a Better Life|
|Story arc||Ultor (epilogue)|
|Cutscene(s)||• "A Brighter Future..." |
• "Making an Entrance"
• "End Game"
|Objective(s)||• Disable Vogel's Limo before he gets away |
• The building is in lockdown, destroy the security stations
• Get to the top of the building
• Kill Vogel
|Reward(s)||• $50,000 |
• Attack helicopter (Tornado)
- "Dane Vogel assassinated: Eric Gryphon named new head of Special Projects"
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
Following on from the events of the previous mission, Dane Vogel holds a press conference in front of the Saints Row Church. Having been promoted to chairman, Vogel promises Ultor will be taking "even greater strides forward" underneath him following Monica Hughes gracious green-lighting on the revitalization of Shivington. The Protagonist and Johnny Gat attempt to assassinate Vogel, but Gat, hiding atop a nearby rooftop with a McManus 2010 sniper rifle, is spotted by a security guard. A short scuffle results in a misfiring and the security guard falling from the rooftop, and Vogel is quickly escorted to his reinforced limousine as The Protagonist emerges from the crowd with a handgun. As Gat provides support, The Protagonist gives chase on foot and attempts to hijack the vehicle, but loses their balance and falls off after jumping on it.
Vogel retreats to his office at the top of the Phillips Building and places it in lockdown. The Protagonist commandeers a nearby Ultor Tornado attack helicopter and destroys the building's security stations. The Protagonist shoots out the windows of Vogel's office and, exiting the cockpit in mid-flight, jumps from the helicopter and into the building before the helicopter crashes and falls. After killing Vogel's personal security guards, The Protagonist forces Vogel against a window. As Vogel desperately attempts to reason with The Protagonist, The Protagonist aims the barrel of their handgun at Vogel's mouth while he is in mid-sentence and pulls the trigger, killing Vogel and forcibly sending his body backwards through the window and plummeting towards the ground. As Pierce and Shaundi arrive, The Protagonist calls Tobias to fly them out on his helicopter. Aboard the helicopter, Pierce enquires what to do next, to which The Protagonist replies, "This is our city. We do whatever the fuck we wanna do".
As the helicopter flies across the Stilwater city skyline, the credits roll and the game comes to an end, leaving the events to be continued in Saints Row: The Third, starting from "When Good Heists Go Bad".
The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files, and can be read in-game upon completion of the mission. To do this, simply select the mission for replay at a Newspaper Clipboard.
Recently announced chairman of the Stilwater division of Ultor Dane Vogel has met an early retirement as the man voted the number 1 sexiest power player under 40 was defenestrated today. For more on this Earth shattering news, please turn to page 6.
Immediately get in the nearby Ultor Five-O variant and give chase to Dane Vogel's limo. His vehicle, The Job, is heavily armored and will drive around the Saint's Row District in an attempt to get away. The player will have three units of Notoriety and, as with most chases, it's best to ignore all other enemies and focus firepower on whatever needs to be brought down. After Vogel's "Limo Armor" bar empties, he will return to the Phillips Building.
After a quick phone call from Johnny Gat informing The Protagonist of the security stations on the outside of the building, the player should commandeer the nearby Ultor Tornado attack helicopter guarded by a single Masako soldier across from the building.
The player must destroy all four security stations placed in alcoves along the outside of the Phillips Building. The first one is at the back of the building, and each successive security station is placed at a higher altitude, sending the player in an anticlockwise direction.
As the player proceeds to complete this objective, enemy Ultor Tornados will periodically arrive, prefaced by the familiar on-screen message, "Ultor is on to you. They've sent an attack helicopter.". Players should prioritize these Tornados over the security stations every time they arrive; one rocket will kill the pilot inside an enemy Tornado and send it plummeting towards the ground. Bear in mind, however, that the player's own Tornado can only withstand one hit from a missile; a second hit will kill the player.
After destroying the four security stations, fly towards the top of the Phillips Building, towards the windows on the top floor, to trigger the "Making an Entrance" cutscene. Inside Dane Vogel's office, the player will find little resistance consisting of a handful of Masako soldiers and Vogel himself. Vogel has more health than the average civilian but lacks any means to deal significant damage.
Once Vogel's health empties, the final cutscene plays, the credits roll, and the mission ends. If players have not done so yet, they may want to head to Precinct 31 to begin the extra mission, "Revelation", which concludes Julius Little's fate from Saints Row. Alternatively, if the player has the Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed and Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare DLCs and hasn't started their missions yet, they can start those from "Weekend at Tera's" and "Traffic Control" respectively. Otherwise, the events of Saints Row continue in Saints Row: The Third, starting from "When Good Heists Go Bad".
- Main article: Newscasts
- Jane Valderamma: Behind me stands the broken husk of the Phillips Building - once the proud, if not phallic, icon of Saint's Row. The Phillips Building has since been changed into a destructive monument sculpted by a group of deranged artists known collectively as the 3rd Street Saints. I'm Jane Valderamma, Channel 6 news.
"A Brighter Future..." cutscene Edit
Johnny Gat: "Oh yeah..."
The Protagonist: "Just make sure I get to Vogel."
Dane Vogel: "As most of you know, the Ultor board of directors were assassinated the other night, and while we at Ultor would like to take the time to mourn their passing, sadly that's a luxury we don't have. The Corporate Office has named me chairman, and I want to personally let you all know not only will business continue as usual, but we will be taking even greater strides forward. Monica Hughes has graciously green-lit a project that's very dear to us at Ultor: the revitalization of Shivington."
Dane Vogel: "In the coming days-"
Ultor security guard: "Mr. Vogel, come with us."
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "Not yet. He's got the Phillips Building in lockdown. I don't know how to get in."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "Workin' on it... he put the Phillips Building in lockdown."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "The bitch is hiding in the Phillips Building - the whole thing's in lockdown."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "I'm tryin' - the guy's slippery. Right now, he's got the Phillips Building in lockdown. I can't get to him."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "He ran into the Phillips Building. He's got the whole place in lockdown."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "The bastard is hiding in the Phillips Building. The damn thing's in lockdown, I can't get in."|
"End Game" cutscene Edit
Dane Vogel: "And you've got a gun! Which, ya know, I'd really like it if you'd put that away."
The Protagonist: "You should have thought of that before you sent a team to wipe out my gang."
Dane Vogel: "I tried telling the board that going after the Saints was a big mistake."
The Protagonist: "They should have listened to you."
Dane Vogel: "Believe me, right now I'm agreeing with you one hundred percent. But you have to look at the positives: you're alive, they're dead, and you have the Saints' number one fan running Ult–"
The Protagonist raises their gun and executes Vogel mid-sentence with a bullet to the mouth.
Pierce: "We missed it?"
Shaundi: "Told ya. Now pay up."
The Protagonist: "Where the fuck were you guys?"
The Protagonist: "What?"
Shaundi: "He's not joking. The roads've been blocked off."
The Protagonist: "You seen Gat out there?"
Shaundi: "Oh, he's fine. He's still out there killing cops."
The Protagonist: "Figures."
Johnny Gat: "[On the phone] What is it?"
The Protagonist: "It's done. Time to pull outta there."
Johnny Gat: "You sure? GET THE FUCK OFF OF ME! I mean, I'm not runnin' out of ammo anytime soon."
The Protagonist: "I'm sure. See ya back home."
Johnny Gat: "Later."
Pierce: "Who you callin' now?"
The Protagonist: "Our ride."
Tobias: "Welcome aboard."
Pierce: "So whadda we do now?"
The Protagonist: "This is our city. We do whatever the fuck we wanna do."
- The title of this mission is an allusion to Ultor's motto, "A brighter future and a better life". The motto can be seen throughout the Saint's Row District.
- When Johnny Gat throws the Ultor security guard off of the building in the opening cutscene, the popular stock sound effect, the Wilhelm scream, can be heard.
- Dane Vogel's Ultor limo from this mission, The Job, can be entered after the first checkpoint, and can be kept either during the first playthrough or by using the Replay Glitch.
- During the cutscene where The Protagonist jumps into Vogel's office from the Tornado ("Making an Entrance") they are sitting in the front seat, but piloting the Tornado during gameplay results in The Protagonist sitting in the back seat.