Missions provide the narrative of Saints Row 2.
In Saints Row 2, Missions are divided into five sections. There is a 3rd Street Saints Prologue, followed by three concurrent gang arcs, with an Ultor Epilogue once all three gangs have been defeated.
In addition to the eleven missions in each Gang arc, each gang has four non-storyline Stronghold missions which silently become available after certain missions, and must be completed to unlock the final mission of each arc. Completing each Stronghold awards control of that neighborhood and some cash. Unlike Saints Row, the concept of Strongholds is not formally introduced.
The prologue and epilogue each consist of four missions and one Stronghold. There is also one extra mission "Revelation" that is not part of the prologue, epilogue or any gang arcs. Excluding DLC content there are forty-two missions and fourteen strongholds.
Mission Exit GlitchesEdit
There are glitches which allow exiting an activity, a mission, or a mission replay, without a "Mission Failed" screen, which allows some special vehicles and clothing to be obtained.
After using a Mission Exit Glitch, the game still believes the mission is active to some extent, so the game should be saved and reloaded afterwards to avoid problems. These glitches can be used to exit any mission, including Jailbreak.
- Fail + Pause
Trigger a mission failure, but before the fail screen appears, press the Menu or Map button repeatedly until the mission name disappears.
This is easiest to do when the mission timer running out, or due to a homie dying, but is also possible to do for anything that would trigger a mission failure, such as a mission-critical vehicle exploding.
- Cancel + Pause
Press down twice to trigger the "Cancel Mission" prompt. Repeatedly tap the Map button, and press the Menu Select button. If successful, the map will come up immediately, and the mission will have exited.
3rd Street Saints Edit
The 3rd Street Saints missions are called "Saints Revival Prologue", and includes one Stronghold.
The Brotherhood Edit
- First Impressions
- Reunion Tour
- Waste Not Want Not
- Red Asphalt
- Bank Error in Your Favor
- Thank You and Goodnight!
- Jail Bait
- The Enemy of my Enemy
- The Siege
- Sommerset Apartments (unlocked after "Reunion Tour")
- Imperial Square Pagodas (unlocked after "Waste Not Want Not")
- Poseidon Alley Docks (unlocked after "Red Asphalt")
- Wardill Airport Hangars (unlocked after "Bank Error in Your Favor")
The Ronin Edit
- Saint's Seven
- Laundry Day
- Road Rage
- Bleeding Out
- Orange Threat Level
- Kanto Connection
- Visiting Hours
- Room Service
- Rest in Peace
- Good D
- One Man's Junk...
- Suburbs Strip Club (unlocked after "Saint's Seven")
- Humbolt Park Science Museum (unlocked after "Laundry Day")
- Amberbrook Museum Pier (unlocked after "Road Rage")
- New Hennequet Rec Center (unlocked after "Orange Threat Level")
Sons of Samedi Edit
- Got Dust, Will Travel
- File in the Cake
- Airborne Assault
- Veteran Child
- Burning Down the House
- Bad Trip
- Bonding Experience
- Riot Control
- Eternal Sunshine
- Assault on Precinct 31
- The Shopping Maul
- Elysian Fields Trailer Park (unlocked after "Got Dust, Will Travel")
- Bavogian Plaza Drug Labs (unlocked after "File in the Cake")
- Stilwater University Student Union (unlocked after "Airborne Assault")
- Sunnyvale Gardens Fishing Dock (unlocked after "Burning Down the House")
Ultor Corporation Edit
The first Ultor Mission, "Revelation", can be done immediately after "Jailbreak", a clue is given in dialogue towards the end of the "Appointed Defender" mission. The rest of the missions are Epilogue missions and cannot be done until after destroying The Ronin, the Sons of Samedi, and The Brotherhood.
The first DLC mission set is about Tera Patrick helping The Protagonist in taking down Ultor by showing Channel 6 News all the secrets they have been hiding. That Ultor wants to keep buried and discreet from Channel 6.
The second DLC mission set is about helping Eric Gryphon expose what Dex, Ultor's Head of Security, has been doing behind Ultor Corporation's back.