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Marked since 2011-02-13 because: amongst other things, the Tips section should be integrated into a gameplay section

Zombie Uprising complete SR2

Zombie Uprising completion screen

Zombie Uprising is a Minigame Diversion in Saints Row 2.


Zombie Uprising gameplay SR2

Gameplay from the Diversion.

It can be started by using the Television in any Crib, and at arcade machines in several bars and clubs around Stilwater, but the game cannot be played at those locations before unlocking the Red Light Loft.

The objective is to kill 345 zombies. There are 6 Waves, in each round the number of zombies to kill is indicated by a number on the HUD.


There are 4 female survivors alongside the player, who act independently and sometimes attack zombies.

They are periodically are downed, with a notification to save them as with Homies. Rescuing them does not change the outcome of the game, as they are relatively weak, but they do provide a distraction for the zombies. Rescuing them uses 1 Food item.

They respawn at the start of each round, and are randomly armed with a Knife, Baseball Bat, Machete, or Crowbar. They drop their weapon when grabbed by zombies and cannot pick up other weapons.


Zombie Uprising Gameplay

Gameplay from the Diversion.

Zombies grab, and bite, causing a large amount of damage, and are only escapable via Quick Time Event.

There are several different types of zombies.

Regular Zombies
They bite, hit and can run or walk. Main type of zombie, present at all levels.
Large Zombies
Massive Headless Zombies who appear in Wave 2. Tougher than regular Zombies, they cannot be killed with a headshot, but also cannot bite. Their head is not fully severed, and is hanging down their back, but shooting it has no effect.
Flaming Zombies
Running Zombies who are permanently on fire who appear in Wave 3. They can not die from the flames, but can set other Zombies alight, killing them.
Exploding Zombies
Small, coal black zombies who appear in Wave 4. These fast Zombies explode when they get too close to survivors or the player. If exploding zombies are set alight, they explode.


Wave Count Notes
1 10 Normal zombies only
2 20 Large Zombies added.
3 40 Flaming Zombies added.
4 65 Exploding Zombies added.
5 90
6 120


  • Zombie Mask unlocked


Zombie Uprising arcade machines
Locations without machines

It is likely that there was originally supposed to be an arcade machine present, but when the model was removed, the invisible trigger was left behind. The Courthouse and Airport locations both have pretzel machines nearby, and these are the only known locations of pretzel machines.


  • Zombie Uprising - In the Dungeons - MUS AMBIENT 00328
    In the Dungeons
  • Zombie Uprising - Lucifer - MUS AMBIENT 00329
  • Zombie Uprising - Return Of The Zombies - MUS AMBIENT 00330
    Return Of The Zombies
  • Zombie Uprising - Voice Of Darkness - MUS AMBIENT 00327
    Voice Of Darkness


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Name Location Uses Notes
Chainsaw Right of start. 10 Can only be used on Normal Zombies.
Baseball Bat Left of start. Dropped. 15 Used by survivors.
Crowbar Right of start. Dropped. 10
Machete Dropped.
Sledgehammer Left of start.
Knife Used by survivors only. 10
NR4 Right of start. 114
VICE 9 Dropped.
T3K Urban Right of start. 120
Tombstone Left of start.
K6 Krukov Right of start.
Mini-Gun Right balcony
Hand Grenade Dropped 2


Ui act question

Main article: Tips

  • Collect all weapons immediately.
  • There is limited ammunition available, and melee weapons break after several uses.
  • Both flaming zombies and the player character can set zombies on fire.
  • The stairs can be used as a bottleneck.
  • Zombies can not climb
    • Jump on a grass patch with a wall in front of it.
    • The area that is on the left of the stairs has 4 or 5 ledges.
    • The fountain is filled with damaging toxic waste, but the center of the fountain has a safe area.
    • To the right of the stairs are ledges the zombies cannot reach. When standing on the third ledge and close enough to the railing, the zombies swarm on the stairs in a pack. They are close together that a flaming zombie burns all the other zombies.
  • Activating cheats before entering the game causes them to be active while playing Zombie Uprising.

Trivia Edit

  • The setting for the game is Old Stilwater, an area which can be explored outside of the Zombie Uprising game.
  • Regardless of The Protagonist's gender in the main game, the character in Zombie Uprising is always a male biker.
  • Taunts and Compliments can still be used, and use the selected voice option.
  • The achievement is named after George A. Romero, famous for his zombie movies.
  • In Saints Row: The Third, there are Zombie Uprising 2 arcade machines inside the Broken Shillelagh, but they cannot be used. They can sometimes be found next to Saints Row 3 arcade machines. These models are re-used in Saints Row IV.
  • In Saints Row: The Third, the same zombie models are used as mannequins in Let's Pretend.
  • The fire-proof effect from The Protagonist wearing the "Fire Fighter Suit" outfit is active during Zombie Uprising, although the Zombie Uprising character does not wear it.


  • It is possible to glitch out of the Zombie Uprising map, by enabling Never Die, Infinite Ammo, and Low Gravity cheats.
  1. Obtain grenades
  2. Stand by the a red arrow billboard
  3. Throw 2 grenades on the ground, and jump to be launched onto a ledge
  4. Stand in the corner near the left, and throw 2 more grenades down, and jump to be launched into the roof.
  5. After fall off the roof and through the map, Stilwater has no cars or people, and Crib functions are not available.


  • menu
  • Prompt
  • start
  • "If you leave" message
  • "weapons have limited uses" message
  • survivors
  • Survivor down
  • Baseball Bat and Tombstone
  • dropped Hand Grenade
  • dropped Knife
  • Flamethrower
  • K6 Krukov and Crowbar
  • NR4
  • T3K Urban
  • Chainsaw
  • using chainsaw
  • Unlockable Zombie Mask
  • Zombie Uprising video game
  • Zombie Uprising arcade game
  • Zombie Uprising prompt next to Pretzel machine inside the Courthouse
  • Pretzel machine prompt at Wardill Airport
  • Zombie Uprising 2 in Saints Row: The Third
  • Zombie Uprising 2 logo


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    Zombie Uprising - Wardill Airport

    Pretzel machine prompt at Wardill Airport

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