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Saint's Row 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Saint's Row 2 Guide - Diversions


Ambulance EMT: Call 911 using your mobile phone and steal the ambulance that arrives to get started. This is a very simple mini-game in which you must travel to the scene of an accident and resuscitate a certain number of victims to complete the level. There is a time limit, which is visible in the top-left corner of the screen. The time really stacks up as you progress, however, so the limit shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

When you reach the scene, get out of the ambulance, stand over one of the marked victims, and press Y/Triangle when the prompt appears to start reviving them. There are two different mini-games for reviving a victim: chest compressions and shock paddles. When using the shock paddles, you first must charge them up by moving one Thumbstick down and the other up simultaneously. When the paddles are charged, press both shoulder buttons (LT/RT, L2/R2) at the same time to revive the victim. For chest compressions, you must move both Thumbsticks up and down concurrently in a slow and steady fashion to revive the victim.

There appears to be a glitch where a victim sometimes spawns too close to a burning vehicle, preventing you from starting the resuscitation process. If this happens, you can push the vehicle that’s blocking your way using another vehicle to give yourself enough room to operate.

Completing all 10 levels of this diversion unlocks a special variant of the Ambulance and the Shock Paddle melee weapon (added to your crib weapon cache).

Fire Truck: Dial 555-FIRE and steal the truck that shows up to investigate the call.  The fireproof Fire Fighter Suit that is unlocked after completing both instances of the Trailblazing activity is a must here, as it makes things infinitely easier. If you don’t have this unlockable yet, it is suggested that you hold off on this diversion until you have completed both instances of Trailblazing (see the “Trailblazing” section for more info). You won’t have to worry about being set aflame yourself while wearing this outfit.

In this diversion you’re tasked with entering buildings and putting out the fires inside. Time is added to the total in the top-left corner of the screen after each level. If time runs out, it’s over, and you’ll have to start this diversion again from the first level. A cyan shape marks the building that needs to be cleared in order to complete the current level. You must travel to the scene, get out of the truck, enter the building, and use the fire extinguisher to put out all of the marked objects. Don’t waste any time putting out people who are on fire, just go for the objects with red arrows above them.

Don’t be too liberal with the fire extinguisher, because it can run out. If the extinguisher runs out, you’ll have to return to the truck to refill it. Quickly get back to the truck after putting out all of the fires and start towards the next location. Complete the tenth level of this diversion to unlock a special variant of the Fire Truck (available at your crib garage), as well as the Fireman Outfit (added to your wardrobe).

Ho-ing: Look for a blue marker outside of gas stations, and in some night clubs, and press Y/Triangle to get started. Rotate the Right Thumbstick until the controller starts vibrating, and then hold it in place while pushing the Left Thumbstick in the directions indicated to the left. Raise the pleasure bar in the top-left corner of the screen by moving the Left Thumbstick in the correct direction.

If you fail a level, you can continue from the same level by standing in the blue marker again and hitting Y/Triangle. Complete the tenth level of this diversion in the Red Light District to unlock the Pimp Suit (added to your wardrobe).

Taxi Driver: There are many taxis driving around the city, but you can also call TNA Taxis at 555-455-8008 and kill the driver if you don’t feel like looking for one. It would be a good idea to upgrade the taxi at a mechanics shop; specifically by reinforcing all of its parts, and maybe upgrading with nitrous.

This job is played just as you would expect; you’re driving around town ferrying the citizens of Stilwater for cash. You must get the customer to their destination before the timer in the top-left corner of the screen runs out. When the timer reaches zero, they passenger will start to deduct money from their fare. Some customers prefer slow and steady driving, while others prefer fast and reckless. Satisfying their preference adds bonus time to the counter.

There are some special instances, such as customers that are wanted by the police hitching a ride with you, giving you an automatic three-star wanted level for the remainder of the fare, or robbers trying to steal your cash (perform a near miss and drive in the oncoming lane to scare them off). These are random occurrences, and can make things a bit harder.

A special variant of the Taxi (available at your crib garage) is unlocked when you complete the tenth level of this job.

Tow Truck: Although there is no phone number to dial here, tow trucks most frequently spawn in the Downtown and Suburb districts, so head there and start looking. Before getting started, take the tow truck to a mechanics shop and reinforce its bumper, frame, and tires. Store the upgraded tow truck in your crib garage so you can get it back if you should fail the diversion.

It’s your job to repo vehicles from their deadbeat owners. Doing so involves traveling to the marked spot on the GPS, backing the tow truck’s rear to the front of the target vehicle, holding RB and LB or R1 and L1 until the vehicle is completely hitched, and then taking the vehicle to the nearest tow yard (mechanics shop). A generous amount of time is added to the total each time a vehicle is delivered to the tow yard. The number of vehicles that must be repossessed increases as you progress.

This is by far the toughest of the vehicle jobs to complete solo. Time isn’t the issue, nor is the actual towing of the vehicles. The durability of the tow truck is the biggest problem here. Towing certain vehicles will add gang notoriety depending on the owner. The owners of the target vehicles won’t be too happy to see you, so of course they will interfere too, and enemy gangs often fire at the truck. The tow truck has to last until the end of the tenth level, and worst of all you cannot repair it at a mechanics shop while attempting this diversion, nor can you steal a fresh one and continue from there.

Occasionally you’ll have to get out of the tow truck to position a target vehicle that is parked too close to a wall so you can hitch it. You must get back in the tow truck within 30 seconds, so you’ll have to be quick about it.

Do this job in co-op mode if at all possible, since having another player helping out makes things much easier. In co-op you can simply have the other player bring the vehicles to you, rather than having to go out there yourself and risk damaging the truck. Of course if you don’t have access to Xbox Live or system link, you’ll have to do this solo.

Complete all 10 levels of this diversion to unlock a special variant of the tow truck.

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Comments for Jobs

10 comments, latest first.
Mar 5th 2015 Guest
but how do you spell fire
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Jul 6th 2014 Guest
everytime I go into a burning buliding i allways get burned but someone NEEDS to FIND the suite
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Jan 2nd 2013 Guest
Hi need a coop partner for this game please HELP my gamertag is One Wingd Ange1 thanks
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Aug 16th 2012 Guest
Help on fire and tow. PSN JEFAFA_ANDERSONN
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Jul 7th 2012 Guest
lol smile face k
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Dec 5th 2011 Guest
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Nov 17th 2011 Guest
add me on xbox i need a coop partner gt is EVIL NINJA 84
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Oct 29th 2011 Guest
when u complete the tow truck level on xbox 360 on co-op will you still get the achievement if you've completed the other three diversions????
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Jul 9th 2011 Guest
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Oct 11th 2010 crakho3
there is a glitch in the Fire Truck, where you spray the extinguisher, and burn your ammo, but it won't put out the fire, the only thing you can do is restart the mission, and sometimes it is stuck liek that and you have to open another save point before you started the misison
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