‘Saints Row 4’ Achievements Poke Fun at ‘Mass Effect’

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Although the game doesn’t hit store shelves until August, achievements for Saints Row 4 have already made their way online. Unsurprisingly, the achievement titles are filled with plenty of in-jokes, and a few clues as to where the story might go. Needless to say, those spoiler-phobes out there should turn back now.

Overall, the achievement selection is pretty standard, with some devoted to single player campaign progress and others focused on players performing a task a certain number of times. For example, there is an achievement for killing 100 aliens with your telekinesis superpower. Wait? Did we mention there are super powers in Saints Row 4?

For those that might not know, Saints Row 4 takes the player character — now the President — and puts him or her into a virtual version of Steelport where the laws of physics and nature do not apply. As a result, players will be able to run faster than cars, jump over entire buildings, and perform all sorts of crazy super powered moves, like the aforementioned telekinesis.

Check out the full list of Saints Row 4 achievements below:

Zero Saints Thirty
Completed ‘Zero Saints Thirty’ and won the adulation of America.

Completed ‘The Saints Wing’ and fought the alien invasion as Commander-In-Chief.

There Is No Pancakes
Completed ‘A Pleasant Day’ and ruined your first virtual prison.

Arrived in the Main Simulation and got some Super Powers.

Don’t Panic
Completed ‘The Real World’ and escaped the simulation. Now what?

Ghost in the Machine
Completed ‘Power Up CID’ and hacked your own CID.

Didn’t Need to See Him Naked
Completed ‘Matt’s Back’ and rescued Matt in the real world.

Blast from the Past
Completed ‘A Game of Clones’ and defeated shades of the past.

About Time!
Completed ‘Welcome Back’ and got the gang back together at last.

Completed ‘All Hands On Deck’, as if you needed another reason to want to perforate Zinyak.

Poodle Skirt
Completed ‘Hello Teacup’ and saved Kinzie from a fate worse than death.

Completed ‘Batteries Not Included’. Now you’re ready to bring down the Simulation.

Completed ‘Grand Finale’ and ruled the universe with terrible majesty.

Saints & Sensibility
Completed ‘Grand Finale’ with the full help of your homies.

Half Way Home
Completed half of all open world gameplay, let’s finish the fight.

How It Should Be
Completed all open world gameplay, Simulated Steelport is yours!

The Full Kinzie
Completed Kinzie’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

Paranormal Bromance
Completed Matt’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

The Face of the Saints
Completed Pierce’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

The Two Shaundis
Completed Shaundi’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

Machine Man
Completed CID’s Quests and Romance.

On Her Saint’s Secret Service
Completed Asha’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

Benjamin [CENSORED] King
Completed Ben’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

Completed Keith David’s Quests.

Bouncin’ with an Old Friend
Completed Gat’s Quests, Loyalty Mission and Romance.

And I Ran…
Super Sprinted for 250,000 meters.

Don’t Look Down
Airborne during Super Jumps for a combined 10 minutes of gameplay.

Chill Out
Froze and Shatter Killed 100 Aliens with the Freeze Blast Super Power.

Pounding the Pavement
Killed 150 Aliens with the Stomp Super Power.

Here! Catch!
Killed 100 Aliens with the Telekinesis Super Power.

Bringin’ the Heat
Killed 100 Aliens using the Fire Buff Super Power.

Fist Meet Ground
Killed 100 Aliens with the Death From Above Super Power.

Experimental Tech
Killed 25 enemies with each of the best toys.

Maximum Stopping Power
Completely upgraded one of your weapons. They can’t repel firepower of this magnitude!

Where’s My Cape?
Purchased all Super Power upgrades. Super Excellent!

I Am Become Death
Killed 1000 Aliens with any combination of Super Powers.

The Challenge King
Completed all Challenges.

The Whole Story
Found all Audio Logs.

Better This Way
Customized the style of all the weapons on your radial and hit the Simulation with style.

Back in the Day
Spent some quality time with your homies from back in the day.

Switch Hitter
You were an equal-opportunity offender.

First of Many
Bought your first Upgrade, now you have the action Kung Fu grip!

Zoo Keeper
Killed 25 Wardens. The inmates are running wild.

You Chose… Poorly
Surrendered to the Simulation in the end.

Ooo A Piece of Candy!
Found 100 Data Clusters in virtual Steelport. There are so many more…

A Real Cluster….
Found 100% of all Data Clusters.

Customised the elements of all four superpowers. Now you’re playing with powers!

Epic Jump Quest
Completed the epic jump quest between the tops of the Three Count and the Nuke Plant. Amazing!

Fourth and Forty
Played Saints Row IV for 40+ hours. Pour one out for your homies!

Created and shared a character online, you’re a part of the Saints Row community now!

One of the most peculiar set of achievements hidden among the bunch are those geared towards specific 3rd Street Saints members (i.e. Shaundi, Kinzie, Pierce). We might be reading too much into things, but it seems like these achievements (and presumably the character-focused missions associated with them) are poking fun at Mass Effect 2‘s loyalty missions and romance options.

We do know that, outside of virtual Steelport, it will be up to the player character to save his crew — including Vice President Keith David — from the alien leader Zinyak. So it stands to reason that a large portion of the game’s progression will be structured around reassembling The Saints.

Our preview of the game at E3 2013 proved that Saints Row 4 is just as, if not more, ambitious than its predecessor. More importantly this sequel appears to carry on the series’ self-aware sense of humor, pushing it to even greater degrees of absurdity. Take one look at the dubstep gun and you’ll know what we’re talking about.

It’s going to be a two-month wait for Saints Row 4 fans, but this achievement list can help them plot out their quest for virtual domination and the inevitable 1,000 GS or Platinum Trophy.

Which Saints Row 4 achievement will you go after first? What element of Saints Row 4 are you most excited about?

Saints Row 4 releases August 20, 2013 for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.

Source: Exophase