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Saints Row: The Third Challenges Guide

There are 41 challenges that can be completed to grab the “You’re My Hero” achievement/trophy in Saints Row: The Third. While some of the challenges are also other achievements/trophies that will be most likely completed throughout the campaign, most are just random acts of violence that need to be completed in large amounts.

To get all the challenges completed, it would be wise to complete any and all gang related challenges before the gang territories are taken over in full. When the Saints control an area, it can be difficult and even impossible to have certain gangs show up to help satisfy a challenge requirement. The same goes for the lone Stag challenge which must also be done before the end of the campaign to ensure that Stag responds to your mischievousness.

Nut Shots

25/25 Shots

This is definitely not one of the hardest challenges on the list. Simply aim at a person’s crotch and pull the trigger. Chances are you’ll get this throughout the game by accident, but if not, you can just walk down the street and shoot 25 people in the nuts.

Grenade Kills

50/50 Kills

This is most easily nabbed during the Mayhem Missions. During those you are given infinite grenades and can toss them all willy-nilly at any and everybody that comes to get you. Two or three Mayhem Missions and you will have this easily.

Cars Destroyed

300/300 Cars

This challenge is another that will come over the course of the game. Unless you have an affinity for cars and go out of your way not to blow them up, 300 won’t take long to hit.

Helicopters Destroyed

60/60 Helicopters

When you piss off the Morningstars, STAG, or the cops enough to hit the three star level, they will start sending in choppers to attack. Take them out as they appear and you should get a few before things start to get really hairy. You can also head to Magarac Island after pissing off the cops some and they will send loads of choppers after you there.

Boats Destroyed

25/25 Boats

Obviously you’ll want to head to the docks to find some boats, but another way is to cause some trouble to get a 3 star wanted level and then make your way over to Magarac Island where the large statue is. Dive in the water and many police boats will show up. Take one and then exit it back on the island and you can then take out all the rest that are in the water. Rinse and repeat until 25 and it is much easier with either the fully upgraded RPG or upgraded Shepard Pistols.

Tanks Destroyed

25/25 Tanks

There are plenty of challenges that can be completed when you cause a big enough ruckus to reach a 5 star wanted level and the cops will send in the SWAT or Stag along with some tanks. Destroying 25 tanks of course is one of them. Hijack a tank when it rolls in and then use it to destroy the other tanks that show up. Keep switching tanks when yours is too damaged and you’ll hit 25 in no time.


250/250 jackings

Each and every time you take a car from someone, you’ll add another tally to this challenge. If you don’t have it by the time the main campaign is done, simple head to a freeway where the cars are continually coming towards you and keep going from car to car. Jump in, exit, jump in, and exit, and so on.

Hoods Explored

18/18 Found

This will probably be one of the first challenges you finish just by driving around the world and going from mission to mission.

Mascots Killed

200/200 Mascots

During the Mr. Genki Super Ethnic Reality Climax activities, all the enemies you’ll face are either Mascots or Brutes. During each activity you’ll face about 20-25 mascots, so you can simply roll through one activity 8 or 9 times to get it. Alternatively, there will be survival missions later on in the game that has waves and waves of mascots that come at you. Aside from being hilariously creepy, it is a good way to nab the 200 kills.

Shortcuts Found

50/50 Found

Chances are you’ll find many of the shortcuts during the main campaign, but if not, you can go to the Trail Blazing activities and there are plenty of shortcuts during each of the activities. Keep in mind there are tons of shortcuts (over 200) throughout Steelport, so finding 50 of them really isn’t as daunting as it seems.

Hostages Taken

50/50 Hostages

To get hostages, you need to hijack a car that has at least two people in it, a driver and a passenger. Jump through the window and start driving and immediately hit the prompt to initiate the hostage diversion. You don’t have to finish it and you can even stop the car and go find another hostage. As long as you start the hostage diversion, it will count.

Stores Robbed

15/15 Robbed

When you enter a store, aim your gun at the clerks head and they will either raise their hands or duck behind the counter. If they raise their hands, keep aiming at them until the alert comes up that you robbed them. If they do duck before you rob them, just leave and go to another store. Quick note: be sure to rob the stores AFTER you do your shopping there.