Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third Achievements

Bright Lights, Big City

Complete all City Takeover gameplay in the entire city of Steelport.  

In order to take over the entire city of Steelport, you must:

  • Buy all 10 Cribs
    • 2 Downtown
    • 3 New Colvin
    • 3 Stanfield
    • 2 Carver Island
  • Buy all 34 Stores
    • 10 Downtown
    • 8 New Colvin
    • 8 Stanfield
    • 8 Carver Island
  • Buy all 30 Properties
    • 8 Downtown
    • 8 New Colvin
    • 6 Stanfield
    • 8 Carver Island
  • Complete all 56 Activities
    • 16 Downtown
    • 12 New Colvin
    • 13 Stanfield
    • 15 Carver Island
  • Complete all 32 Gang Operations
    • 8 Downtown
    • 8 New Colvin
    • 8 Stanfield
    • 8 Carver Island
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 3 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by JokerWalkthroughs
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 07:45:10 AM

no multiplayer achievements ?? thank you
now im definitely will try to 100% it :) !!!

Comment #2 by TransonicPower
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 08:52:33 AM

lol at Cee Lo Green song reference XD

Comment #3 by Aiden 514
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 02:47:31 PM

#2 I was thinking that

Comment #4 by shano2234
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 09:15:07 PM

wonder how many sections the map is split up into. maybe similar to sr 2 but definitely bigger

Comment #5 by AkuMifune
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 12:50:54 PM

#2 & #3. Yeah, because it wasn't a movie, book or common phrase before then.

Comment #6 by Dite
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 02:04:38 AM

#5: But, it's a very recent and popular one. I kind of understand people wanting other media and older versions of stuff to be noticed (like people talking about the free falling reference), but you also have to realize that you'll probably see MORE newer things in media now than the older things. The older things are still shown, but newer things get more attention. So, if Cee-Lo's song is the first thing people think of, you can't get mad. It's fresh in the mind because it's more recent.

I don't mind people saying "Oh! It reminded me of [older thing here]," but I hate it when people are annoyed and sarcastic because the other people remember something they heard yesterday rather than something 2 months ago, or even years ago.

But, I was actually swaying to the song in my head af

Comment #7 by Dite
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:32:50 AM

*after reading the achievement title

Comment #8 by SilverPaw
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 12:10:15 PM

Sad thing is i cant get this acievement because parts of the city is either glitched/bugged/or just wont let you do the stuff you need to do

Comment #9 by oI Pauly Io
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 07:54:48 PM

In case people are having problems with this, thought it might be worth me mentioning there is a gang operation on the centre island that is on top of one of the buildings.

This caught me out at first and it might save someone a bit of time.

Comment #10 by PuRE M0NSTeR z
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 07:35:23 PM

My advice to you is to just buy all the property and do all of the activities available, then whatever areas are not purple on the map you know theres a gang operation there . Then Boom There goes the aachievement.

Comment #11 by Degsey
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 02:11:12 AM

Okay beat the game today all achievements but the island take overs i have the top left but the other refuse to give me the achievement. I have done everything even the challenges, gang take overs and yeah everything i haven't used cheats it was all done legit, so im guessing it's just buggy and would love if anyone could tell me if they will patch this so they will pop up one day or do i have to start the whole game again just for 4 achievements?

Comment #12 by TLG160
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 08:59:29 AM

does city takeover mean completeing all activities, and gang operations in a certain area. Or do u also have to buy all cribs and shops??

Comment #13 by Kennsmith
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:43:43 AM

i think you probably have to get 100% control in the areas as well. still workin on it, i transferred the memory from my old hard drive to my new one and overwrote all my saints row stuff so im back from scratch :/

Comment #14 by HVAC Techie
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 06:47:48 AM

I personally think they should have just added the Collectibles to count in here, as well as the Stunt Jumps and the Barnstorming. Stunt Jumps and Barnstorming don't serve much else other than a small bit of cash and respect, both of which can be gained much faster and easier than doing them. Collectibles should be part of it as well.

Comment #15 by vDyNaMiCxMaTT
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 10:30:47 AM

Ive done everything and have 100% on the game, but i dont have the achievements for each individual activity, even though ive done every instance of each activity, why not?

Comment #16 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 01:22:16 AM

Several of my gang activities are glitched. Have to start all over I have everything and there's nothing new on my map. Fantastic.

Comment #17 by kevin1379
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 12:14:20 PM

tbh i didn't really enjoy playing this game. Maybe it's because i got Skyrim a couple of days before and never really gave this game a fair chance to impress me.

Comment #18 by JNR Shooter
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 01:05:56 PM

i only need to do 3 activities 2 insurance fraud on hard and 1 trial blazing on hard but i cant't complete them :(

Comment #19 by Dannylew
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 09:12:08 AM

i liked that there wasn't multiplayer in this game, i felt it ruined sr2 by having too many multiplayer achievements

Comment #20 by TectonicYapper
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 08:23:52 PM

this was a lot easier than it sounded

Comment #21 by HAHAROFLMAO
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 04:23:25 PM

Only had trouble with two activities,helicopter and escort they were the worst but specifically the escort mission by the air port and the helli in slander.

Comment #22 by DELTA N1N3
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:32:37 PM

can you just buy the upgrade that insta-completes all city takeover activities to unlock this?

Comment #23 by Hawzie24
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 02:05:13 PM

#22, you can, but you only get so many insta-completes.

Comment #24 by SSJORF
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 06:09:40 PM

I just did this while completely ignoring how much effort it took. I ignored it because my friend and I were having a gamerscore battle in this game. (I'm winning, 1150G to 1100G =D)

Comment #25 by Snooch2theBooch
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 08:15:44 PM

#5 I was actually thinking of Rocket by Def Leppard

Comment #26 by XxVigilantBoyxX
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 06:28:27 PM

Took me a while...NOTICE: If you see any "blank" spots on the map after finding ALL the gang operations, and you still have some activities, make sure you do those activities, and you may unlock some of the same instances of said-activity!! This was a VERY frustrating achievement to get, but near the end, I was getting 2-3 achievements for every time I controlled a "Whole City" because I did my activities last! :)) THANK GOODNESS IT'S FINALLY OVER! And good luck to all of you as well, hope my advice helped a bit! (P.s. I'm still going for co-op achievements on SR2 if anyone is interested, Message me on Xbox. GT: Vigilantl3oi )
I'm on SR3 or some other game...All...the....time...!

Comment #27 by Darrel
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:44:32 PM

just buy stuff as you go along then pull out a vtol and go do all the gang operations took me an hour to do everything tops.

Comment #28 by elquietone
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 02:07:57 PM

Anyone know if co-op breaks the gang hideouts achievements? as well as this one... Because there are times, we end up splitting up and he will run into a gang activity and kill all the gangs members before I can arrive.. So I don't get the msg saying Gang Activity complete, but it does go up +1 in the map screen, when I check to see how many are left.

It makes me wonder if I really got credit for it though as I didn't see the typical on screen msg, saying the said area was complete.

Comment #29 by Goatlips
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 12:18:27 PM

Can be a problem finding undiscovered Gang Operations if you cleared all the ones found but others are still missing.
Use a numbered Gang Op location map from Google Images and take note which you've done whilst playing through. If not, you'll have to fly to each location - handy if you have the little flying hoverbike thing - great for hidden items too as you don't need to get off it to collect them.

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Game Info


US November 15, 2011
Europe November 18, 2011

HDD Space Required : 6.86 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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