How to Sword Fight in Saints Row 2


Released by Volition in October 2008, Saint's Row 2 is available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Similar to Grand Theft Auto or Crackdown, Saint's Row 2 is a sandbox style game that allows the player to go wherever and do whatever in the fictional city of Stilwater. Weapons factor heavily into the gameplay, and Saint's Row 2 is unique in the provision of combat swords. Players can sword fight in-game enemies or other players in multiplayer mode.

  • Obtain a sword by killing any Ronin gang member.

  • Select the weapon from your inventory.

  • Press the "Primary Attack" button to perform a quick vertical slash. Press the "Secondary Attack" button to perform a slower horizontal slash.

  • Counter enemy attacks by pressing either attack button just before their blade strikes your body. Successful counters usually kill your opponent instantly.

  • Move behind your opponent for easier kills.

Tips & Warnings

  • Kill nine gang members using only the sword during a single fight to unlock the
  • "Slice n' Dice" achievement for the Xbox 360 version.
  • Using a sword leaves you very vulnerable to gunfire. Use the sword with caution, especially when you haven't saved the game recently.

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