Complete all of the following Loyalty missions.
"Nytefall" mission for Matt Miller.
"Girls Night Out" mission for Shaundi.
"Pump Up the Volume" mission for Pierce.
"King of the Dance" mission for Ben King.
"Training Day" mission for Asha.
"SR3 Wrap-up" mission for Johnny Gat.
"The Girl Who Beat Cyrus" mission for Kinzie Kensington.
Beavis And Butthead Reference
In the "Breaking The Law" mission you receive the Pyro elemental. This is a reference to Beavis And Butthead. Beavis was a pyromaniac who used to say "Fire Fire" while watching things burn, and "Breaking the law, breaking the law".
Enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function.
|Alien hover tank||givehovertank|
|Alien hover vehicle||givehovercar|
|Alien jet bike||givetrouble|
|Big Head mode||bigheadmode|
|Death From Above||superdfa|
|Disable Glitch FX||noglitchcity|
|Disable Super Movement||nosupermove|
|Disable Super Powers||nosuperpowers|
|Disable Warden spawns||nowardens|
|Elevator to Heaven||fryhole|
|Golden Gun (one shot kills)||goldengun|
|Instant Warden Notoriety||instantwarden|
|Invincible player vehicle||vroom|
|Pimp and hooker pedestrians||hohoho|
|Player Vehicle Smash||isquishyou|
|Rated M++ (everything gibs)||notrated|
|Repair current vehicle||repaircar|
Chronicles Of Riddick Reference
Upon killing Zinyak, Kinzie remarks that "You keep what you kill" is a classic. This is a reference to Chronicles Of Riddick, when Riddick killed the emperor who slaughtered his people.
Customizing Non-customizable Vehicles
Take any customizable vehicle into Rim Jobs and hit triangle. Go to Garage in the menu and highlight a vehicle that isn't customizable from your list. Do not click the button to retrieve it. Instead hit circle to back out of the menu and then click accept to confirm the exit. Now it will take you directly to the customizing menu.
Dead Island Reference
One of Keith David's dialogue lines is "I was twelve hours into Dead Island now i'll never finish it. I can't forgive Zinyak for that".
Enter the Let's Pretend store in New Baranec, located in southwest Steelport. Go to the rear of the store and shoot the handle on the door to the right of the checkout counter. Enter the area behind the door to find a shooting gallery with pictures of the developers. You can also find a small but powerful pistol called the Loud Locust on a chair near the doorway.
Mass Effect 3 References
Besides the "romance skipping straight to sex" as a jab at Mass Effect 3's Romance system, during the Zin attack on the White House the Reaper laser sound effect can be heard.
Metal Gear Solid Series References
You are supposed to sneak through one of the levels by shooting light bulbs, then the guards under them. When the light bulbs are shot, the guards get "WTF" over their heads, like the exclamation point in the Metal Gear Solid series. You can also sneak under a box and fight an evil twin, which all occurred in Metal Gear Solid.
Go to Brickston and get to the bridge that leads east out of that neighborhood. Find the cave next to the water just north of the bridge. The Penetrator is hidden inside the cave. You must use super-powers to jump inside.
Saints Row Series References
The simulation "Leave It To The Saints" is a parody of Leave It To Beaver. One of the things the mother says is "Someone named Dex was here asking for you but I didn't recognize him so I sent him away." This is a reference to Dex, a former member of the Saints who turned security for Ultor turned terrorist in the Saints Row 2 DLC. He was supposed to appear in Saints Row The Third but what left out because "Newcomers to the series wouldn't recognize the character and they didn't want to alienate them". Kinzi remarks that Keith David's voice is similar to Julius. Keith David provided the voice for himself and Julius Little.
Salem Broomstick Vehicle
Climb to the top of the Zin Tower in Rosen Oaks.
Streets Of Rage Reference
During a level you play a side-scroller called "Saints of Rage".
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Reference
The "Don't Panic" achievement or trophy is earned when the earth is blown up by Zinyak. It is a reference to the words "Don't Panic" written on the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy's book cover, in which Earth is blown up by an alien race.
TK Mayhem is fairly difficult if you throw the balls at things. If you have unlimited Super Sprint however, you can pick a ball up with TK and use it as a battering ram with Super Sprint.
Almost every weapon customization is a pop culture reference. For example:
Above the phaser is Han Solo's blaster, with a reference to the "Han shot first" meme.
The Captains pistol is from Firefly. Its plating form uses Shiny, which was a term for "good" on Firefly.
There is a phaser that jokes about Star Trek's redshirts saying "Aliens never attack red", which was the opposite occurrence on Star Trek.