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Alternate costumes

Enter the following for your license plate when starting a new game.

Costume License plate
Bum B00Z
SWAT member 5WAT
Commando M1K3
High ranking police officer FATT
Officer Johnson FUZZ
Your female boss B1G1
Your partner ROSA
Your partner in lingerie HURT_M3
Gangster TFAN
Asian worker HARA
Asian high-roller MRFU
Asian butcher PHAM
Tattoo lady TATS
Street punk MNKY
Punk girl B00B
Pimp P1MP
Champion boxer BRUZ
Big biker HAWG
Blindfolded smoking donkey JASS
Desperado RECKON
Sandwich Guy NOMAYO
Call Of Duty Soldier DOGTAGS
Rikimaru GENIN
Jeanette VAKLAM
Officer Dick THUGLYF
Corpse J1MM

Show hidden dog bones on map

Enter WHUPASS for your license plate when starting a new game.

Play as Ayame

Enter KNOICHI for your license plate.

Play as Desperado

Enter RECKON for your license plate.

Play as Jeanette

In Mission 6-G4, kill all zombies. Alternately, enter VAKLAM for your license plate.

Play as Officer Dick

Enter THUGLYF for your license plate.

Play as Taurus

Enter AWYEAH for your license plate.

Play as Rikimaru

Enter GENIN for your license plate.


Play as Ayame

In Mission 3-G5, knock out all enemies in the spa.

Play as Desperado

Finish the game with a 100% completion (all endings unlocked).

Play as Jeanette

In Mission 6-G4, kill all zombies.

Play as Officer Dick

In Mission 10-G6, complete the level without killing any hostages.

Play as Rikimaru

In Mission 6-G2, get a stealth kill on all enemies.

Play as Snoop Dogg

Collect 30 bones during game play. Note: They are marked in yellow on the map.

Play as Taurus

In Mission 4-G7, beat the clock without damaging the vehicle.

Gunslinger mode

Successfully complete the game with each of the three endings.

Bonus FMV sequence

Successfully complete the game with all three endings.

If you unlock all three endings using the blindfolding smoking donkey "JASS", the bonus video features a pimp and Wu's concubine dancing.

Top Dogg rank

Successfully complete the Dogg Patrol mission with an "A" rating to become a Top Dogg.


Walkthrough (PlayStation2)

Walkthrough (Xbox)


Snoop lowrider hydraulics

Press Left or Right while in the lowrider on a Dogg Patrol special mission to change the ride height.

Sandwich Guy icon locations

Search the following locations.

11th St. (downtown on top of Staples Center)
Santa Fe and 1st St.
On 6th St. between Grand and Hope
8 th St. Between Main and Spring St.
Grand St Between Olympic and 11th
Melrose and El Centro
Cherokee and Hollywood Blvd.
La Brea and De Longpre
Sunset Blvd and Sweetzer
Robertson Blvd and Santa Monica

Call Of Duty Soldier icon locations

Search the following locations.

Wilshire and Veteran
Kelton and Strathmore
Landfair and Strathmore
Weyburn and Broxton
Manning and Pico
National and Overland
Clarington and Tabor
Cardiff and Regent
Bentley and Clover
Boise and Venice

Dog bone locations

Search the following locations.

1. Hollywood, near Sunset and Highland , behind gray fence open area
2. Hollywood, Melrose and Spaulding, behind fence
3. Beverly Hills, La Cienega Blvd. and 3rd St. in parking lot near parking garage
4. Beverly Hills, La Peer Dr. and Wilshire Blvd., parking lot
5. Century City, Pico Blvd. and Canfield Ave., corner
6. Hancock Park, Rimpau Blvd. and Olympic Blvd.
7. Hancock Park, 1st St. and Larchmont Blvd.
8. Between Hancock Park and Jefferson Park near I10, Washington Blvd. and Mansfield Ave.
9. Between Culver City and Jefferson Park near I10, Apple and Fairfax
10. Culver City, Washington Blvd. and Landmark St.
11. Jefferson Park, Jefferson Blvd. and Redondo
12. Jefferson park, jefferson blvd. and 4th in front of club
13. Korea Town, Washington and Budlong in front of liquor
14. Downtown, 15th and Central
15. Between Downtown and Chinatown, Hill St.
16. China Town, Alvarado and Court
17. Korea Town, 8th St. and Rampart Blvd.
18. Los Felix, Fletcher Blvd. and Silver Ridge Ave.
19. Los Fenix, Lily Crest and Kenmore
20. Century city, Club and Shelby
21. Century city, holmby and Pandora
22. Between I405 and I10, Sepulveda and Clover
23. Near Venice, Airport and Dewey
24. Venice, Lincoln and Marco Pl.
25. Venice, Panay St., near sailboats
26. Venice, Lincoln and Pine
27. Santa Monica, 7th St. and Wilshire Blvd.
28. Santa Monica, San Vicente Blvd. and 19th St.
29. Santa Monica, Olympic and Cloverfield
30. Santa Monica, Santa Monica and Amherst

Find at least one dog bone. Then, go to the city map and you will see all the dog bone location. Note: It is recommended that you save the game after finding one dog bone. Go to a parking garage "P" on the radar or an upgrade (green or blue on radar).

Weapon locations

Rocket Launcher: Left of your starting position in Bank Standoff level.
Crossbow: Middle of map in Chinatown Showdown level.
Baseball Bat: Back of the room in Bum Encounterlevel, near the refrigerator.

Bandit Never Been Apprehended mission

When the street crime mission is to bust the criminal "Bandit Never Been Apprehended" be ready to fire. Every time he pretends to surrender, he will fire. Note: If you do not want the Good Cop rating to go down, take out your guns and wait for him to pretend to give up and fire at you once, so that you have a reason to kill him.

Dojo Attacker mission: Get to the EOD faster

Get in your car and turn around. Take a left on to Third Street, and go past Hill Street. Then, take Broadway Street and drive up to EOD.

Driving Test mission: Repeated dialogue

On the Con Girls episode, in the normal introduction of mission four "The Driving Test", as Nick enters "The Spot", he walks by one of the goons that vandalizes his brother's dojo. The punk's speech is exactly the same as when he is talking to Nick in the Vandal Wrath mission.

Prevent the West Side ripper from getting out of jail

The first time you have to get the West Side Ripper, he will be trying to kill a woman. Get his knife and throw it at his head. You will not have to worry about him any more.

Escaping car pursuits

When you are supposed to flee from other cars shooting at you, look for big open spaces like the Staples Center parking lot and drive through them. The people chasing you will stay on the road and go all the way around, giving you a good chance to escape.

To escape easily while in pursuit, drive to the nearest highway. Try to get a good lead from the enemies before you do this. Drive up the branch of the highway, and keep straight. Do not leave the highway. Enemies are not able to get on the highway when you do this. They stick to the main road. Keep straight and eventually you will gain your points and end the mission.

When trying to escape from an enemy in a Rush mission, take out the cars that are chasing you and they will not follow. This takes about thirty seconds.

To escape a chase, find a parking lot or a park and go into the middle of it. Once there, enable the "bullet time" mode and shoot out the tires of your opponents car. For a quick escape, wait until they turn around and shoot their licensee plate to blow them up.

When you start, drive normally until the car chasing you is almost bumper to bumper but next to you. Then, stop as soon as it seems it is past your back wheels. Go into first person view in the car. Aim for the tires and blow them out. When your bullet time runs out, start aiming at the back of the car or shoot the engine. When the car seems completely on fire, make your getaway.

On a mission where you have to get away from a certain person, turn your car around and start shooting at the person who is chasing you. If you blow them up, they cannot chase you anymore Note: Use precision aim to shoot out their tires. Note: This will not work for all getaway missions.

When you are at a mission where you have to outrun someone (police, thugs, etc.), the best thing to do is to play driving upgrade missions until you learn how to drive on two wheels. Then, replay your mission. Lead the people to the freeway and when they follow you, use the two wheel trick to flip the railing and drive off. Note: This trick may cause you to fail if you have been shot up too much, and there is a possibility that you may get stuck upside down.

Blow up cars easily

Drive up behind a car and go into "bullet time". Then, aim at the license plate and fire. Most of the time it will take a single shot. For cargo trucks, aim under the passenger side and slightly to the back and fire. This makes stopping street racers and other people easy.

To explode a car in one hit, go into aim mode and wait until your aiming crosshair appears. Then, shoot when it turns red. If it does not turn red, then just shoot around the license plate until the car explodes.
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To blow up vehicles up in one shot aim at the following locations. For cars, aim at the back at license plate. For pickup trucks, aim at either side behind the doors. For trucks, aim for the gas tank behind both doors.

Leap frog cars

When you are in your Lamborgini, boost directly behind a Hummer. You will go under him while he goes up ino the air.

Get a car on the other side of the highway

Go onto any highway. Find a car that is near to any side of the highway and smash it against the side. It is possible to hit a car off the edge of a highway.

Big jumps

Go to Venice and go on Dell street. There are some huge jumps here.

Stop street racers

While following a speeding car or truck, aim directly beneath the back bumper so that your bullet hits the bottom of the car. Do this repeatedly and the car will explode. Note: Do not do this if you are trying to get a Good Cop rating.

Stop carjackings

When your enemy is escaping by stealing a getaway car, kick them when they are pulling out the victim to stop them.

Getting enemies to surrender

When you are doing a crime patrol involving people with guns, fire a warning shot and slowly walk up to them. If they are still holding their gun, either walk up to them and wait until they shoot you, or do a neutralized shot.

Drive around impound lot

In the impound lot where you can choose from the four cars you unlock, honk the horn a few times, then go in reverse before you hit the gas and you can around the lot.

Drive automatically

When you are on a mission where you need to drive on the world map, do not press any buttons. Nick will start driving like the other cars until you take over.

Bashing through walls

There is a way to bash through the walls that crumble when you attack them. Simply drive at them at a very high speed so that your car drives straight through before the crumbling of the wall is over. This is useful when being chased by gangsters, cops, etc., as they cannot get through.

Flying cars

Flip a car by a bridge and it will fly into the air and give you a score for highest air, etc.

Slide across hoods

To do this, you must be running at a medium speed (if running at full speed, Nick will jump over the car). Run until your are right next to the car then press [Jump]. Nick will slide across the hood. This works on any vehicle.

Spotting illegal drugs

To avoid wasting time frisking innocents, look for people that walk differently.

Frisk people who do not look at you when they walk past.

More damage

When an opponent is dazed, you can hit them hard into the wall with a finisher to do even more damage.

Deadly knife throw

In some situations when a enemy drops a knife, you can pick it and throw it. If thrown correctly, it will impale their forehead, killing them.

Impale enemies

Use the following trick to impale someone with a blade, syringe, etc. First, get your opponents health down to the point where it is flashing. Then, pick up a melee weapon that can impale someone and throw it directly at them. Look at your opponent, and they will have a melee weapon stuck in there head.

Restore health

Learn where the impound garages are located. When you get low on health, just visit the garage. You will not only get

a fresh car, your health will be full again.

Easy knock out

When chasing an opponent, shoot them with a weak gun a few times until they are almost dead. Put away your guns and fight when you catch up to them. This makes it easier to defeat an enemy.

Easy arrests

Go on Highway 10 West all the way to the end where you see the road block. After that, turn right on Sunset Blvd. Park your car anywhere and walk around the area with the gas station. When a street crime, drug dealer suspect, or mugging crimes appear, flash your badge at them. They should immediately surrender without a fight.

Increasing Cop rank

Go around checking everyone for drugs and weapons to get +1 Good Cop.

Go to the Hancock Park area in the middle of the map. On a street corner at 2nd and Citrus Ave., you can frisk just about anyone close to or moving to the intersection and almost always finds drugs or weapons on them.

Go to Ozone Ave. in Venice. Just about every person there will have weapons or drugs.

Go to 4th and Hill. Just about everyone there has drugs or guns.

To increase your Good or Bad Cop rank easily, replay a stealth mission and choose your attack accordingly.

To increase your Good Cop rank, walk on any street near from somebody. If they look at you, it means that they are clean for drugs or weapons. If they do not look, they have illegal things like guns or drugs. Arrest them and you will hear a sound of good cop. Note: Do not try this with people who are talking by a phone.

There is a street where almost all of the people you arrest will either be carrying drugs or weapons. To get there, take Highway 10 east or until you get to where Highway 10 and Highway 405 cross over. It will be near the east side of the map. Take Highway 405 south. When you merge with Highway 405, take the very first road off Highway 405. It will be backwards, but it should lead to National Blvd. When you get off Highway 405, you should turn left. After you pass Sawtelle Blvd., go down until you are about slightly halfway past Sawtelle Blvd. Get out of your car and frisk someone. They should have drugs or weapons.
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Play a stealth mission with a lot of people and use only stun attacks, then complete the stage. Wait until the auto save is finished. Then, exit to the main menu and resume the game. Play the stealth mission again. Repeat until you get the desired good cop rank.

In the Hancock Park area on Highland Blvd. between 3rd and 2nd Street, mostly everyone has illegal drugs or weapons. The street is located just above the "O: in Hancock Park on the map.

In Hancock Park on Highland Blvd., between the white picket fence and the green shrubs, most people you stop will have illegal drugs and guns, even those on their cell phones.

On Second Street between Irving Bvld. and Lorraine Blvd., most everyone you stop will have drugs or guns.

Start a fight with a pedestrian, and when you stun them, knock them over with a special move. Before they get up, take out your guns. Once they are standing, they will surrender and you can go in for the arrest. Note: this will not work if the pedestrian is carrying a gun; frisk them before you start fighting.

If you are in Venice, immediately start driving towards the apartments by the ocean (refer to the map). These streets are somewhat small, so they may be easy to miss. Drive around and you will find a street called Dudley. Everybody there is carrying drugs or weapons. Note: Dudley is by Ozone.

Everyone along Ocean View in Venice, at the far southwest on the map, is carrying drugs or weapons. You can go up each street along Ocean View up to one block and everyone there will have something illegal on them. Also, armed muggers do not fight back on those streets. Just draw your gun and they will drop their weapon.

After you finish a Street Crime on foot, frisk the civilians on the street that the crime was on. Most of your suspects will have something.

To get +99 Good Cop, go to the coastline of Santa Monica to a street named Dudley Avenue. Every person on the lower half of the street will have drugs or weapons. Keep arresting everyone and you will have +99 Good Cop.

Everyone in the Ocean View will have drugs or some kind of illegal weapons.

Go to Dudley Avenue. Everyone there will have drugs or weapons.

When at low badges or you need badges, take your guns out and start shooting at walls. Eventually the people will get tired of it, pull out a gun, and shoot back. This will give you 10 points for each person you kill.

Choose "Bonus Cruising" in Hancock Park. On either side of Highland Blvd., near the hospital, stand in the area where the chain link fence (not any other type of fence) is located. Wait for anyone to walk within or away from the area of the fence. When you frisk them, they will always either be "packing heat or holding dope". Remember, they must be past the plane of the chain link fence on the sidewalk for this to work.

If you want to earn good cop points quickly, go to a street called Rose Ave. in Venice. All of the people walking on that street are usually either carrying drugs or guns. Simply walk up to anyone on that street and frisk them to bust them. Note: Rose Ave. is the street by the beach and is directly on the "N" in the title "Venice" on the map. You can look up the map from the start menu.

If you want to increase your good cop rank, just play the missions with sneaking. For each man knocked out there, you will get +1 to your good cop rank.

Decreasing Cop rank

Simply start killing people. When you kill about thirty people, the S.W.A.T. team comes after you.

Stay in parking garage

When you are in the parking garage and about to get a car, instead of pressing the gas, press reverse. You can stay in the garage with your car instead of leaving to the street. You can do whatever you want to in the garage.

Reckless driving

To drive very recklessly, enter a vehicle with hard power (bus, truck etc.). Drive around and crash many cars. When you crash about twenty-five cars, you will soon jump and crash. Get out of your vehicle and shoot it in the back. You will nowhave a reckless driving and killing rating; get many bad cop ratings; or get killed very easily and loose about two shields.

Getting through traffic

Use the siren in Nick's car to get the other drivers to pull over to the right. This will help you get through town faster on all missions. Note: Depending on how fast you are going, the cars may not have enough time to pull over; some weaving in and out is still needed.

Reverse hydraulics

Shoot out both back tires of the selected vehicle and reverse.

S.W.A.T. team

To get the S.W.A.T. team on you, kill a number of civilians (about thirty). The S.W.A.T. team will come after you in black vans.

Break fence

If you are stuck behind a fence that can be broken but do not have a car to break it with, Run at it and press B. This will cause you to dive through the fence, breaking it and freeing yourself.

Get past fence

When in a blocked off place with a fence on the other side, go up to it and face it. Do not press any buttons. The game will put you back on the other side within five seconds. It is easier to do this than hit the fence and not get through.

Defeating General Kim

To defeat General Kim on the building rooftop, start the fight by running up to him. Either clothesline or slide kick him. He may block it, but there may a chance to hit him. After this, start kicking or punching him. He will block most of your attacks, but you will eventually throw a successful punch or kick. Then, keep attacking with that same attack until he gets dazed or starts blocking. If he blocks, switch attacks (for example, from punches to kicks or vice versa). Keep attacking and doing the same thing. When he gets dazed, you can either grapple him or do a finishing move. He may start to attack when you start a new combo or may attack you when you switch between attacks; be ready to block when he does this. It is unlikely that he will land a successful attack in the middle of your combo, as you will have struck first. Take advantage of this. If you want to do a finishing move, make sure that you do it near the walls so that it inflicts more damage. When he is on the floor, try stomping on him. You may miss most of the time but you may land a successful stomp in. It is also ideal to have a Good Cop rating when fighting him.

To defeat General Kim on the airport runway, you must have the highest Good Cop rating. After getting this, you can fight in a similar way as you did on the building rooftop. Your goal is to get him as dizzy as possible. When you start the fight, look around the area for an iron pipe. When you find one, try attacking him with it while trying to defend yourself. When he gets dizzy, do the move where Nick swings the pipe over the head. It may do some extra damage, although you may not see the difference. Keep repeating this until the fight is over.

When fighting General Kim at the airstrip, the low-kick move is the one that hits the most and blocks his special move, the Combo Dragon Fist. When he starts to bring both hands back, shield yourself or this move can bring down almost one third of your health.

Defeating ancient Wu's concubine

The easiest way to defeat ancient Wu's concubine is to run to the ropes and do a running attack. The rope will break. Go back and fight the concubine. Force them to fight where you broke the ropes and you can hit them off.

Get one near the edge of the arena, then stun them and execute the "Combo Tiger Claw". This should knock them over the railing.

Defeating Wu's dragon

When the dragon is about to use his fire attack, use you manual aim to shoot it in the mouth, thus avoiding its fire and tail attacks.

To kill Wu's dragon while he is swimming in lava, switch to manual-aim. Aim for the dragon's eye. This will hurt him.

Defeating zombie during Wu's mission

After beating up the chefs, a zombie will appear. Go near a stove and kick it. Hopefully, you have not destroyed it while fighting the chefs. The stove will explode and both of you will catch fire. The zombie will get greater damage than you. Repeat this with the second stove. If the zombie is still alive, knock him into the fire. Note: It is not possible to kill the zombie with physical attacks.

Defeating Flaming Eddies

A Flaming Eddie is a man with a grenade launcher. You must get up to his face to make him shoot grenades in the air. When he does, he will try to run, but a grenade will explode and kill him.

Damage multiple enemies

When fighting multiple enemies, kicking will damage more then one when you get the chance. Also, you can send enemies flying at other ones. This will damage the one who just got another person thrown at them.

Jetting Away mission: Easy completion

When chasing the plane with Rocky, get behind it and go into "precision targeting". Shoot the engines until they explode, then the whole plane will blow up.

Slaughterhouse mission: Cannibals

While walking around this mission, you will eventually see human bodies on the conveyor belt. If you shoot a body, all extra ice will be blown away.

Spa Infiltration mission: Ten good deeds

Good judo chop (Good Cop) everybody on the level. At the boiler room, go in the middle and chop the man in the chair. Go around the boiler and chop the guard. At the end of the level, go to your right and chop the man in the chair, then go to the left and chop that man, being careful not to hit any buckets. Then, end the level and repeat.

Drift location

The Staples Center parking lot is the perfect place to drift. It is very big and open.

Get into the airport landing strip

One of the car parks at Airport Ave. has a little gap at the far left side. Go through the gap and you will be in the airport landing strip.

Handling hostage situations

Run over the two people slightly so that you do not kill them, but do enough damage so that they fall.

Easy crime solving

The Parole Violator is usually the easiest, especially if you use the sirens.

Chasing Triad thug

If you keep chasing the Triad thug, he will eventually just give up.

Get chased

If you want to get chased by the S.W.A.T., pimps, mobsters, gangsters, etc., you must kill about thirty people, However, there an easier way to do it. While on patrol and you see a police officer chasing a car, explode the car, arrest the perp, then kill the cop. After that, just kill about five people, and mobsters, pimps, or the S.W.A.T. will be after you. Note: You can also kill the cops that are walking around the streets.

Vigilante 8 reference

During one of the street crimes, the woman in the radio says that a stunt car has been stolen during the shooting of Vigilante 8: The Movie. Vigilante 8 was a game done by Activision for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation.

Movie reference

In the game, there is a billboard that reads "True Crime: Streets Of L.A.: The Movie, Fall 2005" on 21st street.

On the corner of 3rd St. and Los Angeles St., in front of a "Hot Video" shop, there is a bench advertising a movie. It reads "True Crime: Streets of LA - The Movie. Fall 2005".

O.J. Simpson reference

There is a street mission that will instruct you to stop a football star who just committed murder, and he is driving an SUV. As you find him, it is a white Bronco-looking SUV. When he gets out to run, he is wearing a black sweatshirt and beanie.

Rosa reference

Under one of the highway overpasses, you can see your partner's name, Rosa, in graffiti on the wall.

Cheat references

In several parts of the city, there is graffiti on the walls, usually spelling people's "tags". When you find one, start a new game and enter it as a license plate to unlock an alternate character in that game.

Rockstar spoof

There is a billboard similar to the one announcing the 2005 movie. However, this one has a J with a star similar to the logo for Rockstar games. The billboard also says "Jockstrap" in a similar font to that of the Rockstar logo. The picture on the billboard that is of a pink jockstrap.
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Business spoofs

Some places throughout the game are spoofs of real businesses. For example "OK Price" and "Burger&Fries" are spoofs of "Best Buy" and "Burger King".

National Security reference

When you drive near highways, you will see a white (sometimes black) Ford Crown Victoria (with triangle back-lights). Look closely at the license plate. You will sometimes see the plate reading 2CQN654. This was a license plate from the movie National Security at the ending, when the cop asks for the license plate number.


Strategy guides from GameFAQs

Published strategy guides

Saved game file: All missions, upgrades, and Dogg Patrol unlocked

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