Need For Speed Most Wanted
Press Up, Down, Up, Down,
Left, Right, Left, Right at the "Press
One Stop Shop marker:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right,
Up, Down at the "Press Start" screen.
A special marker for the Junkman Engine part will appear in the
back room of the One Stop Shop in career mode. Note: This code
can only be enabled once per career.
ROMKE DE LANGE.
Castrol Syntec Ford GT:
Press Left, Right, Left, Right,
Up, Down, Up, Down at the "Press
Burger King challenge:
Press Up, Down, Up, Down,
Left, Right, Left, Right at the "Press
Start" screen. A confirmation message stating that you have
unlocked a "Special Challenge Event" will appear. Go
into the main menu, then choose "Challenge Series".
Go all the way to the bottom and choose #59, the Burger King Challenge.
Complete that challenge and you will be able to use all Junkman
parts on cars you have in "My Cars". Note : Before applying
Junkman parts, press A in the performance parts place to
get them as high as they can go, then apply Junkman to each part.
By doing this, it gives better stat raises.
To get an extra $10,000 in career mode have a Need
For Speed Underground or Need For Speed Underground
2 career game saved on your hard drive. After the prologue
you will get $10,000.
Defeat the indicated Blacklist Boss to win the corresponding
Aston Martin DB9: Blacklist Boss 7
Audi A3 3.2 Quattro: Blacklist Boss 15
Audi A4 3.2 FSI Quattro: Blacklist Boss 14
Audi TT 3.2 Quattro: Blacklist Boss 15
BMW GTR (Race version): Blacklist Boss 1
Cadillac CTS: Blacklist Boss 12
Corvette C6: Blacklist Boss 5
Corvette C6.R: Complete 100% of the game
Dodge Viper SRT 10: Blacklist Boss 6
Ford GT: Blacklist Boss 4
Lamborghini Gallardo: Blacklist Boss 6
Lamborghini Murcielago: Blacklist Boss 4
Lotus Elise: Blacklist Boss 8
Mazda RX-7: Blacklist Boss 9
Mazda RX-8: Blacklist Boss 12
Mercedes-Benz CLK 500: Blacklist Boss 8
Mercedes-Benz SL 500: Blacklist Boss 11
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren: Blacklist Boss 3
Mitsubishi Eclipse: Blacklist Boss 14
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII: Blacklist Boss 11
Mustang GT: Blacklist Boss 12
Pontiac GTO: Blacklist Boss 10
Porsche 911 Carrera S: Blacklist Boss 7
Porsche 911 Turbo S: Blacklist Boss 5
Porsche Carrera GT: Blacklist Boss 3
Porsche Cayman S: Blacklist Boss 10
Renault Clio V6: Blacklist Boss 13
Subaru Impreza WRX STi: Blacklist Boss 9
Toyota Supra: Blacklist Boss 13
Vauxhall Monaro VXR: Blacklist Boss 10
Hint: Blacklist milestones:
Blacklist milestones are things you need to do to rack
up your bounty so you can challenge the next person on the Blacklist.
Check out these so you know what you need to do to rack up the
points. Once the milestones are completed, you must work on racking
up the points. The best way to do this is to cause as much major
damage as possible by taking out police cars, traffic, and crashing
through shops (for example the donut shop and others you will
notice in the later levels). Try to rack up as much bounty and
escape before your status has reached level 4. If your status
is already level 4, then choose a different car for awhile until
the status goes down before returning to your favorite car. Once
your status hits level 4, it is harder to get into cool down mode
to find somewhere to hide. Avoid getting caught, as you will lose
the bounty you have racked up during the chase.
If you are having difficulty achieving some milestones, start
a milestone event and go to the docks. Race around in that area
by the boat, and if you are fast enough, the cops cannot touch
you, no matter what level of police attention you have. Also,
they will not make roadblocks or lay down spike strips. This makes
it very easy to draw out a pursuit or completely evade them at
any time. Just stay in that area, and if you want to lose them,
make some tight turns and go down behind the boat to a covered
tunnel. If you are fast enough, they will completely lose you
and you can sit there until the Cooldown bar is full.
When you are on lower heat levels, try to get as much bounty as
possible. This will make it easier when you need to get over 1
million bounty to challenge the black list rival.
An easy way to get milestones is to go to the Rosewood outer ring
road, otherwise known as Highway 99. Drive around there until
you get the milestones you need. To lose the cops, turn into the
stadium. Hit the sign too get rid of all of your pursuers. Then,
hide in the hiding zone until your cooldown fills.
Make sure you can reach Pursuit level 4 or higher, then pick your
fastest car. Start a pursuit with your car in manual. Keep it
in first gear so it reaches about 40 to 80 mph. The cops will
not know what to do. They will just follow you around aimlessly.
This an easy way to get milestones.
Hint: Razor's races:
Once you reach Razor in the Blacklist (the very last
person), you must do five races. On the circuit, take as many
shortcuts as you can to win. If you do not do this, he will win
by a minute. Also, it is recommended that you have the best parts
in your car (Junkman). Once you win those five races, you will
get your BMW back. However, in order to keep it you must evade
a very long pursuit. You will start with a wanted level of 6.
You will have large SUVs, very fast black C5s, and even helicopters
after you. Once you start the pursuit, swerve off to the left
to hit the bridge-like object, and get most of the cops off your
tail. After hitting that, keep to the right. You will go through
a construction site. Keep to the right to hit yet another bridge-like
object, and lose most of your pursuers. Ahead you will soon see
a gas station. Try to hit the gas tanks. Keep hitting things until
about five minutes into the pursuit. Then, Mia will call and tell
you where to go. Get there as fast as possible.
When you defeat Razor Callahan at the very end of the game, Cross
will call in every unit of police. There will be a total of thirty,
including SUVs, Corvette C6s, Cross, and the Rockport helicopter.
When it begins, it will be Condition 6. Keep to the right and
hit a store awning to lose most of your pursuers. Then, go straight,
keeping to the right. Make a hard right into the construction
site. Hit the object under repair to lose more pursuers. Do not
crash, or they will bust you. Continue straight and hit the gas
station. You may have about at least eighteen cops on you now.
After five minutes, Mia will call and put a marker on your map.
Go there, avoiding any blocks or spike strips. The best way to
avoid them is by going to the side where there are no cops blocking
you. If both sides are blocked, hit a car's rear, which is the
weak point. Other cops will then crash into the blocks, some getting
immobilized. When you reach the spot, it is what used to be a
blocked off road. Go in as fast as you can and a short intermission
sequence will show that you are Need For Speed's Most Wanted.
Hint: Challenge series:
After completing career mode there will still be some
cars that are locked. In order to unlock them you must go to the
main menu and select the "Challenge Series" option.
After winning all the challenges, those cars will be unlocked.
Note: At first there will be two or three challenges unlocked
from 69 challenge. In order to access the locked challenges you
must win the available challenges.
Hint: Better times:
On Heritage and Omega, to get through the curves do
no use the shortcuts. It will only slow you down. Just take the
turns and it will save you some time. It can help you build up
some speed for the rest of the track.
Hint: Quick start:
Pay close attention to your tachometer when launching
from the start line. Grab a perfect launch to gain a few precious
seconds. When the needle turns blue drop the clutch and hold on.
If you are using a two wheel drive vehicle, starting out can be
difficult because of your burnout. To get off the line faster,
just as you start press Nitrous until you are no longer
burning out. Your tires will gain traction and get going a lot
While holding A at the start of a race, also hold L
and you will speed in front of all other racers.
Hint: Nitrous and grip:
Hitting nitrous torques the chassis back, giving the
rear tires immensely more weight under the new acceleration. The
end effect is that you will go straight. If you find your tail
sliding out or are about to spin out of control, hit your nitrous.
You will be surprised at how fast you will get straight again.
This is a great trick in combination with Speedbreaker. With the
correct timing, there is no corner you cannot take at any speed.
Hint: Nitrous boosting:
It is critical when you get past Blacklist Member #6
to use your nitrous wisely and strategically. Instead of just
holding Nitrous in desperation to get ahead, press and
release it when the tachometer is about to shift to the next gear.
Upon the next gear shift, continue pressing Nitrous until
the next upcoming gear shift. This is the way precious milliseconds
Hint: Longer lasting nitrous:
When you are racing and want to use boost or nitrous,
press it as fast as you can to have more or have it last longer.
The Timebreaker can be used to improve handling at
difficult turns. It can also be used to blast cars from a roadblock.
The Timebreaker adds mass to the vehicle, thus blasting cop cars
easier. Hit cop cars like this, and if you are lucky you can send
them spinning in the air; often hitting the level boundary in
Hint: Pursuit Breakers:
If you are driving toward a Pursuit Breaker and there
is a spike strip immediately after it, do not hit the Pursuit
Breaker. During the intermission sequence, the CPU will take control
of your car and will drive through the spike strip, ending the
Hint: Sharp turns:
When there is a sharp turn coming up, use your Speed
Breaker when you are a little farther away from the turn. Turn
your wheel to the direction that you are turning, then turn your
wheel to the opposite side. Try to use Speed Breaker only half
of while you are taking the turn. If you use it for the entire
turn, you will likely turn around. Once you have turned, quickly
use nitrous. If done correctly, you will turn three times faster
than the CPU cars.
Use the following trick easy corner turns. When you get to a corner
turn, press B and turn hard. When you are facing the desired
direction, press Nitro. You will still be going the same
speed as before the turn.
Hint: Easy money:
If you are low on cash, just defeat one of the opponents
on the black-list. You will get two marks to use on several different
things. Do not use them on the Uniques early in the game. Instead,
use them on the middle or the left "Random" choices.
They should always come out to either be a big cash bonus or the
opponent's pink slip.
Because you can repeat Blacklist races you have completed and
still earn money for it, do any of Kaze's tollbooth races. You
will get $10,000 for winning. By this point in the game you should
have hopefully obtained the Porsche Cayenne from Baron. If not,
your fastest car should do fine.
Press Down to access the Blacklist viewer. Then, select
a race where you can win a lot of money (about $8,000 should be
enough). After the race is over, press Down again and select
the same race. Note: Tollbooth races are the best choice to win
When you get to about the tenth Blacklist racer, go to your Blacklist
screen. You can move to racers you have already defeated. You
can now race any event you have not raced yet or race the ones
you have defeated again.
Race the same easy race repeatedly. For example, if you are on
Ming or past Ming, go back to him and race the first sprint on
the race list repeatedly. It is worth $12,000 each time you win
it, and is very easy if your car is fast.
If you have defeated Razor or are trying to defeat him, just chose
the Speed Trap race that is 4.8 miles long. You can do it as much
as desired and can get $25,000 in one race.
Hint: Getting the most money from selling
When in your safe house and you sell a car, you will
only get half of its list value. However, there is a loophole
that works well for pink slips that you have won and no longer
want. Take your car to the shop. Go to the parts area. Go into
the body kit, spoiler, hood, rims, and roof air areas and set
everything to stock. When you check out, you will see anywhere
from $1,000 to $18,000, depending on what pink slip car you are
stripping. Do not try this with performance parts. The shop charges
you money for downgrading. Once you have stripped your car of
all accessories, leave. Press Start, then go to your safe
house. Sell the car, and you will have made a lot of money on
the side. Do this every time you intend to sell any car.
Hint: Taking one car through the game:
It is possible to take one car through the entire game.
Start your career and buy a car. If possible, use the extra money
you get from having "Underground" saved to buy the VW
Golf. Save the game before you race the first Boss. When you defeat
him, try for the pink slip marker first. If you do not get it
on the first try, reset and race again. When you pick the pink
slip marker first, the next choice should be the Unique Performance
Upgrade. Keep doing this for all Bosses, and put the upgrades
on your car until have them all. Do not forget all of the normal
Boss upgrades. This will enable you to take all fifteen cars with
the first car you buy.
Hint: Free maxed out car in career mode:
Enable the "Burger King challenge" and "One
Stop Shop marker" codes. Win the Burger King challenge. Buy
the Fiat as your first car. Defeat the Bosses and win their cars.
Each time, sell their car to make a large amount of money. When
you get the Lamborghini Gallardo, go to the One Stop parts shop.
You should have a lot of Junkman Markers and a few Boss Markers
(optional) by now. Put the Junkman parts on the Lamborghini. IT
should have almost maxed out acceleration and top speed with over
Hint: Instant pursuits in career mode:
Whenever you crash through a police station and take
out the antenna, circle the block the police station lies on and
run through the station property again. Note: This is only effective
when crashing through the Ocean Hills substation and Rockport
Police Headquarters in Downtown Rockport. If you are successful,
there will be a cop waiting for you. Whenever you crash through
the Rosewood substation and take out the antenna, go to the nearest
intersection, do a U-turn and proceed back towards the station.
If you done correctly, you will be pursued by the Rockport Police
Department. If your car is condition 4 or higher (helicopter,
spike strips, etc.), crashing through the police station and knocking
down the antenna will automatically alert the police, and you
will be in pursuit mode.
Hint: Easy wins:
Pay attention to the destructible objects such as the
donut stands, movie screens, or anything else that you can use
to distract or total a cop. During a race, you can hit those objects
and they will they fall and scatter all over the ground. This
causes all the other racers behind you to crash or slow down,
giving you more breathing room and make it easier to win the race.
It works better if they are not on your rear end.
Use a car that is low powered, such as a Cobalt or Golf, and only
use nitrous power-ups. Do the races as they come. You will see
that the CPU cars are only as tuned as your car, making it easier
When on a race and are desperate to be first, use Speedbreaker
until the meter goes halfway. Nothing may happen at first, but
you will learn that Speedbreaker makes the CPU cars go slower,
thus making you advance.
Hint: Easy bounty:
When you get to third place on the Blacklist, more
Bounty is required before you challenge the next racer. The best
strategy is to go to number 11 on the Bounty selection screen.
Build up your Bounty by knocking into the side of police cars.
Do not go too fast and keep "lightly" hitting into the
sides of the cops until you reach level 3 or level 4 heat. Notice
how quickly your bounty points mount up and milestones should
be unlocked faster by taking your time. If roadblocks appear,
use your nitrous and blast through the cops. Afterward, slow down
and keep "lightly" hitting into the sides of the cop
cars. Accumulating bounty points becomes easier using this method.
When you have a bounty of four or five heat, use the following
trick to get lots of bounty and/or some milestones (like the time
bounty). First. select "Blacklist" then "Bounty"
and choose the first bounty location. Quickly bust out of the
police station and take a right, making sure that the police that
started the pursuit are still behind you. Keep going straight
past the gas station until you reach the bus station. Enter the
bus station and do a 180 up the right ramp. Drive with a little
speed and jump on top of the buses. Make sure you do not fall
off the buses and try to go to the front-most bus as much forward
as possible. The police will go crazy, smashing into the buses
and each other. This is an excellent way to rack up bounty and
some milestones. Occasionally some cops will get smart and be
able to get up the ramp to the buses. When this happens you can
do one of two things. The first is to go in reverse and smash
the cop off the buses. The second, and easier option, is to wait
until the cop gets a little close to you and jump of the bus.
As soon as you hit the ground, press Back to respawn on
top of the buses and the cop will have fallen off. When you want
to escape, try hiding in the middle of the buses. You can then
reach cooldown and remain stay hiding in the middle until it is
Get into a chase with the police and drive towards the bus station.
Instead of sitting on top of the buses, go straight up the ramp
on the right and drive towards the end. The police will not be
able to reach you there and you will begin to rack up a large
bounty. When you need to lose them, go backwards and forwards
a few times. They will slowly begin to leave. Once there are only
one or two police cars remaining, reverse into the station just
out of sight and wait for evasion bar to reach the maximum. Then,
drive away with as much bounty as desired. Also, do not worry
about looking behind you, as the police will not go up there if
you are at the very end.
In any car in free roam mode, you will notice a lot of huge eighteen
wheelers about. These are a great opportunity to earn lots of
bounty points. When you speed under these correctly in a chase,
they will stop. Any cops chasing you will smash into them and
explode. This is a great method, but requires a lot of practice.
During a pursuit, access the map. Close to the middle of the map
(if you have all the regions unlocked), there is a space that
is very big with A Pursuit Breaker above it. This is the bus station.
Set your GPS for that Pursuit Breaker. When entering the station,
if you are facing the ramps, take the one on the right and go
all the way down. The cops will not come up the ramp with you.
When your bounty reaches the desired amount, back up, but do not
fall off. Use your nitrous and drive towards the gas station on
your right. From there, turn right and hit the doughnut shop,
and later the water tower. There is a very small chance all the
cops will survive all three Pursuit Breakers.
Go to the bus station. Go through the glass, and driv eup to the
ramp to the left or the right. When you go up the ramp on the
left, there will be buses lined up. Stay as close as you can to
the end of the buses. You can do this on both sides. If you are
notified that you have evaded the police, off the buses then go
back on them. They will not go on the buses.
To gain bounty without getting heat, get into as many pursuits
as possible before defeating Blacklist Rival #13. Your heat level
will not go above heat level 2.
Use the following trick to get an easy $100,000 bounty. Activate
the Blacklist menu. Then, go to the bounty challenges. The first
one should be at the police station. When you start it, there
should a squad car directly in front of you. Hit it head on then
hit the radio tower after the car. You will then be on the main
road. Go to the safe house that is down the street. You will get
$10,000 bounty. Do this ten times. Note: You need condition 4
to do this. Do not be surprised if you cannot get in the safe
Use the following trick for easy bounty and milestones. First,
go to the "Bounty" icon, then go to the police station.
From there, go straight then turn right. Keep going straight until
you pass the gas station, then turn right into the bus station.
Swerve to the left until you are in line with the ramp behind
you. Start backing up using your rearview mirror as a guide. You
will smash through the glass and continue to drive backwards along
a cemented rooftop. Back up all the way to the end and just wait
it out. The cops will smash their cars to bits and even become
disabled, which will add to you property damage. The more you
wait, the more cop cars will get smashed, and the more time you
spend up there, the more your bounty will go up. This will also
increase your milestones.
Take one car from your garage that you are not using. Heat it
to at least to the level 3. Go the bus station. Make sure to have
one police car in front of you, because they will stop and block
you to the corner. Also try to avoid big cruiser cars like jeeps.
Although they do give you a lot of bounty, if you lose control
of your car you will get busted. When you get to the bus station
get on top of the buses. Go to the corner and turn around facing
the windows. You can stay there as long as desired, but watch
out for the cops to get on the top of the buses. If that happens,
push them off by using your nitrous. If you stay there until level
4 or 5, be very careful. The cops will try to push you off. Also
watch out for two cop car on the top of the buses. Simply hit
reverse and jump off the buses then quickly go around on the top.
After awhile you will get over 500,000 bounty. You can do that
as many times as desired.
To get good bounty get your car's heat to level 3 or higher. Stay
close to the Pursuit Breakers to lose the cops faster. Get your
bounty to around $200,000 and lose the cops as quickly as possible.
Do not go to the bus station.
Go to the board walk. At one end is a water tower. When the chopper
is over you, hit the water tower. The chopper will crash and you
will receive 40,000 in bounty.
Get to a five heat wanted level, then go onto the Rockport Freeway
with the police in pursuit. Keep going around in a circuit on
the freeway until you have completed all your milestones and have
the desired amount of bounty. Then try to get all the police off
you by hitting as many Pursuit Breakers as possible. Once that
is done, go to a hiding place. If done correctly you can earn
a large amount of bounty.
When you first start the game (after the introduction where you
lose the car), it is impossible to get over two levels of heat.
You can use this to your advantage, because you can go on the
buses and there will not be any helicopters or SUVs. Also, the
cars are dumber and almost never come up on the top where you
are. To complete the game easily keep doing this until you have
over 10 million bounty (the requirement amount to challenge Razor).
Note: Do this as soon as possible, because after you defeat a
certain number of Blacklist members you can get the maximum heat
and this trick will no longer work.
Use the following trick to get bounty without the risk of being
busted. If you have police after you and cannot get away from
them, drive to the bus station. Drive up the ramp and on top of
the buses. If they were far enough away from you when you reached
the buses they will not come after you. You can sit on top of
the buses for as long as desired and still get bounty for the
pursuit duration. Note: Sometimes the police will drive on the
buses; in that case be ready to drive off the buses and away to
In the later levels, you may find it harder to evade the police
using the second story of the bus station. Under level 3 and 4
Heat, the police can and will chase you to the second floor making
evading a bit harder. The easiest way to avoid capture by the
police under these Heat levels is to lead the pack to the amphitheater.
On your map, it will be a small circular opening among the roads.
Drive in a circle around the covered stage until the cops are
a bit behind you. Then, make your way to the stage via one of
the convenient ramps on either side. The police will not follow
you and will eventually retreat. The helicopter will hover above
for the duration of the pursuit and will eventually give up. If
you need more bounty after the police have left, go round up some
others and repeat the tactic.
Hint: Easy upgrades:
Before you can do anything, you must win the Burger
King Challenge. When you win it, you will unlock all unique parts
(also called Junkman parts). Get any car and put all the parts
except performance. Once you have your car the way you desire,
go to the performance shop. Max out your car by pressing X.
Then, put the Junkman parts on. Max out your car again. Then put
on the Junkman parts again. Your car should be fully upgraded.
Hint: Junkman parts:
If you try to put Junkman parts on you car in career
mode, it will not work. You can only do this at the main menu.
When you can race Taz, try him. Lose or win, you probably will
get the Junkman engine upgrade in performance.
Hint: Avoid police:
When completing a race, if the police radio in your
car you are driving and you do not want to run from them, press
Down and choose another race. Alternately, you may also
jump to your safe house (must be done before you are seen or pursuit
begins). If not, you must drive to it yourself in cool down mode.
To jump to the safe house press Start and press Right
Upon reaching level 4 (Most Wanted) there will be an overwhelming
amount of police officers coming after you. At this level, cops
are excellent at boxing you in. If you cannot move forward, use
reverse for two seconds to get away from the block. Spin your
car around and get out of there.
The best way to escape the cops is to evade long enough to get
into cool down mode, than find a hiding spot. By sticking to the
cities you will find lots of cool down spots to sit and hide your
car until the heat is off. This is also a good way to avoid helicopters
which appear if your reach level 4 on your map. Another good method
is to run into the triangles on your map, which mark places where
you can ram into shops and other roadside items to disable the
cops. Highways are good places to get blockades and strike strips
which are challenges for milestones.
For an easy way to get away from cops at high wanted levels, find
the baseball field. Look on the map for a small triangle towards
the top left. Use highways in a circle around the field to achieve
your missions. Once you have gained enough bounty, city damage,
roadblocks, etc., drive through an entrance to the baseball field,
hitting the pursuit breaker on the way in. Make sure that you
slow down some before hitting the breaker so that it does not
send you through the other side of the field. Once you make it
in the field, stay there and wait out the cool down period. The
cops should be off of you, and cannot find you. This works almost
all the time to get rid of the cops. Just driving through random
blockers rarely works when you are at wanted levels 4 and 5.
Never respawn your car in a pursuit, as the police will always
Once you complete Razor's (Blacklist #1) five challenge races,
an intermission sequence featuring you, Mia, Razor, and the other
Blacklist members will start. Once you get your car back (BMW
M3 GTR), you will go to a heat level 6. Every cop in all cities
will try to bust you. You must evade them for five minutes, then
you will get a call for Mia. Try getting to the golf course. There
is a little building that you can crash into to get rid of the
cops. Then, try to wait it out until you get Mia's call. An icon
will then appear on your map. Quickly get there as soon as possible.
Get to the spot, jump the bridge, and you will be home free.
When heading for a roadblock, make sure to hit the trunk of a
car instead of when the engine is located.
When at level 6, cops and feds are everywhere. There is a blind
spot where the cops cannot get you at the bus terminal. Normally
you would go left or right to take the jump or drive up the middle
to take the shortcut. Instead of using the ramps to jump, stop
at the apex of the ramp, then turn and drive in the middle of
the walkway. Stop there and wait. The cops will not come up the
ramp after you if you are in the middle of the walkway. No matter
what the heat level, the cops will not get you and they will eventually
Use the following trick to evade all the police, even at level
5. In the first part of the world where you start out, just around
main street is the bus station. Notice in cruise mode that there
is a second floor part of it, near the edge. In any chase, just
drive to that and go on the second floor. Drive back and forth
until you get the green evading bar to start to get to the cool
down bar. This does take slightly longer to cool down, but it
is definitely easier that driving all over trying to find a place.
This is especially useful in Challenge 40 with the Mclaren, where
you have to evade for at least ten minutes.
When the police try to box you in after you hit something, turn
90 degrees away from them. Then, use your nitrous to turn the
other 90 degrees, otherwise you might spin out. By doing this,
you will get a head start and will not get busted.
The easiest way to shake off the police is to exact a PIT maneuver
on them. With a lot of speed, aim for the police car's back left
or back right area, near the rear right wheel or the rear left
wheel. Sometimes on Heat levels 1 and 2, this maneuver (when over
120 mph) will disable their pursuit car immediately. Spinning
the level 5 police cars out of control is a good way to evade
them. As for the "Rhinos", getting to a high speed (over
150 mph), and drive head on at the Rhino. Swerve out of the way
at the last moment. If the helicopter tries to push you over,
just keep swerving and crossing lanes quickly. This should prevent
it from knocking you over.
When approaching a roadblock which you cannot escape, press Speedbraker
and ram into the lightest of the vehicles. When the Speedbraker
is activated, your car does not jump as high and has more maneuverability.
If you do not have your Speedbraker enabled when ramming into
police vehicles, you will sometimes jump on top of the police
car and get busted. If you have it on, it prevents your car from
jumping and allows an easy getaway.
When trying to evade the cops, go to the bus station in Rosewood.
Go up the ramp and make sure none of the cops follow you up. Go
to the very end of the buses and watch your bounty go up as the
cops destroy themselves. Watch behind you for any cop smart enough
to find their way up. For a better way to do this and avoid getting
busted, put the front end of the car facing the ramp at the end
of the buses. This trick is useful for making milestone for time
and is also good for racking up bounty. To get through the cooldown
and more fun, go to the walkway beside the ramp and sit there.
Watch the cops as they fly off the ramps and go crazy running
into the wall and destroying each other till the cooldown is over.
Draw the cops to the surrounding highways of Rosewood (the town
you start at) and keep circling the highways until you have completed
your milestones or wish to end the pursuit. When you pass the
baseball stadium, which on the map has two Pursuit Breakers on
it, drive through the first Pursuit Breaker so that you are in
the stadium and the cops have stopped on the other side of the
rubble. You can then drive past the Pursuit Breaker on the other
side (making sure you do not hit it). Make a U-turn and drive
straight through the Pursuit Breaker and cops will not find you.
Note: This only works if you are under a level 4 heat; otherwise
the helicopter can see you.
Use the following trick when you are in a race and become involved
in a police pursuit, but do not want to be after the race. At
the end of the race, restart it, then quit to free roam mode,
The cops will not be looking for you, and you will still get everything
you did for the win (bounty, money, and credit).
When you are in a police chase and they start putting roadblocks
down, you can get through them easier by ramming the police cars
near the rear section of the car. The back is lighter and this
will make the car fly easier out of your way.
To hide from cops, and still get bounty and heat, go to the bus
depot and drive up the ramp. Go to the side where the buses are
not found. Go all the way to the end. You should be facing a gas
station. Stay up there, but pay attention to your evade-busted
meter, as you can accidentally evade the pursuit. If the cool-down
meter appears, drive off and look for cops. After you find them,
drive back up there. It is important that you drive all the way
to the end or else the cops will hit you. The cops normally drive
off of the side of the elevated platform.
When in a pursuit, use the Pursuit Breaker at the gas station.
After you have immobilized all the policemen around you, make
a U-turn with the Speed Breaker and go behind the gas station
where the hiding spot is located.
Sit on the very edge of the hospital or jail and let the cops
drive past you. Your heat will go up, but they cannot catch you.
Also, if you want to lose the cops, just fall off and let your
car reset (do not reset it yourself). You will lose them instantly.
Find a circle or a small square made up of roads. Keep going around
it for about five laps. You can do it more and make sure the cops
see you once in awhile to get a huge time bounty (over half an
hour long). You will never be stopped by a roadblock or a spike
strip, because they will place them on the outside roads, and
not in the circle. To get away, wait until the cops say "We've
lost em", then turn out of the circle and drive away. Make
sure the cops do not see you trying to get away or it will not
work and you will have to return to the circle and repeat the
When you are cruising and hear the cops on the radio, drive at
least to the speed limit. If you see the cop, pretend to be a
normal driver and do not break the law or he will chase you.
When entering a milestone, use the map and go to the stadium in
the far left corner of the map. Go through the right side entrance
and knock down the sign for the stadium. The cops cannot follow
you because it blocks almost the entire entrance. Exit out the
other side and go under the small parking garage. As soon as cool
down mode, starts there is a hiding location nearby.
When the police are chasing you, go in to the bus station. Get
on top of the buses and turn your car 180 degrees so that you
are facing the terminal. When the police chase after you, hit
reverse and fall off the buses. Choose to respawn. You should
now be back on top of the buses with no police. When doing this,
watch the bar at the bottom of the screen. If you respawn while
near busted, you will get busted.
If you are in a pursuit and cannot shake the police, go to a gas
station and hide behind it. This works most of the time if done
When you finish a race with a maximum chance of getting caught
by the police and they radio in a report, immediately choose "Jump
To Safe House" and you will not get caught.
Go to the heart of Rosewood. There will be three Pursuit Breakers
near each other. Hit all three and you will lose the police. Note:
One is a doughnut shop, another is a gas station, and the last
one is a tire store.
An easy way to destroy police cars or dodge roadblocks is to press
Time Stop before you hit them. A better way to do this
is with a maxed out Mustang because most of the time it will even
smash heavy SUVs.
If the police are after you, go to the baseball field. There is
a side that has something sticking out of the ground by the highway
that is elevated. Go up to the object and press Nitro.
If you land it correctly you will be on the elevated highway driving
away and leaving the cops wondering where you went. Note: This
may not always work.
If your car has high heat level with the police, bring it to a
One Stop Shop. Change your car's paint color until you have your
desired rating. Then, change the color back to its original version
and get out of the shop. The police will not recognize your car
and you will have a low heat rating.
When driving to a car lot, shop, race, or safe house, it is difficult
to get through town without getting caught by the police. If you
drive through traffic without crashing or speeding, you will not
Hint: Levels of police action:
The various levels of police action are as follows.
Level 1: Marked patrol cars and cruisers. They mostly chase and
try to run you off the road. If you have a quick car you will
get away from these easily.
Level 2: Unmarked patrol cars and cruisers, roadblocks. They mainly
try to ram you off the road and setup roadblocks. Avoid roadblocks
by doing an emergency brake lock U-turn or go through them. You
can get through by ramming the cars on either end of the roadblock
or by going through a weak point like the sawhorse or a gap between
the cars. Use Speedbreaker to see the weak point in the roadblocks
and use nitrous to ram straight through. Some road blocks will
not extend all the way across the road -- you can go through where
they haven not placed a car.
Level 3: Marked GTO (Monaro) police cars, marked 4WDs (Rhinos),
rolling road blocks, roadblocks. These are quicker and you need
to use objects to knock down in front of them to disable them.
Lead the chase with these vehicles through the cities to use knock
down points (for example, the giant donut sign, etc.) to disable
the vehicles and end the chase. Then, find somewhere to hide when
you hit cool down mode. "Rhinos" will ram you from the
front. Listen for the call over the police radio. You can usually
see these coming on your map or on the road ahead. Depending on
which car you have, you can get away with ramming them head on.
Otherwise, just use Speedbreaker again to change lanes before
they ram you.
Level 4: Unmarked GTO (Monaro) police cars, helicopters, spike
strips. The unmarked GTOs (Monaros) usually chase in packs and
are very difficult to avoid. They will try to box you in by surrounding
the car from the front and back and slamming the brakes to not
give you any room to escape. Avoid this by staying ahead and using
the same tactics used in level 3. For the helicopters, use tunnels
and underground parking lots to escape from-them. Once they spot
you, they can radio the police to your location. Spike strips
are set up usually on main roads and highways. You can see them
on the map, when you see only one vehicle over to left of the
road not driving (i.e., pulled over). Aim for the police car and
use nitrous to ram it and get away. If you hit the spike strip
you will get caught.
Level 5: You will not have to worry about this until you are at
Blacklist #3. By then if you are still running and the level reaches
5, all the best and toughest police come out. The helicopters
get more aggressive, there are more spikes, and more belts are
called in on you. You must also deal with "cross" cop
Corvettes. Cross and his team will apprehend you at all cost.
Like in level 4. the unmarked GTO cars will surround and box you
in and hit the brakes. Corvettes will also try to use rolling
road blocks. If you run into the level 5, make sure you are in
your fastest vehicle. You will need the nitrous.
Level 6: You will only reach this level of police in the last
race of the game when you already have retrieved the BMW M3 GTR
that you have lost to Razor in the beginning of the game. In the
last race, you will be up against a type of Corvette police car
that has more power than the normal Corvette police cars. For
the ultimate challenge they will make spike strips, road blocks,
a more aggressive police chopper and more powerful SUVs. You cannot
run away from then and the only choice is to go to the road that
finishes the game when Mia will calls to you and indicates the
place on the map.
Joao Artur Amaral Guarienti.
Level 7: This level can only be reached in Need For Speed Most
Wanted: Black Edition. In the Black Edition Pursuit challenge
you will face heavy SUVs that have an incredible power. It is
very easy to be busted by them. You will use a Camaro SS. That
will be the most difficult challenge in the entire game. To complete
it you must get 500,000 bounty. They will always use roadblocks
and spike strips.
Hint: Police radio codes:
These codes are commonly used by the police. You should
be aware of them of their meaning to know what to expect.
and Jeremy I.
10-4: Message received and understood.
10-6: Responding from a distance
10-7: Detailed, out of service
10-8: In Service
10-10: Negative, Standing by
10-20: My location is
10-23: On Scene
10-25: Out of Service
10-29: Run for wants and Warrents
10-32: Wanted Suspect
10-33: Emergency, officer needs assistance
10-34: Request Zulu unit
10-36: Police Unit traffic Collision
10-37: Request Wrecker
10-38: Request Ambulance
10-39: PIT Maneuver
10-41: Self PIT
10-42: Traffic Accident
10-43: Traffic Tie Up
10-44: Request Rhino
10-45: Ram Suspect
10-50: Hit and run
10-65: Vehicle box
10-67: Spike Strip
10-70: Notify city engineering
10-71: Request Air Support
10-75: Rolling Roadblock
10-83: Set up quadrent
10-85: Need additional unit
10-87: Vehicle pursuit
10-96: Traffic Stop
Code 1: Situation under control
Code 2: ASAP no lights or siren/ASAP lights, no siren
Code 3: Lights and siren
Unit request handles:
Fast Air: Eagle 1 helicopter
Rhino: SUV units
Zulu: Sport pursuit Cruiser
SRU: Street racing unit
Hint: Achieving higher Heat levels:
You will start campaign mode only being able to only
achieve Heat levels 1 and 2 (City Police). By defeating certain
Blacklist Rivals, you can then achieve the higher Heat Levels.
Heat level 3 (State Police): Defeat the Blacklist #13 rival.
Heat level 4 (Undercover State Troopers): Defeat the Blacklist
Heat level 5 (Federal Authorities): Defeat the Blacklist #5 rival.
After you beat the Rockport's Most Wanted level, Heat level 5
will then consist of both the Federal Authorities and Cross' Street
Heat level 6 (Undercover Federal Authorities): On the final challenge
(Challenge Series mode) and on the final level of Campaign Mode.
Sgt. Cross joins in the pursuit in the final level.
Heat Level 7 (Federal Authorities-Supercharged Heavy SUV's): Pursuit
Challenge (Challenge Series mode). Note: This is exclusive to
the Black Edition version of the game.
Use the following trick to get to Heat level 5. Race all the Blacklist
racers and complete Career mode. Complete the final pursuit by
clearing the gorge. Then, use the BMW MR GTR in all your pursuits.
The heat on the BMW will never go under level 5.
Hint: Lowering Heal levels:
To lower the Heat from your car, go to a Stop Shop
and go in. Then, change the color of your car. Leave and do not
move. Press Up to go back in and change the car back to
its original color. Your Heat will be lower by 1. Do this multiple
times to reach condition 1 again.
Hint: Avoid and remove strikes:
After getting busted and taking a strike, turn off
the system the next time you get pulled over. Resume the game
and you will have no strikes again.
Hint: Get strikes off your car:
If you get busted in a pursuit, turn off the game before
saving it. When the game is played again the strike will be gone.
Note: This will not work if you can only get one more strike.
Hint: Cars that you drive in the series:
01. VW Golf GTI
02. VW Golf GTI
03. Mazda RX-8
04. Mazda RX-8
05. Pontiac GTO
06. Pontiac GTO
07. Porsche Cayman S
08. Porsche Cayman S
09. Chevrolet Corvette C6
10. Chevrolet Corvette C6
11. Mitsubishi Eclipse
12. Mitsubishi Eclipse
13. Toyota Supra
14. Toyota Supra
15. Subaru Impreza WRX STI
16. Subaru Impreza WRX STI
17. Cadillac CTS
18. Cadillac CTS
19. Lamborghini Gallardo
20. Lamborghini Gallardo
21. Dodge Viper SRT10
22. Dodge Viper SRT10
23. Lexus IS 300
24. Lexus IS 300
25. Renault Clio V6
26. Renault Clio V6
27. Chevrolet Cobalt SS
28. Chevrolet Cobalt SS
29. Porsche Turbo 911 S
30. Porsche Turbo 911 S
31. Aston Martin DB9
32. Aston Martin DB9
33. Mazda RX-7
34. Mazda RX-7
35. Lamborghini Diablo
36. Lamborghini Diablo
37. Porsche Carrera GT
38. Porsche Carrera GT
39. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
40. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
41. Yellow Pizza Delivery Car
42. Pick-Up Truck
44. Police Cruiser
45. Vauxhall Monaro VXR
46. Garbage Truck
48. Police SUV
49. Chevrolet Corvette C6 Police Car
50. Cement Truck
51. Lotus Elise
52. Lotus Elise
53. Mercedes-Benz SL 500
54. Mercedes-Benz SL 500
55. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
56. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
57. Chevrolet Corvette C6
58. Chevrolet Corvette C6
59. Porsche Cayman S
60. Porsche Cayman S
61. Vauxhall Monaro VXR
62. Vauxhall Monaro VXR
63. Mercedes-Benz CLK 500
64. Mercedes-Benz CLK 500
65. Renault Clio V6
66. Renault Clio V6
67. Lamborghini Gallardo
68. Lamborghini Gallardo
69. BMW GTR (Race Version)
Hint: Recommended car:
The best start car is the Cobalt SS. Use that car until
you get the Eclipse. When you win Blacklist races, try for the
three "?" markers. You can get cash or the pink slip
car. If you get their car, go to the safe house and sell it. You
can get good money by doing this, and get unique upgrades after
you start getting into the visuals (after you switch from the
After you defeat Ming, if you get his Lamborghini it should make
progressing further in the game easier. When you get his Lamborghini,
go to the tuner shop and add in any upgrades needed for performance.
After beating Blacklist #8, you will have a choice to buy the
Lotus Elise, You should by now have enough money to buy it. If
not, you may want sell it to make enough. Once you have the money,
buy that car. It is great at road handling, and is very fast.
This is after you have maxed out its performance to the best it
will let you. Note: The stock top speed and the handling do not
look high at first.
Take the Volkswagen Golf from Sonny and keep getting unique performance
parts. Put them on that car to max it out before Blacklist #3
or #4. Note: You will still have to buy ultimate upgrades from
the performance shop.
In career mode, the best car to have is the Clio Sport. If you
get this car early enough you should be able to max it out. If
you put a few unique performance parts in there, it will be the
best car to have. Also, if you just go to "My Cars"
and max the Clio, you will be able to compare it to other cars.
Start out with a Lexus and as time goes on, use the Supra. Drive
the Supra winning the Aston Martin DB9. You should get as much
bounty as possible in the beginning. You need 10 million to go
After defeating Izzy, get her Mazda RX-8 and tune it out further,
as much as possible. And after awhile you can make it as fast
as it can go. Note: Use Junkman parts -- they work great.
The fastest car is Ming's Gallado. It is already tuned all the
When you start new career, buy the Lexus. By doing this you do
not have to upgrade your car to win every race if you do not want
to spend your money. When you compete against Issy on the Blacklist
use the car that you won from Taz. If you sold it, you can still
win the race by trying it several times. When you race, try to
slow down as much as possible on the corners. If you did not upgrade
your car you will lose control. You can still catch up to the
other racers on the quick turns or highways.
Hint: Recommended car tuning:
If you are performance tuning your car, try to raise
"Top Speed", "Acceleration", and "Handling"
at the same time, and keep them even as much as possible.
Try these settings for high speed tracks: Steering +2, Handling
+2, Brakes +3, Aerodynamics 0 (middle), Ride Height -3, Turbo
+3. Try setting Aerodynamics to -3 for even more speed but less
control. For tighter tracks, set Aerodynamics to +3 and Turbo
to -3. For even better results during a race, pause game play
switch between high speed and tighter track settings on the tuning
screen to maximize performance.
Use the following trick when trying to defeata Blacklist member
past #5. All you need is a fully modified Corvette (Webster's
will do). Go to the tuning section at the start menu and set the
following options: Steering -2, Handling middle, Brakes +3, Ride
Height -3, Aerodynamics +2, Nitrous -1, and Supercharger +2 or
3. After you have completed this, take it to the highway and test
it out. It is possible to reach 365 km/h. Note: You can change
the steering, brakes, and handling to suit your driving style.
Hint: Blacklist cars:
If you win the pinkslips to a Blacklist car, you may
want to use the Blacklist car as your own and make the necessary
upgrades to performance, as most of the upgrades will have been
already made by the Blacklist owner. You do not need to spend
too much money to increase the performance, handling, etc. Sometimes
these cars will have upgrades that have not been unlocked yet,
but most of these are usually visual. Only do this if the vehicle
you have won has better attributes than the one you are currently
driving in its standard mode. You can check this out in the car
shop. Keep about three to five good quick cars in your safehouse.
In order to get all the Blacklist member's cars, you must turn
autosave off. Start a new career or continue your current one.
After the prologue, buy the Cobalt SS. Get the races, milestones
and bounty you need to race Sonny. However, do not race him yet.
Instead, save the game. Race him. After you defeat him you should
be able to pick two markers. Pick only random markers. If you
do not get the pink slip, you will be able to continue. Restart
the game. Because you saved it before you raced him, you be able
to go ahead and challenge him. Once you defeat him again, pick
the random marker that you did not choose last time. It should
be the pink slip. Pick one more, continue, and save the game so
that you can keep it. Continue doing this throughout the entire
game and you will end up with all of the Blacklist member's cars.
If you want the Blacklist racers car on the marker, double click
one marker. If you do not get the car turn off the Xbox. Note:
Save the game before racing.
Hint: Accelerate faster:
Press A + Right Analog-stick Forward
to accelerate even faster than normal.
Hint: Big air:
Go to Riverside Stadium. Drive through the football
field. Go to the pile of dirt. Turn around and drive as fast as
you can back the same way you came. Hit the jump that is suspended
by chains. You should fly over a highway and land on the higher
Hint: Car test:
If you are unsure which car is the best to use when
upgraded, you can upgrade all the cars that are unlocked for free
in the main menu.-Go to "My Cars", choose a car that
is available, and upgrade it with the parts that are available.
By doing this, you will not waste all your money in career mode.
Hint: Better car performance:
After getting your car upgraded with engines, suspension,
brakes, etc., press Start and go to "Performance Tuning".
For better handling for the Lamborghini, Porsche, Corvette, and
Viper, set the "Height" of you car to "-1".
If you need more gripping power either take the "Height"
to "-2" or set the "Aerodynamics" to "+1".
If you go overboard with the performance tuning options (anything
past "+3" or "-3"), the car will actually
Go to "My Cars". Choose one of your cars and go to "Performance".
Set "Ultimate Parts" on. If you won the Extra Race,
put in Junkman Parts.
Hint: Regaining control:
When approaching a corner at top speed, quickly assess
whether or not you can get through it cleanly as fast as possible
and without touching the inside or outside barriers. If you find
yourself drifting (or worse, careening out of control) toward
a barrier, turn on your Speedbreaker in order to regain control
via increased handling and traction. During this period of slowed
time, straighten out your car and put it back into an ideal racing
line. Once you are straight and driving in the correct direction,
quickly turn off Speedbreaker and hit the Nitrous hard to rip
out of the remainder of the corner.
If you crash your car do not force it to respawn. Instead,
let the game reset your car. You will then be invulnerable and
able to get away from the cops if you are in a very tight spot.
Hint: Avoiding SUVs:
Have a good car and a good Nitro booster. Whenever
you see an SUV coming at you, hit your nitrous and ram him head
on. He should fly backward and explode, giving you $10,000.
Hint: Barrel roll:
When you go into Rockport City, go on the dock where
the Ferris wheel is located. If you have the Porsche Cayman S,
use it. Try to reach full speed. When you get to the end of the
dock use Speed Breaker and take the sharp left turn. When you
are parallel with the wall, get out of Speed Breaker and press
the nitrous. If done correctly you should do a barrel roll and
land on all four wheels.
Hint: Two player free roam:
On split screen mod eor Xbox Live, select the very
first sprint track, "Seaside & Power Station". Once
in the race simply turn around and you will have the entire map
to drive around on. Note: Do not go back through the yellow markers
or you will be back in the race unless you restart or go to the
end of the race. You will not end the race by going to the finish
-- you will keep driving.
Glitch: Omega: Leave level boundary:
When on Xbox Live, go to the select race type screen
and track choose "Circuit". Then, choose the "Omega"
level (not Omega followed by anything else). At the start line,
reverse and turn around going in the opposite direction. Drive
until you see the parking garage with the gated entry on your
right. Go through it, then through the other parking garage directly
across the street from it which is also gated. When you bust out
of the last gate (four in all) you will be in free world (multi-drivers
allowed). Be careful not to drive on the white tracks located
on your radar or you will get back on the closed course.
Glitch: Missing passenger side window:
Win Ronnie's (Blacklist #3) Aston Martin. This car
does not have a window on the passenger side.
Cheats: Custom cars
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