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Need For Speed Most Wanted PS2 Cheats

Secret-long pursuits

If you have to be in a pursuit for eg. 7 minutes. Head to the bus station and stay on the shelter. Just watch out because after around 12/13 minutes the cops figure it out

One Stop Shop Marker:

Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Up, Down at the title screen. A special marker in the back room of the One Stop Shop will appear for the Junkman Engine.

Burger King challenge:

Press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right at the title screen.

Porsche Cayman:

Press L1, R1, R1, R1, Right, Left, Right, Down at the title screen.

Castrol Ford GT:

Press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right at the title screen.

Perfect Starts:

Watch your Tachometer when you're at the start line. When the needle turns blue, drop the clutch and hold on!

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Nitrous Handling:

So, you're fishtailing and spinning out of those tough, high speed corners? Try hitting your nitrous on the way out of the turn, or anytime you lose control, and watch how fast you straighten out.

Change Career Mode Race Options:

To adjust the difficulty of any Career Mode race, simply go to the Main Menu and select Quick Race. Then, set up a race with your desired options on the same track as the Career mode race you're trying to win. Complete that race, then go back into Career Mode an do the corresponding race. All options (No traffic, No catch-up, Number of laps, etc.) will now apply to the Career race.

Additional cars:

Defeat the indicated Blacklist Boss to win the corresponding car.

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

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.

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.

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 the sky.

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 pursuit.

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 Circle and turn hard. When you are facing the desired direction, press Nitro. You will still be going the same speed as before the turn.

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.

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.

Police radio codes:

These codes are commonly used by the police. You should be aware of them and their meaning so you know what to expect.

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

10-59: Herding

10-63: Offset

10-65: Vehicle box

10-67: Spike Strip

10-70: Notify city engineering

10-71: Request Air Support

10-73: Roadblock

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

Extra Money:

To get a $10,000 extra in career mode have a need for speed underground or underground career game saved on your memory card when you're about to purchase your first car you will have $30,000 in stead of $20,000

To get a high bounty without a challenge:

Once in a pursuit get to at least condition 3 and get the cops to follow you to the bus station in Rosewood, go inside through the glass windows and up the right ramp onto the ledge overlooking the gas station, go near the end of the ledge and the cops will drive around under you and kill themselves resulting in cost to state and high bounty, however there is a 99.9% chance that the cops wont follow you up there! So keep checking behind you.

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