Cheat Codes:
Enter one of the following codes at the starting screen, before hitting the button to go to the main menu to activate the corresponding cheat:

Unlocked cars [NOTE 1] – iammostwanted
Burger King challenge – burgerking
Pontiac GTO [NOTE 1] – givemethegto
Castrol Ford GT – castrol
Toys R Us big wheel bike [NOTE 1] – toysrus

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 have $40,000.

Easy money:
To easily earn money, defeat an opponent on the blacklist and you will receive two marks that can be used 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 come out to either a large 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 money.

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.

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.

Fully upgraded:
To get your call fully upgraded, you must first win the Burger King Challenge(see the “Burger King Challenge” cheat for instructions on how to unlock it) to unlock all Junkman parts. Get any car and put all the parts on it except for performance. Then, go to the performance shop and max out your car again. Then, put the Junkman parts on again. Your car should be fully upgraded now.

Easy bounty:
To easily get bounty, get the police to chase you and go then go to the bus stop. Get on top of the buses and make sure that the front of the car is at the edge of the last bus so the cops can see you. Keep looking behind until the cops get on top of the buses. When they get on top of the buses, hit reverse to push them off. Reapeat as desired. When you want to lose them, just park in the middle of the buses and wait until your CoolDown bar becomes full.

Selling Cars:
When selling a car, you normally only receive half of its value. However, there is a trick that works for Pinkslips that you have won. Take your car into the shop and go to the parts area. Go into the body kit, hood, rims, roof air areas, and spoiler and set everything to stock. When you checkout, you will see anywhere from $1,000 to $18,000 depending on the Pinkslip. After stripping the accessories, go to your safe house and sell the car. You will have made extra money on the side. Note: Do not attempt to set performance parts to stock or else you will be charged for downgrading.

Starting Boost:

To get a starting boost, get a perfect launch on your tachometer when launching from the start line. When the needle turns blue drop the clutch and hold on.

Nitrous Grip:
If the tail of your car is drifting or spinning out, hit your nitrous to straighten out. This works well when used in combination with Speedbreaker.

Nitrous boosting:
Instead of using nitrous randomly throughout a race, press and release it when the tachometer is about to shift to the next gear.

Removing strikes:
To remove a strike after getting busted, turn off the system the next time you get pulled over. Then, resume the game.

Avoiding impound strikes:
To avoid getting an impound strike during the scene when the cops are wrestling you to the ground, disconnect the controller and reconnect it. Then, jump to the safe house.

Cooling down:
When your Heat level is high and you need to Cool Down, go to the bus terminal. Drive up the ramp and stop at the top of it, then turn and drive in the middle of the walkway. Wait there and the cops will eventually drive away.

Another spot to Cool Down at is the baseball field. Look on the map for the small triangle near the top left. Drive through the entrance of the baseball field while hitting pursuit breaker on your way in. Just sit and wait there until you Cool Down.

Higher Heat levels:
Reach the following Heat levels by performing the corresponding tasks:

Heat level 3 (State Police) – Defeat the Blacklist Rival #13.

Heat level 4 (Undercover State Troopers) – Defeat the Blacklist Rival #9.

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 Racin’ Unit.

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 on the final level.

Lowering Heal levels:
To lower your Heat level, enter a Stop Shop and change the color of your car. Leave and then press Up to re-enter the Stop Shop and change the car back to its original color. Your Heat will lower by 1 and this can be repeated.

Taking Corners:
To take a corner at a high speed and you start drifting, use Speedbreaker to regain control. Once you have regained control, turn off Speedbreaker and hit the Nitrous.

Better car performance:
To increase the handling of the Lamborghini, Porsche, Corvette, and Viper, go to “Performance Tuning” and set the “Height” to “-1”. To increase the gripping power, set the “Height” to “-1” or set the “Aerodynamics” to ” 1″.

Blacklist cars:
Unlock the following cars by beating the corresponding Blacklist Rivals:

Aston Martin DB9 – Blacklist Rival #7
Audi A3 3.2 Quattro – Blacklist Rival #15
Audi A4 3.2 FSI Quattro – Blacklist Rival #14
Audi TT 3.2 Quattro – Blacklist Rival #15
BMW GTR (Race version) – Blacklist Rival #1
Cadillac CTS – Blacklist Rival #12
Corvette C6 – Blacklist Rival #5
Corvette C6.R – Complete 100% of the game
Dodge Viper SRT 10 – Blacklist Rival #6
Ford GT – Blacklist Rival #4
Lamborghini Gallardo – Blacklist Rival #6
Lamborghini Murcielago – Blacklist Rival #4
Lotus Elise – Blacklist Rival #8
Mazda RX-7 – Blacklist Rival #9
Mazda RX-8 – Blacklist Rival #12
Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 – Blacklist Rival #8
Mercedes-Benz SL 500 – Blacklist Rival #11
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – Blacklist Rival #3
Mitsubishi Eclipse – Blacklist Rival #14
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII – Blacklist Rival #11
Mustang GT – Blacklist Rival #12
Pontiac GTO – Blacklist Rival #10
Porsche 911 Carrera S – Blacklist Rival #7
Porsche 911 Turbo S – Blacklist Rival #5
Porsche Carrera GT – Blacklist Rival #3
Porsche Cayman S – Blacklist Rival #10
Renault Clio V6 – Blacklist Rival #13
Subaru Impreza WRX STi – Blacklist Rival #9
Toyota Supra – Blacklist Rival #13
Vauxhall Monaro VXR – Blacklist Rival #10

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.

Easy Corvette C6.R:
You must have a 100% completion to unlock the Corvette C6.R. To get it easier, enable the “Castrol Ford GT” code and go to Quickrace immediately. The Corvette C6.R should be unlocked and you can race with it.

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.

Drive through police:
In a pursuit, drive through a Pursuitbreaker and it switch to an intermission sequence. After it ends you should have control over your car. If there are any police cars around you, you can drive through them. If this does not work at first, keep trying.

Avoid getting busted:
If you get busted by the police, press [Windows] then press [Ctrl] [Alt] [Delete] to display the Task Manager window. Select the Need For Speed: Most Wanted option, and select “End Task”. When the game is started again you will still have all your money and nothing has changed.

When you are in a pursuit, go to the bus station. Drive up to the second floor, but do not go onto the buses. Instead, go onto the concrete platform on the other side. When a cop comes on top of the platform behind you, drive off the platform then immediately press [Reset]. You will reappear on top of the platform once again, with no cops on the platform, and you will not be busted.

While in pursuit and you get busted, when asked for the fine give the money to them, even if you do not have any. Then, go to career main menu and click “Load”. Select your alias and click “OK”. You see your money and your car are back. This also lowers the heat. It does not matter if autosave is enabled or not.

Invincible respawning:
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.

All upgrades:
After completing the game, start a new file. Load the new file after the introduction sequence. Save the game. Without shutting down the game, load the file that you won the game with and go into the car selection screen. Select a car as usual, then save the game. Again, without shutting down the game, load the new file. All Performance, Visual and Parts upgrades will be unlocked in that game. All the Blacklist racers in the new file will have the stamp across them that reads “Defeated”. You can still race them and get through the game normally, but you must drive to the Blacklist challenge location to race Sonny, Taz, Vic, etc. You can no longer initiate the blacklist races from the menu.