Burnout 3: Takedown

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Change song

    While playing the game, hold L2 + R2 to advance to the next song.

  • Quick start

    Hold the gas while tapping the brakes to get your tires smoking. When the countdown is between "1" and "Go", release the gas, then press it again.

  • Easy takedown

    As soon as any race begins, immediately get behind the nearest opponent and hold Boost. You will start getting "Tailgating" points and will receive a short boost. Use this boost to quickly slam your opponent. This will result in a takedown about 90% of the time and will immediately fill your entire boost bar.

  • Easy money in Crash mode

    At the main menu, select "Single Event" and choose "Crash Mode". Select "Junction 19", "Tuk Down", and "Muscle Type 1" as your car. Do the quick start at the beginning. Drift and collect either the gold or silver (it is possible to collect both of them). Smash through the boxes avoiding the wall, into the boost and up evenly on the jump, avoiding the heart-breaker to your right. Collect the x2 multiplier and after touch, making sure you try to land evenly without hitting any boxes. Slide into the Crashbreaker, and get to the x4 multiplier past the buses in aftertouch. If you get knocked out of the way by the buses, wait until you stop and press Crashbreaker. Aim in the direction of the x4 multiplier. If you miss, you always have the x2 as a fail safe. It is possible to get $1,500,000 to $1,750,000. Repeat this, and do not select "Retry"; as all the money adds up to the total score.

    Go to the junction titled "On-Rampage". Using the largest car you have will work the best. Getting the quick start at the beginning is not required, but it does help. If possible, grab the silver or bronze pick-ups, then pick up the 4x multiplier and hit the car that is closest to the yellow strip on the road in the oncoming lanes. Use aftertouch to try to stay in the spot that you hit that car. Wait until there are two or three seconds remaining, then use your crashbreaker to explode. Try to take out the gas tankers with the explosion. It is possible to get $1.8 million to $2.5 million.

  • Move after you have stopped in crash mode

    After you have peofrmed your crash, save the Crashbreaker and look around to see if there are items or more cars you can hit. Use the Crashbreaker, and guide yourself with R1 and the D-pad to where ever you want to go. This can move you pretty far, and can get you over trailers and big trucks.

  • Unlocking cars

    Choose your favorite track in world tour mode and race it repeatedly (do not retry). Continue, then repeat. Additionally, find a stage or track in world tour mode that you can get a lot of money from. Keep playing that track until you have unlocked the next car in your line-up.

  • Assassin Compact Car

    Get 15 Takedowns to unlock the Assassin Compact Car.

  • Assassin Muscle Car

    Get 30 Takedowns to unlock the Assassin Muscle Car.

  • Assassin Coupe Car

    Get 60 Takedowns to unlock the Assassin Coupe Car.

  • Assassin Sports Car

    Get 100 Takedowns to unlock the Assassin Sports Car.

  • Assassin Super Car

    Get 150 Takedowns to unlock the Assassin Super Car.

  • Classic Hotrod

    Get a "Gold Medal" rank in all special events to unlock the Classic Hotrod.

  • Custom Compact Car

    Get 10,000 Burnout points in world tour mode to unlock the Custom Compact Car.

  • Custom Coupe Car

    Get 50,000 Burnout points in world tour mode to unlock the Custom Coupe Car.

  • Custom Muscle Car

    Get 25,000 Burnout points in world tour mode to unlock the Custom Muscle Car.

  • Custom Sports Car

    Get 100,000 Burnout points in world tour mode to unlock the Custom Sports Car.

  • Custom Super Car

    Get 200,000 Burnout points in world tour mode to unlock the Custom Super Car.

  • Compact DX Car

    Get 4 Gold Medals in world tour mode to unlock the Compact DX Car.

  • Muscle DX Car

    Get 10 Gold Medals in world tour mode to unlock the Muscle DX Car.

  • Coupe DX Car

    Get 18 gold medals in world tour mode to unlock the Coupe DX Car.

  • Sports DX Car

    Get 25 Gold Medals in world tour mode to unlock the Sports DX Car.

  • Super DX Car

    Get 32 Gold Medals in world tour mode to unlock the Super DX Car.

  • Muscle Types 1, 2, and 3

    Win a Gold Medal in the Silver Lake Compact Grand Prix to unlock the Muscle Types 1, 2, and 3.

  • Coupe Types 1, 2, and 3

    Win a Gold Medal in the Waterfront Muscle Grand Prix to unlock the Coupe Types 1, 2, and 3.

  • Sports Types 1, 2, and 3

    Win a Gold Medal in the Vineyard Coupe Grand Prix to unlock the Sports Types 1, 2, and 3.

  • Tuned Compact

    Win a Gold Medal in Downtown Race 1 to unlock the Tuned Compact.

  • Tuned Coupe

    Win a Gold Medal in the Vineyard Face-Off to unlock the Tuned Coupe.

  • Tuned Muscle

    Win a Gold Medal in the Kings Of The Road Race to unlock the Tuned Muscle.

  • Tuned Sports

    Win a Gold Medal in the Continental Run Race 2 to unlock the Tuned Sports.

  • Tuned Super

    Win a Gold Medal in the Island Paradise Face-Off to unlock the Tuned Super.

  • Modified Compact

    Win a Gold Medal in the Waterfront Face-Off to unlock the Modified Compact.

  • Modified Muscle

    Win a Gold Medal in the Mountain Parkway Face-Off 1 to unlock the Modified Muscle.

  • Modified Coupe

    Win a Gold Medal in the Alpine Race to unlock the Modified Coupe.

  • Modified Sports

    Win a Gold Medal in the Continental Run Face-Off 2 to unlock the Modified Sports.

  • Modified Super

    Win a Gold Medal in the Golden City Face-Off to unlock the Modified Super.

  • Compact Prototype

    Win a Gold Medal in the Lakeside Getaway Face-Off 1 to unlock the Compact Prototype.

  • Muscle Prototype

    Win a Gold Medal in the Mountain Parkway Face-Off 2 to unlock the Muscle Prototype.

  • Coupe Prototype

    Win a Gold Medal in the Continental Run Face-Off 1 to unlock the Coupe Prototype.

  • Sports Prototype

    Win a Gold Medal in the Frozen Peak Face-Off 2 to unlock the Sports Prototype.

  • Super Prototype

    Win a Gold Medal in the Gold Medal GP to unlock the Sports Prototype.

  • Dominator Compact

    Win a Gold Medal in the Kings Of The Road Face-Off to unlock the Dominator Compact.

  • Dominator Muscle

    Win a Gold Medal in the Lakeside Getaway Face-Off 2 to unlock the Dominator Muscle.

  • Dominator Coupe

    Win a Gold Medal in the Frozen Peak Face-Off 1 to unlock the Dominator Coupe.

  • Dominator Sports

    Win a Gold Medal in the Alpine Face-Off to unlock the Dominator Sports.

  • Dominator Super

    Win a Gold Medal in the Dockside Face-Off to unlock the Dominator Super.

  • Heavy Pickup

    Get $1 million in world tour mode to unlock the Heavy Pickup.

  • 4WD Racer

    Get $2 million in world tour mode to unlock the 4WD Racer.

  • SUV Deluxe

    Get $5 million Cin world tour mode to unlock the SUV Deluxe.

  • 4WD Heavy Duty

    Get $10 million in world tour mode to unlock the 4WD Heavy Duty.

  • B-Team Van

    Get $15 million in world tour mode to unlock the B-Team Van.

  • INT Express Delivery Truck

    Get $20 million in world tour mode to unlock the INT Express Delivery Truck.

  • Tractor Cab

    Get $30 million in world tour mode to unlock the Tractor Cab.

  • Longnose Cab

    Get $50 million in world tour mode to unlock the Longnose Cab.

  • City Bus

    Get $70 million in world tour mode to unlock the City Bus.

  • Trash Truck

    Get $90 million in world tour mode to unlock the Trash Truck.

  • Fire Truck

    Unlock all crash headlines in world tour mode to unlock the Fire Truck.

  • Classic Hotrod

    Unlock all special event postcards to unlock the Classic Hotrod.

  • Euro-Circuit Racer

    Unlock all takedown trophies to unlock the Euro-Circuit Racer.

  • Oval Racer Special

    Unlock all signature takedowns to unlock the Oval Racer Special.

  • Custom Coupe Ultimate

    Win a Gold Medal in all crash events to unlock the Custom Coupe Ultimate.

  • U.S. Circuit Racer

    Win a Gold Medal in Super GP to unlock the U.S. Circuit Racer.

  • World Circuit Racer

    Win a Gold Medal in all race events to unlock the World Circuit Racer.

  • Signature Takedowns

    Signature Takedowns are Takedowns performed in world tour mode that will unlock a photo in the Signature Takedowns section of the Driver Details area. If all twenty are completed, the "Oval Racer Special" vehicle will be unlocked.

      Avalanche!: Get a Takedown over the edge of Alpine bridges.
      Berth Trauma: Get a Takedown into Riviera marina.
      Catch the Tour Bus: Get a Takedown into the parked tour buses in Island Paradise.
      Euro Tram Ram: Get a Takedown into a Winter City tram.
      Gate Crasher: Get a Takedown into the wall by Vineyard's town gate.
      Gone Fishin': Get a Takedown over the cliff by the trailer park in Silver Lake.
      Grapes of Wrath: Get a Takedown into a wine truck.
      Hit the Split: Get a Takedown into the wall at the tunnel entrance in Downtown.
      Home Wrecker: Get a Takedown into a motor home.
      Market-Stalled: Get a Takedown in the Golden City market.
      Paid the Price: Get a Takedown into the Alpine toll booths.
      Pillar Driller: Get a Takedown into the "L" train supports in Downtowm.
      Riviera Roustabout: Get a Takedown into Riviera's roundabout monument.
      Rumble in the Jungle: Get a Takedown on the Island Paradise offroad route.
      Ship Wreck: Get a Takedown in the Dockside tanker port.
      Snowed Under: Get a Takedown into a snowplow.
      Tram Ram: Get a Takedown into a Waterfront tram.
      Truck Torpedo: Get a Takedown into a big rig that is carrying speed boats.
      Tuk-Down: Get a Takedown into a Tuk-Tuk.
      Tunnel of Shove: Get a Takedown into a tunnel support in Dockside.

  • Headlines

    Get at least the indicated amount of damage in crash mode:

      Alpine Smash!: $900,000 in Alpine.
      Bayside Blitz!: $900,000 in Waterfront.
      Dockside Ridge Ruin!: $1,000,000 in Dockside.
      Downtown Demolition!: $650,000 in Downtown.
      Golden City Madness!: $750,000 in Golden City.
      Grape Harvest Crushed!: $850,000 in Vineyard.
      Riviera Wreck!: $750,000 in Riviera.
      Silver Lake Lunacy!: $600,000 in Silver Lake.
      Trouble In Paradise!: $750,000 in Island Paradise.
      Winter City Frozen!: $800,000 in Winter City.

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