Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Cheats & Cheat Codes for PlayStation 2, PC, and Xbox

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit remastered screenshot of cars racing.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Cheats & Cheat Codes for PlayStation 2, PC, and Xbox

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is a 2002 racing game developed by EA Black Box for the PlayStation 2 and EA Seattle for Xbox, Windows, and GameCube. Influenced by the 1998 game Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 brings updated graphics, exotic cars, and new tracks for a 21st-century audience. Competing in lengthy tournaments, evading the police, and utilizing strategic shortcuts are all par for the course in this installment of the Need for Speed series. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 continuously receives positive reviews from fans and critics. The game won the “Console Racing Game of the Year” award at the 2002 Interactive Achievement Awards. 

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Premise

Two game modes are available to the player. The world racing championship mode allows players to compete against other racers through various courses and tracks. The second mode is hot pursuit ultimate racer with police added, and players strategically evade them. Unlike other Need for Speed games, evading the police is emphasized, and police aren’t simply there to impede the driver. They play a critical role and are more clever in pursuing the racer. Players can even play as cops and take down street racers. The game has a tier system for cars where the slower models are introduced to the player first before the faster, more exotic models. Models to choose from include Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and more. 

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Titles in Series

Car menu in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 offers new and exotic car models in a tier system.

The Need for Speed franchise is one of the best-known racing-game series. The series dominated the video game market in the 1990s and early 2000s while still standing strong today. Here is a list of all the titles in the Need for Speed series.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Cheat Codes

Police car chase in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is centered around police evasion in high-speed races.

©Promotional screenshot of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered released by EA – Original

The high-speed aspects of the game and the grind of unlocking new cars and courses can be challenging for some players. Many may want to use cheats and cheat codes to allow certain aspects of the game to make their gameplay more enjoyable and less challenging. On the other hand, veteran players may want to switch up their gameplay to make it more enjoyable. Here is a list of cheat codes for the different consoles the game is available on. 

PlayStation 2 Cheat Codes

To enable cheat codes, navigate to the main menu and press the following sequence on the controller. 

Unlock Aston Martin V12 VanquishR2, Right, R2, Right, Triangle, Left, Triangle, Left
Unlock BMW Z8Square, Right, Square, Right, R2, Triangle, R2, Triangle
Unlock Carrera GT NFSR2, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, R1, Square, Square, Triangle
Enable Championship Event 31L1, Square, R2, R2, R2, R1, L1, Square
Enable Chrome CarsL2, R2, Left, Square, Left, Left, Left, R2
Unlock Clk GTR NFSTriangle, Left, Left, Left, L1, L2, L2, Left
Unlock F1 LM NFSR1, Square, Square, Square, R2, left, left, Square
Unlock Ferrari 360 ModenaLeft, Square, Square, Square, R1, L2, L2, Square
Unlock Ferrari F50L1, Triangle, L1, Triangle, Right, L2, Right, L2
Unlock Ferrari F550L1, Square, L1, Square, Right, R1, Right, R1
Unlock Ford TS50Right, Left, Right, Left, R2, Square, R2, Square
Unlock Ford TS50Right, Left, Right, Left, R2, Square, R2, Square
Enable Heavy FogTriangle, Square, Right, R2, Right, Right, Right, Square
Unlock HSV Coupe GTSL1, L2, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, R1, Triangle
Unlock Lamborgini Diablo 6.0 VTRight, R2, Right, R2, R1, L1, R1, L1
Unlock McLaren F1 LMSquare, L1, Square, L1, Triangle, Right, Triangle, Right
Unlock Mclaren F1 LM NFS editionR1,Square(3),R2,Left(2),Square
Unlock Mclaren F1 NFS editionLeft,Triangle(3),L2,Square(2),Triangle
Unlock Mercedes CL55 AMGL1, Right, L1, Right, L2, Square, L2, Square.
Unlock Mercedes CLK GTRR2, R1, R2, R1, Left, Triangle, Left, Triangle
Enable Motion Blur EffectL2, L1, R1, Square, R1(3), L1
Unlock Murcielago NFSL1, R2, R2, R2, Left, Square, Square, R2
Unlock Porsche Carrera GTLeft, Right, Left, Right, R1, R2, R1, R2
Unlock Porshe Carrera GTLeft, Right, Left, Right, R1, R2, R1, R2
Unlock Pursuit Mustang Cobra RLeft, Square, Left, Square, R2, R1, R2, R1
Unlock R/C CarRight, Triangle, L1, R1, L1, L1, L1, triangle
Enable Racer Bonus EventRight, Square, Left, Left, Left, R2, Right, Square.
Unlock Corvette V06Left, R2, Left, R2, L1, R1, L1, R1
Unlock Ferrari 360 SpiderR2 Square R2 Square Triangle L2 Triangle L2
Unlock PorcheSquare, L1, L2, L1, L2
Unlock Lotus EliseTriangle, R2, Triangle, R2, Left, Square, Left, Square
Unlock the McLaren F1Triangle, L1, Triangle, L1, R1, Left, R1, Left
Enable Video ModeL1, R1, Right, Square, Right, Right, Right, R1.

PC Cheat Codes

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Before starting the game, enter the desired cheat codes in the command console. 

Disable confirmations+nofrustration
Disable mipmapping+nomipmap
Disable movies+nomovie
Disable music+nomusic
Disable on-screen display+nofrontend
Disable particle effects+noparticles
Disable reverberation+noreverb
Disable sound effects+nosnd
Enables the main menu+minfront
Enables screenshots+screenshots
Invisible to others+ghost
Only police helicopters+helicoptersOnly
Unlocks all events+opentree

Xbox Cheat Codes

To use the following cheat code, enter the sequence on the controller in the main menu.

This code unlocks all tracks for the player.X,B,BL,L,Y,up,down,right,up

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Cheat Codes FAQ

Are there cheat codes available for the GameCube version?

Unfortunately, there are no reliable cheat codes available for the GameCube version of the game. The most reliable cheat codes are available for the PlayStation 2, Windows PC, and Xbox versions. 

Are there any glitches in the PlayStation 2 version?

Yes, there is one known glitch in the PlayStation 2 version. This glitch allows for a player to have no opponent in challenge mode. To begin, the player needs two controllers. Set the race to single-race mode and set the race options to one opponent. Afterward, switch the settings to two players. Go through the setup for the race by selecting the cars and the track. Let the race load but quit before it begins. Return to challenge mode and set the player options from two to one. Make sure to select the same car and track as before. After the race loads, there will be no opponent.  

Do these cheat codes work for other Need for Speed games?

Because the other Need for Speed games are standalone with their own source codes, these cheats will not work for other games in the series. To find cheat codes for other games in the series, click on one of the links above in the subsection “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Titles in Series.”

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