Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Strategy Guide

Dodge Viper GTS

Get 2 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Dodge Viper GTS.

Ferrari F50

Lead a single race, full grid, advanced, for eight laps to unlock the NFS edition of the Ferrari F50.

Lamborgini Diablo 6.0 VT

Get 2.5 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Lamborghini Diablo.

Lamborghini Murcielago

Get 3 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Lamborghini Murcielago.

McLaren F1

Get 4 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the McLaren F1.

McLaren F1 LM

Get 5 million points or win the World Championship to unlock the NFS edition of the McLaren F1 LM.

Mercedes CLK GTR

Get 4.5 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Mercedes CLK GTR.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Get 800,000 points to unlock the NFS edition of the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Porsche Carrera GT

Get 3.5 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Porsche Carrera GT.

Ford Crown Victoria

Successfully complete Hot Pursuit Event 5.

Vauxhall VX220

Win a single race in any mode with a first place position in all laps.

Alpine Trail track

Complete Championship Event 22.

Alpine Trail track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 15.

Ancient Ruins II track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 12.

Autumn Crossing II track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 14.

Autumn Crossing track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 17.

Calypso Coast II track

Complete Ultimate Racer 26.

Calypso Coast track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 10.

Coastal Parklands track

Complete Championship Event 4.

Desert Heat II track

Complete Championship Event 25.

Fall Winds II track

Compete Championship Event 24.

Island Outskirts II track

Complete Championship Event 8.

Mediterranean Paradise II track

Complete Championship Event 14.

National Forest 2 track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 6.

National Forest track

Complete Championship Event 1.

Outback II track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 25.

Outback track

Complete Championship Event 11.

Palm City Island II track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 29.

Palm City Island track

Complete Ultimate Racer Event 28.

Rocky Canyons II track

Complete Championship Event 9.

Rocky Canyons track

Complete Championship Event 27.

Scenic Drive II track

Complete Championship Event 6.

Tropical Circuit II track

Complete Championship Event 28.

Tropical Circuit track

Complete Championship Event 29.

Easy points

Select "Single Challenge" at the main menu. Set the single challenge options for one player, cops on, one opponent as an Elise, and traffic on or off. Select a track for eight laps. Select a car. This will get you 600, 700, or 800 points per getaway, 100 points for leading a lap, and 2,000 points for first place.

Easy wins in single event

When you are directly next to someone in a race and they are getting chased by a cop, if they are in front of you slow down to where you are directly behind them on either the left or the right. Slowly speed up to where the hood of your car is on the side next to their trunk. Very quickly slam into their car to make them spin out of control. If they are too slow, they will be caught by the cop. After this happens, continue to do this until you are the only one remaining.

Easy money

Go to challenge mode, set the difficulty on advanced, and use only one opponent and give him a M5. Then just choose your car and a short track. Make sure to set it to one lap. By doing this you will get either $2,100 or $1,500.

Race in a tournament eight laps eight races advanced. To get NFS points, either hit a police car to be chased or drive by one and do not get caught. Do not worry if you are in last place; your goal is to get the points to buy faster cars or other tracks.

Get the police off your tail

If you have one or two police chasing you, swerve around things such as incoming traffic, trees, poles, or any other immobilized objects. The police may not see it and crash into it. This gives you an advantage to lose them. If you are way ahead of the pack and do not feel like having a police on your tail, if your radar detector detects an incoming radar (or police), zoom on the road in front of you. See where the police are parked, and slam into the back of their car. It will be a hit and run, but the police car will be dead. You will not even get a yellow star.

When you want to get rid of the cop chasing you at a close distance, get just behind him so that your front tire is touching his back tire. Then, turn your car slightly in the direction of the cop car. The officer will get turned around and end up facing in the wrong direction. This should give you enough time to get away. If you are really lucky, he may hit the other racers and cause a big accident.

If you are cornered, press Reset Car to start back on the road and lose the cops.

Use the following trick to easily escape from police radar. When you get close to a cop, stay on the correct side of the road and drive 80 mph at the most.

Very lightly press R to go really slow when you see a cop, then drive off when you are far enough away.

When you have a cop on your tail, wait for it to come to your side. When it is trying to ram you from the side, brake as fast as possible. The best area to do this is at Coastal Parkland. The best car to use to make you crack up at the cop is the McLaren F1 LM or the McLaren F1. If done correctly, you will see the cop ram into the wall.

In Hot Pursuit mode, whenever a police cruiser attempts to push you off the road try to push it towards the other side of the road. Eventually the cruiser will spin out of control and crash.

If you are getting chased by the cops, let the cop get a bit ahead of you and then do a California Stop to the officer. It should spin him out and you should only swerve slightly. This will give you plenty of time to get away from the cops. Note: A California Stop is when you hit the back left/right wheel with your front wheel. This will spin the car out.

Get rid of police helicopters

Find a dividing road. Shortcuts work perfectly. When the helicopter is in front of you, it will follow the main road. It will not switch roads after it is on one. Go on the other road, and the helicopter will be gone.

Predict police actions

Turn the "Speech" option on high in the "Audio" screen when the police are on your tail, especially when police may be present on the race course. Be aware that the police may say something about roadblocks and where they are, as well as what they may try to do to end your speeding frenzy.

Get another racer stopped by the cops

When a car is being chased by the cops, get a short distance behind it and do a California Stop to it. It will spin him out and most of the time he will get stopped by the officer that is chasing him. Note: A California Stop is when you hit the back left/right wheel with your front wheel. This will spin the car out.

Easy arrests in be-the-cop mode

Do not turn on your sirens right away. Sneak up on them. When you are on them, turn on your sirens, spin them out, turn around, and hit them head on. This will result in a one hit bust every time.

When you are a cop, get into an area were you have some bit of room to swerve. Next do a California stop of the car you are chasing. This will make the car spin viciously out. Next, turn around as fast as you can and hit the front of the car. This will total the car and it will be a bust. Note: A California Stop is when you hit the back left/right wheel with your front wheel. This will spin the car out.

Single player race with no opponents

Select two players, and in the options menu, change "Opponents" to "None". Back out and select one player. Go race and there should be no opponents, allowing easy wins and unlimited time to play on jumps.

Slow opponents down

All of your opponents can be scared. If your opponents are directly besides you, suddenly steer towards them, as if you were trying to ram their car off the road. They will panic and veer away from your sudden move. If you are lucky, they may veer away too much, thus causing them to crash into an object, slowing them down. You can also do this to police that are on your tail.

Another way to slow down opponents is to get behind their car and ram it 180 degrees from the bottom left or right of it. Note: This can also be done to cops.

Race in single race without opponents

Note: This trick requires two controllers. First, go to World Racing with two players. Choose a car and race. When race begins, exit. Go back into World Racing Challenge, then switch the two players option to one player. Choose the same car that appears. This is best done with the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. It is similar to free run, but you can win cars and get points.

360 powerslide

This trick is tough to pull off and will require some practice before using it in a race. Get to at least 80 mph. Press the Analog-stick backwards at an angle in the direction that you want to turn, so it is inverting your slide. As soon as you begin to turn, slam and hold the brakes. Force the Analog-stick sequentially around in an extreme circle. Release your brakes when you are about 75% through your turn. Slam your accelerator, and power yourself through the rest of the turn. At the end, it is recommended that you bank the car for a moment, because you do not want the it to fly out of control.

Traffic pulls over for you

Choose a cop car in challenge mode. In the race, turn the sirens on. The cars will pull over.

No police

If you drive backwards on any track you will not see any police.

Gold medal on Hot Pursuit event 1 (Lotus Elise Delivery)

After coming out of the first tunnel, drive up the big hill. You will see the first cop on the side of the road. Drive the car as if you are going to take the shortcut to the right of the cop car, but steer left at the last moment and stay on the paved road. The cop will take the short cut and lose sight of you for awhile. After driving across the iron-work bridge and through the underpass, another cop will be waiting on the left. Follow the fence line on the right very closely and take the shortcut down the hill. This will not only shave seconds off of your lap time, but will help you to lose the cops.

License plate number

Go into race or go to the showcase. In the race, switch to the near view; in the showcase zoom into the car from behind. The license plate will read "ND 4 SPD" (Need For Speed).

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