Burnout 3 Takedown PS2 Cheats, Codes and Tips

Special Cars, Boost Start, Easy Takedowns and Unlockable Vehicles

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How to Change the Song While Playing

When you are playing a game just hold in the L2 & R2: Buttons. You will now hear the next song begin to play.

Getting the Nitro Boost Start Every Time

This is pretty simple but will take a few times to get the timing down. The best way is at the countdown tap the gas and then the brakes to get the tires to start spinning. Then when the screen hits one and right before go, let go of the gas and quickly tap it again you should get the boost start and points every time.

Please note this can be don online or offline and once you get the timing down it will be very easy to pull off.

Easy Takedowns

Tailgate and Then Bash the Rear Tires
At the start of the race get in back of the car to gain drift points by tailgating him. You will then slide over to the right or left side and hit the Nitro button. You should have plenty to do this since you earned boost for drifting. All you need to do is get your car near his left tire and with a quick swerve move take the poor sap out. This method should increase your takedowns by at least 70 percent and with a bit of practice it is almost fool proof later on as you get better at this technique.

Get Him - You Rail Camper
This method is for those who want to get revenge or just show off. Get ahead of the pack by using the oncoming traffic lane, this will be easy since you can hold the Nitro button in and keep it filled. Pull over near a guard rail and wait.

Then use the rear view to watch for the next car and chances are they will think here is a great takedown opportunity. Have your car slightly pointed at an angle with the wheels pointing in to the guard rail, when he comes up to slam you hit and hold your brake. He will go flying and you will wind up getting the takedown.

This will work almost every time and can also be used for offline or online play.

How to Unlock all of the Assassin Car Classes

Unlocking each one is simple, in fact very simple. If you know the key and how it works so here is the way you unlock each one.

In the compact series, you will gain the Assassin by earning 15 takedowns, you will see it added to your garage after you complete this task. To unlock the Muscle Assassin you need to get 30 takedowns and again it will be in your garage after you complete the task. The Coupe is earned by getting 60 takedowns and follows the same rule just look in your garage. To earn the Sports one you need 100 takedowns and the Super class is earned by getting 150 takedowns. While it sounds hard and to some impossible, it is really simple if you use the Easy Takedown methods described above.

Glitch to Get Easy Takedowns

If you have tried and just can't seem to get the takedowns needed there is a small cheat that will earn you a ton of takedowns. While it's strongly suggested to try this on your own skills there is a glitch that allows you to earn takedowns easy and fast. You will need three friends at least in a room. The more you have the better and choose a track that has an opening that you can pull up against a fence, or another wall now you need one person on the blue team to park and just sit.

You will be on the red team. No need to worry since the blue member is going to sit out and away from being taken out. Simply go slow until you find a perfect area and have the other red team members pull up against the wall or fence. You want enough room to ram into them and take them out. They then will spawn and turn around and slide back into the same place. You just keep taking them out and if you happen to crash or get taken out no need to worry.

Now this is cheating plain and simple, also if you go past 20:35 of racing time in a single lap takedown race. There is another glitch that will kick in and make your car appear to be in a certain spot but, actually, it's really in another.

So when the timer reaches 18:00 or so call in the member who is sitting out and take him down, the race will end and your takedowns will increase by a large amount. There are several ways to do this glitch this is just one way.

A word of caution this is well-known by those who play the game all the time. If you have a large amount of takedowns and a small event record the other gamers will know you have used this glitch. If you can't back it up with your own skills just use this to unlock all the cars awarded by takedowns.

Unlocking the Custom Cars

The custom cars are earned by burnout point in the world tour mode - single player mode. Here is the key and how to unlock each one.

The compact custom is earned after getting 10,000 burnout points, while the Muscle is awarded at 25,000 burnout points, at 50,000 the coupe is unlocked and the sport is unlocked after reaching 100,000 burnout points. The super is unlocked after 200,000 burnout points.

Unlocking the DX Cars

These are great cars and you will need to unlock them in the world tour mode. Instead of burnout points, they are awarded by gold medals earned. Here is the key to unlock each one. After you earn 4 gold medals the compact dx is yours, then after earning 10 the muscle is unlocked. To earn the coupe you need 18 gold medals and 25 gold medals will unlock the super dx.

Unlocking the Dominator Cars

In the game, the best two classes are the DX cars and the Dominators.

To unlock the cool looking and fast Dominators you need to complete certain face off races in the world tour mode.

You can go to your garage and look at the shadowed outline of each one and the event to unlock it will appear below the car. Keep this in mind since the two most important cars in the Dominator series will be explained here the rest just check your garage. To earn the sports one you need to compete and win the gold medal in the Alpine Face-Off event. You need to remember this is you and the dominator, head to head, so use the DX in the sports class to beat him. Now the best car and the hardest to master is the Super Dominator, to win this baby you need to win the gold medal in the Dockside Face-Off event.

The Special Cars and How to Unlock Them

You will notice a section in your garage marked Specials. To find out what is needed to unlock each car you just go into your garage and click on the shadow of each one. A full detailed description will appear on the screen, you must earn these while playing the world tour mode. Since the descriptions are clearly marked just use this method to know where and what unlocks each. If you play online chances are most rooms will restrict the option to use the special cars. That is why there is not a fully detailed key on each one.

Tips on Signature Takedowns

There are 20 different Signature Takedowns in the game, completing them all will earn you the Oval Racer Special car. You will get sound cues from the DJ as to where the action is on each track during the world tour mode. It is not an easy task so instead of telling every one without being able to explain how to pull off each one, here is the first few to get you started.

You can go into your profile to see what else needs to be completed. The Avalanche signature takedown needs to be done over the edge of the Alpine bridge. Every time you pull off a signature take down the screen will cut to a snapshot and have the words of that signature takedown. On the Rivera track had to the marina and get a takedown. You will get another snapshot screen. If you look closely at the list the names also give you clues gone fishing is at Silver Creek Lake for example.

Get All Special Series Cars

Go to the main menu and type in R2, R3, X, L2, O, R2, L1.

Boost Start

At the very start of the race, keep the accelerator held down. Tap the brake button and your tires should begin to smoke. Keep the accelerator pressed and release it right before "GO". A "Boost Start" message will appear and you'll start the race with a slightly filled Burnout Meter.

Allow a Pass

If you are low on boost and a rival is right behind you, slow down until he passes you. Then, get a takedown by making them crash. This gives you a lot of boost and guarantees they won’t come back on you at the end.

Changing the Song

Hold L2 during game play to advance to the next song.

Quick Start Tip

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 Takedowns

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.

Unlocking Cars in Burnout 3 Takedown

Choose your favorite track in world tour mode and race it repeatedly (do not retry). Continue, then repeat.

  • 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.​

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