Burnout 3: Takedown Cheats, Codes, and Tips for PS2

Perform easy takedowns and unlock all vehicles for the PS2

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There are no cheat codes for Burnout 3: Takedown, so if you want to unlock every car in the game, win every race and master the art of takedowns.

Information in this article applies to the PlayStation 2 version of Burnout 3: Takedown.

Burnout 3: Takedown Unlockable Vehicles

Unlock new vehicles by winning medals and completing other challenges.

Compact Series

Vehicle How to Unlock
Tuned Compact Win gold in Downtown Race 1.
Modified Compact Win gold in Waterfront Face-off.
Custom Compact Earn 10,000 total Burnout Points.
Assassin Compact Perform 15 total takedowns.
Compact Prototype Win gold in Lakeside Getaway Face-off 1.
Compact DX Win 4 gold medals.
Dominator Compact Win gold in Kings of the Road Face-off.

Muscle Series

Vehicle How to Unlock
Muscle Type 1-3 Win gold in Silver Lake Compact Grand Prix.
Tuned Muscle Win gold in Kings of the Road Race.
Modified Muscle Win gold in Mountain Parkway Face-off 1.
Custom Muscle Earn 25,000 total Burnout Points.
Assassin Muscle Perform 30 total takedowns.
Muscle Prototype Win gold in Mountain Parkway Face-off 2.
Muscle DX Win 10 gold medals.
Dominator Muscle Win gold in Lakeside Getaway Face-off 2.

Coupe Series

Vehicle How to Unlock
Coupe Type 1-3 Win gold in Waterfront Muscle Grand Prix.
Tuned Coupe Win gold in Vineyard Face-off.
Modified Coupe Win gold in Alpine Race.
Custom Coupe Earn 50,000 total Burnout Points.
Assassin Coupe Perform 60 total takedowns.
Coupe Prototype Win gold in Continental Run Face-off 1.
Coupe DX Win 18 gold medals.
Dominator Coupe Win gold in Frozen Peak Face-off 1.

Sports Series

Vehicle How to Unlock
Sports Type 1-3 Win gold in Vineyard Coupe Grand Prix.
Tuned Sports Win gold in Continental Run Race 2.
Modified Sports Win gold in Continental Run Face-Off 2.
Custom Sports Earn 100,000 total Burnout Points.
Assassin Sports Perform 100 total takedowns.
Sports Prototype Win gold in Frozen Peak Face-off 2.
Sports DX Win 25 gold medals.
Dominator Sports Win gold in Alpine Face-off.

Super Series

Vehicle How to Unlock
Tuned Super Win gold in Island Paradise Face-off.
Modified Super Win gold in Golden City Face-off.
Custom Super Earn 200,000 total Burnout Points.
Assassin Super Perform 150 total takedowns.
Super Prototype Win gold in Gold Medal GP.
Super DX Win 32 gold medals.
Dominator Super Win gold in Dockside Face-off.

Special Series

Vehicle How to Unlock
Oval Racer Special Get all signature takedowns.
Custom Coupe Ultimate Win gold in all crash events.
Euro-Circuit Racer Collect all takedown trophies.
Classic Hot Rod Collect all special event postcards.
US Circuit Racer Win gold in Super GP.
World Circuit Racer Win gold in all race events.

Heavyweights

Vehicle How to Unlock
Heavy Pick-up Earn $1,000,000 in crash events.
4WD Racer Earn $2,000,000 in crash events.
SUV Deluxe Earn $5,000,000 in crash events.
4WD Heavy Duty Earn $10,000,000 in crash events.
B-Team Van Earn $15,000,000 in crash events.
Delivery Truck Earn $20,000,000 in crash events.
Tractor Cab Earn $30,000,000 in crash events.
Longnose Cab Earn $50,000,000 in crash events.
City Bus Earn $70,000,000 in crash events.
Trash Truck Earn $90,000,000 in crash events.
Fire Truck Earn all crash headlines.

How to Perform Easy Takedowns

At the very start of a race, tailgate the nearest opponent. Use the tailgating points you earn to receive a short boost and slam into your opponent.

Alternatively, if an opponent is tailgating you, slow down until they pass, then ram into them.

How to Get Nitro Boost Start Every Time

During the countdown before a race:

  1. Press the accelerator button.

  2. Tap the brake button to make your tires smoke.

  3. Press and hold the accelerator.

  4. Release the accelerator right before you see GO.

  5. Press and hold the accelerator again for a starting boost.