Need for Speed: Most Wanted PS2 Cheats and Tips

Unlock all cars, get money, and more

Need for Speed Most wanted
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a street racing video game that first launched for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, iOS and Android in 2012. It's the nineteenth title in the long-running Need For Speed series. Players select a car they use to race against time or other players. As the game progresses, they drive faster cars in more intense situations. If you're looking to fast-track your way to victory, we have some cheats and tips that can help.

This guide is specifically for the PS2 version of Need For Speed: Most Wanted. There are also cheat guides available for PC, Xbox 360, Gamecube, and PSP.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted PS2 Cheat Codes

You can enter one of these cheat codes with your PS2 controller at the Start menu before pressing any other buttons. You'll receive a confirmation when they're activated.

Cheat Code Effect
Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Down Complete 100% of the game.
Up, Down, Left, Right, Down Complete bounty and milestones.
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Up, Down Extra marker for the shop (can be used only once per career).
R1, L1, Up, Down, X, X, X Get $100,000.
L1, R1, X, X, X, Up, Down, Up, Down Get 4,999,999 Bounty.
R1, L1, L2, R2, Up, Down, Down, Up, X, X Get a back room for transmission, engine, tires, and body kits.
R1, Circle, Circle, Circle, R1, R2, L2, L1, Up, Down, L1, L1, L1 Unlocks all cars.
Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right Unlocks the Burger King Challenge.
Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, Up Unlocks the Castrol SYNTEC Ford GT.
R1, R2, L1, L2, X, X, X, Square, Up, Down Unlocks the Lamborghini Gallardo.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Unlockable Cars

After a brief prologue at the beginning of the game, you choose one of four cars: Chevrolet Cobalt SS, Fiat Punto, Lexus IS300, or Volkswagen Golf GTI. You gain access to most additional cars by completing a level of the game. But, some are hidden and can be unlocked during gameplay. Here's how:

Unlockable Car How to Get It
Aston Martin DB9 Beat Blacklist Boss #7.
Audi A3 3.2 Quattro Beat Blacklist Boss #15.
Audi A4 3.2 FSI Quattro Beat Blacklist Boss #14.
Audi TT 3.2 Quattro Beat Blacklist Boss # 15.
BMW GTR (Race Version) Beat Blacklist Boss #1.
Cadillac CTS Beat Blacklist Boss #12.
Corvette C6 Beat Blacklist Boss #5.
Corvette C6.R Complete 100% of the game.
Dodge Viper SRT 10 Beat Blacklist Boss #6.
Ford GT Beat Blacklist Boss #4.
Lamborghini Gallardo Beat Blacklist Boss #6.
Lamborghini Murcielago Beat Blacklist Boss #4.
Lotus Elise Beat Blacklist Boss #8.
Mazda RX-7 Beat Blacklist Boss #9.
Mazda RX-8 Beat Blacklist Boss #12.
Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Beat Blacklist Boss #8.
Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Beat Blacklist Boss #11.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Beat Blacklist Boss #3.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Beat Blacklist Boss #14.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Beat Blacklist Boss #11.
Mustang GT Beat Blacklist Boss #12.
Pontiac GTO Beat Blacklist Boss #10.
Porsche 911 Carrera S Beat Blacklist Boss #7.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Beat Blacklist Boss #5.
Porsche Carrera GT Beat Blacklist Boss #3.
Porsche Cayman S Beat Blacklist Boss #10.
Renault Clio V6 Beat Blacklist Boss #13.
Subaru Impreza WRX STi Beat Blacklist Boss #9.
Toyota Supra Beat Blacklist Boss #13.
Vauxhall Monaro VXR Beat Blacklist Boss #10.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Tips

Get Extra Money

You can get extra money by selling car parts before selling the whole vehicle.

Reduce Wanted Level

To reduce your wanted level, visit a shop and spray your car until you reach the desired wanted level.

Move Though Cop Cars

If the cops are crowding your space, flip your car over to force it to auto-restart. When it does, you'll have a few moments as it spawns to drive right through things.

Slide for Bounty Points

Hit O when cops are around to immediately turn around. They'll chase you and you'll get bounty points.

Avoid Wall Crashes

Press O if you're you're about to crash into a wall. Time — and your car — will slow down.

Remove Cops From Roadblocks

If you run into the back end of a cop car at a roadblock you can throw it to the side without affecting your speed.