Need for Speed: Most Wanted Cheats, Codes, and Secrets

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a car racing video game and is the ninth installment in the Need for Speed series. Check out the cheat codes below for Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the Xbox 360.

Cheat Codes

  • Castrol Version of Ford GT - Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Free Upgrades - Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Up, Down
  • Porsche Cayman - L, R, R, R, Right, Left, Right, Down
  • Unlock the Burger King Challenge - Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left

Hints and Tips

  • Easy Money - Find an easy race such as a drag or something short that you can win quickly. Win the race and get the money. Go back to the safe house and start the race again. Win the race to get the same amount of money again. Repeat this process as much as desired. This is quite useful when you need that extra bit of power to defeat a blacklist rival, but don't have the money for a better car or parts. Defeat one of the opponents on the blacklist. You will get two marks to use on several different things. Do not use them on the Uniques early in the game. Instead, use them on the middle or the left "Random" choices. They should usually come out to either a large cash bonus or the opponent's pink slip.
  • Easy Upgrades - Before you can do anything, you must win the Burger King Challenge. Once you win it, you will unlock all unique parts (also called Junkman parts). Get any car and put all the parts on it except performance. Once you have your car the way you desire, go to the performance shop. Max out your car, then put the Junkman parts on. Max out your car again. Then put on the Junkman parts again. Your car should be fully upgraded now.
  • Quick Start - Get a perfect launch on your tachometer when launching from the start line to get a boost. When the needle turns blue drop the clutch and hold on.
  • Nitrous And Grip - Hitting nitrous torques the chassis back, giving the rear tires immensely more weight under the new acceleration. The end effect is that you will go straight. If your tail is sliding out or you are about to spin out of control, hit your nitrous to get straighten out. This is a great trick in combination with Speedbreaker. With the correct timing, you can take most corners at any speed.
  • Recommended Starting Car - The best start car to use until you get the Eclipse is the Cobalt SS. When you win blacklist races, try for the three "?" markers. You can get cash or the pink slip car. If you get their car, go to the safe house and sell it. You can get good money by doing this, and get unique upgrades after you start getting into the visuals (after you switch from the Cobalt).

Blacklist Cars and Completion Bonuses

Defeat the indicated Blacklist Boss to win the car or cars listed:

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