This page contains Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Hints for Gamecube called "Various Cheats and Hints" and has been posted or updated on Aug 21, 2008 by Emosie.
- Developer: Ea Seattle
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Genre: Racing
- Release: Sep 30, 2002
- ESRB: Everyone
Various Cheats and Hints
Dodge Viper GTS
Get 2 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Dodge Viper GTS.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Successfully complete Hot Pursuit Event 13.
Alternately, complete an eight lap race leading every lap (World Racing, Challenge, Single Race, Advanced).
Ford Crown Victoria
Successfully complete Hot Pursuit Event 5.
Lamborgini Diablo 6.0 VT
Get 2.5 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Lamborghini Diablo.
Get 3 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Lamborghini Murcielago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have the Rear Mirror option on, you should see a meter (radar detection meter) at the bottom of it. If you do not see this meter, it indicates that there are no police in the current race. If you happen to see that meter at the bottom of your rear view mirror, be aware as there are law enforcers on that course.
On the upper-right corner of the screen are four star shadows. Each time you break a law or do something bad, you will get a yellow star. For example, a hit-and-run is two stars. If you get four yellow stars, you should beware of roadblocks, including the choppers.
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.
To do this, you must wait for the police to choose the road block button. If you are going over 100 mph, they will choose a spike strip, but if you are going 100 mph or less, they will choose a barricade. Note: This only works if they call for a road block. If they call for a spike/barricade, then you cannot change that.
When you are driving, be aware of the shadowed bar below the rearview mirror. It will start to climb with green and then red as you close in on a cop. If a cop is already chasing you and has issued a roadblock, watch the bar. If the strip started with yellow, it indicates that a road block is approaching.
If you drive backwards on any track you will not see any police.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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