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Unlock any cheat and the "Cheat Mode" selection will appear at the options screen. Note: Races will not be counted as wins with any cheat activated.
Win all the face offs in the first championship.
You can get a boost easier by doing drifts. However press Square, drift, then keep tapping Square for a better chance of not crashing.
Complete all Grand Prix Championships with gold medals to unlock the "Invulnerability" option at the "Cheat Mode" menu.
Fast and first
When you begin any race, press the X and keep sliding your thumb onto the Circle button while keeping your thumb on the X and that will make smoke at the back of your car. When they say GO you must get the timming right at if you keep on doing that your car will get a nice fresh start!
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Super super super fast start
At the start of a race. Press and hold x and sqaure (when you smoke your tyers) and let go of sqaure after about one second (still holding x). Then,just before it says go. Quickly let go of x and quickly press x + R1 and you will get the same start as you do in runaway mode.
Powerful boosts in crash zones
This trick works in one player and two player modes. When you are doing the crash zones, at the start immediately hold R1 for a boost. After a few seconds, press it again. This should give you more boost, which results in a faster speed and better crashes. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Avoid loss of perfect record
When trying to achieve all gold medals in championship mode, if you fail to win one of the races, reset the PlayStation2 before it auto-saves. You can then choose to continue the championship and restart at the race you failed to win, without having to replay (and win) all the previous races.
Complete Crash mode with all gold medals on all fifteen tracks to unlock the "Runaway" option at the "Cheat Mode" menu. This is a free-play type Crash mode with no goals or brakes. Note: Hold R1 to boost at the start.
Get all gold medals in every race and win everything in the first championship to unlock the Custom Championship. There will be about six more cars that you can unlock.
At the countdown, when the view is at the back of your car, hold X. Then, tap Square while holding X and smoke should start coming out of your tires. Keep holding X. A split second before "GO!" appears, release X and immediately press it again. This should give you a boost.
1997 Eclipse and 2001 Focus SVT:
Complete the Custom championship two times and get best score possible in the races.
Classic 1970 car:
Win Pursuit 2 by destroying the classic 1970 car with the police car. This car has average to bad stats, but it can get past a police car very quickly in Pursuit mode and in races.
Drivers Ed car:
Complete Driving 101 with all gold medals.
Race Face-Off 2 against the Oval Racer. The race is five laps around Airport Terminal 3 (one of the first races). If you manage to defeat it, you will unlock it. This car has great acceleration, maximum control, and maximum top speed.
Win Pursuit 1 by destroying the criminal's car before it gets away. The police car has maximum top speed, average control, and good acceleration.
Information in this section was contributed by GameGeniee.
Two player pursuit mode:
Successfully complete Pursuit 3.
Unlock Custom Compact
Win the custom series qualifier.
Unlock custom coupe
Collect all of the gold medals in the Split Second Grand Prix.
Unlock custom muscle car
Defeat pursuit #6.
Unlock custom pickup truck
Defeat pursuit #5.
Unlock custom Roadster
Collect all gold medals in the \'Point Of Impact\' Grand Prix.
Unlock custom sports car
Collect all gold medals in the Speed Streak Grand Prix.
Unlock custom SUV
Defeat pursuit #4.