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Players: 1
Online Play: 2-8
Online Trophies: 9
Cheat Codes: None
Cheats Affect Trophies: N/A
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10
Minimum Playthroughs: 1
Suggested Playthroughs: 1
Time to Platinum: 25 hours without online work. 50 with online work (explained directly below and throughout guide).


[top]Tips and Strategies

For online match trophies, you can just put it on Cop 'n Robbers, and leave the game until you receive all of the trophies (excludes "first of many" trophy)


[top]Trophies

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Platinum Trophy
Platinum Trophy

Unlock all other trophies.

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Community Member
Create or use an existing account to sign into EA Nation

When the game starts up, after the pursuit in the beginning, hit to sign in. Otherwise, go into the start menu, down to online, and sign in EA Nation.

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Active Community Member
Participated in any Community Day. Visit NeedforSpeed.com for more info.

This trophy can be simply gotten by starting an online event. Go to the start menu, down to online, start match, and click either a Race or Cops 'N Robbers. Normally you get this trophy by playing in a certain part of the day, but now they don't pay attention to it, so it's a "community day" 24/7.

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First!
Won a Multiplayer Ranked Game

Go into an online match, and simply win. Cops 'N Robber games are the easiest to win. And if you are leaving the controller online, then you will get this as you go along.

NOTE: For online match trophies, you can just put it on Cop 'n Robbers, and leave the game until you receive all of the trophies (excludes "first of many")!

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Cat and Mouse Virus
Infected with the Cops N' Robbers virus by another player in a Cops and Robbers event.

All you need to do to get this trophy is play and complete one game of Cop 'N Robbers. To explain what this trophy entails though is to play with someone who's played the game before basically. Need for Speed Moderators who had the game played online, and when you play with a mod, you get the virus. Thankfully, those people may pass down the virus too, so then you get, and pass it on to new players.

NOTE: For online match trophies, you can just put it on Cop 'n Robbers, and leave the game until you receive all of the trophies (excludes "first of many")!

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Crossing the Line
Win a Ranked Multiplayer Cops N' Robbers event

Simply go into an online match, Cops 'N Robbers, and you and your team win. The object of the game is this:

If you're a "robber" you need to drive over the "money spot", and take the money back to "home" or safety.
If you're a "cop" then you must stop the robbers from getting to safety, which causes you to "bust" him.

NOTE: For online match trophies, you can just put it on Cop 'n Robbers, and leave the game until you receive all of the trophies (excludes "first of many")!

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First of Many
Win a Ranked Multiplayer event against 7 human players

Try playing a racing match, or making a match, where only tier 4 or 2 cars are available. Tier 4 cars make everyone with an even chance, while tier 2 has a Lamborghini, and if you can drive one, then you can basically sweep away the competition. When making hard turns, don't brake, just let go of and when your car is face 3/4 of the way forward, press to boost. Works perfectly.

Suggestion by Carbon_Lancer:
I got in Cops & Robbers, it was a rush too, it was a full 8 player match 4 vs 4 but 2 of my teammates were just sitting idling there so it was really only 2 vs 4, but we were pretty good and we beat them and DING trophy for the 7 human player trophy, I would say its best to try First of many during 12PM-10PM on Saturdays(also don't vote to race till you see a full 8 player crowd and than hopefully 50% of players will vote and lock the lobby before someone leaves), since I got in a full cops and robbers match twice so try on the weekend, going up against 7 human players in a circuit or race is really hard (Unless your a pro)...so just do cops and robbers.

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Learner's Permit
Acquire your first car in Career Mode

You start off with a blue junk car. Until you get pink slip, you will use this car. When you reach Palm Harbor Rally Sprint, press to do the event. A cut scene will appear and you will race at "Franklin Avenue" at 7:30 AM.
Complete this race to choose between one of these seven cars.

Pontiac Solstice GXP
Volkswagen R32
**Lotus Elise** (Preferred if you can handle it)
Nissan Silva S15
*Chevrolet Camaro SS*
Plymouth HEM Cuda
*Ford Escort Cosworth RS*

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Zack Trap
Complete the Zack sequence in 'The Trap' mission.

When you get to this point in the game of the mission "The Trap" at "Palm Harbor Causeway" 9:11AM, you will be trying to take Zack out. So if you don't see a race, don't be alarmed. To take out Zack, simply use your car and smash into him like you would a cop in a pursuit. He will go from green, to yellow, to orange, to red, to blinking red, to a total flip out. Zack should be easy because he does not have backup he calls in. Everyone else will call in backup. You will NOT need to ram the car on the highway for the final impact, just a simple tap or two when in blinking red will do the trick. Also note that you face Zack once before you do this mission.

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Bowling with Hector
Complete the Hector sequence in the mission 'Kingpin'

The "El Tora Auto Shop" at 8:32AM. You will start normally by trying to take Hector out, but moment later, henchman of his will arrive out of these circular construction pieces. Try not to worry about his henchman, and just keep going after Hector. They aren't too fast, but neither is Hector, so you will have some trouble every now and then. There is no way, though, for those Henchman to take you out. The only way to lose is to fall too far behind.

*Go after Hector
*Don't worry about the henchman

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To Protect and Serve
Complete the Carmen sequence in the mission 'Rematch'

In this mission, you will be "SAVING" Carmen, not facing against her at the "Interstate North I-10" at 7:31PM. First you will start off by following her muscle car around. Then henchmen will appear, and more and more henchman come, take them out, don't let them get to Carmen, and stay with her. This about a 4-5 minute mission.

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Nickel and Dimes
Complete the Nickel sequence in mission 'Payback'

At the "Silver Wood Bridge" at 6:39AM you will have to take out Nickel. You will try to take out Nickel about 90% of the way through the game. Again hit him until his car is totaled. You will receive this mission about 70% through the story mode. Before you receive his trophy you must receive the Meet Nickel trophy.

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2 Birds, 1 Stone
Complete the mission 'Double Trouble'

You will meet up with Rose at the "Sunset Refinery" at 7:22PM. This is one of the last missions in the game. This mission is very long compared to the others because Rose and G-Mac have more stable and consistent cars, so it'll take a few more hits. The only suggestion is to ram them full speed on the mid section, closer to the back section, of their cars. Also ramming their cars into the side of the wall helps as well. And if you are lucky, their car will flip over dealing damage by the second. It takes about 7-10 minutes, based on luck and skill, because there's two cars, but you should get it relatively quickly.

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Meet Zack
Face off against Zack in 'Rush Hour'

You will meet up with Zack at the "Interstate South (I20)" at 8:14AM. This will introduce you to highway battles. Fairly easy, all you really have to do for Zack is not crash, because he will almost always. Once he crashes it's a straight shot of 1000 meters. If he doesn't crash soon enough, no worries because he has a slow car so you can easily sweep him.

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Meet Carmen
Face off against Carmen in 'The Game'

Unlike your faceoff against Zack, you will not be doing a highway battle. Instead, you will have to follow her, and drive ahead of her. After you are in front of her, you need to stay in the lead for 1 minutes and 30 seconds. A good technique is to stay as straight as possible. If you take a turn, you slow down, and she will somehow find shortcuts to gain on you. So make sure you take the lead, then stay on a straight path. After you beat her, this trophy will pop up.

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Meet Hector
Face off against Hector in 'Versus'

Hector will meet up with you at "Wilson Avenue" at 9:45AM. Here you will race, yet, taking as little damage to your car as possible. Hector is very easy to beat, but you will need a new car when you face him. So it's good to have saved up for a decent car. Also, be weary of police, other drivers, and your driving skills. You may want to drive around a bit in that new car because if you take too much damage, then you may either be totaled, or you receive very little money after, so be cautious against Hector. When you beat him, you will receive this trophy.

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Meet Nickel
Face off against Nickel in 'Road Rage'

Interstate East (I-5) at 6:29PM, you will have to play another Highway Battle, and this time, it won't be easy. Nickel has a very fast car, and the only way to compete with him is to upgrade your car as much as possible. You won't be needing Nitrous Oxide because you are on a highway. If your car goes fast enough to catch up with Nickel, you can slide his car into the ones on the highway. This is the easiest way to win and dominate this event. There are a lot more cars in this highway battle, so make sure you don't crash because he has a pretty fast car. You will meet Nickel about 80% of the way through.

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Meet Rose
Face off against Rose in 'Rollercoaster'

Finally, Rose will be your final faceoff, taken place at the "Gold Coast Mountain Exit" at 7:33PM. You will meet and take down Rose at the end of the game, so you should have a nice Tier 2 car, and maybe even a Tier 1 car (depending on your cash balance). This will be needed because she drives 220 MPH most of the time. What you need to do for this trophy is beat her back to the Truck Shop. There's no real way of slowing her down, except to drive smart. When hitting corners boost your way back on track, and trade paint a few times in the beginning turns. This should take 2-2.5 minutes. If it takes you longer, you probably failed the mission.

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5 Finger Discount
Complete all Hot Car Missions

There are many Hot Car mission throughout the game. You will know the last three because a cut scene will appear, and she will say you will have to deliver 6 cars, but you only deliver 3. All of them are fast, and have goons on you, so be careful. As for the first few Hot Car missions, try to avoid to cops because you can not take damage to the car, otherwise, you will fail. And also, the less damage, the more money you receive, so try to keep the car in tip top shape. For the final 3 missions, just get the cars to the shops without the goons or the cops.

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Apprentice Mechanic
Customize a car in Career mode.

All you need to do is paint the car a different color, or add a vinyl to the car and this trophy will appear after purchase.

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Freeze! Hold it right there!
Take a Photo and upload it to NeedforSpeed.com

Go into online, EA Nation, Photo Mode, and snap a picture of your car. You will be asked to upload it, and select yes. You will receive this trophy during the upload.

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Gold Coast to Ocean
Dominate the Gold Coast to Ocean event

See North River Expressway.

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East Fasulo Bridge
Dominate the East Fasulo Bridge event

See North River Expressway.

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Pine Creek & Douglas
Dominate the Pine Creek & Douglas event

See North River Expressway.

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South Canyon Hwy
Dominate the South Canyon Hwy event

See North River Expressway.

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East I-5
Dominate the East I-5 event

See North River Expressway.

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Bay Drive & Harbor
Dominate the Bay Drive & Harbor event

See North River Expressway.

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Tri-City Run
Dominate the Tri-City Run event

See North River Expressway.

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North River Expressway
Dominate the North River Expressway event

NOTE: THE BEST WAY TO DO THESE TROPHIES ARE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU FINISH THE STORY AND UNTIL YOU BUY THE BUGATTI VEYRON! THIS WAY, IT SHOULD ONLY TAKE ONE TRY, INSTEAD OF MULTIPLE!

For the domination trophies, if you don't dominate them to start, it's ok because you can go back to "Completed Missions" and finish them up. That's what I suggest doing. Most of these are very easy to complete, but since they are Master Events, they are hard to dominate. The easiest way to dominate all 8 events is to complete the game, and then go back to dominate. The best to cars to use are the Audi R8 and the Bugatti Veyron. The Bugatti is most preferred, but the Audi R8 can just as easily dominate. The only two trophies that is going to give you trouble is North River Expressway and Bay Drive & Harbor only because this trophy is very long, and if mess up, it can be frustrating. And Bay Drive & Harbor is just plain hard to beat with those fast cars. As long as you remember to boost the corners with then you should be good.

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Window Shopper
Discovered all 3 Pro Shops in Career

A few story races after you meet Rose will be one for this last Pro Shop. Deliver the car and you got the final shop.

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Chase or be Chased
Win all the Highway Battles in Career

Highway Battles are the race for distance on the highway. There are about 20 of these. If you can't do some of them, then purchase the Bugatti Veyron. That way you will sweep away your opponents, but this trophy can't be missed going for Completionist.

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Lose the Eye in the Sky
Escape from a helicopter in a succesfully completed pursuit. (Must be Career level 8 or greater)

Before you go for this trophy, make sure you are a level 8 wheelman, or else you will try for this trophy a ton before actually getting it. There are two ways of getting this trophy. One is by waiting for wheelman 10 or 11, or being in level 3 heat, then going into a pursuit on the map. You should get a helicopter soon in the pursuit. Make sure you have a VERY fast car, or else it will be extremely difficult to win. If you do not have a fast car, then the second way is to be on a highway and to get off a ramp where it curves around, that way it's sudden and the helicopter won't expect it, and won't be able to find you.

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Path of Destruction
Disable 10 Police Cars in a Pursuit and successfully evade in Career

You will easily get this within your first 4 pursuits. Make sure you hit the pursuit breakers when you see them, and then you will disable the police cars. You must complete the pursuit to receive this trophy.

NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO EVADE!

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Get out of the way!
Avoid 5 Road Blocks in a Pursuit and successfully evade in Career

Again, you should get this one quickly. You will start to see roadblocks deep in heat two, and many in heat 3+. The key is to avoid the roadblocks, so you can not hit them at all, otherwise it won't count.

NOTE: IF YOU GO ON A DIFFERENT ROUTE, OR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD, AND YOU "PASS" THE ROAD BLOCK, IT WILL COUNT!

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Most Wanted
Sucessfully complete 50 Pursuits

This trophy is very easy. First, off, you will get most of these pursuits via your map, so it will only take about 10 more pursuits, after you complete the game, to get this trophy. The Bugatti Veyron is the fastest car in the game, and if you spend your money wisely, then upgrade it to the max, and keep going into pursuits. Don't worry about the heat, it may get harder, but all you have to do is change designs on the car, and you should go back to level one heat.

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Aficionado
Purchase or win any 5 cars for your garage.

You should get this trophy before the end of the game because you will have to keep buying cars to keep up to date on the races, unless you use your pinkslips for long periods of times. In this case, after you complete the game, simply buy a couple of Tier 4 cars until this trophy appears.

NOTE: PINKSLIPS COUNT TOWARD YOUR TROPHY!

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Keys to the City
Unlock Port Crescent in Career

This trophy can not be missed. This should take a few hours to do though. When you do, you open and entire new section on your map for races.

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Branching out
Unlock Sunset Hills in Career

This trophy can not be missed. This will also take a few hours to get. You will then unlock "Sunset Hills" on your map.

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Retired
Finish the Career Story

The Career Story mode are the races that pop up at the bottom of your screen, but that does not mean they are in your area. Chase Lihn will talk to you before one appears. Also, on the map (press ) you can find them listed as "JOB." This includes the trophies where you face off, and take down the other drivers. You will know it's your final race when it says "Gusa Road" at 7:57AM. It will be another take down mission. Not as easy as the others though depending on skill. This will take 8-10 minutes with the cops on you.

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NOTE: You do NOT need to beat all of the races, just all of the jobs!

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Completionist
Dominate 100% of Career by beating all the track records.

This trophy throws off many people by saying "dominate." What it simply means is to play, and complete, every single race, pursuit, take down, and CtS available. If you receive this trophy, you should already have the trophy above, Retired.

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Hired Goons
Takeout all the 'Goons' in Career

Goons are like the personal policemen of other characters in the game, except instead of "busting" you, they just try to stop you. You will receive this trophy about 95% of the way through. You will first receive the trophy "2 Birds, 1 Stone" and then you must take out 2 out G-mac's thugs, or "goons." After taking out the first goon, Carmen Mendez will call you up asking to meet her up at her garage. There you will find G-mac's 2nd thug. Take him out and this trophy is yours.

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Unstoppable Force
Avoid 50 Road Blocks in Career

To find a roadblock, you need to be a level 6 wheelman in missions, or a late level 2 heat. Hit every roadblock possible, but when you hit level 3 heat, watch out for the spikes. After playing all of the cop related mission, you will have this (going for Completionist.)

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Wasting Tax Dollars
Get $100,000 Cost to State in a single pursuit and evade

This is harder than it sounds. Make sure you are in at least a level 4 heat, preferably level 5. Many cop cars will be on you. Hit many road block vehicles, and vehicles that are chasing you. Also, make sure you evade. There will no doubt be a helicopter and many SUV's and cars on your back, and in front of you trying to trick you. Here is what you get for destroying other property.

Fire Hydrant: 50 each
Cones: 50 each
Poles: 100 each
Hit & Run: 200 each
Cop Cars Disabled: 3,500-4,600 each (depends on heat level)

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Spiked Punch
Avoid a spike strip in a Pursuit and successfully evade in Career

You will first find spike strips by either being a level 10 wheelman, or by being in level 3 heat. After that, simply find a road block, and go to the side of the cop cars, or on the wall. You should have missed a spike strips, and after the pursuit is over, you will receive this trophy.

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Lose the Fuzz
Sucessfully complete 5 Pursuits

When doing missions on your map, there are 3 types where you go into a pursuit. Cost to State, Cop Takeout, and Escape. Complete 5 of these mission for the trophy. Another way of doing this is to find cops, or cause a disruption on the road. They call in cops, find a pursuit breaker, and end the pursuit.

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Scrapheap
Disable 100 Police vehicles.

It may seem harder to disable Police vehicles in this game, so there are a ton of Pursuit Breakers (Orange Triangular Pictures). Have the cops follow you, hit the orange part, and something will come crashing down on them. This in turn disables them. Or you could do it the old fashioned way and repeatedly slam their car until it says disabled.

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Notorious
Finish 119 Multiplayer Races in any position

This trophy gives many people problems because it isn't patched, and it never will be. To receive this trophy, it says you must finish 119 races in any position. This trophy is glitched so that you may need to play more, a lot more. I have yet to earn this trophy and I am 162 races into it. The only way though is to keep playing, and eventually it will unlock.

Another way of doing this is to play Cops 'N Robbers, and leave the game on, this way you are finishing the game, unlike in a race.

NOTE: For online match trophies, you can just put it on Cop 'n Robbers, and leave the game until you receive all of the trophies (excludes "first of many")!

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Nothing Stock
Discovered all 3 Tuning Shops in Career

The three shops come about halfway in the game. The first one is Street Parts, the next one is Race Parts, and the last one is Pro parts. You receive the Pro Parts when you receive Tier 2. A race for the parts will appear at the bottom of your screen.

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Own the Road
Dominate 25 events in Career

You will, along the way, dominate 25 races. To dominate a race is to beat a race in record time. There are two times in some races: The Time TO finish, and time to dominate. In the beginning, you dominate most of your races, until you need a new car. Buy a new car, then dominate until the races get too hard. Remember though, spend your money wisely! There are 157 events to dominate, so you will have plenty of time. This trophy will take about 2-3 hours to receive.

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Love thy Tires
Avoid 12 Spike Strips total in Career pursuits

This will come along the way. If you are deep into the game, about wheelman 10, then roadblocks appear with spike. Avoid them by driving on the wall or edge of it. Otherwise, get into a long pursuit until you are in heat 3. Then you will start to see helicopters and spike strips. Both ways get you to roadblocks.

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Among the Best
Won 25 Ranked Multiplayer events

This one is difficult if you are trying via races. Again, use Tier 4 or 2 only, then choose the fastest vehicle. If you choose Tier 4, then drive smooth and smart. If you pick Tier 2, use a Lamborghini, and sweep the corners with boost. Or you could leave it on Cops N' Robber until your team wins 25 teams.

NOTE: For online match trophies, you can just put it on Cop 'n Robbers, and leave the game until you receive all of the trophies (excludes "first of many")!



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