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Game modes


The premise of Most Wanted is essentially races and police chases. Two major modes, Career mode and Challenge modes, as the modes of the game that integrates the two features and is where you will be able to unlock new cars, parts and tracks.

Race TypesEdit

  • Tollbooth- You race alone to designated checkpoints (toll booths) along a point-to-point route before time runs out (similar to Time Attack modes in arcade-style racing games). The more time you have as you reach a toll booth, the more time you have to arrive at the next one.
  • Speed Trap- Players compete with each other to get the highest accumulated speed record at multiple traffic cameras. At a speed trap/traffic camera, players accelerate their car to aim for a high speed. Points will be reduced over a period of time after an opponent crosses the finish line first.
  • Circuit- Players race each other on a circuit course for a set amount of laps.
  • Sprint- Players race each other in a point-to-point course.
  • Knockout- Players race around a circuit, where a player in the last position after each lap is eliminated.
  • Drag- Using a car with manual transmission, players drag race against each other on a road which almost always has cars that you must avoid.

Career modeEdit

You start out in several introduction races using a BMW GTR M3, a sufficiently fast and excellent racing vehicle for this moment, only to lose it to a racer who sabotaged your car. You then start again with a slower vehicle. From here you will have to face 15 other racers before racing the guy who won your car. Career mode cosists of:

  • Races in which you must place first to complete
  • Completing milestones in police pursuits
  • Collecting bounty
  • Completing the requirements that Blacklist racers set out that you have to accomplish before racing them
  • Defeating all of the blacklist racers and becoming the Most Wanted.

Once you have managed to defeat the last Blacklist racer, you will get back your BMW and will be required to experience the full force of the police. Keep from getting busted for 5 minutes and a phone call will notify you of an escape route at one end of the map. Reach that point and pick up speed to watch the final cutscene of your car jumping over a broken bridge, while the police fail to do so. If you have already completed all the races and milestones in this mode, you have completed the Career mode.

Note that Career Mode is very useful in unlocking much of the game's contents, including stock cars, race tracks and car parts.

Blacklist Racers (Career Mode)Edit

Requires Information about Blacklist racer requirements

The following people are the Blacklist racers that you will have to face throughout the Career mode. You start off facing Blacklist driver #15, and work your way upwards. You will defeat each racer to challenge the next Blacklist racer above the defeated racer until you reach racer #1, Razor, who will be your final racing competitor. Also enclosed in the list are requirements to race with each racer. The list of racers, for the earliest to the latest, are as followed:

Blacklist Rival #15, SonnyEdit

  • Name: Ho Seun "Sonny"
  • Vehicle: Volkswagon Golf GTi
  • Strength: Circuit races
  • Bio: "This here is Sonny. He's dumped a whole lot of cash into his car. That ride is worked so don't be fooled, it's a rocket. He does anything he can to get a hold of parts before they hit the streets."
  • Racing requisites: ...

Blacklist Rival #14, TazEdit

  • Name: Vince Kilic "Taz"
  • Vehicle: Lexus IS300
  • Strength: Sprint races
  • Bio: "This crazy fool is a major heat score. Blacklist gave him the name "Taz". He hates cops and they hate him. Watch yourself around this guy. He prowls the streets of Rosewood looking for newbies."

Blacklist Rival #13, VicEdit

  • Name: Victor Vasquez "Vic"
  • Vehicle: Toyota Supra
  • Strength: Pursuit length
  • Bio: "This dude's been holding it down in the #13 slot for a while now. He can't break out of his rut and no one can run him out. He's slach and dangerous but knows how to handle his ride. He'll smoke you if he gets the chance."

Blacklist Rival #12, IzzyEdit

  • Name: Isabel Diaz "Izzy"
  • Vehicle: Mazda RX-8
  • Strength: Lap Knockout races
  • Bio: "Izzy is definitely a chick you don't want to mess with. She knows everything there is about cars, on and off the road. She's got her ride wired tight. She comes from a long line of race fanatics. Everybody she runs with is either a cousin, friend or uncle. They all stick close do don't get on her bad side."

Blacklist Rival #11, Big LouEdit

  • Name: Lou Park "Big Lou"
  • Vehicle: Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Strength: Tollbooth time trials
  • Bio: "This slab of Korean muscle considers himself a real ladies man. He's all show. Rumor has it; he panics around the cops and bails on races the first chance he gets. Along with that they say he has problems working the clutch so he's slow off the line. I wouldn't count on it if I was you."

Blacklist Rival #10, BaronEdit

  • Name: Karl Smit "Baron"
  • Vehicle: Porsche Cayman S
  • Strength: Infractions
  • Bio: "This flake calls himself 'Baron'. He's a rich guy from the coast. He thinks garage custom is an excuse for being broke. As far as he's concerned, "If it's not name brand, it's nothing." Go show him what home grown rides can do."

Blacklist Rival #9, EarlEdit

  • Name: Eugene James "Earl"
  • Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
  • Strength: Sprint races
  • Bio: "This guy hails from the lower eastside of Rockport but now rides on the coast. He's a big fan of imports and goes out of his way to take on the big blocks."

Blacklist Rival #8, JewelsEdit

  • Name: Jade Barrett "Jewels"
  • Vehicle: Ford Mustang GT
  • Strength: Drag races
  • Bio: "This sweet thing goes by the name Jewel's. She's all about big block and muscle. She's got a lot of mileage under her wheels so don't be tempted to do anything stupid, she's got some serious power under the hood."

Blacklist Rival #7, KazeEdit

  • Name: Kira Nakazoto "Kaze"
  • Vehicle: Mercedes Benz CLK 500
  • Strength: Pursuit cost to state
  • Bio: "Kaze is crazy. What she can't conquer with skills, she demolishes with speed. Don't let her sweet looks fool ya. She'll trash anything she sees including you. She's not afraid to ding her ride to put you out of commission."

Blacklist Rival #6, MingEdit

  • Name: Hector Domingo "Ming"
  • Vehicle: Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Strength: Photo tickets
  • Bio: "This here is Ming. He prides himself on keeping his ride looking stock. He's fast and shreds radar traps everywhere he can. He's the straight goods. Word is the guy his ride came from some rich cat who talked when he should have been listening. Don't take him on until you're ready."

Blacklist Rival #5, WebsterEdit

  • Name: Wes Allen "Webster"
  • Vehicle: Corvette C6
  • Strength: Escaping pursuits
  • Bio: "Webster's always talking about rides, performance, racers, blah, blah, blah. Won't shut up. He's got some crazy idea that he'sgonna make it big. When he ain't street racing he's hanging out at shops. His ride is tuned to the max. Apparently the interior is stripped of everything that isn't related to speed!"

Blacklist Rival #4, JVEdit

  • Name: Joe Vega "JV"
  • Vehicle: Dodge Viper SRT10
  • Strength: Speedtrap races
  • Bio: "I don't know how JV does it, man. His nights are spent in the clubs and days on the streets. This guy's got a lot of street rep. Cops hate him and racers want to be like him. His flash green Dodge Viper has cops swarming around it all the time."

Blacklist Rival #3, RonnieEdit

  • Name: Ronald McCrea "Ronnie"
  • Vehicle: Aston Martin DB9
  • Strength: Immobilizing police vehicles
  • Bio: "You know Ronnie. He's on of those rich freaks that thinks he's ghetto. He definitely ain't from around that way. He got his car as a graduation gift from his parents. Don't be fooled though this guy knows how to drive. He's been to every race school you can think of."

Blacklist Rival #2, BullEdit

  • Name: Toru Sato "Bull"
  • Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • Strength: Sprint races
  • Bio: "If it weren't for Razor, Toru would still be hanging down at the docks dreaming of the Blacklist. This fool thinks he's got a sleeper, calls it reverse psychology. The only thing stock on his ride is the paint. Toru likes to keep his car mint to give him a bump when you can."

Blacklist Rival #1, RazorEdit

  • Name: Clarence Callahan "Razor"
  • Vehicle: BMW M3 GTR
  • Strength: Every form of race and pursuit related-skills
  • Bio: "Razor rocketed to the top of the Blacklist using your ride. Now he's holding it down and rolling the streets like he owns them. He'll do anything he can to give himself an edge. That includes messing with your head. Remember, you can't trust anything he says."

Challenge SeriesEdit

Challenge mode is basically a set of 68 (69 with a cheat) race challenges that require you to meet several requirements to complete a challenge. In Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition, you will have 69 challenges (70 with a cheat). The level of difficulty of each challenge will increase as you progress.

There are two types of challenge mode races:

  • Tollbooth racing, which requires you to complete an entire track within an allocated time limit and heat level.
  • Milestone racing, which requires you to complete a milestone and evade the police.

Note that each completed event will unlock the next challenge, so you have to begin with the first challenge before moving up to more challenging objectives. Bonus cars will be unlocked as you progress that can be used in Quick Race Mode.

Note

If the cheat code mentioned in paragraph 1 of this section is used, another challenge race will be added. It is called the Burger King challenge. In this race you will race against opponents in the BMW M3 GTR. Completion of this challenge will unlock the Junkman parts in the "My Cars" garage. The cars created in this garage can only be used in "Quick Race" mode.

Quick Race ModeEdit

Quick Race Mode consists of either races you can either create yourself or have the game create a race randomly. Quick Race Mode is also the only part of the game that you can use cars made in the "My Cars" garage and bonus cars won from the Challenge Series. Players can select what car they will drive, how many opponents, traffic level, number of laps, toggling on and off the catch-up feature, difficulty, and the track they will race on.



Pursuit system


Most Wanted features a far more sophisticated pursuit system and police AI than its predessecors. This section aims to provide you with the information needed to face police pursuits and end them.

Initiating a pursuitEdit

In career mode, you run the risk of facing the wrath of the police if you have committed traffic offenses, including:

  • Property damage
  • Traffic collisions
  • Off-road driving
  • Speeding
  • Racing

When police talk about your car and your offences, it is a warning that police cars are in the area. You will need to watch out for closing police units using the upper radar (which tracks the location of a nearby unit and proximity to it). Once a police unit acquires visual contact of your car, the camera zooms in on the police unit to indicate where it is. Then, a pursuit begins.

In the event that you have a higher heat level, 2-5, all that has to happen is for the police to see you. They will then initiate a pursuit.

Heat levelsEdit

The aggressiveness of the police depends on the "Heat", or wanted level, of your car. Heat is collected during pursuit, when you are seen committing police offenses or continuing to engage in police pursuits.

While in chase, the police will refer to yours "Heat" level as a "Condition". There is a total of 7 Conditions in the game.

  • Condition 1, when district police will chase your car using Ford Crown Victoria-like police cruisers
  • Condition 2, when district police will chase your car using black, unmarked Ford Crown Victoria-like cruisers
  • Condition 3, when the state police will take over and use Pontiac GTO police cars against your car.
  • Condition 4, when state police will chase your car using black, unmarked Pontiac GTO cars
  • Condition 5, when the federal police will take over and use Chevrolet Corvette C6 police cars against your car. Sergeant Cross' elite Street Racing Unit will also participate in the prusuit.with cross in tow
  • Condition 6, when the federal police will combine black, unmarked Corvettes with the use of Rhino SUV's. Sergeant Cross himself will also participates in the pursuit along with his Street Racing Unit.
  • Condition 7, when the police will only use Heavy Rhino SUV's against your car. This condition is only available in the Black Edition of Most Wanted, within in a Challenge mode mission.

Police tacticsEdit

  • Heat Level 1 - The District police will simply chase you around.
  • Heat Level 2 - The District police will start using roadblocks.
  • Heat level 3 - The District police will start using Light Rhino SUVs.
  • Heat Level 4 - The State police will use Heavy Rhino SUVs, spike strips, and will call in a police helicopter to supervise the chase.
  • Heat Level 5 - The federal police will use all of the above tactics in the other heat levels

Heat levels can be reduced by changing the physical appearance of you car in a parts shop, or using another car you are owning to race while storing the other car in your garage (each completed race using that car will reduce the heat level for the other car in storage).

InfractionsEdit

  • Speeding- driving in police vision in excess of 150mph
  • Excessive Speeding- driving in police vision in excess of 180mph
  • Property Damage- running through destroyable scenery, including signs and lightposts
  • Ramming a Police Vehicle- coming into contact with a police vehicle
  • Driving Off Road- driving your vehicle out of the lines bounding the road edge
  • Resisting Arrest- awarded for entering cooldown after successfully evading custody
  • Hit and Run- hitting another car while in view of the police
  • Reckless Driving- driving in police vision in excess of 200 mph

In some cars, the speeding, excessive speeding, and reckless driving infractions may require a slightly higher speed.

Pursuit Breakers and SpeedbreakersEdit

The game introduces two new pursuit-related features: Pursuit Breakers and Speed Breakers

Pursuit Breakers, marked as triangles in the city map during pursuits, are road-side objects which are designated to collapse when you use your car to knock down its support, damaging or disabling following police cars. This feature is the best way to cut down the number of police units chasing you, as it is far more effective than evading the police units with speed, which will not always work. However, take note that you will need police units to be close to you and behind you when using Pursuit Breakers. Obviously, police units in front of you may not be affected by the collapsing debris, and police units far behind can easily avoid the falling objects. Each Pursuit Breaker will be replenished after a certain amount of time. On a side note, Pursuit Breakers may also be use in the same way to crash racing opponents.

The Speedbreaker is basically a bullet-time mode that slows down time and allows you to control your car quickly for a limited time. This feature is best used to find a weak point of a roadblock, or avoid incoming Rhino SUVs. Speedbreakers are also useful during fast-paced races, where you are required to avoid traffic (particularly in drag racing), maneuver tight corner or realign you car to take a shortcut. Each steering turn using a Speed Breaker, however, sends the car in a drift that could slow your car down; as such, it is also effective in taking sharp corners, and comes in handy for tough tollbooth races.

Hint: If you see a roadblock, use the Speedbreaker to find a weak spot in the block, then come out of Speedbreaker mode and use a nitrous oxide speed boost to effectively smash through it. If you have no choice but to hit a police car, aim your car at the back tires of the police car.

Pursuit status barEdit

A crucial indicator to take note of during police pursuits is the pursuit status bar, located at the bottom of your computer screen, this bar helps you indicate the current status of the pursuit, the number of police cars in pursuit, the amount of time before the next back of backup arrives, and the risk of you getting arrested.

The time remaining before backup arrives, obviously, indicates the amount of time before a large group of police units joins in to chase you. When this time runs out, you will see additional units waiting for you ahead, in addition to Rhino SUV units attempting to stop you. This counter will reappear again after the pursuit party is reduced to a small number of police units, whereby they request for back up again.

During pursuit, the meter will indicate the risk of you being arrested or the chances of you evading the police. If your car stops close to the presence of the police, the meter moves to the left, with the bar turning red, indicating that you will be arrested; driving your car away at a minimal speed will lower this risk. If all pursuing police units are far away from your car, or have lost contact of your car, the meter moves to the right and turns green, indicating that you will be evading the police.

The bar also indicates other information about police units: The number of police units disabled, and the number of police units which had a "exchange of paint", or physical contact from you car.

After evading the police, this bar will switch to a "Cooldown bar:, which will be explained in the next section.

CooldownEdit

Upon evading the police, you are still required to avoid the police for an allocated time, known as a "Cooldown" period, until they give up and cancel search. Cooldown periods will be indicated in a bar where the pursuit status bar was. In this period, the police will still initiate search of your car; thus it is usually required that you avoid police units to avoid another new pursuit. In order to endure a Cooldown period, you will usually required to stop at an area that will rarely or never be seen by the police, usually off roadways and in covered spots. Hiding spots are also provided on the map; driving into these zones will speed up Cooldown time and shorten the Cooldown period.

Under higher heat levels, however, Cooldown periods will be longer, while more police units will be searching for your car, and cars with over 4 heat levels will be sought for by police helicopters, which are capable of finding your car easily if you are not hidden very well.

ArrestEdit

When your Pursuit Status Bar on the bottom of your screen goes all of the way to the left (Busted), the game will switch to a cut-scene showing you being taken into custody. A police officer will simply arrest you or in some instances, your character will try to resist and the police officer will retalliate (ergo the "T" rating). After an arrest you are required to pay fines owed on the current pursuit as well as fines from others that you have evaded. You also have the option to use a "Get out of Jail Free" marker to avoid having to pay any fines at all. In the unlucky case where you happen to not have enough money to pay your fine, your car will be impounded.

MilestonesEdit

Milestones are one of three requirements set out by Blacklist racers that have to be completed in order to race them. Milestones may vary from Blacklist racer to Blacklist racer. Please note that to complete milestones, you have to successfully evade the pursuit.

  • Bounty Challenge- Requires a certain amount of bounty to be aquired in a single pursuit.
  • Cost to State Challenge- Cause the police to spend a certain amount of money to apprehend you in a single pursuit.
  • Roadblocks Challenge- Requires you to avoid a certain amount of roadblocks in a single pursuit.
  • Spike Strip Challenge- Requires you to avoid a certain amount of spike strips in a single pursuit.
  • Pursuit Time Challenge(less than)- Requires you to evade a pursuit under a set amount of time.
  • Pursuit Time Challenge(greater than)- Requires you to keep a police chase going for a set amount of time.
  • Trade Paint Challenge- Requires for your car to come in contact with a set amount of police cars in a single pursuit.
  • Infractions Challenge- Requires you to commit a set amount of infractions in a single pursuit.

BountyEdit

Bounty is another requirement to race a Blacklist racer. Bounty is calculated on three things; the length of the pursuit, the number of police vehicles immobilized, and milestones being completed. The more of each one of these that you get, the higher your bounty goes, plain and simple.

Rap sheetEdit

Your rap sheet is a database where the Rockport police can access your street racing files. These files include your vehicle database, rankings compared to the 14 other Blacklist racers, pursuit information, etc. Your rap sheet is accessible from your safehouse in Career Mode.



Game modes


The premise of Most Wanted is essentially races and police chases. Two major modes, Career mode and Challenge modes, as the modes of the game that integrates the two features and is where you will be able to unlock new cars, parts and tracks.

Race TypesEdit

  • Tollbooth- You race alone to designated checkpoints (toll booths) along a point-to-point route before time runs out (similar to Time Attack modes in arcade-style racing games). The more time you have as you reach a toll booth, the more time you have to arrive at the next one.
  • Speed Trap- Players compete with each other to get the highest accumulated speed record at multiple traffic cameras. At a speed trap/traffic camera, players accelerate their car to aim for a high speed. Points will be reduced over a period of time after an opponent crosses the finish line first.
  • Circuit- Players race each other on a circuit course for a set amount of laps.
  • Sprint- Players race each other in a point-to-point course.
  • Knockout- Players race around a circuit, where a player in the last position after each lap is eliminated.
  • Drag- Using a car with manual transmission, players drag race against each other on a road which almost always has cars that you must avoid.

Career modeEdit

You start out in several introduction races using a BMW GTR M3, a sufficiently fast and excellent racing vehicle for this moment, only to lose it to a racer who sabotaged your car. You then start again with a slower vehicle. From here you will have to face 15 other racers before racing the guy who won your car. Career mode cosists of:

  • Races in which you must place first to complete
  • Completing milestones in police pursuits
  • Collecting bounty
  • Completing the requirements that Blacklist racers set out that you have to accomplish before racing them
  • Defeating all of the blacklist racers and becoming the Most Wanted.

Once you have managed to defeat the last Blacklist racer, you will get back your BMW and will be required to experience the full force of the police. Keep from getting busted for 5 minutes and a phone call will notify you of an escape route at one end of the map. Reach that point and pick up speed to watch the final cutscene of your car jumping over a broken bridge, while the police fail to do so. If you have already completed all the races and milestones in this mode, you have completed the Career mode.

Note that Career Mode is very useful in unlocking much of the game's contents, including stock cars, race tracks and car parts.

Blacklist Racers (Career Mode)Edit

Requires Information about Blacklist racer requirements

The following people are the Blacklist racers that you will have to face throughout the Career mode. You start off facing Blacklist driver #15, and work your way upwards. You will defeat each racer to challenge the next Blacklist racer above the defeated racer until you reach racer #1, Razor, who will be your final racing competitor. Also enclosed in the list are requirements to race with each racer. The list of racers, for the earliest to the latest, are as followed:

Blacklist Rival #15, SonnyEdit

  • Name: Ho Seun "Sonny"
  • Vehicle: Volkswagon Golf GTi
  • Strength: Circuit races
  • Bio: "This here is Sonny. He's dumped a whole lot of cash into his car. That ride is worked so don't be fooled, it's a rocket. He does anything he can to get a hold of parts before they hit the streets."
  • Racing requisites: ...

Blacklist Rival #14, TazEdit

  • Name: Vince Kilic "Taz"
  • Vehicle: Lexus IS300
  • Strength: Sprint races
  • Bio: "This crazy fool is a major heat score. Blacklist gave him the name "Taz". He hates cops and they hate him. Watch yourself around this guy. He prowls the streets of Rosewood looking for newbies."

Blacklist Rival #13, VicEdit

  • Name: Victor Vasquez "Vic"
  • Vehicle: Toyota Supra
  • Strength: Pursuit length
  • Bio: "This dude's been holding it down in the #13 slot for a while now. He can't break out of his rut and no one can run him out. He's slach and dangerous but knows how to handle his ride. He'll smoke you if he gets the chance."

Blacklist Rival #12, IzzyEdit

  • Name: Isabel Diaz "Izzy"
  • Vehicle: Mazda RX-8
  • Strength: Lap Knockout races
  • Bio: "Izzy is definitely a chick you don't want to mess with. She knows everything there is about cars, on and off the road. She's got her ride wired tight. She comes from a long line of race fanatics. Everybody she runs with is either a cousin, friend or uncle. They all stick close do don't get on her bad side."

Blacklist Rival #11, Big LouEdit

  • Name: Lou Park "Big Lou"
  • Vehicle: Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Strength: Tollbooth time trials
  • Bio: "This slab of Korean muscle considers himself a real ladies man. He's all show. Rumor has it; he panics around the cops and bails on races the first chance he gets. Along with that they say he has problems working the clutch so he's slow off the line. I wouldn't count on it if I was you."

Blacklist Rival #10, BaronEdit

  • Name: Karl Smit "Baron"
  • Vehicle: Porsche Cayman S
  • Strength: Infractions
  • Bio: "This flake calls himself 'Baron'. He's a rich guy from the coast. He thinks garage custom is an excuse for being broke. As far as he's concerned, "If it's not name brand, it's nothing." Go show him what home grown rides can do."

Blacklist Rival #9, EarlEdit

  • Name: Eugene James "Earl"
  • Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
  • Strength: Sprint races
  • Bio: "This guy hails from the lower eastside of Rockport but now rides on the coast. He's a big fan of imports and goes out of his way to take on the big blocks."

Blacklist Rival #8, JewelsEdit

  • Name: Jade Barrett "Jewels"
  • Vehicle: Ford Mustang GT
  • Strength: Drag races
  • Bio: "This sweet thing goes by the name Jewel's. She's all about big block and muscle. She's got a lot of mileage under her wheels so don't be tempted to do anything stupid, she's got some serious power under the hood."

Blacklist Rival #7, KazeEdit

  • Name: Kira Nakazoto "Kaze"
  • Vehicle: Mercedes Benz CLK 500
  • Strength: Pursuit cost to state
  • Bio: "Kaze is crazy. What she can't conquer with skills, she demolishes with speed. Don't let her sweet looks fool ya. She'll trash anything she sees including you. She's not afraid to ding her ride to put you out of commission."

Blacklist Rival #6, MingEdit

  • Name: Hector Domingo "Ming"
  • Vehicle: Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Strength: Photo tickets
  • Bio: "This here is Ming. He prides himself on keeping his ride looking stock. He's fast and shreds radar traps everywhere he can. He's the straight goods. Word is the guy his ride came from some rich cat who talked when he should have been listening. Don't take him on until you're ready."

Blacklist Rival #5, WebsterEdit

  • Name: Wes Allen "Webster"
  • Vehicle: Corvette C6
  • Strength: Escaping pursuits
  • Bio: "Webster's always talking about rides, performance, racers, blah, blah, blah. Won't shut up. He's got some crazy idea that he'sgonna make it big. When he ain't street racing he's hanging out at shops. His ride is tuned to the max. Apparently the interior is stripped of everything that isn't related to speed!"

Blacklist Rival #4, JVEdit

  • Name: Joe Vega "JV"
  • Vehicle: Dodge Viper SRT10
  • Strength: Speedtrap races
  • Bio: "I don't know how JV does it, man. His nights are spent in the clubs and days on the streets. This guy's got a lot of street rep. Cops hate him and racers want to be like him. His flash green Dodge Viper has cops swarming around it all the time."

Blacklist Rival #3, RonnieEdit

  • Name: Ronald McCrea "Ronnie"
  • Vehicle: Aston Martin DB9
  • Strength: Immobilizing police vehicles
  • Bio: "You know Ronnie. He's on of those rich freaks that thinks he's ghetto. He definitely ain't from around that way. He got his car as a graduation gift from his parents. Don't be fooled though this guy knows how to drive. He's been to every race school you can think of."

Blacklist Rival #2, BullEdit

  • Name: Toru Sato "Bull"
  • Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • Strength: Sprint races
  • Bio: "If it weren't for Razor, Toru would still be hanging down at the docks dreaming of the Blacklist. This fool thinks he's got a sleeper, calls it reverse psychology. The only thing stock on his ride is the paint. Toru likes to keep his car mint to give him a bump when you can."

Blacklist Rival #1, RazorEdit

  • Name: Clarence Callahan "Razor"
  • Vehicle: BMW M3 GTR
  • Strength: Every form of race and pursuit related-skills
  • Bio: "Razor rocketed to the top of the Blacklist using your ride. Now he's holding it down and rolling the streets like he owns them. He'll do anything he can to give himself an edge. That includes messing with your head. Remember, you can't trust anything he says."

Challenge SeriesEdit

Challenge mode is basically a set of 68 (69 with a cheat) race challenges that require you to meet several requirements to complete a challenge. In Need for Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition, you will have 69 challenges (70 with a cheat). The level of difficulty of each challenge will increase as you progress.

There are two types of challenge mode races:

  • Tollbooth racing, which requires you to complete an entire track within an allocated time limit and heat level.
  • Milestone racing, which requires you to complete a milestone and evade the police.

Note that each completed event will unlock the next challenge, so you have to begin with the first challenge before moving up to more challenging objectives. Bonus cars will be unlocked as you progress that can be used in Quick Race Mode.

Note

If the cheat code mentioned in paragraph 1 of this section is used, another challenge race will be added. It is called the Burger King challenge. In this race you will race against opponents in the BMW M3 GTR. Completion of this challenge will unlock the Junkman parts in the "My Cars" garage. The cars created in this garage can only be used in "Quick Race" mode.

Quick Race ModeEdit

Quick Race Mode consists of either races you can either create yourself or have the game create a race randomly. Quick Race Mode is also the only part of the game that you can use cars made in the "My Cars" garage and bonus cars won from the Challenge Series. Players can select what car they will drive, how many opponents, traffic level, number of laps, toggling on and off the catch-up feature, difficulty, and the track they will race on.