Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Cheats and Codes for PC

Unlock all vehicles and get cheap cars with cheat codes for PC

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is the sixth installment of the Need for Speed racing game series from EA Black Box. If you're playing on your PC, it's possible to use cheat codes to get cheaper, faster cars among other secrets.

These cheats only work with the Windows edition. The console versions of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 do not support cheat codes.

How to Get Cheap Cars and Tracks

It's possible to lower the in-game prices of cars and tracks by editing specific game files. Each car has its own folder and an associated cars.ini file. To change the cost of any car to $10:

  1. Locate the cars.ini file for the car of your choice on your computer.

  2. Open the cars.ini file with a text editor, like Notepad.

  3. Set the numerical value for price= and nfsprice= to 10.

  4. Save the file, and exit.

Use this same trick to lower the costs of race tracks by editing the Tracks.ini file in the Tracks sub-directory and setting all instances of m_price[0]= to 10.

Before editing game files, create a backup copy and save them elsewhere on your computer for safe keeping in case the changes you make cause the game to crash.

How to Get Faster Cars

Use a text editor to edit the cars.ini files in the game directory. Change the mass= value to 100 for faster cars.

It's also possible to transfer the speed and handling characteristics of one vehicle to another. For example:

  1. Open the folder of a powerful car such as the F50.

  2. Copy the car.ini file.

  3. Open the folder of a slower car such as the Elise.

  4. Paste the car.ini for the better car into the folder, and choose to overwrite the original car.ini file.

The next time you start the game, the Elise should handle just like the F50.

Back up the original car.ini files in case you want to change the vehicles back to the standard settings.

How to Use Cheats in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

To use general cheats for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, launch the game using the command prompt window. Enter the location of the NfsHS.exe file into the command window, add the cheat code to the end, then press Enter to begin the game with the cheat enabled.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Cheat Codes

Use these codes as described above to turn on cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
+ghost Make car transparent.
+opentree Enter locked events.
+nofrustration Disable confirmations.
+nomovie Disable movie demos.
+nomusic Disable music.
+nosnd Disable sound effects.
+noreverb Disable reverb.
+nofrontend Disable the main menu.
+helicoptersOnly Cops only use helicopters.
+noparticles Disable particle animations.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Unlockable Cars

New vehicles are unlocked by achieving certain goals.

Vehicle How to Unlock
Lamborgini Diablo 6.0 VT Get 2.5 million points.
McLaren F1 Get 4 million points.
McLaren F1 LM Get 5 million points, or win the World Championship. 
Mercedes CLK GTR Get 4.5 million points.
Porsche Carrera GT Get 3.5 million points.
Dodge Viper GTS Get 2 million points.
Lamborghini Murcielago Get 3 million points.
Ferrari F50 Lead a single advanced, full grid race for eight laps.