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Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Midnight Club: Los Angeles Achievement Guide

Guide By: kornfan2007
There are 55 achievements with a total of 1250 points.


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Overview:
- Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 5/10
-Offline: 48(1110)
-Online: 7(140)
-Approximate Amount of time to 1250/1250: 40-50 hours
-Minimum Number of Playthroughs: 1
-Number of Missable Achievements: None!
-Glitched Achievements: None!
-Do Cheats Disable Achievements: No Cheats
-Does Difficulty Affect Achievements: No

Introduction:
Midnight Club: LA is a fairly straight forward racing game. You get a mission or a race that needs to be won and you win it, simple as that. You will always have missions available to you so you can boost your rank up in the game and being first is always the best way to go. This should not be a very hard task to accomplish for anyone who plays racing games, just maybe a little time consuming. My best advice to anyone having trouble would be to get your hands on the Ninja bike as soon as possible because it is the easiest vehicle in the game to win races with (especially with level 3 zone ability).

Step 1: Missions
Go through the missions you get as fast as you can using each of the four abilities whenever you can to unlock level 3 on all four of them. Personally I think ZONE was the most helpful ability because of how fast you can get around sharp turns. Eventually, if you follow the guide, you will get to race all of the city champs. Once this is done, you should have the ability to buy or unlock the garage and have around $1,000,000. Even though you have that much money, once you do own the garage, all of your cars and upgrades will be priced at zero, making every other achievement in this game really easy.

Step 2: Collectables and Goal Attacks
Once you have the entire city champs beat, you should focus on any specific racing achievements you may not already have, as well as any extra ones you need. Things like creating a race in race editor, save 16 photos, submit a ride, and doing a 1020 foot jump should all be easily taken care of now. Then you should get yourself a copy of the collectible guide and go find all of the rockstar barrels, this should not take you long at all if you go into online cruise and use the guide. In online there is no traffic to get in your way and slow you down. You can also take care of all the goal attacks now that you have free vehicles and upgrades. Pick your best vehicle and get ready for what is probably the longest and hardest part of the game, also be prepared because you are not able to use your special abilities in the goal attacks.

Step 3: Online
The online achievements can pretty much all be done with 1 other boosting partner, with the exception of the T-Mobile one, which I just went into an online cruise with about 10 other players and started shooting out friend requests until I have 7 of them accept, then removed all of them once I saw my achievement pop up. I was able to get all of the other online achievements with one other guy in about an hour or two.

Step 4: DLC
After doing all of that, and assuming that you have the South Central DLC, you can now quickly pick up that last 250 in about 3-5 hours time. All you need to do is get yourself to the South Central Garage and first test drive any vehicle, then get yourself an SUV and a low rider and max them out with upgrades. Do 10 races with each of those vehicles, a few deliveries and some more goal attacks and the DLC will be over before you know it.

Conclusion:
In conclusion, as I said before, this game is really not as hard as it can be time consuming, but it is plenty of fun so it is worth the time in my opinion. The longest part will probably be doing all of the goal attacks, which, as I mentioned, are a lot easier to do once you have beaten everything else in the game and have the ability to buy and upgrade anything you want in the garage. So immediately work yourself towards that goal in the game and everything else will come with ease.

 

[x360a would like to thank Levex817 for this Road Map]


Wanted Man10
Pull over while the police are in 'pull over' mode, then drive away during the ticketing cutscene.   (1) 

When the police start chasing you and it says 'pull over' in the bottom left you should pull over. It will go to a cutscene in which you are looking at yourself through the police cars camera. Press  to accelerate and you should unlock this. The police are unlocked after a few races.

Out On Bail10
Evade the police successfully when they are in pursuit.   (4) 

When in chase by the police you must lose line of sight from them and stay hidden until they give up. Try to get them chasing you down the freeway then pull off and just keep turning around corners and you'll lose them. The police are unlocked after a few races.

Neither Bird nor Plane10
Travel 1020 feet in a single jump.    (4) 

This is done on the right side of the map. There is a double loop and above that a single loop. It is done from the single loop. Go all the way around it and straight on keeping to the right. When the road goes downhill there will be a lot of steps in front of you to jump from. Fast bike/car needed with Nitros. This can be done in race editor which will allow you to drive without cops or traffic. Refer to "Waldo's Still Missing" achievement for details on using race editor. 20 seconds into the video this is shown.

Jordan Jumpman10
Spend more than 10 minutes in the air. Brought to you by JORDAN BRAND.    (4) 

This will unlock after a combined total of ten minutes in the air. Just keep hitting jumps around the city and you will unlock it.

Unicycle20
Drive a cumulative total of 50 miles while doing a wheelie on a motorcycle.    (2) 

On a motorbike hold  and click down on whilst accelerating. After 50 miles worth of wheelies this will unlock. This can be done in race editor which will allow you to drive without cops or traffic. Refer to "Waldo's Still Missing" achievement for details on using race editor. I recommend the Freeway going counterclockwise on the right side of the road.

Just Get A Motorcycle20
In a car, drive a cumulative total of 50 miles on 2 wheels.    (7) 

In a car hold  and right or left on whilst accelerating and you will start driving on 2 wheels. After 50 miles worth of 2 wheel driving this will unlock. This can be done in race editor which will allow you to drive without cops or traffic. Refer to "Waldo's Still Missing" achievement for details on using race editor. I recommend the Freeway going counterclockwise on the right side of the road.

Hear me Roar!20
Unlock Level 3 ROAR.    

After some races you will unlock special abilities. Press  to use them. You can select which one you wish to use from the Garage under Customize Vehicle. The ability level it up to 3. Using an ability more often will cause it to level up faster.

Anger Management20
Unlock Level 3 AGRO.    

See "Hear me Roar" for tips.

Set To Stun20
Unlock Level 3 EMP.    (2) 

See "Hear me Roar" for tips.

Zoning Out20
Unlock Level 3 ZONE.    

See "Hear me Roar" for tips.

In the Lap of…20
Beat the Luxury Champ.    (19) 

Beat the city champ (in any vehicle class) and complete all three missions per area (match, wager, tournament) with a luxury car to get the champ to challenge you. Win one race against him to unlock the achievement.

- Hollywood Match
- Mack Burger
- Hollywood Tournament

- Valley Match
- Hollywood Lookout
- Hills Tournament

- Downtown Match
- The Diamond Lot
- Downtown Tournament

- Beach Match
- Rooftop Parking Garage
- Beach Tournament

Name that Tune ( r )20
Beat the Tuner Champ.    

See "In the Lap of…" for details except done in a tuner car.

World's Strongest20
Beat the Muscle Champ.    

See "In the Lap of…" for details except done in a muscle car.

Two Wheels of Fury30
Beat the Motorcycle Champ.    

See "In the Lap of…" for details except done with a motorcycle.

How Exotic30
Beat the Exotic Champ.    

See "In the Lap of…" for details except done in an exotic car.

The Basics10
Complete one of the missions you receive in the mission log.    (1) 

Complete any mission you are given. Press  to get to the Map screen and then you can view missions by pressing .

What's a Speed Limit?20
Win 15 dynamic freeway races.   

Drive around the freeway and flash any drivers (press ) that have the race sign above them. Win 15 of these to unlock this.

Streaker20
Win 5 races in a row offline.   

Any races counts. Each stage of a series race will count towards this. You can not restart any races to get this.

Winning With Less20
Win 10 races on a motorcycle.     

You can unlock a motorbike for sale after a few races. It costs $14,000 and is purchased from the Garage.

Go on Green20
Win 15 Red Light Races.   

Throughout play you will find racers with the lights as their sign. These are red light races. Flash them (press ) to start. Win 15 to unlock this.

Destroyer of Worlds20
Successfully destroy 15 opponent vehicles using the Payback vehicle at the Beaches garage.   (2) 

Going through the missions you will get a mission called "Life's a beach". This mission unlocks Payback missions. Destroy 15 cars to get this.

Here for a Pickup20
Successfully deliver 15 vehicles out of the Hollywood garage.   (4) 

You will unlock a mission to deliver 5 cars. It starts from a car in the Hollywood Garage car park. Each time you deliver a car you can continue doing so until 15 have been delivered.

Father Time30
Completely unlock a time trial by completing all 3 missions.    (1) 

Progress through the missions to unlock the time trial races. Each one has three parts to complete which you will get as new missions when available. Do them all to get this.

Uncle Time20
Finish the first mission for each of the 4 time trials.    (1) 

Progress through the missions to unlock the time trial races. Complete each one as it is available and once part one of the 4th time trial race is complete you will get this.

Competitive Glory20
Win each of the 4 tournaments at least one time.   (1) 

The four tournaments are Beaches, Downtown, Hills, and Hollywood. Play through the missions until you unlock one of these. Once done you should get the next tournament mission. Play through all four winning them to get this.

It's How You Play The Game30
Finish 300 offline races. Winning is not required.   

Enter any races you want and finish them. These can be arcade (selected through the start menu) or races in the city.

The Winner30
Win 180 offline races.   

Enter any races you want and win them. These can be arcade (selected through the start menu) or races in the city.

Rags To Riches30
Have $1 million dollars in the bank while playing in Los Angeles.    (1) 

As the achievement says you have to have $1 million dollars in the bank. Once you have a good car or bike to win with just start saving. Any races including online and arcade will earn you money. I would recommend doing other missions and achievements which will earn you the money over time.

Have Car, Will Travel30
Drive a total of 5,000 miles, including any miles driven online or offline.    (2) 

This will accumulate over time. If you're in a hurry and don't want to actually drive, you can use the strategy found HERE to get the achievement without having to be playing.

Getting Off the Bench10
Enter an online cruise and join a proposed race.   (3) 

Pause () and go right to modes. Select Xbox Live and then quick cruise. When someone else starts a race, accept to get this.

Who Made This?10
Enter a Race Editor Race online.   (2) 

Someone else has to make a track and propose a race in cruise mode. Accept to get this.

Saving Los Angeles10
Enter the Race Editor, create a race, and then save it.   

Pause () and go to Modes menu. Select Race Editor. Select "Create Race". Press to zoom out. Press to place the start and end points. Once these are placed, press  and save the track.

Paparazzi10
Save 16 photos to your photo album.   (2) 

Pause () and move the . This will take you into photo mode. Take 16 pics and save them to each slot of the album. Once all 16 slots are filled the achievement will unlock.

T-Mobile myFaves10
Join an online game with 5 of your friends. Stay Connected with MyFaves from T-Mobile.   (54) 

Pause () and go right to the Modes section, select Xbox Live and then Quick Cruise. Then invite five friends so there are six of you overall. It is unclear if the achievement will unlock as soon as all six people accept or if you have to do the race first.

Turn in the Work10
Submit a vehicle to Rate My Ride.  (3) 

Pause (), go right to the modes menu and select Xbox Live. Select "Rate My Ride". You will be asked if you want to enter a vehicle. Once submitted, you will unlock the achievement.

Everyone's a Critic20
Rate 25 rides online.  (2) 

Pause (), go right to the modes menu and select Xbox Live. Select "Rate My Ride". Select Rate Rides and rate twenty-five with whatever value you want and the achievement will unlock.

Crossing the Line20
Finish 50 races online.   (4) 

Race online and this will unlock after finishing fifty races.

Master Thief30
Steal 80 flags while playing Capture the Flag or other battle matches.   (16) 

Go into a player or ranked battle match online. A flag will be on the radar to pick up. When an opponent has it, drive into them to steal it. Do this eighty times. This can be boosted easily by just driving into each other over and over.

Postman30
Deliver 100 flags in Capture the Flag or other battle matches.   (19) 

Go into a player or ranked battle match online. A flag will be on the radar to pick up. Deliver it to the destination. Repeat ninety-nine more times to get this. Easiest done in a Basewar as each of you have a base and a flag. Highway 101 seems to be the easiest race on which you can accomplish this.

Ranking Up30
Win 20 ranked matches online.   (32) 

Race online in ranked matches and win twenty times.

Where in the World?10
Find half of the collectables in Los Angeles.     

See "Waldo's Still Missing" for details.

Waldo's Still Missing40
Find all the collectables in Los Angeles.     (2) 

Use the map found here to find all of the collectibles. If you don't want to drive around the city, then you can use the race editor to drop your car anywhere in the city, allowing you to move from point to point on the map very quickly.

Retire the Master50
Beat the City Champ.    (1) 

Progress through the missions until challenged by the city champ. Complete the races against them to unlock this achievement.

Mild Dedication10
In Goal Attack, complete every goal for one race.   

See "True Dedication".

True Dedication100
All Goal attacks must be unlocked and every goal for every race completed.   (6) 

Pause and press right to the modes tab. Select Goal Attack. Each consists of 4 goals: 1) Finish 1st, 2) Finish with less than 25% damage, 3) Finish in X time, 4) Do all of these tasks in one race. List found at the following page:

The full list of seventy-four races can be found here.

 
 
DLC: South Central
Price: $9.99 USD Achievements: 10 Points: 250
 
Goin' South10
Meet the South Central Mechanic.    

Perform an action such as a race or purchasing a new car and you should shortly get a call from Karol. Once you get to his new garage you will get this.

South Central Test Drive10
Take 1 South Central vehicle out for a test drive.   

Go into your garage and select the "Vehicle Showroom". Find one of the new vehicles. Look for SUVs or Low Riders and then press . This achievement will then unlock.

Big Ballin'20
Win 10 races in an SUV.   (1) 

Win 10 races in an SUV. Each win in part of a series counts as one towards this. Arcade races also count.

Low Ballin'20
Win 10 races in a Low Rider.   

Win 10 races in a Low Rider. Each win in part of a series counts as one towards this. Arcade races also count.

Sign Here20
Complete 10 deliveries in South Central.   

You will get a mission named "South Central Delivery" which allows you to perform deliveries. Complete 10 of these to unlock this achievement.

Easier than the Hills20
Complete the South Central tournament.    

After doing a few missions, you will get offered the tournament. Win this for the achievement. Its not very hard. I used a SUV and won.

Money for nothing20
Complete the South Central Wager Mission.    (3) 

This mission is named "Making Money". It opens a few missions into SC. Win enough wagers to make the $5000 required to unlock this achievement.

Brother Time20
Complete the 3 missions for the South Central time trial.    

3 missions: South Central Time Trial, Let's Do This, How We Do It. Do each as soon as you can so the next comes more quickly. Try not to finish too quickly so the next time is easier to beat.

Been there, Done that50
Finish the South Central career.    

I completed 15 missions to unlock this. The final 2 missions are related to a character named Raymond. Once you finish those you will get this achievement.

GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!60
Finish all South Central Goal Attacks.   (3) 

There are 27 total races. Pause and press right to the modes tab. Select Goal Attack. Each consists of four goals. Finish 1st, Finish with less than 25% damage, Finish in X time, and Do all of these tasks in one race. The list found here.


 
 
 
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Release:

US October 21, 2008
Europe October 24, 2008

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