-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 25-30 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 playthrough
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
-Glitchy achievements: None known
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra Equipment Needed? No extra equipment
"Crash Time 4: The Syndicate" is the fourth installment of the "Crash Time" series which is based on the German TV show "Alarm für Cobra 11". You play as the two main characters Ben and Semir who are both chief inspectors of the federal criminal police office (BKA). Your main goal is to stop a criminal syndicate that tries to take over the city and threatens the police forces. The achievements and game play are similar to the previous entries in the series. You'll know what to expect, if you played any "Crash Time" games before.
Step #1 - Career
Play on easy, unless you want a challenge. Complete the first tournament as soon as possible to unlock the Razor CTR and use it to complete career mode. It is the fastest and overall best car in the game. Install the cameras and activate the informants as soon as you can but don't bother finding all hideouts because all are unlocked on your minimap after the last story mission. Just find enough to activate the last story mission (fill the bar up to the parting line). Start from a different spawn point if you can't find any missions and arrest more syndicate members. Don't forget to escort them to jail or they'll let them go and you have to catch them again. Try to destroy the car of the first 10 syndicate members to unlock Hotshot. After that it's up to you how you stop them. You may seem to stuck at one point in career mode forever but that's how the game works. You progress the story pretty fast up to the point where you learn about the syndicate. Install cameras, activate informants, find hideouts and arrest syndicate members, win tournaments and the last mission will start eventually.
Step #2 - Single player races
Do this after the 100% completion of career mode because you'll work on Pro during the career and unlock every car and track. Choose the Razor CTR and work your way down the list. You have to complete a race in both modes (circuit and point to point races) at both locations (city and autobahn/highway).
Step #3 - Online races
Find a boosting partner and get 20 wins each in deathmatch (Killer), checkpoint races (Online Legend (Checkpoint Race)) and regular races (Online Legend).
Step #4 - Mop-up
Unlock every achievement you may have missed during career and races. Check out the achievement guide for more information on specific achievements.
If you like the "Crash time" series you'll most likely enjoy this one too. It's similar to the older "Crash Time" games but feels like a grind towards the end because the achievement list is almost similar to the older entries and gets old pretty fast.