Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 30/39
-Online: 9/39
-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


Introduction:
"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.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:

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.

Conclusion:
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.
 

[x360a would like VonThronstahl for this road map]

Crash Time 4: The Syndicate Achievement Guide

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There are 39 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Finish Level 4.

    See "By all Means" achievement.

  • Win 10 single races.

    This can be unlocked by either winning Championship Races in the Career or in the Single Race mode at the main menu.
    Finish in 1st place in 10 races for this to unlock, the quickest and easiest way to do this is by going into the Single Race menu and setting up the pre-race options with the following values:

    Nitro Booster: On
    Vehicle Damage: Off
    Traffic: Off
    Number of Laps: 1
    Number of Opponents: 1
    Opponents' Vehicles: Mixed
    Oppenents' Strength: Easy

    Complete 10 of these 1 Lap races, making sure you finish in 1st place each time.

  • Finish Level 2.

    See "By all Means?" achievement.

  • Finish your career successfully.

    This is unlocked in Career Mode.
    You must successfully complete the 'Levels' by arresting criminals and completing informant missions. The more of these tasks you complete, the further the story will progress, until you have eventually completed it.

  • Total your car.

    Simply reach 100% damage (displayed by a spanner icon at the top left of the screen) by completely destroying your car in any way you like.
    (Head-on collisions with other cars are the quickest).

  • Drive one lap without causing any damage.

     

    Can be unlocked in either Career Championship races or Single Races,
    Just complete 1 lap of the race without crashing into other drivers or barriers and this will unlock (Damage is indicated by a spanner icon).

  • Drive one race without causing any damage.

     

    Can be unlocked in either Career Championship races or Single Races,
    Complete the race without crashing into other drivers or barriers and this will unlock (Damage is indicated by a spanner icon, and you do not have to win the race).

  • Win an online event (ranked or standard) in any mode.

    Position 1st place in an online race or deathmatch (Ranked or Standard).

  • Falling 30 m.

    In Career mode select the Autobahn part of the map;
    Look at the Northwest of the map, you will see a quarry/building site, you're going to need to drive there. 
    The best way to do this is to drive off the edge of highest point of the quarry, into it, so you land in the middle.
    (If you are not reaching the middle and are hitting the roads around the edges, use a nitrous boost before you jump off the edge.)
    The drop down is adequate for this achievement, just make sure you land on your tires!

  • Win 5 ranked online deathmatches.

    You must complete and finish 1st place in 5 full ranked deathmatch games.

  • Unlock every car.

    There are 47 vehicles in the game, they are unlocked in Career mode through progressing in the story, completing informant missions, and winning championship races.
    (A list of your currently unlocked vehicles is seen at the vehicle selection screen).

  • Win a deathmatch without dying.

    You must complete and finish 1st place in a full deathmatch game (Ranked or Standard) without dying. Don't try and take things too quickly or you will usually take more damage than you wanted to, also, also using  to handbrake will help you maneuver quickly to dodge your opponents' attacks.

  • Destroy 10 enemies.

    Enemies are defined by anybody who shows up on the HUD as a red arrow shape, by 'destroy' it is actually asking you to arrest them by performing a pit-maneuver on them.
    So park in front of their car to arrest them, and don't shoot. 
    Repeat this process to 10 enemies.

  • Killer

     

    50

    Win 20 ranked online deathmatches.

    You must complete and finish 1st place in 20 full ranked deathmatch games.

  • Jump 100 m.

     

    In Career mode there are ramps placed around the map, use  for nitrous and drive off one of these to easily clear 100m.
    Alternatively, if you cannot find a ramp, you can nitrous boost off of sloped parts of the off road sections which can project you just as far through the air to clear 100m.

  • Drive 280 km/h for 15 seconds.

     

    Best done with a car from the 'Race Car' class,
    There are lots of good, long, straight stretches of road in the Autobahn area where you can drive at 280k km/h (174mph) for well over 15 seconds.
    Just make sure to avoid traffic and use  for nitrous boost if necessary.

  • Drive 30 laps on off-road track "4x4 Club Circuit (R)".

    You must complete 30 laps of the 4x4 Club Circuit R track;
    (This track is unlocked by completing the mission 'Road Legal Problems' for the informant at the quarry [northwest on Autobahn map]).
    At the Main Menu select Single Race.
    Then the easiest way to win this race and unlock the achievement is by selecting the following pre-race options:
    Nitro Booster: On
    Vehicle Damage: Off
    Traffic: Off
    Number of Laps: 30 (as required by achievement)
    Number of Opponents: 1
    Opponents' Vehicles: Mixed
    Oppenents' Strength: Easy
    Track Type: Circuits > Autobahn > 4x4 Club-Circuit R

    Now complete the race and after all 30 laps, your achievement will unlock.
    (You don't even have to win the race, just complete 30 laps).

  • Win 20 ranked online races.

    You must finish 20 Ranked online races (any type) in 1st place.

  • Win 20 ranked online checkpoint races.

    You must finish 20 Ranked online Checkpoint races in 1st place.

  • Win 5 ranked online races.

    You must finish 5 Ranked online races (any type) in 1st place.

  • Win 5 ranked online checkpoint races.

    You must finish 5 Ranked online Checkpoint races in 1st place.

  • Install every single camera possible.

    After you have completed Level 2 in the Career, you will be shown that you can now 'install cameras' around the city & autobahn.
    All the cameras are shown on your HUD when you are in close proximity to them, you must simply stop your car in the red highlighted area on the road to 'install' each camera. 
    There are 155 cameras to install in total; 78 in the city and 77 at the autobahn. From time to time you may get alerted by another officer that one of your cameras has been destroyed (which is selected at random), so always be sure to go back to an area after this happens, even if you previously thought you had installed all the cameras there.

  • Drive 1000 km in the game.

     

    This achievement is likely to unlock towards the end of your Career mode story. Just drive around the City and/or Autobahn until you have reached 1000km.
    You can see how many kilometers you have driven so far in the 'Statistics' section of the main menu.

  • Activate every single informant possible.

    There are 12 informants in total.
    Informants are shown on the road map (In the pause menu) by a large magnifying glass icon.
    You must stop your vehicle in the red highlighted area at every informant location in the game and complete their given mission for this to unlock.

  • Pro

     

    50

    Win 50 single races.

    This can be unlocked by either winning Championship Races in the Career or in the Single Race mode at the main menu.
    Finish in 1st place in 50 races for this to unlock, the quickest and easiest way to do this is by going into the Single Race menu and setting up the pre-race options with the following values:

    Nitro Booster: On
    Vehicle Damage: Off
    Traffic: Off
    Number of Laps: 1
    Number of Opponents: 1
    Opponents' Vehicles: Mixed
    Oppenents' Strength: Easy

    Complete 50 of these 1 Lap races, making sure you finish in 1st place each time.

  • Drive 30 laps on racing track "Sprit-Raceway (R)".

    You must complete 30 laps of the Sprit-Raceway R track;
    (This track must be unlocked by completing races in Career mode)
    At the Main Menu select Single Race.
    Then the easiest way to win this race and unlock the achievement is by selecting the following pre-race options:
    Nitro Booster: On
    Vehicle Damage: Off
    Traffic: Off
    Number of Laps: 30 (as required by achievement)
    Number of Opponents: 1
    Opponents' Vehicles: Mixed
    Oppenents' Strength: Easy
    Track Type: Circuits > Autobahn > Sprit-Raceway R

    Now complete the race and after all 30 laps, your achievement will unlock.
    (You don't even have to win the race, just complete 30 laps).

  • Destroy 1,000 objects.

     

    Take down as many signposts, bollards, billboards, pillars or other destructible environmental objects by driving into them. This is easily gained by driving along the paths for a while as alot of signs are located there.

  • Riot

     

    10

    Make 100 vehicles explode.

     

    You can make cars explode by driving into them head-on at high speed, do this to any 100 CPU controlled drivers of your choice.

  • Crash into traffic 100 times.

     

    This can be unlocked in Career mode; you must simply drive into any other vehicles in any way you like, a total of 100 times.

  • Cause 1 million damage in one race.

     

    This is unlocked in Career mode;
    You must amount €1,000,000 worth of damage before you destroy your car.
    (Damage is indicated by a spanner icon, at 100% damage your car will blow up)
    The best way to total 1,000,000 is by causing as much mayhem as you can (crashing into other drivers and destroying their vehicles, smashing signs,fences etc.) This is done easily by using the 'Heavy Truck' from the Road Chief class and sharply turning it sideways while pressing  (handbrake) on the Autobahn so you crash sideways into oncoming traffic while the poles on the trailer unhinge and smash into cars causing extra points of damage.
    If you are having trouble with this, note that you CAN repair your car as many times as you like before your damage reaches 100%.

  • Drive every car in the game at least once.

    There are 47 vehicles in the game, they are unlocked in Career mode through progressing in the story, completing informant missions, and winning championship races.
    Once you have unlocked all the vehicles you must drive each one on the road
    (This is most quickly achieved by loading up the game with one vehicle, and then quitting back to the menu straight away to select another and repeating until all 47 vehicles have been selected).

  • Finish Level 3.

    See "By all Means" achievement.

  • Remove 2 or more wheels at once.

     

    Drive head-on into another car and you will most likely lose 2 wheels on impact. Can also be achieved by driving head-on into a wall.

  • Finish Level 1.

    See "By all Means" achievement.

  • Unlock every track.

    There are 44 tracks to unlock in total,
    Tracks are unlocked by completing Championship races in career mode,
    keep winning these races and all the tracks will eventually become unlocked.
    The City has 23 tracks (17 Circuits, 6 Stages) while the Autobahn has 21 (16 Circuits, 5 Stages), these can all be viewed from the 'Track Type' option in the Single Race mode.

  • Race on every track in the game.

     

    You will gain this as you progress in unlocking all the tracks by completing Championship Races in Career mode. 

    The City has 23 tracks (17 Circuits, 6 Stages) while the Autobahn has 21 (16 Circuits, 5 Stages), these can all be viewed from the 'Track Type' option in the Single Race mode.

  • Play a deathmatch without dying.

    You must complete a full deathmatch game (Ranked or Standard) without dying. Don't try and take things too quickly or you will usually take more damage than you wanted to, also, also using  to handbrake will help you maneuver quickly to dodge your opponents' attacks.

  • Achieve 100% in the Single Player Game Completion stat.

    This is the most time consuming achievement in the game and it is achieved by:
    - Arrest all 63 criminals. (Red arrow on HUD) [Pit maneuver hold & gun damage arrests are both fine.]
    - Uncover all 120 locations. (Small magnifying glass icon on HUD) [These can be found by driving around the map or by stealth following criminals to locations]
    - Install all 155 cameras. (Camera icon on HUD) [Stop inside any red circle with a camera icon to install a camera]
    - Activate all 6 informants. (Large magnifying glass icon on HUD) [Gained through story progression]

    Your current progress (%) and statistics towards this achievement can be seen on the main Career mode selection screen.

  • Drive 200 m backwards.

     

    Simply hold down  to reverse, and drive backwards until this achievement unlocks.

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