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For the career mode featured in the 2012 reimagining title see - Most Wanted List
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The career mode featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted is centered around the Blacklist, a list of the most wanted racers in Rockport. Additional vehicles, customisation items and districts are unlocked with a higher rank on the Blacklist.

Prologue

Six days prior to their challenge against Blacklist racer #15, the player first arrives in Rockport in their BMW M3 GTR racing car. The player gets quickly noticed by a woman in a Mazda RX-8 who wants the player to take part in a joyride through town. After reaching Downtown Rockport, the player is stopped by a police interceptor driven by Cross and his partner for street racing and driving a non-street legal car. Before the player could be apprehended, Cross and his partner are called in to respond to an ongoing pursuit, forcing them to let the player go.

After two days passed, the player gets involved in the local street racing scene in Rockport by challenging Ronnie in a Sprint race. Upon defeat, Ronnie leads them to his crew leader Razor. Whilst the player is mocked by him for being a new arrival, the woman from two days ago - revealed as Mia - shows up by siding with the player. Before the player could challenge Razor, the #15 on the Blacklist, they have to race against Bull in a Sprint race and make a name for themselves in the scene.

Two days later, the player challenges a group of street racers including Rog, a future friend of the player. After completing the race, the player is approached by Razor who finally agrees on racing them.

On the day of reckoning, the player races against Razor in a Sprint race but later loses to him due to a manipulated oil leak that seized the engine up. As a result, the player is forced to hand their car to Razor and is mocked even more. Adding insult to injury, the police became aware of their race and soon arrived in the scene. Having no means of escape, the player gets arrested by Cross.

Some timer later, the player is released from police custody for the lack of evidence and gets picked up by Mia. Whilst driving to her safehouse, she reveals them the person behind the sabotages to their car, who was in fact Razor. She also mentions to the player that Razor managed to defeat the entire Blacklist thanks to their recently lost car. To aid the player in getting into Blacklist, Mia provides them her safehouse in Rosewood and a new car provided by a contact.

Events

Event Length Objective Reward
Sprint - Financial & Shipyard 2.5 mi (4 km) Compete against Ronnie in a duel race 10,000
Circuit - Warrent Road 4.1 mi (6.6 km) Finish the race first 10,000
Sprint - Waterfront & Century 2.9 mi (4.6 km) Compete against Bull in a duel race 10,000
Sprint - Riverfront & Marina 5.5 mi (8.9 km) Compete against Razor in a duel race
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Blacklist

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Main article: Blacklist

The player must go through each Blacklist member before taking on Razor again. Blacklist members can be challenged to boss race events after the player accumulates a certain number of race wins, completed pursuit objectives (Milestones) and a higher bounty than their rival.

The player gets the choice of choosing two markers after defeating a rival. Markers include pursuit-related rewards, as well as new customisation items, with some being only obtainable this way.

Epilogue

Unable to accept their defeat against the player, Razor hesitates to return them their car, forcing Mia to knock him over. Whilst his crew rushes to help him, they are stopped by Mia who reveals them her undercover cop identity. Following that, an ambush of RPD vehicles arrives that manages to arrest every Blacklist member but the player, who was spared by Mia by getting their keys back.

Being frustated of not being able to catch the player on time, Cross commands all Rockport Police Department units to pursue the player, issuing a Heat Level 6 pursuit in the process. As the police knows about all hiding spots and safehouses thanks to catching the entire Blacklist, the player cannot evade from the cops. After five minutes however, they are called by Mia who points them out to an incomplete bridge in Collegetown that allows the player to escape from the police and leave Rockport for good.

As a result of failing to catch the player again, Cross adds the player to the National Most Wanted list, issuing them the "Most Wanted" title.

Event Length Objective Reward
Pursuit
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Evade the RPD Completion of the career mode

Unlocks

Blacklist Racer Unlock
#15 - Sonny Cars: Audi A3 3.2 quattro, Audi TT 3.2 quattro
Upgrades: Pro Nitrous, Pro Suspension
Hoods: Airomax, DJM Hyde, Double-V, Tri-Slot, Speed
Rims: 5Zigen Supersix, BBS RS GT, Enkei J Speed 3, Konig Blatant, RacingHart Multi C4
Paint: Metallic
Vinyls: Flame, Race Flag, Stripe
#14 - Taz Region: Camden Beach
Cars: Audi A3 3.2 quattro, Audi TT 3.2 quattro
Upgrades: Pro Nitrous, Pro Suspension
Hoods: Airomax, DJM Hyde, Double-V, Tri-Slot, Speed
Rims: 5Zigen Supersix, BBS RS GT, Enkei J Speed 3, Konig Blatant, RacingHart Multi C4
Paint: Metallic
Vinyls: Flame, Race Flag, Stripe

Notes

  • The Rap Sheet lists all pursuit-related activies by the player and each Blacklist member.

Trivia

  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the first title in the series to feature full motion video cutscenes.

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