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Jul 14 2012
By: Brrnout PlayStation MVP 5698 posts

Driver: San Fransisco Trophy Guide

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+ Estimated Trophy Difficulty:
+ Trophy Breakdown: 1-2-10-38
+ Offline: 1-9-25
+ Online: 1-1-13
+ Approximate Time To Platinum: 35-50 hours (According to skill online)
+ Playthroughs Needed: 1
+ Missable Trophies: None
+ Glitched Trophies: None at the moment.
+ Uplay Pass: A Uplay passport is required for you to play online. This pass gives you access to online features. You must sign up as well as enter the code in for online use.


You ARE the Wheelman

Collect all Trophies

Self explanatory

Drivers Ed.

Complete the Prologue

Story related - Complete events in yellow to unlock the "T" icon on your map. Those are the main story missions. Complete those as they come along to continue the story. Upon completing a chapter you are awarded with each trophy.

Back on the Road

Complete Chapter 1

Story related

Eyes on the City

Complete Chapter 2

Story related

Against the Odds

Complete Chapter 3

Story related

Now You See Me...

Complete Chapter 4

Story related

Deep Cover

Complete Chapter 5

Story related

Another Perspective

Complete Chapter 6

Story related

The Truth

Complete Chapter 7

Story related


Complete Chapter 8

Story related

End of the Road

Complete the Story

Story related

The Challenger

Beat the Target Time/Score on any Challenge

Many challenges will have a target time or score to beat. Failing to beat it does not cause you to fail but gives you double WP. Simply beat one target to earn the trophy

Fan Service

Complete the 'Blast from the Past' Challenge

This a bit of a hidden Easter egg challenge. You start by completing "Smash Activity 1" which should be downtown and this challenge unlocks the Delorean which as many should know if from the back to the future franchise.

Once you unlock it go to your downtown garage which should be a few blocks away from the smash activity. Buy it and leave the garage with it. You are suppose to drive to 88 MPH to unlock the challenge, however, I did not unlock it until I was well past 100. So just floor it until the game tells you otherwise! Once the game is satisfied it will auto shift you out and show you the challenge.

This then unlocks the original challenge from Driver 1. For those who played the first game you will know that this test was rather challenging. You have to complete the full list of tasks in 1 minute. This is the order I suggest:

  1. Burnout
  2. Speed
  3. Brake
  4. Reverse 180 and handbrake turn at the same time
  5. Slalom
  6. Lap
  7. 360 spin

Lights, Camera, Action!

Unlock a Movie Challenge

Through out San Fran you will find tiny blue hexagon icons on the mini-map. They are tokens. Once you have collected 10 of these you will unlock a bonus challenge. Famous car chases from many movies and shows. These are one the highlights of the game. The tokens are not really hard to find nor hard to get, but some require fast cars.

Although I have no guide as of yet, once you buy the 3rd level "token finder" in your upgrades menu in the garage finding the tokens will not be to difficult. Simply go as high as you can in shift and press to expand your mini-map.

Collect 10 tokens to unlock the first challenge and this trophy.

Cut! Print It!

Unlock 6 Movie Challenges

Collect 60 tokens to unlock 6 challenges. You do not need to complete them.

That's a Wrap!

Unlock all 13 Movie Challenges

Collect all 130 tokens to unlock the 13 challenges.


Complete an Activity

There are many activities through out the game world. Things such as time trails, races, smash runs etc. These are marked with a blue lightning bolt. Complete one to the trophy.


Complete 25 Activities


Complete 50 Activities

We Dare You...

Complete a Dare

There are 80 dares throughout San Fran. These are relatively simple things such as driving fast or jumping a certain distance. Some later on are rather harder, but can be accomplished with patience. These are marked as blue diamonds. Complete one to get this trophy.

We Double Dare You...

Complete 40 Dares

Master Driver

Complete all 80 Dares

Are You Insured?

Buy your first vehicle

As you play the game you earn WP which is your currency. Once you buy your first garage you can unlock and buy vehicles to leave your garage with. Simply buy one to get this trophy.

Car Nut

But 50 vehicles


Buy all of the Vehicles from the Garage

Some vehicles will cost a whole lot. In order to accomplish this as fast as possible I would suggest buying all the garages and the 3rd level "Income multiplier" as fast as possible. The more garages you own the more income you receive. The first multiplier gives you income of 1.5x, the second 3x and the last 10x! So getting the last multiplier fast is a good idea for fast cash!

Every hour you receive income from your garages. By the end of the game you will be earning in excess of 250k per hour! Making cars not to difficult to purchase, but some like the McLaren F1 still cost 750,000 WP. So start saving!

First Time Buyer

Buy your first garage

Garages are all over the place, buy them to buy upgrades and cars.

Keys to the City

Buy all of the Garages in the City

This cannot be accomplished until you have unlocked the bridge and the island with the story. The most expensive garage is 100,000. There are 10 in total.

Hey Big Spender!

Spend 5,000,000 WP

Simple, just keep buying cars and upgrades and you should have it in no time.

This Can't Be Real

Complete the Shift Tutorial

Story related.

Shift Happens

Shift 1000 times

Straight forward. Play lots of online and offline and you should have it within the first 20 hours.

Due for a Service

Drive over 1000 miles (~1610 km) (Story/Online)

Same as above, keep playing and you should have it close to the same time as "Shift Happens"

Cops & Robbers

Complete 30 Freedrive Cop Chases

When cruising San Fran you will meet a lot of cop cars. They are marked with a blue dot. If you shift into one of them you will then see red dotes. If you ram into the marked car you will trigger a cop chase. Complete 30 and the trophy is yours.

Ramped Up!

Complete a Getaway Activity in a Car Transporter

Simply grab a car transporter (the on that is basically a driving ramp) and enter a getaway activity. Lose the cops and get to the location. You can also buy the transporter from your garage. It is the Dolva R-575.

There are 2 activities, but I suggest #2 which is located near the Forest Hill garage. As this one has cops rather then some goons in cars. This may take a few tries to complete. It is important you try to disable to cops as quickly as possible otherwise you may end up destroying you.

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Lombard Streak

Drive down Lombard Street, no collisions, over 20 mph (32 km/h) (Story)

This one is a bit challenging as you need to drive down Lombard street constantly staying over 20 MPH and not crashing once. The street in question is located North of downtown and just right of the Fisherman's Wharf garage. It is a really snake-like street.

What you want to do prior is take out all the cones that litter each turn. So drive in there clear them all out and have a go. You need to use your hand brake through each turn. NOTE: you can only go down the hill as going up it does not work. Get a decent car, but not one to fast or one to twitchy. I used the Mustang. Another good car is the Nissian 350Z.

Show Off
Perform a 250m Drift or Jump (Story/Online)

This one is a little harder then it sounds. You need to either complete one single drift of 250m or a jump of 250m at once. I would suggest drifting as there are far more opportunities to accomplish it. Going to the sandy trails in the South is the best place as you can drift really easy. Choose a car that is designed for drifting such as the Audi Quattro S1. Carry speed and use the hand brake to steady your drift. Do not make the turn to sharp otherwise you will run out of room fast. You will find many good roads throughout the challenges. Just keep it in mind and you will spot one you like soon.

NOTE: Upass code required to play online.


Reach Multiplayer Level 5 (Public)

Play online to level up. 5 should be reached in less then 1 hour.


Reach Multiplayer Level 20 (Public)

Play online to level up. According to skill, 20 should take roughly 7-10 hours.


Reach Multiplayer Level 38 (Public)

Play online to level up. According to skill, 38 should take roughly 15-25 hours. 38 is NOT the top rank.

Air Rage

Spin out 10 Vehicles with Impulse (Public)

Impulse is unlocked relatively early in online. You use it by shifting out of your vehicle and hovering over your opponent. You then hold the and a meter will appear. Once that meter is full you have to release . You must release right when your reticule is on top of your target vehicle in order to spin him out. If you miss nothing will happen. Complete 10 successful spins and the trophy is unlocked.


Swap or Spawn into 20 Unique Vehicles (Public)

Swap is earned early, but spawn is earned a little later. To swap/spawn a car during an event go to your profile before a race or in the main lobby, then choose vehicles and select a vehicle you wish to spawn or swap into. Then during race fill up your weapon bar to full. To swap simply press to change into your vehicle of choice.

To spawn go to shift and hold . The release it to spawn your vehicle. Do either one of these with 20 different vehicles to earn the trophy.

Professional Racer

Place in the top 3 in Classic Race 10 times (Public)

Play the "racing" mode. Place in the top 3 of 10 "Classic Races" and the trophy is yours.

Picking Up the Pace

Place in the top 3 in Sprint GP 10 times (Public)

Play the "racing" mode. Place in the top 3 of 10 "sprint GP" and the trophy is yours. NOTE: you need to place in the top 3 of 10 full event standings. Not simply one race of the series.

Round and Round You Go

Place in the top 3 in Shift Race 10 times (Public)

Play the "shift racing" mode. Place in the top 3 for 10 "shift races"

Carry the Team

Score 10 times in Capture the Flag (Public)

A bit harder as there are only 2 flags per team per event. So skill will be a must in a full room. Play the "team" mode and during capture the flag grab the flag and bring it to your base. You have life here unlike in tag where you lose the flag instantly. I would recommend using a middle class car. Many choose Lambo's and super cars, but I suggest something slower but stronger. Such as the Bentley. Like this you can survive some punishment, but are not totally slow.

Pass the Torch

Carry the Torch for 20s, 25 times in Relay Race (Public)

Play "Team Racing" and wait for "relay race". During relay race you must carry the torch for 20 seconds each time. It's not accumulative the 20 seconds. You have fuel as you carry the torch and once you run out your car dies. There is more then enough time to survive 20 seconds on one life; however, you must watch your team mates as if they tag you they take the torch from you. Over all not really difficult.

Relentless Assault

Successfully attack the base 10 times in Blitz (Public)

Play "Team" and wait for "Blitz". During blitz one team defends a select spot and one attacks. When attacking simply score 10 times to earn the trophy. Over all rather easy.

Tag, You're It!

Keep the Tag for 10s, 50 times in Tag (Public)

This one took me the longest as 50 tags is rather a lot. Play "free-for-all" and wait for "tag" during tag simply hold the tag until the timer at the bottom reads "10" then you have 1 time toward the trophy. Now get 49 more. Bit time consuming, but easy.

Getting Away With It

Reach 25 drop-off locations in Takedown (Public)

Play "Takedown". During every game you will be the getaway once. While you are the getaway you will have yellow shields on your mini-map. Get to those to score. Once you score all on the map you win as the getaway. Score 25 in total for the trophy.

I'm On Fire!

Stay in both trails for 30s in Trailblazer (Public)

Play "Free-for-all" and wait for "trailblazer". During this game you will have a target vehicle to follow. With both it's rear tires making yellow lines. Simply stay in both of them for 30 seconds in total to earn this trophy. This is accumulative. Really easy.

Stay With the Pack

Score 1000 gates in Checkpoint/Team Rush (Public)

Despite how this sounds this is really easy. Play "Shift racing" OR "Team Racing" and wait for either "Checkpoint rush" OR "Team Rush" both give you credit for the same trophy. Then simply go through 1000 gates. Not to hard as you get roughly 70-100 gates per race.

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