True Dedication achievement in Midnight Club: Los Angeles

True Dedication

All Goal attacks must be unlocked and every goal for every race completed.

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How to unlock the True Dedication achievement

  • CheezbrgrCheezbrgr150,784 150,784 GamerScore
    15 Jan 2009 07 Jan 2009
    55 20 33
    Here is a complete list so you can see if you have all of them unlocked before you start.

    Ordered Races (38)
    --Hollywood Area--
    -Around Hollywood
    -Central LA Showdown
    -Century City Jumps
    -Fairfax and Sunset
    -Hollywood Drifts
    -Laurel Canyon Run
    -MacArthur Cut
    -Old Hollywood Shortcuts
    -Sunset and Vine
    -Sunset River Run
    -Valley Freeways
    -Welcome To Hollywood
    -West LA Challenge
    -Wilshire Blvd.
    -Wilshire Sprint
    --Santa Monica Area--
    -Beaches and Beverly Run
    -Ocean to LA River
    -Old Route 66
    -Sand and Surf
    -University Cut
    -Westside Ride
    -Westwood and Brentwood
    --Downtown Area--
    -4th Street Meet
    -Civic Center Race
    -Downtown to Pier
    -Downtown Tour
    -Downtown Vistas
    -Figueroa and Grand
    -Rags to Riches
    --Hills Area--
    -Hollywood, Valley and Beaches
    -Mulholland and Beverly
    -Mulholland Drive East
    -Mulholland Drive West
    -River Valley
    -Up and Over Coldwater
    -Ventura Finish
    -Ventura Loop

    Circuit Races (18)
    --Hollywood Area--
    -Century Mall
    -Hollywood and Downtown
    -Laurel Canyon Loop
    -Theater Circuit
    -University Loop
    --Santa Monica Area--
    -California Incline Loop
    -Santa Monica Loop
    -Under the 405
    --Downtown Area--
    -6th St.
    -Downtown Freeway Loop
    -LA River Run
    --Hills Area--
    -Coldwater Canyon
    -Studio Hills

    Unordered Races (6)
    --Hollywood Area--
    -Hollywood Shuffle
    -Studio Shuffle
    --Santa Monica Area--
    -Beach Blitz
    --Downtown Area--
    -Downtown Freeway Frenzy
    --Hills Area--
    -Drift and Conquer
    -Ventura Shuffle

    Landmark Races (12)
    --Hollywood Area--
    -Hollywood to the Pier
    -Hustle to the City
    -Sunset to the Hills
    -Sunset to the Promenade
    --Santa Monica Area--
    -Beach to the Hills
    -Incline to the Cathedral
    -Pier to the Chateau Marmont
    --Downtown Area--
    -6th St. to the Hills
    -Downtown to Sunset Music
    -Wilshire to the Georgian
    --Hills Area--
    -Hills to Century City
    -Sepulveda to 4th Street

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    UKz Nugget Boiithanks Flopsy86
    Posted by UKz Nugget Boii on 07 Jun 14 at 16:45
    KylaAnggeKZYengAny help, certain circuit races are not registering as complete, even if i win them and meet all goals, the game does not register it as completed.
    Posted by KylaAnggeKZYeng on 09 Nov 21 at 10:07
    BoxrneKylaAnggeKZYeng, it’s a rare glitch, sadly nothing can be done except deleting a save and starting the game all over.
    Posted by Boxrne on 21 Dec 21 at 17:09
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  • LuckyKantLuckyKant832,677
    13 Aug 2013 05 Sep 2013 29 Mar 2020
    36 3 18
    Goal Attacks

    This is from my Midnight Club: Los Angeles walkthrough.

    I have included marked maps for the best route to take in each Unordered and Landmark race. has kindly created some videos for the Landmark and Unordered races

    Goal attacks are located by the following route:
    > Press cn_start
    > Press cn_RB
    > Scroll down to the second option, Xbox Live
    > Press cn_A

    The races are split in to 4 sub-menus: Ordered Race, Circuit Race, Unordered Race and Landmark Race.

    You can not complete all of the races if you not have beaten the story as you need to race on every track. Once you race Andrew for a second time, you will unlock the final track.

    Each Goal Attack has four pieces of criteria:

    > Win the race
    > Finish the race with less than 25% damage
    > Beat the time limit
    > Achieve all goals in the same race

    There are a total of 74 races.

    Note: If you have the South Central DLC, you should also see races in the same list that are not listed below. They are not needed for this achievement but there is another achievement for completion of them. They are easily identified as the DLC by the 'SC' icon next to the name of the race. The icon also shows at the beginning of each race from the DLC.

    The best vehicle to use is a fully tuned Ninja. Use the weight transfer to help when turning corners. It can be tricky to master this vehicle but once you do, this should be a breeze. With the Ordered and Circuit races, you should need no help. If you have beaten the game, they will be a stroll in the park 99%. You have more than enough time to do each of the Ordered and Circuit races.

    Ordered Races


    Around Hollywood
    Central LA Showdown
    Century City Jumps
    Fairfax and Sunset
    Hollywood Drifts
    Laurel Canyon Run
    MacArthur Cut
    Old Hollywood Shortcuts
    Sunset and Vine
    Sunset River Run
    Valley Freeways
    Welcome To Hollywood
    West LA Challenge
    Wilshire Blvd.
    Wilshire Sprint

    Santa Monica

    Beaches and Beverly Run
    Ocean to LA River
    Old Route 66
    Sand and Surf
    University Cut
    Westside Ride
    Westwood and Brentwood

    Downtown Area

    4th Street Meet
    Civic Center Race
    Downtown to Pier
    Downtown Tour
    Downtown Vistas
    Figueroa and Grand
    Rags to Riches


    Hollywood, Valley and Beaches
    Mulholland and Beverly
    Mulholland Drive East
    Mulholland Drive West
    River Valley
    Up and Over Coldwater
    Ventura Finish
    Ventura Loop

    Circuit Races


    Century Mall
    Hollywood and Downtown
    Laurel Canyon Loop
    Theater Circuit
    University Loop

    Santa Monica

    California Incline Loop
    Santa Monica Loop
    Under the 405


    6th St.
    Downtown Freeway Loop
    LA River Run


    Coldwater Canyon
    Studio Hills

    Unordered Races

    I have made maps for each one. I apologise for my basic paint work but there was not any videos for these at the original time of publication. I also do not have a capture card. However, DaChiefOfOwnage has created some videos and they will be shown below.

    For the maps, I have kept the same legend as the game. The arrows will guide you around the track. Start at the GREEN arrow and follow the orange arrows around.
    To keep the page shorter, I have put the map and video for each race in a spoiler tab so you can open the race you need. That makes scrolling a lot easier.


    Hollywood Shuffle

    Studio Shuffle

    Santa Monica

    Beach Blitz


    Freeway Frenzy


    Drift and Conquer

    Ventura Shuffle

    Landmark Races


    Hollywood to the Pier

    Hustle to the City

    Sunset to the Hills

    Sunset to the Promenade

    Santa Monica

    Beach to the Hills

    Incline to the Cathedral

    Pier to the Chateau Marmont


    6th St. to the Hills

    Downtown to Sunset Music

    Wilshire to the Georgian


    Hills to Century City

    Sepulveda to 4th Street

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    WaggiesaurusRexSpeak for yourself GsO Light. The game is still enjoyable 12 years on. It’s difficult and a most games should be right?
    Posted by WaggiesaurusRex on 20 Dec 20 at 07:56
    WaggiesaurusRexCommenting OT for the original guide. Finally mustered up the time and courage to attempt the Goal Attack mode. Owned this game since release but never did get very far in terms of completing this mode. The Landmark races were going to be the worst, no doubt, and the maps in the above solution worked an absolute charm. In some cases, it did take a 2nd/3rd run through because I missed turnings, but there was instances where I even strayed off the path you highlighted above and I still won/made it with plenty of time to spare.

    Great solution!
    Posted by WaggiesaurusRex on 21 Dec 20 at 00:12
    KylaAnggeKZYengSad to tell you all guys, i have unfortunately been glitched out of this achievement and goals are not being registered for the last few circuit races.

    Also, you do not need to use the Ninja to beat the GAs. These were easy to win with just a Gallardo, R8 or Murcielago.
    Posted by KylaAnggeKZYeng on 13 Apr at 10:33
  • NicholasNicholas#8183404,268
    01 Jul 2010 01 Aug 2011 02 Aug 2011
    20 1 1
    This is best done after the game and you have gotten 100% finished with the game.
    If you don't have 100% most likely you haven't raced Andrew a second time.
    Once you have 100%, it's best to do this on the Ninja and fully upgrade the bike.
    If you don't already know, it helps a lot on a few of the turns to hit nitro as you are finishing some sharper turns. this helps you corner better. No idea why that is, seems like it should be the opposite.
    Also you have to be very careful, cause you can't get more than 25% damage.
    If you have more damage, just restart the race. You can see by looking at the speedometer. There is a yellow line that shows how much is 25%.
    And at the end, make sure you got all of it at the same time including the time limit, if not you must start over.
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    eHeadachescontrary to this solution I achieved this on about 80% game completion, I was only missing 3 landmark races which I unlocked by winning a red light race in the downtown area, But yeah It its a very good idea to start this towards the end of the game to make sure that you have all the circuits and ordered races available.
    Posted by eHeadaches on 18 Aug 11 at 11:25
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