Need for Speed: Carbon PC

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  • Summary: What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods oneWhat starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crew's cars in every way using the ground-breaking new Autosculpt technology. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. This is a solid racing game that has evolved the need for speed series and just tightened and improved upon many of the things that were left unfurnished in the last game.
  2. Need For Speed lives up to its heritage staying at the forefront in the evolution of racing simulations. Although I wish there was more revolution I can’t deny its status of a rock-solid racer.
  3. A great addition to the series for fans and probably a decent rental for most. While things have been upgraded and new elements added on, it’s still NFS and it still gets repetitive and boring after awhile. It’s like EA’s "Madden" of racing.
  4. PC Format
    78
    Engaging enough, but where's the innovation that the franchise so badly needs? [Christmas 2006, p.93]
  5. A solid racing game. It might have a few rough edges and frustrating spots, but overall it’s a fun game.
  6. With many games supporting widescreen out there, it’s a shame that EA’s games still ignore it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. Apr 28, 2016
    10
    This game is absolutely a gem of a game. I started playing it when I was 7, and I still play it now. The graphics were great for it's time,This game is absolutely a gem of a game. I started playing it when I was 7, and I still play it now. The graphics were great for it's time, and are still acceptable. The story is great, full of characters but just enough to remember. The cop chases are fun, with good AI. The escaped-busted bar system is one of the most innovative ideas in the racing series. The drifting is made very easy, but still enjoyable. I also really liked the idea of capturing territories and racing against the 4 main bosses. The game is quite easy for standards nowadays but gets harder along the way. There is a good variety of cars and customization. You can edit the parts you put on your car with Autosculpt, which I also like because it is another way to make your car more personal. If you liked Most Wanted you will most likely like this too. The map is big enough and nicely distributed. This game is so good, I give it a 10/10. One of the best games out there on the market. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    I liked it, it is more modern than Underground and newer than Most Wanted 1 but it is all during the night with a continuation from where NFSI liked it, it is more modern than Underground and newer than Most Wanted 1 but it is all during the night with a continuation from where NFS MW left off. Expand
  3. Apr 20, 2013
    10
    This is one of the best Need for Speed Games out. The story is realistic, and it tightened loose ends from the previous game, such as theThis is one of the best Need for Speed Games out. The story is realistic, and it tightened loose ends from the previous game, such as the autosculpt feature. The online play is set up good, and the amount of cars for the PC version is great. 10/10. Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2014
    7
    Yeah. Need for Speed ​​Carbon is a little different than other series. He is trying to bring more story / action than other titles in theYeah. Need for Speed ​​Carbon is a little different than other series. He is trying to bring more story / action than other titles in the series. Unfortunately, the story is not so good. The thing I liked most is that the new mechanics introduced in the 4 "bosses". Expand
  5. AdamK.
    Nov 13, 2006
    6
    Considering last years nfs took about two weeks of gaming this was a great disappointment as it was far to short and far too easy. There was Considering last years nfs took about two weeks of gaming this was a great disappointment as it was far to short and far too easy. There was no setting to make things harder. In Career mode I did not go through one roadblock during the whole career. It is a great game, but keep the users active for a while unless it is not value for money! Expand
  6. SteveO.
    Dec 22, 2006
    4
    Tired & repetitive. Done this 3 times before. Its time to drop the fast & furious style of gaming. Need for speed used to be a great series Tired & repetitive. Done this 3 times before. Its time to drop the fast & furious style of gaming. Need for speed used to be a great series until it became a yearly update with nothing worth buying the next one for. Gameplay is very short and virtually the same as most wanted except its dark. The pointless mods are only a minor distraction from this and wingman, (WTF!) is that the best they can come up with, not to mention an even lamer story than the last three(honestly). Thankfully the silly car rating has been dropped but again this shortens the game even more. They really need to shelve this series until they can come up with something new, these last 4 games are really below average and getting very stale. This feels more like an add on than a new game. Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2014
    0
    Most of the game elements are simply direct clone from the 2005 NFS Most wanted, with addition of unnecessary elements like crew member,Most of the game elements are simply direct clone from the 2005 NFS Most wanted, with addition of unnecessary elements like crew member, compulsory cop chase and racing for territory. And all races are now conducted at night only. This is just too boring. PC version also suffers from stability issues, most likely due to the poor program codes and in game cut scenes. Expand

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