Need for Speed: Carbon Image
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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. 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: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. 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
  2. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    For me the best NFS.Very awsome soundtrack races cars.I like even the bosses.Say hello to my little friend.
  3. AravindhanK.
    Feb 25, 2007
    9
    Awesome game... the career option is really great... your crew will be racing against other gangs to control the territory... really Awesome game... the career option is really great... your crew will be racing against other gangs to control the territory... really adrenaline pumpin... the types of races , circuit, checkpoint, sprint, speedtrack, drift , boss race all are awesome... a really worthy buy. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Apr 27, 2011
    4
    I Bought This Thinking It Would Be As Good As Need For Speed Most Wanted ... But The Storyline Was Boring . Graphics Poor ,, Gameplay Poor ........
  6. Aug 31, 2014
    3
    This game is less than nothing! Graphic details are obviously lover than in Most Wanted (2005) but the game is newer, what´s wrong guys? It´sThis game is less than nothing! Graphic details are obviously lover than in Most Wanted (2005) but the game is newer, what´s wrong guys? It´s like the, damn, new year, we must present every year a new need for speed, lets sell dat ****. Save your money and keep playing underground 1-2 or most wanted, former days, better days for nfs... 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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