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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: 24 out of 52
  2. Negative: 14 out of 52
  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. May 10, 2018
    10
    Meu segundo NFS favorito, até por que o jogo é bem semelhante do NFS Most Wanted (2005), o que me faz amar o NFS Carbon
  3. Nov 17, 2015
    10
    Need For Speed: Carbon is amazing game. For me all the things in this game is perfect. The story is also amazing. Still playing this. Buy thisNeed For Speed: Carbon is amazing game. For me all the things in this game is perfect. The story is also amazing. Still playing this. Buy this game now, its absolute worth to do this. Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2014
    7
    After Most Wanted came out, the Underground players were probably upset. Carbon is more like the last real Underground game, but because ofAfter Most Wanted came out, the Underground players were probably upset. Carbon is more like the last real Underground game, but because of the name Carbon, I don't think people knew what this game was about. Its like Underground, Juiced, and Midnight Club on top of the Most Wanted engine. The cop AI is not as good as Hot Pursuit 2 of course. The world map is also typical of Underground 2. The races and challenges are exciting. All the graphics, including facial animations are great. The controls also work fine with joystick and keyboard. The sound on this game is stellar. The music is more electronic and I think they knew what type of person wanted this again. But what is this game really? Its like an Underground game with better graphics and a canyon race which is more exciting than normal. A lot of the cars are the same, but there are muscle cars and more german exotics. Its a better game than Underground 2. Its not like they reinvented anything here. So I think this deserves a 7, even though the presentation is excellent. This game was bound to get lost and forgotten with all the other racing games it is similar to. Yes its one of the best Underground style games. You start off with a slow car and its kind of the same gameplay with city tracks. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jul 11, 2012
    4
    This game is better than Most Wanted, but it has other big problems. The controlling is a bit better, but it's not good enough. The races areThis game is better than Most Wanted, but it has other big problems. The controlling is a bit better, but it's not good enough. The races are more exciting. In sprint or circuit there are 6 opposite racers (plus the ally). The negative in that part is that the AI is cheating again especially the ally racer. Mainly it's 95% chance that your ally win the race, if it's a pathfinder (eg. SAL). The cops are more brutal than in Most Wanted, and that things not so helpful which are marked with triangles in the map. The story is really short but it's not too boring (as in Most Wanted or Underground). The selection of cars is little, really little. In the start you can only select from 3 cars. Then you haven't got enough money to buy a new (because you have to tuning your first car to win races with more money), except if you complete a race more then once. And yeah, there are not many races. In one territory, there are only 3 races. And how many territories are in the game? About 20. But in the first 5 territory, you can win those races in about 0.5 hour. In U1, U2 or MW the musics are great, the best part of the game. And now? Where are those metal and rock songs, huh? In this game, the musics are not the best part of the game, maybe the graphics are. Maybe. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2018
    0
    the schedule in a game the sediment, a plot isn't worked out, the last boss can't be won if you are an ordinary gamer!

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