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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Score distribution:
  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: 34 out of 68
  2. Negative: 15 out of 68
  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. Zee
    Feb 27, 2007
    10
    Need For Speed Has always been my favorite games of all time, This one was one of those NFS that blew me away! Tons of fun with crazy police Need For Speed Has always been my favorite games of all time, This one was one of those NFS that blew me away! Tons of fun with crazy police after you crashin into stuff and the way you can feel free to design your car in a crazy way with flames, add nitro-boost, sweet rims, tint your windows, flash those neons under the car, and those crazy upgrades!! 10/10 for sure!! Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2021
    10
    Interesting touch to customization system. Great car collection. Challenge series are not much of a big deal. Story's slightly weaker ifInteresting touch to customization system. Great car collection. Challenge series are not much of a big deal. Story's slightly weaker if compared to prequel. Turf war concept doesn't help a lot. Pursuits are ridiculous since no helicopters and cops open room for escape when they surround your car. Canyon runs are epic. I've beaten this game in 2 days. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2019
    7
    Unskipable cut scenes.

    Options doesn't list all the key bindings so there are some you can't rebind. Too many cops in free roam mode.
    Unskipable cut scenes.

    Options doesn't list all the key bindings so there are some you can't rebind.

    Too many cops in free roam mode. And it takes an excessively long time to lose them. To the point where I avoid it completely and just jump from race to race, which in my opinion isn't as enjoyable, but it's not fun driving endlessly trying to get away from the cops.

    The cops even spot you and start chasing you during races and then continue to do so after the race. It takes forever to get away from them. This warrants a 2-3 star rating reduction. It's awful. At least you can restart the game to avoid the cop parts.

    Not a fan of the drifting implementation.

    You get a teammate, and they're really annoying. Both vocally and by getting in your way.

    The graphics are nice, and the driving is generally nice (except for the drifting). It's very arcady/unrealistic. Not necessarily a demerit, just a preference thing.

    The story & dialogue seems created by/for a 6 year old.
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  5. Aug 28, 2011
    7
    i like the concept of canyon racing.the way ea has detailed car visuals is also good.the bad thing is races are way too easy n cop chases arnti like the concept of canyon racing.the way ea has detailed car visuals is also good.the bad thing is races are way too easy n cop chases arnt nessescary.rivals are very few too bt i must say scenary of palmount is good bt ea dosent utilised it in a good manner.it is a good game.bt most wanted is a lord of racing. Expand
  6. fkh
    May 2, 2021
    5
    Gameplay - 6

    Story - 2

    Entertaining - 5

    Graphics - 7

    sound - 6
  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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