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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: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. It’s a shame that EA decided to drop the intense cop chases from Most Wanted. Carbon is still a very addicting game even though the drift races don’t work quite as well as they should.
  2. 85
    If you have a Xbox 360 console, stick to that version of Carbon.
  3. The amount of customization options behind the game easily make this the most worthwhile NFS 'tuner' title to date.
  4. Play UK
    76
    All this obsessive tinkering smacks of desperation. [Issue 148, p.71]
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    75
    While Carbon is peppered with clever ideas, ultimately it falls victim to EA's insistence on annually iterating a franchise. [Jan. 2007, p.68]
  6. Even though the wingman mechanics and canyon races don't quite pan out, it's still a stylish and enjoyable street racer.
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    58
    Get the decent PS2 version instead and save your money for a real next-gen racer. [Jan 2007, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    Amazing game. Probably the only racing game ever created worth playing. It had great handling and a great backstory behind the game. The carsAmazing game. Probably the only racing game ever created worth playing. It had great handling and a great backstory behind the game. The cars were great, customization was unreal. All around amazing game. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Nov 20, 2006
    10
    This is the best Need for Speed game in the series in my opinion. Superb graphics, superb gameplay.
  3. Jan 27, 2021
    9
    Great frames, hot chicks, bullet time, aswome city, one of the greats from the golden age.
  4. Aug 1, 2015
    8
    Need for speed Carbon in one word is: Fun! This game may not be the most realistic racing game by all means but that's okay and that's whatNeed for speed Carbon in one word is: Fun! This game may not be the most realistic racing game by all means but that's okay and that's what makes Need for Speed Carbon a legitimately fun game and that fun lasts all the way to the end. The cars are very easy to drive, no real learning curve whatsoever, and there are many customizations to all the different cars in the game. In the end, it's a good racing game and for the price nowadays, anybody who enjoys racing games should pick this up! Expand
  5. Me
    Dec 27, 2006
    7
    Its a typical need for speed game, expected a little more from the next gen, but graphics are amazing and in the coming year or two we should Its a typical need for speed game, expected a little more from the next gen, but graphics are amazing and in the coming year or two we should start seeing why the PS3 was worth the extra cash as game writers learn how much more in depth they can go with a blue laser. Expand
  6. JakeA.
    Dec 23, 2006
    7
    Very good game fun very hard there fun hard then there is just anoying hard and thats what this is after a while.
  7. Dec 26, 2011
    0
    very bad game , terrible controls and unreal handling. Parts are too expensive and cops are way too hard. Not a very good game in my opinion.very bad game , terrible controls and unreal handling. Parts are too expensive and cops are way too hard. Not a very good game in my opinion. Don't get it . Expand

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