About the Product
- All-new Canyon Duel and Drift race modes are the ultimate test of skill and nerve; one wrong turn could cost you more than the race
- Race for control of the city block-by-block by taking down rival crews on their turf, then defeat their crew leaders in life-or-death races in Carbon Canyon
- The revolutionary new Autosculpt car customization tool gives you the power to design and tweak your crew's cars in every way imaginable
- Affiliate with the Tuner, American Muscle, or Exotic car classes and prove once and for all who makes the best set of wheels
- A new physics model makes each class handle and drive differently
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Top Customer Reviews
This latest installation in the Need For Speed franchise is a hybrid of Underground 2 and Most Wanted with a few tweaks added in. The action once again takes place at night, and the city's endless labyrinths of concrete are lit up with activity and lighted signs. The city's many districts are each controlled by a different racing crew, and you must win races in order to sieze control of these districts. Once you take control of a large chunk of the town, that borough's boss will come looking for you, goading you into a dangerous race down one of the city's canyons to settle the score.
You also still need to evade the police, and you'll accumulate heat levels and bounty just as in Most Wanted, but running up bounty and infractions is no longer neccessary for challenging "boss" racers. However, the police can still ruin your day; they will disrupt races, try to bust you after a race is over, and doggedly stay on your tail as you try to lose them. Getting your car impounded can mean a quick and unpleasant departure of hard-earned cash.
Another interesting change is the exotic/muscle/tuner angle. After your BMW gets totaled, you are prompted by Nikki, played by the lovely Emmanuelle Vaugier, to choose a new car.Read more ›
The graphics is a step down. While not neccesarily bad, overall the graphics are more cartoony. In-game, the player models look like zombies with brown teeth. These are graphics one associates with consoles games from before 2000.
Game is extremely easy and brief. There are essentially only 4 bosses -- I beat this game in 2 days. You take over bits of subarea territory by taking over at least 2 of 3 races. When a full area is taken over (which can be done in about 6-8 races), you square off against one of the bosses, first doing an ordinary race and then racing on a Canyon. While I'm sure there are some circuits which I haven't completed, and I haven't done online or the Challenger Series yet, the central offline game just isn't satisfying. Underground 2 was so much more coherent, and Most Wanted was exciting and varied enough -- completing courses, getting bounty points, in a progressively more difficult scheme -- and the graphics and else are excellent.
Now, if the graphics in Carbon are childish, the physics is... I don't know. It's either more realistic or just more boring. Driving cars in Carbon honestly feels like the way driving a garbage truck in Most Wanted feels. Overall, there is something 8-bit about the experience... loud unrealistic tire screeches and noises, slow accelleration, unresponsive turning.
The worlds of Most Wanted and Underground were large and sprawling. This game's city scapes and roads feel small and repetitive with a lot of interlap. One doesn't feel like he's travelled much or in a coherent place as one drives around the city.Read more ›
Things I liked:
-Plenty and a nice variety of cars to choose from (although few out of the box)
-Return to nighttime
-Autoscuplt feature is unique although not really necessary
-Different feel to different kinds of cars (muscle cars handle like beast)
-Cops chase you (although not as exciting as most wanted)
-new online pursuit modes are fun
-they kept speedbreaker and pursuit breakers, and regplenishable nitrous
Things I disliked...this could take a while
-NO DRAG RACING! Ok albeit drag racing in Most wanted was the most frustrating thing ever created in a game b/c it was near impossible to avoid hitting cars. But drag racing in NFS2 was so much fun, I still play it just for the drag. its such an easy engine to run, why o why is there no drag racing.
-Instead of drag racing, theres unrealistic drifiting...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well the game was genuine but all other files were corrupt except the ones in the 'Support' folder which contains registration information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MPTexas
Finally got this working with windows ten. It runs ok but crashes a lot. I feel like it could be fun if stable though.Published 4 months ago by Johnny7171
Couldn't even install the game. It didn't come with a product code. I know not to ever buy used again:-( X(Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I remeber getting this game for PS2 back in 2007, then again for the 360 in 2011. I guess you could say I'm a Need for Speed junkie. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jahmar Lowe
Carbon is THE BEST of the NFS games we've played so far! The canyon racing is challenging, and it's cool to watch your car go flying off a cliff when you hit the flimsy guardrail. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Bobby B.
Exactly what I was expecting, I had this game once and I lost it and change of PC so I wanted to play it again, so why no purchase again? Read morePublished on April 26, 2013 by Josue Basurto
This is a really good game however this is one of the worst need for speed games ever made, the game is very short not to mention if you played it on the PC the game sometimes... Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by ITsonic