Need for Speed Carbon is a racing game, developed by Electronic Arts, with all-out car action. The aim is to beat other racers in order to conquer their neighborhoods. This title immerses the player into the illegal world of street racing, driving for your freedom against police and other enemies. New cars and improved gameplay will draw you in to discovering this underground world.
This new version incorporates some interesting new elements and keeps some of the most popular characteristics from the previous title, NFS Most Wanted. The open-world concept remains, expanding into areas such as San Juan, and it includes more variety than Palmont City. The diversity is great not only because of new cars but also because of its stages. Newly designed, perilous speedways are where your skills will be tested in adrenaline-filled races, forcing you to risk your vehicle in different settings, such as canyons or city routes. It also has a multiplayer mode, a true stand-out thanks to online connectivity.
The visual aspect of Need for Speed Carbon is good, and it has several interesting screen elements. The blur effect, used during the nitro boost, increases the feeling of speed for racers in a very arcade-game fashion. The light effects on the cars are not very realistic, as they are too shiny during night races. Despite this detail, the graphics are rather good and have been updated to take advantage of high performance GPUs.
Car variety and gameplay
You can also play the online multiplayer version with your customized car. The variety of cars in this title enhances the game. Amongst the main cars are the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX model, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Nissan Skyline. Depending on which one you select, your racing style will be different. There are more higher-quality customizing options available than ever before thanks to the integrated Autosculpt technology.
Included amongst the main cars are the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX model, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Nissan Skyline
Gameplay is quite similar to the previous version, but with enhanced physics. The scenery elements of the city can be destroyed if you run over them. Drifting in curves can give you an advantage against your rivals, so you will need to polish your driving style in order to beat the different crews in this adventure. Ultimately, obtaining more resources will give you access to more car models, such as muscles, tuners or sports cars. There are more models to download, thanks to the official content developed by EA.
Need for Speed Carbon Features
These are the unique characteristics of Need for Speed Carbon:
- Improved method of customizing your cars with Autosculpt
- Better graphics with enhanced on-the-road effects
- Open and free world: choose the race you want
- Conquer your rivals’ block by challenging them
- Create your own crew, personally select your members
- Compete in online races
- Select your favorite car: class or exotic, muscle or tuner
- More cars available to download
If you want to know more about this racing videogame you are free to visit its official website .
These are the minimum system requirements needed for this title:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- CPU: 1.7GHZ Intel Pentium 4
- Graphic Card: GeForce 4 MX 440 / Radeon 9200 Series
- Memory: 512MB RAM
- HDD: 5.3GB free space to download and install the game
Need for Speed: Carbon pumps up the adrenaline like never before
By Cathy Cadungon
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I’ve always been a fan of the Need for Speed franchise and the series that bears its name. Now, there’s a new game that lets you power up your Need for Speed experience to the hilt. Welcome to Need for Speed: Carbon. Discovering this new suspiciously cool-looking new version from world renowned Electronic Arts, I knew I just had to download the version to try.
Need for Speed: Carbon features several game modes, which includes Quick Race and Career modes. In the single player mode, most of the races are done through scenarios set in canyons, called Canyon Events. Races in Canyon Events are fast and thrilling, since one of the ways can lose is if you fall off the canyon face. Canyon Events are split into Duel, Drift, Checkpoint and Sprint. There are a number of ways you can win or lose in each race type so be sure you know what the conditions are.
Now, Need for Speed: Carbon really takes you over the edge with Career mode. Because in Career, you’ll need to work on creating and developing a racing machine, competing with rival crews, defeating enemy Bosses, and winning territories. Building and designing your vehicle is, personally, one of the things I really liked with NFS Carbon. Through the AutoSculpt function, I could change the appearance of my race car any way I wanted. I could redesign my car’s hood, spoilers, side skirts and so much more.
With all the new features, race tracks, scenarios and customization options available in Need for Speed: Carbon, I knew that this game is for keeps.
- Cool, new Canyon race scenarios
- Advanced vehicle customization options and features
- A selection of racing modes available even at single player modes
- This is an amazing game and I don’t see any disadvantages
Need for Speed takes on a new level with Need for Speed: Carbon
By Beatrice Tan
On Monday, September 1, 2014
Having played Need for Speed: Underground for several years, I never thought that this awesome racing game, with its adrenaline pumping race cars, speed-inducing maps, addictive and extremely engaging gameplay is already the best it can ever be. But I was wrong. Dead wrong. Because Need for Speed: Carbon was released into the wild.
This newest version of the Need for Speed franchise now hosts a range of game features and improvements that will drive you to the edge of your seat. The story line features a more solid and realistic background. Having lost everything, my character, had to start racing from scratch. The setting is in Carbon Canyon, but the story starts in the city where me and my crew had to take on other racers and compete in dangerous, underground racing against other crews. One of the newest feature additions is the introduction of road crews, where you can select from three types of ‘buddy’ racers – drifters, scouts and blockers. These racers can help you by providing ‘slingshot’ opportunities, finding shortcuts in the map and creating blockades. Personally, I found them to be more of an interference than an advantage. They kept moving in my field of view, talking to me and basically interfering with my racing. So I chose not to have them around most of the time.
The racing however, is pure adrenaline. Through the game’s AutSculpt option, I could customize my car’s modifications through an almost infinite range of combinations. Spoilers, side skirts, hoods and bumpers can be customized through sliders. The end-result? A racing machine worth showing off online.
All in all, Need for Speed: Carbon is truly an amazing upgraded version of this highly popular franchise. So if you’re looking for a racing game that will re-ignite your need for speed, then this software is perfect for you.
- Broad range of cars available for unlocking
- Advanced customization options available through AutoSculpt
- A more solid and realistic storyline
- Selection of car classes and the addition of muscle cars
- Not so great boss races
- The crews are more of a disadvantage than an advantage
A come back to a bright light urban night for EA games
By Rose Sincro
On Monday, May 19, 2014
This game program with an enhanced graphics, superb auto sculpt customization and a disparate progression system that offers exceptional car racing.
This game application provides a four sided camera viewpoint and a series of mini-challenges that aim to collect car racing cards.
Some of the new features are the crew, an uncommon auto sculpt customization, drifting races and added car classes. One of the huge supplementary is the online functionality. It allows multi players to challenge online on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
The game app is replete with shimmering lights, dimmer night levels, and a precisely sophisticated look. Special effects spruce up the roads and fast-moving cars. Obscure effects are always working to provide a high sense of velocity. And injections will breakthrough the impression of speed further.
The music is lively and fierce. The volume and intensity raise as you're being chased by cops, and there is a good blend of techno and rock tunes.
Of all the amazing new features, the supplemental muscle cars and the online functionality.
- It has some very nice looking environments
- Lots of car customization options
- Drifting is not quite impressive