Need for Speed Carbon
The battle for the city is won in the
canyon as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in the worlds most
dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. For the first
time in a Need for Speed game, build a crew and race in an all-out war
for your city against rival crews and opposing car classes. You'll risk
everything to take over rival neighbourhoods one street at a time.
Each crew member has unique skills that you trigger during races to give
you the winning edge over opponents. Call on a Blocker to create a
distraction and slow down other racers or a Scout to lead you to
shortcuts on the track. As the police turn up the heat and force the
races to the outskirts of the city, the battle ultimately shifts to
Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every
Use your creativity to design your crews cars with the revolutionary new
Autoscuplt car customization tool that gives you the power to turn every
vehicle into the car you've always wanted. Represent your car class, your
crew, and your streets in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in
racing games. Survive the Canyon Leave the streets to battle rival
bosses in the canyons outside the urban center.
All-new Canyon Duel
and Drift race modes are the ultimate test of skill and nerve, where
one wrong turn could cost you more than the race.
The City Is Yours
for the Taking 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.
Customize Your Dream
Car The revolutionary new Autosculpt car customization tool gives
you the power to design and morph your car in every way imaginable.
Represent a Class
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 car handle and drive differently.
Build Your Crew
Strategically choose your crew members and use their skills on the
road and in your garage to help you win races and customize your
Designate any member
of your crew as a wingman and trigger his special skill to knock out
Over 50 Real-World
Licensed Cars confirm is accurate Every car is tuneable so you can
customize their look and performance to suit your crew.
Need for Speed Carbon zooms its way onto
the PlayStation 3 and continues from where Need for Speed Most Wanted
left. The game starts with a Hollywood style cinematic that is in the same
vein as the Fast and the Furious series which has the player engaging in
one of Carbon cities illegal street races. Unfortunately for your
faction, the police were notified of this race and many of your
acquaintances were busted, fortunately for your character, they managed
to escape, much to the hatred of your team.
Years later, your character returns to Carbon City, only to be
threatened by his previous faction, join us or face the authorities
which makes the choice rather easy. Joining your old faction, you once
again race the streets as you try to increase your turf, upgrade your
cars and have one of the most thrilling racing experiences of all time.
EA have masterfully incorporated real world actors into the gaming
environment, that although they look a little strange, they are nether
the less quite stylised in their appearance and it also helps having the
talented and sexy Emmanuelle Vaugier in the title.
From the first moment you lay eyes on Need for Speed: Carbon, from the
professional menu systems, the heavy music and the gorgeous cars, you
immediately get that feeling that you are in for a treat and to make
things even more interesting, there are a variety of different gameplay
modes for not only off-line play but also on-line play. Quick race to
online multiplayer fun, it's all here!
The main game mode of Need for Speed: Carbon is the career mode that
starts the gamer from a lowly street racer who must race his way through
the various territories of Carbon City, each with their own faction. By
beating members of these factions and eventually challenging the boss,
these territories eventually become yours.
With that said, the game is not your average street racing game as the
player now has access to a wingman which can perform a variety of
manoeuvres from knocking out your opponents, scouting for alternate
shortcuts and even using their wingman's slipstream to increase your
car's speed. This whole new concept of wingman will revolutionise the
racing world as it gives a great new spin on the genre and really gives
you a feeling that you are part of gaming environment.
Other new features of gameplay include the ability of using nitrous
oxide and performing a "Matrix" style hand break move that basically
slows time in order for you take sharp corners or assist in drifting. It
also helps that it looks quite impressive!
The control system of the Need for Speed: Carbon is rather apt on the
PlayStation 3 that uses the new DualShock controller perfectly with the
shoulder buttons, analog stick and d-pad buttons used in conjunction in
order to control your vehicle.
Graphically, Need for Speed Carbon is almost identical to the XBox 360
version, however the PS3 version unfortunately seems like a port with no
new additions to the graphics system. Either way, it's still a visual
masterpiece on the PS3 with bump-mapping, aliased edges reflective
surfaces and some awesome major blurring to give that real sense of
All the cars have also been professionally designed with beautiful reflective
surfaces and match that with some great special effects from realistic
lighting to the blur of the handbrake manoeuvre it's very easy to get
lost in the gameplay.
The soundtrack of the title is great and really has that "dark" ambience
feel of underground street racing that when matched with the
professional voice acting and realistic sound effects and the audio
aspect of the game is flawless.
At the end of the day, Need for Speed: Carbon is currently the most
definitive car game on the PS3 that contains great old school gameplay,
decent graphics and some of the best damn play PS3 owners will have for
awhile. Check it out!