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Need for Speed: Carbon, Racing, 2006



Developer: Electronic Arts Black Box

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Damageable vehicles: Yes

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Donington

2006-10-26 20:01

Another need for chavving rides game....but at least this one has some decent American Muscle cars in it.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2006-10-27 01:03

Need For Speed went downhill once EA took over and Underground was born...

fck PL (7)

2006-11-23 18:17

I'm surely agrred with you, Star Wars Fanatic. I think NFS serie ended on the NFS:HP2 with licenses but no damage and awful physics. U, U2, MW and Carbon are just arcade, $$ earning machines created for teenagers. I hope I see someday the Need For Speed like NFS Porsche Unleashed on shops..

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2006-11-23 19:47

I actually didn't mind Hot Pursuit 2, the emphasis was on the police and the licensed cars on offer were fantastic. The physics might have been unrealistic (wasn't too keen on the bombs that the police helicopter would drop), but this is how the Need For Speed series always has been, for the most part. The Porsche edition was somewhat different, and actually contained more realistic physics and was of course endorsed by Porsche, so it is hard to really regard it as a Need For Speed game, almost. Like many games now, it has sadly fallen victim to being EAified as I call it, where EA have made it a tiresome, commercial affair.

-- Last edit: 2006-11-23 19:47:46

fck PL (7)

2006-11-24 16:38

Star Wars Fanatic wrote The Porsche edition was somewhat different, and actually contained more realistic physics and was of course endorsed by Porsche, so it is hard to really regard it as a Need For Speed game, almost.


But a very, very big part of NFS maniacs, who played NFS for years think the NFS:Porsche Unleashed was the best part of whole serie. I was an admin on official Polish NFS Center from 2003 and I met a lot of fans' opinions. Over 55% of 18-30 yrs old players took a NFS:P2000 as a the best NFS part. And about 10% took NFS:U,U2 or MW. After MW premiere 51% players wanted to back NFS Serie into 'old-style'.

qwerty_86

2006-11-26 06:57

I stopped playing Need For Speed after High Stakes came out. The ability to turn on and off parking lights, low beams, high beams, and turn signals (left, right, and hazards separately). On top of that, there was a Caprice! That was the best NFS IMO. Great, now I gotta go dig out the ol' Playstation and play it again because I'm excited.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2006-11-26 15:17

qwerty_86 wrote I stopped playing Need For Speed after High Stakes came out. The ability to turn on and off parking lights, low beams, high beams, and turn signals (left, right, and hazards separately). On top of that, there was a Caprice! That was the best NFS IMO. Great, now I gotta go dig out the ol' Playstation and play it again because I'm excited.


I can relate to that, Need For Speed High Stakes (or Road Challenge as it is known here) is also possibly my favourite in the series. I particularly liked all of the International police forces available :D

Explorer4X4

2006-11-28 22:57

I got the game today. And the graphics are the best I have ever seen! It is so, so awsome. The storyline is cheesy, like most street racing games. Its all at night. But man, the graphics and loads of features make up for all the problems. You get three cars, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Mazda RX-8 and a Alfa Romeo Brera (?). I can't choose! I think I am going for the Camaro though.

crazyforcars12

2007-08-30 15:44

Explorer4X4 wrote I got the game today. And the graphics are the best I have ever seen! It is so, so awsome. The storyline is cheesy, like most street racing games. Its all at night. But man, the graphics and loads of features make up for all the problems. You get three cars, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Mazda RX-8 and a Alfa Romeo Brera (?). I can't choose! I think I am going for the Camaro though.


Good choice, i went for the Brera and it was so slow i started the game again with the camaro!

MBSL65fan

2007-09-30 20:11

I have been having problems unlocking certain cars in this game, like the Camaro Concept, The 2007 Shelby Mustang, The Jaguar XK, and the G35. I have this game on the Wii.

[polara_man]

2008-10-08 23:02

i liked this game, cause it made things like drift racing a reality for me

Mach1Mustang US (0)

2010-01-24 04:08

The reward card feature was what I liked most. You could actually race in Police Cars, or a Fire Truck, or a Dump Truck!

-- Last edit: 2010-01-24 04:09:03

strike9 US (11)

2010-06-24 21:22

its a good game aside from the fact that you can't get any more money after you beet all the races

They Need to make a game like High stake but with a free roam option,better graphics, alot more cars, and NO MONETARY SYSTEM, kind of like sand box mode of carbon
it really sucks that you can hardly spend any money until your like 75% done with the game to get the Damned $100,000,000 reward card, atleast undercovers cop mode helps remedy the problem

-- Last edit: 2010-10-09 22:43:21

MX-5Roadster

2010-09-09 18:02

crazyforcars12 wrote

Good choice, i went for the Brera and it was so slow i started the game again with the camaro!


As for me... I choosed the RX-8.

Ritsu Tainaka US (8)

2011-12-29 05:39

This game was released on EA Arcades in 2008

Maltravers RU (8)

2012-06-24 19:39

I have Collector's Edition (PC version) and Unlocker (made by Gnagna2000), so I am already unlocked everything.
The game is not bad, but it should be improved. I can't tune some cars like Corolla, '2007 GT500, MR2, Road Runner and 911 GT3 RS properly (vinyls and bodykits are not available). Drifting also makes me angry. And there are no cars from Underground series (S2000, RSX, Neon, 3000GT, Integra, 206, A3, TT, etc).
Also I love oldschool song Scorpio in game :king:.

RVR72GV ID (257)

2012-06-25 02:58

Maltravers wrote I have Collector's Edition (PC version) and Unlocker (made by Gnagna2000), so I am already unlocked everything.
The game is not bad, but it should be improved. I can't tune some cars like Corolla, '2007 GT500, MR2, Road Runner and 911 GT3 RS properly (vinyls and bodykits are not available). Drifting also makes me angry. And there are no cars from Underground series (S2000, RSX, Neon, 3000GT, Integra, 206, A3, TT, etc).
Also I love oldschool song Scorpio in game :king:.

Basically just like MW Black Edition where you can't tune the stock M3 GTR and Camaro SS.

NFA FI (24)

2012-08-21 18:55

Where's the fire truck.

Tycek PL (169)

2012-08-21 19:45

In fire station garage?

carcrasher88 US (23)

2012-08-21 19:59

The dump truck is also missing. They were both free downloadable drivable vehicles on the Xbox 360 version (not sure on the PS3 and PC versions, though).

k9underdogg AR (0)

2012-08-26 17:01

I really loved the gangs thing in this game. Racing with a "wingman" and gaining control over territories was a great feature. Too bad they never did that again. I would have liked it better if it had no storyline I guess, and even though the cars were unusual and interesting I missed the Civic, the S2000, the Integra and other typical street racing cars. But this game had a pretty cool atmosphere. Canyon races were awesome too. They could have made it even better, it's a shame, I guess they were just not sure if it would have been successful and wanted to release it quickly.
Also, I think we should stop thinking of NFS as a series, it's more like just a name now, NFS: This, NFS: That... otherwise we would expect it to have everything and we'll be disapointed :P

FordMustang1967 US (0)

2012-10-03 01:54

I thought that when you disable a heat level 1&2 cop car it says that it is a civic.

FordMustang1967 US (0)

2012-10-03 01:56

carcrasher88 wrote The dump truck is also missing. They were both free downloadable drivable vehicles on the Xbox 360 version (not sure on the PS3 and PC versions, though).
On the Ps2 version you can get it by completing one of the reward cards.

carcrasher88 US (23)

2012-10-05 23:43

Could someone get a pic of the Mazda MX-5 that's found on billboards in the game? I've seen other cars that only appear on billboards in games on this site, so I guess the MX-5 would be fine, right?

PikesPeak TH (14)

2013-05-29 14:12

missing MX-5 advertise

i should go add it

EDIT : Done ! and i add a parked truck

-- Last edit: 2013-05-29 15:01:22

BadHairDay AR (0)

2013-06-06 01:28

FordMustang1967 wrote I thought that when you disable a heat level 1&2 cop car it says that it is a civic.


It says "Civic Cruiser", as a synonym of "city cruiser" :P It's not like it's a Honda Civic. If that's what you meant.

routemaster45 UK (0)

2013-07-19 11:15

please read...
i have a short story regarding the civic cruiser. here i am in a police chase and one pulls in front out in front of me. in true nfs playing i drove into it sandwhiching it between a wall and my car still travelling at 50+ mph. the police car shot straight up and dissapeared from sight and the police cooldown started. when i evaded from the now jesus-ing police car, i waited for it to return to the ground. 5 actual real life minutes later, the police cruiser plummeted into the ground, and i watched it amazed. best ever nfs moment i have ever done.

-- Last edit: 2013-07-19 11:16:13

JFK CZ (326)

2014-12-23 23:26

Also for mobiles! I had it on Nokia 6230i, it have Porsche 911 (GT3 or something), Dodge Challenger Concept, white Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (I dont know which one) and in last level is unlocked Audi R8 (maybe LeMans, display is tiny and LeMans/R8 looks similar). There is also grey M4G/generic traffic sedan. In which year it wasreleased is temporarily unknown, I played that game long time ago.

JFK CZ (326)

2015-05-25 17:20

I finally get my 6230i running! should I list the java game separately?

speedfreak975 LB (76)

2015-08-29 23:05

Just enlist the cars exclusive on mobile here without the common cars, like the NFS MW 2012 page

JFK CZ (326)

2015-08-29 23:09

speedfreak975 wrote Just enlist the cars exclusive on mobile here without the common cars, like the NFS MW 2012 page

Alrighty. There is Mitsubishi Lancer MR, Porsche 911 GT3 and Dodge Challenger Concept from beginning. Audi LeMans (R8) is unlocked after beating the game. So there is actually no exclusive car at all, apart from AI generic grey sedan.

Attacker1997 BR (47)

2015-11-04 01:49

Missed the Fire Truck

Burn Rubber US (346)

2016-02-07 21:26

This gam is going to be ten years old in October! Wow I feel old. The game shows its age that's for sure! :lol:

JDMracerocket96 US (0)

2016-02-20 20:50

ekstrak is a phenomenal music artist

Burn Rubber US (346)

2016-02-20 20:51

He was pretty good. The Carbon soundtrack was pretty cool. Not the best, but not the worst. :lol:

ryan2t4 ID (1)

2016-08-25 16:18

arcade too

DJThanos GR (0)

2016-10-09 12:57

It's one of the few games where the PS3 version is better than the PC...

I have a story for unlocking the Civic Cruiser.. I was going for a 500.000 bounty to unlock the reward card, and suddenly undercover vehicles boxed me in and i couldn't escape. I accepted it and i gave up, until a Heavy SUV police vehicle ran up to them and wrecked 2 of the undercover vehicles, giving me time to espape :D

CarCrazedAlex586 (5)

2017-03-17 22:01

I didn't like the British rap in the game.

STOMPITCRUSHITKILLIT DE (0)

2017-07-14 02:05

PikesPeak wrote missing MX-5 advertise

i should go add it

EDIT : Done ! and i add a parked truck




In this game there's NOT MX-5 but you can download mods

Rodrigo BR (9)

2017-07-14 16:21

STOMPITCRUSHITKILLIT wrote



In this game there's NOT MX-5 but you can download mods

He is talking about the MX-5 from outdoors advertising, unplayable.

StratosRallyeRacer18 SX (0)

2017-07-31 17:42

I can't believe the earliest comments were filled with "old-fags*"

You kidding me? Carbon is my fav of all time!



*"Old-fags" my designation for veteran die-hard players whining about new games while yearning for the "good old days" (sorry, J-2 no cessna-rship plz). Au contraire I hate both the old NFS old-fags and the UG old-fags; They do no good for communities or franchises.

-- Last edit: 2017-07-31 17:43:19

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