Need For Speed Carbon - Game review

Are you looking for Need For Speed Carbon Game Review? Then you are at the right place. In this article, I have provided you the story, gameplay, requirements, features, cars and characters of Need For Speed Carbon Game.

Need For Speed Carbon Story

Need For Speed Carbon Review
Need for Speed (NFS) Carbon starts from the end of Need for Speed (NFS) Most Wanted game. When player takes control of Rockport City and gained his own BMW M3 GTR from Razor. Razor was the no.1 blacklist in NFS Most Wanted. After Rockport, player drives to Palmont City. While driving, a flashback of race occurs in player mind, a race against Angie, Kenji and Wolf in Palmont. Race was ended with the police incident, police fired electric shock on Angie, Kenji and Wolf's car. But player manages to escape from the Palmont. Now at present, while driving to Palmont City, a former police sergeant 'Cross' who is a bounty hunter chases (Cross also chases the player in NFS Most Wanted) the player in a Canyon.

Due to this player's car BMW M3 GTR was wrecked after crashing with a truck. When Cross was about to arrest the player, the Darius and his crew arrives and gave some cash to Cross in order to go from there. Darius tells us to gain control of different cities. The player also met Nikki (a former girlfriend) and Nikki took us in a safe house. On arriving safe house our player met his first Wingman (friendly racer) 'Sal'. Then our player gains control of different territories - Kenji (Downtown Bushido) territory, Angie Kempton (21st Street) territory and Wolf (Fortuna TFK) territory. While gaining control of these territories, player also met up with different Wingman who wants to join us. These Wingmen tells their observations of the night race due to which player took off from Palmont City.

When the player gained control of all 3 territories, Darius messaged us to him. When our player met with Darius, he reveals that he was using us for gaining his rivals territories. And now, Darius told to Cross to arrest us but the player is saved by Nikki. Now, we get to know that Darius is the main antagonist of the game. When Darius came to know that Nikki is helping us, he hired all 3 bosses (Angie, Kenji & Wolf) in order to help him out defeat us. Now, our player has to capture Silverton and defeat Darius and his Stacked Deck Crew, so that our player can have a good revenge. After winning a lot of races and challenging Darius. Our player defeats Darius and after loosing the race, he gave us his car 'Audi Le Mans Quattro'. Now, our player gets control of whole Palmont City and a good revenge too.

Need For Speed Carbon Gameplay

Need For Speed Carbon Review
In this game, player will get different ally racers. At the starting of the game you will get two ally racers - 'Sal and Neville'. When you will proceed through game and will gain territories then you will get some more ally racers. Ally racers will race along with you and will help you by providing shortcuts, by smashing other racers car and by drafting. Active ally racer is know as Wingman. Each ally racer has the two skills - (i) racing skills such as blocker, scout and drafter and (ii) non-racing skills such as mechanic, fixer and fabricator. Blocker ally racers drive muscle cars, scouts ally racers drive tuner cars and drafter ally racers drive exotic cars.

Sometimes a defensive race also occurs whenever you will gain control of any race. And its all depend on your wish, if you will decline to race then your captured area will automatically be in other racers hand and if you will accept & win the race then it will be called as successful defense race. This game do not have drag races but in place of it, it has got drift type of races. There are also Canyon events such as canyon sprint, canyon drift, canyon checkpoint and canyon duel. Generally, Canyon Duel is held with the bosses. These type of races are held in East Canyon, West Canyon and Carbon Canyon.

Need For Speed Carbon Features

Player can choose 3 types of car - tuner, exotic or muscle car. You can also upgrade/customize your cars and your ally racers car too in safehouse. Tuners are best in handling, Exotics are best in top speed and Muscles are best in good acceleration. Customization includes performance and looks of a car. It has got a new feature 'Autosculpt' which helps to shape any car parts to your liking. Police chases are common in this game as chases can occur between the races or even in free roam.

Need For Speed Carbon Cars

As already above discussed that NFS Carbon has 3 types of car - tuner, muscle and exotic cars but these are also further divided into 3 tier categories - Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. Performance of cars increases with the increase in Tier number.
Tuner CarsNeed For Speed Carbon Review
Tier 1:- Mazda RX-8, Lexus IS300, Mazda 3 MPS, Nissan 240 SX.
Tier 2:- Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, Toyota MR2, Renault Clio V6, Mazda RX-7, Volkswagen Golf R32, Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86).
Tier 3:- Nissan 350Z, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Infiniti G35, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX MR, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, Toyota Supra.

Muscle Cars
Tier 1:- Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, Chrysler 300C SRT-8, Chevrolet Camaro SS.
Tier 2:- Plymouth Road Runner, Dodge Charger R/T, Vauxhall Monaro VXR, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Pontiac GTO, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang GT.
Tier 3:- Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro Concept, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Plymouth Barracuda, Dodge Viper SRT-10.

Exotic Cars
Tier 1:- Alfa Romeo Brera, Mercedes-Benz CLK500.
Tier 2:- Lotus Elise 111R, Aston Martin DB9, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Porsche Cayman S, Jaguar XK, Lotus Europa S.
Tier 3:- Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, BMW M3 GTR, Ford GT, Koenigsegg CCX, Lamborghini Murciélago LP640, Pagani Zonda F, Lamborghini Murciélago, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Audi R8/LeMans Quattro.

Need For Speed Carbon Characters

Need For Speed Carbon Review
1. Nathan Cross:- Cross is the bounty Hunter in NFS Carbon game. Cross is also seen police officer in NFS Most Wanted. He drives Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 car.
2. Nikki:- Nikki has also main role in NFS Carbon. When the game was about to end, she becomes our crew member to help defeat Darius. She is the girlfriend of main protagonist and drives Ford GT car.
3. Darius:- He is the main antagonist of NFS Carbon. Darius and his crew 'Stacked Deck' is the strongest in Palmont City and controls Silverton city. In the end, player defeats Darius and takes control of Silverton as well as Palmont City. Darius drives Audi Le Mans Quattro Car.
4. Kenji:- He is also an antagonist of NFS Carbon. He drives Mazda RX-7 and his crew name is Bushido.
5. Angie:- She is also an antagonist of game. She drives Dodge Charger R/T and her crew name is 21st Street.
6. Wolf:- He is also an antagonist of NFS Carbon. He drives Aston Martin DB9 and his crew name is TFK.
7. Yumi:- She was the member of Bushido crew but once player defeats Kenji's crew, Yumi comes in player's crew. Yumi works as a Scout in races.
8. Sal Mustella:- He was the second crew member of player. He also works as a Scout in races.
9. Samson:- He was the member of 21st Street crew but once player defeats Angie's crew, Samson comes in player's crew. Samson works as a Blocker in races.
10. Colin:- He was the member of TFK crew but once player defeats Wolf's crew, Samson comes in player's crew. Samson works as a Drafter in races.
11. Neville:- He was the first crew member of player. He works as a Blocker in races.

System Requirements for playing Need For Speed Carbon Game

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Memory: 512 MB
Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent 1.7 GHz
Hard Drive: Approx. 5 GB freeNeed For Speed Carbon Review
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 8500 NVIDIA GeForce3 / NVIDIA GeForce4 (Ti series only)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Memory: 1 GB
Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent 2.4GHz
Hard Drive: Approx. 5 GB free
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9800+ / NVIDIA Geforce 6800+
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c

About the Developers

Need For Speed Carbon (NFSC) is developed by Electronic Arts (EA) and published by Electronic Arts (EA). Electronic Arts (EA) have aslo developed Fifa game series and Battlefield series. NFS Carbon has got rating of 8.2/10 on 'IGN' and 7.6/10 on 'GameSpot'.

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