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Need for Speed Carbon

CNET Editors' review

Though the graphics look better than ever, Need for Speed Carbon seems like a throwback to the early days of the series, when we spent most of our time outracing cops in the desert. The racing action is as fast and furious as ever, and this edition incorporates both city and canyon racing for a variety of thrills and spills. The download is large and the installation lengthy, but the provided content offers an excellent trial of the full version. Customize one of three cars--Chevy Camaro SS, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, in Muscle, Tuner, and Exotic classes, respectively--with the AutoSculpt feature, then take to the city streets with two races to claim territories as your own and unlock a two-car duel along the canyon.

After a brief disclaimer from digitized model Emmanuelle Vaugier and a reminder to always wear your seatbelt, you're transported to the car-selection screen, where you pick your weapon, tweak it as you see fit, then take it into battle. The Circuit Race pits you and three teammates against four of the Scorpions. If anyone on your team finishes first, you win. The Drift Race forces you into many tight curves that require drifting. The more curves you drift through, the more points you earn. The last, unlockable race along the canyon starts in medias res, as you must follow a Scorpion car tightly, then lose him when you take the lead. There's not enough here to keep anyone driving forever, but there's still plenty of fun to be had with this well-produced demo.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 154 votes

    • 5 star: 83
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 32
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 154 votes

    • 5 star: 83
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 32
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  • 2.0 stars

    "The download contains a Trojan!"

    May 19, 2012  |   By Mort-Nathan

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    Full Game Pros:

    + Fresh and interesting plot;
    + Very sophisticated environment;
    + Good graphical level;
    + Improved AI;
    + More fun then ever before.

    Cons

    Full Game Cons:

    - Game-play can get a little annoying;
    - Crew driving (my personal opinion);
    - Too short (can be completed within 8-10 hours [a non-demo version])

    Summary

    Have given poor rating due to the lossy demo. THIS IS A VERY NICE GAME, THOUGH.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good game for passing time"

    December 29, 2011  |   By mikmarsh

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    absorbing game

    Cons

    do need a controller, not so good with keyboard

    Summary

    for serious gamers

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fun to play, but only a demo"

    October 27, 2011  |   By Cat_Flyer

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    Title says it all

    Cons

    Title says it all

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  • 1.0 stars

    "need full version"

    October 21, 2011  |   By anas112233_99

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    nothingggggg

    Cons

    nothingggggg

    Summary

    any body has the link to full version .
    i need it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i have the full version"

    March 23, 2011  |   By Kenshin0130

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    this is a demo only i try it 3 tracks and 3 cars only
    when the full version more cars and tracks and carrer

    Cons

    buy the full version

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  • 5.0 stars

    "uaduuuuuh verry mach, ooooook"

    December 4, 2010  |   By Riskullah

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    Really good in drifting and multiplayer online

    Cons

    But It is really, really slow its like you car dosen't go over 70 MPH!!!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not as good as NFS Most Wanted"

    November 23, 2010  |   By takumi152

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    I think adding Muscle cars, drift race and canyon race is good.

    Cons

    Circuit race is could be more harder. But drift race and canyon race is could be more easier. I think some peoples are cannot beat them. If you are going to buy it, you should buy NFS Most Wanted.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "this is best!"

    November 10, 2010  |   By azooz123

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    racing i love it

    Cons

    nothing i love this game

    Summary

    need for speed is best racing game i saw in the world .. when i play this games i feel so much good

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  • 5.0 stars

    "this game is assume"

    November 1, 2010  |   By nicknack9999

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

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    Cons

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Nice game but at a night scene"

    September 16, 2010  |   By mukul_jain22

    Version: Need for Speed Carbon

    Pros

    A very nice racing game with good graphics

    Cons

    but as per the demo version it was giving only a little bit of feature & only 2 tracks to race with which was for the free version I liked that as a negative point ! other wise the game is awesome

    Summary

    The game was nice as per the Demo Version

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