Need for Speed: Carbon

Need for Speed Carbon
NFS Carbon Cover
Developer(s)EA Black Box
Release DatesNA - October 31, 2006
EU - November 3, 2006
ModesSingle Player
PlatformsPC, Mac, PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, Xbox, NGC


[edit] Overview

Need for Speed: Carbon is a sequel to Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Carbon returns to night time racing while its predessor Need for Speed: Most Wanted was set during the day. It is set in a fictitious city of Palmont City and brings a return of Drift racing last seen in Underground 2, but drops Drag style from Most Wanted.

[edit] The Storyline

You start out with a movie of a race before you left. You are racing Angie, Kenji, and Wolf. You are in a Toyota Supra from Darius you win the race, but something happens. Cops suddenly surround you and the other racers. They disable the cars in the race except yours. Everyone gets arrested so Nikki throws you the bag, and you find it has been switched. Darius tells you to take his car and get away from here. You drive off to Rockport City to get the heat off you. This is where the storyline of Most Wanted comes in.

You came back from Rockport City down the canyon in your BMW M3 GTR. While driving towards Palmont, Cross, now a bounty hunter former police officer in Most Wanted begins to pursue you, you must escape from him down the canyon, but your car is totaled at the end.

Then Darius comes to the rescue and gets rid of Cross, he then recognizes you. You used to race for him but stopped after the race where you left. Now you have to race for him again to make up for the absence. Then your former girlfriend, Nikki shows up and is angry for you leaving. She tries to attack you.

Darius stops her, then tells her to show you the ropes, She then drives you to where you meet Neville & you get your first car, a Mazda RX-8 (Tuner), Alfa Romeo Brera (Exotic), or a Chevrolet Camaro SS (396), (Muscle). Whichever car class you choose will later be the class of Sal and Neville, it also determines which section of Palmont City you will start in. Then Nikki teaches you about the Crew feature and the different types of wingmen, Blockers, Drafters, and Scouts. When she leaves, you and Neville get in a Police Pursuit, when you escape you meet up at the Safehouse and your journey begins.

[edit] New Features

Some new features added to Need for Speed: Carbon are:

  • Autosculpt - Allows you to customize your bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, roof scoops, hoods, even rims.
  • Canyon Races (Also called Touge Races in Japan)

[edit] Car List

Screenshot of gameplay
A screenshot of a Canyon Duel

[edit] Track List

[edit] Downtown

[edit] Fortuna

[edit] Kempton

[edit] Silverton

[edit] Car Classes

  • Exotic - Excels at Top Speed.
  • Muscle - Excels at Acceleration.
  • Tuner - Excels at Handling.

[edit] Wingmen Types

  • Blocker - Helps out by knocking off the opponents.
  • Scout - Looks for helpful shortcuts.
  • Drafter - Gives you a boost of speed.

[edit] Crews and Characters

[edit] Bushido

[edit] T.F.K.

[edit] 21st Street

[edit] Stacked Deck

[edit] Others

  • Nikki - Old girlfriend before you left, and is mad at you when you return.
  • Sal - Joins after you conquer two territories as a Scout.

[edit] Soundtrack

The soundtrack consists of Electronic, Hip Hop and Rock genre music a different style plays when the player is in a different car class. Electronic will play while in a tuner car, Rock for a muscle car and Hip Hop for an exotic car.

  • Dynamite MC - Bounce
  • Dynamite MC - After Party
  • Eagles Of Death Metal - Don’t Speak (I Came to Make A Bang!)
  • Ekstrak feat. Know-1 - Hard Drivers
  • Every Move A Picture - Signs Of Life
  • Gary Numan/Tubeway Army - Are ‘Friends’ Electric
  • Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Scorpio
  • Goldfrapp Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix)-
  • Kyuss - Hurricane
  • Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me
  • Ladytron - Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
  • Ladytron - Fighting In Built Up Areas
  • Melody. - FEEL THE RUSH (Junkie XL Remix)
  • Metro Riots - Thee Small Faces
  • Part 2 feat. Fallacy - One Of Dem Days (Remix)
  • Pharrell feat. Lauren - Skateboard P Presents: Show You How To Hustle
  • Priestess - I Am The Night, Colour Me Black
  • Roots Manuva - No Love
  • Spank Rock - What It Look Like
  • Story of the Year - And the Hero Will Drown
  • Sway - Hype Boys
  • The Bronx - Around The Horn
  • The Presets - Steamworks
  • The Vacation - I’m No Good
  • Tiga - Good As Gold
  • Tigarah - Girl Fight (Mr. D Hyphy Mix)
  • Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
  • Valient Thorr - Heatseeker
  • Vitalic - My Friend Dario
  • Wolfmother - Joker And The Thief
  • Yonderboi - People Always Talk About The Weather (Junkie XL Remix)

[edit] Recent Forum Posts (PS2)

Carbon PS2 Forum

This game is part of the Need for Speed Series
Preceded by
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
This is the 13th game in the
Need for Speed Series
Succeeded by
Need for Speed: ProStreet

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