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Need for Speed: Carbon (PlayStation 3)

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Written by  :  Kaan Cakanisik (9)
Written on  :  Jun 18, 2010
Platform  :  PlayStation 3
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Summary

Your Playstation 3 now gets the speed that it needs

The Good

Some great fun
New control system is a frankly good addition
Lots of customization options
A surprisingly good story for a racing game


The Bad

Too similar to its predecessors
No intense cop chases from "Most Wanted"

The Bottom Line

The Playstation 3 has finally arrived to stores, with several titles for it already out in stores. This unoriginal but addictive street racer is only one of those titles. This well executed racer still hasn't lost its long-lasting fun and its numerous customization options since the previous two or three Need For Speed games. There are a few welcome additions too, like a compelling story, along with a Playstation 3 exclusive extra: revolutionary, new controls. With this control system in this game, you do feel like you're really behind the wheel. Well, Carbon also has its shortcomings. Although it has done a good job of living up to the success of Most Wanted, it hasn't improved much. The game is basically quite familiar if you've played previous Need For Speed games. Another bad thing about Carbon is that all the intense cop chases from Most Wanted have faded away. That was one of the massive reasons for its high amount of success. There is one word to describe Need For Speed Carbon: continuity. However, most people will have tons of fun with this consistently entertaining game.