Need for Speed Carbon is the tenth entry in the Need for Speed game series. It was released on October 31, 2006. The game takes place in a fictional city called Palmont. The storyline revolves around the player’s quest in becoming the new crew leader in Palmont. The story is somewhat connected to the previous NFS installment – NFS Most Wanted. The gameplay involves the player running a crew. Crew members can be hired. The player can also use the “wingman”, the friendly racer active in the game.
The game features different gameplay modes. Some modes are available in previous installments while other modes have been changed. Here are some gameplay changes in this installment:
• Career mode – In this mode, the player still has to race against other players. But, the goal here is to conquer other Palmont territories by defeating the bosses in each district. In some cases, the player may also encounter minor crews that attack. When this happens, the player may or may not accept the challenge.
• Lap Knockout and Drag Racing modes – These modes have been removed from this installment.
• Tollbooth mode – NFS Carbon renamed the Tollbooth mode to Checkpoint racing mode.
• Drift Racing mode – This mode is available in NFS Underground but was removed from NFS Most Wanted. This installment brought this mode back again. In this mode, players compete with other racers by acquiring the highest possible score in a drifting race.