Need for Speed: Carbon... 15 Years Later

00:00:00 - Intro
00:02:17 - Opening
00:04:08 - Development
00:11:28 - Racing in Palmont
00:30:21 - Racing in Palmont (Story)
00:38:23 - Ports
00:54:32 - Overhaul
01:01:09 - Conclusion
01:04:14 - Credits & Q&A
Written, Voiced, and Edited by Lucas Raycevick
Thumbnail, Intro, and Motion Graphics by Jack (Stoofer):
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Need for Speed: Carbon - Battle Royale Mod:
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Music List (in-order):
NFS World OST - Free Roam Music 2
Tigarah - Girl Fight (Mr. D Hyphy Remix)
NFS World OST - Safehouse
Trevor Morris - Out of Site
Dynamite MC - After Party (Instrumental)
Hybrid - The Formula of Fear (Matrix Dub)
The Prodigy - First Warning
Puscifer - Indigo Children (JLE Dub Mix)
Trevor Morris - Don't Get Caught
NFS Carbon OST - Pause Menu
NFS Carbon OST - Canyon Race 01
Ekstrak - Diesel Shift
NFS Carbon OST - Menu 04
NFS Carbon OST - Crew Race 06
NFS Carbon OST - Canyon Race 07
NFS Carbon Java OST
Initial D - Make My Day
Part 2 (feat. Fallacy) - One Of Dem Days (Remix)
NFS Carbon OST - Crew Race 11
Sway - Hype Boys (feat. Mr Bigz) (Instrumental)
Goldfrapp - Ride a White Horse (Serge Santiago Re-Edit)
Escape the Fate - Issues (Shift 2 Gladiator Remix)
Trevor Morris - Stylin'
Trevor Morris - Darius Ultimatum
Paul Haslinger - The Miami Drift
NFS Carbon OST - Menu 01
Paul Haslinger - Slow Burn
Trevor Morris - Meeting Darius
NFS Carbon OST - Canyon 02
NFS Carbon OST - Crew Race 03
Tomas Anderson - Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
NFS Undercover OST Unknown Artist - Unknown Title 51
NFS Undercover OST Unknown Artist - Unknown Title 49
NFS Carbon OST - Crew Race 02
Eagles of Death Metal - Don't Speak, I Came to Make a Bang (Instrumental)
NFS World OST - Start Screen
NFS World OST - Race 03
Trevor Morris - Finish Line
NFS Carbon OST - Canyon Race 06
NFS Carbon OST - Menu 02
NFS II OST - Ferrari 355
NFS II OST - Ferrari F50
NFS II OST - Sanoqoua
Game & Film List (In-Order):
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Heat
Need for Speed: Carbon
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Undercover
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Underground
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Need for Speed: Terrorfive
Need for Speed: Repoman
Need for Speed: Prostreet
Need for Speed: World
007: Everything or Nothing
Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition
Middle Earth: Shadow of War
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Gran Turismo 6
Need for Speed: The Run
Hotshot Racing
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
F1 2020 (Codemasters)
Forza Horizon 3
Need for Speed: Nitro
Initial D
Formula 1 2017 - Russian GP
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Knights of the Old Republic
Mass Effect 3
Dragon Age Inquisition
Cyberpunk 2077
Half Life 2
Metro Exodus
Mass Effect 2
Need for Speed: The Run (Wii)
Call of Duty 3
Project Gotham Racing 2
Rallysport Challenge 2
Need for Speed: Carbon - Own the City
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (NDS)
Need for Speed: Undercover (PS2)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) (Wii)
Articles & Videos Viewed For Research

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  • It was quite a disappointment after NFS MW. But looking back, it doesn't look as bad as the rest of the NFS games that came afterwards.

    Tagic MrooperTagic MrooperСаат мурун
  • Question for anyone: what anime are those clips from in the outro???

    Views 4rm Tha SixViews 4rm Tha Six2 саат мурун
  • I actually remember the six axis controls working at launch. But only if you held up the controller vertical in front of your face. But that made driving cars harder to do.

    Views 4rm Tha SixViews 4rm Tha Six3 саат мурун
  • i remember autosculp i got hours in it XD

    meganjaxmeganjax3 саат мурун
  • I loved NFS carbon...

    AdonisGaming93AdonisGaming933 саат мурун

    Xavier PerezXavier Perez3 саат мурун
  • Swallowing edibles with whiskey sounds deliciously risky

    Xavier PerezXavier Perez4 саат мурун
  • man you explained the handling difference between black box and criterion nfs perfectly. old nfs had cars with insane grip that could take turns at double the speed they can in a sim, but the cars could still slip and slide. they felt like they had weight to them, and while maintaining such high speeds is unrealistic, it still feels intense and fun. all of the criterion/ghost nfs has that really floaty, slot-car, autopilot drift handling that i absolutely hate. b2d handling is pure cancer. i wish nfs would go back to the former model, as far as i'm concerned the true nfs died with undercover

    Justin AyersJustin Ayers4 саат мурун
  • i really liked Carbon, not gonna lie. Mostly because it continued the story of Most Wanted somewhat and even though it was not quite as good, it was decent i felt

    George NoXGeorge NoX8 саат мурун
  • THIS is from 2006!?!?

    itryenitryen8 саат мурун
  • 15 years later it is still the same short lived scam. It was the worst installment of NFS. 3 hours max and you done with it. So why do we care what happened to this scam that lets you down? Oh i mean to say 1:07:44 this vid probably shows the whole game.

    Jasper GerritsJasper Gerrits9 саат мурун
  • Most wanted sucked, carbon is the goat of racing games

    Kevin JabroniKevin Jabroni10 саат мурун
  • I like that little touch of Regular Car Reviews.

    Plastic CyborgPlastic Cyborg11 саат мурун
  • I've had this game on my list for a while since I'm going through Underground 2 on my PC right now but I hope to have fun picking up this one

    SuperHopsSuperHops11 саат мурун
  • The NFS most wanted is a continuous series to NFS carbon sequels. Of the story combined.

    Dika ZuldriansyahDika Zuldriansyah13 саат мурун
  • The last NFS game i really liked was pro street.

    Kevin HibbardKevin Hibbard14 саат мурун
  • I loved this game. I did forget about the wingman machanic, and never minded the story, but the canyon races, the wonderful customization of cars, the wonderfully done shortcuts, the stunts... oh... so many good memories playing alone and with my bro. Customizing cars was so relaxing.

    rupert003rupert00315 саат мурун
  • regular car reviews footage showed in this vid? Awwwww yiss. "You don't like a car, you like a CARTOON".

    Christopher McBrideChristopher McBride15 саат мурун
  • Plz listen to that follower and make a video on Driver: San Franciso. It's got such a brilliant core system even if it's not perfect.

    Prakhar PaliwalPrakhar Paliwal16 саат мурун
  • This was my first ever Need For Speed game

    DJ BoomfaDJ Boomfa16 саат мурун
  • I think one important thing that's being glossed over is, most wanted had that whole funky over the top thematics going on with wild cop chases being the selling point, but carbon distinctively went for a depressing, darker tone here that left you felt alien and alone in palmont city, the city itself was cold to you which unlike the warm colour palette of rockport had welcomed you as a newcomer, back in palmont - you're the one who left, the one who abandoned it. The city remembers, the people remember, its why its so bleak and cold, its to signify this big change in tone that you're just an outcast here, no longer part of the city anymore. The cold ending with the villian just leaving like that, also makes you feel like you stayed an outsider, an outcast, you won but your victory wasn't even acknowledged. It's why the romantic drive off was cut. It's as if, to palmont city you were never welcome and you never mattered. This dark tone is especially felt in the canyon duels, where its just you alone and that cold unsettling chills are immediately felt, the fact that you are truly alone and no one would ever care if you were to die on that canyon by an accident. It's the lack of stakes that carbon has that makes it so different, yet good in its own way. You just cannot directly compare it to most wanted like this, afterall its not named Most Wanted 2, unlike something like underground 2. This is truly its own thing, and I personally think this review as amazing as your videos are kinda missed that point and that made me feel very sad.

    ExhaltedExhalted18 саат мурун
  • where did you download or buy

    ömer örenömer ören18 саат мурун
  • The Canyon Races when i Played them Always were intense for me. Drifting is super fun. I never finished it because it gets stale at some point, but its my Favourite NFS, i Love it to this day 👍

    ░▒▓█▇▆▅▄▃▂Gous▂▃▄▅▆▇█▓▒░░▒▓█▇▆▅▄▃▂Gous▂▃▄▅▆▇█▓▒░22 саат мурун
  • It'd be interesting to see a review of hot pursuit 2010/remastered from ya since I se ya keep referencing it 👀 also just hella love the game

    The Fluffy BoiThe Fluffy BoiКүн мурун
  • ah yes, the one nfs game i didnt play because i was afraid of the cops

    BlackOppsRageBlackOppsRageКүн мурун
  • We all wanted the NFS games because we wanted to pretend we were Brian O’Connor and Dominic Toretto, admit it!

    TimmyTheSnailTimmyTheSnailКүн мурун
  • Carbon is still my favorite

    Jonathan ChapmanJonathan ChapmanКүн мурун
  • nfs started to be bad when lootboxes came as well as the games always having be online

    peepee poopoopeepee poopooКүн мурун
  • Damn, where can I "legally" procure a copy of the PC port so I can replay this game?

    RainTheDarkRainTheDarkКүн мурун
  • Undercover is still the best

    spinospinoКүн мурун
  • Carbon was by far the best NFS game ever. Idc what anyone says

    Jacob HartJacob HartКүн мурун
  • This is my favorite NFS game out of those I have played which is most since carbon, I can plug in my ps3 & pick it up just to sit in the garage & listen to the music, even just to have Estrak's Induction Kit & Belt on repeat. Still need to get my hands on earlier games & finaly play most wanted & underground. Love that the 2015 revamp is somewhat of an omarge to Carbon. While I really liked V8 muscle cars at the time I knew it wasn't the best car to take & Top Gear hadn't yet convinced me about the Alfa Romeo😅 this game gave birth to my love of the RX-8 & it's rotary engine, & grew my love of the fellow british born Lotus. Quite enjoyed the drift bits simply cause I like drifting. Really like driving around the free roam finding cops & burying them under structures over & over...then again I was like 5🤣 Also nice visual torpedo joke😂👌🏻 & turning you're controler helps, you phsycological trick yourself into feeling more in control - source "trust me bro". If somehow true it makes sence for how annoyed I got when I was playing like that...

    EthanEthanКүн мурун
  • 31:33 holy shit you're telling me Pretty Fly For a White Guy had an influence on a character edit: hey uh raycevick, "gypped" is a word derived from gypsy, which is. kind of a slur against roma people

    Mist-heartMist-heartКүн мурун
  • wow

    KilgorioKilgorioКүн мурун
  • That intro alone deserved a like. Damn.

    Gavin LoboGavin LoboКүн мурун
  • the good old days!

    Aquariusex Ruthless GamingAquariusex Ruthless GamingКүн мурун
  • Carbons tuning is the best in the whole series

    xXEliminatorXx99xXEliminatorXx99Күн мурун
  • I finished the game in one day

    SickotatoSickotatoКүн мурун
  • I heard that Clarkson line. 😉

    RyanGoFastRyanGoFastКүн мурун
  • 00:02:53 - LOL - Just goes to show, always be careful what you say in an interview - no matter how long ago, it can come back and bite you :D :D :D There's a certain amount of irony there now too, since EA have recently bought Codemasters. I'd love to know what interview that came from. I can't remember now.

    Mark KnightMark KnightКүн мурун
  • fun fact: carbon WAS the sequel for MW. everytone just loves to forget about that tho

    Diamond FriezaDiamond FriezaКүн мурун
  • The problem is that due to unimaginable & illogical reason, they have screwed up WITH CRITERION big time! Look at the games with criterion, all are superb. They should have collaborated with criterion continuously!!!

    Saurabh TyagiSaurabh TyagiКүн мурун
  • How to buy it?

    Miki Fire BlueMiki Fire BlueКүн мурун
  • On the wii, there was a button for extra steering lock

    Kyle ClaughtonKyle ClaughtonКүн мурун
  • You can actually switch off the blueish filter with the video option "Visual Treatment" on PC, it needs to be set to "low". The game gets then pretty yellowish and almost identical to MW in terms of atmosphere, even though the action is set in the night. There's one disadvantage though, the lights of your car overbrighten the road surface in front of you a bit too much (as if there's no HDR). Also the flash-effects + afterglow from cop or jump moments are no more present. Despite of these two hints, it's enjoyable for those who are tired of the default filter. [=

    Hubert SoleckiHubert SoleckiКүн мурун
  • NFSU2 ❤️ I’m sorry, but those were the best memories. Just the theme song being Riders On The Storm makes that game vivid in my memories. Those were the days. NFS, MC, COD, GTA, BIA, SSX, Burnout, Motorstorm, Flatout 2, Tekken, True Crime: Streets of LA/NYC and many many more great classics. Split screen gaming at friends place. Bruh, I don’t wanna sound old, but kids of today have missed out big time! It actually makes me sad, that it’s so long ago. Back when you had one roll in the camera and where every shot counted when you needed to freeze memories in time, which made those memories much more meaningful. When Bluetooth became a thing, when some of us still used infrared to transfer mp3 tracks to our 64MB memory cards that could hold up to 10 songs. When music was good. Rap, pop, RnB, rock with all the featurings in between. Those were times. I love that I’ve grown up in that time period, but I hate how I missed out on so much. Because after the 2010’s everything became lame. And here we are. Edit: And don’t forget MTV!!! Scarred and Punk’d and Pimp my Ride were some of the best shows!

    Nermin OkanovicNermin OkanovicКүн мурун
  • 31:33 So you're telling me Ronnie was based off by The Offspring's Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)? So that explains everything.

    ForsakenTMForsakenTMКүн мурун
  • What or where is the best way to acquire a pc copy?

    Summerset BanjoSummerset BanjoКүн мурун
  • NFS: Carbon was mediocre at best. It took the base driving mechanics of the fairly decent Most Wanted and made a half-baked rushed sequel to cash in on the previous game's success and on Tokyo Drift's release. I really didn't like the overall concept and gameplay.

    AlDim000AlDim000Күн мурун
  • what graphic mode you used in you nfs carbon!!

    MR_Joker^^MR_Joker^^2 күн мурун
    • @Sam Sneed mm yeah that one of them and i have it but hey the sky also not as the normal once in game!!! that's why i'm asking !

      MR_Joker^^MR_Joker^^Күн мурун
    • Probably just the widescreen fix

      Sam SneedSam SneedКүн мурун
  • Why is no one in top comments talking about THAT FUCKING VIDEO INTRO?!

    SepumsSepums2 күн мурун
  • I have distinct memories of the game itself, but can't remember anything about it.

    Connor EvansConnor Evans2 күн мурун
  • I didnt expect to remember Zeebo on one of your videos, damn. I wanted one as a kid just because i saw it on Chabelo lol.

    El SpookyEl Spooky2 күн мурун
  • Note: there is a chance to race your crew members prior to unlocking them, but literally no one cares or pays attention

    SpherzSpherz2 күн мурун
  • I'll now have Are Friends Electric by Gary Numan stuck in my head all week

    Micky DMicky D2 күн мурун
  • 21:05 if you push bosses over the edge, there won’t be cutscene, but you get their car

    Untamed CorgiUntamed Corgi2 күн мурун
  • The last good NFS

    Deliorman Türk'üDeliorman Türk'ü2 күн мурун
  • bruh all my friends told me this game was trash. but i actually like it specially the story.

    Pau BerganiaPau Bergania2 күн мурун
  • You are using MPH over KMPH that's why your car fill slow.

    Thunder KatThunder Kat2 күн мурун
  • I spent so much time with this game, as I had it on PS2 and Xbox 360. The canyon races were by far my favorite part of the game. Side note: do you have a link to the footage and/or any other information about the RX-7 at 18:22? I swear I built one in Horizon 4 that unintentionally has an identical paint scheme to it.

    M.K. McGillM.K. McGill2 күн мурун
  • Nfs world music in the background. Thumbs up for that!

    SiroccSirocc2 күн мурун
  • I loved the vibe in this game it was reminiscent of Underground 2.

    Harold MerewetherHarold Merewether2 күн мурун
  • a h man the memorys...I was like 12 or something when I played it and I felt so cool when I chose the black eight as a crew symbol and called my crew "the Eights"...I dont know why xD

    Raphael SindermannRaphael Sindermann2 күн мурун
  • So you made a literal documentary on my favorite game from my favorite videogame genre from one of my favorite franchises of all time. "You did not disappoint!"

    Carlos Alberto Morales GarcíaCarlos Alberto Morales García2 күн мурун
  • Can you still get this game and older NFS games on PC???

    JSIN GJSIN G2 күн мурун
  • I wished canyon race makes a comeback in future nfs it's so good

    Shepherd YShepherd Y2 күн мурун
  • What would I have to do to get carbon

    J.D. HeatJ.D. Heat2 күн мурун
  • welcome to centre gear m8s

    Snowtato XLSnowtato XL2 күн мурун
  • Спасибо, рекомендации ютуба

    Daytime Place54Daytime Place542 күн мурун
  • So, I got (and still have) the Wii version of this game when it came out (because I didn't have an Xbox or Playstation, and I wasn't a PC master race kind of guy yet). Now I'm mad because of all the content I missed out on, and because the Wii version looks like garbage in comparison.

    The Salty Half-Elf BardThe Salty Half-Elf Bard2 күн мурун
  • I don't like racing games, but it is a Raycevick video, so I must watch.

    someboynamesomeboyname2 күн мурун
  • I honestly liked most wanted for pc more than heat by a lot

    PaplinkoPaplinko2 күн мурун
  • dude i lucked out on the last canyon race, i was in the home stretch but my car turned to the side and blocked the road, i was gonna give up but then the boss rammed into my car and since he hit me it gave me time and points, since i was blocking the road he kept pushing me until he pushed me across the finish line, i was so relieved and laughing my ass off that the boss basically gave me the race.

    Build LancerBuild Lancer2 күн мурун
  • When a RalliSport Challenge 19 years later and/or RalliSport Challenge 2 17 years later? (Also PGR 2 18 years later)?? ;) You have teased us with footage from RSC 2 and PGR2 so, I can only assume it is somewhere in the catalog/backlog for you to work on. ;) That tease aside, splendid video(understatement of the century), you really killed it with that intro(damn that one is good!) and the level of research, presentation and the way you can deliver lines and the information is something to be disgustingly jealous about (insert awkward smiley here). I only got into Carbon back in 2019 when I got my hands on a PS2, but never finished it because I was spoiled by my childhood memories of the OG XBOX's graphics and new PC games at the time, as well as it's cheesy story and odd handling(with a PS controller).(I am a difficult one to please at that). As stated, I grew up with the OG XBOX along with PGR2, Underground 2 and RSC2, as well as Crazy Taxi, Cars and a variety of other racing games. So seeing you point out OG XBOX games(like ColourShedProductions) is like I am back in 2005. Thank you :)

    Thomas C RivieraThomas C Riviera2 күн мурун
  • I really only played the PSP version until I picked up the 360 version last summer (so I could play Mercenaries 2 thru an online glitch that Carbon seems to be the only cure). Carbon is pretty amazing and genuinely dunce cap worthy. It has such comic book dialog to move the story, but I dig the direction because it fits a race gangster plot. NFS Heat can't touch the pedals of Carbons cringe-worthy lines. Imagine if Flight Simulator got a Horizons style subgame as a drug smuggler.

    sam torressam torres2 күн мурун
  • i remember playing on the city on my psp and remembering the story but I never finished it cause I was stuck on 1 part and young me struggled with it. But holy shit wtf is that ending.

    FdProsFdPros2 күн мурун
  • i super love nfs carbon

    Rares CherciuRares Cherciu2 күн мурун
  • ive been asking for a nfs carbon 2 for like 15 years now

    OuynxOuynx2 күн мурун
  • 31:35 the song he is talking about is pretty fly for a white guy by the offspring

    Carmine MartinoCarmine Martino2 күн мурун
  • I didn´t even notice that the vid is 1 hour long. guud vid five of 10 stars if you know what i mean

    []CR3D0{}[]CR3D0{}2 күн мурун
  • 7:10 That explains why the demo for From Russia With Love was included on NFS:MW PS2.

    TheOzarkWizardTheOzarkWizard2 күн мурун
  • I'm surprised how the 6y.o me handled Angie's bullying

    Antoine AssafAntoine Assaf2 күн мурун
  • Lol i was also hyped when rhis came out but i never played with it

    mk sadikimk sadiki2 күн мурун
  • well i have the psp game........but i didnt know this story is make a part off carbon....

    Leandro SilvaLeandro Silva2 күн мурун
  • "its to prevent you from cheating in canyons by pushing them off" bro angie just drived off one time

    CurL _CurL _2 күн мурун
  • 'Blockers are more actually torpedoes" *Shows a clip of Kvyat hitting Vettel* lol insta sub.

    Gavril PuskasGavril Puskas2 күн мурун
  • Sounded good until you compared the handling model to acc...

    Litre o' ColaLitre o' Cola2 күн мурун
  • Another Tokyo Xtreme Racer would be nice as well.

    Platinum AdventuresPlatinum Adventures2 күн мурун
  • when he said dropping spikes my 8yr old mind Assassin wingmen where cheese

    Temi Omo-LotoTemi Omo-Loto2 күн мурун
  • you sound like falcon from gameranx

    Siegfried FurzSiegfried Furz2 күн мурун
  • Ive finished this game like 6 times, worth it every time

    eggo leggoeggo leggo2 күн мурун
  • Carbon was the first game I got on ps3. I probably played through it 5-6 times. Perhaps it’s nostalgia, but there hasn’t been a NFS game that seemed as good to me since. This game to me will always be a diamond in the rough

    Bames JondBames Jond3 күн мурун
  • 50:20 you say WTF I say it's the best plot NFS has lol XD but honestly I'll take that over twat ville NFS Heat any day

    Brandon SaltBrandon Salt3 күн мурун
    • My name is not important... XD

      Brandon SaltBrandon Salt3 күн мурун
  • How can I get Carbon on pc right now

    J.D. HeatJ.D. Heat3 күн мурун
  • How did you install the br mod?

    D D ZD D Z3 күн мурун
  • Cant believe its been 15 years since we got a good nfs game and for some reason i keep buying them.

    Bud BundyBud Bundy3 күн мурун
  • Very good content. will subscribe....and keep it coming. thank u

    zuzukydzuzukyd3 күн мурун
  • Ugh God no, I hate Carbon. I've tried it again many times but I just hate the physics model.

    ZekeZeke3 күн мурун
  • 15 years later... This hit hard...

    Billy KaravasileiouBilly Karavasileiou3 күн мурун
  • Remember Burnout Paradise?

    Aqdas BoyAqdas Boy3 күн мурун