Summary: I had the PS2 Version and got addicted to Carbon. I haven't bothered to buy anything since this since I like it so much. Maybe now that the movie has come out. Great graphics and love the nightime noir look of this game.
Summary: I first played this game more than six years ago, right after NFS:MOST WANTED, on the XBOX 360. I've got all the other XBOX 360 NFS titles, but I like CARBON best. CARBON and MOST WANTED will be collectors' items long after the others are forgotten. I shouldn't say this because it will make them harder to find and more expensive as the years go by, but it's the truth.
Summary: If you like racing games that have some neat customization options, I suggest you pick up this game and give it a shot. However please be noted that the split-screen mode for this game is not what most people think. The only thing you can do is just do certain challenge races with a friend and cannot customize or pick your car. I never really tried NFS before, but after picking up this game just to see how the series was, it was not as bad as I thought it would be.