Cheats and Tips for Need For Speed Carbon on the PlayStation 2

Extra money, infinite nitrous, and more

Need for Speed: Carbon

Electronic Arts

Need For Speed Carbon came out in 2006 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Windows and Mac OS X. The tenth installment in the popular Need for Speed racing video game series, it tasks players with putting together a crew and racing for control of a city block by block. The game can be a challenge, though, so if you want some additional help, we have some tips and a list of cheat codes below.

This guide is specifically for Need for Speed Carbon on PS2. A PC guide is also available.

Need For Speed Carbon Cheat Codes

You can enter any of the below codes at the Main Menu with the Career and Challenge series, not where you press Start. You'll know you've entered the code correctly when a confirmation message appears.

Cheat Code Effect
Left, Up, Left, Down, Left, Down, Right, Square Infinite nitrous.
Down, Right, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, Square Unlimited speedbreaker.

Right, Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Square

Unlocks Need For Speed Carbon Logo vinyls.
Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Square Unlocks Cardboard Box and Driver vinyl.
Down, Up, Up, Right, Left, Left, Right, Square Unlimited crew charge.
Down, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Square, Triangle Extra money (can only be used once).
Up, Down, Left, Down, Right, Up, Square, Triangle Easy money.
Press Start button, Left, Up, Right, Right, Left, Left, Left, Right X, Circle, Left Unlocks all cars.

Need For Speed Carbon Tips

  • If you have a save game file from Need for Speed: Most Wanted on your PS2 memory card, you get an extra $10,000 in Career mode.
  • A save game file from Burnout Revenge unlocks the Burnout Vinyl in the bonus vinyl section.
  • Restart or finish your races. If you quit a lot of them, the cars go up in price.
  • Engage the car's top gear and accelerate to go backward.
  • When your car is about to flip, hit the nitrous to stabilize it.
  • Avoid police who are looking for you but haven't found you yet by backing up against a wall. They will drive right by without seeing you.
  • When you are in enemy territory, you only need to win two races to take it over.