Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. An enjoyable and stylish street racer that offers plenty of customization options and a few sweet gamebreaker features.
  2. 75
    And in terms of arcade racers on the system, this is definitely one of the better ones. There's still plenty of room for improvement, but it at least brings the series back from the dregs after last year's awful "Most Wanted."
  3. A fun and fast-paced racer with plenty of customization options. For racing fans, this is an excellent buy; just don't expect the single player portion to last very long.
  4. 70
    A giant leap ahead of "Most Wanted" and probably nudges "Underground 2" as the franchise's top title for the DS.
  5. So while Carbon won't necessarily offend your street racing senses, it's won't knock your socks off either. One thing's for sure - it beats the hell out of last year's Most Wanted DS title, but since that's not saying much at all, we say take another pass this time around.
  6. Need For Speed Carbon: Own The City lacks the spirit and energy we've come to expect from the series.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MJA.
    Dec 30, 2007
    The game is excellent to me but the small selection of cars and the music is horrible. I don't know any of the songs!
  2. XaviG.
    Sep 2, 2007
    Way to hard too see the game. I only bought because it was on special. I recommenced getting another game. It's very easy to crash into traffic, especially when going up a hill, as when your going up a hill you can't see anything in front of the car as the car is blocking it. Also, the music is crap compared to recent NFS titles. Full Review »
  3. JacksonC.
    Dec 21, 2006
    This game is good because of the very wide range of things to do.