Need for Speed Carbon GameCube

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. The Canyon Duel and the returning Drift Race, which has been absent in recent years, are both exciting and engaging additions to the already impressive list of race types carried over from "Most Wanted."
  2. 78
    Need For Speed Carbon isn't a revolutionary game and it's far from a stinker. Instead, it's what EA does best: It creates pretty good games with lots of features.
  3. It's one thing for the current-gen versions of this game to be not as visually compelling (such as the sense of speed not being as good), but it's unfortunate that you only race against three other cars during typical challenges.
  4. Nintendo Power
    75
    You may think the Fast and the Furious scene is on its way out, but Need for Speed: Carbon assures you it's still fueling up. [Jan. 2007, p.106]
  5. 75
    It refines previous ideas but lacks that big "wow" factor we've seen in the past. It's thoroughly, thoroughly competent and shouldn't be overlooked, but it really is "Need for Speed Again."

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 14, 2016
    8
    This is one of my favorite games in the massive Need for Speed franchise. You can customize your car, drive around the open world, and do lotsThis is one of my favorite games in the massive Need for Speed franchise. You can customize your car, drive around the open world, and do lots of events like drift, canyon duel, sprint, and circuit race. I love the companion feature. With the press of a button, your companion driver will do their thing, for example, smash into one of your rivals or find a shortcut. The GameCube version of the game suffers from a low framerate and blurry graphics in comparison to the PS2 version. Other than that, Carbon is a fantastic game. Full Review »
  2. Jul 5, 2016
    9
    I Love This Game!!!

    It Marks An Vary Iconic Moment That EA Will Never Achieve Again... 4 Back To Back Games That Are All Amazing!
    I Love This Game!!!

    It Marks An Vary Iconic Moment That EA Will Never Achieve Again...
    4 Back To Back Games That Are All Amazing!

    Although I Have 1 Major Problem Regarding This Version Of This Particular Version
    (For The Nintendo GameCube) Why The **** Does It Take 38 Blocks Of Memory!
    Full Review »
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    7
    For some reason I loved destroying cop cars during high speed chases. My brother (the actual police officer) did also. Oh and the free roam inFor some reason I loved destroying cop cars during high speed chases. My brother (the actual police officer) did also. Oh and the free roam in general was cool. I only liked how certain cars handled, but I liked them a lot. Story didn't draw me, but that's not why I play this kind of game. Full Review »