Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City PSP

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Sure it still is a fast and furious racing game with a lot to offer but this is stuff we’ve seen before.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    72
    A great driving game if you're new to the Need for Speed series, otherwise it's a bit same old, same old. [Christmas 2006, p.95]
  3. 70
    Own the City simply feels like more of the same. Sure, there's an open city and wingmen that'll take out your opponents during a race, but neither of these are huge, game-changing additions.
  4. 70
    The storyline and wingman idea both add a lot to things, but eventually, the racing becomes too repetitive.
  5. Technically solid – if increasingly familiar – racing action but set within a dynamic that often feels unnecessarily controlled.
  6. 70
    Own the City still has framerate issues and a gameplay engine that hasn't really changed, but it's still a fun game.
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    The classy presentation and slick action capture the spirit of the PS2 game, but this is nothing more than a competent racer. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
  8. 70
    Own the City still isn't the best racer on the PSP -- Burnout and Wipeout are both better -- but it's a major step in the right direction for a series that has been stuck in a major rut.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    This is the most fun game in the PSP series purely from a control and competition standpoint, and it's overall a step in the right direction for a series that has been stuck in a major rut. [Jan. 2007, p.92]
  10. PSM Magazine
    70
    Own the City has a "if it's not broken, don't fix it" feel. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
  11. The story might be terrible, but somehow it is still better than nothing and the wingman system does work, even if it is a bit odd.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Aug 13, 2015
    3
    Poorly-made game,lack of content,god-awful handling physics,customization literally is the only good thing about this,a very disappointing NFSPoorly-made game,lack of content,god-awful handling physics,customization literally is the only good thing about this,a very disappointing NFS game for the PSP. Full Review »
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    6
    Some people may say this game is good but i'm here to say that the driving physics are very strange. I don't think the tires have grip.. youSome people may say this game is good but i'm here to say that the driving physics are very strange. I don't think the tires have grip.. you just slide around. But if you are a person that isn't a racing fan, this game may be for you. Full Review »
  3. Oct 18, 2011
    3
    Frankly this is a patrhetic game compared to Most Wanted because it's on PSP. The online multiplayer is unacceptably laggy. Single playerFrankly this is a patrhetic game compared to Most Wanted because it's on PSP. The online multiplayer is unacceptably laggy. Single player races are boring and not challenging or fun. The cars, soundtrack, customisation etc. all suck. Then again, it is a portable game. It would be unreasonable to expect game developers to make a good game for a PSP. Now that IS impossible. Full Review »