User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24

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  1. TL.
    Oct 1, 2007
    9
    Even though its a port over, still a good game. It would have been a ten if they would have spent a little bit more time with the controls on the menu. The controls on the street are hard at first, but you get the hang of it. I am a big fan of the NFS series, and this is a fun game to play.
  2. DC
    Mar 6, 2007
    9
    I use the "hold like steering wheel" control scheme, and find it works great after some learning curve. Already won a bunch of races. Pretty good graphics and customization of cars. Wish the game had some more track variety (i.e. some in day, more cars or people while racing).
  3. AJay
    Sep 2, 2007
    9
    Tight controls (once you get used to them) and awsome gameplay and costemization options allow for hours of fun!
  4. Jul 3, 2011
    0
    This is one of the best racing games I have ever played. Granted, the 360 version was vastly superior for graphics and feel (emphasis on feel), but this is a solid racer for the Wii and similar in most of the ways that count. People who complain about the controls cannot be trusted- there are 5 schemes that all play differently so at least one of them should work for anybody. Overall an 8This is one of the best racing games I have ever played. Granted, the 360 version was vastly superior for graphics and feel (emphasis on feel), but this is a solid racer for the Wii and similar in most of the ways that count. People who complain about the controls cannot be trusted- there are 5 schemes that all play differently so at least one of them should work for anybody. Overall an 8 out of 10 for being an inferior port of a near perfect game. Collapse
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Sorry to say it, but the Wii version's at the bottom of the list for Carbon. It's not redefining the street racing genre, but at times it can still hit a sweet spot blend of intensity, danger and style.
  2. It feels more like you're controlling a puppet on strings rather than a Lotus Elise. [Christmas 2006, p.75]
  3. Need for Speed Carbon on the Wii contains some unique driving control options, but none of them can escape the sensation that this game simply wasn't built for motion control.