Need for Speed Carbon Xbox 360

User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 82
  2. Negative: 21 out of 82
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  1. FrostManMike
    Feb 23, 2009
    1
    This is one of the worst racing games i've ever played. Compared to Most Wanted, they took 1000 steps back. The only half way cool aspect of the game is the auto sculpting the body kits. Other then that, the controls suck, visuals suck, and the game play sucks. A complete waste of a game.
  2. Dec 26, 2011
    0
    very bad game , terrible controls and unreal handling. Parts are too expensive and cops are way too hard. Not a very good game in my opinion. Don't get it .
  3. SauliH
    Jan 12, 2009
    1
    Why does every driving game these days require a disgustingly badly written storyline and free roaming? This would be the result, if Disney had made GTA, but the point is, not every game has to be like GTA. I have a hard time imagining anyone to whom the ridiculous teenage boasting would appeal. Maybe pre-teens find it cool, but I doubt it. The UI co-driver system is just pointless extra Why does every driving game these days require a disgustingly badly written storyline and free roaming? This would be the result, if Disney had made GTA, but the point is, not every game has to be like GTA. I have a hard time imagining anyone to whom the ridiculous teenage boasting would appeal. Maybe pre-teens find it cool, but I doubt it. The UI co-driver system is just pointless extra feature stacking, when you feel your product isn't good enough as a plain driving game. Gladly, I bought it used for 10 euros. Even that is too much for this game. Please, for your own sake, avoid this game. Expand
  4. Jan 16, 2014
    1
    A stale entry to the series that really nailed in the death of Need for Speed. I think EA's decision to release one NFS game per year, especially when they also have the fantastic Burnout franchise that really forced the market to get sick of the over the top car customization that was good when the Fast and the Furious was first released but just like the films all you can really do isA stale entry to the series that really nailed in the death of Need for Speed. I think EA's decision to release one NFS game per year, especially when they also have the fantastic Burnout franchise that really forced the market to get sick of the over the top car customization that was good when the Fast and the Furious was first released but just like the films all you can really do is put the cars in new locations and the locations in NFS Carbon are nothing to really remember and this game was just money for old rope. Collapse
  5. Jan 16, 2014
    1
    A stale entry to the series that really nailed in the death of Need for Speed. I think EA's decision to release one NFS game per year, especially when they also have the fantastic Burnout franchise that really forced the market to get sick of the over the top car customization that was good when the Fast and the Furious was first released but just like the films all you can really do isA stale entry to the series that really nailed in the death of Need for Speed. I think EA's decision to release one NFS game per year, especially when they also have the fantastic Burnout franchise that really forced the market to get sick of the over the top car customization that was good when the Fast and the Furious was first released but just like the films all you can really do is put the cars in new locations and the locations in NFS Carbon are nothing to really remember and this game was just money for old rope. Collapse
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 80
    The new goodies aren't all winners -- the wingman concept didn't bowl me over, paying instead of playing to unlock extras bites -- but there are enough innovations that work to make this feel like more than just an updated version of an old and successful game.
  2. A solid racing game. It might have a few rough edges and frustrating spots, but overall it’s a fun game.
  3. There is nothing remarkable about it, but Carbon will provide some good fun with its Career Mode and great online options.