Need for Speed Carbon Xbox

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. Dec 3, 2015
    8
    It was surprisingly not as great as I thought, but still a great sequel to Most Wanted 2005. Preferred Underground 1 and 2 for XBOX. Comparing this to PC it wasn't much of a difference except for the giant XBOX controller....but guess that's my fault, not EA's. If you still have an old XBOX I suggest getting U1&2 instead of Carbon. Both are wayyy better on PC.
  2. BlueFalcon
    Dec 6, 2006
    6
    This is the worst Need for Speed on Xbox. Even Hot Pursuit is more fun. But overall it's still a better than average game. It's just disappointing for the series that not much effort was put into it. I wouldn't recommend picking it up.

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#50 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. So what if Carbon isn't redefining the street racing genre - really, at this point, what could? It hits a sweet spot of intensity, danger, and style.
  2. 70
    Regardless of that feeling of déjà vu, Carbon is another solid racer from EA, and the Auto-Sculpt feature is absolutely fantastic, not to mention the impressive car roster and functional online component.
  3. A huge omission is the lack of online play at all, and releasing an Xbox racer without an online component is like building a car without wheels.