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Need for Speed Carbon (PC)

Need for Speed Carbon (PC)
alaScore 88

312 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews of Need for Speed Carbon (PC). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability, whereas there are some negative opinions about the price.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Need for Speed Carbon (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Need for Speed Carbon (PC) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other PC Games on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Need for Speed: Carbon (PC DVD)Need for Speed: Carbon (PC DVD)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Nielson (

Need for Speed Carbon


Need For Speed Carbon is basically a port of the Xbox version of the game. Obviously, it plays a whole lot different due to the Wii's control scheme. If you're a fan of the Need for Speed series, you may have been hoping for something completely...

Although Need for Speed Carbon on the Wii is essentially a quick port of the Xbox version, the unique control system makes it its own game. The controls are new and innovative, but to a large percentage of racing fans they won't seem to fit. There is a...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Joel (

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit


I had two big concerns when I heard Criterion was developing the next Need for Speed game. My first was that this game would end up being Burnout

It’s without question that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is one of the, if not the most enjoyable racing games of 2010. When you look at just the quality of the experience and match that up with how much replay value Hot Pursuit has this is a no brainer...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : predtech (

Need For Speed Carbon


Need for speed Carbon, what an anticipation for a game!! Personally it could have lived up to the hype more than it did in my opinion... There are good point and bad points to this game, each outweighing the other.

To summarize this game, i would say that it was made well but could have been made excellent. For the hardcore NFS fans, and i know your out there, it's naturally a must have but for the rest os it form Blockbuster or Gamefly because when...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steven Rodriguez (

Need for Speed Carbon


What happens when Need For Speed takes a page from Initial D?

Canyon duels are great ; Excellent use of Wii controller ; Autosculpting makes for limitless car customization

Crew mates talk too much (and sometimes get in the way) ; Event select menus could be more accessible and less clunky ; A pointless story to tie everything together

I think it's totally worth it for $40.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Need for Speed Carbon


Continuing the urban street theme of Need for Speed Most Wanted, NFS: Carbon is a moderately similar follow-up to last year's cross-console title; yet the story behind NFS: Carbon makes me long for the cinematic masterpiece that is The Fast and the...

Overall:I'm sad to say the story within Need for Speed: Carbon just isn't as pleasurable as last year's NFS: Most Wanted nor did the game adapt well on the Wii. While the sheer amount of content vastly outweighs Most Wanted, finishing the game...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Steve Steinberg (

Need for Speed Carbon


EA is banking that a few new twists will send gamers hurtling down Carbon Canyon -- in a good way.

Huge amount of highway to learn and drive; drifting mode makes racing more diverse; solid controller scheme; Autosculpting is a kick

Wingmen AI isn't all that great; ultra-creepy FMV sequences

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Sam Bishop (

Need for Speed Carbon


EA adds canyon drift racing to the free-roaming formula, but is it enough?

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Joel (

Need for Speed Carbon


The time has come and Sony has finally released its highly anticipated PlayStation 3 to retail stores nationwide. Now of course finding one is a

Which to buy – the Xbox 360 version or the Playstation 3? To me they are so similar to each other that it just really depends on what platforms you own and prefer. You’re not really getting much difference in experience, so if you are one of the...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Damian Sarcuni (

Need for Speed: Carbon (PC) Review


To keep it simple, your right turns suck!

Need for Speed: Carbon may just be the best fictional racer out there right now. It cuts through the useless and boring features of previous entries in the series to create a pretty flawless racing experience. The game could have had so much more...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Duke_Ferris (

Need for Speed: Carbon Review for the XBOX360


Easy rider.

Looks great; Smooth driving; Lots of real cars; Fantastic online modes

Annoying wingmen; Easy; Not as many police chases

All the next gen racing games I’ve been playing have finally gotten to me. Project Gotham Racing 3, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Riiiiiige Racer, and Test Drive Unlimited apparently drove their way into my brain and set the parking brake because a few...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games.


Elements:Racing / driving - GT/street / Racing / driving - stock car
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Electronic Arts
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Need for Speed


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo GAMECUBE
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - racing / driving