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Need for Speed Carbon (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and gameplay are on the whole positive. The design and story are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the usability.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Need for Speed Carbon (PC)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Need for Speed Carbon (PC) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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Need for Speed Carbon (Wii)

 

After rebooting the franchise with Need for Speed Underground, EA has continued to produce some solid street racers under the Need for Speed banner. Last year's Need for Speed Most Wanted, which featured hilariously over-the-top live-action cutscenes...

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Need for Speed Carbon (Xbox 360)

 

After rebooting the franchise with Need for Speed Underground, EA has continued to produce some solid street racers under the Need for Speed banner. Last year's Need for Speed Most Wanted, which featured hilariously over-the-top live-action cutscenes...

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Need for Speed Underground 2 (Game Boy Advance)

 

The previous Need for Speed Underground game on the GBA received quite a bit of flack for its pixelated, choppy visuals. However, under the hood it was a delight to play, and it really did a nice job of letting players tweak, paint, and modify their...

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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...

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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...

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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 us......rent it form Blockbuster or Gamefly because when...

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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.

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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...

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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

The major addition in NFSC is your crew of wingmen -- teammates that watch your back and help you out during races. Wingmen come in three flavors -- blockers, drafters and scouts. Blockers are the hockey goons of the road. Single out an enemy target,...

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Need for Speed Carbon

 

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

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.

Game

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

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

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