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Need for Speed: Carbon (PS2)

Need for Speed: Carbon (PS2)
alaScore 89

310 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Need for Speed: Carbon (PS2). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Need for Speed: Carbon (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Duke_Ferris (

Need for Speed: Carbon Review for the PS2


Yugo to be kidding me.

Lots of real cars

Poor graphics; No online modes; Annoying wingmen; Too easy

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

Expert review by: Steve Steinberg (

Need for Speed Carbon


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

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

Wingmen AI isn't all that great; ultra-creepy FMV sequences; no online play

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Grisham (

Need for Speed Carbon


When a sequel's not a sequel, the streets have no name, and the sun never shines - thank goodness...

Slick, solid racing controls ; Wide selection of sweet rides ; Scads of customization options

Not too much new stuff ; Repetitive wingman chatter ; No online multiplayer

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Arnold Katayev (

Need For Speed: Carbon Preview


 Although still a demo, visually, the game is pretty much complete. The framerate is the typical experience many of you are used to; it rarely runs at a consistent 30 frames and you can tell. Carbon isn't choppy, but running below 30 frames per...


Oct, 2006

Expert review by: (

Need For Speed Carbon Review (PS2)


The sign of an effective series or franchise, in the gaming industry is the ability to evolve. To continue to do what you do well, while adding new elements, eliminating those that don't work, and always polishing what remains. The Need For Speed...

Expert review by: T.J. Deci (

Need for Speed: Most Wanted


The long-running Need for Speed series races into new territory with this cross-platform, cross-generational release. Most Wanted is built upon many of the fan-favorite features and modes from previous games in the series, including a forgiving yet credib

Expert review by: Alasdair Preston (

Need for Speed Carbon (PS2) review


Another Christmas, and yet another NFS game rolls onto the shelves. But can it possibly still have all of the rapid goodness that you remember from the old days? In short, yes. But, when it comes to the question of is it any different, you might find...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Paul Newcombe (

Need for Speed Carbon


It would be really easy to start this review off with a moan about things like how you can tell it must be Christmas soon because this year's versions of all the EA franchises are hitting the shelves, how Need For Speed (NFS) Carbon is just another...

Going back to my original point at the start of this review, it would be easy to bash NFS Carbon as being just another update released for the Christmas rush, but to give it it's due it's a more than decent street racer with a few new ideas packaged...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Greg Vallentin (

Need For Speed Carbon Review for PS2


Need For Speed Carbon for PS2 Review - Regardless of that feeling of déjà vu, Carbon is another solid racer from EA, and the Auto-Sculpt feature is absolutely fantastic.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Jack Daniels (



It has a great selection of muscle, exotic, and street tuner cars, I have bin waiting for a game like this that has all 3 categories of cars. THANKS EA!

This game has it all, grapics, gameplay, and a reminder of you dont need to race in real life because there are games that are realistic that make you think your racing

Umm no cons

Dec, 2006