All member reviews for Need for Speed Carbon

Common Sense Media says

Mean, nasty street-car racing, not at its best.

Users say

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Teen, 16 years old Written bythebizent April 9, 2008

Be careful...

It's a fun game, but with a bad message. I think it's for mature teens who know that it's a bad idea to break driving laws.
Adult Written byM&M April 9, 2008

Criminal behavior encouraged

I was simply shocked to see that you are encouraged to trick and avoid cops. In fact, after seeing a police car flip over, the game cheers you on further. I had relied on the E10+ rating to buy this for my son and had to yank it away. How does a company like EA get away with incenting such blatantly criminal (and violent) attitudes for 10 year olds?
Educator and Parent Written byRedburn February 28, 2012

Not that bad

still not bad
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old March 13, 2011

good for any age.]

I think that this game is appropriate 10 and up. Its fun and a little edgy. If kids have 1% common scence, they will be fine. Sex and language aren't problems.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 9 years old August 28, 2010

not bad

its not bad at allll only nudity
Kid, 10 years old May 15, 2010

watch out

fun but violent
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old July 16, 2009

The Best Car Game!!!

What is SO fun about this game is that you can get police's attention and they chase you. AWESOME!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old February 11, 2009

need for carbon report

this report was written by the R,S,L game club (www.rslgameclub.webs.com) It is a very good game but the only thing bad with it is that there is no good tracks. There is a very good voice sounding like the real police. the graphics are okay. But it has free roam which allows you to go out of the races and run a muck but be careful of the town police witch are always watching you 24 7.This is not the only Need for speed game. there is a lot more out there. there a lots of different Need for speed carbon games on Nintendo DS. On free roam there is lots of short cuts through out the city. There is also lots of “rival crew challenges” in the free roam mode. There is lots of unlockables through out the game. There is some things that you can go through to crash down. The record for the most police after somebody on Need for speed carbon is 55 that we heard of. The races are very easy at the start of the career but it gets harder when you get into it. some tracks a good but some are bad. You can unlock lots of crew members so you can choose witch crew member to drive the car you have brought. You can unlock special kits when you complete a race in first place or near the car in first place. The game it self is a very good game. The cars you race against can be a bit pushy some times in races but the police are very pushy. There is lots and lots of cars to buy from the car shop. The cars include Mazda, Alfa romeo, Chevrolet and many more. The game is based on the races, police and The canyons. The tracks get bigger as you complete the career. There is the four types of races, they are drift, drag, grip and challenge series On the screen it includes a mini map, speed, gear, tachometer and nitrous gauge. On free roam when you are getting chased by police it also includes number of police after you and cars that you have disabled. You can represent a class, you can choose from tuner, muscle or exotic. In challenge series you can race on the canyons and win meddles but be careful of crashing off the canyon and loosing. There s also quick race witch is just a quick race around town. There is lot of reward cards to earn. Rating:9.5 By: Luke
Kid, 11 years old March 3, 2013

Okay for kids

It is okay for any child who can deal with some very mild and non-graphic car crashes, and also isn't enough of an idiot to try it in real life.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 9, 2012

need for speed carbon

Families can talk about why safe driving is important and why people should never participate in street racing in real life. Parents might want to remind kids that this game has an unrealistic lack of consequences. Families might also want to discuss the racing car culture -- why does it have such a strong pull? Why do people have such loyalties to different types of cars?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byteen_n_happy June 13, 2012

Better ones out there.

Just okay. Not the best in the franchise. If you are a NFS fan, I recommend newer installments, or burnout games.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old December 30, 2011

Cool game is not for young kids

This game is rad! For younger kids the cop chases could be scary and inappropriate and lots of real car and aftermarket brands. However, it teaches kids to use money wisely. Great pick to add to your video-game collection!
What other families should know
Educational value
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old September 24, 2011

Its not as bad as it seems

I think that it is pretty useful in someways because u can release your need to drive illeagally (if u do) without actual damge to the law. Just make sure your child knows to keeps this stuff in the game make sure thry listen and do not skip the warning at the beginning of the game for the first few times.
Adult Written byDrake123432 July 3, 2011

Vilonce is an issue

Carbon is a very fun game. But parents need to watch out for some stuff. Before every race there will be a girl to indicate when to start. Most of the time they will be wearing some suggestive clothing such as halter tops. Violence is an issue to. Players will crash into police cars and total them, spike strips will be used as well as road blocks. When you are arrested it will show a short clip of police tackling the player. Sometimes the criminal will punch but the cop will always win. Which can be violent for kids even though the cops are doing the tackling. if your kid knows the rights and wrong about illegal street racing it is OK
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byacribit March 6, 2011
I could play carbon all day even at night
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 9 years old December 13, 2010

On for 8+

13+? There is some violence but not that much else. They might need to review it again.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old October 22, 2010

tums

the cars are prity gud and no nudes like that guy seid.
Teen, 14 years old Written bySgt-Samson July 3, 2010
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 13 years old Written byjim1996 March 10, 2010

i would put any age besides for the fact that its hard to play

great game but the goal on a high speed chase is to beat the cops but on the game they say not to try this at home and to obey the laws of the road their are some girls in belly shirts but thats really all besides its really hard to play on the end
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byJ.T. November 21, 2009

perfect for all ages 10+

I love it, it has nothing bad for kids to watch. It's a definate buyer

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