Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. But you can't deny that Crash Bandicoot's graphical qualities are one of the best we've seen from a game of this genre.
  2. No element of the gameplay is particularly mind-blowing, while in return nothing about the game is poorly designed whatsoever.
  3. While the clashing adds new depth to the racing, this game just isn't as refined as it could have been.
  4. "The old cart racing mold has (finally) been broken...make that shattered" [Nov p.87]
  5. The colorful characters and environments will thrill young eye candy junkies while the ease of difficulty will give younger gamers a confidence boost because they'll be able to see a lot of what this game has to offer.
  6. A great game for the kids, or maybe just the kids at heart.
  7. The racing isn't exactly the star of the show, but Crash Tag Team Racing's supplemental elements pull the whole thing together into a unique and mostly enjoyable experience.
  8. Admittedly broken down into its individual aspects Crash Tag Team Racing comes up a little short, however the overall game gels the pieces together to create an entertaining experience for young and old alike.
  9. The game's not too much to look at andmost of the track designs are pretty uninspired. [Dec 2005, p.120]
  10. If you can't sit down with three other friends, don't bother, but I'll tell you right now this kicks the pants out of "Mario Kart: Double Dash!!" - yes, you heard me.
  11. While it is honorable that it at least attempts to make an interesting piece of a game, with platforming and racing mixed together and a nifty clashing element thrown in, the core gameplay just isn't strong enough to really make this terribly memorable.
  12. Who would have thought that a game with parachuting dynamite monkeys and ninja penguins would be this bad?
  13. What they've done is mash together a platform/coin-collecting game with a plodding kart-combat racer, then grafted on some escaped-from-a-cell-phone minigames. It's a Frankensteinian mess.
  14. Unworthy of its namesake, and I really wish the developer had taken its time to study what was great about the original game before starting work on the sequel – the lack of finesse present in CTR really shows.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 10, 2013
    It's definitely a game that is better than the sum of its parts. But at the end of the day, I beat the singe-player mode and never picked it up again (even for multiplayer races). This game lacks the replay value of most racing games because the racing aspect of this game actually isn't that good. The merging with other characters while racing is neat...for a little while at least. If the game was only racing, my score would be much lower but the different aspects of it, the little humour, the slight adventure aspect of it...its worth a play. Full Review »
  2. Sep 10, 2011
    a very underrated racing game, and one of crashes most underrated games. It has fun racing stages, good cars and unlockables, and good comedy and story Full Review »