Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings
JeremyM.Nov 11, 2007This game may not be as innovative most action/playformers out there, but Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex has some extremely new content, incredible and imaginative levels and bosses, and a huge amount of unlockables, abilities, and crazy ideas to fill you up with praise. Get this game.… Full Review »
JorgeC.Jul 18, 2004GREAT but the loading sucks.
Oct 2, 2010Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a good platforming game but it is no different to its previous title, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. The story starts off with Cortex who is back for the 4th time (gee hasn't he finally decided to give up after failing so many times) along with his minions and Uka Uka who has become growingly tired of their poor efforts of conquering the world. Cortex however informs Uka Uka that he has been building a new super advanced bandicoot named Crunch however he is missing a power source. Uka Uka then tells everyone about the elementals who are a group of masks who have the power of earth, water, fire and air but have been locked away for centuries. Cortex and Uka Uka decide to free them as there destructive power will bring Crunch to life and attempt to finally defeat Crash once and for all. It's now up to Crash and his sister Coco to stop them before they destroy the earth and maybe this time they'll crush him for good. Gameplay is similar its predecessor, you in a warp room and you start off in the first warp hub. Each hub consists of 5 levels and in those levels are Crystals, Gems and Relics. Once you have collected 5 crystals in the first warp hub you will be able to access the boss battle, defeat him and you'll gain access to the next warp hub where there are 5 new levels to explore. There are 6 warp hubs in total (one of them can't be accessed until you collect 5 Relics), 25 Crystals, 46 Gems and 30 Relics. So as you can see it is exactly the same as Warped, there are only a few new surprises for example Coco is now a playable character, yes you could play as her in Warped but she could only ride on her pet tiger Pura and in her Jet Ski on the water levels. In this one you can use her as if you were playing as Crash to fight off enemies and she has some really cool karate moves too, like a spinning kick. There are a lot more vehicles in this one and most of the levels involve you using them rather than Crash and Coco themselves. Some of them are good (the 4x4 alien suit in particular which is my faviroute) but some of them aren't and can be really frustrating in levels. Graphically the game looks good and has really stepped up from the PS1 to PS2, some of the levels are very well designed and have great background layouts. The music for the levels are brilliant and match perfectly as well as the audio and voice acting. Some voice actors are back from its last title Warped which is good as well as some new ones. Crunch's voice actor is great and definatly fits dark tough villan. I didn't think this was a bad game, it's just not spectacular and it would have been nice if they could have made it more fresh. The only critism I have is the long loading times, every time you start a new game, load up from where you last saved or enter a level it takes over a minute to get through the loading screen. Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a good platforming game but it is no different to its previous title, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.… Full Review »