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  • Summary: Dr. Cortex, a beaten genius, creates something so devious and so underhanded that the entire world will fall to its feet in fear. By harnessing the destructive energies of earth, fire, air and water he creates Crunch, a Super-Bandicoot that is ready to demolish all that lies before him.Dr. Cortex, a beaten genius, creates something so devious and so underhanded that the entire world will fall to its feet in fear. By harnessing the destructive energies of earth, fire, air and water he creates Crunch, a Super-Bandicoot that is ready to demolish all that lies before him. Will Crash and Coco be up to the challenge? [Universal] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Any Crash Bandicoot fan would be a fool not to go out and buy this game. I started playing at 2am one night and did not stop until three in the afternoon!
  2. If platform-hopping and coin-collection isn't your bag, you'll want to avoid Crash before he gets on your last nerve.
  3. The non-stop action can get a bit repetitive and ultimately tiresome, and the sound effects may begin to wear on the nerves after a few hours of playing.
  4. 62
    It’s got average graphics and average level design. This game is as average as games can get.
  5. 60
    The platform game grows up.
  6. Those looking for revolutionary gameplay or a game that pushes the envelope of the latest generation of gaming systems will most certainly be disappointed.
  7. Not only is the gameplay un-revised on this much more powerful platform, but much of the former joy in the series has been drained away. The characters, levels and gameplay are essentially flat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 51
  2. Negative: 9 out of 51
  1. Dec 2, 2013
    10
    the wrath of cortex it´s a good game i like the sound track the ideas for the levels the story and the graphics but if you are one of thosethe wrath of cortex it´s a good game i like the sound track the ideas for the levels the story and the graphics but if you are one of those crash bandicoot ps1 fans you will probably hate this game due to the character design, the long loading screen and the fact that it does look like a warped clone but if you can surpass those things crash will entertain you for a few hours Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2014
    10
    Though extremely challenging, this game is (by far) the best game in the Crash Bandicoot series, all the negative critics can go jump off aThough extremely challenging, this game is (by far) the best game in the Crash Bandicoot series, all the negative critics can go jump off a cliff because this is how you make a platformer. Many of you may think I'm just blinded by nostalgia and, hey, maybe I am. This series has been with me for my entire life and I love every game. (Yes, even the Titans era. Though not like Crash games, they are a nice twist to the series.) Expand
  3. KimberlyP.
    Feb 4, 2002
    9
    I give it a nine because everything is great except the load time. In all the others it loads really fast, like in 5 seconds.
  4. Dec 25, 2013
    7
    Any Crash Bandicoot fan would be a fool not to go out and buy this game. The wrath of cortex is a little weaker than orginal Crashes(1,2,3Any Crash Bandicoot fan would be a fool not to go out and buy this game. The wrath of cortex is a little weaker than orginal Crashes(1,2,3 Naughty Dog) but VU Games have done solid job with this one. It's nothing terribly special, but it's not bad. Expand
  5. DavidJ.
    Dec 31, 2001
    6
    Incredibly slow load time.
  6. HenrikS.
    Jun 7, 2007
    6
    The load times are a drag and it doesn´t compete with Crash 3 - Warped.
  7. TarikT.
    Apr 2, 2002
    1
    Wow amazingly crappy. It looked terrible from the previews.

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Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001