Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Crash: Mind Over Mutant doesn’t do anything new. It doesn’t push the franchise into a new realm. It doesn’t innovate. It doesn’t necessarily have the long-lasting appeal or memorable moments of current generation blockbusters. But you know what? Damnit, it’s fun.
  2. A solid platformer. It's fun to play and addictive, and its charming spirit easily overcomes its numerous problems.
  3. Crash: Mind Over Mutant is a surprisingly well put-together platforming title.
  4. But it’s not quite slick enough underneath all those pretty visuals to earn essential status.
  5. If you enjoyed Crash of the Titans, Crash: Mind Over Mutant is a slightly better game with improvements in critical areas such as controls, gameplay and storyline. Sadly, the camera almost ruins the whole package.
  6. If Crash had loosened up the open-world gameplay a bit and fixed the horrible camera system, this could have been another excellent PS2 platformer.
  7. 69
    Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant is exactly like its predecessor: a mildly enjoyable platforming romp that's sure to satisfy younger players, but won't provide much that seasoned players haven't already experienced before.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    8
    Crash: Mind over Mutant is a decent game. Dialog between the characters can be funny at times although I wished they could have animated the cutscenes in CGI instead of animating them in a distinctive artstyle (the cutscenes in the game represent the art styles from TV series like South Park and DragonBall Z). Gameplay is more platforming than action between smacking Titans and stuff. The environments are colourful and now you can pretty much freeroam around Wumpa Island instead of picking levels from a warp room like the earlier Crash games. What is annoying though is that the camera can't be adjusted which can be a pain while backtracking through a part of the island. The ending could be a bit better too. However, Crash: Mind over Mutant is a nice game that fans of platformers should enjoy. Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2014
    7
    It's an alright game, but it's nowhere near as fun or memorable as the older Crash games. Some of the dialogue and cutscenes are very funny. As you could have guessed by the title and box cover, the gameplay is based more off of Crash of the Titans and not the classic games.

    The gameplay is alright, and it's fun controlling all the monsters/titans and such, but it can dry out rather quickly and become dull. The gameplay and controls can even be wonky and irritating at times.
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  3. Dec 25, 2013
    4
    Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant is exactly like its predecessor: bad. The humorous cutscenes aren't enough to counter the negative game. Crash has undergone some changes with new developers over time but now we hit the rock bottom. Full Review »