Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  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. "The old cart racing mold has (finally) been broken...make that shattered" [Nov p.87]
  4. 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.
  5. A great game for the kids, or maybe just the kids at heart.
  6. 74
    Although the game is able to provide players with a diverse array of gameplay modes and even some surprisingly heavy platforming elements, they all eventually wear thin. Even so, the game's cohesive sense of humor keeps the game entertaining.
  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. It's very easy to win races, even on the Hard difficulty setting, the platforming sections offer no real challenge, and the fun to be had from blowing up opponents when you've clashed your kart wears thin after a while.
  9. While the racing is good rather than great, see it as just part of the game's charm and CTR makes for a fun family treasure box. [Apr 2006, p.100]
  10. 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.
  11. Mini-games are a blast! I think I ended up playing them more than the actual racing.
  12. There is definitely a lot to do between the different modes of play, and the cartoony element of the whole game is always entertaining.
  13. Shoddy camera in amusement park mode, lots of cliched gameplay. [Dec 2005, p.101]
  14. 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.
  15. A sprawling adventure that offers plenty, but delivers it in a strangely disjointed format that makes it less than the sum of its many parts. [PSW]
  16. While the cars could use a greater sense of mass, it's smooth racing with a decent framerate even when things on the track get hairy (and this is when they're most fun).
  17. 60
    The game’s casual, do-what-you-want approach makes it a safe bet for anyone who’s looking for a few hours of rude racing fun.
  18. 60
    A competent, highly stylized romp through a fading franchise that's appealing to the younger set, not really hip enough for the teen crowd, and not in-depth enough for veteran gamers.
  19. Compared to all of the other racers out there--kart, arcade, or simulation--it's definately at the bottom of the list.
  20. 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.
  21. A shallow racer spread thinly over other game styles. [Jan 2006, p.101]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 10, 2014
    A bit underrated, I really like the single player, the mini-games, humor, deaths and the racing. Single player is a lot of fun and does the missions very greatly. Full Review »
  2. Dec 25, 2013
    Well forget CTR this is different kind of racer. Diverse gameplay modes and even some platforming elements but in the the game stays very thin. if you are seriously craving some cartoony vehicle combat or a game with a good sense of humor pick Crash tag team racing. Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    The designs are soooooooo gross this game to hell. This is the grossest ps2 game of all time it is more gross than size matters on the the ps2 I didn't get this game because it is ****ing putrid garbage. I want to say crash has a way bigger flop than any video game franchise in the world. Full Review »