Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 38
  2. Negative: 7 out of 38
  1. Full completion of the game takes time, and whilst there are some nice extras on the DVD to unlock, you can't get around the fact that it's time that could be spent doing something far, far better.
  2. The final levels positively encourage you to achieve zen-like levels of concentration as you determinedly edge your way carefully through without losing a life because failure means having to play it all again and the rage meter bubbling over.
  3. All a bit pointless, really. We've no love for something as simple as this while Ratchet and Jak just get increasingly complex. Let Crash die with some dignity. [PSM2]
  4. While seasoned gamers will be turned off by the game's countless cheap deaths, bad controls, inept camera and uninspired gameplay, Crash rookies might find something to like.
  5. This game rocks the party like it's 1996 for all the wrong reasons. It's a PSone game with sharper graphics.
  6. Completely and utterly relentless...It's totally unforgiving... For devotees and masochists only.
  7. Funny writing (courtesy of an ex-"Ren & Stimpy" scribe) can't save this uninspired rehash of antiquated Crash antics with lackluster visuals. [Dec 2004, p.170]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. JorgenN.
    Nov 28, 2004
    Crash is back! And dont listen to those bad reviews... Not only is this more fun than ever, but the game has gone completly 3D without losing that special 'Crash Bandicoot Feeling'. With exellent control, sparkling graphics, and great music - this must be in any Crash-fan's collection. Enjoy! Full Review »
  2. GordonM.
    Mar 15, 2005
    ITs fantastic!
  3. Oct 10, 2011
    For the first hour and a half of the game, it's all about pure addictive platforming, colorful visuals, and hilarious dialogue. However, at at least 50 percent into the game, that fun is crushed by seemingly rushed gameplay mechanics, bugs, and lack of dialogue, making the game ultimately passable. Full Review »