• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It's quickly shaping up to be one of my favorite games available on PSN at the moment. It's a great multiplayer title, with a solid online community already established, and some simple, but entirely addictive gameplay behind it.
  2. 90
    Although a full-fledged single player campaign would have been nice, Crash Commando still provides hours of gameplay at the bargain price of $10.
  3. It’s always nice to get something original on the PS Store, and even though Crash Commando might not be new in concept, the game design is flawlessly executed and the sheer addictive nature of the gameplay and slick online access makes this a must-own PSN title.
  4. 85
    Crash Commando is a really fun multiplayer-focused title that should appeal to pretty much anyone with a pulse. I wish there were more modes included with the shipping version, and I think the sniper rifle will prove to be a little unbalanced, but what's there is an extremely addictive experience that will serve you well during the coldest part of the year.
  5. With up to twelve fast-moving, bite-sized soldiers scurrying around 2D maps, using jetpacks, avoiding explosions and nailing the perfect shot on the run, Crash Commando is the latest must-download online addiction exclusively for PS3.
  6. A fine addition to the PSN. The best value for money shooter around.
  7. Hats off to the dev team for bringing the genre back to life in a visually appealing way that is a lot of fun to play.
  8. 80
    Crash Commando is a superb, little release that binds classic, fast-paced 2D gameplay in a great looking package.
  9. The best fun we've had on PSN for ages. [Jan 2009, p.94]
  10. Crash Commando offers a lean yet deep gaming experience all at once for up to twelve players online. The controls work brilliantly and the expansive arsenal of weapons is greatly suited for the experience. The different modes available in the game are great, but a few more wouldn't hurt. This is one of the absolutely best downloadable games from the Playstation Store and with some more content the grade would easily have jumped up a notch.
  11. Crash Commando fuses established ideas to create a wholly addictive side-scrolling multiplayer shooter.
  12. Crash Commando is just the game PSN needed. A crazy, addicting, and fun little game that will tide us over until the next wave of games hit the store.
  13. 80
    An amusing game to play for short stretches of time. [Issue#174, p.92]
  14. Aside from inadequate bots and the resulting lackluster solo play, it's hard to go wrong with Crash Commando. It's a great merging of modern shooter concepts with classic movement styles and camera perspectives that I found to be both engaging and fun... even if the whole thing sort of just made me want to reinstall Soldat on my PC.
  15. Crash Commando is a surprisingly fun shooter that should please multiplayer fans that want something light and easy to pick up.
  16. Classic side-scrolling shooting best enjoyed with friends.
  17. 75
    With only four modes, no unlockable incentives to encourage multiple deployments (besides trophies), and a cartoony art style, Crash doesn't sound exciting on paper. But when you zip around, wasp-like, through the levels -- perching on platforms while grabbing out-of-reach body armor and taking potshots at the opposition -- the Contra-meets-TF2 gameplay gels perfectly, keeping you from setting the controller down. And really, that's all an online shooter needs to do.
  18. A lack of a local multiplayer mode is a shocking omission, the audio is instantly forgettable (it's a predictable military score), and the single-player mode is boring as hell. But the online component, when you get a game with real people, provides great fun and the Team Fortress 2-style weapons and art style should appeal to most. Better than a kick in the groin.
  19. Crash Commando is a retro-infused 2D shooter with a furious pace, responsive controls and an impressive arsenal. The single-player experience doesn't encompass much more than a boot camp though, but it's during the multiplayer bouts that this game really shines - especially with the gory visuals.
  20. After all Crash Commando is a well directed game with an excellent potential. Meanwhile the short campaign leaves most of the success of this game to the on-line mode which may or may not be well frequented. It’s a fun experience and above all it’s an easy game to pick up and play thanks to the simplicity and instinctively qualities of the controls.
  21. An unpretentious blast of good-humoured bedlam – well-pitched towards the five-minute attention spans served by fellow PSN title Calling All Cars. [Jan 2009, p.94]
  22. We're left plumbing the depths of clone hell. [Issue#174, p.82]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 7, 2010
    One of the most rewarding, and addictive titles I have bought on the PSN to date. With an amazing community, and solid action, it's literally kept me coming back to it every single day since purchase in 2009. Although it has a steep learning curve, once you've mastered it, the sense of accomplishment is ecstatic and one to keep you coming back for more. Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2010
    Another game I am extraordinarily bad at, whilst still managing to have an absolutely brilliant time online with. Its fast and furious and very easy to pick up. Fortunately though this game is old there still seems to be a healthy online community, although some names you will get killed by over and over again, offline there isn't too much to get your teeth into though. I laugh a lot when playing this. Full Review »