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  • Summary: In Crash of the Titans, players fight a nefarious plot hatched by Crash's arch nemeses Neo and Nina Cortex to mutate the local creatures into titanic abominations. Using Crash's legendary mix of outrageous antics and daredevil bravado, players "hijack" enemies to take control of their action and use their fearsome powers against all manner of enemies. "Jack to Attack!" – Control, play and battle as 15 enemies, including titanic creatures such as Scorporilla, Ratcicle, Magamadon and Shellephant. While in control of a monster players can throw toxic stink bombs, call lightning down from the sky, fire lasers beams from their eyes or even impale enemies with a massive scorpion tail - use all of the creatures' special abilities to defeat Neo and Nina Cortex. Crash now has a powerful acrobatic fighting system that includes punches and flying kicks, multiple attacks and special counter moves. Players can power-up skills to unlock new attacks and blazing combos. Crash can now interact with his world in totally new ways. Players can wall-run, swing from ropes and flip off springboards – Crash can even toss Aku Aku on the ground to surf, skate, grind and shred. At any point in the game, a second player can join in the fun and play as Carbon-Crash to help unleash total chaos. In a totally innovative twist to co-op action gaming, Crash can even jack Carbon-Crash (or vice versa) for some hysterical Crash "jacked"-Crash mayhem. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. You may have been expecting yet another "Crash" afterthought scheming to fleece you of another fiddy, but this is a rebirth well worth the investment. [Nov 2007, p.68]
  2. With its juvenile humor and low difficulty this is probably targeted for kids, but it's a decent holdover until "Super Mario Galaxy" comes along. [Nov 2007, p.142]
  3. Not as sophisticated as many Xbox 360 games out there, Crash of the Titans is, at the end of that day, a scrolling platformer. It doesn't need to be sophisticated - it needs to be fun, frantic, colourful, noisy, winsome and comical, which is exactly what it manages to be.
  4. There simply is not enough "Meat" here to cater for older gamers who undoubtedly will breeze through with their eyes half shut, whilst eating, smoking and watching another TV at the same time.
  5. Save for the cooperative mode, there’s not much here worthy of a gamer’s time that is devoted to buying and renting the best games.
  6. We were pleasantly surprised by Crash. The ability to take over creatures lifts the standard linear platforming from banality. [Issue 26, p.97]
  7. We can say that the co-op multiplayer adds something new to this tired franchise. But there aren’t many different objectives and the Xbox 360 version is a mere port of the PS2. Maybe someday Crash can recover its old glory, but that day hasn’t come yet. [Dec 2007]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    Definitely different from the past Crash installments, but a fun game nonetheless! The co-op makes it much more enjoyable, but it's fun even without that. You go from episode to episode of varying levels and settings, with new minions to fight and different titans to "jack" and ride. Heck, the titans are probably what make the game as good as it is. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    It's very easy to criticise a game if it's not what you've come to expect. I can understand that nostalgia can easy affect your opinion on a game, but for a moment pretend you've never played early crash games.
    Pretend you've never played a platformer before.
    Pick up Crash Of The Titans and what do you get? A colourful, wonderful platformer filled with fun, addictive and occasionally challenging sequences. The flaws are that the price is a bit steep these days and the graphics are a little underwhelming for Xbox 360.
    But this game is a classic and is the first Crash game to make it's way to Xbox 360 so I think that warrants a purchase.
    As for the graphics, on an HDTV the game looks pretty crisp although there is a low polygon count and rather blurred 2D backgrounds. But it's full of colour and imagination and to my surprise, for a ps2-era game it feels full of live. You'll see tiny creatures like lizards in the forest scuttle around from time to time and also as you move through foliage/plants, they shake and waver a bit.
    But the great aspect of Crash of The Titans is of course, the gameplay. In the game you'll be climbing, swinging, jumping, collecting, fighting, destroying, boarding and the main one is controlling these beasts to aid you in battle (as well as to gain access to new areas, for example use a large monster to knock down a tree so you can therefore progress into the next zone).
    The gameplay, unlike most platformers does not ever feel too repetitive or stale because there's always something new to learn or pick up on to make it feel fresh. There are even some puzzle-platforming sections in which you'll have to watch the movement of certain platforms, judge distance and time yourself to make it across (that's just one example of the many you'll encounter).
    The game is extremely enjoyable and sure, it's suitable for kids but it can be enjoyed by adults alike. For example, I bought this when I'd just turned 18.
    Overall, no matter who you are or how much of a fan you are of the Crash franchise, you can expect an extremely enjoyable albeit linear title here and experience a whole new kind of platformer.
  3. Aug 23, 2011
    Extremely underrated and great when you play co-op. Mounting titan creatures and battling with a friend is addictive as hell. At £10 it's a sure thing. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    it was pretty fun to play but that really is it. it doesnt challenge you at all and the graphics look like it is paper but altogether, it is quite enjoyable. it is a game that took me very little to complete and was altogether average, but the fact that it had some humor and it was altogether fun gives it a 6. Expand

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