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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. AnonymousMC
    Oct 4, 2007
    10
    Wicked game! Hijacking is tonnes of fun!
  2. AnonymousMC
    Oct 4, 2007
    10
    Wicked game! Hijacking is tonnes of fun!
  3. EmonX.
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    This game stands out among the kids games available on 360 as a fun romp with solid achievements, delicious eye candy art, and great monster characters. The co-op play is groovy, with a nice diversity of options like leap frog and back pack caddy. Hopefully the next iteration will have on-line co-op and multi-play as well. Great balance of combat and platforming, and lots of delightful comedic surprises in the dialogue and cinematics! Really like this games version of Nina the best versus previous incarnations. In all, I'd say this is an excellent reboot for the character and franchise, kudos to the Radical team for putting a lot of heart and soul back into the furry protagonist! Expand
  4. CharlesR.
    Oct 14, 2007
    8
    Having never played a Crash Bandicoot before, I tried the free demo on Xbox Live. After playing the demo I just had to get this game. Keep in mind something here: I'm 41 years old, not a kid. Although I understand from the few reviews that this is supposed to be a kids game, I have to say that it is a lot of fun. Beautiful graphics. Superb music. Witty dialog. In all: great production value. Haven't finished the game yet, but so far, the difficulty level is just right, not too hard, not too easy. Just plain fun. Levels are just the right length. Good replay value, if only just to get all the "Combos." Whether you are buying this for a Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2011
    8
    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.
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  6. Aug 23, 2011
    7
    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
  7. BryanM.
    Jun 2, 2008
    0
    crap just crap! Crash used to be so fun but no its just dumb. this game is no fun at all. the only thing it has is graphics. the last good crash game was the one for gamecube, I don't remember its name but it was good. This is not crash! Expand

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