Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Xbox

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    73
    Every little morsel of platforming goodness in The Wrath of Cortex has already been done to death on the Playstation. [May 2002, p.87]
  2. If you are looking for an innovative and original experience that does justice to the series you’ll have to look elsewhere.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    71
    This is a game for those who want what Crash has always had to offer – good graphics, jump-and-spin gameplay, and tons of collectible items. Nothing more, nothing less. [Apr 2002, p.74]
  4. It feels like the originality that the franchise once had has run a little stale.
  5. There's not enough meat on this Bandicoot to feed you for more than a week for the casual gamer or a weekend for the hardcore fan.
  6. 70
    A fun game that’s worth getting for the kids in the house. I would’ve liked to see some multiplayer options thrown in.
  7. 67
    A fun game for the most part...However, it fails in some areas, like proper game balance and correct use of surround sound.
  8. A slightly updated version of the orange marsupial's 1998 debut on the PlayStation.
  9. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    If there's a mediocre idea to be had, chances are Crash has burgled it. [Summer 2002, p.91]
  10. 60
    Love it or hate it, Wrath of Cortex Xbox is more of more of the same.
  11. We never thought we’d reach a day where we would say this but, after playing Crash Bandicoot, we’re actually looking forward to "Rayman 3."
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    50
    Save for a few additions to WOC, like some cool hamster-ball levels, it's almost identical to its predecessors. [May 2002, p.113]

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    8
    The graphics are better than the ps2 version, and this loads less. The camera is very annoying, because sometimes you can't see where are youThe graphics are better than the ps2 version, and this loads less. The camera is very annoying, because sometimes you can't see where are you going. In this game Crash runs slower than in Crash Bandicoot 1-2-3. Easy to beat the time trials. Full Review »
  2. BobJ
    Dec 10, 2009
    9
    This crash game was just as fun as the original psx ones. The graphics on the ps2 version was not up snuff with the xbox port and the ps2 one This crash game was just as fun as the original psx ones. The graphics on the ps2 version was not up snuff with the xbox port and the ps2 one did not have 5.1 dolby digital either.I Ended up buying the xbox one after playing the ps2 one. Full Review »