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  • Summary: It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials.

    Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco
    It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials.

    Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality.

    New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 25, 2021
    91
    Crash 4 is an excellent purchase for all those PC players who really want to put themselves to the test with a tough-as-nails platformer. Toys for Bob proved once again to be a solid fit for the franchise, expertly following in the tracks of Naughty Dog while adding their own to the mix. Definitely give it a chance, and don’t be discouraged by its difficulty – we’ve all been through it.
  2. Mar 27, 2021
    90
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is the perfect sequel: on the one hand the game winks to the classic trilogy, on the other hand introduces interesting new features in terms of gameplay and structure.
  3. Apr 12, 2021
    90
    From the gameplay to the story, the heart and soul of Crash Bandicoot is here, and still as exciting as ever. It’s amazing that a series that has been so beloved by fans, and has spawned countless spin-offs - some great, and some not so much - has managed to return without feeling any different. It’s like the past 20 years has been one long fever dream for Crash, and he’s now awoken from a deep slumber for one last triumphant return.
  4. Mar 26, 2021
    80
    As for anti-aliasing, it can be pushed up to x8. Both the Xbox controller and the DualShock 4 are obviously known to help Crash leap where it matters. No technical problem to report, PC gamers will have on March 26 a nice version of Crash Bandicoot 4 capable of running at 4K / 60fps.
  5. Mar 30, 2021
    80
    A great game, even if it's horribly frustrating a lot of the time. While it's a wonderful follow-up to a classic series, this port makes it a bit of a tougher sell than other versions of the game.
  6. Apr 9, 2021
    79
    Crash 4 is the kind of retro throwback that actually earns its spot as a successor to the original trilogy. There’s the occasional bandicoot stumble, but it's a responsive, precise platformer that looks as good as it plays.
  7. Mar 26, 2021
    70
    Crash Bandicoot hasn't changed much, and that's - mostly - a good thing. Some more substantial additions would be more than welcome, as the new things on offer feel underused here - like the mask abilities and the extra playable character, which can only be used in very specific spots and/or levels. The replay value is once again very high, first due to the many collectables, and, second, because of the "your skill is the limit" Time Trial mode. As expected, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time remains as challenging as its older siblings. Mostly because this is…well, Crash Bandicoot, but sadly this also happens because of the much worse perspectives. Fixable by a patch? Hopefully, yes, as it lowers the fun factor quite a bit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. Apr 5, 2021
    10
    This game is just perfect.it has all,graphics,old games setting,atmosphere.thank you activision for bringing this games to pc.I hope that youThis game is just perfect.it has all,graphics,old games setting,atmosphere.thank you activision for bringing this games to pc.I hope that you will also bring and nitro kart.I will buy it definetley Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2021
    10
    Really fun game. Reminds me a lot of the old ones, but the graphics are really good and the game feels very polished.
  3. May 3, 2021
    9
    Easily the best crash bandicoot game I have ever played. The visuals and art style are amazing, it had some of the best graphics in any crashEasily the best crash bandicoot game I have ever played. The visuals and art style are amazing, it had some of the best graphics in any crash bandicoot game, the level design is top notch with some of the most creative and varied levels in any platforming game, the gameplay is superb the controls are very tight, almost every level have unique characteristics and enemies with cleverly designed platforming sections and the quantum masks are extremely fun to utilize with epic and awesome boss battle and I enjoyed the other playable characters and the soundtrack is very catchy, I enjoyed the story it had fun characters and the cutscenes are fun to watch with great dialogues. However can't give it a 10/10  because of the loading times and other few nitpicks, getting the box gem can be a fun challenge but some of the levels have boxes hidden of screen so you will miss boxes a lot and it's a cheap way to force you replaying the levels and wait for a long loading times, but collecting boxes is not the only side stuff you can do, you have time trials of course and the no death gem and the perfect relics, and the perfect relics are ridiculous the levels are too long and difficult so beating them while breaking every box and not dying just don't work it's not fun it's just tedious because you have to wait around half minute every time you replay the levels, a solution for this is just remove the loading screen and the completion will be more than fine and manageable, the inverted mode is cool but I don't know why you have to collect six gems in every level again, the flashback tapes are the only great side content it'll give you new levels and extra dialogues, those things are optional so don't bother doing them if you are not interested, playing the game casually and just going from level to level and enjoying the level design until you beat the story it's one of the best platforming games ever made Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2021
    6
    After 12 years "Crash Bandicoot" has not changed in any noticeable way in terms of gameplay or mechanics since the original series on theAfter 12 years "Crash Bandicoot" has not changed in any noticeable way in terms of gameplay or mechanics since the original series on the Playstation 1. As far as anything modern here, it would be the visual splendor and then that perfectly modern moment when you realize you just paid sixty US dollars for a game that essentially came out decades ago, but now suddenly requires a constant internet connection to play. I'll stick with the originals thank you. Its also just kind of crappy port, stay far away from this one unless you are desperate for a video game to play. Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2021
    2
    Crash 4 is a great game there is no doubt that the developer team made a great game and for PC is a great port, that being said, having toCrash 4 is a great game there is no doubt that the developer team made a great game and for PC is a great port, that being said, having to download a new launcher just to play the game, having to be online to be able to play the game is just a greedy move from Activision and I am not surprised to be honest. Couple that with the fact that they are crunching developers and molesting them is just disgusting. I wouldn't recommend to buy this game, it's going to be bundle soon anyways. Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2021
    1
    Not only does it have now-pointless online DRM, both because there are no current online features and it's already been cracked, but it'sNot only does it have now-pointless online DRM, both because there are no current online features and it's already been cracked, but it's failing to recognize any input from my standard Xbox Series X controller, despite apparently acknowledging that it's plugged in. Expand
  7. Mar 31, 2021
    0
    Requires an internet connection to play single player and uses horrible DRM.

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