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  • Summary: Crash hits the track in his most fast-paced adventure yet - Crash Nitro Kart! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction - but it won't be easy, as he must compete againstCrash hits the track in his most fast-paced adventure yet - Crash Nitro Kart! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction - but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself! Crash Nitro Kart leads the pack by mixing awesome next-gen graphics and gameplay with the playability and fun of classic kart-racing games. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 90
    While CNK may not break new ground, it does a quality job of delivering another kart racer in Crash’s universe. It will put gamers' mettle to the test and offer hours of "wait, one more time..." gameplay.
  2. 80
    Younger players out there will get a kick out of the solid controls and bright environments, while more advanced players can appreciate the challenge and depth of the included boost system.
  3. Definitely isn’t as good as "Mario Kart," but bring some friends over and you can still have one hell of a fun gaming experience.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    It seems Vicarious Visions did all it could to emulate the Naughty Dog classic ["CTR"] and just added a PS2 coat of paint. [Jan 2004, p.114]
  5. 60
    With a slow and chunky multiplayer component, there's not much reason to jump into the driver's seat.
  6. If you already own “Crash Team Racing” for PSOne then don’t even bother to rent Crash Nitro Kart. Entire tracks (or large portions thereof) and the same quality graphics/controls/sounds from the 32-bit original have been shamelessly replicated on PS2 with the most minute and inconsequential of improvements.
  7. 33
    First of all, there's the asinine boost system. As in the previous game, you must link powerslides to keep your boosts going, forcing you to keep your kart at a 45-degree angle during races. Blech.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Mar 16, 2016
    10
    WOWEE WOW! I fxxking love this game, I just played this since years ago and I still love it! It's just like the game from PS1 and I love thatWOWEE WOW! I fxxking love this game, I just played this since years ago and I still love it! It's just like the game from PS1 and I love that one as well! I never get bored of this! The characters are playable, the levels are easy and the game is just fantastic. I don't know what my favorite character is, maybe I just played them both I guess. Anyways, no questions, I love this game. Expand
  2. May 7, 2015
    10
    This game is perfectThis game is perfect . Expand
  3. May 7, 2015
    10
    One of the best the PS2One of the best the PS2 . Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2021
    8
    Lower quality than CTR ps1, the physic is also worse, but yes I as a CTR lover still play it, its okay though
  5. Dec 28, 2021
    7
    Atmosphere: 8
    Enjoyment: 7
    Gameplay: 7
    Graphics: 8
    Music: 7
    Story: 5
    Total: 7.00
  6. Jan 7, 2013
    7
    It's a disappointment to be a sequel to great CTR, but it is playable game, though. Game is slower than CTR and it doesn't add anything new.It's a disappointment to be a sequel to great CTR, but it is playable game, though. Game is slower than CTR and it doesn't add anything new. Character roster is pretty good and the story is OK. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2013
    1
    In my defense, this game sucks. I hate this game. This game honestly sucks and the graphics are terrible. The controls suck and the charactersIn my defense, this game sucks. I hate this game. This game honestly sucks and the graphics are terrible. The controls suck and the characters lack in skill. I hate this game, all in all. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#56 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003