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  1. Positive: 89 out of 95
  2. Negative: 0 out of 95
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  1. Oct 16, 2020
    I can’t think of a better platformer released in the past several years. Crash 4: It’s About Time is an absolute must buy and it’s truly about time that Activision returned Crash to his former glory. Hopefully we don’t have to wait another 20 years before we get another sequel.
  2. Oct 14, 2020
    The challenges and style make the latest installment in the Crash Bandicoot series instantly feel like one of the classics, but there are so many new features and abilities that the game is several steps ahead of its predecessors. It's both a throwback to the past and an innovative glimpse into the future, striking a balance that so few reboots and sequels are able to find. If you love Crash, It's About Time is as close to perfect as you can get, even if it makes you break a controller now and then.
  3. Oct 7, 2020
    There’s so much to Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and so much that feels like a miracle. Many sequels this far after a series’ prime can feel like they’re stuck in the past and are merely mining nostalgia. Crash 4 does do a bit of mining, but it also strikes gold in how it impeccably balances respect for the bandicoot’s history and modernity. Crash Bandicoot 4‘s stellar level design, responsive controls, deep replayability, and superb animation all come together to create such an outstanding experience that not only brings this bandicoot back to life, but also removes it from the dusty shelf where all the other taxidermied ’90s platforming mascots go to be forgotten.
  4. Oct 6, 2020
    Crash 4 is a cracking platform game and an excellent way to start saying goodbye to the current console generation before the inevitable switchover to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
  5. Oct 1, 2020
    The original Crash games are classics. For years, it seemed like we'd never get a new game that's as good as they are. But now, I feel safe saying that Crash Bandicoot 4 is the new best game in the series.
  6. CD-Action
    Dec 18, 2020
    I honestly did not expect such a stellar game. Crash Bandicoot 4 is breathtakingly beautiful, features an amazing soundtrack full of references to the original trilogy, offers tons of content, and thrilled me to bits with its brilliant level design. What’s more, it stayed true to its gameplay roots, while introducing loads of great new mechanics. For me it’s the game of the year. I salute you, Toys For Bob! [12/2020, p.58]
  7. Oct 8, 2020
    Overall, Crash Bandicoot 4 is the best-playing entry in the series and a must-buy for fans – even with some cumbersome jank on its backend. It’s one of the finest platformers of the last decade and manages to seamlessly combine and transition between 2D sidescrolling and 3D platforming better than anything on the market. It plays like a dream and anyone who wanted a new Crash game in the style of the old ones will be happy, as will those hoping that core game design would be taken to the next level.
  8. 95
    Crash Bandicoot 4 is a masterpiece in almost every aspect of the experience it offers. The excellent N.Verted mode, tough Flashback levels, extra characters, objectives to hunt down, collectibles to collect, and engaging campaign and bosses come together to provide one of the best platforming games on PS4 and an experience that rivals Nintendo's best 3D platformers. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is nothing short of an essential experience for everyone.
  9. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash 4 will delight fans new and old with its stylized visuals, delightful sense of humor, and hard as nails platforming. While the new characters have a few control issues, the game is an absolute blast from start to finish.
  10. 91
    Crash is back again with one of its best adventures that feels and plays like a modern instant classic. Welcome back good old Bandicoot!
  11. Dec 18, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4 is a worthy addition to the Crash legacy. It captures the spirit, fun, and challenge of the original games, and adds a lot more that genuinely makes the experience even better rather than simply padding out the gameplay. The game is certainly challenging and the levels could probably use a few more checkpoints, but the number in the game is truer to the spirit of the originals than modern gaming standards. A little perseverance will get you through the game, but it’s going to take a little work if you want to be a Crash completionist. Overall it’s a great platform game that perfectly blends the old and the new into a fun new experience.
  12. Nov 13, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4 is following the footsteps of the original trilogy and enriches its content by bringing new gameplay mechanics and by offering a great challenge.
  13. Oct 31, 2020
    Many developers tried to make Crash Bandicoot games after Naughty Dog moved on, and all of them failed to varying levels. The bar for Crash 4 was low in that regard, so Toys For Bob could have just given us something half-decent, and it would already have been the best new Crash game in 20 years. But they didn’t do that. They went above and beyond, and then some, to deliver a finely crafted platformer that can easily claim to stand among genre greats. Firing on all levels, and missing on practically none, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a must play for everyone.
  14. Oct 23, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot once again proves that the platformer genre isn’t dead yet. The featherbrained atmosphere is exactly what one needs during these testing times, even though you’ll sometimes be left frustrated by the uncompromising difficulty.
  15. Oct 19, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time goes far beyond expectations with the number of characters, modes, and levels that it includes. Series newcomers are likely to be rudely smacked upside the head by the blistering difficulty, but longtime fans will delight in the incredible ways this title iterates upon its storied past. Highly recommended.
  16. 90
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is just as well crafted as the original beloved trilogy. It'll challenge even the most seasoned of gamers, but thanks to precise platforming and top-notch visual design, the pain is always worth it.
  17. Oct 13, 2020
    It's About Time is not only a solid sequel to the 3rd version of Crash Bandicoot series, but is also one of the best 3D platformers of the 8th generation of video games. One that manages to build on all the good elements from its predecessor and add much more to it.
  18. Oct 7, 2020
    Activision and Toys for Bob have taken many of the best features of various platformers throughout the years and woven them together to create one of the best platformers I’ve played in years. A higher than normal difficulty curve may chase away some players but sticking with it definitely yields its rewards in fun mechanics and unlockables.
  19. Oct 5, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time gives us the Crash experience that we’ve been waiting so long for. The developer seemed to understand what was unique about the series but added touches of their own imagination to make it their own. The finished product is a 3D platformer that is as fun as it is frustrating, so you can bet that it fits in perfectly with the other titles. Here’s to another generation of Crash.
  20. Oct 5, 2020
    Bringing together all the classic ideas with some truly essential new ones, in many ways It’s About Time is the ultimate Crash Bandicoot sequel.
  21. Oct 5, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is the best game in the entire series. The level design is spectacular, the challenge we remember so much is still present, the optional content seems endless. One of the best platformers of the year.
  22. Oct 5, 2020
    The controls are tight, the challenge is stiff, and the graphics are second-to-none. Crash Bandicoot 4 is a highly-polished platformer and stands out as easily one of the best platformers available on current-generation consoles.
  23. Oct 5, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the perfect distillation of classic gameplay, and modern gaming demands. It is full to bursting with content, things to earn and masses of replayability. Though its difficulty may be too high for some, it’s definitely the best Crash Bandicoot has ever been and deserves its place alongside the original trilogy. A classic modernised and a modern classic.
  24. Oct 5, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a legit new entry in the legendary franchise from Naughty Dog. A great revival of one of the biggest icons of the 32 bit generation.
  25. Oct 3, 2020
    With a clear understanding of what makes Crash Bandicoot great and unique, Toys for Bob has captured the spirit of the best games in the series and made a truly worthy sequel.
  26. Oct 2, 2020
    Everything about Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time feels perfect. Yeah, the game can be frustrating, and there are a few hiccups here and there, but for the most part the formula is still solid. The addition of new mechanics helps to bring the old-school design forward, and the overall design of the game – from levels to characters and beyond – is splendid.
  27. Oct 1, 2020
    The core of the Crash franchise remains intact in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. On top of that are very well thought out level design, beautiful graphics and some innovations that bring the series to the present.
  28. Oct 1, 2020
    Due to the high difficulty level, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is not suitable for everybody with a love for platform games, but anyone who has enjoyed the original games must play Crash 4. The N. Sane Trilogy was top notch, but Crash 4 is a much better game.
  29. Oct 1, 2020
    Quotation forthcoming.
  30. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is one of the best platformer games we've played in recent years. Toys for Bob managed to perfectly encapsulate the soul of original trilogy, and then create more with it, by not only repeating old gameplay tricks with new and shiny graphics, but also by offering something completely new, which would definitely make all the fans bursting with joy.
  31. 90
    As a Crash Bandicoot fan, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is everything I’ve dreamed of since the original trilogy ended all those years ago. It’s a jam-packed, brutal platformer that expands on what makes Crash great with some really cool twists and turns. The challenge may get a little too much sometimes, but it is more than worth fighting through and proof that Crash Bandicoot is king of the platformers.
  32. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot returns with an adventure that oozes nostalgia, originality, fun and a multitude of bonus content to delight fans and newcomers to the saga. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is the game the world has been waiting for many years, and it also manages to go beyond all expectations.
  33. 90
    Crash Bandicoot may have had a rough patch for a number of years before his triumphant return in the N. Sane Trilogy, but Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time proves that he is still one of the titans of the platformer genre with his most content rich and well-designed adventure to date.
  34. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash is back, baby! Fans can rejoice as Toys for Bob and Activision have come together to create platforming perfection. Thanks to loads of collectibles and Tawna, levels remain fresh not only upon your first playthrough but during subsequent attempts as well. And once you’re ready to start speedrunning, it’s remarkably rewarding to master a stage. Plus, each one is gorgeous to boot. Deliciously nostalgic all the while new and teeming with life, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is going to be the best Bandicoot-based game you’ve ever played. I’ll bet my Wumpas on it.
  35. Oct 1, 2020
    I sincerely hope that Activision entrusts Toys for Bob (and Vicarious Visions) with the keys to the Crash kingdom from here on out.
  36. Oct 1, 2020
    A sequel with smarts and style, Crash Bandicoot 4 proves there's still life in the old Bandicoot yet. It's about time indeed.
  37. Oct 1, 2020
    After so many years Crash is back, in an almost perfect adventure.
  38. Oct 20, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a testament to old-school gaming and modern sensibilities. It balances the old and the new with grace, offering up a riot of radical changes while keeping the prime platforming appeal intact. All the while, the animation and art style propels the experience, making you feel like you’re watching your favorite cartoon. Ultimately, this all results in Crash’s most astonishing adventure yet.
  39. Oct 2, 2020
    Toys For Bob did a great job of taking the essence of Crash and adapting it to modern times. The result is a platformer who proudly carries the legacy of a legendary trilogy, but does enough to feel new and not be a simple homage to the past.
  40. Oct 1, 2020
    Long-lived, colorful, fun and complex, It's About Time conveys the return to precision platforming, where every jump is calibrated with due accuracy counts, and in which the player's skill is mainly enhanced.
  41. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time manages to merge the good old fun of the original first three games with a lot of new and very clever additions to the formula, making it the true sequel we have been waiting for all this years. As the title says: it's about time.
  42. Oct 8, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is as much a brand new title as it is closely entwined with the history of the PlayStation 1 trilogy. Long time fans will find something new to enjoy, while first time players stepping into the jorts of the orange chordata might fall prey to cheap deaths, time and time again.
  43. Oct 4, 2020
    No matter how you slice it, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time marks the return of a gaming icon in a masterful way as it manages to take risks while offering familiar gameplay. I love its high degree of challenge and hope to one day achieve 100% completion which may be quite a tall order but the fact that I'm compelled to do so just goes to show how much fun this long-awaited sequel is.
  44. Oct 1, 2020
    There is never a second boredom here, because with the Quantum masks and the guest characters there are constantly new mechanics that go beyond (thrilling) jumping and running. I'm looking forward to going through the levels one more time in detail so that I can really discover all the secrets. I accept the funny skins for Crash and Coco as a reward.
  45. Oct 1, 2020
    A love message for Crash Bandicoot's old fans. The new look is great, but at times the difficulty needs to be balanced.
  46. Nov 5, 2020
    Difficulty aside, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is arguably the manic marsupial’s best adventure yet, and an imaginative, enjoyable and welcome return for one of gaming’s most beloved mascots. It’s by no means a revolution, but it does feel like the game Naughty Dog intended to make over 20 years ago, this time fully realized by the devs at Toys for Bob. Crash fans and platforming fans alike would be N. Sane to miss it.
  47. Nov 4, 2020
    Despite some glaring issues with its 100% quest and some unnecessary characters, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is so good that it's almost hard to believe. A true sequel to the 90's classics seemed too hard of a task at first, but Toys for Bob has passed the test and proven that Crash deserves new life in the modern gaming landscape. With fluid animation, excellent level design and eye-popping graphics, Crash 4 is the best Crash game of all time, and perfect for any new or returning fans alike.
  48. Oct 20, 2020
    Although the game has some flaws, Crash 4 is a joy to play thanks to a great deal of content. The platforming action will bring a smile to your face, no matter if you're a fan from back in the day or if this is your first Crash title.
  49. Oct 12, 2020
    If you loved the old Crash Bandicoot titles, you'll have a blast with this one. Detailed, challenging levels; recognisable, yet innovative gameplay... this game has it all. The annoying camera may lead to some frustration at times, but don't let that stop you from diving headfirst into Crash' new adventures. It's about time? Damn right!
  50. Oct 9, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4 is the best of the series, the one with best gameplay design, but also the most difficult of all. Its new mechanics go well with the franchise, the new modes and characters add a lot to the replayability, and, at the same time, they are a love letter to fans.
  51. Oct 8, 2020
    With a breathtaking graphic texture, Crash Bandicoot: It's About Time is a breath of fresh air on the series while retaining the strengths of previous titles. Its extreme difficulty at times will discourage some but fans of the genre and nostalgia will always want to complete the levels at 100%. This ubiquitous difficulty makes this fourth opus a game that is perhaps not intended for the general public or at least for young children wishing to discover the universe of Crash and Neo Cortex. Crash Bandicoot: It's About Time is a modernized digest of good humor, invigorating colors and old-fashioned gameplay the way we like it combined with four new ways to play with Quantum masks.
  52. Oct 8, 2020
    Crash 4 has all the elements of a good Crash Bandicoot game: From silly but loveable characters to challenging yet fun gameplay, it excels at giving the player tons to do and tons to see. Too bad that Toys for Bob cranked the difficulty to "Unfair and beyond", as some of the levels create some really frustrating moments in the game.
  53. Oct 6, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a fiendishly difficult platformer that carries on Crash’s legacy with aplomb. Though it sometimes feels like it hews a little too closely to the established formula, what it adds makes it more than just a worthwhile sequel. It’s just a damn good game.
  54. Oct 5, 2020
    Crash 4 is an enjoyable experience that will entice new and old to the series. The gameplay loop has been designed elegantly so that levels never feel taxing, but rather feels refreshing. No level makes you do the same thing over and over again, there is a wonderful mixture of features. This includes adding new masks and playable characters that break up the monotony of playing as regular Crash. The level design and graphics alone, are enough to leave you in awe. The pros of It's About Time by far outweigh the cons making it one of the best Crash adventures.
  55. Oct 5, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time lives up to its namesake. It’s been a long wait, but Crash returns to form in this sequel with wonderful new additions. It doesn’t redefine the genre or really strive for innovation, but rather embraces some brilliant ideas first seen in its contemporaries while remaining meticulously true to the classic style of the series. The difficulty can be frustrating, but even if you don’t see and do everything, this is still a highly enjoyable platformer that marks a new high point for the series.
  56. Oct 2, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4 manages to mix the old-school gameplay with up-to-date visuals and a few modern touches in the gameplay, and a sweet (but light) multiplayer mode.
  57. Oct 1, 2020
    In many ways, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time feels like a game that shouldn’t work. Single-player, mascot-driven, hardcore platformers are few and far between these days. Moreover, most franchises born in the mid-‘90s have had to continually reboot themselves to match the tastes of an ever-changing market. At its core, Crash 4 remains rooted to the old way of doing things, but that’s not a bad thing. The visuals are cleaner now and Crash has a few new gimmicks, but if you squint, Crash 4 looks like the same old platformer you’ve always loved.
  58. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: it’s About Time is pure happiness. Authentic in its gameplay with many new possibilities, always full-bodied, even more beautiful and colorful than the previous episodes, the game from Toys For Bob blows a wind of irresistible freshness on this end of generation that is embellished. A combination of old and ingenious, once again this Crash Bandicoot is a great cocktail!
  59. Oct 1, 2020
    Full of colour, humour, and challenge, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a storming return and a great follow up to the original trilogy.
  60. 85
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is both a successful celebration of the original trilogy of games as well as a worthy follow-up. Toys For Bob has taken the essence of what fans loved about the classics, distilled and bottled it and then shaken up the bottles 'til they explode. Some old issues rear their heads, and there are definitely some dud levels and boss fights, but it's a package so chock-full of content that the good far outweighs the small amount of bad. Anyone hankering for some old-school Crash Bandicoot action will find exactly that and more, and all wrapped up in one of the most gorgeous platformers I've ever seen.
  61. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's about time to go back to the series roots and what made it special in the first place. This is the game you have been waiting for, but be warned: its 30 fps for base consoles.
  62. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot returns with a great adventure that knows how to stay true to the originals while adding some new features. Although we don’t love the new characters and the level design is quite irregular, it is a really good comeback that will keep us playing for many hours.
  63. Oct 19, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time succeeds in bundling together a charming story, addictive gameplay and an N. Sane amount of content, resulting in what is without a doubt Crash's greatest adventure yet.
  64. Oct 6, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4 – It’s About Time is one of the best platformers of this console generation, a gorgeous title and must buy for fans of the series. It does, however, feature extremely high difficulty hampered by not-perfect controls.
  65. Oct 1, 2020
    The return of Crash Bandicoot is a celebration for platform videogames lovers. Toys for Bob has managed to understand the classical essence to perfection and has been completely right by incorporating Quantum Masks and the design of some phases; However, the difficulty is not as high as it used to be, nor is the design of some levels as excellent. Despite its flaws, it's a great starting point for a new trilogy.
  66. Oct 11, 2020
    Vivid, varied and at times extremely challenging: Crash Bandicoot 4 builds on the success of the N.Sane Trilogy and enhances it – despite occasional camera angle problems.
  67. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 18, 2020
    If you like platformers, Crash will suck you in for a week or more – and you’ll keep finding things you’ve yet to complete or unlock. [Issue#249, p.50]
  68. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2020
    Precise platforming and readable challenge delivers on the Crash 4 promise. There’s heaps of challenge, but some new additions are a bit of a letdown.[Issue#181, p.81]
  69. Nov 4, 2020
    The developer has managed to successfully make an old school platformer that is continuously challenging and giving respect to the previous games. If you played the previous games in the series you need to experience this one as well.
  70. Oct 14, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has everything that made Naughty Dog's original trilogy one of the most popular game series of the second half of the 90's. The same addictive gameplay is mixed with new elements we have not seen before in the series. The result is an adventure that we continue to play long after the final scenes have rolled by.
  71. Toys for Bob has succeeded in creating a game by preserving the spirit of the Crash Bandicoot series. Despite some levels difficulty feels unbalanced, it's a great platform game.
  72. Oct 13, 2020
    While being a new entry to the series, Crash Bandicoot 4’s stages are full of references to the first two games. And while it is without a doubt the hardest game in the series, amusing animations and a great score will make you want to keep going.
  73. Oct 13, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time delivers on the years of fan demand by offering enough to keep longtime players and newcomers hooked by the recent remasters equally happy.
  74. Oct 9, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is classic and actual at the same time. The new ideas and additions only enhance the typical Crash experience and they for perfectly with the original recipe. The downside is that you have no real surprise and you do not see something truly unexpected. However, the game is a lot of fun, featuring a lot of variety on every level. Also, it breathes a very pleasant and, in some places, a humorous atmosphere, which always keeps you on your toes. Unfortunately, the difficulty will turn away many potential players, and that’s a shame because the developers put a tremendous amount of detail and love into this game. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is not a perfect game by far, it is not revolutionary in any way, but it remains true to its platformer legacy.
  75. Oct 8, 2020
    I enjoyed my time with Crash 4 and would easily recommend it to any like-minded fans of the series. Though there aren’t many meaningful changes to how the game is played, it’s still a fun jaunt, and what new content is here is mostly welcomed, despite some unnecessary modern additions. Crash games don’t need a long list of skins or collectibles, but they do need to take a bigger step forward. In a sense, Crash needs to stop living in the 90s.
  76. Oct 7, 2020
    Crash 4 isn’t just a competent sequel, it’s a genuinely well-made platformer in its own right. It expands on its now-ancient predecessors in meaningful ways, and incorporates some truly lovely visuals alongside plenty of compelling and challenging level designs that manage to stay fresh throughout.
  77. Oct 7, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is an excellent platformer, and carefully builds upon the legacy established by Naughty Dog so many years ago.
  78. Oct 6, 2020
    For better or worse, Crash 4 might be too challenging for its own good, but the end result is nonetheless worth the wait and a fitting tribute to one of the most legendary platforming mascots of the 1990s.
  79. 80
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a solid platformer and a continuation of a series whose vibe and design still hasn’t been recreated in other titles. It’s a relief to see Crash’s legacy continue over 20 years later in a way that feels true to form.
  80. Oct 6, 2020
    The Crash series has seen its fair share of mediocre (or even bad) entries, but Crash 4 is a big step in the right direction, and the future of the series couldn't be more exciting.
  81. Oct 6, 2020
    There's almost too much to talk about with Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, but rest assured that this is a return to form for the series. It might be tough, even a little mean at times, but this is the proper sequel fans have been asking for. With so much to see and do, this is a stylish, confident 3D platformer that brings Crash back at his best.
  82. Oct 2, 2020
    We thought that Crash Bnadicoot would never be the same iconic character he once was: we were wrong. This fourth episode brings back every foundation of the series, twisting it with the brand new quantum masks mechanics, to deliver a strong, rich, colorful and demanding entry to the series. Rooted in the late 90's, Crash just need to discard its old precision issues to compete with the big ones of the beloved platform genre.
  83. Oct 2, 2020
    The new Crash Bandicoot did not take the easy route and even managed to push the boundaries in a few respects. It's living proof that some genres don't need a forced revolution. Why reinvent something when the old ways work perfectly? It's great there's a platformer out there such as It's About Time.
  84. Oct 1, 2020
    Even more so than playing the N.Sane Trilogy, which literally remade the original Crash games from my youth, playing Crash 4 felt like getting back in touch with the series. It's an injection of new ideas into now-classic gameplay that surprises and delights, even as it feels like a homecoming. Truly, games like this are why we come running back to long-dormant franchises with open arms.
  85. Oct 1, 2020
    Pretty and funny, Crash Bandicoot 4 does not invent anything but does everything very well.
  86. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a new beginning for the series. Toys for Bob introduces new abilities and a lot of contents for hardcore gamers, but the real evolution is yet to come.
  87. Oct 1, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4 is a great return to form, with some new ideas that add a fresh spin to Crash's classic gameplay.
  88. Oct 1, 2020
    Those that found Crash to be one of the clunkier and more irritating platforming mascots from the old days probably won't have their minds changed by this latest outing. But on the other hand, if you grew up loving Crash Bandicoot, you're going to adore Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. I promise you that. Toys For Bob set out to create an authentic sequel, and in that regard this game is a stunning success.
  89. Oct 1, 2020
    The story isn’t anything special, but Crash and Coco’s story is told with such enthusiasm and charisma that it’s hard not to get sucked in for the 6-8 hour duration. The ten dimensions are wonderfully designed, filled with plenty of intricate levels that will test your platforming capabilities. Thankfully, the gameplay for Crash, Coco and the side characters remains excellent, though the new Quantum Masks and camera issues create some frustrating moments. It’s all wrapped together in a colorful and beautiful presentation that takes advantage of this current crop of hardware. It’s about time we got a good new Crash game and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time delivers just that.
  90. Jan 26, 2021
    Toys for Bob's game is a welcome addition to the original trilogy, although you will hardly remember its levels or music. Crash Bandicoot 4 is two steps below the amazing Super Mario Odyssey and Yoshi’s Crafted World.
  91. Oct 15, 2020
    With amazing visuals, a fun story, and short bite-sized stages, this is a game you can easily pick up and put down.
  92. 70
    A studied recreation of Crash Bandicoot’s halcyon days, that does little to innovate the formula but still offers a fun and varied slice of 90s style platforming.
  93. Oct 2, 2020
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time really is the definitive Crash game. Toys For Bob have taken all the series’ trademarks, refined them into a challenging and polished experience and given us tons of levels to play and secrets to hunt for. There’s new characters to play as and masks that shake up the gameplay when they appear, but Crash 4 is the same old Bandicoot who's learnt a few new tricks.
  94. Oct 9, 2020
    Whatever the antic designs of Dr. Tropy, there is a deeper story here, and it’s one that centres on a far sadder subject: it’s about time.
  95. Oct 1, 2020
    It’s a shame, then, that some of the level design choices don’t really pair up with the engine Toys for Bob has built this love-letter to 90s platforming games in. Loose and floaty physics, an abundance of different mechanics that often feel part-baked, and some design choices that feel sadistic – rather than simply difficult – leave this approach to Crash Bandicoot feeling less like a true sequel, and more like a licensed spin-off.
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  1. Oct 2, 2020
    With some imperfections, Toys For Bob delivers an enjoyable, goofy, deviously challenging and occasionally genius sequel. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  2. Oct 1, 2020
    Don’t let the lush, colorful graphics and whimsical, xylophone-heavy soundtrack fool you. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’s fun and frivolous facade hides a game that feels like it’s actively trying to murder mischievous marsupials. It’s about snatching victory from the jaws, bombs, fast-moving vehicles, spinning blades, laser grids, and fire spouts of death. I failed much more often than I succeeded during my run thanks to Ray West and his lackeys, but I had a great time doing it.
  3. Oct 2, 2020
    The lack of real differentiation throughout the game makes all of Crash 4 feel stagnant. It’s not doing anything particularly interesting, and when that fact is paired with its sometimes frustrating difficulty, what you end up with is a game that just isn’t particularly enjoyable to play...Sure, it’s pretty to look at, but there needs to be more than that.
  4. Oct 1, 2020
    It’s impossible not to at least respect the experiment of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. It’s a sequel that’s 20 years late, and to honor that idea, Toys for Bob seems to have made the best-looking HD PlayStation 1 platformer of all time, complete with all the frustrations that gaming has outgrown in the last two decades. Who knows — perhaps in one of the other dimensions that Crash travels to in the game, there’s a world where Crash Bandicoot gets a modernized update that brings the series into the present. But in our world, Crash 4 is stubbornly stuck in the past.
  5. Oct 2, 2020
    If nothing else, It’s About Time is admirable because it steadfastly holds on to what it is. At a time when Mario’s adventures are getting even wilder, and Ratchet continues to be a showcase for new technologies, the latest Crash is refreshing. It’s not a bold reinvention of a classic. It’s the game you know, with a few tweaks.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 815 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Oct 2, 2020
    Huge old school classic Crash game with new impovements and good end designs for the characters with new skins for Crash, Coco or Tawna.
  2. Oct 2, 2020
    The game doesn't feel like a true sequel I'm very disappointed.
    Story, control, character design everything looks not so good.
    They waste a
    The game doesn't feel like a true sequel I'm very disappointed.
    Story, control, character design everything looks not so good.
    They waste a lot of money paying "influencers" and in publicity to hide a not so good gane
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  3. Oct 2, 2020
    the game is only a mirrage, they say is the best crash but it was a bad experience for me.
    feels glitchy like twinsanity