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  • Summary: Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back. He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through theYour favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back. He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered HD graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Jun 29, 2017
    100
    If you've had the hankering for platformers as of late, like I have, this set is an absolute no brainer. For $39.99 you get three of the best platformers ever made, and they're completely remade for the current gen… you can’t get a much better value than that.
  2. Jun 29, 2017
    90
    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a delightful revisit with some of the best platform games from the nineties.
  3. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, sure keeps the core mechanics of the first three games and adds fancy graphics with intense remastered soundtracks. Gameplay might be problematic at first newcomers, but sure in no time, it can be mastered.
  4. Jun 29, 2017
    80
    While the N. Sane Trilogy is by no means the perfect and/or flawless remaster fans and interested onlookers may have wanted, there's no denying that a lot of Vicarious' microscopic and macroscopic attention to detail alike is demonstrated sufficiently well in Crash's current-gen revisit.
  5. Jul 23, 2017
    80
    The remastered versions now look like interactive animated movies, with familiar levels recreated in a completely new engine with real-time lighting, new models and animations, visual effects and re-recorded sounds. But still, keep in mind that classic Crash games were a product of their era, so if you played this trilogy on PS1 back in the 90s when you were a kid, you won't get that the same feeling again.
  6. Jul 5, 2017
    80
    It would be easy to dismiss Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy as a nostalgia play, but it's quite a bit more than that. This collection celebrates a franchise that was once a hallmark of a bygone console, and that hasn't been relevant for quite some time. Vicarious Visions has done a fantastic job recreating everything that made Crash Bandicoot such an appealing series, and it's done it with style and improvements that only this latest generation could provide. Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy isn't for the impatient player, but it's a rewarding experience for anyone with the guts to get a little wild.
  7. Jun 29, 2017
    60
    It's easy to imagine how a dyed-in-the-wool Crash fan will fall in love all over again via the N. Sane Trilogy, but if you're experiencing Crash for the first time--or the first time in a while--it might pain you to realize that Crash's original adventures aren't as inventive or surprising as they were 20 years ago.

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  1. Negative: 23 out of 216
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    Does Crash Bandicoot hold up today against the plethora of modern gaming conventions and genres? No. It's simplistic style and gameplay tropesDoes Crash Bandicoot hold up today against the plethora of modern gaming conventions and genres? No. It's simplistic style and gameplay tropes harken back to a time before one had to spend hours and hours grinding levels or finding ranked online matches. The Crash Bandicoot games were designed to be fun. To be challenging, yet accessible. To be the crowning achievement in the "Platforming" genre.

    Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy stands as one of the best remasters ever brought into existence. It has it's flaws, sure, but these pale in comparison to the overall fun-factor. Anyone who gives this game below a 7 in their review is either too old to have ever played it in their childhood, or too young to fully appreciate what this pants-wearing marsupial did for the video game industry.

    TL;DR

    This game great. You buy now.
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  2. Jul 17, 2017
    10
    These games are fantastic! It's hard jumps and running levels make it hard but, make you want to try again. It's not like Super mario bros orThese games are fantastic! It's hard jumps and running levels make it hard but, make you want to try again. It's not like Super mario bros or sonic where you could just run through levels. This is a legit platformer for the pros. It has it's issues like jumping is little bit more tricky and on rare occasions it would have a llitle bit of slow down as well but, these problems are very little compared to its pros and it deserves a 10/10. It's great level design and it ages perfectly! The graphics are amazing and the soundtrack sounds better and the boss battles are very hard/ Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    Honestly been waiting for this since I seen the "crash to Activision sign" at Sonys e3 in 2014, and let me tell you I am not disappointed oneHonestly been waiting for this since I seen the "crash to Activision sign" at Sonys e3 in 2014, and let me tell you I am not disappointed one bit !!!! Feels how I imagined it as a kid. Thank you Vicarious Visions. Lets get a fresh new Spyro cross over game! Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2019
    9
    Remake of first 3 Crash Bandicoot games. They was really god back in 1990 and they still really good today. First game is hard tho :)
  5. Jul 19, 2017
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you're a Crash Bandicoot fan, you owe it to yourself to experience the trilogy with amazing graphics. You're basically playing your childhood in high definition and its still the same fun factor as when we first played them as kids/young adults.
    Most of the mechanics are exactly the same, but the jumping is slightly different and will take getting used to if you played the original versions recently.

    Vicarious Visions have done an amazing job considering how hard it is to carry a 90's platformer into 2017.

    The only thing keeping it from a 10 was a few bugs across all 3 games but I can promise you that its nothing horrible to deter you.

    If you're experienced at these types of games, you will power through them and you cant help it.
    I just completed all 3 games in their entirety (platinum trophies) and I enjoyed every minute so much, that I am actually sad its over. I even tried stretching it out by not playing for a week but I still got through it very quickly.

    Longevity wise from an experienced player perspective, each game on average will take about 10-15 hours to complete 100% (with platinum trophies). Warped is the easiest out of the 3 games and Crash 1 is the hardest so that one will add a few hours onto it. You will spend most of your time completing the time trials. Collecting the gems and crystals combined will take about 3-5 hours per game. If you are a casual player or new to these games, don't worry. It will probably take 60+ hours to beat all 3.

    I really hope this is not the last we see of Crash because I really want more. Even some appropriate add-ons to the trilogy would be amazing. Bring on CTR and Crash Bash!
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  6. Aug 9, 2019
    8
    man, I remember these games being quite challenging when last I played CrashBandicoot 2 many years ago, but they're much more brutallyman, I remember these games being quite challenging when last I played CrashBandicoot 2 many years ago, but they're much more brutally difficult than I remembered.

    that is both a positive and a slight negative thing, because I really welcome a challenge, but these games can seem downright unfair at times, which may turn quite a few gamers off - at least those who didn't get acquainted with this level of challenge back in the day.

    anyways, the games are classic CrashBandicoot, and are just as fun today as when they were first released, and I recommend them to anyone begging for a really challenging platformer. Crash 2 is my personal favorite.
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  7. Jul 5, 2018
    0
    WOW what a crappy remaster. 30fps on this old game is NOT acceptable. Totally worthless, what a shame people still support this last genWOW what a crappy remaster. 30fps on this old game is NOT acceptable. Totally worthless, what a shame people still support this last gen trash. Next gen will be 30fps too if people don't stop supporting these horrible 30fps games. Expand

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