• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 1999
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 331 Ratings

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  • Summary: It's a multi-player kart racing game starring your favorite bandicoot CRASH and a host of his friends...and foes! The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. Ready...Set...GO!!!

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    Control is also nearly-perfect... The transparent controls allow you to concentrate on racing and blasting your opponents, and so the races are faster, more fluid and more fun.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    The game that made kart racing cool. Nothing has ever matched its quality. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  3. Just like the previous Crash games, CTR is utterly polished and addictive to a fault... That's right, you heard me, CTR is a better game than Nintendo's "Mario Kart."
  4. GMR Magazine
    90
    Countless mascot racers flooded store shelves during the PlayStation era, and Crash Team Racing was the only good one. Really. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  5. 85
    Once you get past the insanely capitalistic smile of Crash, the game is rock solid in playability and graphics. Hell! It's a four-player kart game that's on the PlayStation. Isn't that enough?
  6. Though it doesn't add much to the tired genre, it manages to do everything well.
  7. A good game, not a phenomenal game, just a plain and simple good game. Though, a little on the cute side, the challenge out weights such matters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 67
  2. Negative: 1 out of 67
  1. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    Best kart racer ever!!!!!!! Ive been playin this game since i was 7 and it never gets old. The music is great and tracks are so fun. This gameBest kart racer ever!!!!!!! Ive been playin this game since i was 7 and it never gets old. The music is great and tracks are so fun. This game is so awesome i went out of my way to get platinum relics for all the tracks. I got all platinum but sewer speedway and n.gin labs are the hardest for platinum. I love this game so much i own for ps1, ps2, ps3, and psp. This so much more fast pace than mario kart. the adventure is much fun especially if you unlock the bosses. In my opinion the best ps1 racing game. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2018
    10
    one of the best games of ps1 . i love it when i was a child and i love it now .
  3. Dec 6, 2013
    10
    a great kart racing game made CRASH BANDICOOT and its opponents famous characters ,i'm still playing this game a game full of funa great kart racing game made CRASH BANDICOOT and its opponents famous characters ,i'm still playing this game a game full of fun especially in multiplayer mode Expand
  4. BryanM.
    Sep 11, 2007
    10
    My dad loves this game he totally hates video games. that tells you how good this is.
  5. Dec 29, 2015
    9
    Finally something great in the saga of Crash Bandicoot, a race with all the characters of the first trilogy, excellent animation levels ofFinally something great in the saga of Crash Bandicoot, a race with all the characters of the first trilogy, excellent animation levels of cars and characters very easy to play, very entertaining. Expand
  6. SusieT.
    Apr 10, 2006
    9
    This was a pretty good game, it will not run with my Universal Game Controller, which was annoying...the graphics are in need of an update, This was a pretty good game, it will not run with my Universal Game Controller, which was annoying...the graphics are in need of an update, but the characters are creative. I also liked the "Battle" mode, where you just all-out fought the other player. This is the game that started Naughty Dog's career. Expand
  7. TheElusivePossom
    Apr 16, 2003
    1
    WOW! I mean, what a steaming crock of sh*t. I couldn't really believe that Sony were truly manifesting this idea until I saw it in WOW! I mean, what a steaming crock of sh*t. I couldn't really believe that Sony were truly manifesting this idea until I saw it in action. Whether it's the shoddy graphics, absent gameplay value or the implementation of the Worst Characters Ever (tm), you might be put off by this plagerised catastrophe. It's fun for about 5 minutes (which is where the "1" in my rating comes from), but when the drugs wear off, reality will just come flooding back to thump you in the face. If you want a decent karting game, look into Mario Kart or Diddy Kong Racing, the two best racing games of all time (you'll need an N64, mind). Whatever you do, just stay away from anything remotely bandicoot-shaped until someone at "Naughty Dog" takes a hint. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
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#7 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999