• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 1999
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Universal acclaim- based on 468 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
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  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: 75 out of 84
  2. Negative: 2 out of 84
  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. PaulW
    Oct 15, 2009
    10
    I do not give out 10s lightly but, in my opinion, anyone who ever got excited about any Mario Kart game ever again after this game was I do not give out 10s lightly but, in my opinion, anyone who ever got excited about any Mario Kart game ever again after this game was launched was easily pleased. Crash Team Racing gives you something that no MK game ever did - a proper adventure, proper characterisation, a hubworld, boss battles, some clever level design. Naughty Dog gave up Crash Bandicoot too easily - a PS3 sequel to this game would be very welcome. Miyamoto may innovate but other developers nearly always improve on the original idea. Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2015
    10
    Da série CLASSICOS , esse jogo tá entre os top dos top mano , devia ter para PlayStation 3 e 4 , quem dera neh , mais sempre quando "Puder"Da série CLASSICOS , esse jogo tá entre os top dos top mano , devia ter para PlayStation 3 e 4 , quem dera neh , mais sempre quando "Puder" irei jogar esse mito" Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2011
    10
    Even if it is a Mario Kart-knock off, it's not a bad game at all. In fact, it's one of the funnest racing titles on the PS one that neverEven if it is a Mario Kart-knock off, it's not a bad game at all. In fact, it's one of the funnest racing titles on the PS one that never seems to get old, even going into 2012. Flashy with its colorful visuals and flawless graphics, but addictive with its variety of race tracks, weapons, and playable characters packed with charisma, this is one of the best Crash games to date. Expand
  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. Jan 6, 2020
    9
    Muy weno la verdad de los mejores que hay aunque el remake lo superó pero este sigue siendo de pana igual que el.cnk
  7. Aug 13, 2019
    1
    The game was good but after the update with microtransacions...I just gived up on the game.

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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