Before Naughty Dog made one of the most famous and cutting-edge video games of all time, Uncharted, they made a character that would change the way people played games in that time. This character was called “Nathan.”
Many people are happy that Sony did something even though they didn’t want a PlayStation mascot at first. The Crash Bandicoot series is one of the most popular games for 20-something millennials, so many are grateful that Sony did it. The original trilogy of games are known for their lush jungle graphics, whirling Devo soundtracks, and huge number of secrets in each level. It doesn’t always live up to that standard of quality. There are as many low points as high points, and it’s the most yo-yo-ing show in terms of quality. When it works, it’s great.
Crash Bandicoot: Wrath Of Cortex (2001) – 70
Wrath of Cortex marked a dark time for the Crash Bandicoot series, as though it was the first Crash game to be released on the next generation after the original PlayStation, it was also the first game not developed by Naughty Dog.
Though it’s still a fun game for the most part, it’s the same gameplay it has always been – smashing boxes, spinning away boxes – but criticisms were drawn for exactly that, as it was too similar to Warped. It took a big step forward in each previous Crash game, but Wrath of Cortex went backwards.
Crash: Mind Over Mutant (2008) – 73
Mind Over Mutant is a follow-up to Crash of the Titans. Crash controls different titans with different abilities, like telekinesis and slowing down time, as he does in the first game. Crash Bandicoot 4 isn’t coming out until 2020, so Mind Over Mutant was fans’ last chance to play a Crash game for more than 12 years.
The game was praised for being better than its predecessor, but most critics were not happy with it because it was too long and had a dangerous camera. And because the cutscenes are a mix of different types of animation, fans would rather see a cartoon than a mix of different types of animation.
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (2003) – 75
People can play N-Tranced on handheld consoles for the first time with this group of games. Isn’t as funny, meta, or interesting as other Crash games’ stories had become, but it was good enough for the Game Boy Advance.
There were more than 30 levels in the game, and some of them were fun because they took place inside a hamster ball.
Crash Nitro Kart (2003) – 77
Crash Nitro Kart is the second kart racing game in the Crash series, after Crash Team Racing. Even though it’s a lot less fun than the first game, it’s still a lot of fun, and some of the tracks are even more exciting.
A lot of people didn’t like the console versions of the game because they dropped frame rates and had tunnel vision because the camera was too small. However, the Game Boy Advance version was a lot more popular because it was a lot faster to play. This is because most of the tracks in the game were rebuilt when Crash Team Racing was made in 2018.
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (2002) – 78
As The Huge Adventure is yet another game for the Game Boy Advance, it’s the best one out there. It was the first game in the series that didn’t come out on a PlayStation of any kind. It was also the first time fans learned about the whole Crash Bandicoot multiverse, because it has a different timeline after Warped.
There are a lot of similarities between the game’s layout and design with the original trilogy. Some levels are even the same, but they’ve been reduced to two-dimensional for the handheld game. Because of this, even though it’s a good platformer, it was criticised for not being new.
Crash Of The Titans (2007)
You can start this list of the best Crash Bandicoot games of all time with a game called Crash of the Titans. It’s a huge game. I did that there.
As long as Crash of the Titans was available on pretty much every platform out there, we played it over and over again on our PS2. It’s still very much in use at Retro Dodo Towers, and it always gives us hours of nail-biting fun.
There are a lot of differences in how handheld versions of the game work. The story is still pretty much the same. and Nina Cortex People who are Crash’s arch-enemies made a device that turns the people who live on his homeworld into monsters.
Crash has to take over the terrible monsters that are causing havoc on his peaceful island and use them to fight the bad guys. This is a weird twist on the Matrix movie “Agent Smith.”
To end life on the peaceful island, he said he was going to. This is how Crash must stop them: He must “steal” these monsters and use their power against the Cortex family’s evil power.
Play through all of the new levels as you control different mutant monsters in each one of them. Make earthquakes and breathe fire from your gaping maw as you bring peace back to the world in the most outrageous way possible. This is how you do it.
Oh, and you can also work with a friend. You can do this too!
Crash Twinsanity (2004)
Crash Twinsanity came out in 2004 and was made by Traveller’s Tales for the Playstation 2. That’s why it was also one of the best original XBox games. Sony didn’t have any say in how this game turned out, which is very unusual in the Crash Bandicoot games.
After Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, it was the fifth game in the main series. Three years later, the game picks up where the first one left off. During the best Crash Bandicoot games, Crash and Cortex didn’t like each other. This was the first game where both characters had to work together.
The game had a new feel to it. The visuals were a little different, the humour was a little more mature, and the storyline was a little open, so you could freely move between levels.
Many critics thought the game was great because it had a different layout and Lang, who played Cortex in the game, did a great job with his voice.
Players in this game can now explore the levels and environments in any way they want. The traditional “hub room” has been removed, so now players can go where and how they want to. The story keeps changing as you play the game, and at some point, you get to play with three different characters at the same time.
This group is made up of Crash Bandicoot himself, the big-headed doctor Neo Cortex, and a new character called Nina Cortex, who isn’t in the group at all. Each level of the game will have different characters you need to play, and the constant change keeps you on your toes and makes learning new skills fun. 🙂