Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Last updated date: May 14, 2019

DWYM Score
7.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 142 expert reviews, the Activision Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.2
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
255 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
As a lovingly crafted and doggedly faithful remake of the first three PlayStation-era Crash Bandicoot games, the N. Sane Trilogy is pretty much perfect.
- PC Gamer
July 4, 2018 | Full review
An enjoyable variety of challenges and environments keep you engaged from one level to the next.
- GameSpot
June 28, 2018 | Full review
Infectious charm injected in to the design of the game.
- Trusted Reviews
July 3, 2018 | Full review
It has 3 great games in one package.
- Game Axis
August 8, 2018 | Full review
The runner levels where you’re either mounted on a baby polar bear or jet ski are good at breaking up the monotony, just as they were in the original.
- Polygon
June 30, 2017 | Full review
The save system has been completely overhauled, complete with an autosave feature as well as a level-by-level save you can do yourself if you just don't trust the tech to remember you've got that gem in Sunset Vista, thank you very much.
- Games Radar
It’s not just the dozens and dozens of levels that look and feel great either. Crash himself is reborn, his coat bristling with energy and detail. Tapping Vicarious Visions to handle this remaster was the smartest decision that Sony had ever made since they demonstrated how to share games with a friend on the PlayStation 4.
- Critical Hit
Vicarious Visions have been handed the task of making Crash relevant again and they have done a great job on the graphical updates.
- Impulse Gamer
Levels are slick, gorgeous to look at, and recreate the feel of the originals superbly.
- Nintendo Life
June 29, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The fixed camera angles make gauging many jumps difficult, which is a problem in a game where falling down a pit means being thrown back to a checkpoint or the start of a level.
- PC Gamer
July 4, 2018 | Full review
Outdated designs feel at odds with the modern presentation.
- GameSpot
June 28, 2018 | Full review
First game really shows its age.
- Trusted Reviews
July 3, 2018 | Full review
No bonuses or extras fitting a collection.
- Game Axis
August 8, 2018 | Full review
But as novel as these sections are, there’s still too many demands placed on unstable mechanics. Part of me was expecting the steering on the baby polar bear to be tighter, less unruly than its PlayStation 1 counterpart. But it wasn’t.
- Polygon
June 30, 2017 | Full review
Neither analogue or d-pad controls feel precise enough...and that imprecision will kill you. Repeatedly.
- Games Radar
Of the three games, it might not be surprising to learn that the original holds up the worst. The platforming mechanics are at their worst, the enemy and scenery are at their drabbest and Crash doesn’t have all the moves he’ll gain later on in the series.
- Impulse Gamer
These games are seriously tough at points. Some levels we breezed through, but others were really troublesome, causing us to drain all of our lives and have to restart the stage from the beginning.
- Nintendo Life
June 29, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He's enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before. 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 3: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered graphical glory and get ready to put some umph in your wump! Dr. Neo Cortex has a plan to take over the world, and he wants to create genetically engineered animals to do his bidding. To create his minions, Cortex kidnaps as many animals as he can; Crash Bandicoot’s girlfriend just happens to be one of his victims. Take control of Crash as he runs, jumps, and spins through 30 levels of intense action on three different Australian islands. Only you can help Crash save the animals, save his girlfriend, and foil Dr. Cortex’s plot. The evil Dr. Neo Cortex is back…out this time to save the world? And he’s asking for help from his arch nemesis, Crash Bandicoot? Is this just a conniving plan to lure Crash into Cortex’s next dastardly experiment? Can Crash win again or will he join Cortex’s mindless zoo? Bigger free-roaming 3-D environments, all-new animations and a whole host of colorful characters – watch as our hero Crash, ice-skates, rodeo-rides a polar bear and jet-packs through zero-gravity in the continuing adventures of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back – This time he ain’t joking! Oh yeah…he’s back…AND he’s ready! It’s a Whole New Time-Traveling Adventure! All new-style gameplay action – scuba dive, ride a motorcycle, a baby T-Rex, and go free-roaming airborne in a plane! Play as Coco! Gallop along the Great Wall of China on a tiger, go extreme on a jet-ski and other high-flying surprises! Prove your skills with the new Super-charge Body Slam, Super Slide, Double Jump, Death-Tornado Spin and a Laser-Guided Bazooka. All new enemies include a new Big Boss, Uka Uka, N. Tropy, a menacing Dingodile and of course, the return of some favorites like N. Gin and Tiny. More Action. More Fun. More Puzzles and Secret Levels. And you didn’t think it could get any better!

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