XBOX ONE Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Last updated date: September 10, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

XBOX ONE Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

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Overall Take

The “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy” for Xbox One users offers colorful graphics, original character traits and updated features that enhance the game. If you are looking for a familiar character with new scenes and improved character options, this is the one for you. Find simple fun and adventure around every corner when you choose “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy." In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE XBOX ONE Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 10, 2019:
Checkout The Best Adventure Game for a detailed review of all the top adventure games.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
131 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy stays remarkably faithful to the originals in nearly every way, warts and all.
- Xbox Tavern
June 28, 2018 | Full review
The Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy is a triumph in every sense. Not only is it masterfully put together, it’s a wonderful game for both nostalgic and new gamers alike. The Crash Trilogy holds onto its roots and respects the original releases by keep everything that matters, and by that I mean the things that made it so successful, intact.
- Xbox Addict
July 19, 2018 | Full review
Looks amazing in 4K. Gorgeous HDR implementation. Game tweaks are appreciated.
- ZTGD
July 19, 2018 | Full review
Overall though and it has been great to go back with Crash and the N. Sane Trilogy, allowing me to remember just how fun these games were to play. Joyful, colourful and full of invention, there is some kind of success in all three titles included. And whilst the first one is annoying, Cortex Strikes back and Warped are great fun to play. You should be aware that they can be supremely difficult at times and you will have to get used to repeating levels again and again, but there is a heap of stuff to do and it’s a great little package with some quality content.
- The X Box Hub
July 6, 2018 | Full review
Doesn't try to fix what wasn't broken. Beautiful, vibrant, almost always faithful rendition of the originals. A video game history field trip.
- True Achievements
Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy is a must-have for the Xbox One X. It’s a beautifully re-created/remastered trilogy that maintains the wonderful essence, as well as difficulty, that came with the original releases way back in the day. Vicarious Visions did a superb job with this one.
- Digital Chumps
June 29, 2018 | Full review
Thankfully, the result is a resoundingly positive one, seeing Vicarious Visions - who were formerly responsible for all the Game Boy Advance iterations of the franchise - step up to bat for a full console release. With their only other triple-A Crash experience being filtered through Skylanders: Imaginators - Crash Edition and the fact they have Naughty Dog's impeccable legacy to live up to, the fact they've pulled anything off is cause for celebration alone.
- What Culture
Excellent visual upgrades elevate the spirit of Crash. An enjoyable variety of challenges and environments keep you engaged from one level to the next. A sizeable collection of classic 3D platforming.
- GameSpot
Thankfully, the achievement list demands only earning 'Gold or better' when it comes to Time Trials, so you won't have to torture yourself too much by striving for the perfect run on every single level. The list as a whole is inventive too, taking in every facet of each instalment in the trilogy with a blend of common objectives and unique tasks to fulfil in every game. An achievement list with a great spread that complements Crash's return beautifully. You couldn't really ask for much more.
- Xbox Achievements
June 29, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Don’t get me wrong, Crash Bandicoot is a wonderful adventure, but it’s a lot easier to witness its design cracks when you’re moving down the title chain rather than up it.
- Xbox Tavern
June 28, 2018 | Full review
Hit detection still awkward. Games are extremely hard.
- ZTGD
July 19, 2018 | Full review
Unforgiving in places. The first game quickly becomes annoying.
- The X Box Hub
July 6, 2018 | Full review
Can't fix what was broken, like frequent depth perception problems in Crash 1. Some of the new audio doesn't match the original work.
- True Achievements
Crash's 2017 edition isn't perfect, though it does come mighty close...
- What Culture
Abrupt spikes in difficulty that could have been ironed out. Outdated designs feel at odds with the modern presentation.
- GameSpot

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!

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An Overview On Adventure Games

Looking for the best adventure game for your game day with friends? Whether you play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, there are adventure games galore. You may find it a bit overwhelming, so let’s make it easy for you and show you some top-rated options for those consoles. Let’s first take a look at the different consoles and what they have to offer the adventure game-lover in you.

PlayStation 4 is a pioneer in original, exclusive titles for console game players. With outstanding ratings for their exclusive games, players will surely find a unique, intriguing game experience through the PlayStation 4 console. For PlayStation 4 players, there are two fantastic recommendations for adventure games. “God of War” by Sony takes the player through the experience of Kratos, who lives and has to survive in the world of monsters and Norse Gods. This game is packed with unparalleled graphics and incredibly realistic, unique monsters that may make you shake in your boots. Another such adventure game for the PS4 fanatic is “Final Fantasy XV.” In this game, the player can explore freely through the world in multiple modes of transportation, use incredible action moves such as double jumps and enjoy realistic graphics.

If you are an Xbox One owner, you will find a great selection of games. In addition to games designed for Xbox One, the console also allows for Xbox 360 and Xbox games. This makes your choice of games much wider and more diverse than the PS4. Besides the games, Xbox One has a leg up on other console games with endless access to entertainment apps and media servers, including Kodi, which PS4 does not offer. For an excellent Xbox One adventure game, check out “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.” This game has it all, from old-time game features to improved graphics that impress even the toughest critics.

Both PS4 and Xbox One allow for compatibility with third-party games. Some of those games include “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Mortal Kombat 11” and “Resident Evil 2.” This creates an even bigger pool of options for console game players.

Now throw in the Nintendo Switch for comparison. The Switch has exceptional controller choices and super portability. With the option to use it as a home system or an on-the-go handheld system, the competition has nothing on it in that category. While it has awesome gamepads of its own, the Switch also offers compatibility with third-party gamepads if you so choose.

In terms of game selection, Nintendo is extremely exclusive with its trademark games, such as the “Mario” series. The item does support third-party games, which has been a huge selling point for the console. In addition, the Switch is accommodating to the indie genre of games, including “Night in the Woods”.  This is a huge plus for Nintendo Switch users.

One highly recommended adventure game for Switch players is “The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.” This super popular game is a favorite because of its open-air roaming that allows you to explore a beautiful kingdom with all different landscapes available.You will happen upon adventures as you switch from each climate and landscape.

When comparing the console games, it’s important to note the subscriptions that may be needed to access the games and all their fabulous features. Every console has its own service, and some are better than others in terms of what they offer. For PS4, players will want access to and subscribe to the PlayStation Network; the Xbox One users will want access to Xbox Live; and Nintendo Switch Online services the Switch users. The PS Network and Xbox Live offer substantially more services than the Nintendo Switch Online, but players will also pay quite a bit more for the subscription. These services are absolutely essential if players want to connect online with friends or fellow gamers when playing their favorite adventure game.

DWYM Fun Fact

“The Brown Box” was created in 1967 by a team led by Ralph Baer. This was the first video game system used in the home. It was sold with the name “Odyssey” in 1972 after Baer sold it to Magnavox. This would, as most video game consoles do, phase out over just a few years. During those years, it had 28 games that the player could choose from, one of which inspired the uber-famous “Pong” that would later be seen on the Atari systems in 1975.

“Space Invaders” came out in 1978, and in 1979, Activision was the pioneer in console game creation without making a console, or as some would call them, ‘third-party’ game developers. This opened the door for many other companies to get into the business.

The early 1980s welcomed the still-popular “Pac-Man,” “Donkey Kong,” and Microsoft’s first “Flight” simulator game, before the crash of 1983. The crash was a direct cause of oversaturation in the industry. Consoles were being released by new companies constantly. The games were extremely low-quality and not very captivating to players, and the competition between third-party developers was causing the market to dive.  It caused multiple home console creators to go into bankruptcy, which ultimately brought the market back up in 1985. Nintendo was a huge contributor to bringing the video game market back to the United States. It offered the incredibly long-lasting games “Super Mario Bros.,” “The Legend of Zelda” and “Metroid”.

In 1991, Genesis created the “Sonic the Hedgehog” game that finally gave Nintendo some competition in the market. The game became super popular, and Nintendo and Genesis entered a rivalry. That year, Nintendo released a new console to compete and thus began the console war that is still happening today between several companies.

The Adventure Game Buying Guide

  • Always keep in mind the ratings on adventure games, especially when looking for kids. Many of them have explanations for their ratings, such as violence or crude image, so you can make a well-informed decision on the right adventure game for your player.
  • Getting a subscription to the console service networks will make gaming super convenient. You will have countless games at the click of a button. Having the subscription will allow you to track your progress and see how you match-up against the competition.
  • Try multiple different types of games in the adventure game genre. Diversify your library of games so you never get bored of playing.
  • Create your dream team within the online networks with friends or fellow gamers and set up game times for you all to meet and play together. This keeps things interesting and fun.
  • Stay on top of the best adventure games for your console through your subscription. You will get updates about new games coming out and how they compare to the most popular adventure games today.