Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Review Roundup

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now available and it includes three old-school Crash games, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2 and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review roundup can be found below.

Gamespot – 6/10

“When Crash Bandicoot hit the scene in the ’90s, it didn’t take long for him to become the de facto PlayStation mascot. He didn’t reach the same level of popularity as Mario or Sonic, but the original Crash games were charming platformers that resonated with audiences thanks to expressive characters and diverse environments. And unlike his peers, Crash was born in 3D; Mario and Sonic merely adopted it.” [Full Review]

IGN – 8.5/10

“As someone who played the first three Crash Bandicoot games over and over again, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy delivers exactly what I wanted. The platforming, for better and occasionally worse, retains the demanding, and punishing challenge of the originals coated in a polished, modern sheen that makes even the most familiar levels feel fresh.” [Full Review]

Game Informer – 8/10

“Time is often harsh to the games of yesteryear. The innovations made by developers in each hardware generation are significant, so much so that games from just a decade or two ago end up feeling like relics from another age. Crash Bandicoot’s origins stretch back to the early days of PlayStation in 1996 – a time when developers were just getting their feet wet with three-dimensional character movement and polygonal graphics. Crash made a splash in both of these fields, and fans latched onto him as the face of PlayStation. He stood alongside Mario and Sonic as a platforming star for the generation.” [Full Review]

Destructoid – 8.5/10

“Through their efforts Crash has been preserved without sacrificing its old school spirit. Pretty much everything is the same outside of the graphical overhaul, which goes above and beyond what normally goes into a remake/remaster. Everything from foliage to enemy designs to random backdrops have been retooled in an effort to make the visuals look up to date. Even the cutscenes have been remastered, which were amazing to watch given that I completely blanked on the plot of the first game” [Full Review]