Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Critic Score User Score
Xbox 360
...
2.8
Xbox
72
3.6
GameCube
68
3.5
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Description

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is the first Crash Bandicoot game for a system other than the original PlayStation. The story is set some time after Warped: Dr. Cortex wants revenge after being defeated by Crash (again). For this purpose, he creates Crunch, a super-bandicoot who can destroy everything that crosses his way. So Crash needs to defeat Crunch (and in the end, Dr. Cortex).

The game is a typical jump and run, with some other action passages, like air combat and a sequence where Crash is trapped inside a giant sphere rolling around in some sort of rollercoaster. All graphics are in 3D, and the sound is typical for cartoon games like this. The whole game is pretty straightforward in design, getting stuck on a puzzle is not really possible.

Screenshots

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Ooga-Booga
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Be careful not to fall in the water.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Just lost a life.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Level selection

Alternate Titles

  • "Crash Bandicoot: La Vengeance de Cortex" -- French title
  • "Crash Bandicoot: La Venganza de Cortex" -- Spanish title
  • "Crash Bandicoot: De Wraak van Cortex" -- Dutch title
  • "Crash Bandicoot: Der Zorn des Cortex" -- German title
  • "Crash Bandicoot 4: Sakuretsu! Majin Power" -- Japanese title
  • "Crash Bandicoot 4" -- Informal title
  • "CB: WoC" -- Common abbreviation
  • "クラッシュ・バンディクー4 さくれつ!魔神パワー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Nothing really Original about it PlayStation 2 Mario Duenaz (32)
Not as good as Warped PlayStation 2 qwertyuiop (32515)
Not as lackluster as everyone says it is!!!! Xbox Weston Sharpensteen (32)

Critic Reviews

4Players.de GameCube Dec 01, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Feb 16, 2003 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Xbox Apr 29, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox May 21, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Kombo.com GameCube Nov 16, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Mar 28, 2003 14 out of 20 70
IGN Xbox Apr 26, 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Netjak GameCube Sep 18, 2002 5.3 out of 10 53
ITavisen PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2001 3 out of 6 50

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Trivia

PlayStation 2 version

The PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits version has quicker load times than the original release.

References to the game

The game didn't sell as well as Universal expected: Eventually the company would reference this in Crash Twinsanity when Dr Cortex confronts a hoard of angry penguins and says "It's been a difficult couple of years Wrath of Cortex didn't sell as well as we'd hope and....Fish?" This is followed by one of the penguins firing a laser gun at Cortex.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002 – #2 Best Xbox Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
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