DescriptionCrash 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.
- "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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|Nothing really Original about it||PlayStation 2||Mario Duenaz (32)|
|Not as good as Warped||PlayStation 2||qwertyuiop (32517)|
|Not as lackluster as everyone says it is!!!!||Xbox||Weston Sharpensteen (32)|
|GameSpy||Xbox||Apr 20, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|4Players.de||Xbox||Jun 10, 2002||82 out of 100||82|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||GameCube||Sep, 2002||81 out of 100||81|
|4Players.de||GameCube||Dec 01, 2002||79 out of 100||79|
|Deaf Gamers||PlayStation 2||2001||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Xbox||May 21, 2002||70|
|IGN||Xbox||Apr 26, 2002||6.7 out of 10||67|
|GameSpot||PlayStation 2||Nov 01, 2001||6.6 out of 10||66|
|XBox Solution (XBS)||Xbox||Oct 11, 2002||6 out of 10||60|
|GamePro (US)||Xbox||May 02, 2002||3 out of 5||60|
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PlayStation 2 versionThe PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits version has quicker load times than the original release.
References to the gameThe 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.
- 2002 – #2 Best Xbox Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
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