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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 Don't forget to gather up the fruit...
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Just lost a life.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Oh you are going to see a lot of these screens...
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Main game screen

Promo Images

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Screenshot
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Screenshot
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Screenshot
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Screenshot

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
  • "크래쉬 밴디쿳 마와의 부활" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

Nothing really Original about it PlayStation 2 Mario Duenaz (32)
Not as good as Warped PlayStation 2 qwertyuiop (33318)
Not as lackluster as everyone says it is!!!! Xbox Weston Sharpensteen (32)

Critic Reviews

Meristation PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
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 GameCube Oct 01, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone Xbox Apr 29, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Over Online Xbox Jun 06, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube Dec, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
Netjak GameCube Sep 18, 2002 5.3 out of 10 53

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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)
Information also contributed by Chris Chidester

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