Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 145 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 145 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Jun 29, 2017
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GameXplain
Loved
GameXplain

Top Critic

Loved
Jun 28, 2018
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Videospielkombinat
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Jul 24, 2018

The N. Sane Trilogy is a perfect remake of the first three Crash Bandicoot games. The graphics are great, the sound and music is well known for veterans and the gameplay is as hard as it was many years ago.

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Nintendojo
B
B
Jul 27, 2018

In any event, this is a collection of games that fans of platformers won't want to miss. It's also a great introduction to the character and series for those who've never before dipped their toes into the Crash pond. For Switch owners looking to expand their library of games yet again, N. Sane Trilogy can't be missed.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 15, 2017

It’s a pivotal experience all gamers should have (as well as a justifiable reason to join an anger management group) and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Gamin' Girl
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 12, 2017

I highly recommend this compilation, especially for fans of the original series. Long time players that didn't play the games now get the chance to experience all 3 in all their glory with new graphics, added trophy support and tweaked difficulty in form of more extra lives and checkpoints as well as unlimited continues. It looks like a kids game, and it is, but the difficulty requires a somewhat skilled player to truly enjoy.

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TeamNerd
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 11, 2018
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 3, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a nearly flawless remaster of a mixed bag that I'm still incredibly fond of, even after so many deaths.

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Scored Reviews

Respawning
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2017

[The Crash N. Sane Trilogy is] ...the perfect sendoff to a lovingly crafted collection, which I hope introduces a whole new generation of gamers to the orange marsupial! Now…Let’s await a Spyro remaster…Or Jak and Daxter….Please…?

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NEOsite
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

Exceptionally well-made ports with necessary technical improvements and great optimization. If you haven't a chance to play Crash games and you own a PC, now it's the perfect time.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 30, 2017

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has exceeded my expectations as an overall package. Vicarious Visions have done a really good job at improving the overall presentation of all three games as well as fine-tuning things such as the save system and added time trials. Above all, they've accomplished this whilst maintaining the core platforming aspects that made Crash so memorable to begin with.

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Stevivor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2017

This one's a no-brainer, from fans of the original games to those looking for amazing platformers – Crash has it all.

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GamesBeat
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

If you ever had any love for the originals, you'll smile like an idiot seeing how good they look now. But if you've never played these classics before, the updated graphics are a great excuse to see why so many people cried when Crash went away in the first place.

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Game Revolution
Jul 1, 2017

It's hard to know where to stop when talking about Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Its visuals are dynamite, the rebuilt cutscenes stoke excitement in any Crash fan, the music is higher-quality than ever, and the little alterations Vicarious Visions made make a huge difference.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2017

In Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, timeless game design and quality upgrades come together to deliver three extremely enjoyable platformers.

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Game Rant
Jul 4, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. San Trilogy delivers on what was promised, overhauling the visuals of the Naughty Dog-developed trilogy and successfully resurrecting the beloved bandicoot.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2017

Ultimately, there's a whole lot to like about this release and very little to gripe about. My increasingly busy self would have loved some kind of realtime save or a rewind feature (Prince of Persia style) just to help getting through these games less painful, but even without that crutch these games are a lot of fun and provide a good challenge, the first game especially.

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EGM
9 / 10.0
Evan Slead

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

In Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, players familiar with the original Naughty Dog games will be welcome back into the vibrant world inhabited by Crash, Coco, and their journey to defeat Neo Cortex. However, developer Vicarious Visions has done more than slap a fresh coat of paint on the games by creating a cohesive platforming system and visual language across all three titles.

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Entertainment Buddha
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

"If you own a PS4, I don’t care if you played the originals or not, now is the time to invest in Crash Bandicoot."

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Thumb Culture
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2017

Wow, just wow!  From the moment that family friendly Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy was delivered through my door last Friday we as a household have been hooked.  As soon as the familiar voice-over begins on the intro screen it is as if I have been transported back to when I was 16 years old when the original first edition came out on the the Playstation 1

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Cerealkillerz
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2017

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy offers a well made remaster of three classic ps one titles (if you can live with missing extra content and some long loading screens). Newcomers and Oldschool Crash Fans alike will be brought to their limits and get a great graphical update besides the rewards the trilogy already had to offer.

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NEOsite
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is really awesome. Well made classic games with modern visuals. It's not only for older gamers which remembers PSX era but for younger generations too.

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IGN Spain
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 29, 2017

An excellent remaster from a trio of excellent games. If you loved the character or the platforming genre, you should buy this pack.

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Xbox Achievements
90%
90%
Jun 29, 2018

An essential collection you simply must own on Xbox One, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is about as good as it gets where remakes are concerned, and a more than welcome comeback for a true icon.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 11, 2018

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.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is an incredibly well done remaster from the ground up and shows that while the first Crash Bandicoot may have aged poorly, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped are incredibly fun games, and being able to play them all with stunning new visuals and as Coco is the cherry on top to a fantastic collection.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy on the Switch is somehow a match made in heaven. It hits all the right nostalgic notes while still revealing the flaws we all grew to tolerate if not love from the original series. Crash 2 and 3 are close to if not old-school platforming masterpieces and returning and new players alike will find special pleasure in being able to take this game wherever you go.

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Geek Culture Podcast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2018

The insanely difficult platforming found in the collection certainly won't be for everybody, but there is no doubt that Crash is still every bit as charming as he was back in the day in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. If you happened to miss out on this one last year due to the PS4 exclusivity, there is no reason not to check it out this time around.

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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

Whether you're a longtime fan who played the PS4 version already or someone unfamiliar with Crash, this modernized version of three undeniably classic platformers feels at home on Nintendo Switch. Even with some hits in the graphics department, Vicarious Visions has captured the heart and soul of Naughty Dog's iconic trilogy and made it playable just about everywhere for the first time.

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Sirus Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

I'm really glad that Activision and Vicarious Visions ported N. Sane Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch; because playing the game on the go, especially that the game has arcade mechanics, is definitely a kicker and worthwhile.

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Generación Xbox
9 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
Carlos de Palma

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2018

A great remaster who comes to Xbox One to give the best of a saga that is already a classic.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 1, 2018

With the addition of the super hard levels which never made it into the PlayStation discs first time around, if you can grit your teeth through those ludicrous flaws, then this is a must own game for the Nintendo system.

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Pure Nintendo
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2018

As a fan of Crash Bandicoot my review probably seems a little biased, but overall the N. Sane trilogy really is a great set of games. If you're a fan of the series, or you just like a good challenge I definitely recommend getting this one!

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Jul 7, 2018

If you've never played or at least tried the adventures of this likeable marsupial, then this is your best opportunity to reminiscence about the good old console times. Some of the gameplay mechanics got significantly older during years, however Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy can still offer you great platforming fun.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Jul 26, 2017

Crash Bandicoot: The N. Sane Trilogy marks the successful return of this legendary franchise. It will satisfy all the owners of the first PlayStation and shows the current generation that the adventures of this bandicoot have something to offer even after so many years.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jun 29, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a fantastic remake of some of the best platformers of all time. The new visual polish looks great on PS4. Though you might get frustrated by the dated gameplay at times, powering through will show why these games were so beloved 20 years ago.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 29, 2017

As far as remakes go, you can't get any better than this. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is exactly how fans envisioned it – an unadulterated celebration of a PlayStation pioneer. With such a weight on their shoulders, Vicarious Visions have pulled it off with such diligence, infused with a streak of their own creativity. Then there's Naughty Dog original  efforts, of course. Even those only acquainted with Uncharted and The Last of Us can appreciate how the studio first made its name, and the journey from Crash Bandicoot to Warped is one of continued innovation. Some two decades later, it's great to see that some things never change.

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Wccftech
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2017

When anything and everything isn't actively trying to kill you, being able to replay Crash Bandicoot's first three adventures is a nostalgic trip to when platformers were first exploring the possibilities of 3D and none were more experimental than the Bandicoot himself.

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DigitalCentralMedia
89%
89%
Jul 2, 2017

An excellent collection of three classic games recommended to everyone who has a PS4.

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PSX Brasil
88 / 100
88 / 100
Jul 11, 2017

Crash N.Sane Trilogy is one of the best remasters ever made, showing the care and affection that Vicarious Visions has with the original titles. Despite a more punitive difficulty and some inconsistencies in the remaining level design of the old games, the title is the perfect gateway for anyone who has never experienced the series and a great nostalgia session for veterans, doing justice to one of the pioneers in 3D platform games and one of the most beloved mascots in game history.

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Atomix
87 / 100
87 / 100
Jun 30, 2017

A perfect example how the classic games should be readapted to the new hardware generation. Vicarious Visions made an excellent work giving an excellent remake true to the classic trilogy that will satisfy the classic Crash Bandicoot fans.

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Everyeye.it
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

With the N.Sane Trilogy, Vicarious Visions team did a truly excellent job- indeed, it is a product made with utmost skill and passion. The amazing value for money and the great respect shown to its predecessor make it a collection that just can't be missed, whether you are a long time fan of Crash Bandicoot or you're getting to know the series just now.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is incredible on Xbox One X and as a package in general combining classic games in a remastered way that makes them seamless.

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Marooners' Rock
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is an amazing package at an amazing price. It will even make for a great holiday gift. While many of us grew up playing the classics this title is something good for both adults who remember the classics and kids looking for a challenging game.

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Readers Gambit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2017

Assuming that you play the titles in chronological order, N. Sane Trilogy will only get better the more you go into it, and the combined playtime of trilogy confidently justifies its current price tag. It’s a reminder of why Crash was arguably the best at 3D platformers in the Nineties, and the few adjustments needed in these remakes show that the original trilogy have stood the test of time; especially Crash: Warped.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

Crash trilogy is a pleasure for eyes and our nostalgia: the Sony mascot has returned in the best way with the same gameplay as twenty years ago and the same success.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

More than twenty years after the manic marsupial first graced the PlayStation, the return of Crash Bandicoot isn't just welcome…it just feels right. A throwback to a more positive time, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a testament to timeless game design and an example of a remaster done right by two studios split across two eras.

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TrueGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

A long waited return for one of the favorite mascots in Games' history and a spot on value for money that is Crash Bandicoot.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

It's a shame what happened to Crash Although Naughty Dog moved on to bigger things, I wouldn't necessarily call all of them better. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy serves as a time capsule of sorts before the series was ran into the ground, and my only major regret is that I wish it had CTR as the cherry on top.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2017

Crash Bandicoot returns in a remake of his first three original games. It comes with tight controls, a graphical update and various small improvements to make it a worthy package

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Sirus Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2017

Overall, Crash N. Sane Trilogy delivers everything what I expected as a remastered title. It was simple and nostalgic. Even without the original developers, Activision and Vicarious Visions pulled this off by bringing back what made the series great and legendary. This may not be for everyone especially for newcomers, but this is still a hell lot of fun. I’m still hoping for a Crash Team Racing or Crash Bash remastered version though. A DLC maybe? Who knows? So far, this is the best game that was fully remastered, and I’m hoping for more.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2017

Crash Bandicoot comes back to PlayStation with a collection that reminds of the classic and funny plattforming games. With its graphics improved, the original trilogy its a must-buy for everybody that loves the genre.

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NZGamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

A nostalgic love-letter to fans of the original Crash.

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LevelUp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a must-have for nostalgic fans. Vicarious Visions' treatment of the games is impeccable as well as revitalizing but if you have never played an entry of the series, you may find this collection frustrating and even poorly designed.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
9 / 10
Jul 18, 2017

As good as it was 20 years ago!

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2017

The N. Sane Trilogy brings the golden age of 3D platforming back to the PlayStation 4. This collection maintains all that made the originals great but also making them accessible to the newest generation of gamers. This is a must have for fans of the originals and younger gamers might want to get in on the crate smashing action.

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VGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

The N. Sane Trilogy marks the return of one the most-beloved icon from the PlayStation era: Crash Bandicoot is back with a huge remake created by the guys at Vicarious Visions, that keeps the gameplay untouched while offering an "insane" upgrade in both graphics and audio.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

I didn't want the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy to break what wasn't broken. Thankfully, Vicarious Visions clearly didn't want to either, and the studio's reverence for the original maddening yet rewarding challenges that have stood the test of time is clearly on display. On one hand, that leads to the frustrating limitations of the original Crash Bandicoot persisting 20 years later. But it also results in the incredible visual and aural overhaul and the gameplay tweaks to earlier entries, like time trials and crate counters, that Naughty Dog added later in the series. Those additions make the overall package so much more cohesive while never forgetting what made, and what still makes, so much of Naughty Dog's original trilogy a blast to play.

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The PlayStation Brahs
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2017

Overall this is great package and I can recommend it to anyone whether they grew up with the bandicoot or are meeting him for the first time. I’m more optimistic about his future because of how well Vicarious Visions and Activision handled this remake and hoping we get a similar remake for Crash Team Racing and maybe even the original three Insomniac developed Spyro the Dragon games. There may be a few issues but Crash Bandicoot has never looked better. Naughty Dog’s hard work is showcased in its full modern potential and it looks and plays fantastic.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

If you don't mind the lower resolution and slightly less crisp visuals, then the Switch version is incredibly easy to recommend, especially as it gains portability. It's a cracking port of one of the best remasters around. It's odd to say, but it almost feels like this should be Crash's new home.

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IGN Middle East
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

Although the Nintendo Switch version may be have lower resolution compared to other cosnoles, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is suitable to be played while you are anywhere by carrying the switch with you anytime, anywhere. I feel satisfied with the design of the game on the switch, it offers the same experience with the original one with some good additions.

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PowerPyx
8.5 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2017

Visually, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is the most impressive remaster I have ever seen! The leap from PS1 to PS4 graphics is truly fascinating. You get three already awesome games made even better – including new bonus content – for only $39.99. That’s a really great deal you shouldn’t miss.

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The PlayStation Hub
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a true gem and is a game worth getting by today's generation. A game that has evolved along with us from the very beginning. A game that gives me hope that other old treasures will one day get the same remaster treatment.

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Cheat Code Central
4.2 / 5.0
4.2 / 5.0
Jul 3, 2017

When all is said and done, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy delivers and feels like one of the better remakes CheatCC has covered. You can tell a lot of thought and hard work went into making this compilation a solid product.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
83 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

With fantastic remaster visuals and the same old gameplay (in both a good and a bad way), Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy can be enjoyed by everyone, but mostly those who grew with the original games for the first PlayStation.

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LevelUp
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jan 1, 1970

A year after releasing on PlayStation 4, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is now on Nintendo Switch as a solid adaptation that compensates a slight graphic downgrade with portability.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
83 / 100
Jul 11, 2018

We already liked Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PS4 and the Xbox One version doesn't disappoint. Three authentic remastered jewels that delight all fans of platforms games.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
83 / 100
Jul 6, 2018

Crash Bandicoot returns with new graphics and the classic gameplay (which is sometimes unforgiving due to the camera movement). Nintendo Switch version offers lower resolution than PS4 or Xbox One, but the game still looks great and we love the possibility to play anywhere in portable mode.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is a return to a classic and is every bit worth your money and time. It retains its charm that it once had and it will entertain both old and newcomers.

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Worth Playing
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2018

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy offers three fun platforming classics that have been re-created from the ground up, and only minor adjustments have been made for the Switch.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a phenomenal collection of games with incredible updated visuals and a few cool extras.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

Whether you are running from a boulder or riding on a polar bear, these games have not lost their charm. They are a fascinating (and fun) look back at the early days of 3D platforming

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

An excellent and accurate remaster that lacks only of a couple of fix at the gameplay mechanics to truly shine.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2017

It's a real pleasure to play through three games that defined a console, and seeing Crash on PS4 is great. He's finally home, and right where he should be.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 29, 2017

While the N. Sane Trilogy is by no means the perfect and/or flawless remaster fans and interested onlookers may have wanted, there's no denying that a lot of Vicarious' microscopic and macroscopic attention to detail alike is demonstrated sufficiently well in Crash's current-gen revisit.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2017

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was clearly developed with a love and passion for those original games. The updated graphics are a beautiful sight to behold, even if you aren't using a PS4 Pro, and yet these are the same quirky platformers that we came to love and be frustrated with in the '90s. Some of the original design idiosyncrasies are still in place, but the majority of memories made with Crash are good ones, and I never want them to change. Significant replayability and an excellent entry price point make the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy a benchmark for how future classic game remakes should be handled, the originals left intact, imperfections and all.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 3, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy adamantly stays true to the original game.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 3, 2017

Tough as nails but just as tight as you remember, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is tasty trip down memory lane. The visual upgrade is nothing short of spectacular, and while the design of these iconic platformers are firmly fixed in the 90s, they're surprisingly playable today. This is a comprehensive compendium of a trilogy that set PlayStation on its way, and while not everyone will care for the old-school sensibilities, Vicarious Visions has pitched this package just right – doubters must now dine on Wumpa pie.

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JVL
16 / 20
JVL
Marko

Top Critic

16 / 20
Jul 4, 2017

If you have spent hours and hours in front of a CRT TV, grumbling, starting over and over one of the levels of the first three Crash Bandicoot to complete it 100%, you can go straight on the N.Sane Trilogy with your eyes closed. And if you've never played a Crash Bandicoot in your entire life, you can go on it too.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is the anniversary collection fans deserve. Even if it is more challenging that it was decades ago.

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2017

Crash Bandicoot is back, and there's no excuse for long time fans or newcomers not to play N.Sane Trilogy. Vicarious Visions did a great job recreating original games from scratch, and even if some things are looking old by today's standards, you'll still get plenty of fun.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2017

A solid remake that shows the highs and lows of the Crash franchise.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 6, 2017

Rage quit like it's 1996!

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Game Volt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2017

At the time of its release at the end of the last millennium, the original Crash series was an artistic masterpiece by all the meanings and that's what the version of N.sane Triolgy is proving to be and our standards today experience more than wonderful and has the potential to compete and even overcome a lot of existing games.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 10, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is an incredible deal for platforming fans. These three games are old-school (for better or worse), but those looking for a proper remaster of Crash's adventures have found their game.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 17, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a must buy collection of cult-classic games which, thanks to the efforts of Vicarious Visions, looks great. The artists did a great job adapting the style of the original at high resolution. Sadly, some outdated elements of game design has not been processed by modern standards, but even so the project manages to bring a lot of positive emotions 20 years after the original release on the first PlayStation.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 2, 2017

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a fantastic re-introduction to PlayStation's forgotten mascot.

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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2017

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sance Trilogy presents us 3 games of the original series with a much better visuals, graphics and of course, price. Although each version has it's own issues in the gameplay which are quite evident, but none can stop the players from drowning into it's endless enternainments.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2017

The N.Sane Trilogy is the epitome of what is right with the gaming industry. Seeing Activision bring back a fan-favorite game, and giving it the proper work it deserves is awesome.

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CDavis_Games
Sep 4, 2017

Remasters often make me reconsider my fondness for old games. That’s not true of the N. Sane Trilogy. Crash 1 is an okay game, Crash 2 is a good game, and Crash 3 is an excellent game. That’s as true today as it was twenty years ago.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2017

All in all, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a solid collection of games. They have their flaws, and some of the game design choices may feel too punishing for a modern audience. When you're playing them, it's easy to see why Crash maintained a solid audience despite years of neglect, and it's even easier to see why people are excited to play them again. The port is done well, and aside from a few flaws, the trilogy should be an enjoyable experience for anyone who's looking to replay the original PlayStation mascot's adventures.

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Goomba Stomp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2017

It's a shame that Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped is such a dreadful experience because the first two games in this collection are absolute gold. Vicarious Visions has succeeded in making Crash look completely contemporary, however, the level design and structure has remained unchanged. This is the best way to introduce new gamers to the orange marsupial, however, it's his existing fans that will enjoy it the most.

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M3
8 / 10
M3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 29, 2017

Fans of Crash Bandicoot haven't had the best of luck in recent years. In fact, the last good game with the iconic platform hero was the Chrash Bandicoot 3: Warped for the first Playstation. This remaster includes the first three games, and adding shiny new graphics along with several improvements. A must-buy if you loved the series back in the 90's.

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Daily Mirror
Jul 14, 2017

The series is an important part of PlayStation (and gaming) history. Activision has done a lovely job of recycling Crash's best games and letting us all enjoy them all over again.

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Optional Extra
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2017
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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2017

Vicarious Visions did a great job in preserving the original vibe of the Bandicoot saga while giving a brand new contemporary look to the games. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a great journey through the PSX age without the aging effect, and it's a solid comeback for Crash. The three platform games are still fun today, and Warped is as amazing as it was almost 20 years ago. Maybe the design of the first, iconic, chapter is a little bit old-fashioned, but overall the collection has a great value both for nostalgic players and newcomers.

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Gamers Classified
Jul 16, 2017

Like any remake or –master, your experience with the game, or lack thereof, will heavily influence your time with the N. Sane Trilogy. Fortunately, whether you’re a Relic-collecting master or a new player coming to see what all the fuss is about, there are tons of reasons to pick up the collection.

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GameSkinny
Dec 22, 2017

Seeing Crash Bandicoot make a return to form gives me hope that future Crash games are possible and will follow suit instead of taking tremendous leaps in another direction like the last few Crash games have.

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Luis Alamilla
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018
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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

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TrueAchievements
Jul 2, 2018

In an age of remasters that don't always feel earned, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is one for which fans have been rightfully clamoring. Vicarious Visions' recreations are simply stunning.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 2, 2018

The crashing challenge of the first three Crash Bandicoot instalments gets an impressively solid, as well as stunning upgrade, making the original PlayStation series feel obsolete. The collision detection could use a nice little patch, and the omission of a higher frame-rate feels almost silly, but other than that, fans of tough retro platformers are advised to try this out. NOW!

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

The PC version is unquestionably the definitive version.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

The Xbox One version of the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy is as solid as the PS4 one was a year ago, and it comes recommended for both the PS One aficionados and the ones who love their 3D action platformers.

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GamePro
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 2, 2018

The switch version of the N. Sane Trilogy is graphically the worst, but the compact level design is perfect for on the go.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jul 6, 2018

While the Nintendo Switch version of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy may not look quite as dazzling as its counterparts, there's no denying that it's bolstered by being available on a portable system.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 3, 2018

If peak performance is your #1 concern – which is fine considering how damn pretty Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy looks on PS4 and Xbox One – then maybe you should skip the Switch version.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 3, 2018

All in all, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a welcome remaster in a generation full of them. Every level is intact and while the difficulty may annoy newcomers, there's enough here to keep you busy if you're looking for a throwback to 90s gaming goodness.

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Game Revolution
Jul 3, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a loving remaster of a series of fan-favorite games. If you need a dose of 32-bit nostalgia, or if you want to see where one of gaming's iconic characters started you can't go wrong here.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

The games contained in the N. Sane Trilogy were the ammo with which the PlayStation team fired – so, for a 90's fanboy, this feels like a significant moment.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 9, 2018

While parts of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy seem like they should be consigned to the bin of 90s relics (looking at you sexy Bandicoot from the first game), there is plenty of inventive and challenging platforming to be found. The game runs like a dream on the Switch and will leave you swearing to have one more go, even as you fall to your death cheaply for the umpteenth time.

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Expansive
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 8, 2018

There’s no question that Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a very welcome sight on a platform not owned by Sony. The Switch version has exceeded my expectations in almost every conceivable way and Crash still remains one of the finest examples of platform gaming from the 32bit era. A must own.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy give you a tremendous amount of bang for your buck. The three games contained within are long, detailed and beautiful, and they feel right at home on the Nintendo Switch.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 18, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy brings back three iconic games from the first days of 3D platformers and they surely are delightful to play with an updated visual outlook. Thanks to their identical gameplay mechanics and to the amount of content, it's nearly impossible not to have fun while playing the games included in this trilogy.

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Nintendo Wire
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

If I’m being completely honest, I believe that in the trade-off of graphics for portability, portability will win almost every time, especially with the quick and simple level design that Crash has.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

I had a bit of a giddy giggle when I first washed onto the beach in stage 1 of Crash Bandicoot and properly soaked in the lush and vibrant environment

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VGProfessional
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2018

Now available on the Nintendo Switch, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is less beautiful than the original PlayStation 4 and the other new platforms, but is still an excellent experience that you can play on the go. A must for nostalgic players or platforming fans.

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New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Jul 6, 2017

While ultimately 'for the fans', Activision and Vicarious Visions successfully bring nostalgic PS One classic romping back into relevance, while including some extra bells and whistles that (save for some control slips) allow the originals a greater depth.

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Digiato
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

Vicarious Visions has put an incredible lot of passion and effort into making a truly remastered bundle, but the games themselves have awfully aged and aren't a welcoming experience to beginners as mush as they are an excuse to revisit some old memories.

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Checkpoint
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

Making the exact same game with brand new graphics is something no one did like this before. The game is a good idea to re-live the game as you remember, and it sets the debate if the gameplay should be adapted as well or not.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is a fun collection of titles filled with nostalgia value, presented in a wonderful looking HD package. It runs well and overall is a perfectly competent platformer. If you can forgive that some aspects of these games haven't aged well in the last 20 years, then this can be a pretty fun throwback experience.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jul 4, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is jam-packed with three iconic games and will undoubtedly appeal to gamers who played the original games when they were first released.

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Bazimag
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Crash has returned after 20 years to be once again a guest on you PS4's. in this game. with the creativity of its developers visuals of the game look really stunning. gameplay has its own backlashes and get tiresome after a few hours. in some levels that difficulty of the levels rise to their peak you have to try your best to beat them. and after you turn off the console you will miss Crash again and tears will run down on your cheeks.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 29, 2017

Crash Bandicoot fans can rest easy, Vicarious Visions didn't deface Naughty Dog's work. The three games look better than they ever have and play just as good as they used to. The NSane Trilogy is both fun and challenging and offers a good time to longtime fans of the original PlayStation's unofficial mascot. That said, people who didn't enjoy Crash Bandicoot games back in the 90s won't fall in love with the franchise thanks to this compilation.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jun 29, 2017

No matter what you think of the original games these are an excellent trio of remasters, that will please existing fans and help to create new ones.

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GamesRadar+
Jun 29, 2017

It's gorgeous, and a clear labour of love, but the controls might drive you, err, N.Sane

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The Game Fanatics
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2017

Vicarious Visions has honored the legacy created by Naughty Dog. They may have only repainted some of the cracks, but the foundation is still intact. Whether you're in it for nostalgia or curiosity, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy a journey worth its weight in wumpa fruit.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2017

A beautiful remaster of the three original Crash games. There's plenty of nostalgic memories to be had, though frustrations with the controls lead to frustrations.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is bittersweet. Having the unmissable marsupial back is a great throwback the 3D platformers of the late 90s, but for all of the nostalgia, the trilogy highlights some of the genre's weakest elements. A must play for original fans, and one new players should take with a pinch of salt.

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The Jimquisition
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2017

Ultimately, I can only say I had fun going back to Crash Bandicoot, even if I found myself wanting to toss my controller at certain points and that notorious sky bridge level is still one of the absolute worst pieces of interactive crap you could ever suffer.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 5, 2017

Activision has played the nostalgia card like a seasoned Vegas pro, and will no doubt enjoy seeing the sales figures of N. Sane Trilogy skyrocket as a result. Vicarious Visions deserves major props for doing a fantastic job of eliminating the "Whoa… This is way blockier than I remember it to be" factor and delivering a 'coot heavy package that manages to enhance the core experience without straying too far from the original templates. That's not to say that it isn't without its issues, though, as the regular, jarring difficulty spikes can be frustrating at times and seem at odds with the needs of its primary target audience (kids), though admittedly this is an observation coming from somebody with the age-dulled reaction times of a gamer long past their prime. It's safe to say that we haven't seen the last of Crash yet...

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

All in all, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a ruthlessly faithful recreation of some of the earliest successes in 3D platforming. Levels are slick, gorgeous to look at, and recreate the feel of the originals superbly. However, newcomers to the series may be put off by the steep difficulty spikes and little to no explanation of some of the finer mechanics. All the fun and the foibles of the original three games are here, for better or for worse, and despite some odd design choices it still manages to be a really enjoyable retread of some old classics, warts and all. This is definitely worth a look if you're a fan of 3D platformers, but just as was the case back in the '90s, Crash isn't in quite the same league as Mario when it comes to playability, inventiveness and entertainment.

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Kinglink Reviews
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2019

A solid recreation of the original games, though some of the games are modified a bit the overall experience is still very enjoyable, though far more difficult than expected.

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Fintendo
Aug 7, 2018

"Graphically upgraded platforming from the past."

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CGMagazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2017

I'm sure these games are great for anyone who grew up with them, but I honestly don't get why.

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Slant Magazine
Jul 13, 2017

The original Crash Bandicoot is better remembered for what it was and what it meant than what it is.

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Polygon
6 / 10.0
Polygon

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2017

There's a golden glow around memories that gets brighter with age, but it also tends to distract from old frustrations. If you're ready for a quick trip — and I mean quick — down memory lane, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy doesn't disappoint. Vicarious Visions' faithfulness to the series satisfies some nostalgic cravings, but once the novelty wears off, the cracks can't help but show.

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Saudi Gamer
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 30, 2017

This remake was keen to preserve the classic gameplay with presenting a beautiful artistic direction that is closer to the original. Some may have trouble in controlling the game, but as you get used to Crash's moves you'll find yourself jumping among all the stages in a fast smooth way. Until you start noticing that the stages are similar in design in all the 3 games and the sterile camera method are the two points that did not make the game age well.

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Pure Playstation
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy is great if you enjoy a challenge and have lots of patience and tenacity. But it’s not without its many flaws and annoyances. Nevertheless, this game would make a great addition to any retro gaming aficionado’s collection.

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TrustedReviews
May 26, 2017

A pleasant, but flawed, walk down gaming memory lane.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
BaziCenter
Aria Pirouz

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jul 7, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy proves that some games should remain as they once was. Vicarious Visions did everything in their power to deliver a pleasant Crash Bandicoot remaster, and while they did a pretty good job in terms of visuals, N Sane trilogy's gameplay and controls are poor and outdated.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 28, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gives three classic games a fresh coat of paint, but there's no mistaking that they're old at heart.

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PC Gamer
60 / 100
60 / 100
Jul 4, 2018

A well-made remaster with beautiful modern visuals and outdated platforming rooted firmly in the past.

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GamingTrend
55 / 100
55 / 100
Jun 29, 2018

As such, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a hard game to recommend.

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AusGamers
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

A visually impressive remake full of detail and polish for what is for the most part a painfully average platformer. From a time when the genre was moving forward and delivering better traditional efforts than this.

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