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8.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 3883 ratings
  1. 10 (842)
  2. 9 (1846)
  3. 8 (899)
  4. 7 (203)
  5. 6 (42)
  6. 5 (20)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (17)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:8.6

    Crash Bandicoot two: Cortex strikes back is an awosome top-notch platform game. Even though I am a fan of the first Crash Bandicoot, compared to this game its terrible. Let me just say that everything about this game has... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

  • Rating:8

    Crash Strikes Back

    After a solid, if generic first game; Naughty Dog not only succeeded in fine-tuning the Crash formula and learning from their mistakes; but also in establishing a sense of identity Crash 1 sorely lacked. There's so much ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Still a highly recommended 3D Platformer for your PS1 collection

    Crash Bandicoot 2 was one of my earliest games when I first got my PS1 when I was a lot younger. Unlike the first Crash Bandicoot game which I've still got on my Xperia phone, it is nice to play some Crash Bandicoot now ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    A fantastic, old-school platformer.

    I've only briefly played the original game, so I can't comment on that one compared to this one, but I can tell you that Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is a fantastically fun '90s platformer. The story opens w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    An excellent 3D platformer.

    This is my favorite Crash game with Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. This has to be one of the best sequels in the gaming industry. The original Crash Bandicoot was a great, great game, but Crash 2, does all things little bit ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Crash Band i coot 2: Cortex strikes Back is a good sequel to it's classic predecessor.

    Intro: One year later; after the events of the first game, Crash is now living with his sister; after being apparently dumped by his sweetheart for Pinstripe. Dr. Cortex needs help from Crash to get gems to save the wor... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    3D Platforming goodness

    Having recently picked up another Playstation, I thought it only fair to go back through and play one of my favorite games when I was little. Its title... Crash Bandicoot 2. Playing this game more than ten years after it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A great and vast improvement over the original game

    In 1996, Naughty Dog released one of the most influential games on the Sony Playstation. This game took many players by storm, matching even Nintendo's mascot: Mario. Now Naughty Dog is ready to take the Crash Bandicoot ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Crash Bandicoot is back & this time he will help Dr. Cortex to gather cristals.

    Crash Bandicoot 2 is an improvement over the original,this time it feels like an original game,it doesn't feel anymore like a rip-off.The Gameplay is a little bit more relaxing, just a bit.The Game is Hard unlike the fir... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Improves on Crash Bandicoot but downgrades difficulty and playing time

    Another game of my childhood, Crash 2 plays very similarly to Crash one with a few improvements such as ability to slide and crawl/crouch as well as having warp rooms where you can choose between 5 portals in a room and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Crash, are you there Crash?

    Last Edited - 4/03/2011 Crash Bandicoot 2 is a much more refined sequel over it's predecsor and an overal all-round great production. A fantastic game and an amazing sequel to the very first original Crash Bandiccot g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful