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  • Summary: Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through theYour favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered HD graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 18, 2018
    95
    Crash once again shows why it is one of the best platformers and a cult classic, now for PC, Xbox and Switch users to enjoy in it.
  2. Jun 28, 2018
    90
    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy does a great job on PC, delivering three completely remade games with a classic feel and great visuals, up to 4K and 60 frames per second.
  3. Jul 4, 2018
    90
    A faithful remake of the original trilogy, seen for the first time on PCs. Original late 90’s gameplay in a modern and aesthetically pleasing realization, with welcome additions like the timed challenges for all three titles. A remake done right and the best version of the game across all platforms.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    A well-made nostalgia-trip with all the strengths and weaknesses of the original games.
  5. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    It’s a great romp through nostalgia and an excellent example of what proper remakes should be. The PC version is king and that’s the version you should buy.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    60
    It's easy to imagine how a dyed-in-the-wool Crash fan will fall in love all over again via the N. Sane Trilogy, but if you're experiencing Crash for the first time--or the first time in a while--it might pain you to realize that Crash's original adventures aren't as inventive or surprising as they were 20 years ago.
  7. Jul 4, 2018
    60
    A well-made remaster with beautiful modern visuals and outdated platforming rooted firmly in the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 1, 2018
    10
    The game of childhood of many, finally came out on the PC. Hundred hours of game on Sonya, after on the emulator, and now in the incentive.The game of childhood of many, finally came out on the PC. Hundred hours of game on Sonya, after on the emulator, and now in the incentive. Crash Bandicoot provided me with the nearest, excellent gaming future.Updated and beautiful graphics, cool soundtrack, small corrections of the gameplay and a storm of emotions.In technical terms, everything is fine. Optimization of norms,
    although I was afraid that my old man would not pull it.But there are minor problems: at the first start the window mode in high resolution, which immediately alerted me, alt + enter fixed the situation. The overlay of the stimulus does not open. And when folding the game, the mouse refuses to work in the game. But it's more of my personal troubles.What kind of bugs,
    for a few levels passed, it was not noticed, but if I supplement the review, although I doubt, about something critical, the remake is done qualitatively and conscientiously.The only my game bought in the incentive at the full price, and not at a discount, and not a bit I do not regret.Crash Bandicoot gave a flurry of emotions, this game is beyond the age.
    10/10
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  2. Jul 17, 2018
    9
    Best Remake ever made? of course. Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy on PC is amazing game. Full Trilogy Crash Bandicoot (1996) Crash Bandicoot 2Best Remake ever made? of course. Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy on PC is amazing game. Full Trilogy Crash Bandicoot (1996) Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back (1997) and Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (1998) two new levles and more!
    Best Remake!
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  3. Jul 4, 2018
    9
    This remake of a classic game is nearly flawless from the original. I gave it a 9/10 solely because the mechanics aren't perfected yet evenThis remake of a classic game is nearly flawless from the original. I gave it a 9/10 solely because the mechanics aren't perfected yet even compared to the originals, its most noticeable when crash is on the ice and you are trying to slide and then do a quick jump right after, its not a fluid movement. It should be a somewhat quick fix and could be taken care of in a future update if those chose to do so, then I'll easily give it a 10/10. I'm really looking forward for the PC mods that will inevitably come out! Which will be the definitive factor whether this game stays around in popularity. ALSO IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS, THIS GAME NEEDS A LEVEL BUILDER, THEN IT WOULD DESERVE A 11/10 Expand
  4. Jul 1, 2018
    9
    This is perhaps one of the greatest remasters/remakes of all time. Every sound, texture and feel of the game is completely redone. And itThis is perhaps one of the greatest remasters/remakes of all time. Every sound, texture and feel of the game is completely redone. And it still has the same good feel of when I played it nearly 17 years ago. I dont know where to even begin, The game is a treasure for old school gamers and the nostalgia feeling is incredibly strong here. I legit stopped throughout the game in several spots just to admire the beautiful remade graphics and the new character models to compare them to the original. This game is a 9/10 any day, The only reason I wont give it a 10/10 is because the game has some small technical limitations such as framerate being locked below 60 and V-sync issues, But I suppose these will be fixed, But they are minor bugs and dont affect playing the game much. (you will see screen tearing).

    Pros:

    - Completely re-hauled graphics on everything
    - Beautiful re-done musical score
    - Controls feel better than the original
    - Can be upscaled to 4K and beyond
    - Runs smooth on mid range hardware (GTX 970)
    - Activision didn't screw it up
    - No lootboxes or microtransactions of any kind

    Cons:

    - Has some small graphic issues with V-sync and framerate locks
    - Motion blur looks terrible (Turn it off in the settings)
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  5. Jul 1, 2018
    9
    I never played Mario or Sonic when I was a kid. I grew up on the PC, alongside a PS1 with about 6 games and a bunch of demo disks. CrashI never played Mario or Sonic when I was a kid. I grew up on the PC, alongside a PS1 with about 6 games and a bunch of demo disks. Crash Bandicoot was one of those games, and later, Crash Bandicoot: Warped. They captivated me, and I've kept coming back to them ever since, most recently with emulators. Now we get a PC release complete with a gorgeous visual update, and that's something I never thought I'd see. It looks lovely, and mechanically feels tight to play. Considering the new devs didn't have the source code to work from and had to remake everything from scratch, it feels incredibly authentic to me. I'm not really following these complaints about Crash's hitbox being a problem. He does feel a bit different to control, and you do have to be more precise with your jumps, but it took me 20 minutes to get used to and then I was powering my way through the levels like the good old days.

    Crash 1 is the "safest" game, a fairly standard platformer even for the time, but what it lacks in originality it makes up for in charm, and the new visual overhaul just makes that shine brighter. It's also the most consistent in its design and its difficulty curve, with your surroundings changing naturally as you progress through the three islands, and each level being slightly more difficult than the last (for the most part). That natural progression is something the other two games somewhat lack. Crash 2 introduces the warp rooms that became a staple of the series, some new moves, and enemies that require more varied strategies to deal with, which keeps things fresh. Crash 3 is the most experimental and has the most varied levels, and it's my favourite for this reason. It's also the easiest by *far* though. I got to the end of Crash 1 with 29 lives, Crash 2 with 17 lives, and Crash 3 with *63* lives.

    But if you're playing Crash Bandicoot the way it's meant to be played, then getting to the end credits doesn't mean you're finished. Far from it. You've still got gems to collect, time trials to finish, and secret levels to unlock. Some of these will be so ridiculously difficult that you might throw your controller aside in frustration and vow never to play the game again... But you'll be back. Addiction has taken hold, and it won't let go until you reach that sweet 100%. It happened to 8 year old me, it's started happening to 28 year old me, and it will probably happen to you... I normally don't even care about this kind of b0llocks, but the urge to show these games I won't be beaten is much too strong. It's the kind of thing you leave installed for years and keep returning to, just to do a bit more each time.

    Overall, this is now the definitive way of playing these games as far as I'm concerned. Not only because of the better graphics (and 60fps), but because of improvements like being able to save manually in Crash 1 (and being able to use the analog sticks!), improvements to the controls in the more gimmicky levels of Crash 3 that used to annoy the hell out of me, and time trials in all three games complete with online leaderboards that make them much more interesting. Also, it's on PC. Crash Bandicoot is on PC... Be still, my beating heart... The PS1 originals preserved in their shiny cases will remain on my shelf, and I may return to them for nostalgia purposes, but I see no reason to play through them again now that this exists. This is an awesome collection that I can see myself playing for years to come.
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  6. Jul 25, 2018
    8
    Crash Bandicoot is back for a nostalgia trip for those that have experienced the first three games, but only this time, the games areCrash Bandicoot is back for a nostalgia trip for those that have experienced the first three games, but only this time, the games are remastered to fit them all into a modern computer. This is a game that I do recommend so you can at least experience the first three games in high definition whether for fun or nostalgia. Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2018
    8
    Je ne voulais pas que le Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy brise ce qui n'était pas cassé. Heureusement, Vicarious Visions ne le voulaitJe ne voulais pas que le Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy brise ce qui n'était pas cassé. Heureusement, Vicarious Visions ne le voulait clairement pas non plus, et le respect du studio pour les défis originaux exaltants mais gratifiants qui restent encore amusants est clairement exposé. D'une part, cela mène aux limitations frustrantes du Crash Bandicoot original qui persiste 20 ans plus tard. Mais il en résulte également une révision visuelle et auditive incroyable et le gameplay modifie les entrées précédentes, comme les contre-la-montre et les compteurs de caisse, que Naughty Dog a ajouté plus tard dans la série. Ces ajouts rendent l'ensemble plus cohérent tout en n'oubliant jamais ce qui a été fait, et ce qui fait encore, tellement de choses à faire dans la trilogie originale de Naughty Dog. Un vrai régal ! Expand

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