Top 10 Best Crash Bandicoot Games

The Top Ten
1 Crash Bandicoot: Warped

One of the best platformers ever made! So much different gameplays, best graphic, great soundtrack, lots of collectables, epic boss battles, great story, the best game of the entire series! If one day someone is going to do a real sequel to this game it should be a mix between this, Crash 2, Crash 1 all in free-roaming and in multiplayer also online. That's the only game that can beat this masterpiece! Enough with the Titans/Twinsanity crap, I want Crash Bandicoot 4 (a real one, not The Wrath of Cortex)!

And this is a reason why the fifth generation era is the best generation era of video games. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Super Mario 64 and Pac-Man World. Such classic games that are over 100% perfect mainly by their character designs, graphics, power-ups, creativity, backgrounds, mechanics, music, high nostalgia level, perfect levels, very nice boxarts and classic storyline.

Of the 3 Crash games I've played, (thankfully all great ones) this is definitely the best. While Crash 2 had great music and is a great platformer, expanding on the original, and while CTR was loads of fun in multiplayer, this is just the best. By far the most unique in the franchise, not one stage felt uninteresting.

Everything about this game is perfect! Starts from super easy, to super hard. That's what a true video game should be! From the best crash bosses, to the best stages! Tomb time and future frenzy were always my two favorite levels in warped.

2 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

I think another thing that I like about this game is Cortex's more serious personality compared to the other games. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for Lex Lang as Cortex, but Clancy Brown's portrayal as the main villain just comes off as chilling and dark, especially in the second and third games. His voice acting performance in the second game is a highlight for me, as he does sound aware that his worst enemy is helping him out (his evil laughter used to creep me out as a kid, especially in the cutscene after when you get all the Crystals), but he does disguise his evil personality most of the time, until he finally snaps after you beat N. Gin. And this is coming from the guy who would go on to voice Mr. Krabs...

One of the main things I like about this game is the fact that few of the characters in the game move on to become "main characters" (such as the Komodo Bros., N. Brio, and Ripper Roo), resulting in unique cutscenes and boss fights that can't be found in any other Crash game, while the most characters that do become part of the main cast (such as Coco, N.Gin and Tiny) have beautiful introductions to the series in this game. On top of that there is several simple and original level designs, intuitive controls, and a unique forked storyline that allowed you to enjoy the game to the maximum as you decide whether you want to trust Cortex or take the extra step to help Brio thwart him.

I've had this game almost my entire lift (literally), and now as a 20 year old, I still play it in my college dorm room. To this day, it is a combination of endless fun and still packs a punch in terms of being challenging. Trying to dodge and time electric fences while running from bees is still to this day one of the hardest challenges of my childhood. (Don't judge my little kid thought processes).

Single-handedly the best crash bandicoot. I'll never understand how people think warped is better than crash 2. Warped got too childish and too repetitive. Crash 1 was also a great game but cortex strikes back is the definitive crash game. It improved on the original in every way and had a great storyline and difficulty was at perfect setting. Can't wait to see what they do with remastered trilogy for all the games!

3 Crash Twinsanity

I love most of the crash games, warped being my second favorite and the original crash coming in third. I bought it when it first came out back in 96, and was hooked ever since. I lost interest in the crash series after naughty dog left the series, then in 2007 my friend gave away a lot of his original xbox games, or at least the ones he'd forgotten about, and twinsanity was one of them. I can't remember who developed this game. something to do with oxford studio I think. Either way, they did a great job on it, it captured my heart and brought back so many old memories while also staying very original. The game had interesting boss fights, and slightly frustrating parts that'll make you lose track of time just because you want to get to the next part so bad. 1000/1000

It shpuld deserve more attention. I one hand, people say it's the worst crash bandicoot game of the franchise, in another one, they say is the best or one of the best. Talking personally, this is the first PS2 Crash bandicoot game I ever played, so it is kind of nostalgic to me. The people that played considere it unfinished because it was suppose to came out whit one year of production (like all the crash games made by Naughty Dog), it has a lot of glitches, deleted scenes, characters, enemies and, maybe, a different gameplay or story ( you can see the original concepts by grabbing yellow gems in the game). Even unfinished or not, the story is funny, and a great mix whit Crash, Cortex and her daughteehh... NIECE! Nina.

THIS is a different Crash game done right, now the first 2 PS1 games where good, but by the 3rd one, it was starting to show it's age, the same thing happened with Wrath of Cortex, it didn't feel new. This game introduces new mechanics that mix up the gameplay a bit in a way that it's not a clone of old crash games, but not completely different either.

This is my personal favourite game of all time, I know its not long but you have to understand, they could not put all the stuff they wanted to put in because of realese dates and a lack of money, it would be without a doubt the best crash game if all the stuff was in it.

4 Crash Bandicoot

This is a great game I have played before and I must say that my first game, this is by far the best ever. With great gameplay and fun levels, this is my most favorite I have ever played. This game is the cause or trigger event of the Crash Bandicoot Franchise. That means that if we never had this game, we would not have Crash Bandicoot 2 or 3! That isn't the big reason that this is the best, It's the great gameplay is what really matters.

It was a hard decision but I vote for the original Crash Bandicoot. This is what started it all. Even if maybe I had more fun with Cortex Strikes Back, I just can't vote for any other game, even though the physics and save system was really annoying.

Started the series and while it may not be the best Crash game it was better than Twinsanity. I thought this crash was definitely the hardest but that was the fun of this game and the bosses were crazy much better than the later bosses!

Very hard to decide but I had to choose the original Crash Bandicoot because this game was my childhood and the amount of time I put into the game just to save it was so much fun and worth it.

5 Crash Team Racing

I think this is the best crash game of all time. The first 3 games were great but they have plenty of issues like Crash 1 being too hard, Crash 2 having a not so good final boss against Cortex and Crash 3 having too many vehichles and being too easy ( if you don't count the relics). Ctr looks more perfect in my opinion then any Crash game out there.

An absolute classic, great control; nifty boost mechanic which adds a new dimension to the game; a variety of characters and a rocking soundtrack. Oh, and it makes Mario Kart look like a bootleg game.

Amazingly tight controls, amazing graphics (for its time, ) great adventure mode, entertaining Time Trials, challenging but not frustrating, it honestly makes Mario Kart 64 look like the ripoff.

Although I love the first 3, especially the third, this one is just so fun! I've played this for hours, and 100%ed the entire thing. Great Game. A Must Play!

6 Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Extremely frustrating at certain parts, but easily a fantastic game and my favourite of the Crash Bandicoot clan! Cannot be beaten easily or perhaps ever at all! Doesn't matter if the Developers changed, the games improved into this fantastic entry of the Crash Bandicoot Saga! This one deserves to be remembered forever!

Why is this considered as bad so often? The game shows some creative ideas, ps2 generation graphics, bigger levels and a story still giving sense... I grew up on this game and after playing the first three crashes I can still say it is one of the best crash games ever. It just can't be good because "it is not on ps1", "developed by other studio", really? Give this game a chance.

I love this game. It has my favorite designs of all the characters. I grew up on this game. My parents were Crash Bandicoot ADDICTS. This game has the advantage of modern graphics. The elemental designs were phenomenal. The boss battles were interesting and easy. It's the perfect Crash game.

This is the first Crash Bandicoot game that I played in my life. It was released on the PS2, original Xbox & the Nintendo GameCube. I don't remember what hardware I was playing it on, but why care? All that I care is that this game is good. This game should be ported on to PC. That would be amazing!

7 Crash Bash

Many memories of this game. I remember when I played this game with friends and its was amazing! I played all Crash Bandicoot games, and I think that Bash is more fun. No doubt, but, this games is the best multiplayer of PS1!

The ultimate competitive game ever made by naughty dog. I have never played a better crash game like this!

The best multiplayer that has ever come out of PS1, and by FAR in the Crash Bandicoot series. Period.

According to me, this is the best of all Crash Bandicoot games.

8 Crash Tag Team Racing

On almost every crash bandicoot list I've seen, this is always #8 at the highest. Why? It's amazing. It's the only crash game that's a platform and racing game and it did a great job of it. The graphics are the best in the series, there's a bunch of costumes, exploring the theme park is really fun, the gags are hilarious and it's just so underrated!

This game is definitely one of the best Crash Bandicoot games. It's a great mix of platforming and racing. Also mixed in with minigames, all of the best Crash characters, and big surprises. Really funny, and extraordinary great gameplay. A must-play for Crash fans.

I liked because it was fun getting crystals and bring it back to the characters.

This game is my favourite racing game of all time, I just loved the Clash system!

9 Crash Nitro Kart

Why Coco Bandicoot's short temper?
I think this is due to her round face, her bulbous nose, her voice, her fully blonde hair & that she is the smallest bandicoot, & even chronically the youngest.

This Game Was An Amazing racing game, I know people who say this and ctr is the excat same thing but it is not, this has zero gravity, better graphics, way more cutscenes, a bit of humor, different consoles, multiplatform and many other things but when I have played this I have just played an game by angles, PS2, XBOX, GAMECUBE, gba.

Much better than CTR. Better graphics, better controls, better tracks, better music and a far better villain.

Did you know that the Game Boy Advance version is the only version to have Spyro the Dragon in it?

10 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

How on earth is this not higher? I mean, it's 3 of the top 4 games on this list with updated amazing graphics and many gameplay improvements (especially in crash one) all rolled up into one very cheap current gen PS4 game that is now rolling out onto all systems so everyone can enjoy! It's the definitive crash game! If I knew someone who wanted to play crash but could only afford one game then this game would be what I recommend as the definitive game of crash bandicoot.

It's recent so not expecting it to be too high, but come on, the 3 best crash bandicoot games (the originals) remastered beautifully, hidden extras like the crash dash in Crash 2 and Crash 1 is so much better.

It is supposedly three of the best Crash games (if not the best); thus yes, I concur that it ought to be higher on the list.

It's the best 3 Crash Bandicoot games rolled up into 1! Only difference is the amazing upgrade in the graphics and sounds

The Contenders
11 Crash of the Titans

This is the best game in the series according to me, just because the characters got a redesign and some things were changed doesn't mean you have to instantly hate it, at least try ACTUALLY PLAYING the game before hating on it.

Crash Of The Titans and Crash Mind over mutant were the only two games where Nina Cortex looked presentable not trash!

I personally loved this game, I don't know why so many people hate it?

Stop ruining crash bandicoot crash of the titans is badass.

12 Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

A really solid game with fast gameplay and Awesome music. You should play n-tranced if you have the chance. 7/10

No Cortex? Seems weird at first but at least N. Tropy gets the role of lead villain!

This is the first 2003 game ever created!

Release date: January 7, 2003.

P.S. I also love to give Crash an Australian accent & a permanently bulbous nose.

It's awesome for the gba

13 Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

The lack of comments on this great game confuse me. It took every great element of classic Crash and adapted it onto the GBA. The bosses are all fun and from the game Warped (I don't see why some of the boss music was switched around though), the levels have the same themes as Crash 2 & 3 and even new stuff like a jetpack level where you shoot down airplanes and zeppelins. I personally think this is a superfun adaptation and I recommend it! 8.5/10

This is okay for Crash. It has some issues, but this is a fun game that you might be occupied. 6/10

14 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

This game should be number 1! because it's remastered of best kart racing of 1999. and got better graphic, controls, gameplay, music and more. and also it has crash nitro kart's track, characters and PLAYABLE BOSSES. this game has all your favorite crash bandicoot characters. and also you can customize your kart and your character skin. you can play adventure mode with any character. you can complete grand prix challenges and unlock some new items. you can play online mode and earn wumpa coins.
this dream game of all crash bandicoot fans. and I will give it 10/10.

Hard but fun. The fan service is amazing.

15 Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

It might be quite-easily the cutest game in the entire franchise, but don't be fooled; it's also the darkest and the most (properly) challenging

Best in the game, levels are longer and beautiful new art style stimulates my senses

16 Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2
17 Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
18 Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

The mini-games are fun, and the graphics are good. However, the gameplay is mediocre. I give this game 56/100. But hey, that doesn't mean I don't want a remake of this & Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy put together into one game. They should at least make it better. Seriously, this game should have better gameplay.

Spyro Orange is a Crash Bandicoot game, too.
They both rocked.
If only Crash Nandicoot were eventually voiced by Olly Murs. He needs to talk often. We know that for sure.

Crashs worst GBA game but still pretty good. I liked the card collecting parts but minigames were mediocre. 5.5/10

19 Skylanders: Imaginators - Crash Bandicoot Edition
20 Crash Bandicoot: Mutant Island
21 Crash: Mind Over Mutant

I really though this game was where Crash started to go downhill. I really didn't like how you just kinda explored. I always ended up going In circles. This game wasn't horrible but definitely my least favorite crash game.

A major improvement of Crash of the Titans, but still nothing much. I praise it for the gameplay, but the biggest problem is the amount of backtracking 6/10

Please use Coco Bandicoot's MOM design in the later games, Sony. It was sexy.

This game is awesome. Its really hard and I love the final boss.

22 Crash Boom Bang!

Lots of people did not like this game (only for the ds) but I thought this game was fun also a new villain like in twinsanity.
This game in my opinion is fun. Also it is the 10 annevesiry of crash bandicoot.9.9/10

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