Crash Team Rumble is a multiplayer take on the popular Bandicoot formula from Toys for Bob, and the results seem like a mixed bag.


While critics state that the core game is fun and strategic, the lack of a single-player campaign and multiplayer modes means the game has a short shelf value. However, whether or not the game will receive further updates and game modes remains to be seen, but as of now, the game seems fun for a few rounds of play with your friends, but not much else beyond that.


Crash Team Rumble Review Roundup

Here are some reviews and first-look articles for Crash Team Rumble from around the web. At the time of publishing this article, the score for this game was 72 at Opencritic and 71 on Metacritic.

GameInformer

Crash Team Rumble could be viewed as the natural progression of difficulty in the Crash Bandicoot franchise. It takes an entirely different type of preparation and offers a different reward, though. Crash Team Rumble’s take on multiplayer platforming madness is unique, with enough depth to keep you on your toes after hours of gameplay. Those searching for a fresh take on the long-running series should give it a try. 

GameInformer rating: 8/10

Destructoid

It’s a bold move to go with a premium package on top of a season pass model with a smaller release like this, but that’s what we have at the moment. It’s hard to predict how Crash Team Rumble ends up in six months, but I hope it’s still around, and the team is able to just facilitate what is working without corporate meddling. Whether or not enough people feel like spending $30 minimum to stick around and find out is up in the air.

Destructoid rating: 7.5/10

Shacknews

There are enough nods to the series to make fans happy, but there’s enough of a solid core design to appeal to everyone. Add in cross-platform play and private lobbies, and this is a well-put-together effort from the team at Toys for Bob.

Shacknews rating: 8/10


PlayStation Lifestyle

Regardless of its question-mark-filled future, Crash Team Rumble is an uncomplicated, yet entertaining multiplayer experience. Crash and the other characters all control well and the core systems are solid, meaning there’s enough here even if you’re not a bandicoot-obsessed fan that knows the difference between Aku Aku and Uka Uka. The appeal doesn’t go far beyond that, though.

PlayStation Lifestyle rating: 7/10

Hardcore Gamer

The dream of marrying the classic Crash Bandicoot formula with a competitive multiplayer experience is a good one. It’s actually quite fun, as Crash Team Rumble proves. The unique blend of characters, powers, mechanics and maps can lead to wacky matches that prove the foundation for an incredible multiplayer experience is there. The problem is that Toys for Bob needed to fill that foundation to create an experience whose fun can last more than a handful of matches.

Hardcore Gamer rating: 3/5

COGconnected

Crash Team Rumble is a surprisingly great multiplayer. The simple premise is compelling and fosters a more-ish cycle. Each of the characters is well-designed and gives gameplay options that allow you to strategize during bouts. The lack of single-player content, multiplayer modes, and the inclusion of a battle pass is disappointing, however, the core gameplay is a ton of fun and is definitely worth a spin. 

COGconnected rating: 74/100

The Gamer

If you love Crash Bandicoot and you’ve been waiting years for what once was Wumpa League, there’s probably just enough there to convince you that this is a good game. But it’s not. It’s a bad game. They shouldn’t have made Crash Bandicoot into this thing, and deep down all of us know it.

The Gamer rating: 2/5
Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.

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