The first Crash Bandicoot game that wasn’t a PlayStation exclusive, The Wrath of Cortex is a fun platformer with varied gameplay modes, including flying, rolling balls, driving, swimming, submarines – and more.
Graphically, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is bold and colourful, with decent 3D modelling and animation, and also nice lighting effects.
Gameplay-wise: it’s easy to play and fairly compelling. There are some nice, surprising moments, such as the rhino stampede (or any of the chase sequences), and in some respects The Wrath of Cortex is a compendium of ideas from previous Crash Bandicoot games, but with better refinement.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex was developed by British-based Traveller’s Tales and was published on the XBox by Universal Interactive Studios in 2002.