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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PSP cover
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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Digital reissue of the second part of the colour platformer, which debuted on the PS One console in 1997. The friendly Crash must once again confront the sinister Dr.

Arcade | TPP | 3D platformers | PSOne Classics

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Release Date







Originally released on the PlayStation in 1997, the game is only available in digital form as part of PSOne Classics.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is the continuation of the colorful platformer from 1996 in which we tried to thwart the plans of a crazy scientist. The game was developed by Naughty Dog studio - the same development team that worked on the first game.


Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back continues the plot started in the first part. After the final battle with Dr. Neo Cortex, the scientist ends up in a cave, where he finds a mysterious crystal of great power. The scientist decides to use the unique crystals to improve his Cortex Vortex machine, which will turn all inhabitants of the Earth into obedient slaves. To achieve this, however, he must find all 25 crystals, and his recent enemy - Crash - will be helpful in this. When the hero learns about the evil intentions of the scientist, he decides once again to thwart his plans.


In terms of mechanics, Crash Bandicoot 2 doesn't differ significantly from its predecessor. Despite the 3D graphics, we don't have full freedom of movement - we can only move on a predetermined route. We visit new, diverse locations, such as the jungle, canals, the Arctic and even space. The game is divided into 30 levels, including special bonus stages. Unlike the original, the game can be saved at any time, and each of the stages can be replayed - we can use this option to look for secrets scattered around the maps.

Technical aspects

As for the graphics, Crash Bandicoot 2 has slightly improved visuals and character animations, which has resulted in slightly more comfortable controls. However, the colorful and extremely smooth graphics of the game didn't age significantly and can be enjoyed even after many years.

Last updated on 13 May 2015

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7.2 / 10 based on 60 votes.

Age restrictions Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: Good for all ages.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back System requirements

Sony PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3

  • Uses:
  • PlayStation Network
PlayStation Portable

PlayStation Portable

  • Uses:
  • PlayStation Network
PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Vita

  • Uses:
  • PlayStation Network
Android OS

Android OS

  • Requirements:
  • Xperia Play
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