Crash Bandicoot 4 official artwork without logo

If you're looking to lose yourself in a good ol' fashioned action-platformer, I'm pleased to say I bring good news. A mere two weeks after the release of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Switch versions, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has now also been unleashed onto PC!

You can get a pretty good idea of what Crash Bandicoot 4 brings to the table, as well as what this new and improved version even looks like, through the recently posted trailer below. Have a peek:

After playing it for a few hours now I can confidently say that it's indeed a proper Crash Bandicoot game. So if you're in the mood for jumping on boxes and spinning into enemies, all spiced up with a bunch of new mechanics and ideas, then Crash Bandicoot 4 is well worth looking into. But if you were never a fan of the series to begin with, I'm afraid this one won't really do much to change your mind as it's mostly made for fans of the series.

That said, there is one rather major downside to Crash Bandicoot 4 - you need an Internet connection in order to play. This sort of requirement might make some sense if Crash Bandicoot 4 was a multiplayer focused game and needed online servers to ensure fairness, but both of the multiplayer modes are incredibly simple and local-only, so that's clearly not the case. Instead it's likely this is some sort of anti-piracy measure that, as is tradition, hurts paying players more than it actually stops piracy.

Still, as annoying as that is, I don't consider it to be a dealbreaker given that I almost exclusively play games at home and don't really carry my PC around while traveling. Your experience will obviously wary, however, so just keep the always-online requirement in mind if you're looking to grab yourself a copy.

To learn more about Crash Bandicoot 4, as well as hopefully catch the announcement of the always-online requirement being removed, you should head on over to the official website. Enjoy!