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How Long Does It Take To Beat Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time?

In what may be one of the most appropriately titled sequels of all time, Crash Bandicoot finally returns to consoles in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. The game launches Oct. 2, 2020, and excitement for the title is already reaching a fever pitch. It's About Time follows Crash and friends once again working to stop the combined forces of Neo Cortex and Doctor N. Tropy. Crash Bandicoot 4 features the return of the fast-paced gameplay that fans expect from the series, along with plenty of new abilities and crazy power-ups. 


Since It's About Time marks the first new installment in the Crash Bandicoot franchise in more than a decade, fans are expecting a gaming experience that makes up for all of that lost time. With all the new gameplay modes and playable characters, you'd be right to wonder how long it will take to complete Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Luckily, that info has recently been revealed through early reviews of the game.

Bonus content helps to lengthen the Crash Bandicoot 4 experience

Fans may be happy to know that Crash Bandicoot 4 doesn't veer away too wildly from the game length established by previous entries in the franchise. According to Destructoid's Chris Carter, "It's about as long as other Crash games: 3-5 hours for most people for the critical path, possibly up to 10-20+ if you 100% it." This is still a little bit shorter than some fans were expecting. However, Carter insists that this length makes the game feel even more "like a true sequel."


GameSpew's Kim Snaith disputed this runtime a bit, saying that the main game will take players around 6-8 hours to complete. However, Snaith agrees that the bonus content and the higher difficulty of some spots will add a good bit of time to the game. As you play through the game, you'll unlock bonus levels and alternate playing modes that will keep the experience fresh and give you plenty of new challenges to master. According to Snaith, the bonus content should lengthen the game to roughly 20 hours, even if you never touch the multiplayer modes.