Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Console icon PlayStation

Game icon

Developer

Naughty Dog

Released

October 31, 1997

Achievements

Author: FBernkastelKues (75)
There are 75 achievements worth 830 (1,392) points.
  • Baby Blue

    (5) (5)

    Obtain the Sapphire in Turtle Woods.

    2,800 (1,699) of 3,995 – 70.09%

    42.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    70.09% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Turtle Woods without dying.

    2,586 (1,626) of 3,995 – 64.73%

    40.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    64.73% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Shell Shocked

    (10) (13)

    Get to the end of Turtle Woods in less than 1:28.

    1,564 (1,159) of 3,995 – 39.15%

    29.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    39.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Aka to Kuro

    (10) (12)

    Obtain the Ruby in Snow Go.

    2,110 (1,352) of 3,995 – 52.82%

    33.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    52.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Snow Go without dying.

    2,300 (1,464) of 3,995 – 57.57%

    36.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    57.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Snowfalls

    (10) (14)

    Get to the end of Snow Go in less than 1:25.

    1,329 (1,033) of 3,995 – 33.27%

    25.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Catch a Wave

    (10) (12)

    Break every box in Hang Eight without dying.

    1,789 (1,235) of 3,995 – 44.78%

    30.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Hang Eight in less than 1:48.

    2,181 (1,445) of 3,995 – 54.59%

    36.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    54.59% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in The Pits without dying.

    1,921 (1,296) of 3,995 – 48.09%

    32.44% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    48.09% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Hole to Feed

    (10) (14)

    Get to the end of The Pits in less than 1:57.

    1,286 (997) of 3,995 – 32.19%

    24.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    32.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dash-A-Long

    (10) (14)

    Break every box in Crash Dash without dying.

    1,394 (999) of 3,995 – 34.89%

    25.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Crash Dash in less than 1:56.

    1,201 (951) of 3,995 – 30.06%

    23.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Jungle Boogie

    (10) (12)

    Obtain every clear gem in the Jungle Warp Room.

    1,896 (1,221) of 3,995 – 47.46%

    30.56% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    47.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Ripper Roo.

    2,993 (1,726) of 3,995 – 74.92%

    43.20% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    74.92% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain 10 extra lives from the Warp Room.

    1,950 (1,275) of 3,995 – 48.81%

    31.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    48.81% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Snowflakes

    (10) (16)

    Break every box in Snow Biz without dying.

    1,138 (835) of 3,995 – 28.49%

    20.90% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Snow Biz in less than 1:38.

    1,050 (852) of 3,995 – 26.28%

    21.33% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Surfin' USA

    (10) (16)

    Break every box in Air Crash without dying.

    1,138 (837) of 3,995 – 28.49%

    20.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Country Air

    (10) (16)

    Get to the end of Air Crash in less than 1:42.

    1,044 (850) of 3,995 – 26.13%

    21.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Bear It without dying.

    1,223 (885) of 3,995 – 30.61%

    22.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Running Bear

    (10) (15)

    Get to the end of Bear It in less than 1:26.

    1,119 (895) of 3,995 – 28.01%

    22.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Rolling Rock

    (10) (16)

    Break every box in Crash Crush without dying.

    1,117 (825) of 3,995 – 27.96%

    20.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Crash Crush in less than 2:14.

    974 (793) of 3,995 – 24.38%

    19.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.38% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Emerald in The Eel Deal.

    1,903 (1,240) of 3,995 – 47.63%

    31.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    47.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in The Eel Deal without dying.

    1,463 (1,028) of 3,995 – 36.62%

    25.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of The Eel Deal in less than 1:47.

    1,026 (832) of 3,995 – 25.68%

    20.83% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Transparent

    (10) (15)

    Obtain every clear gem in the Ice Warp Room.

    1,385 (924) of 3,995 – 34.67%

    23.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.67% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat the Komodo Brothers.

    2,289 (1,376) of 3,995 – 57.30%

    34.44% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    57.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Golden Sneer

    (10) (14)

    Obtain the Topaz in Plant Food.

    1,553 (1,040) of 3,995 – 38.87%

    26.03% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    38.87% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Plant Food without dying.

    1,345 (953) of 3,995 – 33.67%

    23.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.67% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Green River

    (10) (14)

    Get to the end of Plant Food in less than 1:50.

    1,385 (1,002) of 3,995 – 34.67%

    25.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.67% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Sewer or Later without dying.

    1,252 (885) of 3,995 – 31.34%

    22.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.34% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Sewer or Later in less than 1:06.

    843 (697) of 3,995 – 21.10%

    17.45% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.10% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Bear Down without dying.

    1,129 (812) of 3,995 – 28.26%

    20.33% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Bear Down in less than 1:31.

    869 (712) of 3,995 – 21.75%

    17.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.75% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Road to Ruin without dying.

    1,073 (780) of 3,995 – 26.86%

    19.52% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.86% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Road to Ruin in less than 1:10.

    876 (723) of 3,995 – 21.93%

    18.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Un-Bearable without dying.

    936 (697) of 3,995 – 23.43%

    17.45% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Un-Bearable in less than 2:49.

    866 (686) of 3,995 – 21.68%

    17.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain every clear gem in the Sewer Warp Room.

    1,173 (807) of 3,995 – 29.36%

    20.20% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    29.36% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Tiny Tiger.

    1,914 (1,169) of 3,995 – 47.91%

    29.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    47.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Hangin' Out without dying.

    1,024 (747) of 3,995 – 25.63%

    18.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Hangin' Out in less than 1:50.

    787 (646) of 3,995 – 19.70%

    16.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dig It Up

    (10) (18)

    Break every box in Diggin' It without dying.

    928 (672) of 3,995 – 23.23%

    16.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Diggin' It in less than 2:55.

    819 (670) of 3,995 – 20.50%

    16.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Cold As Ice

    (25) (46)

    Break every box in Cold Hard Crash without dying.

    903 (677) of 3,995 – 22.60%

    16.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Cold Hard Crash in less than 3:06.

    820 (661) of 3,995 – 20.53%

    16.55% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Ruination without dying.

    886 (663) of 3,995 – 22.18%

    16.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.18% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Ruination in less than 2:00.

    764 (636) of 3,995 – 19.12%

    15.92% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Amethyst in Bee-Having.

    1,347 (905) of 3,995 – 33.72%

    22.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.72% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Bee-Having without dying.

    952 (688) of 3,995 – 23.83%

    17.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Bee-Having in less than 2:24.

    774 (638) of 3,995 – 19.37%

    15.97% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.37% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Rocky Top

    (10) (17)

    Obtain every clear gem in the Mountain Warp Room.

    1,119 (761) of 3,995 – 28.01%

    19.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat N. Gin.

    1,612 (1,004) of 3,995 – 40.35%

    25.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat N. Gin using no more than 75 wumpa fruit.

    772 (640) of 3,995 – 19.32%

    16.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.32% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Piston It Away without dying.

    864 (641) of 3,995 – 21.63%

    16.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Piston It Away in less than 2:30.

    745 (615) of 3,995 – 18.65%

    15.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Rocket Man

    (5) (9)

    Break every box in Rock It without dying.

    980 (707) of 3,995 – 24.53%

    17.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Short Bursts

    (10) (19)

    Get to the end of Rock It in less than 1:41.

    757 (623) of 3,995 – 18.95%

    15.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Night Fight without dying.

    866 (649) of 3,995 – 21.68%

    16.25% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Night Fight in less than 2:07.

    861 (669) of 3,995 – 21.55%

    16.75% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Night Fight without using any of the fireflies.

    696 (570) of 3,995 – 17.42%

    14.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Pack Attack without dying.

    1,005 (731) of 3,995 – 25.16%

    18.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Robot Bird

    (10) (19)

    Get to the end of Pack Attack in less than 1:56.

    761 (621) of 3,995 – 19.05%

    15.54% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.05% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Space Rock

    (10) (19)

    Break every box in Spaced Out without dying.

    868 (634) of 3,995 – 21.73%

    15.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.73% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Spaced Out in less than 1:47.

    743 (608) of 3,995 – 18.60%

    15.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kosmos

    (10) (17)

    Obtain every clear gem in the Space Warp Room.

    1,076 (729) of 3,995 – 26.93%

    18.25% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perfect Enemy

    (10) (15)

    Defeat the final boss.

    1,438 (918) of 3,995 – 35.99%

    22.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Break every box in Totally Bear without dying.

    867 (641) of 3,995 – 21.70%

    16.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dark Horse

    (10) (20)

    Get to the end of Totally Bear in less than 1:19.

    709 (584) of 3,995 – 17.75%

    14.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.75% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Firefly

    (25) (47)

    Break every box in Totally Fly without dying.

    907 (665) of 3,995 – 22.70%

    16.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Totally Fly in less than 1:48.

    731 (600) of 3,995 – 18.30%

    15.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the end of Totally Fly without using any of the fireflies.

    696 (567) of 3,995 – 17.42%

    14.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Little Secret

    (10) (16)

    Obtain every clear gem in the Secret Warp Room.

    1,184 (794) of 3,995 – 29.64%

    19.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    29.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • View the secret ending.

    1,030 (717) of 3,995 – 25.78%

    17.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
Recent Players:
UserWhenActivity
bluboy2023-10-03 03:20:40Playing The Eel Deal with 9 crystals and 5 gems.
IceNose2023-10-03 03:20:10In the Warp Room with 20 crystals and 28 gems.
brokensunset2023-10-03 03:20:00Playing Spaced Out with 23 crystals and 35 gems.
Piccolo2023-10-03 03:19:51Playing Hangin' Out with 17 crystals and 27 gems.
Fernas2023-10-03 03:18:45Playing Ruination with 19 crystals and 31 gems.
Superdeivjr2023-10-03 02:45:51Playing The Eel Deal with 6 crystals and 9 gems.
DanielMugiwara2023-10-03 01:16:19Playing Snow Biz with 7 crystals and 11 gems.
LEHARKT2023-10-03 01:16:10In the Warp Room with 13 crystals and 17 gems.
SamerS6002023-10-02 21:35:01In the Warp Room with 2 crystals and 3 gems.
Damagon642023-10-02 21:22:19In the Warp Room with 8 crystals and 16 gems.

Recent comments

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Nordgern 27 Mar 2023 10:20
Finally mastered! Having to break every box without dying in all the levels ended up being very annoying and pretty exhausting to do, but overall not too bad
Titanodeath 3 Apr 2023 01:18
Mastered! Great set.
Kinsei1 5 Apr 2023 19:41
Mastered! The speedrun achievements were great fun.
camelion 18 Apr 2023 08:57
Id like to take this moment to remind everyone this game has achievements on the N.sane trilogy so official developer made achievements. With that said I think most achievements are fine apart from the gem ones requiring no deaths. If this was crash1 thatd be one thing cause thats how you get them. If this was a bonus set thatd be fair because its something outside of what the game expects from you. some of the flavor ones like darkness and getting the lives from the bear in the warp room are fine but its when you add achievements for things that seem antithetical to what the devs were going for that you lose me and the set becomes ruined.
Kinsei1 18 Apr 2023 14:36
I don't think the no death achievements are against the spirit of the game. Crash games are meant to be replayed to get better and better (hence the backtracking needed to get all the gems if you play the stages in numerical order), and while they relaxed the requirements to get 100%, the stages are still very much designed to be doable in a single run. With the exception of Cold Hard Crash and Piston it Away, I'd say deathless stages in Crash 2 are easier than Crash 1 thanks to the slide jump.
williamgeesdorf 18 Apr 2023 14:49
Well, many sets have cheevos where you have to do things that the game doesnt expect from the player, otherwise many of the sets would be just doing the game 100%. Also, this and Warped are far easier games than Crash 1, where deathless all boxes runs were a requirement to master the game originally. The only debatable thing for me is the No Flies cheevos, which are kinda overkill.
Dumelax 18 Apr 2023 16:11
Personally, I agree with camelion in the regard my fun stops when I'm required to be perfect. The achievements that require you to run through a level without a firefly can be fun because you're allowed to die. You're allowed to make mistakes. Achievements that require you to do a perfect run are never fun to me.
camelion 18 Apr 2023 20:33
i would say considering there is already something in the game that encourages a deathless playstyle, that being the skull platforms, that ALL gems being deathless is redundant to those specific ones existing. And while the games are easier i say yea they were supposed to be easier which is where the timetrials/relics come into play. A deathless run that sends you back to the beginning upon death with the achievements in 2 particular being an ok compromise since the relics werent put in til 3.

As for other sets that do this well thats a whole other thing I could go into but ill leave it at that it seems that every set ends up having deathless or damageless achievements rather than more flavorful or fun things and so when i look at a set i just know that every boss will have a damageless one which means you get hit and have to manually reset the level or boss since theres no reset button like in this game.

The gem is pretty much the equivalent to an in game achievement which is why there are unique ones like the timed ones, the special paths, and the color ones. In 3 they added relics for time trials for all stages so putting those in 2 and 1 via achievements is fine. The devs clearly didnt agree with how the achevements/gems were handled in one which is why they changed it in 2 and kept it that way.
camelion 18 Apr 2023 20:37
as for "flavor" achievements i mean things like "kill this boss a certain way" or "do something wacky in this level". something like the skill points in spyro games which i admit there arent TOO many opportunities in a game like this but its why im fine with the fire fly one is that while hard its unique... at least assuming you dont have to get it deathless havent made it that far hehe
camelion 19 Apr 2023 02:00
I have made it to the secret warproom i simply love this challenge of resetting my emulator everytime I want to try the time trial and crash1 gem for the level Totally Bear. This is the peak of videogame challenges. Optimizing my menuing as i pull up the Retroarche menu, go down to reset content, and hitting x on my playstation 4 controller. I then wait for the intro credits, skip crash's flying animation and then skip the title card as I move from NEW GAME to LOAD GAME. The game loads the loadscreen before i can then Load my savegame. I launch out of the portal in the secret warp room and hop into the level Totally Bear or as i like to call it the calm before the storm. I then get a moment of reprieve where I get to play the game and try the thing im actually here for for about 1 minute before something goes wrong cause its an autoscroller where you cant see too far ahead but it is a moment of peace. I die and the cycle continues. I am achieving. I am pushing the game and myself to its limits as i start the process all over again.
MetalSnake 19 Apr 2023 10:50
Why don't you just exit the level and start it again?
williamgeesdorf 19 Apr 2023 23:04
You can do some training using save states too. Totally Bear deathless can be tricky but its not anything impossible given that 500~ players unlocked it.
AkunoKen 19 Apr 2023 23:44
It was hell hard it took me a whole day to complete it hahahaha it down to memorization
camelion 20 Apr 2023 00:44
because if you leave the level you get sent back to warp-room-3 rather than the secret room :D
camelion 20 Apr 2023 01:51
new thing to complain about and you guessed it its the fire fly chievos. So if you get a fly and die and respawn from the beginning you're good and can keep trying. if you get a checkpoint and die you can keep trying from that checkpoint (what its not deathless??? am i on the same website anymore). BUT if you get a checkpoint and then get a fly you have to restart the entire level again LOL. it doesn't matter if you die and respawn at the checkpoint you're runs over and you have to start over.
camelion 20 Apr 2023 02:01
DISCLAIMER: the above is only half true you can respawn from checkpoints after getting a fly and the eligibility will still be there but the catch is its only SOME checkpoints. not every checkpoint is accounted for. This game uses an adaptive difficulty system where if you die more in certain areas they will change a set normal box into a checkpoint. the free masks on respawn are also a part of this system which is why you spawn with a mask randomly sometimes. I assume its these pity checkpoints that were not accounted for.
DistalSoul 28 May 2023 06:28
As mentioned above, I also like the mix of crash bandicoot 1 & 3 elements thrown into this set. It added a new dynamic to the game which was otherwise missing. Totally fly was for sure challenging. Using a YouTube video and the fact that checkpoints allow you to continue beyond death without restarting (as long as you avoid the fireflies ^) helped a lot too. It didn’t take that long to complete all in all. I’ve attempted much worse elsewhere. Still, a fun set to master.
SayMyNamePLS 18 Jun 2023 06:14
Mastered, and that was hell of a challenge. Crash 2 feels waaaay harder than 1st one, and achevements made it even harder. Well, at least now suffering has ended... Time to move to 3rd game.
MarUlberg 20 Jun 2023 20:53
Thanks for the set! Cold As Ice and The Piston Cup had me pulling my hair out. Love the relics! Tho most of them, especially the early ones, felt kinda free.
LMRogersG13 14 Jul 2023 06:30
Mastered! ... Ugggh, those relics achievements, man. ( and for the dark levels, too).