Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a Crash Bandicoot platformer. It's the sixth Crash Bandicoot game, the fourth chronologically, and it was the first game to feature Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox. On December 4, 2007, the game was released onto the Xbox Live Marketplace as a downloadable game on the Xbox Originals Service.
In the game's story, the evil mask Uka Uka is enraged with Doctor Neo Cortex and his cronies for failing in the name of villainy. Focusing on defeating Crash Bandicoot, the talk of Cortex's secret superweapon comes up and the doctor reveals that he has created a strong warrior of unbelievable power. Requiring a power source, Uka Uka recommends the Elementals - a group of malevolent masks bent on causing global chaos. The kindhearted Aku Aku quickly finds out and confronts Uka Uka. Luckily each Elemental can be placed back into their hibernation state with a total of five ancient crystals, so it's up to Crash and Coco Bandicoot to find them from different spots around the world with the use of Coco's VR Hub System whilst overcoming Cortex's superweapon.