Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (424 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011
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Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.

Features

  • Two Game Modes – Arcade Mode and Original Mode for a variety of gameplay, and 16 Mini Games to hone your taxi driving skills.
  • Extra large hills for extra long hang time
  • Parked transporters with conveniently angled ramps
  • Tall cliffs and parking garages with steep drops
  • Painfully slow buses and cable cars to frustrate and annoy
  • Occasional deep sea exploration opportunities!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series, ATI Radeon™ X1600 Video Card with 256MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 240MB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2GB RAM or more
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or higher, ATI Radeon™ X1900 Video Card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
This game is not half as bad as people make it out to be. The smooth graphics and framerate really make this game shine. If you play on a computer that has less then the required specs, don't go for it. Game does seem to have a mind of its own going faster then the car can drive at times. Its probably the VSYNC I have disabled. Don't like the fact that it's missing it's licensed sound track that made it famous in the arcade (The Offspring) Original PC release had it's soundtrack replaced too. Licensed properties such as Foot Locker, KFC, Tower Records have all been replaced by generic names. Makes the game less notable. I would get it if it's part of a sale.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
This game doesn't have analog control implemented so playing with a controller (I use XBox360 controller) is like playing with a keyboard. If you have played it on a real Dreamcast (I did), this game will make you cry because of this and, probably, you will uninstall it after a few minutes because it is nearly unplayable.

If you want to play it properly, this Steam version is the last one you should try. Even playing it in an emulator is a better option because they support analog input and have much more rumble effects.

This is the second port of a Dreamcast game that I have bought and played on Steam (the other one is Jet Set Radio) and both of them are broken (in Jet Set Radio you can't load savegames if you don't modify the ".exe" file with a Hex Editor and rumble is not implemented). I wish there was a report button to report games in order to Steam to remove them from the shop because people is paying for broken and unfinished games.

It's a shame that Sega releases this low quality ports and that Steam allows them to be sold in their shop.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
No analog control. Worse than the previous PC port.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I loved this game on Dreamcast and still have it somewhere.
But please DON'T buy this game on pc: it is unplayable.
Since the controls are digital only (no analog, even with a 360 pad), steering is horrible. The smallest change of direction becomes a challenging slalom to even stay on the road.
One word: UNPLAYABLE ...
I'm sure I remember that this wasn't the case on Dreamcast. I'm sure it was analog back then. In anycase, it was fun in the days and now isn't anymore.

Also note that the soundtrack isn't the same. It's not so bad, but far from as good as the old one.

If you liked the old Crazy Taxi, don't ruin your sweet memories with this version.
If you are curious to try it, go grab it on Dreamcast.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Crazy Tax is a 100% Arcade Racing game.

The goals is to pick up so many customers if possible and bring them to a location.
It's basic fun and sometime very frustrating.
You have 3 types of customers .... easy, medium as hard.
And every kind of customer has his own bonus (extra time).

Controls are very weird and it needs to get used to.
Its a old and reto game from the Sega Dreamcast era.
Only there is no depth in this game and I get quickly bored.
Play many rounds and geting better is the way to play this game.

It's a good game, funny characters, good music.
I give it a 6/10 score.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
The fact that they removed the original sountrack and the brand name destinations takes away some of the charm of the original dreamcast release. Even so, I'm still enjoying replaying this game. Still prefer this stripped version over playing it with an emulator.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
when u go 10 times the speed limit and hit everything and everyone
passenger: wow ur really good driver :)))))))

when u try to drive like a decent human bean
passenger: omg ur so slow, kill urself

10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is one of the best games i've ever played. Replay value out the vazoo. If I could marry this game and have a child with it... I'd ♥♥♥♥ing do it ASAP. I mean it... I want to ♥♥♥♥ this game right in its boy♥♥♥♥♥! MMMMMM! OOOOOOOH! yes

TL;DR
It's quite K
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Hi, my taxi is as invincible as a ♥♥♥♥ing Panzer tank and it ferries people at outrageous prices. Do come onboard, just shout 'TAXI' at the top of your lungs, and I will attend to you shortly. Thank you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
7.8 out of 10 - IGN "Too many taxis"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
its just cray cray.. alll these cars flipping in the air ,making crazy noised and people yelling at you. its like a potato on dat good mc nuggets. you know them songs that you just keep on listening to over and over, its like one of those but with tabasco sauce on top dem mc nuggets but only 2 drops. when you force that yummy peice of yummyness into your mouth it is cray cray. like a potato? yes like a starwars action figure?

also i really enjoy rapping like dat good rap from the mid west. you know that yummy chinese resturant by your house. also the engine is amazing its like cryengine but on steroids, not just regular steroids, its like them steroids they use in space ships.

16.6834218 / 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Despite the lack of analog steering and branding on the buildings and the original soundtrack it's a good arcade game that manages to soothe the nostalgia from the Dreamcast arcade racer. By the way, you can mod the soundtrack into the original one, check the guides!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Not original soundtracks and destinations (removed Levi's, KFC, Pizza Hut etc).
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
A lady told me to take her to a KFC. I took her underwater instead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
I have only recently had this game for about a week on PC. So I don't have anything to say on the actual previous version before this latest update.

I own this on XBLA, and have on Dreamcast as well. Obviously there were some major changes to the game for the modern HD re-release. The glaringly obvious ones would be the original Offspring soundtrack is now replaced with some generic music as well as the original voice actors have been replaced and the quality of the audio for them is low, and the KFC, Tower Records, Pizza Hut and Levis brands are no longer a part of the game.

Fortunately you can mod in the original soundtrack and voice actors with higher quality files from the original PC port.

If you would like to grab those before you buy this, then please do so here.

Original Dreamcast Soundtrack
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=313173183

Original Dreamcast Voices
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=218024555

If you use these simply mods, it goes a long way to replicating the feel of the original Arcade/Dreamcast version of the game.

In closing, I give the game a 9 out of 10, simply because you have to mod the game to make it like it should actually be. If it had all the brands I would give it a 10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
What happened to The Offspring soundtrack? This definitely sounds different from the Dreamcast version you may remember so well from the soundtrack to "We gon' have some fun." Also, if you're using the 360 controller it's VERY sensitive. I haven't worked out if there's a way to tone that down yet or not.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Doesn't have the original music :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
It is fun to do everything that a taxi driver does, but with more road rage. The game modes make it worth it and the events provide a little extra to the game for entertainment.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Nostalgia seekers beware. This is a dreadful port.

The controls are horendous for a start not to mention the original soundtrack missing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
I'm going to preface this review with an admission that I have never played Crazy Taxi before, so things like missing soundtracks don't bother me.

But this game is still really bad and difficult to recommend anybody spend money on.

Now don't get me wrong, I truly love driving games; I play the hell out of arcadey kart racing games, arcadey car-battle games, simulation racing games and even simulation delivery games. If you get to drive in it, I'll give it a shot.

But you know what all of those games released after, oh, 1997 have in common? Analog steering. It was kind of a big deal, way back when, to be able to tell your little car on screen to only turn *slightly* left or *slightly* right; it revolutionized track design, allowing for much more gradual turns in circuits, and for games to just be more nuanced and fun.

And for some reason Sega decided in their Arcade -> Dreamcast -> Steam port chain to break that long-standing tradition, to remove all analog steering and replace it with good old-fashioned digital! Just like it used to be back on the Genesis!

Thing is, in the previous two versions of this game, analog steering WAS a thing, and the maps, challenges, difficulty... everything, really, was designed around the understanding that the player would have the ability to carefully steer their Crazy Taxi.

Without that ability the entire game is simply... broken.
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