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.
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Mostly Positive (557 reviews) - 73% of the 557 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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DontTestMe
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
I used to absolutely love seeing this game at the bowling alley or arcade. And the fact that I have it on my computer to play it any time I want?? I love this game. Such a great game, sadly was hit hard by the fall of Sega.
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animegamer420
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 21
i love crazy taxi but the sega HD dreamcast games are broken. the steering sensitivity is jacked up to the max, pressing left or right whips you across the screen too fast.
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∔~ΗεΙΙ's βεΙΙs~∔
11.8 hrs
Posted: September 6
For everyone giving a thumbs down because of the soundtrack, there is a mod that allows you to replace it with the old Offspring/Bad Religion version.
Crazy Taxi is one of the most addicting games ever. I got this game in the Dreamcast bundle and was hooked. It's extremely challenging but fun in a sense that you want to try again when you fail. Definitely a classic.
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Beedog1221
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 2
Same gameplay but it's missing the things we loved crazy taxi for. The opening offspring song is a big one but the locations have different names.
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King ღ 👌
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 1
IT'S ♥♥♥♥ING CRAZY TAXI
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EveryonePooS
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 17
Just as awesome as you rememeber! Frantic quick plays!
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tZuKE
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 13
There can be only one... And here it is, may I present: THE BEST VIDEO GAME OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. Buy it, play it, feel it!

"HEY HEY HEY!! It's time to make some CRAAAAZY money!!"
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Wreale Goode
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 1
NOTHING CHANGES 'CAUSE IT'S ALL THE SAME
EXCEPT THE BRANDS AND SOUNDTRACK OF THIS GAME
SEGA'LL PROBABLY RE-RELEASE IT AGAIN
WAY DOWN THE LINE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
"CLASS D LICENSE! I can't believe it! Is that your best? I don't think so."
The sentence all the beginners will hear so often.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I love this game but i hate playing it with a keyboard, you can use a controller but i recomend getting it for a console (if you can) but otherwise super fun game.
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118 of 142 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
-NOTE: As of September 15th, 2014, this review has been updated. Addendum at the bottom.-

This game is everything a bad PC port could ever hope to be. A quick break-down:

+Increased draw distance from other versions. Very nice!
+No HD textures, but improved filtering on PC helps a lot.
+Runs well, no more slowdown as is present in console versions

-No analog support. Acceleration and steering are either on or off, even with an analog stick.
-The digital steering isn't very good, either. Crazy drift is practically broken on a keyboard.
-The configuration menu only saves half of the specified settings
-Need to make registry modifications to get controller/resolution settings to work
-Doesn't work in full screen mode, regardless
-There are only 4 supported resolutions, topping out at 720p
-Severe audio mixing problems -- SFX volumes are all over the place.
-Original soundtrack was replaced with some REALLY UNFITTING music.
-Different voice actors! Somehow even less enthused than the originals.
-Sound clips for all voice actors and announcer are EXTREMELY low quality
-Audio clips are now spammed like crazy. Expect to hear "Taxi!" until your ears bleed.
-UI elements are very blatantly untouched. Extremely grainy/low-res, even at 720p.
-All identifiable buildings, such as KFC, Pizza Hut, and Tower records, have been removed.

So, in a game that's positively regarded for well-done arcade-style gameplay and control, a fantastic soundtrack, and a slick visual style, this port managed to achieve...well, almost one of them. The UI looks very bad, but the actual game behind it holds up fairly decently. Also, a quick search for 'Crazy Taxi PC Soundtrack Mod' will give you a way to restore the original soundtrack. The terrible audio mixing will still hamper your ability to enjoy it, though.

This really isn't worth your time for anything more than a dollar or two. Pick up a dreamcast emulator and play it that way. It's a pain to configure, but at least you'll get analog steering. How SEGA thought it would be okay to release a game that revolves around weaving a taxi in and out of traffic at top speeds without any fine degree of control is beyond me.

September 14th 2014 Update:
I've left the original text in place to keep track of any improvements this game receives in the future. I'm actually quite pleased it was updated at all, and a few of the initial problems were fixed! Namely, the following:

+The game now has an FXAA option! Not exactly the best AA, but hey.
+No longer need to tweak registry settings to adjust options!
+The game's configuration menu was completely replaced, and supports 1080p+ resolutions, including nonstandard ones. It now works on my 1200p monitor, and fullscreen at that!
+Sound clips were normalized to all be at a reasonable volume level!
+The interface has been updated, and will reflect keyboard bindings!
+Keyboard controls have been reworked a bit, and are now just about playable!

Combined with the fact that you can mod the original soundtrack into the game, the biggest complaints are that the analog steering/acceleration still suck (still digital input), and the crazy drift is still far too touchy with keyboard controls to actually complete any of the challenges easily. There are still minor quibbles like UI resolution, announcer/driver sound quality, the lack of branding, and so on and so forth, but none of them are nearly as game-breaking was what has been fixed.

If this game continues to be updated, pretty soon that thumbs down will turn to a thumbs up. As it stands, the game doesn't control well enough to justify purchasing it. Here's to hoping for one more patch!
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121 of 164 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Anyone looking for a bit of nostalgia will be pretty dissapointed.

I am not really a fan of The Offspring / Bad Religion, but their soundtrack perfectly suited this game and has sadly been removed. Not only that, but many of the real world destinations (Pizza hut & KFC) have been replaced with generic stores.

TIme to dust off the old dreamcast.
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112 of 152 people (74%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
There is no JA-JA-JA-JA in this version :c
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61 of 78 people (78%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
"Like Skyrim with taxis" 10/10 -IGN.

"Is that GTA V ?" 11/10 -Random kid walking into my room.

So, let's begin to be serious. This game is criticized by a lots of players because this is the XBox Live Arcade Version. It can be considered as Crazy Taxi 1.1. The differences that players seems to disapprove is the soundtrack that is a complete new one and the fact that the Kentuchy Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut trademarks were switched to Fried Chicken Shack and Pizza Parlor.

So, here start the personal opinion, I really enjoyed that game. You're constantly having fun without raging every five seconds. The new songs list is good, the controls still really good (a way to show your arcade skills) and the new patch Sega released for all Sega Dreamcast Collection games gives you the possibility to use your own buttons and add a FXAA to your graphism. The new achievements are very easy, you can do them in a single evening if you understand the engine (If you don't you can decrease the time difficulty.) Plus, the four characters are still really cool. My personal best is Gus (ಠ‿ಠ).

TL;DR : You like great american cars like a Cadiallac Eldorado 1959 or a 1949 Mercury ? You wish to ride it with arcade controls ? There you go, buddy. It's Crazy Taxi! Anyway, you like having fun and you disregard online-raging, you should try this one to take a break.

→ 80/100
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
+ Both the "Arcade" and "Original" cities from the console ports are included, as well as Crazy Box
+ Easily runs at 60FPS no problem
+ Full controller support
+ All the cheat codes still work (including the bike cheat)

- The soundtrack was replaced with some generic music, and some of the real-world locations like KFC and the Levi's store were changed to generic store names. I realize this was probably due to licensing issues, but still a bit of a disappointment.
- The game runs up to 1080p, but the 2D elements (eg menus and the in-game hud) look extremely un-optimized and pixelated. If you've ever played an N64 or PS1 game on an emulator at high resolution, it looks sort of like that.
- Graphic options are pretty nonexistent, but they include some basic options like anti-aliasing and vsync.
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44 of 54 people (81%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
Installed this again just because I have a playlist on Steam Music which is just an hour long loop of All I Want by the Offspring.

I regret nothing.
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42 of 52 people (81%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Has all the depth of Fallout 4's quest system and for only $8.

What a steal!
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
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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