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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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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PapaBrain
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I miss the Bad Religion and The Offspring soundtrack, :(

Otherwise, still the same whacky arcade game. It's awesome if you have a projector; flying down the faux-San Fran streets gives you vertigo.
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ReturnedVideotapes
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Ah Crazy Taxi. A game I have fond chilhood memories of on my PS2... Now that this game is on Steam you would think this would be the definitve version! But you'd be wrong...kind of. Because this game is lacking the amazing soundtrack with songs by The Offspring (YA YA YA YA YA) and Bad Religion. Luckily you can easily mod in the old soundtrack if you wish. Another issue is the lack of analog steering in the game which also can be fixed with a simple mod. And finally the last complaint by people is the lack of a Pizza Hut, KFC, and Levi's in this verison which I find rather funny considering most people complain about product placement in games and movies most of the time. So in the end the steam is the definitve version of Crazy Taxi...if you find the right mods. It supports up to 1080p and also has V-Sync and Ansiotropic Filtering.

Game: 5/5

Port: 3/5
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alfredbulbasaur
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I still don't know where I'm going half the time, I still can't do half the Crazy Box challenges or get decent ranks, it's not quite the same without the original music and the replacements for KFC, Pizza Hut & co are rubbish BUT it's still as fun as I remember it being. So that's good.
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deaxes
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Does not have the orginal soundtrack!
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umidorii
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
HEY HEY EVERYONE ARE YA READY HERE, WE, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Garrad
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
SEGA'S Crazy Taxi was last revived five years ago, for its 30th anniversary, but any occasion to return it to the big screen is fine. There is, perhaps, little or nothing left to say, other than this is one of the fiercest depictions of insomnia in the Steam library.

Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle is a Vietnam vet apparently unable to sleep, who drives his yellow cab endlessly through the infernal darkness of New York by night, haunted and obsessed by the squalor, possessed of an ambiguous need to cleanse, to redeem or to destroy.

Bernard Herrmann's score is unforgettable and so is Paul Schrader's screenplay. I like to think that Travis's famous line about a real rain coming to wash all the scum off the streets was inspired by Gerald Kersh's 1938 novel Night and the City, the basis of the 1950 London noir by Jules Dassin, in which "the heavy rain shot down at an angle, as if it meant once and for all to wash away all the vermin that swam over the feverish face of this dreary and interminable city."

One of my favourite moments is one of the game's quietest: after Travis's tense payphone conversation with Cybill Shepherd, Scorsese's camera moves enigmatically away from him and just gazes down the blank hallway, as if tactfully averting its glance. A game that stays in the bloodstream.
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Dr. Thrax
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Crazy Taxi é um clássico lançado em 1999 para Dreamcast.

É um jogo arcade fácil de entender o objetivo do jogo, tens de ser um grande maluco conduzir um táxi e levar os passageiros aos seus destinos, o mais rápido possível, fazendo com que o passageiro fique feliz e dê recompensas.

Tem vários modos de jogo: Arcade, Original e Crazy Box.

Crazy Box, uma série de provas para afinar suas habilidades ao volante e aprenderes alguns truques novos.

Bem para quem jogou o original vai gostar de matar saudades, agora para novos jogadores talvez seja dificil gostar do jogo.

Clássico da SEGA.

Hey, hey, hey it’s time to make some carrrrazzzyy money are ya ready? Here we go!

Good
★★★☆☆
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stock
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
is this supposed to symbolise my dad running away from me and picking up ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s
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Muthaus
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Way too crazy for me.
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Guilhathorn
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
Crazy Taxi, the game that was 15 years away of being called Taxi Simulator. I'm glad it wasn't.

The first time I played this was in an arcade, although most of the time I spent there was just watching the gameplay footage since I was very bad at it and my parents wouldn't give me coins to spend in a game that wouldn't last longer than 2 minutes or so.
A few years later I got the Windows version of the game since it was included in Nestlé cereals, just like Starsky and Hutch, Ford Racing 2, etc.
It was a bit different but I had a great time with it, spent dozens of hours playing it.

When I got the steam version I tried it out and noticed that the songs were not the same (the Windows version I played had Pivit, Too Rude and Total Chaos songs instead of Offspring and Bad Religion, those are the ones that were familiar to me) and the framerate wasn't that good so I gave up on it right away.

A few days ago I thought of trying it out again and man it really felt good! Not a very good port but the frame rate issues quickly fade away with the fun of playing this. I easily got accustomed to the new songs, they're actually pretty neat.

I don't like the original level that much, since I always feel lost in it but the arcade level is a blast to drive around. Not mentioning the nerve-wracking Crazy Box levels!

If you're already a fan of Crazy Taxi and you don't mind listening to different songs, different voices, not having Pizza Hut, KFC and Levis featured and a few performance hiccups regardless of your rig, then get this game if you want to get back to Crazy Taxi. The achievements are also quite easy to get if you're an experienced crazy cab driver.

If it's your first time playing the game then HEY HEY, COME ON OVER HAVE SOME FUN WITH CRAZY TAXI!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Crazy Taxi, the game that was 15 years away of being called Taxi Simulator. I'm glad it wasn't.

The first time I played this was in an arcade, although most of the time I spent there was just watching the gameplay footage since I was very bad at it and my parents wouldn't give me coins to spend in a game that wouldn't last longer than 2 minutes or so.
A few years later I got the Windows version of the game since it was included in Nestlé cereals, just like Starsky and Hutch, Ford Racing 2, etc.
It was a bit different but I had a great time with it, spent dozens of hours playing it.

When I got the steam version I tried it out and noticed that the songs were not the same (the Windows version I played had Pivit, Too Rude and Total Chaos songs instead of Offspring and Bad Religion, those are the ones that were familiar to me) and the framerate wasn't that good so I gave up on it right away.

A few days ago I thought of trying it out again and man it really felt good! Not a very good port but the frame rate issues quickly fade away with the fun of playing this. I easily got accustomed to the new songs, they're actually pretty neat.

I don't like the original level that much, since I always feel lost in it but the arcade level is a blast to drive around. Not mentioning the nerve-wracking Crazy Box levels!

If you're already a fan of Crazy Taxi and you don't mind listening to different songs, different voices, not having Pizza Hut, KFC and Levis featured and a few performance hiccups regardless of your rig, then get this game if you want to get back to Crazy Taxi. The achievements are also quite easy to get if you're an experienced crazy cab driver.

If it's your first time playing the game then HEY HEY, COME ON OVER HAVE SOME FUN WITH CRAZY TAXI!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Crazy Taxi é um clássico lançado em 1999 para Dreamcast.

É um jogo arcade fácil de entender o objetivo do jogo, tens de ser um grande maluco conduzir um táxi e levar os passageiros aos seus destinos, o mais rápido possível, fazendo com que o passageiro fique feliz e dê recompensas.

Tem vários modos de jogo: Arcade, Original e Crazy Box.

Crazy Box, uma série de provas para afinar suas habilidades ao volante e aprenderes alguns truques novos.

Bem para quem jogou o original vai gostar de matar saudades, agora para novos jogadores talvez seja dificil gostar do jogo.

Clássico da SEGA.

Hey, hey, hey it’s time to make some carrrrazzzyy money are ya ready? Here we go!

Good
★★★☆☆
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I still don't know where I'm going half the time, I still can't do half the Crazy Box challenges or get decent ranks, it's not quite the same without the original music and the replacements for KFC, Pizza Hut & co are rubbish BUT it's still as fun as I remember it being. So that's good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
SEGA'S Crazy Taxi was last revived five years ago, for its 30th anniversary, but any occasion to return it to the big screen is fine. There is, perhaps, little or nothing left to say, other than this is one of the fiercest depictions of insomnia in the Steam library.

Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle is a Vietnam vet apparently unable to sleep, who drives his yellow cab endlessly through the infernal darkness of New York by night, haunted and obsessed by the squalor, possessed of an ambiguous need to cleanse, to redeem or to destroy.

Bernard Herrmann's score is unforgettable and so is Paul Schrader's screenplay. I like to think that Travis's famous line about a real rain coming to wash all the scum off the streets was inspired by Gerald Kersh's 1938 novel Night and the City, the basis of the 1950 London noir by Jules Dassin, in which "the heavy rain shot down at an angle, as if it meant once and for all to wash away all the vermin that swam over the feverish face of this dreary and interminable city."

One of my favourite moments is one of the game's quietest: after Travis's tense payphone conversation with Cybill Shepherd, Scorsese's camera moves enigmatically away from him and just gazes down the blank hallway, as if tactfully averting its glance. A game that stays in the bloodstream.
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113 of 134 people (84%) 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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107 of 143 people (75%) found this review helpful
37 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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115 of 157 people (73%) 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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61 of 76 people (80%) found this review helpful
29 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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38 of 42 people (90%) 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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41 of 50 people (82%) 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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