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 (559 reviews) - 74% of the 559 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.


  • 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

    • 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
    • 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
If you played this game on the Dreamcast and you bought this version from Steam for nostalgic reasons prepare to be sort of disappointed. This game isn't bad don't get me wrong but it lost the original content it had from the Dreamcast version. Unfortunately the look and sounds of the game have been changed. The music is totally different, most of the music on this version have songs from some unknown forgettable indie and rock bands. So no music from The Offspring or Bad Religion the licenses for those songs are not available anymore. Also most of the buildings you take the people to are not famous places in real life like KFC or even Tower Records. They all been changed probably for copyright reasons or that some of the stores don't exist anymore. Other than that the gameplay is roughly the same more or less. If you want to play this game because you never played it on the Dreamcast your fine. But for those who want to buy this game to go back to memory lane take a detour and just play the other Sega titles available for Steam like NiGHTS Into Dreams or Jet Set Radio.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
An Insane Taxi Driving Arcade Game
+ The gameplay is so much fun. You drive around pickiing up passengers and taking them to their destination as fast as possible to earn cash and to extend the clock. At the same time to earn tips you need to drive close to other vehicles, drift, and perform high flying jumps along the way.
+ The cars handling and physics are completely ridiculous but in a good way as they let you perform death defying sharp terms, ram other cars off the road, and slam into walls without worry.
+ Lots of shortcuts. With practice you will learn the best routes and inevetibly reach higher scores.
+ Various minigame challenges "Crazy Box" which will help improve your skills and are also quite fun
+ Great soundtrack
+ This game is about 17 years old, and is still an absolute joy to play. I feel like those of you like me who grew up during the 90's / early 2000's will get a good nostalgia rush playing this again.

- Learning how to Boost and Drift is quite difficult and requires some pretty precise timed button inputs. Without learning how to do these the game will feel overly challenging at times which can be a bit frustrating.
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122 of 146 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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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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97 of 136 people (71%) found this review helpful
40 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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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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47 of 62 people (76%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
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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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014

First off, there's no The Offspring/Bad Religion in this game. That alone somewhat ruins the experience for me, but there's a lot more than that for sure. Nearly all the game's sounds have been changed, and in a bad way. Many of the songs play a bit too loud in game and then a couple are too quiet. There's a near constant horn that automatically plays for some reason when you nearly hit something (I think) that is really annoying and then when you do hit something, the car makes a really loud collision noise. The voices of the people you pick up and the player are also WAY too quiet. It's nearly impossible to hear them.


This could be good with a patch, but is a problem as is. The config launcher doesn't actually work and you're stuck playing at 720p the whole time. Another issue with the video is it's very stuttery. There are moments when it smooths out, but for most of the game it looks really choppy for some reason.


The lack of analog controls absolutely kill this game. When using a controller if you move the stick slightly, it will register it as the same input as moving the stick fully in that direction. This results in not being able to drive around with any precision at all (I guess sort of the point of the game, but still).


Go download a Dreamcast or Gamecube emulator and play the game on there.
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40 of 54 people (74%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Hey hey hey it's Crazzyyyyyy Taxi!!!
A great game to pass the time, this compilation that is for sale on STEAM not own the original songs from DREAMCAST version, but the game is all there!
Run like crazy to get their passengers to their destination on time and do some crazy moves in traffic to get an extra tip.
The game itself is not very long, are actually only a few missions, but the game is fun to play in ARCADE mode or against the clock, pick up your passengers and "RUN FORREST, RUN"
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Classic Sanic
2.2 hrs
Posted: October 16
Now I can play without having to put 50 cents in each time.
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23.9 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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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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Fist Full Of Nuts
1.0 hrs
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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12.3 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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Neon | マニュエル
4.6 hrs
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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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
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