Crazy Taxi PlayStation 3


Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    The controls and graphics have not aged well, but underneath it all, it is still fun to earn some crazy money.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    Crazy Taxi keeps all the good things that made it so fun ten years ago. It is a good arcade driving game, but Sega has missed the chance to offer improvements, new features or just a little enhancement to foster it.
  3. Nov 29, 2010
    It's a little overpriced, too, pushing the game out at a bargain price would have been a much better idea so the game becomes an instant impulse purchase.
  4. Nov 29, 2010
    Reviving Dreamcast games for the HD generation should involve a little more effort than putting out a slapdash port of the original.
  5. Nov 29, 2010
    This isn't how nostalgia is supposed to feel.
  6. 70
    Despite some of the sound issues, Crazy Taxi still looks great, plays great, and is sure to get everyone from the hardcore to the casual involved.
  7. Nov 28, 2010
    Crazy Taxi has a great design and lots of challenges, but Sega should have put some extra work into the driving physics.
  8. Nov 24, 2010
    Whilst it may not be quite the looker it was back in the GD-ROM days, it still plays well enough to warrant the £7.99 asking price it sits in the PSN store at, even if eventually it becomes same-old, same-old.
  9. Nov 24, 2010
    The trouble is, after half an hour you'd be wondering why you got so excited in the first place, switching shuffle back on swiftly.
  10. Nov 23, 2010
    The game play is simple if not addictive and will provide hours upon hours of game play fun, even if each game will last you anywhere from 5 to 10 min a piece.
  11. Nov 22, 2010
    Despite its flaws, for $10 (or $8 for PS+ members), this isn't a bad deal since the core game is still a blast to play and replay thanks to its addictive nature. The loss in licensing doesn't hurt as much as one might think, and despite over a decade passing since the game's initial release, its gameplay has stood the test of time.
  12. Nov 22, 2010
    Crazy Taxi is not a bad game if you take it for what it is. It is designed to provide an entertaining experience a few minutes at a time.
  13. Nov 19, 2010
    The essence of Crazy Taxi is still here and, at its core, this is still an enjoyable game. It just isn't going to satisfy anyone who cared at all for SEGA's final gaming console.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 16, 2011
    The added HD treatment is a bit of a disappointment though. [Jan 2011, p.118]
  15. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jan 25, 2011
    Obviously, after eleven years the visuals haven't fared so well either. Back in the pre-GTA days Sega's take on San Fran was drool-worthy. Nowadays it's like driving through a bad cubist nightmare. Newer gamers who go in expecting some of the modern creature comforts – like traffic AI, lip synching or a physics system that makes a lick of sense – will be slapped in the face with a culture shock. Anyone who doesn't want their objective arrow to act like a broken ouija board won't like this game much either. [February 2011 p81]
  16. SpazioGames
    Jan 9, 2011
    It's Crazy Taxi as you already know it: if you've already played it, there's no reason at all to spend more money for the same deal.
  17. Jan 1, 2011
    Crazy Taxi is a nice bit of fun but can't really hold up as a straight port after all these years.
  18. Play UK
    Dec 29, 2010
    An excellent little racer. [Issue#200, p.103]
  19. Nov 29, 2010
    But the goal of a port whose appeal is laden in nostalgia is to bring that nostalgia on board, and unfortunately it's very apparent what is missing in this game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    I love the game since the Arcade-Version. I also played it on Dreamcast for a really long time. Also on 360 I have a lot of fun with this oldI love the game since the Arcade-Version. I also played it on Dreamcast for a really long time. Also on 360 I have a lot of fun with this old game. The Graphics aren't that good but the gameplay is. It is just an perfect arcade game :) Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2015
    Crazy Taxi is a tight, refined arcade racer where choosing the right path can be more important than driving well. The average round may onlyCrazy Taxi is a tight, refined arcade racer where choosing the right path can be more important than driving well. The average round may only last 5-10 minutes, but the routes go all over the map, so each round can feel like different maps.

    This version is close to how I remembered it from the arcade 15 years ago. The graphics are clear and sharp but maybe lack some 'shiny' quality I remember, and there's a surprising amount of pop-in, which sometimes can be slightly frustrating, but it doesn't happen close to the car. The lack of a wheel and pedals maybe take some fun out of it, but the addition of a game mode of tiny separate challenge maps was a positive surprise.

    The game has two sets of trophies: achieving all 4 ranks in standard game modes, and clearing four tiers of tiny challenge maps, but those challenges, like navigating a narrow twisting road surrounded by water, seem to require near-perfect mastery of the car, and few of them give room for even one mistake. So a 100% trophy completion is not a safe bet. Those who seek hard arcade challenges could be pleased though
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  3. May 8, 2014
    This is going to be pretty long cause I loved Crazy Taxi on the PC back in the day. It's been years so for this re-release you'd expectThis is going to be pretty long cause I loved Crazy Taxi on the PC back in the day. It's been years so for this re-release you'd expect improved graphics, maybe a split screen mode and new locations. Wrong, the gameplay and graphics are identical to the original version. Of course, it now runs at 720p and everything looks surprisingly good at full screen. I'm really pleased with the graphics except for the menus, which look like they were taken from the original versions and stretched in MS-Paint. Now there's an online leaderboard too, but it doesn't reallly make sense cause in order to get anywhere close to the top you'd probably have to set the traffic difficulty to Easiest and that would really take away from the game. Yes, now there's vibration support but you'll probably want to turn it off. It's still pretty fun if you don't take it seriously.
    The biggest problem of this port is audio. There are so many sound issues here and it's really dissappointing they haven't been fixed in a patch (which seems very unlikely at this point). First of all the sound effects (dialogues between passenger and driver for example, or engine noise) are almost inaudible at default configuration. If you try to fiddle with the sound settings to fix it, you'll end up with a result where neither the music nor the SFX are clearly audible. Another very annoying bug happens when you pick up or drop off a customer; the game spams you with horn sounds that don't even have a specific source (if you move around they don't fade out or get louder). The fact that this only happens downtown indicates that this was a deliberate decision (a very poor one). Also, whenever your taxi lands on the ground or goes off-road or touches a wall, there's this annoying sound that sounds like a gunshot, and it doesn't even vary, so you'll probably get to hear it a 1000 each session (VERY annoying). This was definitely absent in the original version that's for sure. Another audio problem is that sometimes the music fades out for several seconds to very low volume. BTW, the soundtrack has all been replaced. I don't mind that cause I didn't really like the original music, but it's hard to tell whether the new one is better cause you don't really get to hear it - depending on how you mix Music and SE levels on the Settings page, you'll probably end up hearing generic noise with some (hardly audible) dialogues in between.
    TL;DR: this is just a port of the original Crazy Taxi onto the PS3 with serious audio problems. Yet I can't honestly say I regretted my purchase, so if you really like Crazy Taxi and wanna play on the PS3 go get it. You can definitely find a better use for 10 bucks though but I'll leave that up to you.
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