Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars PSP

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2007
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
Buy On
  1. This compilation has some graphical issues, particularly with lighter details and loads of pop-ups. However, the gameplay still works wonderfully, both with single-player and the new multiplayer games.
  2. This is just one of those games you can pick up and play on a whim for two minutes or two hours. The game can get quite addicting as you try to shave seconds off your delivery time while sneaking in an extra jump or a few more yards of crazy drift.
  3. Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars doesn't have nearly enough issues for it to be considered anything but a great value.
  4. The main factor here in deciding whether to buy Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars or not is how much of a Crazy Taxi fan you are.
  5. 75
    You're getting two solid games with brand new multiplayer content, the ability to save gameplay footage and a customizable soundtrack for $30. There are tons of games out there with larger price tags and smaller feature lists.
  6. 80
    Once you get used to the controls and master the trick moves, you'll rediscover your addiction to this arcade classic.
  7. 80
    Overall, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars has its flaws, but remains a smooth running ride, one that'll certainly satisfy fans of the series and newcomers alike.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    If you need any evidence of how awesome the power of the PSP could be, just take a look at Fare Wars, a collection of two complete DreamcastIf you need any evidence of how awesome the power of the PSP could be, just take a look at Fare Wars, a collection of two complete Dreamcast releases, all packed on one UMD with some extras just to spoil you even further.

    There is not much to say exactly about the Crazy Taxi games that haven't been said and they fit perfectly on the PSP, quick arcade session gameplay, try and make the most cash in 5 minutes, and then try again and again. Driving and cornering is as smooth as you can get and both games handle like their DC counterparts. Crazy Taxi has the best level design, but Crazy Taxi 2 adds in the boost feature that makes leaping over traffic a breeze, and making those huge jumps from freeway to freeway possible.

    It's hard to fault any Crazy Taxi game because the game play is just so good, but if your looking for representations of Tower Records, The Fila shop or KFC in the psp version, you will be looking for a long time, as those licenses expired years ago. Those iconic images are staples in the history of Crazy Taxi, but you can still have kick ass game sessions without them.

    Fare Wars is another PSP release that just keeps on giving, you might of played them before, but you cannot pass up playing them again, this time possibly in the back of a taxi yourself.
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  2. WallyB.
    Aug 19, 2007
    8
    Bout time Crazy Taxi showed up on the PSP - it's been on every other platform. Good port of the arcade/DC version.
  3. AndyG.
    Aug 16, 2007
    9
    A faithful rendition of the Arcade/Dreamcast classic. The addition of multiplayer and custom music player allows this version to really stand A faithful rendition of the Arcade/Dreamcast classic. The addition of multiplayer and custom music player allows this version to really stand out on its' own. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for arcade style racing on the PSP or anyone who is a fan of the original from back in the day. Full Review »