Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Games Master UK
    Feb 18, 2011
    42
    This just can't compete. [Feb 2011, p.91]
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    42
    There's no way anyone should spend any kind of money, or even waste bandwidth to download the demo, for this absolute load of disappointment.
  3. Jan 5, 2011
    40
    Crazy Taxi is not just a port that doesn't hold up well in the high definition era; it's a sloppy port that's missing the awesome soundtrack of the original game.
  4. Nov 29, 2010
    30
    This isn't how nostalgia is supposed to feel.
  5. Nov 29, 2010
    25
    Reviving Dreamcast games for the HD generation should involve a little more effort than putting out a slapdash port of the original.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Dec 3, 2010
    8
    This game is still a lot of fun, even after 10 years. If you have played Crazy Taxi before, then you know it's worth the $10. If not, justThis game is still a lot of fun, even after 10 years. If you have played Crazy Taxi before, then you know it's worth the $10. If not, just imagine doing some GTA-type "drive to the checkpoint" missions in a cartoon-ish city, and old-school arcade driving physics. (You basically can't turn without drifting). I can't say that I've even found a handful of driving games on XBLA worth buying. Crazy Taxi may not be perfect, and obviously isn't as deep as most disc-based driving games, BUT if it weren't for Hydro Thunder, this would be the best driving game under $20 available on XBLA in my opinion. Also, some people may prefer this game over Hydro Thunder, whether you prefer closed-in racetracks (on water) or an open city. If you ask me, a second place finish isn't too bad in this case. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2013
    7
    this game is basically the same as the original, which is okay because I enjoyed the original brings the insane ideas and gameplay of thethis game is basically the same as the original, which is okay because I enjoyed the original brings the insane ideas and gameplay of the original to the consoles, also adds new challenge missions Full Review »
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    4
    Crazy Taxi on the XBLA delivers the same frantic gameplay that fans have experienced through the game's various incarnations, and for 800Crazy Taxi on the XBLA delivers the same frantic gameplay that fans have experienced through the game's various incarnations, and for 800 points, it isn't a bad deal. The controls and physics are certainly dated, but they still work with the overall feel of the game, capturing that arcade experience. The gameplay really is everything some one who has played the original or any of the ports would expect, and in that respect, is rock solid

    The one aspect of this incarnation game that might turn away fans is the lack of the original soundtrack (as heard in the arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions). The original soundtrack, featuring Bad Religion and The Offspring, was a significant contributor to the tone and overall game experience to many, and the generic punk imitation bands that now fill the soundtrack not only fail to live up to the originals, but detract greatly from the game because of their low quality. I hate to sound like a music snob, but the music is nigh unbearable.

    The Verdict: If you've got a hankering for some of that classic Crazy Taxi gameplay and you don't have access to any of the other versions, you could do a lot worse than spending 800 MS Points, however, if you want to be singing along with Greg Graffin or Dexter Holland while pulling off those crazy throughs and crazy drifts, look elsewhere, because you will be sorely disappointed with this version.
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