Crazy Taxi Xbox 360

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18

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  1. 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 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 portsCrazy 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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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. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Jan 30, 2011
    60
    A piss-poor port. [Feb 2011, p.121]
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 30, 2011
    60
    A re-release that's only just worth the fare. [Feb 2011, p.103]