Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller Xbox

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2002
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
Buy On
  1. 65
    It's strange how a game can have new mini-games and even a big new level and still feel old.
  2. If you're not a huge fan or a newcomer to the series, you may find that Crazy Taxi 3 doesn't have much more to keep you coming back.
  3. At first it felt as if I were playing the same old thing as before... Then I once again realized how much fun Crazy Taxi can be.
  4. Unfortunately, it's getting old and this Xbox version offers little new. It goes for broke, but ends up breaking the formula with some graphical slowdown that seriously detracts from the craziness.
  5. 60
    Fans of the series expecting innovation will be disappointed, but newbies will now be able to see what Dreamcast owners have been secretly enjoying for years.
  6. AceGamez
    60
    And, if like the majority of the gaming community, you jumped on the Crazy Taxi bandwagon a few years back, then you've already seen pretty much everything the game has to offer.
  7. 60
    With such a disappointing new city course, Crazy Taxi 3 is a tough one to recommend if you're tired of the franchise already.
  8. That's not to say it's not enjoyable or that it's a bad game – it is very easy to pick up and play for enjoyment in short spurts – it's just average. If you want the definitive Crazy Taxi game, this is it.
  9. It doesn't include as many next-generation enhancements as we would like to have seen, but at the end of the day the original game was ahead of its time when it launched on Dreamcast.
  10. Its pillars are weakening, especially without the kind of graphical imagery that could have put a temporary balm on its aging structures, and which by the same token could have renewed the Crazy Taxi interest of many veterans, while sparking up that of a slew of new fans.
  11. This Sega classic just needs to change its routine. [XGamer]
  12. 70
    If you loved the first two Crazy Taxi's then you will likely enjoy the new one, though feel the new city is a bit boring and go back to the original two. Overall it is fun package worth checking out.
  13. The game remains single-player only.
  14. Those looking only to buy this title for the Glitter Oasis course will find the game little more than standard fare.
  15. If you've rolled down these streets before, be advised that there's virtually nothing new under the desert sun, and that one new area does not a satisfying sequel make.
  16. The gameplay is addictive the sound is upbeat and the graphics are fun and goofy.
  17. While the graphics are different from previous Taxi incarnations, the goal of this romp is the same.
  18. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    The problem with High Roller is that, despite the addition of the new course, the game plays almost identically to the original. [Fall 2002, p.116]
  19. Making it more difficult is the fact that it felt to me like the Xbox timing was just different enough from the Dreamcast's to make it annoying.
  20. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    The new-car smell has faded and the series just doesn't move us like it used to. [6 Sept 2002, p.89]
  21. Everything from the visuals to the controls and soundtrack were all taken straight from the original games, as the only rewarding thing is the mini-games. Even the new city based on Las Vegas fails to bring it up from the grave.
  22. It seems little effort was made to make full use of what the Xbox is good at. In fact, you'll notice jaggies, lots of clipping, mild pop-up in some locations and a lot of slowdown in the Glitter Oasis level.
  23. 60
    Consider this version a mildly tweaked Crazy Taxi with a new city.

Awards & Rankings

#98 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#28 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    10
    We watch again the Crazy Taxi saga, a fantastic and original games, and this sequel is amazing, have funny moments, is great that SEGA decideWe watch again the Crazy Taxi saga, a fantastic and original games, and this sequel is amazing, have funny moments, is great that SEGA decide that this game returns. Full Review »
  2. Dec 30, 2010
    10
    Crazy Taxi 3 is the one of the famous car games.It has a different game scenario rather then other video games.In this game you will be a taxiCrazy Taxi 3 is the one of the famous car games.It has a different game scenario rather then other video games.In this game you will be a taxi driver and try to earn money.
    8
    But earning money in Crazy Taxi 3 game not always easy.Because there will be difficulties when you are a taxi driver.At first you will feel the traffic is the biggest problem on the game.But it isnt.Because there are gangs at the streets waiting to rob you, or some passengers are very angry and they are ready to fight you.And as a taxi driver you must be kind and polite to all of the customers.You will try to deliver customer fastly so they dont get angry.

    At Crazy Taxi 3 game you need to deliver passengers at before the right time.So you need a fast car.While you are earning money from Taxi, you can upgrade your taxi so it will help you a lot much.You can upgrade your cars body or brakes even its engine and gear.After upgrading your car it would be more faster and secure.

    You can try to use game cheats but we dont recommend it.Because cheats make the game easier but not more funny.Crazy Taxi 3 game has a practice mode so you can learn how to play the game by live tips.Follow the rules at the practice screen to play the game as a master.

    Crazy Taxi 3 game has quality graphics but also dont neccessary so much system requirements.That means you can easily setup and play the game at an avarage computer.You need 256 mb Ram and 1 Gb free hard disc space to play the game.If you have a video card you can play the game with more quality graphics.

    If you wonder about this computer game you can play the demo on your pc before buy it.In the demo version you can play up to 30 minutes.After 30 minutes you have to buy the game to continue playing.You can easily find the game at only game stores.Crazy Taxi 3 is a beautiful game, if you want to play the demo you can download it from here : http://www.indiroyunu.com/taxi-indir/crazy-taxi-3.html
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  3. Hibye
    May 15, 2004
    10
    Good.....