• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2007
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
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  1. 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 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.
  2. MichaelS.
    Aug 8, 2007
    2
    Very Buggy Port of Crazy Taxi 1 & 2 for dreamcast, the worst version yet.
  3. JonM
    Aug 9, 2007
    6
    Low frame rate ruins what could have been a perfect port. Such a shame!
  4. PeterY.
    Aug 9, 2007
    5
    A poor port of a classic game. There are some constant framerate issues. Also, as with other racing games on the PSP, because of the widescreen format, it's kinda hard to see far ahead. What makes it even worse is that this is an extremely fast paced game and there are occasional pop ups. Throw in some framerate issues, jaggy graphics and you can have some serious problems. But A poor port of a classic game. There are some constant framerate issues. Also, as with other racing games on the PSP, because of the widescreen format, it's kinda hard to see far ahead. What makes it even worse is that this is an extremely fast paced game and there are occasional pop ups. Throw in some framerate issues, jaggy graphics and you can have some serious problems. But I'm such a huge Crazy Taxi fan I can't give this game lower than a 5, I still enjoy this game and custom soundtracks is a plus. If you've never played this game before find a different version. If you're a diehard CT fan, it's worth a try. Expand
  5. MattS.
    Aug 14, 2007
    7
    I wonder if these people commenting have even played the game. I played it in the arcade, on the DreamCast, and now on the PSP. The game controls fine, plays fine, looks fine, and works pretty much as you remember. I certainly haven't noticed any framerate issues. This is Crazy Taxi, and that's why it gets a 7... because CT has always been a fun but limited game.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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
    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 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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  8. Jul 2, 2018
    7
    It's a rough port with a relatively low framerate compared to the original games on DC, all the branding is gone, the music is changed, there's some weirdness with some of the graphics here and there, etc... but it's still Crazy Taxi and plays okay. And that's the important part.
    Zoom around the city, pick up customers, make mad money. Try to get a Crazy ranking by getting more than $20k
    It's a rough port with a relatively low framerate compared to the original games on DC, all the branding is gone, the music is changed, there's some weirdness with some of the graphics here and there, etc... but it's still Crazy Taxi and plays okay. And that's the important part.
    Zoom around the city, pick up customers, make mad money. Try to get a Crazy ranking by getting more than $20k (which I still can't do, even if I do consistently hit $10k). That sort of thing.

    Starting out is pretty tricky, but once you can a handle on drifting (while turning, shift to reverse, then shift back to drive), doing the Crazy Dash (either from a standstill or while moving, shift to reverse, shift to drive, wait the briefest moment, then accelerate), and stopping properly (don't drift into walls, you'll stick to 'em), you'll be getting high scores like nothing. The physics are a bit jank in Crazy Taxi, but you get used to it.

    The handling feels unchanged from the various other releases on other machines, all the modes and features are still present like the wonderful Crazy Box, and if all you had was a PSP or Vita (or you wanted to try out Crazy Taxi 2, a game that would otherwise be a Dreamcast exclusive), this is what you want.

    Speaking of CT2, I do wish it was a better game. It's a decent expansion on the original, it adds some cool features, and the Crazy Pyramid is amazing fun... but the maps leave much to be desired. They're a bit rough, like the console exclusive map in CT1, if not quite as messy with navigation. It's solid, if not amazing like the original arcade game and arcade map. Also, the handling feels a bit weird compared to CT1.

    The game has custom music support... but as far as I can tell, it doesn't find files located in folders. Still, if you drop the original soundtrack onto your PSP, you can forget the (largely mediocre) tunes they replaced it with.
    There are also some other little bonus extras that you can unlock and toggle. I leave 'em off, though.
    There's even multiplayer, but I've never been able to try it out.

    Ultimately though, here in 2018, I'd actually recommend the Android version of Crazy Taxi over this for an on-the-go experience, assuming you had a controller to play that version with, since it has the original soundtrack and runs at a higher framerate and resolution, although you don't get CT2 in that package.
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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
  1. If you've played Crazy Taxi and its sequels, then you've played this new version. It controls well, looks fine, sounds good...but it's Crazy Taxi, a game that is better off remembered instead of regurgitated.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.