Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Jan 6, 2011
    The underlying game has aged brilliantly. [Issue#67, p.103]
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    In spite of dated graphics and other technical whizbangery, Crazy Taxi will remind you why you love driving games - and who started that fire. It's a game that's fun to play in short bursts that will become longer and longer the more of them you devote to it.
  3. Nov 22, 2010
    Despite its flaws, for $10 (or $8 for PS+ members), this isn't a bad deal since the core game is still a blast to play and replay thanks to its addictive nature. The loss in licensing doesn't hurt as much as one might think, and despite over a decade passing since the game's initial release, its gameplay has stood the test of time.
  4. Nov 23, 2010
    The game play is simple if not addictive and will provide hours upon hours of game play fun, even if each game will last you anywhere from 5 to 10 min a piece.
  5. Jan 2, 2011
    Crazy Taxi isn't just a nostalgic trip, but also a wondrous stress reliever and an all-around entertaining game.
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    In conclusion, Crazy Taxi may not hold the attention of most gamers but for those wishing to walk down memory lane, it's definitely a great investment to play this classic game.
  7. Nov 28, 2010
    Crazy Taxi has a great design and lots of challenges, but Sega should have put some extra work into the driving physics.
  8. Nov 19, 2010
    At the low price of $10, I have no qualms about recommending it. Bumps and all, it's still a hell of a fun ride.
  9. 65
    For nostalgic fans who can hang in there--or first-time players--earning "crazzzzy money" still has its mome4nts. [Feb 2011, p.81]
  10. Dec 21, 2010
    Crazy Taxi could last you a while, but most of the game's longevity will come from maximizing your scores, trying to climb the leaderboards, and trying to collect all of the achievements for each of the three game modes.
  11. Nov 24, 2010
    The trouble is, after half an hour you'd be wondering why you got so excited in the first place, switching shuffle back on swiftly.
  12. Nov 23, 2010
    The game may not have aged well in some areas, but given its fair price, newcomers looking for a fun and unique arcade experience should check out this port of Crazy Taxi.
  13. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Jan 30, 2011
    A piss-poor port. [Feb 2011, p.121]
  14. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 30, 2011
    A re-release that's only just worth the fare. [Feb 2011, p.103]
  15. SpazioGames
    Jan 9, 2011
    It's Crazy Taxi as you already know it: if you've already played it, there's no reason at all to spend more money for the same deal.
  16. Dec 20, 2010
    Crazy Taxi keeps all the good things that made it so fun ten years ago. It is a good arcade driving game, but Sega has missed the chance to offer improvements, new features or just a little enhancement to foster it.
  17. Nov 29, 2010
    The controls and graphics have not aged well, but underneath it all, it is still fun to earn some crazy money.
  18. Nov 29, 2010
    But the goal of a port whose appeal is laden in nostalgia is to bring that nostalgia on board, and unfortunately it's very apparent what is missing in this game.
  19. Nov 19, 2010
    The essence of Crazy Taxi is still here and, at its core, this is still an enjoyable game. It just isn't going to satisfy anyone who cared at all for SEGA's final gaming console.
  20. Nov 17, 2010
    Gameplay is pure repetition; fun in short bursts but little lasting attraction.
  21. 59
    If anything, Crazy Taxi is a nice history lesson in gaming and shows a new generation where a mechanic that has been used in several games the past few years originated from. It's furious fun in small doses, but only leaderboard nuts will still be playing it after a few weeks.
  22. Dec 17, 2010
    Nostalgia alone is all there is to drive this lackluster game port, and it's not enough.
  23. Jan 1, 2011
    Crazy Taxi is a nice bit of fun but can't really hold up as a straight port after all these years.
  24. Games Master UK
    Feb 18, 2011
    This just can't compete. [Feb 2011, p.91]
  25. Dec 1, 2010
    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.
  26. Jan 5, 2011
    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.
  27. Nov 29, 2010
    This isn't how nostalgia is supposed to feel.
  28. Nov 29, 2010
    Reviving Dreamcast games for the HD generation should involve a little more effort than putting out a slapdash port of the original.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Dec 23, 2010
    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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  2. Dec 23, 2010
    When I first encountered Crazy Taxi, I thought it was really funny seeing all the pedestrians scream and the traffic making a mess around theWhen I first encountered Crazy Taxi, I thought it was really funny seeing all the pedestrians scream and the traffic making a mess around the town. Now, it has been many years since it was made, and unfortunately, there isn't much content to be shown here. The worst thing is, it's too shallow, and there's no multiplayer either. All there is in Crazy Taxi is four characters, each with their own different shaped taxi, and two worlds: Original and Arcade (Well, I prefer the Arcade version). You get to play for 3, 5 or 10 minutes, or you can play for your arcade rules (Which you can customise in the settings panel) Another thing is the score you get, which comes with a leaderboard and a licence too. Other than that, that's really about it. The Trial version gives you three minutes to play and one world. Combine it with the full game, and it isn't too much of a real offer despite the fact it's only 800 points. Full Review »
  3. Dec 3, 2010
    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 »