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

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
Buy On
  1. It's only a few steps up from the first Crazy Taxi.
  2. Game Informer
    Everyone should have a Crazy Taxi in their collection, and this is the one I recommend most. [August 2002, p.85]
  3. The controls are also spot-on perfect, as one should expect from a Crazy Taxi game. If you are looking for a game that guarantees a good time, then check this game out as soon as possible.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    CT3 brings all the best aspects of the first two games together and packages them with a third city that's simply loads of fun to play. [August 2002, p.132]
  5. GameNow
    The city in the Glitter Oasis level quickly morphs into barren roads and cliffs, making an initially fun level barren, bleak, and boring. [August 2002, p.48]
  6. 82
    Yes, the game engine may be creaking with stomach-churning slowdown on the all-new course, but the fun sense of freedom and all-new whacked-out characters still draw me in. If you've never Taxied, buy this on sight.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    Aside from the strangely bland textures, the most glaring problems are some awkward technical hiccups like objects popping in, slowdown in busy areas, and polygon clipping... unacceptable on the Xbox. [Sept 2002, p.91]
  8. Despite the lack of multiplayer and user soundtracks (two glaring oversights), the game is highly enjoyable to newcomers as well as veterans to the series.
  9. 80
    The graphics look crisp, but the slowdown on parts of Glitter Oasis is a major disappointment.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The gameplay is addictive the sound is upbeat and the graphics are fun and goofy.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 65
    It's strange how a game can have new mini-games and even a big new level and still feel old.
  20. The game remains single-player only.
  21. Xbox Nation Magazine
    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]
  22. AceGamez
    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.
  23. This Sega classic just needs to change its routine. [XGamer]
  24. While the graphics are different from previous Taxi incarnations, the goal of this romp is the same.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 60
    Consider this version a mildly tweaked Crazy Taxi with a new city.
  29. Those looking only to buy this title for the Glitter Oasis course will find the game little more than standard fare.
  30. 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.
  31. Entertainment Weekly
    The new-car smell has faded and the series just doesn't move us like it used to. [6 Sept 2002, p.89]
  32. 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.
  33. After driving around the three cities, picking up fare after fare and learning your best routes and so on, there's really very little the game can offer you that "Grand Theft Auto 3" and "Vice City" doesn't do far better with its throwaway Taxi missions.

Awards & Rankings

#98 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#47 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    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
    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.
    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