Crazy Taxi

Altered cabs race in an open-world format in this gonzo game

7.1

2222 Votes

  • Category Racing games
  • Program license Full Version
  • Size 27.55 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by SEGA

Experience a Taxi Ride Like Never Before

Crazy Taxi takes gamers on a wild adventure as they try to complete missions and control they wayward vehicle. The game was originally released more than a decade ago and proved to be a big hit with gamers of all ages. Has Crazy Taxi managed to withstand the tests of time? Read on to find out.

The game takes place in an open world city that is surprisingly detailed and dramatic. Players take on the role of a fearless taxi driver who is willing to do whatever it takes to get their passengers to their destinations in record time. Each level represents a driving shift and players must rack up as much cash as possible before the shift ends. Cash is given in the form of taxi fares, so the more passengers you take on in a shift, the more cash you will make.

As the timer ticks down towards the end of the shift, the pressure starts to build and players are tempted to take more and more crazy shortcuts and break driving rules to get to the destination on time. Every time you deliver a passenger in one piece timer will be added to your clock, allowing you to attempt to squeeze in one last trip before the end of your shift.

The game is based on a popular arcade game and delivers the fast pace and excitement of the original. Although the game may seem a bit basic at first glance, there are lots of twists and challenges provided to keep things interesting. Using Crazy Dash will allow you to accelerate to almost warp speed, while Crazy Drifts makes it possible to turn on a dime and get out of sticky situations. The controls are quite easy to master and making various different types of manoeuvres during the game and breaking the rules can be a lot of fun.

Crazy Taxi comes complete with a great soundtrack that is sure to put gamers in the mood for the destruction that comes with the game. Lovers of rock will be able to bop along to tunes from Bad Religion, The Offspring and many more popular bands as their car careens across the screen and they do their best not to crash.

In addition to the main game mode, players are given a number of exciting mini games to try out. These games take on a wide range of weird and wacky themes including the very engaging taxi bowling mini game that puts a whole new spin on the regular game of bowling, often with hilarious consequences.

Although there are two cities for drivers to explore during the game, both of these cities look and feel rather similar to each other. The buildings and businesses tend to be rather generic and there are no franchises that you would find in an actual city. Buildings and other obstacles often seem to pop up from nowhere, which can stop players literally in their tracks and suddenly put an end to the great run they were enjoying.

Time has not really been kind to Crazy Taxi. A lot of advancements have been made in gaming over the last decade, which makes this game feel a bit old and basic. However, the game still offers plenty of crazy fun that younger gamers and those who have a love for all things retro are sure to enjoy.

Pros

  • Cut and colourful graphics
  • Varied and fun game play
  • Easy to use controls
  • Lots of challenges to complete

Cons

  • The game is a bit dated
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