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Crazy Taxi Platinum (PS2)

Platform : PlayStation2
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3.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Drive a taxi and deliver fares around town for cash points
  • Game is set in an accurate, yet comic, version of San Francisco
  • Feel free to ignore traffic laws, pedestrian safety, and property damage
  • Follow your own best way with no predetermined track or traditional boundaries
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: PlayStation

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  • ASIN: B000068CEB
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 31 May 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,076 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The arcade version of Crazy Taxi was a massive hit, with its high speed driving and pounding soundtrack. Sega ported it over to the Dreamcast where it sold by the bucket load, and now it's available for the PS2. And it's superb. The aim of the game is simple: drive a ludicrously fast taxi and make oodles of cash as quickly as possible.

Taking one of four drivers, each with their own skill set, the player needs to locate and pick up potential passengers, all of whom are identified by the appearance of a coloured dollar symbol above their head. From that point on it's a race against time through crowded streets to get the passenger to their destination while picking up healthy tips for speed on the way. Tips can be increased through the execution of stupidly dangerous stunts and the cunning use of the short cuts and back alleys the game offers.

There are three major modes of play, offering the cityscape of the arcade original, a world created especially for the console versions of the game, and the oddly named Crazy Box mode, which sets a number of challenges ranging from high-speed ski-jumps to water balloon popping--an interesting if slightly unusual addition.

Graphically, Crazy Taxi is a treat. Big, bold vehicles fairly rocket around the streets of the sprawling city, which has environments ranging from shopping malls to freeways and beaches. Everything shifts along at a fairly steady 60 fps and the only gripe is the pop-up at long distance, which is irritating but doesn't ultimately doesn't affect gameplay. Sound is excellent, with some thumping skate-punk tunes provided by the Offspring and friends and comedy backchat from the cab drivers and their passengers. Prolonged play may take the edge off this hilarity, but only time will tell.

What's sadly missing is any kind of multi-player facility. Crazy Taxi is strictly single player. This isn't really an issue (especially after closing time when the living room's packed with prospective Travis Bickles all patiently waiting a turn), but the ability for a two player Vs mode would have been the icing on the cake.

This game certainly isn't a Gran Turismo or a Formula 1 2001. There's not even a hint of simulation and the real world never gets a look-in. Instead, this is pure, blissful arcade entertainment.


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By A Customer on 12 Aug. 2002
This game is fantastic, and so like the arcade game. The only problem is when you get the S licence it's end of game, and you have to go through the titles (start button gets rid). Fun is guaranteed as you tear round San Francisco jumping over cable cars, cutting up juggernauts and destroying phone boxes and cafes. A definate must.
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By A Customer on 22 Jun. 2002
I hate this game! I hate it because it made me late for work.I hate it because it made me forget about the real world. It made me want to become a taxi driver just to skim over parks, under 10 tonne lorries and through people's pic-nics just to get costumers to their destination. Crazy Taxi in my eyes is currently the most fun you'll get from your playstion 2. The graffics and stunning, the gameplay is fantastic and San Fransisco has never looked so good, they've even left in KFC!
If you've got money burning a hole in your pocket, buy Crazy Taxi and burn rubber instead.
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By A Customer on 1 Feb. 2004
I can remember when I got this game a long time ago because I can remember buying it after playing the arcade version. When I played the game I was looking for the arcade authenticity and funnily enough I got it. It has brilliant visuals brilliant sounds and the games full of hidden areas and secrets to find out. The things that might let the game down a bit is the way glitches just suddenly happen while your playing the game and everything starts to go slower. This happens a lot in the game making the game lose the real arcade feel to the game. Another let down to the game is how short the game really is. Basically you have An Arcade, Original, and crazy box extra which sets you the task of doing different skills with your car in the set time. This does add to the game play but missions start to get tedious and hard and eventually you’ll probably stick to the arcade mode anyway. Don’t get me wrong though, I think this game is brilliant to pick up every now and again but if you play it a lot when you first get it you’ll easily start to lose touch with this arcade classic. Anyone who likes arcade games, definitely pick this one up because this is as fast and addictive as it gets. This game is also best played with a steering wheel and gear stick.
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I love this game. I've loved it for years. One of my absolute favourite games of all time. If you like driving around doing taxi runs in grand theft auto, you'll love this - and you can do stunts too!
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By A Customer on 1 Feb. 2004
When I got this game I was occupied for hours as I raced around San Fransisco causing Mahem. After a month or so, I thought to my self: "I wonder if I can run people over?" so I tried it, but it didn't go to plan, they just keep jumping out of the way! I thought that that wasn't so bad, but the fact that they jump into a brick wall and go straight through it is a bit far fetched. The other thing is the fact that when you knock something over and go away, when you come back, it's all exactly where it was before. Anyway, despite that, it's not a bad game and can keep you occupied in the morning before you go to school. The places are good (KFC,Tower of records etc.) and it's overall, a good game. It is worth the money anyway!
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By A Customer on 14 Dec. 2003
This game is awesome!! not only is it addictive but the graphics are near perfect for the genre of game.
Basically the idea of the game is to drive around san franscio picking and dropping people off at genuine places like levis and KFC. Even though there is only 3 modes this is enough to keep you satisfied for a long time wether you be playing with mates or occuping your self for 1/2 an hour.
The vocies just make you laugh and you can even cycle around on a bike. (you have to push L1 and R1 together on the character selection screen 3 times). i give this game full markls it is a must and for only 15 quid. BARGAIN!!!
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Crazy Taxi is one of those games which simply look good, but the game play it's self isn't good atall. It all depends on your prefered style of playing. This game is fully arcade. Theres no real story line to crazy taxi, theres arcade mode and simulation mode were your objectives are simply to pick up customers and drive them around. Theres no car damage, nothing. Theres quite a few challenges to try, but they all get boring really quickly. When you play it once, you don't want to do it agian.
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