14. Crazy Taxi

Year Of Release: 1999
Developer: Hitmaker, Strangelite, Sega Studios Shanghai
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PC, PSN, XBOX LIVE Arcade
Complex Says: A lot of time and thought goes into being a taxi driver. In the world of Crazi Taxi, no rules apply but picking up passengers to get them wherever they're going as quickly as possible. If you're playing within most commonly accepted rules of the road, this gets real boring real fast. The key to enjoying yourself while playing this game is putting the emphasis on the “Crazy” rather than on the “Taxi.” Speed. Run red lights. Do crazy maneuvers to get your passengers to the church on time. Take everything you've ever wanted to do on the road (but usually don't do so you can avoid jail time), and do it in this game. It's cathartic, it's addictive, and it's just plain fun. Sure, it's not as much fun as it was when it first came out, but it still has a place in our hearts. Crazy Taxi drivers everywhere, we salute you.