Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator review

The latest in a line of real-life simulators, Taxi Life gives you the chance to experience the hustle and bustle of urban life from behind the wheel as a minicab driver. Developed with an eye for detail and realism, it aims to capture the essence of navigating city streets while delivering passengers to their destinations. Unfortunately, there are no late night pickups from a night club included, so the experience of drunken fights and having to clean vomit from the backseat have been missed out.

Gaming Heaven

Taxi Life impresses with its attention to detail and immersive gameplay. The game’s graphics showcase the streets of Barcelona, recreating the hustle and bustle of city life. The driving mechanics in Taxi Life are intuitive and responsive, allowing players to feel the weight and handling of their taxi as they navigate through traffic and obey traffic laws. Everything from starting the engine up to looking around the interior of your cab all add to the realism. As you drive around, you will need to manage your fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance – to the developer’s credit, the game closely simulates the day-to-day life of a taxi driver as you will find on a console, and the realistic attention to detail is a real selling point.

Gaming Hell

Taxi Life may not appeal to players seeking fast-paced action or exhilarating gameplay. The simulation aspect of the game means that progress can be slow-paced, and some players may find the repetitive nature of taxi driving becomes monotonous rather quickly. Additionally, while the game’s realism is commendable, it may also be a source of frustration for some players. The strict adherence to traffic laws and the consequences of reckless driving may deter those looking for more casual or arcade-style gameplay experiences.

Final Judgement

Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator delivers a remarkably authentic and immersive driving experience. While it may not appeal to everyone due to its slow pace and stickler for realism, Taxi Life is a commendable effort for those seeking a true-to-life driving experience.