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London Cab Challenge

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London Cab Challenge
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Taxi Racer: PlayStation 2 Edition
Genre(s): Racing
Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Release: FR/DE: April 2006
EU: July 28, 2006
Developer(s): Mere Mortals
Publisher(s): Phoenix Games

London Cab Challenge is a 2006 racing video game developed by Mere Mortals and published by Phoenix Games for the PlayStation 2 only in Europe.

Gameplay

Each mission involves picking up and delivering customers to their destinations as quickly as possible while staying in the proper lane and avoiding collisions with traffic.[1]

Why It Sucks

  1. Lackluster and uninspired gameplay (you just drive a black cab and look for any possible fares).
  2. The city is poorly designed. Compare it to the London level in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, which came out four years before this game.
  3. Generic music, even from the menu.
  4. Numerous bugs and glitches. The cab will sometimes get stuck inside a light post or a tree, and textures sometimes appear corrupted as well.
  5. Horrible controls.
  6. Awful physics and the cab handles poorly. When a car collides into an object, it bounces and easily flips over. Cars can even bounce into the air and do a 360-degree roll after colliding with another car.
  7. Ugly visuals and very blurry textures. Even the PS2 version of Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions, which is heavily inferior the Xbox version in terms of graphics, looks better than this, and that also came out four years before!
  8. Terrible draw distance, with cars, suddenly showing up far too close to you for you to react to it due to the poor controls and handling of the cab.
  9. Bad sound effects from the cars.
  10. Unlike most taxi games, there are no people seen in the city, considering this game requires the driver to carry their clients.
  11. Poor collision detection.
  12. There are invisible walls that block you from taking paths that would otherwise be unobstructed and clear for you to take.

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