Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator – Official FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Should I play with a controller, a wheel, or a keyboard and a mouse?

As for most driving games, we recommend to play with either a controller or a compatible steering wheel for optimum comfort. However, the game can also be played with a keyboard and a mouse.

Where can I find information on which controllers or driving wheels are compatible?

You can see a list of compatible driving wheels below:

  • Steering Wheel
    • Logitech G29
    • Logitech G920
    • Logitech G923
    • Thrustmaster T150
    • Thrustmaster TX
    • Thrustmaster TMX
  • Accessory
    • Logitech 3 pedal sets
    • Logitech G Force Shifter
    • Thrustmaster 2 pedal sets
    • Thrustmaster T3PA/T3PA PRO pedal set

Is Taxi Life compatible with Steam Deck?

Yes, but some text might be harder to read.

Is there a physical version of the game available?

Yes, on all the platforms. Check with your local retailer if they are distributing it.

Can I skip the tutorial?

Yes, you can. But we don’t recommend it!

Is Taxi Life multiplayer?

No, Taxi Life was designed as a solo game.

How long does the game last?

It depends on your game style but generally, it takes around 30 hours to unlock all cars, monuments and skills. However, there is no actual ending and you can play indefinitely.

How do I change the player’s view?

You can change the camera by pressing D-pad up on the gampad or C on the keyboard.

Will there be additional content?

Two DLCs are currently available: the VIP Vintage Convertible Car and the Supporter Pack. We will let players know if any new DLCs is planned in the future.

Gameplay

Can I customize my character?

When creating a new career, you can choose your main character appearance among 4 choices. Once you’ve chosen a character, you can’t change it afterwards.

Is there any impact if I’m mean to my passengers? Nice?

Depending on you being nice or rude, you get higher or lower tips at the end of the ride. Your behaviour also impacts the XP you get and the patience level of the client, which stops the ride when reaching 0.

Do customer ratings have an impact?

Customer ratings have an impact on your tip, but not on future courses.

What happens if I don’t drop off the client on time?

The mission is failed and you don’t get money or XP. However, you’re not fined for this.

Do I have to have a customer all the time, or can I just drive around town/explore?

You can drive around Barcelona as long as you like without a customer, so feel free to explore all the landing marks!

How can I change my driving style? What driving modes are available?

Four driving modes are available: arcade, semi-arcade, simulation and simulation+clutch.

  • Arcade mode: no gears changes and brake is changed to revers gear whenever needed
  • Semi-arcade / semi-simulation: player has to use gears changes button in scope R-N-D, independently of the type of gear box in the car
  • Simulation: the player has to use the gearbox as it works in the car
  • Simulation + clutch mode: similar to simulation, but the player has to use clutch

Can I play even if I don’t know how to drive in real life? Can I drive even if I don’t have a European driving license?

No need for a driving licence to play Taxi Life! At the start, you’re introduced to the game through a driving school where all the main controls and car maneuvers are explained. As for the main rules, here are the ones you should keep in mind:

  • Keep your speed equal or below each area’s speeding limit (50km/h most of the time, 30km/h, 70km/h or 90km/h when indicated by a pannel)
  • Signal right or left before turning right or left
  • Stop before red lights
  • Don’t drive against the flow
  • Don’t drive on the pavement

How do I gain experience in the game?

By driving according to the road rules, finding collectables and taking clients.

Where do I find the challenges?

They are spread out across the map in different places. Look for the trophy icons!

Cars

Where can I buy and customize cars?

You can buy, sell and customize cars in the garage. You can also change their parts and perform their maintenance (refuel, fix and clean).

Are there real car brands?

All the car brands in Taxi Life are fictional.

If the car is too damaged, what should I do?

Repair it by driving to a garage or by using the emergency section of the radial menu and selecting to tow to the garage.

What is the price of gasoline in Taxi Life? Are there any fluctuations?

The price is randomized every day.

City

Is the entire city of Barcelona reproduced in the game?

A large part of Barcelona has been reproduced in 1:1 scale, but not the whole city. Also note that you will recognize the streets, buildings layout, monuments, landmarks… but that not all small buildings have been exactly reproduced – for example, you may not find your local shops or restaurants. Some details have also been altered for gameplay purpose, such as gas station locations, and all the street art you see in the game is fictional.

What happens if I do not respect the law?

If you disobey the law and you’re caught by a road radar or a spotted by a patrolling police car, you’ll immediately receive a fine. The only exception to this rule is during challenges in which clients ask you to drive as fast as possible, in which case you won’t receive a fine for the duration of the mission.

What are the speed limits in the game?

Like in a majority of cities, the speed limit is usually 50 kmph, but you will also find places where the limitation becomes either 30 kmph, 70 kmph, or 90 kmph.

Can we run over pedestrians?

You can but you won’t see the result – once you touch a pedestrian with your car, a black screen appears and you get seriously fined.

Is it normal for cars and pedestrians not to always respect the law?

Just like in real life, other cars and pedestrians might disobey the law from time to time. Watch out if a pedestrian crosses outside crosswalks!

Can we perform drifts?

You can but it’s not easy, and definitely not recommended if a police car is around!

Management

Where can I manage my business?

You have to get into a garage and go to the management panel. Once you buy your first car, you’ll be able to recruit employees and assign them a car, a shift and a location. There is no limit to the number of employees you can hire.

Does assigning my employee to a neighborhood have an impact? What about assigning them to a specific car?

Yes, assigning an employee to a neighborhood has an impact: different neighborhood have different prices in different hours. Some drivers also have perks and/or drawbacks which change their price depending on the car they drive.

How can I get my employees to have fewer accidents, keep their cars clean, and work harder?

Drivers with specific perks behave and perform better, and drawbacks work opposite. After a few hours or playing, the driver will learn and both their perk and drawback will evolve.

Support

How do I change my key bindings?

You can change your key bindinds in System settings > Controls.

If I’m stuck, what should I do? What if I run out of money?

If you get stuck on the road, you can use the radial menu to go to the emergency section and restore the car to the road. You cannot get bankrupt in the game: if you have less than 0 money, you will not be able to buy new cars and parts, but you will be able to refuel, repair and drive your car.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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