The Simpsons: Road Rage

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2003
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
Buy On
  1. 75
    But it's both the lack of character and lack of cartridge save that hurt the product; without Simpsons catchphrases, it just feels like the Simpsons license was slapped onto an existing game design (which it was, honestly).
  2. The main problem with The Simpsons: Road Rage isn't that the graphics are ugly, but rather that The Simpsons license isn't integrated deeply enough into the game.
  3. Game Informer
    23
    It's virtually void of driving freedom - the map blows. It has no trademark Simpsons charm, either. The gameplay is apocalyptically bad. [Aug 2003, p.104]
  4. The Simpsons Road Rage for GBA is annoying, jumbled and (if he were dead!!) would make Matt Groenig roll in his grave.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    50
    I suggest we change the name of the game to "Crazy Taxi 2: Featuring Sprites That Resemble Characters From The Simpsons."
  6. It's not that Road Rage is terrible, as much as it is unintuitive and frustrating. You can see the potential for something better, but it just never comes into being.
  7. 60
    Almost fun enough, but overall too shallow to be worth a solid purchase to anyone.
  8. Aside from the opening song and underlying plot there isn’t much to do with the Simpsons.
  9. The Simpsons can only get this game's engine started. To get it moving along, it'll need something else that just can't be found in the Game Boy Advance version.
  10. Nintendo Power
    54
    The game loses quite a bit in the translation... However, the new plow-down-everything Performance mode is a fun addition. [Sept 2003, p.137]
  11. A painfully average portable that offers nothing but ugly graphics and stale gameplay.
  12. A weak conversion of what was arguably a middling title to begin with. Though it starts off fast and smooth, the action quickly becomes touch and "d'oh."
  13. There’s something about driving around Springfield as Grounds Keeper Willie. He’s mega-awesome and anyone who disagrees is just lying to themselves.
  14. Pocket Games
    60
    To quote Kent Brockman: "Forgive us if we don't shed a tear when this puppy is put to sleep." [Fall 2003, p.55]

Awards & Rankings

89
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#52 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    4
    The Game Boy Advance version of The Simpsons: Road Rage is incredibly boring and a step back from the console versions. Play the consoleThe Game Boy Advance version of The Simpsons: Road Rage is incredibly boring and a step back from the console versions. Play the console versions instead. Full Review »
  2. Shanell
    Sep 29, 2005
    8
    I guess it was alright but they could have made it a bit longer and people who say they finished in two days i believe them go dude.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jul 10, 2003
    10
    Hey its the simpsons... who cares?