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  • Summary: Explore Springfield as your favorite Simpsons characters as you unravel the plot that threatens the town's very existence. Play as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Apu in over 56 driving and on-foot missions in seven challenging levels. Drive in 40 of Springfield's finest vehicles includingExplore Springfield as your favorite Simpsons characters as you unravel the plot that threatens the town's very existence. Play as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Apu in over 56 driving and on-foot missions in seven challenging levels. Drive in 40 of Springfield's finest vehicles including Mr. Plow and the Canyonero. Unlock the multiplayer mode to play against three other players. The world of the Simpsons has many gags and surprises in store for you. Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
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  1. 90
    Very fun and very funny; it deftly satirizes Grand Theft Auto while being almost as entertaining, and it even improves on several aspects of GTA's gameplay (instant mission restarts, a superior guidance system, and an easily accessible collection of vehicles).
  2. This thing's sweeter than that beer with candy pieces in it; y'know, Skittlebrau. [Nov 2003, p.157]
  3. The best thing about this title is that it was clearly made for the fans of the show.
  4. What really sets it apart from other Simpsons games is that behind all of the quick wit and polished voice acting lies a very, very good game.
  5. The bottom line: if you can't appreciate the show’s humor, there’s not much for you in The Simpsons: Hit and Run. But then again… who doesn’t like the Simpsons?
  6. The GameCube version of Hit and Run loads a bit faster and runs smoother overall than the PS2 version of the game, and it’s the closest thing that the GameCube has to "Grand Theft Auto" at this point, so why not give it a go?
  7. There's just not enough to do besides the main tasks to justify stealing the GTA concept ... the distinct lack of content reduces the amount of enjoyment you'll get out of it. Better than you'd think, but still very basic. [Nov 2003, p.118]

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  1. JoshuaF.
    Jun 20, 2004
    10
    Hilarious, great graphics, and a great play! Kind of like grand theft auto, only funny. You get to play as Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Apu Hilarious, great graphics, and a great play! Kind of like grand theft auto, only funny. You get to play as Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Apu and drive around Springfeild completting missions and collect money and god(and me) knows what else. This game will appear to even non-fans. ps, sorry if my description isn't that detaled. Expand
  2. VikramM.
    Nov 25, 2004
    10
    This game kept me occupied for hours. I am a HUGE fan of the Simpsons and this game just takes the cake. Like many Simpsons games they spoof This game kept me occupied for hours. I am a HUGE fan of the Simpsons and this game just takes the cake. Like many Simpsons games they spoof other games. For example, The Simpsons Road Rage was a spoof on Crazy Taxi, The Simpsons Skateboarding was a spoof on Tony Hawk, The Simpsons: Hit and Run, a spoof on Grand Theft Auto. Loads of fun, loads of laughs, ending up being one of the best Simpsons games ever. I hope more like these are to come. Expand
  3. JonH.
    Mar 26, 2005
    10
    I was shocked how much I loved this game, usually Simpsons games are the worst, this is easly their best. that's great because I'm I was shocked how much I loved this game, usually Simpsons games are the worst, this is easly their best. that's great because I'm a huge fan of the show, I played this many hours. Never did beat the last level though. Expand
  4. JohnnyR.
    Dec 16, 2003
    9
    I think this is one of the best games in the world, I am a die hard Simpsons fan and Gamecube fan so when this came out I coulden't wait I think this is one of the best games in the world, I am a die hard Simpsons fan and Gamecube fan so when this came out I coulden't wait to get it! I really hated Road Rage but this game made up for it! Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2012
    8
    This game is amazing, one of the only Simpson games that i actually like. It has some really good level design however some parts of the gameThis game is amazing, one of the only Simpson games that i actually like. It has some really good level design however some parts of the game can get repetitive. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Jul 17, 2007
    8
    Fun game Simpsons Version of GTA pretty much and little less killing and car stealing.
  7. May 21, 2011
    7
    Let me say that I am a huge Simpsons fan. This game is kinda like a tame GTA. It's enjoyable with all the best Simpsons fan. It also hasLet me say that I am a huge Simpsons fan. This game is kinda like a tame GTA. It's enjoyable with all the best Simpsons fan. It also has homage to some of the episodes with missions like obtaining a copy of Bonestorm. It's a enjoyable game with a cool array of vehicles. It's worth a play through or even more. Expand

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