Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Load time can be as slow as Homer's wit, but that's small beans when Road Rage is one of the wildest – and funniest – rides around. [Jan 2002, p.126]
  2. Though a little short on gameplay depth, Road Rage is worth repeated play because of the show-lifted locations and both original and reused character quotes. [Mar 2002, p.81]
  3. We know that The Simpsons Road Rage is neither original nor groundbreaking but it is enormous fun and that's what important, isn't it.
  4. If you've already purchased "Crazy Taxi" then there's little here to tempt you into buying what is essentially the same product unless, of course, you're a huge Simpsons fan.
  5. Clearly designed by people who by-God know their Simpsons minutiae...An excellent-looking, perfect-sounding, perfectly-playable arcade game, albeit one of many missed opportunities.
  6. The game is not there for the amusement or entertainment of the general public - it's a special, silly game reserved for true aficionados of the Simpsons. Count us in.
  7. 67
    What's missing is Crazy Taxi's sense of breakneck speed, as well as its more clever map design.
  8. 67
    If you've played "Crazy Taxi" before leave Road Rage on the shelf, everyone else who isn't a Simpsons fan, should invest their money in something else because there is really only lasting appeal for the fans and even then it's cutting it close.
  9. A weekend may be enough for most, as the flaws of unimpressive graphics, brief-lived audio humor and questionable control are substantial.
  10. What makes this game rise above its humble beginnings are the tons of unlockable characters and the six different environments.
  11. While it's better than the poor GameCube port of the original "Crazy Taxi," ultimately, the only saving grace Road Rage has is that it's a Simpsons game.
  12. 61
    The Simpsons Road Rage is fun for short stretches of time, but it's a definite rent-first title.
  13. 60
    While it may sound fun, the play control and physics in the game are rather loose, resulting in unresponsive vehicle controls and collision detection that has you occasionally hitting objects you aren't even touching as you drive.
  14. 58
    For awhile, Road Rage delivers a funny, though not particularly original racing experience. But just as the one-liners quickly run dry, so does a compelling reason to keep playing the me-too racer.
  15. You'll still have to deal with irritating load times and janky collision detection problems (it's easy to get your car stuck on objects and buildings). [Mar 2002, p.141]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AlfBobbyB.
    Aug 2, 2002
    First of all, Nick B n' Scott C are Idiots! I think there is no difference between it and Crazy Taxi (Have it), but this is SIMPSONS to make it better... Unless you dont like them... Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2012
    the best simpsons gamecube game ever. the graphics are ok and the story it's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!i love to play this game with my friend.ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER MADE.SIMPSONS 4ever.4EVAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2012
    This game captures the spirit of the tv show. It is very funny. At the same time, the gameplay is a high speed craze that is quite addicting. The vast levels are also great to explore. Full Review »