The Simpsons: Tapped Out iOS

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. Mar 2, 2012
    40
    This game is a slap in the face to Simpson fans everywhere, and doesn't deserve in the smallest amount of support.
  2. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    Puzzlingly, it seems there are more than enough people whose standards for entertainment are low enough that companies can make a lot of money with products like The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The problem is, that this takes away resources for the development of 'real games'. Economically, it might be a sound strategy, but it's also one that could conceivably prompt me to quit this job some day.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Jun 2, 2013
    9
    This game is a well designed, incredibly rewarding social game using real-time to set characters on missions (each a set number of hours) andThis game is a well designed, incredibly rewarding social game using real-time to set characters on missions (each a set number of hours) and then returning later to collect the spoils of their labors. The game does have some very overpriced "donuts" being currency for premium content purchased with real cash, or won through the mystery box. It's fun, though you do need patience for this very addictive game. A must-have for any tablet owner Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2012
    7
    I've never played a game like this before, so this is coming from someone who is new to the whole "building a city" type game. I loved it.I've never played a game like this before, so this is coming from someone who is new to the whole "building a city" type game. I loved it. I've always loved anything Simpsons related and I took great joy in discovering new characters, missions, and buildings. But then the connection errors began... This game requires a connection to the EA servers at all times. This makes absolutely no sense to me and when it fails to connect (which seems to be often) you are unable to play the game at all. Thankfully I've not invested in buying special items (ie. donuts) so it's no loss for me. But I really miss this game. Haven't been able to connect to EA's servers for two days. When it works it's a lot of fun, but they need to fix this server nonsense. Full Review »
  3. Jan 28, 2016
    7
    Fun game, but be smart and don't spend (to much) money on this one. There is a lot you can build and collect without spending a nickle, butFun game, but be smart and don't spend (to much) money on this one. There is a lot you can build and collect without spending a nickle, but there's a LOT MORE you can collect by spending money on this one. A great deal of buildings and characters can only be obtained by spending lots and lots of cash, real life cash that is. Donuts can be gathered in game, but they come slow, very slow. You can easily spend 5-10 dollars per character (yes), and that's just ludicrous. Oh yeah, you can't buy donuts with your virtual cash, what did you expect? Full Review »