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  • Summary: The Simpsons Hit & Run is a mission-based driving game featuring out-of-the-car platform action, the interactive world of Springfield,and the signature humor of the Simpsons. New story and dialogue crafted by writers from The Simpsons television show. All character voices supplied by the cast of The Simpsons television show. Over 56 missions in 7 huge levels. Explore Springfield on foot as Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge,and Apu. Hidden pick-ups containing trivia material from 300-plus episodes of The Simpsons. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 91
    Laugh-out-loud comic quips ("I blame society!" Homer yells when he runs someone over) and endless sight gags round out this very pretty—and ever-so-animated—picture.
  2. Relentlessly funny, constantly entertaining, and a total joy to play. For Simpsons fans (and is there anyone who isn't one?), it's nothing less than a must-have game. [Feb 2004, p.64]
  3. It's been a while since I caught myself laughing out loud while playing a game. The game play is simple and really is an escape from some of the mind numbing titles out there.
  4. The camera and controls can be a little flakey at times and some of the missions can go from being repetitive to just about impossible. However, there is just too much that has been done right to capture the characters and the town of Springfield to hold this game back from a good recommendation.
  5. It creates the most accurate representation of the world of Springfield ever put into a game, and it manages to make the gameplay surrounding it quite a lot of fun.
  6. While some gamers may be turned off by the game’s simplicity, Simpsons fans should be encouraged to enjoy this highly polished, eminently charming and enjoyable Simpsons driving adventure.
  7. Tries to avoid the woes of its predecessors by injecting some modern, albeit derivative, gameplay, but fails to really explore the platform it is built upon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. ChrisP.
    Dec 20, 2004
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    I remember playing the hell out of this game when i was younger on my ps2, i still have it now. it is great. a must play, so get it on amazon or eBay for a cheap price. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2013
    This is probably the best Simpsons game ever made. Simpsons Hit & Run brings back so much memories to my childhood. The game is a parody on one of the best games ever made GTA, see because the town where you are playing as Bart and Apu, it reminds me of Liberty City (GTA III) and the mission with Lisa, the big beach place reminds me of Vice City. The game's missions are really really fun, my favourite are the damaging and destroying cars. The jokes and gags are hard to find in a few places. Simpsons Hit & Run is one of my favourite games of all time. 9/10 Expand
  4. WillV.
    Feb 21, 2004
    This game is great at the beginning. Then it becomes repetitive. I played it until midway into the level with Apu. Then I stopped playing.
  5. AndrewA.
    Nov 20, 2003
    Sloppy controls on the ground, and its oriented more towards children (IE- you don't actually steal cars, you just jump in as a passenger, and then your character thanks/compliments the driver once you exit the car) Gamepaly is pretty fun though, and having the freedom to run around the city is great. Expand
  6. GaborBarla-S.
    Feb 19, 2004
    Fun Game for a while but gets irritating and the plot is quite shallow. The environment is good, the polygon count is quite low. I expect better graphics for a 2004 title. The game is littered with missions like drive here pick up this, race there pick up that all the time. No proper saving either but sometimes you must restart like 2 missions before and takes you 5 minutes to get to the hard part where you fail. GTA 3 is much more fun for the same bucks. Anyways this game is targetted at a younger audience but the game is too hard and many will find some of the missions impossible. Expand
  7. Jul 5, 2012
    this game is not really anything new oh look simpsons driving big fuking whoop this game just rip off from crazy taxi that game was better this just stupid come on what where they thinking Expand

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