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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 theThe 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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  • Developer: Radical Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Driving, Action Adventure, Mission-based, Mission-based, Open-World
  • # of players: 1 Player
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Score distribution:
  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. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    This "Grand Theft Springfield" perfectly captures everything that makes the show great: the writing, the setting, the humor, and most importantly, the characters. [Mar 2004, p.72]
  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. 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.
  5. Hit & Run's gameplay is entertaining without the license, but the license considerably enhances the fun, and you can't for ask for anything more from a tie-in.
  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: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Mar 15, 2014
    10
    may even be (known as) The Simpsons GTA, but it is a unique and very fun game.
    the gags, characters, parts of the city, cars, finally, did a
    may even be (known as) The Simpsons GTA, but it is a unique and very fun game.
    the gags, characters, parts of the city, cars, finally, did a wonderful game of a wonderful series
    (I completed twice)
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  2. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    Simpsons Hit and Run is an enjoyable game with many great aspects to it. The gameplay is similar to the Grand Theft Auto series in missionSimpsons Hit and Run is an enjoyable game with many great aspects to it. The gameplay is similar to the Grand Theft Auto series in mission structure and mechanics. Although there are no guns or blood and the combat is melee based. You play in a semi-open world, which is broken into sections. You use many vehicles to complete missions and navigate the world. This is the bulk of the gameplay, hence the title "Hit and Run" It is a sequel of sorts to Simpsons Road Rage but more open ended. There are also collectibles hidden around each area of the world. These include things such as Collector Cards, each of which has a reference to an episode of The Simpsons. There are unlockable vehicles, which you have to purchase with Buzz Cola Coins and can earn through races and side missions. This game is packed full of content and is faithful to the source material. The game was made with Matt Groening involved to give you the authentic Simpsons humour and charm. It has all the original voice cast reprising their roles and feels like you are playing a season of the Simpsons. The voice actors apperently even did a whole season of voice work for this game There are many secrets and jokes around the map that you will see if you are a Simpsons fan and the humor and charm will give you a good chuckle at times. It is a great alternative if you don't let your kids play Grand Theft Auto and they keep asking to. In conclusion, this game a must have game whether you are a Simpsons fan or not. Expand
  3. ChrisP.
    Dec 20, 2004
    10
    IT ROCKS!
  4. AmarA.
    Nov 29, 2003
    9
    Games fun. but it lacks a lot of stuff like WEAPONS!, but still , it's a lot of fun, especially for the simpsons fans ;)
  5. Jun 2, 2018
    8
    An odd game that is much more enjoyable than you would think.
    Most licensed games suffer from lack of vision and the original writers helping
    An odd game that is much more enjoyable than you would think.
    Most licensed games suffer from lack of vision and the original writers helping with the production. The Simpsons Hit & Run is not that kind of game. With the original writers and voice actors present in the game, this is the best Simpson game out there. The game is based on the GTA series with similar mechanics and gameplay, only set in the town of Springfield. The dialogue is brilliant and the gameplay is fairly solid with the main theme being set around driving cars that are easily recognisable from the show itself. The game has it's few issues with some missions being a little too difficult in some places and coin collecting is extremely painful to do. Otherwise, this is a solid game and worth the play if your looking for something based on The Simpsons.
    If you get bored, this game has a massive modding community that include complete overhauls of the game like the Donut Mod, making the game infinitely more playable.
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  6. Unicorn
    Jun 3, 2005
    6
    pros: Easy gameplay, cool car selection, its fun to just drive around without doing missions cons: Insanely hard last mission, cartoony pros: Easy gameplay, cool car selection, its fun to just drive around without doing missions cons: Insanely hard last mission, cartoony graphics, phrases pis you off after you've herad them over and over again, script writers of the new seasons have proved themselves crappy once again, comes no where near the quality of grand theft auto overview: Well, what could i say... just buy Grand Theft Auto (if you could) and get the same game with the exception of the onnoying phrases, ugly graphics, stupid story, and level after level of easyness til the last mission where it took me 5 trillion time to do the mission! Just do not buy this game...promise? Expand
  7. Jul 5, 2012
    0
    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 betterthis 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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