The Simpsons Game PlayStation 2

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 65
    The Simpsons Game on PS2 falls short of its next-gen brethren because of horrific controls that cause unneeded deaths throughout the game.
  2. The gameplay might not be anything special, but The Simpsons Game delivers more than enough laughs to make it worth a look.
  3. Game Informer
    73
    The chuckles along the way make it worth the trouble for fans, but if you don’t know Arman Tamzarian from Disco Stu, most of the game’s redeeming elements will fall on deaf, bored ears. [Dec 2007, p.142]
  4. The Simpsons Game may just be the funniest video game ever, but funny is not the same as fun,and it's just not a very good game. I found myself wanting to finish the game just for the humor, even though I was screaming at the TV after falling down the 10,000th pit or when the camera showing me the wall again while i get killed.
  5. The camera is a nightmare, often getting stuck behind some invisible barrier or randomly switching to new and more disorienting angles. The collision detection's had a nervous breakdown, the puzzles are as laborious as a two-hour queue in the freezing cold and the combat has about as much depth as the shallow end at your local swimming pool.
  6. AceGamez
    80
    The Simpsons Game is a unique title - it's a game where the characters know they're in a game, and seek to use their new game-given powers to aid them in their journey to stop an alien menace and discover the meaning of their existence.
  7. 75
    I think fans will have a lot of fun with this one, as long as they take this for what it is: a platformer released on an aging console, with a helluva lot of personality and charm – a little like Homer himself.
  8. The problem with The Simpsons Game is that as an extended episode it is great, but as a video game it is average.
  9. In the end, what you are presented with is a very solid Simpsons title. Its humor, as stated, goes beyond just pleasing regular and hardcore Simpsons fans. So aside from the camera, the game is just find-diddly-ine to go on out and pick up.
  10. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    Revolution in gameplay it ain't, but its razor-sharp premise and humour make this the best Simpsons game on the market. [Dec 2007, p.92]

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#35 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 17, 2015
    10
    This is one of best video games that i played in all my life and maybe the best game of 2007. I love The Simpsons and I love Moe Szyslak, myThis is one of best video games that i played in all my life and maybe the best game of 2007. I love The Simpsons and I love Moe Szyslak, my favourite male characters of the shows and i hope that Moe will live forever. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2011
    5
    The games starts good for the first few minutes, but as you progress, the game just gets boring with the bad camera angles and theThe games starts good for the first few minutes, but as you progress, the game just gets boring with the bad camera angles and the repetitiveness of the attack styles. If you are a big Simpsons fan, than this game is for you. But other wise, just rent the game and don't buy it. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2010
    8
    It's alright. Fun to play and the humour is hilarious. The camera is rubbish though and you get bored after you finish the game. Still a goodIt's alright. Fun to play and the humour is hilarious. The camera is rubbish though and you get bored after you finish the game. Still a good game though. Full Review »