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  • Summary: The Simpsons Game features a hilarious, sprawling, and mind-busting storyline crafted by the TV show's Emmy Award-winning writers. The action-comedy also features the full cast of voice actors from the TV show who reprise their roles for the game. In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of popular games. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. The gameplay might not be anything special, but The Simpsons Game delivers more than enough laughs to make it worth a look.
  5. 65
    The Simpsons Game on PS2 falls short of its next-gen brethren because of horrific controls that cause unneeded deaths throughout the game.
  6. The problem with The Simpsons Game is that as an extended episode it is great, but as a video game it is average.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 31, 2010
    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 good game though. Expand
  2. LeeK.
    Dec 15, 2007
    This game is pretty ok..... but the bad thing is the camera. Its pretty hard to see around. This game also includes unlimited lives since it doesent matter how many times you fall or get killed. I kind of enjoyed this game. Expand
  3. TomP.
    Nov 2, 2007
    I am a true Simpsons fan, and was looking forward to this game for a while. Aside from Hit and Run, the Simpsons games really sucked. This one does not really suck, but just kind of sucks. The camera is as bad as any game I have played. It makes it hard to jump in some areas. It is also rather repetitive. Jump, Punch, Kick. That is about it. The puzzles are rather easy and boring, and with the awful camera, it makes them extremely annoying when you fall and have to start all over again. That being said, there are moments that will make you laugh out loud, and the animations are better than one might think. Overall rent it on Gamefly unless you are a Simpsons nut like me! Expand
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    The 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. Collapse