The Simpsons: Hit & Run PlayStation 2

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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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  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. It is, by a wide margin, the best put together Simpsons game that’s ever been released to the public. It fixes most of what many people found lacking with “Road Rage” and added new and better things to drawn in as wide a demographic as possible.
  2. 84
    Almost everything in the game is related to something from one of the episodes, and in the end you get the impression that the developers have sat down and watched every episode of The Simpsons, placing small elements from each episode into the game.
  3. Play Magazine
    83
    Essentially the show in real time, Hit & Run is so grandiose in its expanse and artisitic rendering it appears altogether more appealing than TV allows - the mark of a truly great cross-over product. [Sept 2003, p.78]
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    In the best surprise we've had in months, The Simpsons: Hit & Run is a massive action adventure that truly rocks, proving that you can never judge a game by its licensed cover. [Nov 2003, p.43]
  5. The game's wicked sense of humor (courtesy of the show’s writers/actors contributing their craft to the game) and Radical's virtual re-enactment of Springfield (along with its many inhabitants) will make even the most hardened "GTA III/Vice City" fanatic forget about the lack of weapons or mayhem.
  6. The cool thing about games like this is the never-ending factor – you drive around Springfield forever exploring all the ins and outs.
  7. Sure, as we've mentioned a few times, the quality of the writing, the voices and the humour are absolutely spot-on, but rather than disguise the mediocre game within, this excellence merely serves to amplify the crushing disappointment of the one dimensional gameplay, and we're left wanting much, much more than this half arsed effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. MartinL.
    Mar 26, 2004
    10
    This game is AWESOME!
  2. Oct 10, 2014
    10
    Man this game is amazing.MIT is like Grand Theft Auto but kids version. WELL DONE VU GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Yoonhohan
    Dec 14, 2003
    10
    This game is cool. Homer is fat and he likes donuts.U should b able to kill people with a gun and u should b able to use da whole family inThis game is cool. Homer is fat and he likes donuts.U should b able to kill people with a gun and u should b able to use da whole family in simpsons at one same time. But its still da best game ever i guess. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2015
    9
    Great classic. The humour is well incorporated. Easy game to complete, and I loved unlocking all the bonus stuff. The gags are brilliant andGreat classic. The humour is well incorporated. Easy game to complete, and I loved unlocking all the bonus stuff. The gags are brilliant and the story behind it really works! Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2016
    8
    This was my favourite game as a child kinda like GTA without the blood and violence, strippers and prostitutes, so in a way not like GTAThis was my favourite game as a child kinda like GTA without the blood and violence, strippers and prostitutes, so in a way not like GTA anyway a brilliant game and something that made my childhood. Expand
  6. Jan 27, 2012
    8
    The Simpsons: Hit & Run will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first PS2 game I ever bought, well the first video game IThe Simpsons: Hit & Run will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first PS2 game I ever bought, well the first video game I ever bought for that matter, and I was in love from the beginning. The creators were able to recreate the Simpsons universe fantastically, with a simple, fairly uninteresting story, great characters (as expected of a Simpsons game) and lots of secrets. When I played it when I was younger, I thought it was the greatest game in the world, I loved it so much. The missions were awesome and I just loved going around Springfield messing around, doing random stuff. The missions had insane re playability and thanks to the mission select menu, you could play the missions again and again. The Simpsons: Hit & Run was certainly not a polished, and incredibly made game, but it certainly is a fun game, that I will never forget. Expand
  7. JoshT.
    Oct 23, 2003
    4
    Aesthetically pleasing, humorous and fun at first...but beyond that (and Homer's first level) the game falls apart. After going through Aesthetically pleasing, humorous and fun at first...but beyond that (and Homer's first level) the game falls apart. After going through 3 small maps, the game becomes dull and repetative with all of the 7 levels of the game reusing one of those 3 maps. I suggest renting this one first to avoid the mistake I made of buying it. Or if you don't mind a game with no 'meat' to it and are a hardcore fan of the Simpsons, buy it used. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#15 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003