Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
Buy On
  1. In the very least it will provide a good laugh and a desire to watch some re-runs.
  2. The lack of gameplay ingenuity, long load times and crappy graphics will turn most off. But Simpsons fans will love the game anyway.
  3. 60
    Write 'I will not rip off other games, stick in a cult TV licence and rake in the cash' out 100 times.
  4. Game Informer
    80
    It looks a little worse than the Xbox version, but moves a bit faster and controls slightly better. [Dec 2001, p.93]
  5. So it seems like we have a pretty solid game here. Not brilliant, but fun and dorky, maybe a "B." But there's a horrible curse on this game: the worst… loading times… ever. You can spend more time waiting around than actually playing Road Rage.
  6. 70
    Maybe it’s because I’m such a big fan of the series but I absolutely love this game.
  7. 50
    Nothing more than a third-rate "Crazy Taxi" knockoff, but minus the technique, slick visuals, and overall fun of its source material.
  8. What makes this game rise above its humble beginnings are the tons of unlockable characters and the six different environments.
  9. Road Rage suffers from a number of problems, not the least of which is bad collision detection. You'll often find yourself clipping a corner of a building or slamming into another car even though you have room to spare.
  10. 39
    [It] would make a fine purchase for masochists and parents looking to punish their kids. Other than that, gamers could play "Crazy Taxi," and then watch an episode of the TV show to end up ten times more satisfied than this game will make them.
  11. Like "Crazy Taxi," this game is fun for a few minutes at a time, but it’s not an engrossing experience. I liked it a little better than I did "Crazy Taxi," because I am a Simpsons fan.
  12. It’s a fairly well done one but the controls are not nearly as precise [as "Crazy Taxi"], the moves not nearly as cool and the concept is more stale than Apu's old donuts.
  13. A game that only Simpsons fans can appreciate.
  14. 51
    The developers have done an excellent job of making use of the well-loved license, but the end product is a very average videogame.
  15. All the Simpsons characters and environments are lovingly and faithfully recreated, replete with references to specific events in episodes.
  16. This reckless, Crazy Taxi–like romp around town is like a high-speed dream tour for fans of the series. Almost every Simpsons character in the game is either a driver or a passenger.
  17. While it certainly doesn’t have the graphical prowess of Crazy Taxi the real character voices and classic Simpson’s sense of humor make it worth a rental.
  18. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Non-fans just won't have much reason to play. [Jan 2002, p.134]
  19. Easily the best console Simpsons game ever. Considering that the lot it’s in is comprised primarily of crap that isn’t surprising but the fact that I like this game better than Crazy Taxi might be.
  20. Ok so The Simpsons are getting better in the games industry, "Simpsons Wrestling" was diabolical and should never of been created. The Simpsons Road Rage is a decent game.
  21. You have the instant playability of the Dreamcast classic ["Crazy Taxi"], but with television's favourite family stuck onto it. How can it go wrong?
  22. The details and references to the TV show will provide non-stop amazement.
  23. It's just unfortunate that technical problems and repetitive audio samples cause annoyance throughout.

Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Sep 28, 2015
    6
    I used to play this game everyday back when I first got my PS2 in 2002. It's a very fun Crazy Taxi style game with Simpsons characters. TheI used to play this game everyday back when I first got my PS2 in 2002. It's a very fun Crazy Taxi style game with Simpsons characters. The voice acting is done by the actual actors from the show so it's pretty ok. Moe has the funniest lines in the game in my opinion. You can drive as pretty much all the main Simpsons characters including special cars you can get by setting your PS2 date to certain holidays. Driving around is pretty smooth and responsive. The graphics unfortunately do not hold up today. Very low res, blocky graphics. The different areas you can drive around are unique in their own right but there aren't many (only 6 I believe). There's a mission mode where you complete 10 missions and unlock a special vehicle. Then there's sunday drive where you just drive around. Finally, (I forget what the main mode is called) but that's the mode where you drive around to earn money and buy new cars and areas. The sound design is ok too, some of the songs start off as catchy but get repetitive over time. Overall, it's dated but still fun. If you like the Simpsons and Crazy Taxi then you may like this game. Full Review »
  2. Apr 8, 2013
    10
    This is great Simpsons game! I love that every Simpson Charachter is here! I loveThis is great Simpsons game! I love that every Simpson Charachter is here! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    10
    super fun game a huge list of characters almost everyone in the simpsons

    a great story decent graphics and also a really fun 2 player game
    super fun game a huge list of characters almost everyone in the simpsons

    a great story decent graphics and also a really fun 2 player game

    MUST get
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