The Simpsons Game PlayStation 3

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
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  1. Oct 21, 2011
    7
    I don't know why this game is getting negative reviews. The game is decent, especially for Simpsons fans. The world has been captured like it never has been before and the voice acting is solid. Although repetitive gameplay and a not so lengthy game doesn't make this a must buy. But for Simpsons fans? Absolutely.
  2. Aug 30, 2011
    7
    This game has got alot of bad press in my opinion. It's not horrible by any means. It's got plenty of humor and charm and lots of game references that I could appreciate.

    Graphics = Good cel shading and cut scene swap outs. Very nice visual style. Sounds = All the characters and voices from the show, dialog only gets old if you get stuck on the same part. Controls = Pretty simple and
    This game has got alot of bad press in my opinion. It's not horrible by any means. It's got plenty of humor and charm and lots of game references that I could appreciate.

    Graphics = Good cel shading and cut scene swap outs. Very nice visual style.


    Sounds = All the characters and voices from the show, dialog only gets old if you get stuck on the same part.


    Controls = Pretty simple and easy to use, learning everybody's weapon is the trick.


    Difficulty = Really hard at times because you're not shown what to do sometimes and you can get stuck. Once you figure out your path than it's not so bad.


    Playability = Easy to learn, good for adult and kid fans alike.


    Value = I wouldn't say a $60 game but used for say $20 or $25 it's worth it. If you're a big Simpsons fan this is a must.



    Overall value = If you've played any Simpson's game and wished it was better, than this is your game. Hasn't been one this fun since the old arcade. They even reference how bad their old games were.
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  3. Feb 16, 2016
    7
    The game features allot of the same humour that made me love The Simpsons in the first place. It delivers a funny experience while making you a part of Springfield first-hand. It's not the best Simpsons game (Hit and Run) but the only one that really made me feel like I was directly in an episode.

    The gameplay is difficult as the mechanics are broken. It's easy to see where the
    The game features allot of the same humour that made me love The Simpsons in the first place. It delivers a funny experience while making you a part of Springfield first-hand. It's not the best Simpsons game (Hit and Run) but the only one that really made me feel like I was directly in an episode.

    The gameplay is difficult as the mechanics are broken. It's easy to see where the budget was spent. Had they worked on it it could've been a decent platformer as well. Instead we got this game which often gets frustrating due to the camera controls. It also feels like some of the drawing was rushed. The level design isn't even that well thought of either for the most part.

    That being said, if you're a Simpsons fan, seeing through these flaws will be fairly easy. If you don't like the Simpsons and are just looking for a platformer to play, move along.
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  4. Jul 6, 2012
    5
    Dull and fairly boring. The Simpsons game will grab your attention and loose it very quickly due to the poor story, bad enemy types and boring gameplay. Snore,
  5. Jan 7, 2017
    6
    Well this is one average game. It isn't bad but it isn't that good. Though the ps2 version is worse. The controls are not that great. The camera is about broken, and the story is nothing special. There are more negatives but the ones I mentioned are the worst of them all. The best positives is the graphics are great. The cutscences are excellent. Most of them are all in the style of theWell this is one average game. It isn't bad but it isn't that good. Though the ps2 version is worse. The controls are not that great. The camera is about broken, and the story is nothing special. There are more negatives but the ones I mentioned are the worst of them all. The best positives is the graphics are great. The cutscences are excellent. Most of them are all in the style of the show but a few are done in te engine and the voice acting in these cutscences are perfect. They got all the voice actors from the show. And overall the platforming is fun and creative. Again, not bad, but not great. Expand
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. 77
    Had it offered online cooperative play, or local co-op play that was actually as much fun as the single-player game (if not more so) then the score would definitely be higher, but as it stands The Simpsons is a very enjoyable, though very, very short, single-player game that both hardcore and casual Simpsons fans will love.
  2. The bothersome camera often gets stuck, thus obscuring your vision and two-player split screen messes with the game's speed, but the exclusive clips and humorous presentation make this a must play, especially for diehard Simpsons fans.
  3. The gameplay might not be anything special, but The Simpsons Game delivers more than enough laughs to make it worth a look.