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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] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. If nothing else, this playful romp packs enough in-jokes for both Simpsons fans and gamers in general that it’s definitely worth playing through at least once.
  2. Untimately, though, The Simpsons lives and dies on the strength of its gameplay and here it doesn't particularly shine. [Nov 2007, p.64]
  3. The gameplay is not the best of the best, but the creativity and wit that has been put into it does it all.
  4. Overall this a game that somehow manages to avoid the usual join-the-dots approach of other film franchises. Although it never quite lifts itself above a pretty average game, at least it proves along the way that it knew what it was and was happy to laugh both at itself as well as the games industry at large.
  5. 60
    The Simpsons Game is yet another lackluster licensed game. The difference is that this lackluster licensed game has The Simpsons writers and voice cast behind it, meaning that the humor and atmosphere in the game outright nails the source material.
  6. It's all a bit repetitive and distinctly unoriginal. [Issue#17, p.91]
  7. It's too bad the execution fails so miserably, because many of the ideas are great. [Holiday 2007, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    Although not anything ground breaking, The Simpsons Game is a solid entry into the franchise, it contains the standard semi-witty writing which we all know and love, and combines it with decent platforming. Expand

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