The Simpsons Game Xbox 360

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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,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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Its gameplay isn’t any more innovative than the average action title, and the camera is as ridiculously dysfunctional as the Simpsons family, but the stellar story more than atones for it, as The Simpsons Game is the best Simpsons game to date, bringing Springfield and its denizens to life as never before.
  2. The Simpsons Game is easily the family's best outing yet: genuinely clever and with a devilish ability to spot gaming's weak spots and exploit them for massive laughs, it's the kind of game that will appeal to fans and gamers of all ages.
  3. The Simpsons Game will instantly appeal to fans of the series and typically a younger generation of gamers, due to the often easy gameplay. However there are enough jokes thrown in there and fantastic game parodies that only a seasoned gamer or adult would appreciate.
  4. This game is fan service in its most pure form. It is a shame that the camera is, as Mr. Sparkle would say “Most-ah Disrespectful-ooh” to the polish present in much of the rest of the game.
  5. 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.
  6. I enjoyed it as a mindless entertainment that kept me going through each level by incentivising the cinematics.
  7. It's blunt, dumb, ridiculous, and almost never funny. Never mind that this action platformer is buggy, dull, and handles like wet cardboard, or that the faces look like they were drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch. A weak game could pass, if only it had some good laughs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. BobG.
    Nov 11, 2007
    10
    Best simpsons game to date! The graphics are outstanding and i keeps the great laughs as in all previous simpson shows. The 1080p HD is Best simpsons game to date! The graphics are outstanding and i keeps the great laughs as in all previous simpson shows. The 1080p HD is fabuolus and gives the gamer the feeling of truely being in the game!! Expand
  2. GibV.
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    The environments look Amazing, the best ever in a Simpson's game!!!!!
  3. AndreE.
    Nov 12, 2007
    9
    Nice looking and an especially great sounding game!! Not only is the Dialog funny and spot on, but the music and sound effects warrant Nice looking and an especially great sounding game!! Not only is the Dialog funny and spot on, but the music and sound effects warrant praise. The music is right on and each level seems to have a very different aural palette. Expand
  4. ChrisM.
    Oct 31, 2007
    8
    As a fan of the Simpsons, I was a little disappointed to hear some of the negative press surrounding this game. However, I've always As a fan of the Simpsons, I was a little disappointed to hear some of the negative press surrounding this game. However, I've always held true to the mantra of forming my own opinion, and here's what I've got to say about the game. While I've only spent a couple of hours with it so far, I can tell you that from what I've seen it's a pretty easy outing (it appears to have a difficulty curve, but as the missions become some more complex, it's nothing that an accomplished gamer will have any trouble with). The camera has not really been a nuisance, and I actually think the controls are pretty solid, considering what most of these people have to say about it - it's designed to do what you're character is supposed to do, and it doesn't cause too much frustration. The game itself, however, is the true goodie here, and with so much focused on the negative things in these reviews I think it's fitting to mention that if you're a fan you've definitely got to try this one out. I was a big fan of Hit & Run, but I found it kind of disappointing that the game was pretty crappy outside of the vehicles (THAT was a game that featured an annoying control scheme when you were walking around). I feel EA has done a pretty solid job at adapting the series and would certainly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys the series and is looking for a casual and albeit amusing poke at the history of video games. Expand
  5. May 3, 2016
    7
    Now if only the game can be as intelligent as the movie it's based on and the series it's also based on. Alright for Simpsons fans but notNow if only the game can be as intelligent as the movie it's based on and the series it's also based on. Alright for Simpsons fans but not worth being played again, but worth keeping. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2016
    6
    The Simpsons Game is a decent movie tie-in action-platformer

    The gameplay is decent,with relatively solid platforming,although fighting
    The Simpsons Game is a decent movie tie-in action-platformer

    The gameplay is decent,with relatively solid platforming,although fighting sections suck.The game has great humour just like the show it's based on.The levels design is good,and there is a lot of variety.The game is far too easy up until THAT BATTLE WITH GOD WHICH IS INFURIATINGLY DIFFICULT!!!!!!!

    The graphics are nice,with a similar art style to the show.The framerate is solid too.

    The sound design is good,and the soundtrack is decent.

    Overall,decent game.
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  7. Apr 8, 2011
    0
    One of the worst games I have ever had the misfortune to play, a bug ridden, pointless waste of time and money. Take your money and eitherOne of the worst games I have ever had the misfortune to play, a bug ridden, pointless waste of time and money. Take your money and either burnt or give it to charity both would be more fun and or rewarding than playing The Simpson's Game Expand

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