The Simpsons Game Xbox 360

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic 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 a must-have for Simpsons fans. If you don’t like the license, though, the game probably won’t do much for you since the underlying gameplay isn’t anything special.
  3. All in all if you are a fan of the show, past or present, you must pick this one up. You know who you are, especially if you've bought all the DVD's, saw the movie opening weekend, or even did the Simpsonizeme campaign online to make yourself a Simpsons character, this game has you written all over it.
  4. Although The Simpsons Game isn't a particularly special or innovative platformer, the writing, self-deprecating humor, and in-jokes make up for many of its shortcomings. This is one of the best Simpsons video games yet, mainly due to the fact that it takes so much inspiration from the show itself.
  5. 82
    EA's adventure through Springfield always manages to coax a giggle - in no small part due to the characters all arriving accompanied by their real-world voice actors - and successfully scores full-blown laughter on several occasions.
  6. It may not be perfect, but The Simpsons Game is bold enough and packs enough gags to have you rolling along the floor either as Homer, or yourself as you constantly can’t believe the superb visuals and cut scenes. It doesn’t hold too much replay value unless you like collecting every item available, but it does enough to be easily the best Simpsons game I have ever played.
  7. 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.
  8. AceGamez
    80
    Yes, the gameplay often involves derivative platform jumping, simple puzzles and basic fighting - and apparently the camera can be a bit of a nuisance - but the variety of game-parodying levels on offer, the authentic graphics, the wonderful voice acting and the diverse soundtrack help it rise above mediocrity to become greater than the sum of its parts.
  9. Bottom line is like I mentioned at the start, if you like The Simpsons and don't hate platformers then you will enjoy this game. The humour that is all throughout this game is well worth a play through.
  10. Simpsons fans will enjoy it because of how well it portrays their all time favorite show and how it turns Springfield into a virtually alive city with style. Gamers on the other hand will be enjoying the level design and the well done graphics engine. Both crowds however are going to be disappointed with the depth of the game overall, and might not even complete the game due to its repetitive nature.
  11. 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.
  12. The hilarity is outstanding, and because every effort was made to ensure each episode stands on its own, the humor does not get stale.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 enjoyable, though very short, single-player game that both hardcore and casual Simpsons fans will love.
  15. Pelit (Finland)
    77
    Seems to have it all: funny characters, stylish graphics and superb production values. It's a shame, that it lacks the challenge and depth of other titles in the genre. Despite that, The Simpsons will certainly appeal to the younger players and make this a good gateway game. [Nov 2007]
  16. Hours of pure, smart fun for me. I haven't laughed out loud at a game in a while (where it was meant to be funny), and I would certainly recommend at least spending some spare weekend time on it.
  17. In the end, what you are presented with is a very solid Simpsons title. Its humor, as stated, goes beyond just pleasing regular and hardcore Simpsons fans. So aside from the camera, the game is just find-diddly-ine to go on out and pick up.
  18. Easily the best use of a licensed property, but by parodying old gameplay mechanics, the game reinforces just how tired we've gotten of the same elements that the game itself relies upon.
  19. Simply put, this is the Simpsons Game fans have been waiting for. Even with its faults, I would dare say that no one will complain too much, mainly due to being doubled over from laughing so much.
  20. Play Magazine
    75
    Untimately, though, The Simpsons lives and dies on the strength of its gameplay and here it doesn't particularly shine. [Nov 2007, p.64]
  21. GamePro
    75
    All in all, The Simpsons Game is a good effort but there are some glaring flaws that hold it back. [Dec 2007, p.129]
  22. 75
    An amazing fan-service production wrapped around a mediocre platformer.
  23. The Simpsons Game is wittty and well-written, and it intelligently plays into the nerdy sensibilities of gamers; really, only the by-the-numbers gameplay sometimes comes up short. [Holiday 2007, p.68]
  24. For the two or three evenings that this will last you, there’s enough going on to keep you pushing forward to the end.
  25. 75
    It is easy to tell that the developers had fun making The Simpsons. The humor and satire is on a level video games rarely achieve. This game can be safely recommended to gamers longing for such a quality.
  26. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    75
    The way it makes fun of the videogame culture is pure Simpsons genius, but the gameplay gets in the way of all the fun. Fans will still have their Simpsons fix, but the marriage between two different mediums (the TV show and the videogame) doesn’t work out very well. [Nov 2007]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  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!! Full Review »
  2. Dec 31, 2016
    7
    The Simpsons Game é um jogo muito legal do Simpsons, o enredo é até engraçado, tem muitas fases. e todas sao baseadas em alguns episodiosThe Simpsons Game é um jogo muito legal do Simpsons, o enredo é até engraçado, tem muitas fases. e todas sao baseadas em alguns episodios especiais da serie, o grafico é de desenho, a trilha sonora é ótima, a jogabilidade é boa, sem falar que o jogo é muito engraçado, recomendo, ainda mais se voce for fã do Os Simpsons. Nota 7.8 Full Review »
  3. 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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