The Simpsons: Hit & Run Xbox

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
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  1. DaveyDJ
    Nov 3, 2003
    6
    It's GTA Simpsons style!... Well, kinda... The biggest problem, is the lack of variety in the missions. Chase and smash up this guy. Chase and pick up stuff that guy drops. Get away from the guy chasing you... Are you starting to see a pattern? I mean, you wouldn't have thought it would be too much to ask for a bit of variety in the missions, seen as they didn't have to It's GTA Simpsons style!... Well, kinda... The biggest problem, is the lack of variety in the missions. Chase and smash up this guy. Chase and pick up stuff that guy drops. Get away from the guy chasing you... Are you starting to see a pattern? I mean, you wouldn't have thought it would be too much to ask for a bit of variety in the missions, seen as they didn't have to think of a concept for the overall game (just lift it from GTA). To have practically every mission (even the bonus missions!) to be a 'chase the car' type game is just unimaginative laziness on the game designers part! Yes, it's the best Simpsons game to date... But then saying something is better than utter rubbish isn't exactly a compliment! The gags are funny, and it's fun to get to drive round Springfield if your a Simpsons fan. However, if this was some generic GTA clone rather than a Simpsons licence, this game really wouldn't be up to much. To sum up, it's okay and funny in parts, but it's also way too easy in parts, and much too repetitive! Expand
  2. JasonE.
    Oct 26, 2003
    6
    The simpsons GTA style. This games takes place in different areas of springfield. You'll play as Bart, Homer, Lisa, Marge, and Apu. I'm a huge fan of the Simpsons but the game got old very quickly. There is tons of funny dialog and little cutscenes that are worth it but its the same thing over and over again. Graphics are a 9, sound 10, music is a 5 (gets repetitive). I highly The simpsons GTA style. This games takes place in different areas of springfield. You'll play as Bart, Homer, Lisa, Marge, and Apu. I'm a huge fan of the Simpsons but the game got old very quickly. There is tons of funny dialog and little cutscenes that are worth it but its the same thing over and over again. Graphics are a 9, sound 10, music is a 5 (gets repetitive). I highly suggest borrowing this game or renting it first. I guarantee that you will be sick of it before you bring it back. If you're not a Simpsons fan then stay away. Expand
  3. George
    Jan 13, 2004
    7
    This was a pretty cool came. The first few levels were absolutely awesome, but soon became routine. I did like this game, an wicked rental, but probably not worth purchasing.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#17 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - 31 silver [Vol 785]
  2. This delightful, deep, and detailed (but unfortunately not cartoon-style cel-shaded) rip on the "Grand Theft Auto" series critiques itself better than any untenured academic could.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    Smooth controls top this delightful meal and tons of replay value make Hit & Run, dare we say it? Ehhh-xcellent. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.91]