Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. A solid game in its own right, with gameplay that continues to entertain long after the novelty of driving around Springfield has worn off. [Dec 2001, p.105]
  2. It doesn't suck right out of the box - but it doesn't do the series justice. If you're a huge fan of the show, the X-Box version is slightly better than the PS2 version, but don't expect to see the engine taxed.
  3. A must for Simpsons fans, and is fun in short bursts, but this kind of game is better suited to the instant gameplay environment of the arcade. You might be miffed when you've seen all there is after a few hours of play.
  4. Even with it's oversights, traveling around Springfield has never felt so real or alive and players (fans) dying to know what the town really looks like won't be disappointed.
  5. If you're a Crazy Taxi or Simpsons fanatic, this game will definitely appeal to you. If you don't care much about either, don't bother.
  6. 64
    While the gameplay isn't going to grab you, your Simpsons geekiness will be totally fulfilled in the amazing detail given to the tons of referenced jokes and buildings from over a decade of the show.
  7. While "The Simpsons" is often entertaining and enjoyable, The Simpsons Road Rage for the Xbox is not.
  8. Fails to inspire but quasi-amuses. [Jan 2002]
  9. Isn't that bad, but like the unpopular kid in school, it tries so hard to be something that it's not. In this case, it's trying to be "Crazy Taxi."
  10. The game is arguably too simple for its own good and the result is a tedious and unimaginative gaming experience.
  11. If you enjoy The Simpsons and you enjoy driving like a maniac, you'll enjoy this game, for a while. But the gimmick gets way too old way too fast to be satisfying to even the most rabid fans of the show.
  12. I was hugely un-impressed. It just becomes very repetitive and boring after the first few hours, because you realize that it will never improve.
  13. One word, used by Homer throughout, best describes the action in Road Rage: "Bor-ing."
  14. I felt that the game was missing depth and dynamics that keep the player on their toes and interested. I was disappointed mainly with the audio and the limited maps and areas to play on.
  15. Lacks any sort of range whatsoever. It also lacks fun. [Jan 2002, p.96]
  16. Significant only as the most shameless incident of design burglary in recent memory. [Jan 2002, p.35]
  17. The throwaway storyline, endless loading times, small environments and barely Dreamcast-quality graphics are instant turn-offs. [Jan 2002, p.230]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 29, 2011
    7
    Decent game, worth playing at least once, but it doesn't have much replay value. The Simpsons are funny as always, but you will tire of theDecent game, worth playing at least once, but it doesn't have much replay value. The Simpsons are funny as always, but you will tire of the same catchphrases over and over. Overall I did enjoy this game, but you won't miss out on much if you choose to skip over it. I'll give it a 7 because it IS fun the first run through but it gets old quickly and it isn't superbly executed, there were definitely some bugs in there. Full Review »
  2. MikeB.
    Feb 18, 2004
    7
    It is a great game but i found that its only about you picking up people and driving them around.