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  • Summary: Explore Springfield as your favorite Simpsons characters as you unravel the plot that threatens the town's very existence. Play as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Apu in over 56 driving and on-foot missions in seven challenging levels. Drive in 40 of Springfield's finest vehicles includingExplore Springfield as your favorite Simpsons characters as you unravel the plot that threatens the town's very existence. Play as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Apu in over 56 driving and on-foot missions in seven challenging levels. Drive in 40 of Springfield's finest vehicles including Mr. Plow and the Canyonero. Unlock the multiplayer mode to play against three other players. The world of the Simpsons has many gags and surprises in store for you. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 90
    Very fun and very funny; it deftly satirizes Grand Theft Auto while being almost as entertaining, and it even improves on several aspects of GTA's gameplay (instant mission restarts, a superior guidance system, and an easily accessible collection of vehicles).
  2. Game Informer
    85
    This thing's sweeter than that beer with candy pieces in it; y'know, Skittlebrau. [Nov 2003, p.157]
  3. The best thing about this title is that it was clearly made for the fans of the show.
  4. What really sets it apart from other Simpsons games is that behind all of the quick wit and polished voice acting lies a very, very good game.
  5. The bottom line: if you can't appreciate the show’s humor, there’s not much for you in The Simpsons: Hit and Run. But then again… who doesn’t like the Simpsons?
  6. The GameCube version of Hit and Run loads a bit faster and runs smoother overall than the PS2 version of the game, and it’s the closest thing that the GameCube has to "Grand Theft Auto" at this point, so why not give it a go?
  7. games(TM)
    50
    There's just not enough to do besides the main tasks to justify stealing the GTA concept ... the distinct lack of content reduces the amount of enjoyment you'll get out of it. Better than you'd think, but still very basic. [Nov 2003, p.118]

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. JonH.
    Mar 26, 2005
    10
    I was shocked how much I loved this game, usually Simpsons games are the worst, this is easly their best. that's great because I'm I was shocked how much I loved this game, usually Simpsons games are the worst, this is easly their best. that's great because I'm a huge fan of the show, I played this many hours. Never did beat the last level though. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    Simpsons Hit and Run is an enjoyable game with many great aspects to it. The gameplay is similar to the Grand Theft Auto series in missionSimpsons Hit and Run is an enjoyable game with many great aspects to it. The gameplay is similar to the Grand Theft Auto series in mission structure and mechanics. Although there are no guns or blood and the combat is melee based. You play in a semi-open world, which is broken into sections. You use many vehicles to complete missions and navigate the world. This is the bulk of the gameplay, hence the title "Hit and Run" It is a sequel of sorts to Simpsons Road Rage but more open ended. There are also collectibles hidden around each area of the world. These include things such as Collector Cards, each of which has a reference to an episode of The Simpsons. There are unlockable vehicles, which you have to purchase with Buzz Cola Coins and can earn through races and side missions. This game is packed full of content and is faithful to the source material. The game was made with Matt Groening involved to give you the authentic Simpsons humour and charm. It has all the original voice cast reprising their roles and feels like you are playing a season of the Simpsons. The voice actors apperently even did a whole season of voice work for this game There are many secrets and jokes around the map that you will see if you are a Simpsons fan and the humor and charm will give you a good chuckle at times. It is a great alternative if you don't let your kids play Grand Theft Auto and they keep asking to. In conclusion, this game a must have game whether you are a Simpsons fan or not. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2019
    10
    Great game.
    First few levels are so fun and countless hours spent just messing about with the environments.
    All the references are perfect!!!
  4. Nov 7, 2011
    9
    There is few things that are better than traveling through Springfield as one of your favorite Simpsons characters. Better yet, you can do itThere is few things that are better than traveling through Springfield as one of your favorite Simpsons characters. Better yet, you can do it by car or by foot. There is a lot of freedom within this game. It will remind you of Grand Theft Auto. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2016
    8
    The graphics are ugly and the game is a copy of grand theft auto but believe it or not I HATE the GTA series cause it is the same rehashingThe graphics are ugly and the game is a copy of grand theft auto but believe it or not I HATE the GTA series cause it is the same rehashing crap constantly every game and this game hit and run is original and has great gameplay unlike GTA. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2012
    8
    This game is amazing, one of the only Simpson games that i actually like. It has some really good level design however some parts of the gameThis game is amazing, one of the only Simpson games that i actually like. It has some really good level design however some parts of the game can get repetitive. Expand
  7. May 21, 2011
    7
    Let me say that I am a huge Simpsons fan. This game is kinda like a tame GTA. It's enjoyable with all the best Simpsons fan. It also hasLet me say that I am a huge Simpsons fan. This game is kinda like a tame GTA. It's enjoyable with all the best Simpsons fan. It also has homage to some of the episodes with missions like obtaining a copy of Bonestorm. It's a enjoyable game with a cool array of vehicles. It's worth a play through or even more. Expand

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#21 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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#40 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003