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  • Summary: The Simpsons Hit & Run is a mission-based driving game featuring out-of-the-car platform action, the interactive world of Springfield,and the signature humor of the Simpsons. New story and dialogue crafted by writers from The Simpsons television show. All character voices supplied by theThe Simpsons Hit & Run is a mission-based driving game featuring out-of-the-car platform action, the interactive world of Springfield,and the signature humor of the Simpsons. New story and dialogue crafted by writers from The Simpsons television show. All character voices supplied by the cast of The Simpsons television show. Over 56 missions in 7 huge levels. Explore Springfield on foot as Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge,and Apu. Hidden pick-ups containing trivia material from 300-plus episodes of The Simpsons. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  • Developer: Radical Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Driving, Action Adventure, Mission-based, Mission-based, Open-World
  • # of players: 1 Player
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 91
    Laugh-out-loud comic quips ("I blame society!" Homer yells when he runs someone over) and endless sight gags round out this very pretty—and ever-so-animated—picture.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    This "Grand Theft Springfield" perfectly captures everything that makes the show great: the writing, the setting, the humor, and most importantly, the characters. [Mar 2004, p.72]
  3. It's been a while since I caught myself laughing out loud while playing a game. The game play is simple and really is an escape from some of the mind numbing titles out there.
  4. It creates the most accurate representation of the world of Springfield ever put into a game, and it manages to make the gameplay surrounding it quite a lot of fun.
  5. Hit & Run's gameplay is entertaining without the license, but the license considerably enhances the fun, and you can't for ask for anything more from a tie-in.
  6. While some gamers may be turned off by the game’s simplicity, Simpsons fans should be encouraged to enjoy this highly polished, eminently charming and enjoyable Simpsons driving adventure.
  7. Tries to avoid the woes of its predecessors by injecting some modern, albeit derivative, gameplay, but fails to really explore the platform it is built upon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Mar 15, 2014
    10
    may even be (known as) The Simpsons GTA, but it is a unique and very fun game.
    the gags, characters, parts of the city, cars, finally, did a
    may even be (known as) The Simpsons GTA, but it is a unique and very fun game.
    the gags, characters, parts of the city, cars, finally, did a wonderful game of a wonderful series
    (I completed twice)
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  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. ChrisP.
    Dec 20, 2004
    10
    IT ROCKS!
  4. BokkieTA
    Dec 6, 2003
    9
    Verrrrrrrry funny game. Don't know why someone says that the controls suck... I guess he hasn't tried the option menu yet :) Verrrrrrrry funny game. Don't know why someone says that the controls suck... I guess he hasn't tried the option menu yet :) It's really great to have all the REAL voices. The small details make this game a must have for Simpsons fans (like myself :) Though it seems that I don't gonna play this game for over years, 'cause when you once saw it, it's not that excitement anymore... Expand
  5. WillV.
    Feb 21, 2004
    8
    This game is great at the beginning. Then it becomes repetitive. I played it until midway into the level with Apu. Then I stopped playing.
  6. AndrewA.
    Nov 20, 2003
    7
    Sloppy controls on the ground, and its oriented more towards children (IE- you don't actually steal cars, you just jump in as a Sloppy controls on the ground, and its oriented more towards children (IE- you don't actually steal cars, you just jump in as a passenger, and then your character thanks/compliments the driver once you exit the car) Gamepaly is pretty fun though, and having the freedom to run around the city is great. Expand
  7. Jul 5, 2012
    0
    this game is not really anything new oh look simpsons driving big fuking whoop this game just rip off from crazy taxi that game was betterthis game is not really anything new oh look simpsons driving big fuking whoop this game just rip off from crazy taxi that game was better this just stupid come on what where they thinking Expand

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