• Publisher: VU Games
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
  • Also On: PC
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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 207 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. It is, by a wide margin, the best put together Simpsons game that’s ever been released to the public. It fixes most of what many people found lacking with “Road Rage” and added new and better things to drawn in as wide a demographic as possible.
  2. 84
    Almost everything in the game is related to something from one of the episodes, and in the end you get the impression that the developers have sat down and watched every episode of The Simpsons, placing small elements from each episode into the game.
  3. Play Magazine
    83
    Essentially the show in real time, Hit & Run is so grandiose in its expanse and artisitic rendering it appears altogether more appealing than TV allows - the mark of a truly great cross-over product. [Sept 2003, p.78]
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    In the best surprise we've had in months, The Simpsons: Hit & Run is a massive action adventure that truly rocks, proving that you can never judge a game by its licensed cover. [Nov 2003, p.43]
  5. The game's wicked sense of humor (courtesy of the show’s writers/actors contributing their craft to the game) and Radical's virtual re-enactment of Springfield (along with its many inhabitants) will make even the most hardened "GTA III/Vice City" fanatic forget about the lack of weapons or mayhem.
  6. The cool thing about games like this is the never-ending factor – you drive around Springfield forever exploring all the ins and outs.
  7. Sure, as we've mentioned a few times, the quality of the writing, the voices and the humour are absolutely spot-on, but rather than disguise the mediocre game within, this excellence merely serves to amplify the crushing disappointment of the one dimensional gameplay, and we're left wanting much, much more than this half arsed effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 68
  2. Negative: 4 out of 68
  1. MartinL.
    Mar 26, 2004
    10
    This game is AWESOME!
  2. May 30, 2016
    10
    so much fun i played so much of this back in the day i dont really know what to say appart from it being a crazy gta simpsons game but i alsoso much fun i played so much of this back in the day i dont really know what to say appart from it being a crazy gta simpsons game but i also havent played this in a while so i dont remember details but i always remember lovin this game. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    I wasted my childhood on this game, it's still worth buying a PS2 for now so back then it was phenomenal it's probably one of the best gamesI wasted my childhood on this game, it's still worth buying a PS2 for now so back then it was phenomenal it's probably one of the best games I've played. Forget the Simpsons game that linear crap was worthless but this game is something else! Remember this is coming from one of the biggest Simpsons fans ever! Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2017
    9
    El GTA de los simpson. Muy divertido, con una cantidad brutal de contenido. Muchas misiones variadas y divertidas. Una joya de play station 2,El GTA de los simpson. Muy divertido, con una cantidad brutal de contenido. Muchas misiones variadas y divertidas. Una joya de play station 2, sin duda si te gustan os simpson o simplemente los videojuegos, tienes que comprarlo, jugarlo, y acabarlo (te costará). Expand
  5. ZoeM.
    Dec 30, 2007
    8
    This game is fantastic definetly the best simpsons game out there i havent tried the new one yet but im sure that is good also but this game This game is fantastic definetly the best simpsons game out there i havent tried the new one yet but im sure that is good also but this game is garunteed to keep the gamers entertained for a long while. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2013
    8
    I first experienced this game the first time around at the age of 12 and thought it was the best game ever. Obviously times change and so doesI first experienced this game the first time around at the age of 12 and thought it was the best game ever. Obviously times change and so does taste but this game holds its piece it has great game play missions characters its GTA with the simpsons what is not to love this game is amazing Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2021
    3
    Repetitivo a más no poder, dificultad desmesurada, no me funciona en absoluto.

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#14 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#21 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003