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The Simpsons: Hit & Run can be best described as Grand Theft Auto in Springfield.

The player takes on the role of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa or Apu and tries to uncover a mystery surrounding mechanical bees that are taking over Springfield, mysterious vans, and cola that can control the minds of those who drink it.

Like GTA, the game follows a linear-based path through fifty plus missions. The player will have to chase cars and find out where they're headed, grab all the spilling cola cans before people can drink them, and chase down villains before they get away.

Throughout the course of the game, the player can unlock tons of rewards by completing missions in a set amount of time or performing outstanding stunts.

All voiceovers are performed by those who act in the show, including Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Julie Kavner (Marge) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa).

The game supports multiplayer action for up to four players.


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There are 43 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Alternate Titles

  • "辛普森一家:打带跑" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Xingpuseng Yijia: Da Dai Pao" -- Chinese title
  • "Os Simpsons: Hit & Run" -- Brazilian title
  • "Les Simpsons: Hit & Run" -- French title

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User Reviews

One of the best Simpsons game Mathew Mayne (7) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Lawrence Sep 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Digital Entertainment News (den) Nov 13, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesdog Nov 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Dec 19, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Sep 24, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
TechRaptor Apr 15, 2017 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Oct 30, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2003 4 out of 10 40


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Most, if not any, advertising in this game are actually references to previous episodes. For example, the Itchy and Scratchy Movie poster was used in an episode where Bart is grounded from seeing said movie.


On Christmas day (December 25th), Homer's character in the main menu is dressed as Santa Claus.

Lionel Hutz

There are billboards throughout the game advertising the legal services of Lionel Hutz. Matt Groeing, producer for the Simpsons, retired Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure when Phil Hartman tragically lost his life.


The hoity-toity music you hear in the Stonecutters hallway is the Spring of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.


  • Computer Games
    • March 2004 - #10 Best Game of the Year 2003
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Most Pleasant Surprise of the Year (PC)
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clef (597) added The Simpsons: Hit & Run (PlayStation 2) on Sep 21, 2003
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