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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 10 3.6
PlayStation 2 18 3.4
Xbox 10 3.0
Combined User Score 38 3.4


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82
XboxConsoles Plus (Apr, 2002)
Cette version Xbox est identique à celle sur PS2. Le graphisme, les modes, le nombre de personnages... Tout est pareil. Dommage mais l'essentiel, c'est que Simpsons Road Rage ne perd pas de son intérêt ni de son humour omniprésent et néanmoins excellent.
80
XboxGame Informer Magazine (Dec, 2001)
I could mark off for lack of originality, but after suffering through Simpsons Wrestling I’ll gladly settle for a competent rehash.
80
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Dec, 2001)
It looks a little worse than the Xbox version, but moves a bit faster and controls slightly better. That’s about the only difference I could discern. With so many games scheduled for release on both platforms, I don’t think this will be the last time I make that observation.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Mar, 2002)
Simpsons reruns are always gold, because you can never take in all the obscurities and genius in one viewing. Though a little short on gameplay depth, Road Rage is worth repeated play because of the show-lifted locations and both original and reused character quotes. The leprechaun may tell you to burn things, but shut him up and listen to me: Simpsons Road Rage is most definitely okalee dokalee, neighborino.
80
GameCubeThunderbolt Games (May 18, 2003)
A game can be great because of gameplay. A game can be great because of graphics, especially in this day and age of newfangled gaming technology. A game can be great because the music is so beautiful or catchy that it lingers in your immediate thoughts the whole day long. But when a game like this has so much to go off of, including thirteen seasons of material and several other pieces of paraphernalia, you find yourself thinking it's great because of its subtleties, and this is the greatest greatness of all.
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PlayStation 2videospiele.com (Jan 26, 2002)
Für ein kurzes Spiel zwischendurch ist Simpsons Road Rage allemal geeignet, aber was darüber hinausgeht, ist man wohl mit dem Sega Original besser bedient. Das Spielprinzip ist zu schnell durchschaut und bereits nach kurzer Zeit hat man im Spiel alles erkundet, was es zu entdecken gibt. Von da an gibt es im Prinzip nur Wiederholungen, bis man endlich genug Geld verdient hat, um das Spiel zu beenden. Letztlich bleibt zu hoffen, dass dieser Trend neuerer Simpson-Umsetzungen nicht anhält und dass man beim bereits angekündigten Simpsons Skateboarding etwas mehr Eigeninitiative entwickelt.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target (Sep 19, 2002)
How much fun you have with Road Rage will depend entirely on how much you worship The Simpsons. I know for a fact if the game was just known as Road Rage with generic characters I wouldn't have had nearly as much fun. Crazy Taxi fans will enjoy it. Simpsons fans will enjoy it. But even the world's biggest Simpson fan won't have much more to do with it than the time it takes for a rental. Rent. Enjoy. Return. Apparently, The Curse of the Simpsons is halfway cracked. While not great, Simpsons: Road Rage is very fun and worthy of taking a few hours away from your Simpsons DVD sets.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania.de (Apr 13, 2002)
Wer die Simpsons mag, der wird sich auch für dieses Spiel begeistern und kann der Spielspaßwertung noch ein paar Prozent hinzuaddieren. Allein die Möglichkeit, im Sonntagsmodus ohne Zeitlimit durch Springfield zu fahren, und die vielen bekannten Schauplätze zu besichtigen, dürfte für viele sehr interessant sein. Grundsätzlich sollte man jedoch keine Abneigung gegenüber Rennspielen oder stressigem Straßenverkehr haben. Wem das nicht liegt, der sollte seine PlayStation 2 stattdessen mit der ersten Simpsons-Staffel auf DVD füttern - allen Anderen sei eine Probefahrt in Springfield empfohlen.
70
XboxEurogamer.net (UK) (Apr 04, 2002)
Simpsons Road Rage is surprisingly entertaining in short bursts, but the charm tends to wear off fairly quickly thanks to the lack of variety on offer. Missions, locations, music and voice acting all get repetitive after just a few hours, and there's little incentive to keep you coming back long enough to earn the $1m you'll need to win the game. It's probably worth renting if you're a fan of the TV series, but it's hardly a must buy.
68
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Jan, 2002)
Für echte Simpsons-Fans ist Die Simpsons Road Rage sicher ein Spaßgarant, zumal es die Möglichkeit bietet, neben Charakteren und Fahrzeugen noch weitere zehn Level freizuspielen. Die haben dann allerdings mit dem eigentlichen Spielprinzip nur noch wenig zu tun. Wenn Krusty beispielsweise vor hysterischen Fans fliehen muss, ist das sicherlich kein spielerischer Geniestreich, bietet aber eine annehmbare Abwechslung zum restlichen Gameplay.
68
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (May, 2002)
(PAL version)
Am Ende bleibt nur ein nettes Fanprodukt. das an vielen technischen Krankheiten leidet und in allen Belangen seiner großen Vorlage unterlegen ist.
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GameCubeQuebec Gamers (Feb 28, 2003)
Pour terminer, ce jeu n'est pas un jeu qui va révolutionner le genre, et c'est un jeu assez banal. Mais je crois que les fans des Simpson passeront tout de même un bon moment car pratiquement tous les personnages de la série sont là, et les voix sont les mêmes que celles utilisées dans la série américaine. Le jeu a vraiment le look Simpson est c'est un point fort. Plusieurs éléments de la série seront reconnus que par les vrais fans car plusieurs trucs comme le camion M. Plow, ou le monstre mécanique qui dévore les autos, ne sont pas connus de tout le monde, mis à part ceux qui ont bien connu la série. Bref, je vous conseille une location pour ce jeu. Et si vous êtes un fan des Simpson, vous allez passer un bon moment avec! Le jeu est bien, mais on s'en lasse assez rapidement, et il n'offre pas beaucoup plus que de faire du taxi!
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GameCubeGameSpy (Mar 26, 2002)
Simpsons Road Rage is a virtual tour of Springfield. Filled to the brim with sound bytes, sly references (like the cheap voice over that replaces Krusty's assessment of your skills), and just about every single Simpsons location possible. If anything, you might want it to pick up a copy of Road Rage for camp value, to fulfill your collection, or to fire up for short bursts of at multiplayer parties. Your friends will love it! Provided they don't play too long.
65
XboxGaming Target (Jan 29, 2002)
If you are a big Simpsons fan you might want to check this game out just for the cool voice acting and the impressive character models. Otherwise, chill out the next few months and wait on Crazy Taxi Next from Sega.
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XboxIGN (Dec 11, 2001)
Road Rage is exactly like Crazy Taxi, though without the fine tuning and sweaty stress. It's a simple game, without the challenge or the depth of the game it clearly apes, but of course, with many more jokes about alcoholism and emotional abuse. The appeal of the game comes in the license, and I mean that sincerely. 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.
62
PlayStation 2GameSpot (Dec 03, 2001)
In the end, though, The Simpsons Road Rage's control problems prevent this from being recommendable to all but the most die-hard of The Simpsons fans. Ultimately, the only saving grace Road Rage has is that it's a Simpsons game.
62
GameCubeGameSpot (Jan 08, 2002)
If you can see past these problems, then The Simpsons Road Rage might present you with a little bit of replay value. You can compete head-to-head against one other player in a split-screen mode, and you can drive as any character n any location that you've unlocked in a mode without a clock. There are even 10 missions in which you're given various tasks to complete within a short amount of time, such as driving Krusty away from a mob of fans and getting Homer to work without Mr. Burns noticing. And of course, there's something to be said about simply driving around a 3D recreation of Springfield. In the end, though, The Simpsons Road Rage's control problems prevent this from being recommendable to all but the most die-hard of The Simpsons fans. And while it's better than the poor GameCube port of the original Crazy Taxi, ultimately, the only saving grace Road Rage has is that it's a Simpsons game.
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XboxGameSpot (Dec 13, 2001)
The game can best be described as Crazy Taxi in Springfield. Montgomery Burns has replaced the city's transit system with a series of radioactive busses that are causing havoc throughout Springfield. Naturally, the Simpson family springs to the rescue and decides to raise the necessary $1 million to buy back Springfield's transit system from Burns. Initially, you assume the role of Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge, and Grandpa as you ferry fares to and from various famous locales such as the Quick-E-Mart, Android's Dungeon, and Moe's Tavern within a certain amount of time.
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GameCubeNetjak (Jan 29, 2008)
The Simpsons Road Rage is fun for short stretches of time, but it’s a definite rent-first title. While it’s the best Simpsons game I’ve ever played, that doesn’t mean it deserves a rating over "decent." To put Road Rage to the desert island test, I will say that if I was stuck on a desert island with only The Simpsons Road Rage to play, I wouldn’t be compelled to make a desperate swim for it (as would be the case with most other Simpsons games). But it wouldn’t take me very long to build a raft.
60
XboxX-Power (Apr 09, 2002)
De Simpsons verdienen echt beter dan dit. Wanneer men Road Rage met Crazy Taxi vergelijkt, scoort deze laatste op alle punten beduidend hoger. Misschien spreekt dit spel de allerjongste gamertjes wel aan maar voor alle anderen: de tekenfilmserie is VEEL beter.
60
PlayStation 2Super Play (Sweden) (Dec, 2001)
Men trots att livslängden inte är den bästa, är The Simpsons Road Rage ett ganska kul spel. Gillade man inte Crazy Taxi bör man dock titta åt ett annat håll, för spelen är som sagt oerhört snarlika.
60
XboxGameZone (Dec 26, 2001)
This is a game for those who are still obsessed with Crazy Taxi and have longed for a two-player version of the game ever since its release. Everyone should rent it first, though I'm sure a few non-CT obsessors will enjoy it.
60
GameCubeGamersMark (Jan 25, 2002)
The game starts off with a cutscene that presents you with Burns’ scheme, when that’s finished you are presented with easy to navigate menus. The menus aren’t too impressive but they are easy enough for to just power on your GameCube and just play. The character selection menu is pretty cool though, when you highlight a character they pull up in their vehicle and yell out one of their catch frases.
60
XboxGame Over Online (Mar 08, 2002)
Simpsons Road Rage plays like a stripped down version of Crazy Taxi. As any one of a cast of characters, you’re tasked to drive around Springfield, picking up customers along the streets and racing them to their destinations before a timer counts down. Depending how quickly and efficiently you complete each trip you’re awarded money and extra time before you head off to find your next customer. To add to an otherwise simple concept, Road Rage challenges drivers to achieve certain goals, such as not hitting any more than three cars, or destroying Mr. Burns bus stops, while en route to the passenger’s location.
60
XboxPGNx Media (May 23, 2002)
This game probably lacks the most in the graphical aspect. The game look cartoon-ish, but that’s a given, and it is supposed to be that way, so it doesn’t affect my view of the graphics. What does affect it, are the dozens of graphical glitches that there are in the game. It is totally pathetic. You can go through people, trees, other vehicles, through the ground sometimes, and any other obstacle that gets in the way. Many trees will get knocked down, but for many of them, you’ll just go through, and that’ll be the end of that.
60
XboxThunderbolt Games (Feb 22, 2003)
Ahh, the one part of the game that was original: the sound, specifically the voice-overs. All the Simpsons cast lent their voices to the game, including Nancy Cartwright and Dan Castllaneta. The game characters all talk once inside the cab, which is pretty cool. There are lots of different lines as well, so it doesn't get very repetitive until you are well into the game. The music is nothing that you even really notice while playing, which is kind of a let down but it establishes the realism of the Simpsons well.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Dec, 2001)
All this makes The Simpsons Road Rage a perfect rental for Simpson fans, but I wouldn't want to buy it. In just a few days you can unlock all the bonuses, explore virtual Springfield to your heart's content and suffer through what will add up to hours and hours of loading time. After the fun wears off, you'll find Road Rage feels more like stop and go traffic.
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GameCubeIGN (Jan 14, 2002)
Sega's Crazy Taxi was a runaway hit when it premiered on the Dreamcast so many years ago, and countless ports since have continued to prove successful. So it comes as no surprise that several Crazy Taxi clones have sprouted up from the gardens of competing publishers. One such game is The Simpsons Road Rage from Electronic Arts. The Radical Entertainment developed racer pits players as the hilarious characters from the animated television series and turns them loose in the city of Springfield to carry fares to different locations.
55
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 19, 2001)
Les Simpsons continuent sur leur lancée de jeux moyens avec ce Road Rage sans aucune originalité et à la réalisation maladroite. Seuls les plus grands fans de la série trouveront un quelconque intérêt à ce titre, les autres se tourneront bien évidemment vers Crazy Taxi (l'original).
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com (May 29, 2002)
Les Simpsons continuent sur leur lancée de jeux moyens avec ce Road Rage sans aucune originalité et à la réalisation maladroite. Seuls les plus grands fans de la série trouveront un quelconque intérêt à ce titre, les autres préfèreront sûrement le troisième volet de Crazy Taxi...
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XboxGamezilla (Jan 10, 2002)
I would half-heartedly recommend it for the die-hard Simpsons fan that wants to own everything they put out. Or if you are the kind of person who wants an easy game that can be beat by just spending enough time doing the same thing over and over again, then this game will probably raise your self-esteem. In the end, I wouldn't buy this game. It was poorly done and it's a disgrace to the "Racing" category of games. I wouldn't even bother renting it, because you will likely find yourself saying what I did: "Boy, I wish I had those hours of my life back."
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Apr 22, 2002)
Les Simpsons continuent sur leur lancée de jeux moyens avec ce Road Rage sans aucune originalité et à la réalisation maladroite. Seuls les plus grands fans de la série trouveront un quelconque intérêt à ce titre, les autres préfèreront sûrement le troisième volet de Crazy Taxi...
54
PlayStation 24Players.de (Jan 25, 2002)
Leider... aber... dennoch...: Worte, die häufig im Test gefallen sind. The Simpsons Road Rage krankt -wie viele andere Spiele zu namhaften Lizenzen- an einem unausgegorenen Gameplay. Dabei sind gute Ansätze eigentlich ausreichend vorhanden, die Road Rage deutlich vom großen Vorbild Crazy Taxi abheben könnten. Doch da das Spielprinzip -ganz gleich in welchem Modus- nicht langfristig motivieren kann und dazu noch grafische Mängel und Schwächen gleich dutzendweise auftreten, ist The Simpsons Road Rage wirklich nur hartnäckigen Simpsons-Fans zu empfehlen. Die hätten aber mit der DVD-Box der ersten Staffel mehr und vor allem authentischeren Simpsons-Spaß. Schade - wieder einmal wurde eine Lizenz mit einem fragwürdigen Spiel verheizt.
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PlayStation 2IGN (Nov 27, 2001)
The gameplay just isn't deep or compelling enough to warrant picking this title up unless you absolutely MUST have every single product with "The Simpsons" plastered on it. Regardless of how you look at it, The Simpsons Road Rage is nothing more than a very average videogame and an unrewarding gaming experience.
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GameCubeNintendo Life (Jan 06, 2006)
Give this game a rent or buy it for cheap at a car bootie, I wouldn't suggest forking much more than £10 for this game. Simpson’s fanatics will enjoy the scenes but if you want a good Simpson’s game just get Hit n Run.
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XboxThe Video Game Critic (Apr 01, 2008)
The load times aren't great, but they are much improved over the PS2 version (15 seconds per load versus 30). Even so, the loads definitely interrupt the flow of the game. And why in the hell does the entire stage have to reload when you select "retry"? That's just lazy programming right there! The audio track features a lot of humorous lines from all the characters, but they tend to repeat a lot - sometimes even twice in a row! The split-screen mode for two players is mildly amusing but nothing to write home about. Simpson's Road Rage is a lighthearted driving game that's seems instantly fun at first, but can't seem to maintain its momentum.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US) (Nov 20, 2001)
Playing as various characters from the Simpsons universe, you transport passengers across Springfield, collect money for fast times, and avoid Montgomery Burns? dirty tactics that slow you down. Sure, this formula worked before, but Road Rage doesn?t offer any new innovations. Instead you?re faced with bumper-to-bumper frustration: seemingly obvious shortcuts only lead to dead ends, vehicles get snagged on curbs and other seemingly innocuous surfaces, and the rewards in Mission Mode are anything but.
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PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic (Dec 08, 2002)
My biggest beef with Simpson's Road Rage lies in the load time. Like most EA games, it is excruciating, and it effectively ruins the Mission Mode, since the loading times are usually longer than the missions themselves! Only die-hard Simpsons fans and youngsters will be amused by Road Rage, but others need not apply.