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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Finally here is a Simpsons game that will appease both gamers and Simpsons fans. It might not unseat the mighty GTA franchise but for younger gamers who don't have to worry about excessive violence (it doesn't get any worse than a typical Itchy & Scratchy episode) this is perfect. It will also appeal to those old enough to enjoy the more mature titles, and to those who want to enjoy Simpsons humor that is much funnier than even the most recent seasons.
GameZone (Oct 01, 2003)
What it all boils down to is this. Simpsons: Hit & Run is a solid, fun game that really does make great use of a good license. Springfield is great, the characters are great, the writing is great, the vehicles are great, and there are so many references to things from the show that fans might explode on contact. Yes, the game could have tried a little harder with creating some new, innovative missions, but when everything else is so good, there's no reason to complain. If you're even slightly interested, give it a rent; if you're a diehard Simpsons fan, this should be at the top of your list of things to get. Even if you've only seen an episode or two of the show, you're bound to have some fun with it. This is the Simpsons game we've all been waiting for.
Simpsons Hit & Run may be the best GTA-style game that the GameCube library is going to get. It’s not just worthy by default, though. The levels are huge, the show references are abundant, and it looks and plays solid. A lack of mission variety – chase this, collect that – is the only thing I have against it, but it goes with the territory. This thing’s sweeter than that beer with candy pieces in it; y’know, Skittlebrau.
GameSpot (Sep 15, 2003)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run borrows heavily from the Grand Theft Auto series and, in so doing, it brings the world of the Simpsons to life with proper justice.
Game Over Online (Nov 03, 2003)
While it’s not perfect, The Simpsons: Hit and Run is easily the greatest Simpsons game that’s been released. A solid script, good gameplay and a huge dose of humor makes this game stand out as a nice platformer. Unfortunately, technical issues prevent this game from truly standing out as exceptional. But, if you’re a fan of this long running show, you owe it to yourself to pick up and play this game.
My initial reaction when I heard about this game was not one of enthusiasm. I had expected to find yet another Simpsons release with borrowed, simplified gameplay and a severely limited lifespan, but I was soon pleasantly surprised. The Simpsons Hit & Run lives up to its potential, giving Simpsons fans an authentic and enjoyable experience. With the crashing, and the funny, and the doo dads- GLAVIN! *ahem* One can’t argue with the quality and level of detail. The Multiplayer mode is disappointing, making for a significant weak link, but the Campaign mode more than makes up for it. No hardcore Simpsons fan should skip this offering, and even casual fans will get their money’s worth.
UOL Jogos (Dec 19, 2003)
"Hit & Run" prova que o nome dos Simpsons não é uma maldição para games. Apesar de não ser o próximo "Grand Theft Auto", é um divertido jogo de ação com bastante variedade.
Game Chronicles (Oct 13, 2003)
The Simpsons: Hit and Run features large, open-ended one-player environments with a multitude of secrets and sub-goals to discover in each area, plus a bonus race mode, courses that can be unlocked during regular play. Naturally, the twisted charm of the Simpsons television show should be considered a main feature, as well.
IGN (Sep 16, 2003)
Hit & Run may have swiped nearly all of its gameplay ideas from GTA, but the combination of the vast Simpsons universe liberally applied to the GTA formula is pure brilliance. The game is true to the Simpsons TV show, the voice actors all nail their lines, the writing is sharp, hilarious and it catches you off guard again and again, and the gameplay is expansive, surprising and endearing. If you must own a Simpsons game, this is the one. If you have been dying to own a good Simpsons game, but have been cheated in the past, this one's worth it! If you're missing the thrill of GTA this year and want something, anything remotely similar, get this. And if you're just plain smart and you enjoy smashing things with your car, well, heh, yeah, just get this game already.
GameSpy (Sep 24, 2003)
The Simpsons Hit & Run is 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). Unless you hate the show, which would make you a filthy communist, you'll love this game.
Withingames (Nov 22, 2003)
Nachdem die Simpsons durch kurze Clips in der Tracy Ullman Show bekannt wurden, bekamen sie bald eine eigene TV-Serie und entwickelten sich schon Anfang der 90er zu einem richtigen Kult, der in aller Herren Länder seine Anhänger hat. Das Franchise wurde auf Action-Figuren, Poster und auch Videspiele erweitert, wobei diese allerdigns wie viele TV-Umsetzungen oft lieblos gemacht und nie für Top-Wertungen gut waren. Mit "The Simpsons: Hit & Run" scheint sich das jetzt geändert zu haben, denn die Entwickler von Radical Entertainment haben sich wirklich ins Zeug gelegt.
Gabe es nicht die Simpsons-Thematik, würde das Spiel ganz schnell als belangloser GTA-Klon in der Versenkung verschwinden. Aber es ist nun mal ein Simpsons-Spiel und das macht einiges wieder wett. Als Anhänger der gelben Familie freut man sich über tonnenweise Insider-Gags und die hervorragende Umsetzung von Springfield und seinen Bewohnern. Solche Feinheiten bleiben Nicht-Fans natürlich verborgen - ihnen bleibt immerhin noch eine spaßige Action-Raserei, der es etwas an spielerischer Abwechslung mangelt. Ist mir aber egal, denn ich liebe die Simpsons und habe mit Hit & Run eine Menge Spaß!
As a complete package, The Simpsons: Hit & Run is better than average. Even that smarmy Comic Book guy would be hard pressed not to recommened it. It'll appeal to any Simpsons fan and it'll probably appeal to any GTA fan as well. It's funny, it's packed with references to the show and I can't deny I personally had a lot of fun with it. Whether you want to take on the missions or just kick the hell out of people with Homer to hear their complaints or his quips, you'll probably enjoy this one.
Lawrence (Sep 18, 2003)
With a bit more polish, it could've been a surefire winner. Regardless, it's fun for any age and an absolute must-have for Simpsons fans.
Game Revolution (Oct, 2003)
So though it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, The Simpsons Hit and Run takes a known gameplay setup and gives it the proper Simpsons touch. Full of humor for all and geeky references for some, this is a solid game that’s sure to entertain. For the avid fan, this game is a definite winner, while for the rest of you it makes a fine rental. It might not be as good as BoneStorm, but it's way better than Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge.
GamersMark (Sep 28, 2003)
As a Simpsons fan, I can’t help but love Radical Entertainment’s The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Though, the reason behind that isn’t because of the title’s gameplay. No, it’s the humorous personality of the show that’s flawlessly recreated that I love. Any fan of the show will eat this game up as I did. However, those who are looking for some amazingly deep, innovative, refreshing, and polished gameplay may want to look somewhere else.
Nintendo Difference (Sep 14, 2006)
On ne s’attendait pas à cela, il est évident que pour les personnes qui ne sont pas réellement fans du genre, ni de la série, le jeu perd tout son charme, et atteint les 12/20, de même si l'on est vraiment fan, celui-ci atteindrait les 16, voir 17, sans hésiter, mais ici il est question d’un jeu Simpson, et qui dit Simpson, dit une grosse tranche de pur bonheur ! Avis aux amateurs !
65 (Dec 18, 2003)
J'aurais bien aimé mettre plus mais franchement le jeu souffre de problèmes techniques et de misions très répétitives. L'univers du show est bien retranscrit mais une fois de plus voilà un jeu qui n'utilise pas à fond la richesse de l'animé dont il s'inspire. Un titre charmant, mais malheureusement beaucoup trop redondant.