The Simpsons Game Reviews (PSP)
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Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).||3.9|
|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||3.3|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.3|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.1|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||2.9|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.7|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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|Overall User Score (8 votes)||3.4|
Critic ReviewsMobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
GameLemon (Feb 01, 2008)
If you understood the quote introducing this section, then you are the perfect candidate to play The Simpsons Game. This is a funny, amusing, and highly enjoyable title, but there are a few issues that keep it from reaching game immortality. A little more gameplay innovation, coupled with a tweaking of the controls, and this could have been one of those games that stand as a must-own. As it stands now though, fans of the show will love it, and that's really the primary audience anyway. Cancel your appointment with Dr. Nick, drop Grandpa off at the Retirement Castle, and tell Patty and Selma they'll have to come over another night, you've got better things to do.
Gamer 2.0 (Nov 09, 2007)
In the end, what you are presented with is a very solid Simpsons title. Its humor, as stated, goes beyond just pleasing regular and hardcore Simpsons fans. The self references mixed with cultural ones are worked out brilliantly, and hopefully it spurs the show’s writers to step up the effort and return it back to its roots. So aside from the camera, the game is just find-diddly-ine to go on out and pick up. Woo hoo!
IGN (Nov 15, 2007)
The Simpsons Game doesn’t quite stack up to its current gen counterparts in term of visual beauty, but the fun is definitely still there despite the fact that the camera can be cumbersome during hectic action scenes. The main feature of The Simpsons Game that will draw fans in is the humor and we’re happy to report that the bevy of lines and the hilarity that those lines bring is still in full force on PSP. Now if only they’d included some exclusive portable system content and fixed the rampant camera issues that plague the game then we’d have a real winner on our hands.
AceGamez (Nov, 2007)
Despite its shortcomings, The Simpsons Game is actually pretty good fun. At times it's frustrating and at times it's so funny that you just don't care. If you're a fan of The Simpsons then it's worth a look, but if not then the seven I've given it becomes a six, because the frustrations here will probably overwhelm everything else and there are better PSP platformers out there.
4Players.de (Nov 02, 2007)
Das größte Kompliment, das ich den Entwicklern bei EA machen kann, ist, dass ich das Simpsons Game weitaus witziger finde als die letzten drei Simpsons-Staffeln! Die Parodien sitzen treffsicher, die Zwischensequenzen sind brillant, die Story ist wunderbar abgedreht. Und obwohl der Brite in mir heftig grummelt, dass er auf die deutsche Sprachausgabe angewiesen ist, ist es doch gut zu hören, dass auch die im Vergleich sehr gut gelungen ist - mit Ausnahme einiger peinlich vergeigter Übersetzungsfehler. Als brillante Parodie auf die Gamesbranche und unterhaltsame Ansammlung toller Simpsons-Gags ist das Spiel also super. Nur als Spiel leider nicht: Das Missionsdesign bedient den kleinsten gemeinsamen Anspruchs-Level, die Kameraführung ist zum Teil grausam, PS2-, PSP- & Wii-Spieler müssen darüber hinaus auf den kompletten Springfield-Abschnitt verzichten.
Pocket Gamer UK (Nov 26, 2007)
Fantastically funny and an unwavering faithfulness to the source material help make this rather average 3D action adventure worth a furtive glance – it's just a shame that it's over so quickly.
Hooked Gamers (Nov 11, 2007)
Despite the fantastic writing, graphics, and sound, The Simpsons Game, manages to flop where it counts: the gameplay. It’s simply too short, un-creative, and lacks any kind of replay value. If you’re a die-hard Simpsons fan, it won’t hurt to cough up the money to buy the game. For everyone else however, and only because of the stellar presentation, the game easily warrants a rent.
Cheat Code Central (Nov 20, 2007)
Though an enjoyable romp, there's no way to recommend the PSP version over one of the console iterations of The Simpsons Game. The humor is what fans game to see, and you'll find it easier to get to all the enjoyable parts if you aren't constantly fighting with the camera. If you do need your Simpsons on-the-go, this is as competent a port as one could have hoped for on the PSP, and has most of the goodness present in its bigger brothers. Fans of the show will not be disappointed, but realize that you're coming for the jokes, the gameplay is merely a vessel to get you there.
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 14, 2007)
Grosse déception que cette version PSP des Simpson Le Jeu. Proposant un contenu similaire à celui de la mouture PS2, la jouabilité problématique, principalement liée à des soucis constants de caméra, énerve trop pour qu'on prenne du plaisir en y jouant. On regrettera aussi que le multijoueur soit absent sur la portable de Sony, ce qui montre bien que le développement de ladite version n'a pas dû prendre bien longtemps.
1UP (Feb 15, 2008)
On the presentation side, with colorful, cartoony graphics and contributions from the voice actors, it should satisfy the legions of Simpsons fans. But as a game, it's decidedly mediocre-at-best fare, with levels that vary in quality and pedestrian platforming and beat-em-up action. If you have the option, go with the superior 360 or PS3 version: This one makes with the funnies, but not so much the fun.
Gamestyle (Dec 18, 2007)
The Simpsons really does go to show that you can't take a turd, paint it gold (or yellow) and expect it to be worth a million. The presentation values are immense, but the whole inner workings of the game are nothing short of a disaster. Here's hoping the next game fares better; after all, from here, the only way is up.