Digital Review

The Simpsons Hit & Run

The challenge in making a ''Simpsons'' title is translating the show's brilliant humor into fun gameplay. While previous efforts have been dreadful enough to warrant a Nelson Muntz ''Ha-ha!'', this ''Grand Theft Auto''-inspired driving game is worthy of a Bart-uttered ''Cool!'' (Much credit should go to the show's writers, who contributed original dialogue.) And if some of the missions seem repetitive, others stand out, like the one that has you confiscating copies of a particularly violent videogame (wink, wink) corrupting Springfield's youth. This ''Simpsons'' game packs more ''Whoa!'' than ''D'oh!''

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints