Few games embrace their license's soul so well -- The Simpsons Game nails the show's trademark humor, in-jokes, and social satire, plus it features impressive cartoony graphics and the real-deal voice actors. This is total fan service, meaning Simpsons fans -- and apologists -- will be pleased. The standard-issue platforming and beat-em-up gameplay -- in co-op or player-swapping form -- though, is nothing special. Fortunately, an abundant collection of game parodies pepper the missions and give the game added personality that elevates it over its gameplay misgivings.
Overall score: 7/10