When Pure Xbox relaunched back in early 2020, one of the things we used to do as part of these weekly \"Pick One\" features was to ask the PX community which classic Xbox games they'd like to see remastered.
Series X is my first xbox, and I always wanted to play left for dead. Second would be Hit and Run, never played it back in the day but I've heard souch about it in the years since. PGR always looked fun, but apart from Burnout I've never got into an arcade racer.
The release of The Simpsons: Hit & Run two decades ago may have followed what's considered by many as the most popular era of The Simpsons, but few would have predicted the levels of fondness and esteem 2003's Hit & Run still enjoys today. Developed by Canadian studio Radical Entertainment and released for PS2, Nintendo GameCube and Xbox (and later on PC), The Simpsons: Hit & Run is hailed as a classic by avid and casual gamers alike, as a game that transcends generations with its appeal.
When it comes to remastering classic video games, fans don't always want to wait for the studios themselves to put out the content, and would rather give it a go off their own back. This is exactly what happened with 2003's The Simpsons: Hit and Run, when a fan decided to remaster the open-world parody game using the Unreal Engine, and they did it all in just one week. As impressive a feat as it was, a recent development has come to light, in which the remaster's creator has decided to remove the project from Patreon.
It's a bit of a shame that The Simpsons game has yet to have an official remake or even a remaster. Of all the classic games out there, Hit and Run is the one fans are most keen to see be given new life. Given that the original is now 18 years old, it seems as though it's ripe for a remaster, and it's clear that the community is screaming out for one.
Andrew is a freelance writer from the UK who's been contributing to Game Rant since 2021, but has also written for Rock Paper Shotgun and PCGamesN. Approaching 40 years old, he has practically grown up with the video game industry as we know it today, beginning his adventures with the likes of the NES and Game Boy before moving onto the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive as it was known in the UK). Currently, Andrew is sticking with his Xbox One and laptop, though he's in the market for an Xbox Series X.Favorite games include: The Elder Scrolls series, classic FPS games like Doom, Quake, and Half-Life, Streets of Rage 2, the original Sonic installments (1-4). Actually, there are way too many games to reel off here. This list could go on forever.Oh, he does have a particular penchant for horror, especially the Amnesia series, Outlast, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Alien Isolation, Phasmophobia. Basically, anything that has the potential to make him sweat.
Reubs attracted no small amount of attention last year for having recreated most of the game in less than a week. The developer has been constantly improving upon their previous work over the course of the intervening months, introducing new models, physics, and missions. Reubs recently described how their upcoming remake is nearing completion, bringing the classic game to life through the use of Unreal Engine 5.
This remake of The Simpsons: Hit & Run is of course not officially licensed, Reubs noting how they plan to continue updating and improving the game, but explaining that a playable version will most likely never be released. The project is on the other hand a remarkable achievement and a testament to the power of passion and determination. The developer has brought a classic game back to life and has reignited the excitement and enjoyment that so many people felt when they first played The Simpsons: Hit & Run. This remastered version is definitely worth checking out.
In a recent poll of games that players want to see remastered in the current console generation, 2003's classic The Simpsons: Hit & Run takes the top spot. Fox's long-running animated family sitcom has been the subject of many video games throughout its many years on the air, ranging from old-school arcade beat-em-ups to a guest appearance in Lego Dimensions.
According to a recent study conducted by GAME, The Simpsons: Hit & Run was the title Twitter users most wanted to see remastered in the current console generation, beating out over 15 classics like Bully, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Red Dead Redemption, Tony Hawk Skater Pro and the original Metal Gear Solid. Hit & Run took home over 44% of the vote that was conducted over five days, with GTA San Andreas coming into second place with 24%.
One of two characters that appear on two separate levels (levels 1 and 7). On the first level, his primary vehicle is the classic Pink Family Sedan featured in many episodes of the Simpsons, and on the last level he drives the green 70's sport car featured in the episode \"I Married Marge\". His costumes are Level 1: Casual Homer, Muumuu Homer (King-Size Homer), and Chosen One Homer (Homer the Great). Level 7: Dirty Homer (Treehouse of Horror IX ), Evil Homer (Whacking Day/Marge in Chains), and Donut Homer (Treehouse of Horror IV). In the game while driving as Homer, you hear classic quotes from the cast such as: \"I am Evil Homer, I am Evil Homer (From Whacking Day) and \"Nothing lasts Forever\".
The second character alongside Homer who appears twice in the game on levels 2 and 6. On the second level, his primary vehicle is the Honor Roller soapbox racer he and Martin Prince built in the episode \"Saturdays of Thunder\". In Level 6, his primary vehicle is the Red Ferrini given to him by Mr. Burns in the episode \"Burn's Heir\" that he drives through Santa's Village in. His costumes for Level 2 are: Tall Bart (Radioactive Man), Football Bart (Bart Star) and Bart Ninja (The Telltale Head). His costumes for Level 6 are: Hugo Bart (Treehouse of Horror VII), Cadet Bart (The Secret War of Lisa Simpson) and Bartman (Three Men and a Comic Book). Quotes for Bart also done by the Simpsons cast are either original quotes or extracts from certain episodes such as \"Eep\" (a recurring catchphrase from the show in episodes such as \"Bart After Dark\" and the classic \"Ay, caramba!\"
Can you believe that it has almost been two decades since The Simpsons: Hit and Run hit our PS2, Xbox (original!) and GameCube screens back in 2003 It does not feel that long ago, yet the time has most-certainly passed. The classic GTA-clone tasked Homer and the Gang to solve an Alien conspiracy in Springfield. It was wild stuff, the gameplay was unbelievably fun, and many-a-day was spent causing chaos whilst sitting side-by-side with your friends on the couch.
Honestly, if you can't remember this absolute banger of a classic, then you really missed out, and considering the success of this insane Simpsons: Hit and Run Unreal Engine 5 remaster, maybe we could be seeing a proper remake coming soon. Check out the video: 781b155fdc