The Simpsons: Hit and Run (2003)
Radical Entertainment (GameCube, PS2, Xbox, Windows)
Very few people seem to remember this title, which I find profoundly bizarre given it earned PlayStation Platinum status. A child’s edition of Grand Theft Auto, being able to run amok in Springfield with Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson and other legendary characters of the show at the wheel made the game a lifelong child memory. Many hours were spent completing challenges as part of the extraterrestrial storyline, but the arcade nature and relatively sophisticated graphics for a PS2 title in 2003 of all years takes me back to my first foray into the utopia of video gaming.