No matter what your view is on gaming, it seems The Simpsons Hit & Run is a universally adored game - that's a fact. Nope, we won't hear otherwise. Despite releasing all the way back in 2003 (it's almost 20 years old!), fans still reminisce over this game on a regular basis. C'mon, how many times have you gone onto social media to see a nostalgic post about this classic game?
Reddit users have been discussing how they would love to see the game added onto Xbox Game Pass, or at least made backwards compatible, and to be honest, we do too. Realistically, it's most likely not going to happen due to licensing issues, but in our ideal dream world where Phil Spencer makes all our dreams come true, we're absolutely playing The Simpsons Hit & Run on our Xbox Series X consoles right now.
For all three of you who haven't played the game, it's essentially a Grand Theft Auto clone, using the characters and world of the classic cartoon. Primarily, the missions focus around vehicle based tasks, but there is the odd platforming section sprinkled in there. Fans of the show absolutely loved all the little Easter Eggs littered throughout, such as Jasper residing within the Kwik-E-Mart freezer. Even after all these years, the graphical art style of the game holds up, and with the show's voice actors giving it their all, it's the definitive Simpsons game.
But the real question is, do you want to see the game made backwards compatible in the future? While we've mentioned it's unlikely, never say never. Just look at MLB The Show 21 being added to Xbox Game Pass on day one - who saw that coming? We're living in an Xbox era where anything is possible, and let's be honest, the game would sell a bucket load of copies if it was ever revitalised.
Where do you stand in The Simpsons Hit & Run camp? Let us know in the comments below.