Video game adaptations of movies and TV shows are always a hit and miss. Sometimes you get great titles like Spider-Man 2 and Mad Max which live up to the source material. While in other instances the result is average games, like Blair Witch and John Wick Hex.
One game that is legendary in this niche of the industry is The Simpsons: Hit & Run. It came out way back in 2003 and was a huge success for Universal Games and the franchise. The game has sold almost 5 million copies worldwide since its launch and became a huge hit among players.
Since its release, The Simpsons: Hit & Run has gained a cult following and won several awards. Content about the game is still made and gets really viral as fans just can’t get enough of this game. Recently, someone crafted an entirely new version of the fan-favorite game as an open-world one.
reubs, a content creator on YouTube, has remade the action-adventure game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, as an open-world game in the Unreal Engine 5. Not only is the game an open-world title now but it also looks much better than the original version.
While working on this remake, the content creator had a few goals in mind other than just making it open-world. Better vehicles, remastered graphics, dialogues, and online multiplayer were all a part of the plan from the start. Making The Simpsons: Hit & Run’s map an open-world one wasn’t hard as there was already a mod for this.
After putting the map in Unreal Engine 5 and adding a tree pack, the game already looked pretty great. reubs also made a lot of progress on the vehicular front and made the collision work instantly. However, this was all a start as the content creator needed to do much more work on the map to add detail.
By uploading a texture pack with 1400 textures, he made the details on the map much better. You can see in the video how good The Simpsons: Hit & Run looks after the upscaling in detail he made himself. The content creator also deleted some things off the map as they interfered with the open-world factor.
So, reubs put in a lot of effort in this open-world reimagination and the results speak for themselves. A huge difference is present in the quality of graphics in this remake and the original game. He also said that this was the first part of a series, so we have to wait to see The Simpsons: Hit & Run remake finished.