Shrek 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. The best thing about this is the fact that every task, adventure and puzzle is fun and entertaining. It’s a fast paced game that is enjoyable for all ages.
  2. Pay attention movie companies...THIS is how it is done.
  3. It appeals to all gamers of any age, gender, or style of gaming. It has a bit for everyone, action, puzzles, adventure, comedy and it set in a popular film world.
  4. With its good graphics, audio and party-based play, Shrek 2 improves in nearly every way upon the original game.
  5. Computer Games Magazine
    83
    The voice acting is so good gamers will think it's actually the original cast. [Aug 2004, p.7]
  6. It captures the spirit of Shrek and the world created for him, and seems to have enough of a challenge with learning to use four characters almost at once to provide gamers with something different and fun.
  7. For the comedy alone, Shrek 2 is a must-play.
  8. It has all the elements needed in a movie-based video game, and in some aspects even goes above and beyond that. However, the lasting appeal of the game leaves a lot to be desired. If they had just thrown in another gameplay mode, this game could have been spectacular.
  9. The main drawback to Shrek 2 is its slightly flaky in-game camera feature, which does not always let you see the action from the best angles.
  10. One of the best things about Shrek 2 is the multiplayer. Up to four players can play, each controlling a party member. Anyone can join in at any time, so if someone leaves, the AI will continue playing for them.
  11. GamePro
    80
    Some frustrating A.I., however, causes Shrek 2 to suffer badly as a single-player game (or any time the computer controls a party member), and switching between the characters to overcome the menial obstacles feels like a chore when playing solo. [Aug 2004, p.68]
  12. The most redeeming factor of the Shrek 2 game is the story and dialogue. The entire Shrek empire rests strongly on the shoulders of the Dreamwork’s writing staff and this game benefits greatly from their abilities.
  13. Play Magazine
    75
    The visuals have their respective platforms humming at their storybook best. [July 2004, p.72]
  14. 75
    It's very derivative, and beyond a few puzzles requiring you to use all four characters in tandem, there's not a lot that's new here. At the same time, it's mostly enjoyable while it lasts.
  15. If Shrek’s trek weren’t such a short one, then Shrek 2 would get the full recommendations, but it’s hard to justify putting down 50 bucks for a game that’s beatable in a rental period.
  16. Older or more hardcore gamers are probably going to scoff at the title, but there's something to be said about an adventure title that allows you to play with four people at one time.

Awards & Rankings

#80 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    9
    I have to say I have Never had such fun in multiplayer. Shrek 2 is one of the best multiplayer experiences of the PS2 having a great story andI have to say I have Never had such fun in multiplayer. Shrek 2 is one of the best multiplayer experiences of the PS2 having a great story and a great number of quests This a must have for those Who love MP Full Review »
  2. Mar 14, 2016
    8
    Highly enjoyable coop experience, not so fun on its own. Plenty of interesting gameplay mechanics, and offers as much fun as its movieHighly enjoyable coop experience, not so fun on its own. Plenty of interesting gameplay mechanics, and offers as much fun as its movie counterpart. Very good game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    Literally god-tier game. SOMEHOW managed to top shrek 1 the video game. Whilst playing this game, my mother saw me playing it and sheLiterally god-tier game. SOMEHOW managed to top shrek 1 the video game. Whilst playing this game, my mother saw me playing it and she instantly collapsed on her knees, and began crying over simply seeing the insane, realistic graphics that are held within this compact cd. I cried nightly for a year because my brain could not even function due to playing this beautiful gift shrek has blessed upon this humble planet. 10/10 would let game penetrate shrektum. Full Review »