Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. The game’s combat system is fundamentally solid with an excellent combo system that is actually much more in-depth than I originally suspected.
  2. 80
    Offering 20 characters, 16 levels, and a ton of replay value, this title is great for kids and adults alike, and shouldn't be dismissed as a mere licensed game (or "merchandise") -- it's the real deal.
  3. AceGamez
    80
    Shrek SuperSlam is just like Powerstone, but with Shrek characters. I'm sure you remember how good Powerstone on the Dreamcast was, too. I remember those days well!
  4. To inspire any future attraction from older gamers, the developers must consider making adjustments to the game’s response system and also the overall action speed—even though Slamming Charming into the castle never gets old.
  5. As far as children's titles go, this one is absolutely terrific. It takes all of the fighting games like SoulCalibur and Mortal Kombat and puts them into a witty, harmless game that you don't feel so bad about letting them play.
  6. "Good." Yeah, that about sums up the game. Not "great," and certainly not "shite," but it doesn't quite have the longevity of "Super Smash Bros.," nor the kind of size and complexity of "PowerStone's" environments. Still, it’s a better game than we should be getting for a game license, and as a rental, it’s perfect for a weekend’s play.
  7. Shrek SuperSlam is a quality fighting game, combing raucous arena style battles with a party game atmosphere, not to mention the high-spirited cast of characters from the hit films.
  8. A great game for a group of friends as well as for the younger crowd. Its target audience actually ends up being a great decision because of the easy to pick up and simple gameplay.
  9. Shrek will certainly appeal to the target audience but anyone else will find the gameplay far too constraining.
  10. 70
    It's obvious from the first minute of play time that SuperSlam aspires to copy "Super Smash Bros.," and a general lack of character responsiveness and a sometimes jittery framerate with multiple characters onscreen limits the fighter's potential.
  11. All in all… this one’s mostly harmless, and could surprise you. Go ahead and give it a shot.
  12. An easy game to pick up and play, but unless you're a big fan of the license there isn't much to keep you playing.
  13. If you're above the age of 13, you may find this game extremely boring, and somewhat lackluster. It's got the makings of a fun-filled 3D fighting game, but it just unfortunately doesn't deliver like it should.
  14. All in all the premise of the game is fun. If you gave this game to a nine-year-old they would have smiles on their faces.
  15. 60
    It’s good for pick-up-and-play or to rent when the younger cousins come over to visit but in essence, there are few redeeming reasons to actually purchase this game.
  16. In short, Shrek SuperSlam is the kind of game that kids are likely to spend a happy afternoon with, after which it will end up shoved at the back of the cupboard.
  17. It's just a pity about the lacklustre responsiveness of the characters, as that downfall makes this a decent game as opposed to a good one. Hopefully Shrek will triumph in the next, inevitable tie-in. [PSW]
  18. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Too easy and too short but Shrek Superslam still manages to continue the current happy trend of film conversions - or in this case, "inspired bys" - that are less than terrible. [Jan 2006, p.107]
  19. In a Land Far Far Away is where this title needs to stay. Despite good graphics and decent game play, the latest installment in this inexhaustible franchise leaves much to be desired.
  20. The fighting itself is simplistic, and button-mashing will serve you just fine, but there are a few combos to ferret out and master. Sadly, the movies' smart humor is missing, and most of the dialogue is immature at best.
  21. At first glance, this quirky little game captures the look and feel of the Shrek films well, but you’ll soon see that looks can be deceiving, once you crack into this little rotten nut.

Awards & Rankings

89
#89 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. BenjaminW.
    Apr 12, 2006
    10
    This game is funny, cool, beat 'em up, and fun! (I like Anthrax the best.)
  2. sHReKKiNg
    Nov 6, 2005
    10
    This is the best game I ever play and the graphics for this superb and fighting styles is unique.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    This fighting game deserves more credit than it gets. This fighting game is very done and it has a lot to do along with a lot of characters to unlock.