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  • Summary: Save Far Far Away in this twisted fairy tale adventure. When the King falls ill, it's up to Shrek to find the true heir and save Far Far Away. Journey with Shrek, Donkey, and Puss-in-Boots on this all new twisted fairy tale adventure. Along the way, meet new friends, conquer bold enemies,Save Far Far Away in this twisted fairy tale adventure. When the King falls ill, it's up to Shrek to find the true heir and save Far Far Away. Journey with Shrek, Donkey, and Puss-in-Boots on this all new twisted fairy tale adventure. Along the way, meet new friends, conquer bold enemies, and visit never before seen lands from the movie and beyond. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. It won’t keep mature gamers’ attention for very long, but kids will love it.
  2. Overall for a legacy system, this is a pretty decent titles, and becuase the PS2 is in almost every family room in America, I can bet this will be on more than few kid's summer gaming list.
  3. If you’re a fan of the Shrek movies, there is some fun to be had here. Granted, it’s forgettable and uninspired fun that fades pretty quickly, but it’s still fun for that short while.
  4. This button-mashing brawler offers decent combat functionality, yet cannot deliver one adversary that you would actually feel good about punching…unless you get a kick out of clocking knights that are as passive as Buddhist monks.
  5. While there are certainly worse movie-license games out there, Shrek the Third still feels slapdash and thoughtless, plus its function to entertain is overwhelmed by its function to make money.
  6. If I was forced to choose a version out of these three I'd go with the Xbox 360 version simply because it looks better and nearly matches the level of visual quality found in the film.
  7. Rather than doing anything very clever, it just nicks some of the best lines from the films, reminds you of the bits you liked, and carries on quietly being an incredibly average platform scrapper. [Sept 2007, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dannyl.
    May 19, 2007
    10
    The graphics are great, the game play is fantstic, it follows the story almost perfectly! A must have for any Shrek fan.
  2. Dec 27, 2014
    5
    Your typical beat-em-up, with a few platforming sequences. You run around famous Shrek-releated landscapes, beating up bad guys and collectingYour typical beat-em-up, with a few platforming sequences. You run around famous Shrek-releated landscapes, beating up bad guys and collecting coins to buy power ups. You can run past most of the enemies, which is really handy if you're just rushing through the game. There's also some innuendo (which gave this game a PG rating in the UK) to keep the adults entertained, but even that didn't make me enjoy the game.

    The Shrek 2 (PS2/Xbox) game is ways better than this. I recommend you to stick to that.
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  3. SiR.
    Aug 22, 2007
    0
    The graphics were appauling, and so was the gamepley.