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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, and visit never before seen lands from the movie and beyond. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. The power of the 360 brings the world of Shrek right into my living room with lush graphics, rich sound, and challenging, entertaining gameplay that makes this title a perfect complement to what will easily be the blockbuster box-office event of the year.
  2. Shrek the Third doesn’t feature a lot of surprises in its linear beat ‘em up romp, though there are a couple of occasions to bust out the catapults to break down castle walls, which can be fun, especially if you’re playing against a friend in one of the separate multiplayer modes.
  3. 66
    Shrek the Third isn’t an altogether bad game, but is certainly a sloppy one.
  4. The gameplay is old, tired, redundant, buggy, unimaginative, and frankly, boring. Not even new Achievement points were able to will me through to the end.
  5. If you love Shrek, and you need your Ogre fix, pick this up as a rental, otherwise I'd skip Shrek the Third the game, and head to the theater instead.
  6. It's a decent game that's poorly implemented in places and unfortunately suffers from the condition that nearly all movie-based games suffer from. The symptoms usually consist of average graphics (unless you own a previous-gen console), no new storyline (everything's from the film) and an awkward camera control system (because the game's been rushed to be released at the same time as the movie). It is due to these shortcomings that I'd say it's better to leave this game Far Far Away!
  7. Shrek the turd, more like. [Sept 2007, p.106]

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  1. Mar 2, 2012
    Shrek the Third for the Xbox 360 is a blast compared to a lot of movie games. Great graphics, great sound, character variety, and great level design. Surprisingly it can get pretty addicting due to such a large amount of content. Expand

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