Shrek 2 Xbox

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. 74
    A good game overall that manages to nail its target audience well but doesn’t provide much to anyone else other than a few hours of distraction from another game.
  2. Despite the easy style of the game, it can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
  3. 70
    An amusing jaunt into the world of the movie. It doesn't require a lot of skill and there isn't a cohesive story, but I couldn't stop playing it.
  4. The jokes cater mostly to the kids, and that's exactly who should enjoy this fairy tale jaunt the most. [July 2004, p.112]
  5. A good weekend rental for kids who liked the Shrek movies, but a poor purchase unless you have several young’n’s who game together. It captures the movie’s attitude and charm well enough, but glosses over too much of its game play potential.
  6. 70
    A solid game that leans towards the easy side. The only real flaws are an iffy camera and iffier reading of its potential audience. It's still the best interactive thing to happen to the Shrek universe thus far.
  7. The game is put together pretty well, but the game is very simple and very short. On top of that, the lame wordplay and fart jokes that pass for humor just don't cut it.
  8. It's fun enough for most adults to enjoy (admittedly in limited doses) and simple enough for most kids to grasp. The opportunity for interaction among family or friends makes Shrek 2 more than the sum of its parts.
  9. The mediocrity and leniency of the game makes it a nice diversion for the kiddies, which also shows innovation and promise; but in its current state, it is lacking for anyone looking for a substantial gaming experience.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    Those who have long since retired their Shrek-themed bedsheets will find the game easy and repetitive [July 2004, p.94]
  11. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    If one member of the team can handle the game's hot spots, Shrek 2 could definitely gratify little children. [July 2004, p.89]
  12. Maybe it's the surprisingly enjoyable mini games, or the general humour that's packed into every level, but there's something about the game that could arouse a brief flicker of enjoyment for around 90 per cent of all hardened Xbox snobs.
  13. 60
    Solo players could find it a chore, Older gamers may find reason to snore, But if you share with a friend You’ll enjoy it for a weekend And yearn for a few hours more.
  14. Though the objectives are overly simple and quite repetitive, the game is well programmed with decent graphics and a solid pace, and the cooperative aspect should make for many lively slumber parties. Just don’t expect it to keep the grown-up ogres entertained for long.
  15. Ultimately a pretty simple game that the vast majority of more adult gamers can safely leave on the shelf.
  16. That it's over in a few short hours (whatever your abilities) and that everything's very contrived and undemanding is, in fact, rather the point.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    9
    A fun filled game starring Shrek and friends in a fairytale world. One of the two Shrek games I actually like (The other being Shrek 2 beg forA fun filled game starring Shrek and friends in a fairytale world. One of the two Shrek games I actually like (The other being Shrek 2 beg for mercy for the GameBoy Advance sp), this title impresses me, and gives me everything I feel fun and necessary in an adventure game. Wow, I've done a lot of reviews of Activision games lately, solely because they are awesome! Full Review »