Shrek 2 Xbox


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. The bottom line is you won’t find a more fun-filled multiplayer party game for the Xbox; one that rivals "Dungeons and Dragons Hereos," not in sophistication, but in pure enjoyment for the entire family.
  2. The game does an admirable job of capturing Shrek’s world and its inhabitants, while remaining compelling and interesting.
  3. Overall, Shrek 2 will surprise many gamers with its fairly advanced combat, delightful, fairy-tale like missions, and light-hearted characters which play differently from one another.
  4. 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.
  5. With its good graphics, audio and party-based play, Shrek 2 improves in nearly every way upon the original game.
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    The voice acting is so good gamers will think it's actually the original cast. [Aug 2004, p.7]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. GamePro
    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]
  10. 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.
  11. If there’s a few small complaints to level at Shrek 2 it’s that the humour is kind of flat and doesn’t feature the witty satire, or any of the more mature in-jokes that the movie had.
  12. All of the objects are clear and concise, which makes the world a much more enjoyable place to venture.
  13. 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.
  14. 75
    Younger gamers will love it and will definitely be begging for it after seeing the movie, while older gamers will easily pick out its flaws such as its linearity and short lifespan.
  15. Play Magazine
    The visuals have their respective platforms humming at their storybook best. [July 2004, p.72]

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User Score

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
    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 »