Shrek Xbox
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. 48
    Sure the graphics are fabulous, but the gameplay, sound effects, replay value, level design, and camera system are so poor that few people will find this game fun.
  2. It misses on all counts beyond the purely visual - it's not similar enough to the movie to attract Shrek fans, it's not playable enough to attract platform game aficionados, and it's too difficult for the kids to enjoy once they've stopped laughing at the fart jokes.
  3. Repetitive action and sloppy control in lieu of an enthralling adventure.
  4. The fact is, just about every task the game asks you to play is simply no fun. [Jan 2002, p.230]
  5. There's nothing like trying to make the same jump over and over for ten minutes solid to make you give up in frustration and try to do a different "good deed" instead.
  6. A fantastic graphical showcase for the Xbox hardware, but once past that, adult and child gamers alike will have a hard time finding anything to keep their interest in this adventure.
  7. Shrek can burp and light his farts! Well, so can my old college roommates and I don't see you paying 50 bucks to hand out with them. [Jan 2002, p.86]
  8. Simply put, this game sucks. [Jan 2002, p.42]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
    Shrek is love, Shrek is life
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  2. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    This gem was the reason the Xbox survived. The pure amazing power that is shrek is too much for even this console so it freezes. The missionsThis gem was the reason the Xbox survived. The pure amazing power that is shrek is too much for even this console so it freezes. The missions are enthralling and I've replayed 420 times. Shrek is love. Shrek is life. Full Review »
  3. BobS.
    Jul 28, 2007
    7
    Totally under rated, its a blast to pick up and play once in a while, the cheats are awsome too.