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. This title is a good pick for players ages 13 to 17 (especially those who liked the film), though older players might grow tired of the gags after a while.
  2. The game play appeals to the young and hopelessly naïve gamers who think they're reliving the movie experience. Good luck to them - to the rest of us, spend your X-bucks on something a little more sophisticated.
  3. The sheer number and monotony of the challenges, however, gets boring at times. [Jan 2002, p.88]
  4. If you can look past the smelly parts, Shrek is worth farting around with. [Feb 2002, p.59]
  5. 56
    Visually, Shrek is a great example of what the system can do...The structure of the game quickly becomes repetitive, and more importantly, the individual goals of the game just aren't fun.
  6. It's really a shame, because Shrek is exactly the sort of movie that could be made into some highly entertaining platform games.
  7. Amazing visuals have come at a price--as a gameplay experience, Shrek is pretty unsubstantial. Only the youngest of players will find its gameplay compelling in the least, and even they, by now, have become accustomed to something more.
  8. Shrek's gameplay is sub-par. [Jan 2002]
  9. The excitement is just too short-lived and even the biggest fans of the movie are more than likely to be disappointed.
  10. The problem here is that the levels are either two small, or laid out in ways that are counter-intuitive. There's also the problem of challenge.
  11. 50
    Shrek himself is a visual marvel. The thing is, once you’ve taken your jaw off the floor, you’re stuck with a dull and frustrating game that’s too difficult for younger players and not engaging enough to hook older gamers.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Repetitive action and sloppy control in lieu of an enthralling adventure.
  15. The fact is, just about every task the game asks you to play is simply no fun. [Jan 2002, p.230]
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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]
  19. 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.