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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.9
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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85
GameZone (May 14, 2004)
Surprise, surprise, surprise. A licensed game for a movie, aimed predominantly at kids that is actually pretty darn good and even innovative at times. I didn’t really have too high of hopes for this game, especially in light of so many bad movie to game franchises and the unmitigated disaster that was the first game, but I came away very pleasantly surprised and confident that Activision did right by the license. Shrek 2 is one of those rare games that should appeal to gamers and fans of the material, no matter their age or experience level.
80
Extreme Gamer (May 18, 2004)
Shrek 2 is a polished, easy to grasp, platforming game which has enough spice to keep you along for the entire trip. The movie franchise has been properly represented and is one of the best four-player, multiplayer games out for the Xbox. All Shrek fans should pick this up, and all others should at least rent it once.
78
Gamesmania.de (Jun 25, 2004)
Unterhaltsames Jump'n'Run mit Knuddel-Faktor: Während die ersten Levels für Erwachsene allzu simpel ausgefallen sind, wird's später schnell anspruchsvoller. Das Level-Design kann erst nach der dritten Karte richtig überzeugen. Die Atmosphäre steigt stetig, bis zum finalen Endgegner. Wie erwähnt könnte die Kamera etwas dynamischer sein. Ansonsten ist Shrek 2 ein unterhaltsames Jump'n'Run, das sich nicht nur Fans der Filmvorlage ansehen sollten. Durch die zahlreichen witzigen Dialoge und Kommentare wird man stetig unterhalten. Geschicklichkeitstests sowie Kombinationsaufgaben unterhalten auch fortgeschrittene Hüpf-Fans.
76
XBox Front (Jan 09, 2005)
Wenn ein Film in die Kinos kommt, kann man fast schon sicher sein, dass es auch ein Spiel zum Movie gibt. So war es auch mal wieder bei „Shrek 2“. Gleichzeitig mit dem Filmstart warfen die Marketing-Strategen auch eine Xbox-Konvertierung auf den Markt. Ob der grüne Oger eine bessere Figur macht, als im ersten Teil, lest ihr in unserer Review.
73
4Players.de (Jul 04, 2004)
Shrek 2 ist ein harmloses Spiel, ja – aber auch ein sehr unterhaltsames. Wenn ihr drei Freunde bei der Hand habt, ist es sogar verdammt spaßig, denn gemeinsam durch die schönen Levels zu traben, einzelne Spieler bei den coolen Heldenzeit-Games anzufeuern und in Weit Weit Weg für Gruppen-Rabatz zu sorgen macht verdammt viel Laune. Leider gräbt das dem Singleplayer-Spaß auf Dauer erheblich das Wasser ab, da in diesem Falle die mäßige KI zu sehr in den Vordergrund tritt. Wenn ihr also immer wieder die Möglichkeit des gemeinsamen Zockens habt, dann ist Shrek 2 sehr empfehlenswert. Alleine bleibt ein es nettes, aber etwas zahnloses Jump’n Run.
70
I'll admit it. Shrek 2 surprised me. I was expecting yet another derivative title of questionable quality. On the contrary, the green ogre delivers with an entirely solid gaming experience.
70
IGN (May 05, 2004)
Another Shrek game -- the mere idea of it may already be sending shivers down your spine. It's actually amazing that someone is willing to make a Shrek game after the catastrophe that was Shrek Extra Large. However, Activision, with the help of the True Crime: Streets of L.A. team (Luxoflux), has decided to take on this rather large and green challenge. Has Shrek regained his video game honor? Read on.
68
Imperium Gier (Aug 20, 2006)
W porównaniu z innymi zręcznościówkami, bazującymi na popularnych filmach animowanych, ta ma więcej jaj, parę ciekawych pomysłów i nieco mniej monotonną rozgrywkę. Mimo to mistrzostwem świata nie jest. Dzieciom na pewno się spodoba, starszym graczom niekoniecznie!
68
GameSpot (May 05, 2004)
The video game tie-in has basically become a standard part of your average summer family movie package, alongside the plush toys and the backpacks and all the other marketing flotsam. So, it's no surprise that Activision has released a Shrek 2 video game just weeks before the film opens. What is surprising, considering the bottom-of-the-barrel level of quality you usually get from kid-friendly licensed games, is that it's actually pretty good. Hot off of True Crime: Streets of LA, Shrek 2 seems like an extreme shifting of gears for developer Luxoflux, but to its credit, the game comes together fairly well. However, the older kids who found some chuckles in the adult-aimed nudge-and-winks found in the original Shrek movie probably aren't going to find anything too compelling here.
60
Joypad (Jul, 2004)
Mis à part quelques problèmes techniques, ce Shrek 2 comblera furtivement un moment oisif d'un joueur lambda. La cible visée étant les enfants, les parents devront ce mois-ci trancher entre les fans de l'ogre vert ou du petit Potter. Le jeu possède un aspect multijoueur très fun et facile d'accès, saupoudré d'un humour bien pipi-caca. Les jeunes vont adorer. Les vieux les regarderont jouer !
60
Xbox Nation (XBN) (Jun, 2004)
Shrek 2 might be the perfect game for a family of game-players, though, in multiplayer mode, up to four players can each control a different character. If one member of the team can handle the game's hot spots, Shrek 2 could definitely gratify little children.
60
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 16, 2004)
Si ce Shrek 2 est sans aucun doute la meilleure adaptation de la licence à ce jour, avec son gameplay rigolo, surtout en multi, il n'en demeure pas moins trop limité sur la longueur et surtout, agaçant par ses problèmes de jouabilité.
60
GameSpy (May 29, 2004)
So, is Shrek 2 worth it? This depends on the audience. The targeted younger crowd will probably eat it up, although there are a few spots where they may need help. A seasoned gamer should be able to get through this in 10-12 hours, including the bonus levels, meaning this is perhaps a weekend rental for the curious. However, someone that's just a fan of the movies will probably enjoy it, so long as familiarity with console platform games is already present. 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, and that's more than can be said for most movie-based games.
58
Game Revolution (Jun, 2004)
Dreamworks' Shrek 2 is a rare film for a couple reasons: it's a sequel that's arguably better than the original, it's a computer animated film not made by Pixar, and it appeals to children and adults alike. That's a pretty potent formula, as evidenced by the fact that it's the top grossing animated film of all time.
50
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Aug 12, 2004)
Few would deny that one of Shrek and its sequel's greatest successes on the big screen was managing to tell a basic child's story in such a way that it genuinely appealed to both children and adults. Sadly, the same is not true of the game developed by Luxoflux to tie in with the film's release. Although perfectly serviceable in many respects, sitting down with the nippers to play the game of Shrek 2 is going to be rather tedious for the rest of us.


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