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Shrek The Third review

AT A GLANCE
  • Goofy moments will produce laughs
  • The difficulty won't frustrate young 'uns
  • Shrek sounds like Shrek
  • Mindless combat
  • Narcolepsy-inspired level design
  • Mostly grating "humor"

The game does a reasonable job at recreating the world from the movies, but the levels are very linear. Unless you're obsessed with increasing your coveted gamerscore, there isn't much reason to search out all the hidden items or find the sometimes devilishly hidden secret crayon drawings of Shrek doing things he's already done in the game. Yes, those are what they sound like.

There's really not much reason to recommend Shrek. It's possible a six-year-old could be amused by it, but at E10+, they shouldn't be playing it. And anyhow, there are plenty of other kid-friendly games that will challenge their brains and inspire their imaginations. And make them actually laugh. this one scores a point higher than the Wii version for being prettier, but that beauty is still only skin deep.

More Info

Jun 22 2007 - Wii, Xbox 360, PS2
Jul 20 2007 - PSP
Jun 22 2007 - DS, PC (UK)
Available Platforms: Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, DS, PC
Genre: Action
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Vicarious Visions, Amaze Entertainment, Activision, Shaba, Beenox
Franchise: Shrek
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor

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