Shrek video games

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There have been several licensed video games that have been based on the Shrek series. They have been released on many different platforms such as the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Microsoft Windows.

Games[edit]

Main series[edit]

Name Date Platforms Additional detail
Shrek 2001 Xbox Was a launch title for the Xbox.
Published by TDK.
Also noted for being one of the first commercial video games to make use of deferred shading.
Shrek 2 2004 Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Windows Published by Activision.
Shrek the Third 2007 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance,and iOS Was the last Shrek game to be released for the GBA.
Published by Activision.
Shrek Forever After 2010 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and iOS This is a last DreamWorks Animation game to be released for Windows.

Spinoffs[edit]

Not only have there been games based on the films but there have also been spinoffs too. They include racing, party and fighting games, and many more.

Racing[edit]

Name Date Platforms Additional detail
Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway 2002 Game Boy Advance Published by TDK.
Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing 2006 Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.
Shrek Kart 2009 iPhone, iPod Touch Was the first Shrek game to be exclusive for mobile phones.
Super Star Kartz[1] 2011 Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS Published by Activision.

Party[edit]

Name Date Platforms Additional detail
Shrek: Treasure Hunt 2002 PlayStation Published by TDK.
Shrek Super Party 2003 Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2 Published by TDK.
Shrek's Carnival Craze 2008 PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS Published by Activision.

Other[edit]

Name Date Platforms Additional notes
Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown 2001 Game Boy Color Published by TDK. Received a 0.5 rating from Game Informer.
Shrek Game Land Activity Center 2001 Microsoft Windows Published by Activision and TDK.
Shrek: Hassle at the Castle 2002 Game Boy Advance Published by TDK.
Shrek Extra Large 2002 Nintendo GameCube "Port" of the original Xbox game.
Published by TDK.
Shrek Reekin' Havok 2003 Game Boy Advance Published by TDK.
Shrek 2 Activity Center: Twisted Fairy Tale Fun 2004 Microsoft Windows
Shrek 2: Team Action 2004 Microsoft Windows
Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy 2004 Game Boy Advance
Shrek SuperSlam 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.
Shrek n' Roll 2007 Xbox Live Arcade First Shrek game to be download only.
Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys 2008 Nintendo DS Published by Activision.
Shrek Bingo 2006 DVD
Puss in Boots 2011 Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS This is a last DreamWorks animation game published by THQ.
Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom[2] 2012 iOS Produced by Beeline Interactive
Shrek Alarm 2013 iOS Produced by Blitz Games

Educational[edit]

There are quite a few educational Shrek games that exist for the V.Smile and V.Flash. They are aimed towards toddlers and young children. They include:

Name Age Range
Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure 4 to 6
Shrek: Dragon's Tale 6 to 9
Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur Unknown

Critical receptions[edit]

Overview[edit]

  • The Game Boy Advance version of Shrek 2 received an IGN rating of 7.9, the highest of all the Shrek video games, while the PS2 version of the game received a score of 7.0.
  • The PlayStation 2 version of Shrek: Super Party received the lowest IGN rating of all the Shrek video games with a score of 2.9. Shrek Extra Large was nearly as bad with a score of 3.0.
  • Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown received an abysmal score of 0.5/10 from Game Informer.

Ratings[edit]

Name IGN GameSpot
Shrek 5.6 5.3
Shrek Extra Large 3.0 Unrated
Shrek Super Party 3.0 (Xbox version), 3.8 (GameCube version), 2.9 (PS2 version) Unrated
Shrek 2 7.9 (GBA version), 3.9 (Windows version), 7.0 (All other versions) 4.5 (Windows version), 6.8 (All other versions)
Shrek SuperSlam 4.5 (DS version), 7.0 (All other versions) 6.9
Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing 4.0 (DS version), 5.0 (GBA version), 5.9 (All other versions) Unrated
Shrek the Third 7.0 (DS version), 6.0 (All other versions) 5.2
Shrek's Carnival Craze 3.3 (DS version) Unrated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, Alice (September 8, 2011). "DreamWorks Super Star Kartz announced". Shacknews. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ ""Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom" App Lands on iPad, iPhone & iPod touch From Beeline™ Interactive, Inc. and Dreamworks Animation". DreamWorks Animation. June 22, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 

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