Shrek Forever After (video game)

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Shrek Forever After
Shrek forever After.jpg
Developer(s) XPEC (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii)
Griptonite Games (Nintendo DS)
Gameloft (iOS)
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Shrek
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, PC
Release date(s)
  • NA May 18, 2010
  • EU June 18, 2010
  • AUS June 16, 2010
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player, Multi-player

Shrek Forever After (also known as Shrek 4, and Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter) is an action-adventure video game based on the film of the same name. It was released on May 18, 2010, in North America. It is the fourth and final video game based on the movie series of Shrek.

It was the last DreamWorks Animation game released for Windows and the first Shrek game on the PlayStation 3.

Gameplay[edit]

This game is based on the fourth Shrek movie. Players can play as Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and Puss in Boots, having support up to four players. They can travel through different worlds and solve puzzles.

Plot[edit]

It follows along Shrek who has become a domesticated family man, living happily with Princess Fiona and the triplets. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it's up to Shrek to undo all of Rumpelstiltskin's mischief in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love and family.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DS) 87%[1]
(X360) 65.47%[2]
(PS3) 63.75%[3]
(Wii) 63.75%[4]
(iOS) 55%[5]
Metacritic (DS) 71/100[6]
(X360) 62/100[7]
(iOS) 60/100[8]
(PS3) 57/100[9]
(Wii) 57/100[10]
(PC) 56/100[11]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 6/10[12]
OXM 6/10[13]

The game was met with mixed to positive reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 87% and 71 out of 100 for the DS version;[1][6] 65.47% and 62 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[2][7] 63.75% and 57 out of 100 for both the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions;[3][4][9][10] 55% and 60 out of 100 for the iOS version;[5][8] and 56 out of 100 for the PC version.[11]

In its August 2010 issue, Official Xbox Magazine commented that the game is “hamstrung by long, dull stretches”, and gave it a score of six out of ten.[13] Gaming Nexus concluded “It is a family oriented action game that sticks to the mold of the genre from beginning to end. The younger gamers will thoroughly enjoy the adventure and older gamers won't be completely annoyed by having to either watch or play along.”[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Shrek Forever After: The Game for iOS (iPhone/iPad)". GameRankings. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Shrek Forever After: The Game for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Forever After for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Shrek Forever After for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ Buchanan, Levi (May 20, 2010). "Shrek Forever After iPhone Review". IGN. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Shrek Forever After". Official Xbox Magazine: 79. August 2010. 
  14. ^ http://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/Shrek-Forever-After/Item2671.aspx

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