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There have been several licensed video games based on the Shrek franchise. They have been released on many different platforms, including PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Microsoft Windows, and mobile devices.

GamesEdit

Main seriesEdit

Name Date Platforms Additional detail
Shrek 2001 Xbox 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, Windows and J2ME Published by Activision.
Shrek the Third 2007 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, iOS and J2ME The last DreamWorks Animation game to be released for the GBA. Versions for Xbox and GameCube were cancelled.
Published by Activision.
Shrek Forever After 2010 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, iOS and J2ME This is the first Shrek game on PS3.

SpinoffsEdit

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.

RacingEdit

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.

The last Shrek game on Gamecube.

Shrek Kart 2009 iOS The first Shrek game to be exclusive for mobile phones.
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz[1] 2011 Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS The last DreamWorks Animation game to be published by Activision.

PartyEdit

Name Date Platforms Additional detail
Shrek: Treasure Hunt 2002 PlayStation Published by TDK. It is also the only Shrek game on the PlayStation.
Shrek Super Party 2003 Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2 Published by TDK.
Shrek's Carnival Craze Party Games 2008 PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS Published by Activision.
Shrek Party 2008 J2ME Published by Gameloft.

OtherEdit

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' Havoc 2003 Game Boy Advance The last Shrek game to be 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 2: Trivia 2004 J2ME Quiz-game. Published by DTR and Eurofun.
Shrek SuperSlam 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.
Shrek 2: The Adventure of Puss in Boots 2005 J2ME Published by Eurofun.
Shrek n' Roll 2007 Xbox Live Arcade First Shrek game to be download only.
Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys 2008 Nintendo DS Published by Activision.
Puss in Boots 2011 Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS The last DreamWorks animation game published by THQ.
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots 2011 iOS, Android
Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom[2] 2012 iOS Produced by Beeline Interactive
Shrek Alarm 2013 iOS The last DreamWorks Animation game to be released by Blitz Games

EducationalEdit

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 Date Age Range
Shrek: Dragon's Tale[3] 2006 6 to 9
Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure[4] 2007 4 to 6
Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur[5] 2007 Unknown

Critical receptionEdit

OverviewEdit

  • 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 also received poorly, with a score of 3.0.
  • Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown received an abysmal score of 0.5/10 from Game Informer.

RatingsEdit

Name IGN GameSpot
Shrek 5.6 5.3
Shrek Extra Large 3.0 6.9
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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Shrek: Dragon's Tale - IGN.com". ign.com.
  4. ^ "Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure - IGN.com". ign.com.
  5. ^ "Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur - IGN.com". ign.com.

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