GAME STUDIO DESCRIPTION: Go beyond the film as you guide Shrek and all his pals on a thrilling, squad-based action-adventure. Voyage through familiar haunts like Shrek’s swamp. Explore all-new areas like Far Far Away and even locations not seen in the film, like Billy Goat’s Gruff Bridge, the Spooky Forest, and the Dwarven Mines.
Get 3 of your friends together and watch the mayhem multiply. Choose 4 characters from a list of 10, including Shrek and Princess Fiona™, Donkey, Puss in Boots™ and Lil’ Red, and everybody plays at once. Tag-team baddies and use each character’s special abilities to solve puzzles and accomplish mission objectives. Switch among characters in the heat of battle. Laugh out loud as you and your pals are treated to hours of comic dialogue and sight gags.
Experience Hero Time. Master each character’s unique special moves in single-player segments and mini-quests that feature one character at a time. Then show off the skills you’ve perfected in the main game and start cleaning swamp!
GRAPHICS: Good graphics. The characters are modeled very well and look a lot like they do in the film.
CONTROLS: You can control Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Puss In Boots. Each has their own strengths and weakness that will come in handy. You can also have friends join in as one of the other characters—a great option.
The game play itself is quite fundamental with fighting and puzzles. There are mini-games that can be more exciting then the game itself. The levels aren’t very big and don’t offer much replay value.
SOUND: The voice acting is the big loser as the celebrities weren’t available. The stand-ins aren’t terrible, but they won’t fool you either.
FRANKLY: Shrek 2 is too short and quite mediocre. It’s too easy for adults and too hard for kids. Rent it if you must as it will only take a day or two to complete.
+ Ralphie Wright