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Based on and around the 3D animated movie of the same name, the game allows the player to control Shrek, a huge green ogre who's life has changed for the worse when every Fairy Tale character known to children wind up in his house. With the never ending talk of Donkey following him along his path, Shrek must rescue Princess Fiona from the dragon, as requested by Farquaad, while finding his way through crazy characters from the fairy (and not so fairy) tale kingdom.

New characters and events stir up further adventure as the player relives the events from the movie in this third-person action game. Shrek bashes and burps his way past various challenges, fighting knights and other evil things while collecting items to boost his health and power.


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Alternate Titles

  • "怪物史莱克" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Shrek: Extra Large" -- GameCube title

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Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox Nov 19, 2001 5.6 out of 10 56
GameSpot Xbox Nov 15, 2001 5.3 out of 10 53 Xbox Apr 17, 2002 10 out of 20 50
GameSpy Xbox Dec 03, 2001 48 out of 100 48
Entertainment Depot, The GameCube Nov 29, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
Game Revolution Xbox Dec, 2001 D+ 33 GameCube Mar 05, 2003 6 out of 20 30
IGN GameCube Nov 12, 2002 3 out of 10 30
Game Chronicles GameCube Dec 15, 2002 2.8 out of 10 28
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jan, 2002 2 out of 10 20


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Deferred rendering

The game is believed to be one of the first to use deferred shading/rendering, a graphics technique made popular by Grand Theft Auto IV which allowed for better realtime lighting at the cost of memory and programming complexity.
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