Parents' Guide to

Shrek Forever After

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cartoony fighting in an otherwise family-friendly game.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+

One of my favorite childhood games!

This is a great game that is very kid-friendly and has a great message to it, too. Like the movie, Shrek has signed a contract with Rumpelstiltskin to get his old life back as an ogre “when the world made sense,” and realizes that he got ripped off. Then, he is off to get a refund on his deal with Rumpelstiltskin. There is a lot of cartoon violence, since there are a lot of fights in which Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and Puss in Boots participate. Despite this violence, there is no blood. This game is easy to play and understand, and there are not a lot of controls to get adjusted to. Every character except for Rumpelstiltskin and the other villains serve as a positive role model and the premise of the whole game of Shrek getting his life with Fiona back is a positive message. This is definitely a great game for kids and adults like me who played it years ago and who like to revisit old childhood memories.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 2+

Alphabet fun

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Shrek Forever After is one of the better made movie tie-in games we've seen in a long time. It not only does a great job of capturing the tone and feel of the Shrek films, but it is an excellent video game in its own right. The four-player coop mode (which allows players to jump in and out of the game whenever they want) makes the game a social experience, as it requires a real spirit of teamwork. The puzzles are all well-designed -- challenging, but not too daunting for young kids. And there's a fun collecting aspect to the game that also encourages exploration and adds replay value. If there's a negative, it's in the way the fighting can sometimes grow repetitive (and the obvious design flaw in the lack of any "block" or "dodge" button). But on the whole, Shrek fans should really love this game.

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