Shredders Reviews

Shredders is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
1.5 / 5.0
Mar 22, 2022

There’s still room for a big snowboarding game in today’s video game landscape, but Shredders isn’t able to fill it. While it looks nice when you’re not moving, issues with performance, controls, mission design, voice acting, story, nearly every aspect of this game is flawed. So value your time and wait for the next title in the genre.

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3 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Needlessly complex controls dragging down a robust system, a storyline uninterested in upping the ante to wacky hijinks or otherwise, and a world that fails to acknowledge your existence, Shredders performs self-sabotage by seemingly not performing at all.

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4.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

There is not much to say about Shredders, which is not a satisfying experience. The art direction is already aging when the game is released, the animations are not very good, the missions are only sequences of courses via teleportations and the cinematics of the scenario seem to be present only to extend the life of the title. Making a successful sports and simulation game is not an easy task and I have the impression that for the first project of the FoamPunch studio it was perhaps too ambitious. If you want to make up your mind, I strongly advise you to go through an Xbox Game Pass subscription rather than paying forty dollars.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2022

While Shredders is definitely a great homage to snowboarding, it feels restrained and I can’t decide if it’s the budget, the developers, or the lack of length in missions that are what’s holding it back from entering into truly great territory. The incredibly beautiful snowfields help this world come to life. And while the characters can look a little generic, the voice work from professional snowboarders does help make up for this (sometimes). The developers at FoamPunch have delivered an open world with intuitive controls and a killer soundtrack that will make you want to keep coming back. Shredders is undoubtedly a solid snowboarding simulation. Hopefully the next attempt can clean up the pain points to deliver the whole package.

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Apr 6, 2022

I ended up feeling the same way about Shredders in comparison to SSX as I do with Tony Hawk and Skate. I prefer the fast-paced arcade action of the former, but the latter is a great time as well. I’d love to see the core gameplay and vibe of Shredders with a little more budget put into it, as there’s something special hidden underneath all the snow.

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Mar 16, 2022

Shredders is pure, focusing on snowboarding while still being entertaining, and for that it succeeds. It’s something that’s never too demanding or too easy on you, and you can just perform tricks to your heart’s content, or work your way through the campaign. The game is available on PC and Xbox, and I do recommend you check this out on Xbox Game Pass if you have it. FoamPunch has a lot of ambition and desire to make something great, and while it does miss the mark a bit, it’s something you should still play. Shredders is a gratifying game that feels a little undercooked, even though the roster of pro-snowboarders that talk in the game sound totally baked.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

If you’re a snowboarding fan, there’s a good chance you’ll get some hours of quality entertainment out of Shredders, especially if you manage to master its trick system. That’s a pretty big if though, as there’s some frustration involved. Still, available at a budget price, and included in Game Pass, it’s a decent new addition to a genre that’s pretty underrepresented these days, and with a low barrier to entry. It’s just a shame it isn’t a little more polished, and welcoming.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2022

Shredders is a peculiar work full of contradictions. If its narrative, crazy, hilarious and embellished by the participation of some snow stars is as fresh as snow, his good gameplay (inspired by Steep) must clash with a disastrous technical performance. Still a game worth trying, especially on Game Pass.

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6.7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

‎Shredders is a game with very good intentions, it aims to be a love letter to a sport like snowboarding, but it does not get to excite. And it is not because of its lack of shortcomings, but rather because of a lack of virtues. It becomes a fun game, but it's also very flat and monotonous. Unfortunately, it does not shine with its own light within the genre.‎

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2022

Shredders is that snowboarding title that all fans have been waiting for. Or almost.

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2022

‎Shredders is a game designed for snowboard lovers, which includes good and fun mechanics to perform the tests. Unfortunately, it falls short on everything else, causing the loss of interest very quickly.‎

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2022

Despite being fun, Shredders feels like an "introduction" to a bigger game that never comes.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2022

Shredders is described by the creators as a love letter from snowboarders for snowboarders and certainly can not be denied, although it also has some unpleasant consequences.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2022

Shredders is an ambitious indie game, characterized by some too many edges but with the great quality of offering a snowboarding game that conveys passion for this discipline. The extremely complex control system can lead to some frustration, but those who have the patience to overcome a few too many failures will be rewarded with satisfaction and a lot of fun.

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70%
Mar 16, 2022

Shredders offers a fresh new snowboarding experience, a genre that has been starving for content lately. It has some great snow to shred and a surprisingly interesting narrative presentation, but it’s a bit light on content and lacks the needed spectacle to really impress.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Foam Punch hit that sweet spot between arcade and simulation, so snowboarding in Shredders feels really great. However, there are technical and longevity issues.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Shredders is an enjoyable game if you temper your expectations. The campaign is quite good and comes in at just the right length while also providing some incentive to return and complete all of the challenges for each mission. Free roam mode is fine if you can forgive some of the performance hitches and inability to do much with others in a structured setting. The controls are good, but you'll lament the game momentarily forgetting about its momentum system. The relaxed feeling of snowboarding without restrictions makes things enjoyable. It makes for a perfect game for Xbox Game Pass and a decent purchase for those starved for a purely snowboarding-focused game.

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7 / 10
Mar 16, 2022

In our view, Shredders is an ideal Xbox Game Pass game. It's a game most players will get a few hours of enjoyment from, complete the missions and grab some achievements, and then move on. The dedicated fans will keep coming back for the fluid and rewarding gameplay, and maybe to get perfect scores on all those missions. If you go into it expecting a big-budget rival to the likes of SSX and Amped, you might be disappointed with what you find, but taken at face value, Shredders is a fun time and a worthy addition to the sports library on Game Pass.

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3.5 / 5.0
Mar 29, 2022

If you're into snowboarding then Shredders offers you a great way to get your fix, even with the nuances.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Shredders, in an analogous sense, is more Session than it is Skate. It's hard to see the odd story resonating with anybody, the generously proportioned terrains are sparsely populated and, as a package, it feels feature-poor. This is all despite it feeling super confident in its controls and systems. It's a small slam from which the developer can dust themselves off, but it's far from a wipeout.

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