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Scribblenauts Showdown

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Mar 6, 2018 - Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
Areajugones
6 / 10
IGN Italy
7.3 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
The Games Machine
5 / 10
Push Square
6 / 10
Critical Hit
6.5 / 10
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Official Scribblenauts Showdown Announce Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Scribblenauts Showdown

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the most ineffective reboots of recent history, with a game that seems purposefully designed to undermine the unique qualities of the Scribblenauts series.

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Scribblenauts Showdown is a fun game you can pick and and play at any time, but you may feel the novelty wear off without friends to play with. Despite this, Scribblenauts Showdown offers some great mini-games and game modes. It feels different to party games we've seen in recent times, but it's also pleasantly familiar.

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Scribblenauts Showdown gives the feeling of being half complete. It seeks traditional gameplay with its minigames, but the change is not enough and, even though it is fun, delivers two halved experiences. The worst game of the saga.

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Scribblenauts Showdown is a good solid party game, perfect for having a couple of fun hours. But it become repetitive very soon.

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A good idea that falls short on posibilities and becomes boring too soon.

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Despite a quite brillaint look, the 27 minigames designed by Shiver Entertainment are meaningful and fun only for a couple of nights with friends. Unfortunately, they become soon a clumsy attempt to recycle well know mechanics in very superficial way.

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Scribblenauts Showdown is an agreeable party game that applies the playful vocabulary-stretching gameplay well enough to entertain you and some friends for a while. Unfortunately, the numerous minigames are all pretty shallow, the Showdown mode can grow tiresome, and the appeal of the Sandbox levels only lasts for so long. This will certainly make for an amusing evening with family and friends, but it's not likely to be a title you'll come back to more than a couple of times.

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Critical Hit

Critical Hit Staff
6.5 / 10.0
Critical Hit

Your enjoyment of Scribblenauts Showdown will probably depend on where you're coming from. Long-time fans of the franchise will likely be disappointed by a watered-down entry that doesn't come close to capturing the creative spirit of the original games. In fact, it doesn't even bother. On the other hand, newcomers with no expectations should appreciate Showdown as a colourful, cute, low-effort party game that's more diverse than most.

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