Scribblenauts Showdown

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

16%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews
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3 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

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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7 / 10
Mar 28, 2018

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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6 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2018

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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6 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

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

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2018

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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5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2018

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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6 / 10
Mar 12, 2018

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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3 / 10
Apr 7, 2018

Minigames and party games need to feature plenty of quality content to stand out and sadly, Scribblenauts Showdown has neither. Other than a rather attractive art style, Scribblenauts Showdown offers nothing but a short and poor set of minigames, some of them designed without much into consideration, which are either dull and repetitive or frustrating. Hardly an experience to recommend to anyone looking for quick and fun moments with their friends.

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6.3 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2018

Enjoy the more than 25 mini-games offered by Scribblenauts Showdown where the limits are only set by your imagination. Can you become more ingenious than your rival?

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5 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

If you've played the series before, Scribblenauts: Showdown won't be the game you're expecting. If you haven't, you might be left wondering what all the fuss was about. Yes, it shares the name and the look of those previous games, but it lacks the all-important creative heart of its predecessors, and ends up being a by-the-numbers affair that goes through the motions in a shallow attempt to turn Scribblenauts' unique premise into a multiplayer party game. It's certainly not the debut Maxwell and company deserved on Switch, and while its mini-game focus does suit the local multiplayer ethos of the console, it ends up feeling like a discount 1-2-Switch.

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