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Scribblenauts Showdown is not what you expect from the franchise, but it's a decent alternative to interactive party game. But with a lack of content in terms of mini-games, you might not stick too long.
Scribblenauts Showdown does alright in providing something different, it could have used some more content though still a very enjoyable experience for anyone in the family.
For a franchise built on such a novel concept to drop everything it’s known for in it’s transition to a multiplayer setting is disappointing. Scribblenauts Showdown is fun for a night in with friends, but that said, I can’t see them asking to play it again after the first time.
In the world of Scribblenauts the word is mightier than the sword!
Scribblenauts Showdown is predictably, a cute little multiplayer title, but sadly not a very good singleplayer one.
If you are a fan of the Scribblenauts series, you will be surprised by the new additions to the Scribblenauts Showdown's word library.
If you're a fan of party games, Scribblenauts Showdown might not disappoint you. It'll entertain player both young and old and at times, it can even serve as an educational title. However, it's lacking in content and due to this fact, it starts getting repetitive after a short while.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Scribblenauts Showdown is an ideal game to play with friends or with family. In addition, it’s perfect for the youngest of the house, as it encourages the use of imagination and creativity to overcome some challenges, although these are somewhat rare. This causes it to end up looking somewhat repetitive and somewhat heavy after dedicating a few parts.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Nearly every aspect of Scribblenauts Showdown feels like a missed opportunity. Whether it’s the disappointing mini-games, uninspired sandbox mode or even just the limited amount of content on offer the experience overall feels shallow. Which is a real shame, because we know the series is capable of much more. So while it’s exciting to see the Scribblenauts series alive, it’s far less so in this current state.
Even as a budget game (retailing for around £30) Showdown is tricky to recommend. It certainly looks the part: polished, lively menus, a pleasant if not stand-out soundtrack, an incredibly deep character creator: but all of this is style for a serious lack of substance.