Shadow of the Colossus

 
9.6
excellent
 

Game Overview

Tales speak of an ancient land where creatures the size of mountains, roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival - a power you must obtain to waken a loved one. Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With your trusty horse at your side, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossi. Armed with your wits, a sword and a bow, use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth. From the original developers of the critically acclaimed ICO, comes a masterpiece of an adventure.

The Good

Unparalleled, larger-than-life action, Stunning aesthetic presentation across characters and landscape, Engrossing, otherworldly sense of place, Did we mention how ridiculously big those colossi are?.

The Bad

Some technical issues mar the superb visuals, A little on the short side, Controls can be a touch unwieldy.

The Bottom Line

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's team behind the critically acclaimed ICO. Players take the role of a young man seeking the truth of an ancient tale of power hidden in a mystical land. Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With a trusty horse at your side, players explore the spacious lands and unearth each towering Colossus creature. The uneasy task of defeating a Colossus relies on intelligent puzzle solving and action oriented gameplay. Armed with strong wits, a mystical sword and a sturdy bow, players use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth.

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Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
87/100
score

The game's fighting and pacing are in stark contrast to those of typical action games, but with a little patience and a taste for high-concept adventure, you'll find an experience here that's unlike any other.

GameZone review logo
96/100
score

Groundbreaking camera system, amazing soundtrack, perfect visuals, and controls that are unique but obviously from the developers of "ICO." The technology that makes it all come together is baffling.

IGN review logo
97/100
score

A true masterpiece in terms of art direction and, dare I say, cinematography. From the fights with the colossi to exploring the world to basically just standing back and letting it all soak in, Shadow of the Colossus is an amazing experience and an absolu

Game Features

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Game Specs

Controllers
Analog Control, Vibration Function

Memory
320 kb

 

Modes
Campaign, Full Mission Single-Player, Story

 

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "T"
This game is Rated: Teen
Content is most suitable for children ages 13 and up. This game may contain violence, gambling, suggestive themes, crude humor, or some strong language.
Content Descriptors:
Blood, Fantasy Violence
 
Game Info
Platform:Sony Playstation 2
Release Date:10/18/2005
Publisher:Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer:SCEI
Genre:Adventure
ESRB Rating:T
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Game Quality Ratings
Overall
9.6
Gameplay
9.6
Graphics
10
Sound
9
Concept
10
Difficulty: Medium/Hard
OVERALL
9.6/10

Recent Customer Reviews

A rare find in the world of video games with a unique adventure

NOT for everyone, but if you don't mind thinking hard with puzzles at least rent it
Published 1781 days ago by destroyer77

Shadow Of The Colossus...aka...an interactive art piece

If like ultra-short...this one is for you. If you like interactive art pieces...this game is for...
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Published 1849 days ago by Chris_Billings

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall, especially if they land on you.

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most daunting epic adventures you'll ever play.
Published 2147 days ago by imprimis2

In the Shadows of Hyped Titles Comes this Gem

No ninjas in this game. Sorry.
Published 2343 days ago by BaronSamedi3

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