Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus

2005
Action
Adventure
The game focuses on a young man, known only to us as Wander (or "the Wanderer"), who is tasked with finding and killing sixteen colossi that reside in a desolate expanse of land, in the hopes of resurrecting a sacrificed girl named Mono. (teamico.wikia.com)
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Shadow of the Colossus

2005
Action
Adventure
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Rated 28 Jul 2018
90
92nd
I first played the HD-remaster on the PS3 circq 2013, and it still blew me away. There are valid criticisms about the clunky controls but otherwise it's a pinnacle of artistic achievement in video games.
Rated 23 Jan 2018
83
85th
Offers up one of the most daunting atmospheres in any game I've played. The boss battles, while ultimately all having the same means of defeating them, each offer something new to the gameplay and everything this game does feels really tight mechanically. It's not the most intensive boss rush you'll experience but it's certainly one of the most majestic and eloquent.
Rated 23 Jan 2018
65
65th
i'm not going to pretend this game is more fun than it actually is just to spite the corpse of Roger Ebert.
Rated 24 Feb 2018
100
98th
Only just played this for the first time via the PS4 remake and holy hell it's easily one of the best games of all time
Rated 08 Dec 2023
50
24th
A puzzle game really, which I don't like. Also bad controls and no guidance.
Rated 04 Feb 2022
40
16th
The graphics are exquisite but I hate that the premise is you wander around slaying ancient beasts. Especially for the sake of one dumb girl. Who cares? The beasts are way cooler than her.
Rated 29 Jan 2018
8
92nd
This game is pure mood. Well, mood and awesome battles against the most giant bosses in all of gaming. It all feels undeniably empty - throw in more puzzles and a few dungeons and towns and you'd have a Zelda game - but the game is just so haunting and eerie and memorable, and every time you run across a new Colossus is a staggering moment of awestruck dread - "How do I fight THAT?!"
Rated 08 Dec 2019
100
99th
The only perfect game I have ever played. Flawless in every regard; and actual masterpiece. Just go play it you fuck.
Rated 10 Jan 2024
60
51st
Played the PS4 remaster. I like the concept and the atmosphere of the world, but the encounters ultimately didn't do it for me much mechanically.
Rated 10 Sep 2018
82
45th
Shadow of the Colossus is a game that has awkward controls, a large but empty open world, and a nearly nonexistent story. But its music, atmostphere, and the little story it does have are all excellent, and it's definitely a beautiful, artistic game. While I wouldn't recommend Shadow of the Colossus for everyone, it's a perfect example of the artistic potential video games can have, and it definitely deserves its spot as one of the greatest games on the PlayStation 2.
Rated 23 Oct 2018
92
99th
A, dare I say, artful look into grief, loss, and the human condition. The quiet landscapes let you ponder the meaning of the game as you ride from colossus to colossus. In the end, is worth killing such beautiful creatures for sake of one person and what is the cost for you, the player?
Rated 13 Feb 2018
84
37th
A visually striking game about a boy climbing building sized monsters to stab them in the head. Asides from the excellent boss fights, which are levels in themselves, the game is a bit empty and bland, but I wager that's on purpose. Definitely worth a play for any of those interested in a bit more of an artistic experience.
Rated 03 Jul 2018
92
55th
Shadow of the Colossus is undoubtedly a beautiful game. The controls are iffy but there is nothing quite as satisfying as taking down a Colossus on your first try. Even if you've played the game a million times before. The minimalist style and unique visual leave a haunting mark.

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