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Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus (XSX) game cover art
Platform: PlayStation 2
Tags: Adventure
Developer: SCE Japan Studio
More Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
AKA: Wander to Kyozou (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Shadow of the Colossus review

Reviewed April 24, 2006

Branden Barrett says: "In the end, the hardest thing to deal with is in knowing that the game will eventually come to an end. Shadow’s brilliance lies in its desire to be different from any other role-playing title out there. "
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Reader Reviews

Shadow of the Colossus review

Reviewed July 13, 2006

amlabella says: "With the release of ICO in 2001, a hidden gem emerged out of nowhere. With the game mainly consisting of escorting a young lady around with various puzzles and little combat, the word that may come to the mind of some is “boring.” But this is not true. It was a truly original concept, and it showed that not everything needs to be about blowing away enemies in first person shooters or managing an army in strategy games. This has been carried over to Shadow of the Colossus, with many characteristi..."
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Shadow of the Colossus review

Reviewed December 21, 2007

Aquas says: "Shadow of the Colossus (2005), informal sequel to Sony Computer Entertainment's previous masterpiece, Ico. AKA "Wander and the Colossus" in Japan. Wander is the name of the hero, yeah, pretty weird huh? Ha ha. "
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Shadow of the Colossus review

Reviewed October 23, 2006

disco says: "As the sun slowly drifts through the midmorning sky, a young traveler named Wander looks toward the horizon. A vast land is spread out before him, a sprawling countryside rimmed with rocky mountains and lush forests, scarred with deep canyons and ridges, and decorated with the ruins of a civilization of a bygone era. Despite the beauty, Wander is focused on only one thing: the massive temple in the very center of the land. With a quick tug of the reins and a swat of the flat of his sword, he urg..."
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Shadow of the Colossus review

Reviewed November 09, 2005

sayainprince says: "Shadow of the Colossus was hyped to be a completely original experience of gaming. It pits a man against a large array of gigantic monsters called Colossus. It was also said to boast an amazing design in the arts department. Upon completion however, very few of the promised positive aspects were delivered in an effective way. Instead, what we got, was an absolutely huge land, with no enemies or action whatsoever in it, and a boss rush mode. "
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Shadow of the Colossus review

Reviewed July 08, 2009

Suskie says: "Shadow of the Colossus, more than any other game I’ve played, strives to be epic. The colossi, those enormous creatures that frequently steal the spotlight from protagonist Wander and represent the entirety of his opposition, live up to their name. With the light of his sword guiding him, Wander travels great distances to slay these foes, an act that he believes will bring his dead girlfriend back to life. Upon arriving at each destination, however, players are likely to be humbled by the..."
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Shadow of the Colossus Reviews Around the Internet

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