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Shadow of the Colossus

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    8.8 8.8 from 69 reviewers
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  1. Gameplanet

    13 February 2018

    Shadow of the Colossus is available on three generations of PlayStation hardware, but this latest version is the best. The splendid facelift here can't disguise some of its creakier gameplay, but if you've never played it, there's never been a better time to tackle Team Ico's signature game. Read more

    • The visual overhaul is spectaular. For newcomers, SotC is still a terrific experience overall.
    • The camera is a bigger obstacle than the game's huge enemies. Some gameplay systems are showing their age. There's little replay value for veterans.
  2. AusGamers

    1 February 2018

    Shadow of the Colossus has its place in videogame history. It’s not indelible, but it is much-loved and for a number of good reasons. It’s just a barebones experience that can get tiring quickly, and feels like it needed just a little bit more “oomph”. Read more

  3. Press-Start

    30 January 2018

    I’ll be honest, I played Shadow of the Colossus on PS2 when it first came out but I lost interest some ways in. The general premise intrigued me but I just felt that the limitations of the PS2 didn’t do the game any favours in helping to establish the atmosphere the creators were going for. Read more

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  1. "Nostalgic Overdose :)"

    Mighty Ape
    Reviewer: Christopher, Mighty Ape
    9 February 2018

    So when i first got my PS2 back in the day as a young bright eyed kid. The first game i received was the original Shadow of Colossus. I was blown away with the graphics, game play & Storytelling. Now as a mature adult, that has just brought a PS4 after a long gaming absence. Read more

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