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alaScore 92

154 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of ICO (PS2). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the ICO (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jimmy Clydesdale (



I came to play Sony's ICO through word of mouth. The whispers began at E3 and grew to full out acclaim when the game was released this past fall. So when a copy of ICO came across my desk, I jumped at the opportunity to experience the adventure for...

When all is said and done, ICO is a finely crafted adventure game that combines exotic locales with mind-teasing puzzles. The ride may be a bit short in the end, but it's one that you won't soon forget. If the words "puzzle", "action" and "adventure"...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (



The wait for a great PS2 adventure game is finally over. The one genre the system had been lacking is now being fulfilled by a horny little bastard by the...

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Andy Kelly (



You're lost in a castle full or eerie black ghosts, you've formed a wordless bond with a ghostly...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Anthony Karge (

Ico - PS2 review at Thunderbolt Games


In some regards, Ico is the antithesis of most macho console games. There's little in the way of narration aside from a couple cutscenes, but the mysterious plot is one of the most intriguing aspects of Ico. There are no health bars and the...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Jesse Evans (



Opah! We take a look back at one of PS2's most original action/adventure hits.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Trevor Green (

ICO on Playstation 2


Forgotten Masterpiece

Games like Ico are increasingly rare in their originality, honesty, and heartfelt approach to the digital form of entertainment. These are the games that people say they want yet rarely buy. Do yourself a favor and support these games - support Ico. We...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Jake McNeill (



Ico is a rare gem among videogames. It is a game that doesn't grab your attention by being loud, but by being quiet. Ico is just about as minimalist as they come, with gameplay and storyline both extremely straightforward… or so it would seem. In...

Amazing graphics and sound ; Fantastic puzzle design ; Absolutely beautiful design and presentation

Game is far too short ; Some may be turned off by the game's minimalist style

For $50, this game was just too short to reccomend a purchase, but at $20, this sole flaw is much easier to forgive. Good thing, too, because this game absolutely must be played- it is a beautiful and unique title that's one of the greatest examples of...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Brian J. Balsan (



The Playstation 2 certainly was an example of how hype sells, considering that the only games worth of note for its launch were Ridge Racer V and Fantavision. But the first game to show us exactly what Sony's black box could do was quite possibly ICO,...

Here's to hoping for such a possibility.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Jen (



It Was the Best of Times, it Was the Worst of Times

Oct, 2002

Hell Bronze Award!

Expert review by : Yacumo (



"ICO is a game as well as a small piece of art, innovative and complex it finds its own way through the monoton gaming landscape"

Jul, 2002