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Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
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Aug, 2014

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Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 2)

 

Towering mythical giants walk the earth, and it's your job to kill them in Shadow of the Colossus, the long-awaited PlayStation 2 adventure from the team that created 2001's sublimely rendered ICO. Shadow shares a prevailing aesthetic and subtle...

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

"Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain."

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

Shadow of the Colossus is, simply, one of the most enjoyable games I've played in years. You cannot help but love this game, yet the uniqueness of the title alone forces a very critical eye. I'm happy to say that Shadow of the Colossus will smack down...

One of the best titles to hit the PS2 in years.

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

I have never played a game like Shadow of the Colossus, because there are no games like it.”

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

Shadow of the Colossus will leave a dominating shadow over gaming for years to come. Why? It?s an amazing artistic masterpiece - that?s why. It may sound simplistic, but some of the greatest artists in history were minimalists and we can only hope that...

Anyone who enjoys games needs to play Shadow of the Colossus. Whether you?re an action junkie or RPG god, you can find something about the game that's enticing and magnetic. Fans of the studio?s previous work, ICO, will most certainly its latest gift...

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Shadow of the Colossus: Incredible

 

Sony's Shadow of the Colossus is the latest offering from the team behind cult hit, ICO. Colossus has been making waves among gamers because of its completely unique game design: Basically, the game is comprised of 16 of the most massive boss battles...

Absolutely unlike any other game; incredible beauty

Shows the shortcomings of the PS2 hardware; perhaps too enigmatic for some gamers

In so many ways, Shadow of the Colossus is the kind of game I desperately hope for whenever I slot a new disc into my console: Something to disrupt the stream of very similar gaming experiences and remind me why I play in a visceral way. For many...

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

Go buy this game. Don't read this review. I don't care if you're my editor, my fellow writers, my grandmother, or that kid who menaced me with safety scissors when I was four. Every human being who owns a PlayStation 2 needs to get this game and play...

Breathtaking art direction and graphics, including best boss and environment designs on the PS2 and one of the biggest worlds in a console game ; Boss battles actually force you to think, and killing each boss is immensely satisfying ; What characters...

Framerate is not always smooth ; Camera sometimes gets in places you don't want it to go

I have heard this game called a lot of things: artistic, amazing, fun, oppressive, pretentious, boring, depressing, and uplifting. It's a finely crafted piece of software, built with love and rich in artistic excellence, and regardless of how you react...

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

Shadow of the Colossus (which I guess officially has no connections to the development team's previous game, ICO; for the record, I don't buy that one bit) is a difficult game to write about. On one hand, there's an almost countless number of things to...

Shadow of the Colossus is something else. It is a game unlike any other game out there, a truly unique and special experience. It blows ICO away in pretty much every aspect (technically, ICO's controls were better), for those of you considering this...

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Shadow of the Colossus - PS2 review at Thunderbolt Games

 

A few years ago, I visited Nara, Japan. The city is famous for its sweeping park grounds, winding trails lined by endless rows of moss-covered stone lanterns, and ornate, multi-tiered wooden temples. One of the most famous of these temples is the...

Product Specifications

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 Colossus. 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.

Game

Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:1

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Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Sony
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shadow of the Colossus

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Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action