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Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
alaScore 96

44 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Shadow of the Colossus (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 Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jeff Haynes (

Shadow of the Colossus


If you've been gaming for a while, I'm sure you've run into the argument that video games aren't artistic in any way. Perhaps you've heard that from people ignorant in the visual strides made from the earlier days of Pong and Pac-Man. Well, if Sony has...

I'll throw out this lone caveat: Shadow of the Colossus may not be for everyone, and in fact I'm sure it won't be because it won't seem to have the same action that everyone expects from titles nowadays. This is unfortunate for those gamers, because...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Tigress (

Shadow of the Colossus


"Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain."

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Bradley Philbert (

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.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Matt "Steerpike" Sakey (

Shadow of the Colossus


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

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Jeremy Barnes (

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...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Long (

Shadow of the Colossus


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Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Shawn Rider (

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...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Cameron Morris (

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...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Marty "Martez" Barnier (

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...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Josh Kramer (

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...

Oct, 2005

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.


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


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


Package Type:Retail


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