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Shadow of the Colossus

Bluepoint Games, Sony, SIE Japan Studio
Feb 6, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Essential
IGN
9.7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Easy Allies
5 / 5
Game Informer
9 / 10
Polygon
9.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10

Shadow of the Colossus Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Masterful Recreation

Stunning Visuals

Artful Design

One of the biggest PlayStation 2 classics gets a gorgeous recreation thanks to BluePoint Games. With no barrier to entry, this thoughtful experience truly is for everyone.


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Shadow of the Colossus Trailers

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Remaking a Masterpiece: Shadow of the Colossus for PS4

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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Gameplay | PS Underground

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Shadow of the Colossus - PSX 2017: Comparison Trailer | PS4


Shadow of the Colossus Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Shadow of the Colossus

A melancholy masterpiece is reborn in this faithful and breathtakingly beautiful remake.

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IGN

9.7 / 10.0
IGN

The true definition of a classic, the gameplay and story of Shadow of the Colossus are every bit as great and emotional today as they were in 2005. This outstanding remaster skillfully enhances those qualities with improved controls, performance, and sheer graphical beauty. It remains one of the best PlayStation games ever made, and it's wonderful that Sony has brought it back to the fore so a new generation of gamers can experience it without having to look past its aged facade.

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Both a great remaster and an enjoyable ‘new' game in its own right that takes you on a journey in a way few things can.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A stunning recreation of one of gaming's most enduring classics, and what remains a towering example of the art of interactive entertainment.

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Shadow of the Colossus is a masterpiece, and developer Bluepoint has done a fantastic job bringing it to a new generation

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This isn't a restoration — the team isn't simply retracing the lines and rejuvenating the colors — and yet it sets out, intentionally, to reproduce the source text, warts and all. Each time I battled with the camera and controls, I imagined the creators of this new Colossus considering niche theories on restoration that you'd expect from a city zoning board trying to protect a historic building. How much of the bad stuff must be kept? Where a classic building often retains the exterior, the answer for a classic game appears to be all interior.

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Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an extraordinary title, a modern classic that everyone must experience.

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OpenCritic Coverage

PlayStation Plus for March 2020 Includes Shadow of the Colossus and More

PlayStation Plus for March 2020 Includes Shadow of the Colossus and More

PlayStation Plus subscribers have two more games to jump into beginning next week.

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Bluepoint Games Tweets Another Remake Teaser, Fans Suspect It's Demon's Souls

Bluepoint Games Tweets Another Remake Teaser, Fans Suspect It's Demon's Souls

Bluepoint Games, the remaster-heavy studio who earned acclaim for its work on the remaster of Shadow of the Colossus, is teasing a new remake once again. What could it be this time?

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