Percentile Rank

Shadow of the Colossus is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 125 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 125 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Jan 30, 2018
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Eurogamer
Essential
Essential
Jan 30, 2018

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

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 30, 2018

By lovingly recreating that feeling from scratch, this remake is not just a means for Sony to sell you Shadow of the Colossus again—it proves that its appeal is not rooted in mere nostalgia but is a lasting work of quality that transcends its era.

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New Game Network
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus lives up to the legacy of the original and provides a brand new presentation for fans to experience. Newcomers will get the best playing version of the title while veterans will get the version they always dreamed of. The game is smoother to play, the presentation is top notch and the minimalist storytelling from the original isn't embellished or altered. This is exactly what you'd want from a remake and I couldn't be happier with the final result.

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Daily Dot
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 30, 2018

While this PS4 remake might not be the best way ever to experience Team Ico's timeless classic, it offers players old and new an experience that simply can't be replicated anywhere else.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 29, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a must-play game, one that anyone unfortunate enough to have missed this title back in its day needs to play immediately. Just make sure you look out for that endgame – it’s a doozy!

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 2, 2018

I suspect one of the reasons many have hailed "Shadow of the Colossus" as a work of art is because it left them feeling pensive.

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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Feb 4, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is the gold standard of video game remakes for this generation, period. Bluepoint Games deserves all the credit for offering a remake worthy of the praise placed upon the original, and as such have given an entirely new audience license to experience one of video games most exceptional titles. Forget the cynical rhetoric around "cash grabs" and easy franchise milking with texture update "HD remasters." Instead, I hope this game becomes enshrined as a new sort of video game remake renaissance in which new and old audiences alike can experience classic titles as if they were brand new again. However you need to do it, make sure to get your hands on a copy of Shadow of the Colossus on PS4.

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Scored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus isn't necessarily a game that needed to be remade in such an elaborate fashion, and yet, I'm so glad that it has been. Bluepoint's remake of this sublime and poignant adventure is phenomenal, both managing to stay utterly true to the original and bringing it up to date in glorious fashion.

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MonsterVine
5 / 5
5 / 5
Feb 14, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus will leave one of the most lasting impressions on any player that braves the journey to the Forbidden Lands.

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Player.One
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is the definitive version, perfectly recreating gameplay with stunning new visuals.

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Telegraph
Jan 30, 2018

In 2005 Shadow of the Colossus was a masterpiece and that remains so in 2018. This is one of the greatest games ever made and is an accolade that shows no sign of being detached from its monumental presence.

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Digiato
100 / 100
100 / 100
Feb 26, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a must buy for everyone with a PlayStation 4 console, no matter if you played the original one or not. Thanks to the huge improvements in the graphics, this new version is on a same level with most of this generation titles and it's quite a different experience from the one which was remastered for PS3.

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TrustedReviews
Jan 30, 2018

Still one of the finest games ever coded, and now fit to be seen on the very best TVs. This is how remasters should be done, bringing the original content up to modern standards, without diluting what made it great in the first place. Bluepoint has effectively improved on perfection.

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IBTimes UK
Jan 30, 2018

Bluepoint Games has masterfully given new life to a masterpiece of the genre, making their Shadow of the Colossus feel in many ways like the definitive version. Porting and remaking the games of others isn't as trying as making something new, but doing so does come with significant pressure that Bluepoint have made their name dealing with. However, the studio's work wouldn't have been possible without the initial, groundbreaking efforts of Team Ico.Shadow of the Colossus is an adventure that's still every bit as breathtaking and astounding as it was over a decade ago.

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Slant Magazine
Jan 30, 2018

A classic has been reincarnated as one of the most visually magnificent titles of our current generation.

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Next Gen Base
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most critically revered games of the PS2 era, and with this remake, Bluepoint Games have shown that it can stand head and shoulders above most games that are released today. A wonderful experience from start to finish, and a game that is considered to be a landmark in the medium, and with good reason. A phenomenal game that has not only stood the test of time, it has become an absolute must-play in anyone's PlayStation 4 library through a simply staggering amount of work from Bluepoint. A seminal game that should not be missed.

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Geek Culture Podcast
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow Of The Colossus is a rare solo cinematic experience that, when originally released, many praised and loved. Years later, it still holds up favorably against the test of time in a remake that gives it a fresh coat of paint. And what a sparkling, pristine coat it is, while not changing anything that made the game so highly touted back in the day. New features like photo mode and next-generation technology allowing for smoother frame rate only improve upon the formula that made the game an instant classic. Now, an entirely new generation is able to enjoy this masterpiece in what is a new benchmark for future remakes to achieve.

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ThisGenGaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

Bluepoint deserves huge props for staying true to this masterpiece while also updating just enough to help make the game more accessible for a new generation.

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Saudi Gamer
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 31, 2018

12 years after its release, Shadow of the Colossus remains a masterpiece to be experienced. This remake manages to do its artistic vision the justice it deserves, while still retaining its original feel. Whether you're revisiting or a first time visitor, if you own a PlayStation 4 then you need this game.

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Sirus Gaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus embarks you on one of the greatest adventures you could ever imagine. May it be the remake, the remaster, or the original, Shadow of the Colossus is an unforgettable video-game masterpiece that lives on forever.

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Niche Gamer
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Bluepoint Games did the impossible: they took one of the greatest games of all time, rebuilt it from the ground up, made sure it didn't lose a bit of its impact. For that alone, this game is an achievement. It's only one of the best PlayStation 4 games of all time, it's also one of the greatest remakes of all time. It's not the game you remember: it's even better.

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We Got This Covered
Jan 30, 2018

More than a decade after its original release, and Fumito Ueda's masterpiece is still an absolute joy to play. Whether you've played it on older hardware, or you have yet to take the plunge, you owe it to yourself to play through Bluepoint's remake of one of the best games ever made.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

It's the perfect remake. It's Shadow of the Colossus exactly as I remember it, yet it's Shadow of the Colossus like it's never been before.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jan 30, 2018

There's nothing genuinely like Shadow of the Colossus out there, and hopefully this new, pretty version, as superficial as that prettiness is to what makes the game so important, encourages a new generation of players to try it for themselves.

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The Game Fanatics
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

The remake of Shadow of the Colossus lives up to its own legacy. Everything that made this experience powerful, emotionally resonant, and exciting is still here. Everything that was added only enhances and improves what was already in the foundation. What was already a masterpiece has been given a makeover in all the right places. If you loved the original game and want to experience it again, you will find a lot to love. If this is your first time hearing about this all-time great, now is the best time to try.

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Guardian
Feb 6, 2018

This 2005 game, remade for the high-definition era, still stands out as a work of extraordinary beauty and quiet profundity

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Easy Allies
Jan 30, 2018
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Push Square
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

One of the greatest games ever made resurrected in one of the greatest remakes of all time. Shadow of the Colossus remains faithful to the 2006 original, but its presentation is on par with the very best that the PS4 has to offer. A masterpiece.

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Destructoid
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Not to diminish the accomplishments of this remake, but it's all possible because Team Ico's Shadow of the Colossus is so impossibly perfect. It's epic and majestic and emotional and imaginative and breathtaking. There are so many superlative adjective you could attach. Shadow of the Colossus' reputation is as great as some of its tallest colossi. This remake might just help some people see that a little more clearly.

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3DNews
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

Bluepoint's remaster of Shadow of the Colossus is a perfect example of how you should treat timeless classic without breaking anything.

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CDavis_Games
Feb 7, 2018

Now that I have finally played and enjoyed Shadow of the Colossus, it would be easy to say I regret not playing it all those years ago. I'm not sure that's true. This remaster is sublime and—as I can attest—no nostalgia is required to appreciate it. This is almost certainly the definitive version of the game and I’m thankful I finally got to play it. I highly recommend you do the same.

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SomHráč.sk
99%
99%
Jan 31, 2018

In 2005, Shadow of the Colossus was a revelation that brought the players a unique experience and truly impressive enemies. Thirteen years later, the situation remains the same. This new version only confirms that Fumito Ueda and his team then created a masterpiece that deserves its legendary status.

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Gaming Nexus
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is one for the books. Twelve years later, it's still a powerful, immutable, singular experience. A masterwork of the genre.

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Areajugones
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

A title that invites reflection.

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Level Down Games
98 / 100
98 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

As mentioned earlier, we honestly cannot wait to see what the future holds for the talented team over at Bluepoint Games. But at the same time, we can’t help but to wonder what may be next for Fumito Ueda and genDESIGN. The recent teases from Ueda himself certainly have our collective minds pondering the possibilities, but one thing is certain. Whatever it is, will be worth the wait.

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Digital Chumps
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Few games can have such a simple premise and gameplay design, yet are flat out good enough, timeless enough, to be remastered — twice. So, whether you have played SOTC before or not, you can rest assured it's an all-time classic, and that for the PS4, Bluepoint has done a fantastic job with this remaster.

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IGN
9.7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9.7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

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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Nexus
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Bluepoint’s terrific reimagining of Shadow of the Colossus is one for the history books. Not only is it the best video game remake ever made, it has also set the bar incredibly high for future remakes.

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KeenGamer
9.6 / 10.0
KeenGamer
Hrvoje Smoljic

Top Critic

9.6 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus has been my most favorite revisiting of a game in a long time. In a sea of quickly packaged remasters that only slightly improve, this one is a shining beacon of how to refresh the game right as every aspect that could be improved - was. All the while, the game didn't lose what made it special in the first place and became an even more essential part of the PlayStation library.

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Bazimag
9.6 / 10.0
Bazimag
Mohammad Maraghi
9.6 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2018

The remake of Shadow of the Colossus proves that it has always been a masterpiece, even 13 years ago. Blueprint Games studio has made one of the best remakes in recent years which can be a privileged benchmark for hundreds of good old games. It doesn’t matter whether its player is an old fan or a modern gamer which has not experienced it before; Shadow of the Colossus Remake can be a great opportunity for experiencing this splendid title. Moreover, graphics and visuals has impressively improved so that some of its technical issues can easily be ignored. Shadow of the Colossus Remake is one of a kind and absolutely worth playing.

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CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

The Shadow of the Colossus remake enhances the themes of the original, stirring up a crushing sadness in the player in their actions only moments after taking them to heights of excitement.

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PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Feb 5, 2018

To say that the original Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most important and fascinating games of all time is to speak what many already know. But what few have yet discovered is how Bluepoint managed, like few studios, to visually rework a classic yet retain the same essence of what made it so important in its time. Even with some flaws from the original game, the experience remains true to the purists and modernized enough to be accessible to new players, with the studio reworking elements of the original in the right measure. The remake brings a work of art to a new audience on PS4, showing the melancholy and epic quest of Wander in a land of colossus to save his beloved. An unforgettable and unparalleled journey for new and old players.

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GameZone
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2018

As a newcomer to Shadow of the Colossus, I probably take these improved graphics for granted. But a story is something that doesn't rely on pixel count - and Shadow of the Colossus has one of the best I've experienced in a game.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

The new and improved Shadow of the Colossus brings the game into the modern era successfully. It carries over a few flaws and annoyances, sure, but it's been refined where it matters most, and the net result is a return to the forbidden lands that's just as achingly beautiful and magical as it ever was.

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Video Chums
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 looks amazing and the modern control scheme makes it more playable than ever.

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NEOsite
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

One of the best games of the golden age - now remade with current technology. Shadow of the Colossus looks and runs wonderful. It is a perfect moment to catch up, if you haven't already.

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PowerUp!
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 may be a remake, but it’s easily one of the best remakes ever released. Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best games ever made and it deserves to be experienced in the incredible form Bluepoint Games has delivered.

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GBAtemp
9.5 / 10.0
GBAtemp

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus was a masterpiece when it released in 2005, with only few technical flaws truly hurting the game, and this remake basically perfects every issue previously had with the game beyond fixing it's general length. It took me 3 hours and 52 minutes to beat the game, granted, with a lot of prior experience, but it still lasts the same approximate 8-10 hours of gameplay for new players. Despite this lack of length, I strongly suggest old players and new to pick up this remake at some point in time, to truly experience the definitive version of Shadow of the Colossus

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Spaziogames
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Bluepoint remake of the astonighing Shadow of the Colossus in more than a simple graphic upgrade. It's the real embodiment of Ueda's vision, the best version of one of the most important and beautiful games of the medium. It is a must have for new and old players.

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ZTGD
9.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

[Crafting a worthy remaster] is a tall- or rather a colossal order (sorry, not sorry), and even from the first moment after booting up the game, I realized that [Bluepoint Games has] more than stepped up to the challenge

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LevelUp
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a great example on how to remake games. The Bluepoint work is respectful, impressive, and it's ready to inspire a new generation.

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TrueGaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

[6:02 PM, 1/30/2018] Somo: If you previously missed out on Shadow of the Colossus, then you certainly are one of the lucky ones as the remake vastly improves this classic adventure and its mesmerizing visuals definitely makes it one the most beautiful games of 2018.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Bluepoint has brought one of the best games to ever grace a Sony console back to life on the PS4, and has done so with tenderness and care.

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Zoomg
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

Whether you have played the original version of the Shadow of the Colossus or not, the PS4 version is a must have experience. so never doubt paying 40$ for this beautifully crafted experience.

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Atomix
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

The real ultimate edition of one of the most importante games of all time. Shadow of the Colossus for the PS4 is a must have to everyone.

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WellPlayed
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Bluepoint Games prove without a shadow of a doubt that they were the right choice to head up a full-blown remake of what is undoubtedly one of the greatest games ever made

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DigitalCentralMedia
95%
95%
Feb 13, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a brilliant remake and is by far one of the best looking games to date. This is a classic that should be experienced by everyone.

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GameCrate
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a veritable masterpiece from top to bottom and will surely be remembered as one of the greatest games ever made. The PS4 version is that, but with 4K HDR and a glorious photo mode. What else is there to say?

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The Games Machine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

The remake of Shadow of the Colossus is, hands down, a love letter to the timeless masterpiece of Fumito Ueda. It's not just some polish on our memories, it's a genuine and passionate tribute, made with serious commitment, dedication and respect, and the result is even better than the original.

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Polygon
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

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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Geeks Under Grace
9.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Lucas Miller
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2018

This is a must play for all PlayStation 4 owners.

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IGN Italy
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus return on PS4 amazing more than ever. A classic cult game improved for the new generations.

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Just Push Start
4.65 / 5.0
4.65 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2018

Despite being over a decade old, Shadow of the Colossus remains one of the best games of all time. Thanks to Bluepoint Games, the game has received a total make over, making this classic feel like a modern one. With improved frame rates and exemplary visuals, this is one of the games PS4 owner must have.

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Hobby Consolas
93 / 100
93 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

One of the most memorables adventures of all time returns with a complete remake that enhances the experience in all the possible ways you can imagine, not only visual: it even adds new content and tons of unlockables that will make fans and newcomers even happier. A classic adventure that still amazes twelve years after it's original release...

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GaminGuardian
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2018

It's great to be able to play a PS2 classic again like Shadow of the Colossus. The graphic remasterización can be more or less questionable but without a doubt it manages to give a new flavor to a title that deserves all the awards that did not obtain in his day.

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Impulsegamer
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2018

On paper at least, Shadow of the Colossus' premise is one of standard fantasy lore. The story of slaying beasts to save a loved one isn't unique, but what sets this experience apart from other fantasy tales I've experienced is the forever growing sadness that overcame me as I cut down each creature.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best games of all time and it has now received a truly worthy remake on PS4. There aren't any major shifts in the gameplay or content additions, but the game needed neither. Instead Bluepoint has taken the original classic, upgraded the visuals, and only touched what needed to be touched. Fans will want to have this on day one, and if you've never experienced the magic of Shadow of the Colossus before, this is the way to do it.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

With production value equal to any first party AAA game, Shadow of the Colossus is a technical masterpiece. This is the new benchmark for what a remaster should look like, standing as the best remaster ever released on any platform. Put simply -- this is how it's done.

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Optional Extra
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2018
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ani-game.com
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

BluePoint have done an incredible job of bringing Shadow Of The Colossus to the PS4, making it accessible to a whole generation of people that didn’t get to experience the original. It runs better, performance wise here than it ever has and it’s attention to fine detail makes it one of the best looking PS4 titles to date.

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IGN Spain
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Living the experience of Shadow of the Colossus is still as magical, surprising and attractive as it was in 2005 and the face wash that has been submitted makes us feel, all the time, before a game of new invoice. Maybe the new uses and customs of the videogames sometimes make us feel something crude and empty, but we had the same impression with The Last Guardian and it is a game from last year. If Ueda had developed the game in 2018, it would be exactly the same.

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Fandom
4.5 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

4.5 / 5.0
Feb 6, 2018

This is the Shadow of the Colossus that you thought you played over a decade ago, unfolding before your eyes. Every second as sad, as spectacular, and as exceptionally unique as it ever was. And worthy, indeed, of creating more memories with.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2018

When remaking a game, there are two general routes that developers can take.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

I waited 13 long years to finally play Shadow of the Colossus. All I can say is, boy, was it worth the wait. It's undoubtedly a timeless classic that resonates even today.

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GearNuke
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 9, 2018

This is easily one of the finest remakes by Bluepoint Games. The improved visuals elevate the experience to a whole another level that is unmatched by even some of the more recent open world games.

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M3
9 / 10
M3

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus was a unique game back in 2006, and it still is. Bluepoint has done a remarkable job with the graphics, and added some really nice extra features on top of that. Easily the best remake in years.

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GameNationSA
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

f you have never played Shadow of the Colossus when it originally launched way back in 2005 on PS2 or when it’s PS3 HD remaster arrived in 2011, then you still have another chance to play it, this time on the PS4 from 6 February. With the power of the PS4, it makes the best use of HDR, it’s simply stunning and beautiful cinematic scenes makes this a must-have game of 2018.

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Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 28, 2018

A simple yet stunning adventure with a haunting world and a soundtrack that rises and falls perfectly in tune with the action, Shadow of the Colossus is an ageless game which can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation.

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Game Revolution
Jan 30, 2018

I've rarely seen a game received such an extensive makeover while being so faithful to the source material.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a timeless game that is timeless art, one worthy of not only of this great remaster, but of all the accolades it rightfully deserved in 2005.

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Forbes
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2018

Overall, following the somewhat disappointing The Last Guardian, this is an astonishingly good remake of a classic PS2 game and one that everyone who owns a PS4 should play.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

There's more reason to play Shadow of the Colossus than ever before. The presentation improves the incredible spectacle that the game is. The core gameplay can still be a little bit clunky at times, but the satisfaction from taking down the Colossus is greater than ever. At the cheaper price of admission ($54.99) that you'll be playing for this game, it's near impossible not to recommend it even if you've played it before.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

From a visual standpoint, Shadow of the Colossus on the PS4 is possibly the greatest remake of all time.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

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

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

Even if this PS4 version is all about new (and clearley stunning) graphics and doesn't fix some issues with camera and controls, it is a fantastic way to discover or taste once again one of the most extraordinary, emotional and impressive games of all times. Shadow of the Colossus deserves this second life, as it really well executed thanks to Blue Point's work.

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RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow Of The Colossus is a magnificent game with an atmosphere that becomes all the more intoxicating the longer you breath it in.

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SquareXO
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus has proven to be a timeless classic and one which deserves to be played by nostalgic fans and first-time players alike. Although the concept appears to be repetitive, the story is powered forward by the player's desire to slay the sixteen colossi and bring back Wander's sleeping love. The final moral twist and the emotional conclusion to the end of the game is powerful, and memorable and it helps elevate Shadow of the Colossus to the highest standard of storytelling.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

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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PSX Extreme
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus isn't just a successful remake of a beloved game. It has set a new bar for what a remake should be in the first place, and left me optimistic, for the first time ever, about the prospect of revisiting old games on new systems. This is how every remake should be.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

The legacy of Shadow of the Colossus has never been in question, but this PS4 edition has just further solidified its place amongst gaming's masterpieces.

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Gamersky
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2018

The concept of Shadow of the Colossus is unique and full of charm, even when you play this game today. The remastered version on PS4 is remarkable, which means it is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to try it, no matter you are an old fan or a new player. However, Fumito Ueda's works are always a little bit cult, so it is also understandable that you might not into this game.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

hanging onto the arm hair of a huge ape as it tries to shake you off probably shouldn't be trivial

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VGChartz
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 10, 2018

What Bluepoint has done here is sublime, and if you haven't played Shadow of the Colossus before then I almost envy you because you're in for a game of the generation-level treat.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is an excellent remake of one of the most critically acclaimed video games in history. This should be in the library of any PS4 owner.

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Goomba Stomp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

This version of Shadow of the Colossus is still one of the medium’s most singular experiences revamped and revitalized for 2018. Whether or not it will go down as the definitive way to experience the game remains to be seen, but it is still a wholly unique must-play for anyone interested in what games can be.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus was a generation-defining game for a reason. Even now, a decade after its release, it's one of the most interesting games to ever be released. The PS4 remake is just about everything one could ask for. It retains the same gameplay and same plot but makes just enough upgrades, modifications and changes so the game feels a lot more playable without losing exactly what made it special. There's absolutely no better way to experience Shadow of the Colossus than the remake, and it's a must-play for any PS4 owners.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a true industry achievement, which not only demonstrates the technical capabilities of video games, but also promotes them as a new kind of art - on a par with movies, music and painting. Even after many years Shadow of the Colossus remains a relevant game with a touching story, unusual gameplay, beautiful graphics and amazing music. This project is a must buy for any PS4 owner. Moreover, this time we have a real remake instead of a simple and very lazy port.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

A wonderful retread into this world for fans of old, an epic new adventure for uninitiated.

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Game Informer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

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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GamesBeat
89 / 100
89 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

We're lucky to live in a world with Shadow of the Colossus. I hope that more people get the chance to play it now and it goes on to inspire a generation of indie developers. But, more than anything, I'm just happy to play it again.

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GamePro
88 / 100
88 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

An (almost) perfect remake of a classic that, thanks to modern graphics and presentation, can even surprise long-term fans.

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GRYOnline.pl
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus AD 2018 is a model remake. All the things that made the original so very special have been masterfully rebuilt and are as appealing as ever. In addition, some archaic elements have been replaced by solutions that are more in line with today’s standards.

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Stevivor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

While it's true that Shadow was starting to show its age in 2011 and is continuing to do so in 2018 — even rebuilt from scratch — those who've played the title before will revel in the new life that Sony's breathed into the classic. For those unfamiliar with the game, it'll be a harder sell — but that said, stick with it.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Every bit the genre-defining, captivating adventure that it was 13 years ago, Shadow of the Colossus reminds you yet again just how masterful design and keenly focused art direction never age. But it's Bluepoint's respect of these elements and the smart decisions to tweak and improve them that make this the most definitive version of the Team Ico classic you're likely to ever get.

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VGN
8.5 / 10.0
VGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

A timeless masterpiece that shines once again thanks to the extra power offered by PS4, especially when it comes to the PS4 Pro version, which is capable of managing a stunning 4K resolution along with HDR support and the new Photo Mode.

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Game Volt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2018

Perhaps the only drawback in the game is its short duration, although this can be ignored in this price zone. I can not think of a flaw in this game and I am convinced that this is one of the games that any game lover must try and acquire.

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EGM
8.5 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Remakes can seem like the low-hanging fruit of game development, but Bluepoint does Shadow of the Colossus justice with an evolution of the classic game that improves the overall experience while maintaining its familiar spirit.

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IGN Middle East
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

Bluepoint Games has made a good remake of the Shadow of the Colossus to suit the current generation of platforms. Perhaps the most important feature of this game is its unique design that separates it from any other game currently present, offering a different Action Adventure in a wonderful world and a simple but mystery story.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 8, 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.

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GamesRadar+
Jan 30, 2018

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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GameSkinny
Feb 9, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is still a great game despite its game design becoming repetitive and the fact that some of its mechanics can be quite irksome. There still isn't a game out there that can match its dreary atmosphere, simple but effective storytelling, and outstanding boss fights.

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2018

I'm not here to rag on what it meant as a game back in 2005, but I am here suggesting that a visual overhaul of this nature -- in that it is glorious -- could have also come packaged with camera and gameplay fixes, at the very least. You'll need patience and determination above all else, but if you're an eye-candy sort of person, Shadow has it in spades. I just wish it also had a little something more as well.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

While the remaster does a great job of bringing the games already noteworthy visuals and story into a new generation of HD consoles it is unfortunate that the same cannot be said about the controls. Sadly, the game's control schemes are stuck in the past and make for a clumsy experience at times. Climbing commands feel like there's a delay in the reaction and there were several times I failed to grab onto something that seemed like a straightforward transition.

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Handsome Phantom
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

Not only one of the best looking remasters, but best looking games period.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a game every player should experience but its camera and control systems coupled with a couple of game breaking bugs prevent me from giving it a perfect score.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

The Shadow of the Colossus remake shows what the game would have looked like with the power of modern consoles, but it sticks with the stylistic emptiness of the original. There is something special here, even if you might not explore it with the same reverence as those with nostalgia about it.

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Daily Mirror
Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the finest remakes ever made, despite some returning issues from the original game

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viewport
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 17, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus remains faithful to the 2005 release, down to its problems. It masterfully utilizes the new hardware to amplify its immersion, yet remembers to maintain the importance of the original ideas and message. Even with its flaws, it's a game that everyone should experience.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Captain Camper

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 7, 2018

Fans new and old will find plenty to get excited about in this remaster. There is a lot to like here, from its jaw-dropping visuals and audio, to its minimalist unique and engaging story, to even its various modes and New Game+ option. I have always said Shadow of the Colossus is a must-play game, and I can now continue to say that without having to convince someone to buy a PlayStation 2 to play it.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 14, 2018

As its own scenario, its own experiment, it’s own idea of how to raise tension and adrenaline. Outpacing giants on horseback, tricking monsters off ledges or into traps, and weaving through the woods and mountains and deserts and piecing together what once was, is just as magical as it ever was. Bluepoint found one of the most unique atmospheres of isolation in exploration in gaming, and managed to keep it intact as they rebuilt Shadow of the Colossus; by mountain, by forest, by titanic hulking beast.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

Overall, I found the new Shadow of the Colossus a pleasant journey peppered with some frustrating moments, especially when battling the colossi. If you can get passed that, Shadow of the Colossus can offer some epic moments and a beautiful world to explore.

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pressakey.com
Feb 19, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4 isn't just any remake, it is the glorious return of a beloved classic that left its mark on video game history for decades - and its light still shines bright today, as Bluepoint Games revived the PS2 masterpiece with excellent new graphics and technology, while core and content remain unchanged. Traditionally, it's only the controls and camera which drag it down just a little bit.

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Elite Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

I am surprised that teh_interweb knows this as one of the best PlayStation 2 games ever made and can see past this game’s glaring faults despite the immense line-up of titles it competed in

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Tech Advisor
Feb 8, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a must-have for fans of the original game – it's stunningly gorgeous, both in terms of the open world environment and the 16 Colossi that you come across during gameplay. But as good as it looks, I don't think that there's enough on offer to entice those that didn't play the original, as it may seem a little bit basic compared to more recent games of a similar nature.

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