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Essential
Jan 30, 2018

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

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IGN

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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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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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Jan 30, 2018
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Metro GameCentral

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9.8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

A title that invites reflection.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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