Shadow of the Colossus
Summary: 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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A melancholy masterpiece is reborn in this faithful and breathtakingly beautiful remake.
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.
A stunning recreation of one of gaming's most enduring classics, and what remains a towering example of the art of interactive entertainment.
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.
Shadow of the Colossus is a masterpiece, and developer Bluepoint has done a fantastic job bringing it to a new generation
Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an extraordinary title, a modern classic that everyone must experience.
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.
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.
I've rarely seen a game received such an extensive makeover while being so faithful to the source material.