Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus Reviews Summary

Masterful Recreation
Stunning Visuals
Artful Design

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 128 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 128 critic reviews
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Jan 30, 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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