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Shadow of the Colossus


Shadow of the Colossus

One cloudy night, a lone hawk flies by two longtime companions - Wander and his horse Agro - navigating an unforgiving cliffside path on the edge of a canyon. The two have been traveling for a long time on this offbeat path, through murky forests and wet grasslands alike.

They arrive at last at their destination: a tall stone gate with a narrow passage. On the other side lies an enormous bridge of near-otherworldly construction. The bridge spans over the Forbidden Lands, a dramatic landscape of plains and canyons with enclosed and cut-off environments ranging from arid deserts to clefts with tall geysers to dark forests and murky crevasses.

The bridge finally comes to an end at the Shrine of Worship, a gigantic structure in the middle of the Lands. Wander and Agro make their way to the ground floor and the temple's main hall, which is lined with sixteen stone idols. At the end of the empty hall is an altar. Here it is shown that Wander is carrying something with him: a body wrapped in a cloth sheet. He places the body on the altar and removes the sheet, revealing Mono, a young woman clothed in a white dress.

The game suddenly cuts to a picture of an owl mask amidst a cloudy sky. From here, Lord Emon, a spiritual leader in Wander's society, speaks an esoteric monologue:

That place...began from the resonance of intersecting points...
They are memories replaced by ens and naught and etched into stone.
Blood, young sprouts, sky - and the one with the ability to control beings created from light...
In that world, it is said that if one should wish it, one can bring back the souls of the dead.
But to trespass upon that land is strictly forbidden...
Agro is suddenly frightened by a noise from behind the trio. Several shadowy apparitions are emerging from the temple floor, and Wander sees this and draws a mysterious sword from its sheath, pointing it towards the shadows. The blade emits an otherworldly energy, and the creatures immediately dissolve into thin air. Immediately, a booming pair of voices fill the halls from a great aperture above, surprised that Wander possesses the "Ancient Sword". Wander correctly identifies the voices as belonging to Dormin and asks that Mono be revived. Initially, Dormin expresses an indifference towards the matter, but ultimately cannot hide the interest in the sword Wander carries.

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Is Shadow of the Colossus a good video game?

Yes Shadow of the Colossus is a good video game, we had a lot of fun playing it! That's why we decided to give it a 50% rating. If you want to try it, and if you have already enjoyed similar games, we are sure you will have a great time on this game! Of course, Shadow of the Colossus has its flaws, and we even noticed some mini bugs while playing it for several hours, but all this is also part of the charm and it doesn't take anything away from the pleasure of playing.

Can I play Shadow of the Colossus with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Shadow of the Colossus, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is Shadow of the Colossus available on multiple platforms?

No, the game Shadow of the Colossus is currently only available on PlayStation 3. We hope that Team Ico development studio will release the game on other consoles soon, even if nothing is planned for the moment!

Is Shadow of the Colossus a recent game?

No, Shadow of the Colossus is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Jan 12th 2012, 11 years 17 days ago.
Shadow of the Colossus has been released on PlayStation 3.

Is there an official website for Shadow of the Colossus?

No Shadow of the Colossus doesn't have an official website yet, but there are probably fan sites on Google, we invite you to search by yourself. Otherwise you can also find our dedicated portal by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Shadow of the Colossus?

No, according to our information, Shadow of the Colossus does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.

Is Shadow of the Colossus compatible with VR?

No, Shadow of the Colossus is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Shadow of the Colossus have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
SotC HD PS3 (Acronym)
Shadow of the Colossus HD (Alternative spelling)
Wanda and the Colossus HD (Alternative spelling)
Shadow of the Colossus PS3 Remaster (Alternative title)
汪達與巨像 (Chinese title - simplified)
ワンダと巨像 (Japanese title - original)
Wanda to Kyozou (Japanese title - romanization)
Wander and the Colossus (Japanese title - translated)

What are similar games to Shadow of the Colossus?

Shadow of the Colossus is a game similar to Toby: The Secret Mine, Planet Alpha, Semblance, Pikuniku, Blacksad: Under the Skin, Erica, Unbound: Worlds Apart, A Fisherman's Tale, Degrees of Separation and Pokémon Shield, if you liked Shadow of the Colossus, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!