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  • Summary: Tales speak of an ancient realm where Colossi roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival – a power you must obtain to bring a loved one back to life.
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  1. Positive: 97 out of 100
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  1. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    100
    A fresh coat of paint spruces up an already timeless classic that still feels like a breath of fresh air today. [March 2018, p.70]
  2. Jan 30, 2018
    100
    A timeless masterpiece that has gotten the respect and love it deserves in this new version.
  3. Feb 5, 2018
    95
    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.
  4. Jan 30, 2018
    90
    Shadow of the Colossus is a tremendous journey, and one well worth taking and retaking. The visual overhaul is stunning, thoroughly enhancing every facet of Wander and Agro's excellent adventure. Galloping through the tranquil world is always breathtaking; felling a monumental colossus is always humbling. Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an already exceptional title. It continues to be a modern classic and is an extraordinary game that everyone must experience.
  5. Feb 11, 2018
    90
    The concept of Shadow of the Colossus is unique and full of charm. The remastered version on PS4 is remarkable, which means it is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to try it, no matter whether you are an existing fan or a new player. However, Fumito Ueda's works are always a little bit cult, so it is also understandable if you may not get into this game.
  6. Jan 30, 2018
    89
    We're lucky to live in a world with Shadow of the Colossus.
  7. Mar 29, 2018
    65
    The best way to experience Shadow of the Colossus — play a couple of levels at a friend’s or use the Share Play function. This game was a hit in its time, on its original platform, but we all moved on, and now the remastered version feels archaic, especially its gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 256
  1. Sep 16, 2018
    10
    En el Top 5 de los mejores juegos de la historia en mi opinión. Un juego único y distinto que con poca cosa te consigue transmitir muchísimo.En el Top 5 de los mejores juegos de la historia en mi opinión. Un juego único y distinto que con poca cosa te consigue transmitir muchísimo. Con este remake se disfruta aún más. Expand
  2. May 16, 2018
    10
    I really loved the PS2 original and subsequent PS3 HD remaster. I consider SOTC to be a gaming classic. At the time I really loved the art,I really loved the PS2 original and subsequent PS3 HD remaster. I consider SOTC to be a gaming classic. At the time I really loved the art, emotionally evoking story and feel to the world. I had mixed feelings about a remake on first hearing of its release. I didn't want it to be a sacrilegious, messed around with, poorly done caricature of my beloved game.

    This game is certainly not that. It delivers a truly beautiful version, especially in 4k HDR. The game is just spectacular to look at and the game-play of the original is completely intact and unadulterated. The controls are perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned, but will probably need some getting used to for newcomers. I've tried all the new control options and they all seem to work fine to me, both old style and modern. If you've never played this game, absolutely do not let the criticism aimed at the control system put you off! Yes, they're slightly fiddly, but not at all a problem once familiarised. The incredible original soundtrack is as per the original, which certainly needs no improving.The new photo mode option is a great distraction and a welcome addition.

    I don't think there is anything lacking at all in this version whatsoever, in fact it's been great playing it again and has deepened my appreciation considerably. The game plays at a relaxing pace most of the time and I find the best way to play it is to just explore and take your time enjoying the atmosphere and amazing scenery and vistas. I find it very relaxing to play and it helps me unwind. Playing it again has made me realise how unique the game is, particularly in the modern gaming climate of fast paced action/ FPS type games, driving sims etc. It's definitely not going to appeal to everyone, but if you allow yourself to be immersed in it's atmosphere and get into the pace of the game, you'll find it an experience unlike anything else. The seemingly low key story, reveals itself to be quite an epic in its later stages.

    If any game could be described as having artistic merit (Personally, I think video games definitely have merit as being an art form), it would be this.

    *Slight changes I have noticed, to that of the originals: Dormin when speaking, has a female voice layered over the male voice. The lighting of the game is slightly different to the originals. The bloom light effects are not as pronounced. The game does not have quite the same pastoral colour pallette. None of this bothers me, the above were probably due to technical restrictions of the original hardware. I love the new look of the game entirely!
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  3. Feb 6, 2018
    10
    A masterpiece reborn

    Ever since i heard shadow of The colossus was getting a remake i was overjoyed. I've played it on ps2, loved the
    A masterpiece reborn

    Ever since i heard shadow of The colossus was getting a remake i was overjoyed. I've played it on ps2, loved the remaster and now im able to play the remake of one the best action titles ever created. I couldn't be happier that this remake happened.The graphics, sound,  everything has been remade running on a brand new game engine entirely. The colosi and environments have been overloaded with amazing detail and the world feels very alive despite the quieting emptiness of it. With detailed texture work and lighting this game looks absolutely gorgeous. It's also butter smooth hardly ever dropping frames even when giant colossi are thrashing about. The story has been left untouched retaining the same emotional journey the original offered. No new colosi or extra story but Everything else however has been improved to the MAX. Bluepoint games did a phenomenal job of remaking this classic. ID even go as far to say this surpasses the original and is one of if not the best game remakes ever created. A masterpiece has been made even better i can't wait to see what bluepoint games does next. Absolutely incredible job. 10/10
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  4. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    Judging on today's standards I'd give it an 8. It's a nice game and all with decent bosses, but clunky af.
    Given it was probably a 10 back in
    Judging on today's standards I'd give it an 8. It's a nice game and all with decent bosses, but clunky af.
    Given it was probably a 10 back in its day though, I'll split the difference
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  5. Nov 27, 2019
    8
    siendo sincero no tuve la oportunidad de jugarlo de jugarlo la primera vez, y cuando salio el remasterizado para ps4 fue la oportunidadsiendo sincero no tuve la oportunidad de jugarlo de jugarlo la primera vez, y cuando salio el remasterizado para ps4 fue la oportunidad perfecta de hacerme con el, es un gran juego, lo disfrute mucho, en lo personal no juge secciones largas ya que sentía que era para jugarse mas con calma, muy recomendado si es la primera vez que lo vas a probar. Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2019
    6
    Beautiful visuals and gorgeous graphics. The controls and gameplay were too frustrating for me to deal with. Wasn't my type of game.
  7. Jan 24, 2020
    0
    Honestly, I was really hyped for Shadow of the Colossus.
    I didn't play original game on PS2, and wanted to give it a try, especially because
    Honestly, I was really hyped for Shadow of the Colossus.
    I didn't play original game on PS2, and wanted to give it a try, especially because of all positive reviews. I wanted something different and was in positive vibe for the game.
    Unfortunately, the hype was over after 10 seconds of game-play.
    Yes, you read it well: 10 freaking seconds (the time you need to figure out that camera and movement in this game are absolutely the worst ever in PlayStation history).
    I have no words to describe how bad is the mechanics of movement and camera.
    Totally unplayable.
    I deleted game after one hour of grinding thought it.
    One of the worst experiences of gaming in my life.
    Total waste of 30 pounds.
    My recommendation is to avoid this greatest piece of over hyped ultra trash garbage game.
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