Shadow of the Colossus

A Mountain to Climb (and Slay): Shadow of the Colossus Turns 10

by Jon Ledford October 19, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Team Ico
Shadow of the Colossus will always be remembered as one of the greatest action-adventure games of the PlayStation 2-era. More importantly, it'll be remembered for the things that set it far apart from all of its contemporaries in the genre. Instead of the Zelda-esque format of traversing an overworld, finding dungeons and clearing their bosses, Shadow of the Colossus had a much simpler format. You had to roam the lands and defeat 16 enemies, but it was the way Shadow of the Colossus presented these enemies and the vague narrative surrounding the adventure that made it special.