On a distant island village, there is a legend that anyone born with horns will bring about calamity. Such a boy was born named Ico. To ensure the safety of their village, Ico is offered as... See full summary »

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Kazuhiro Shindou ...
Ico (voice)
Rieko Takahashi ...
Yorda (voice)
Misa Watanabe ...
The Queen (voice)
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On a distant island village, there is a legend that anyone born with horns will bring about calamity. Such a boy was born named Ico. To ensure the safety of their village, Ico is offered as a sacrifice at a nearby castle. However, he escapes and finds a young girl named Yorda imprisoned there as well. While trying to escort her out, they are attacked by the angered spirits of the castle and Yorda's mother, the queen of the castle. Together, Ico and Yorda must work to flee from the castle before they can be claimed by the spirits. Written by BoredGamer

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castle | sacrifice | queen | mother | horns | See All (26) »

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Solve the puzzles or join the tormented souls forever.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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24 September 2001 (USA)  »

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On the original Playstation 2 release, the American NTSC version of the game is missing several features that are present in the PAL versions of the game. These include: Co-op gameplay, a magical green sword, and if the player plays through the game a second time, Yorda's subtitles will be translated to english and a secret "Watermelon ending" can occur at the end of the game. Fumito Ueda states that this is because Team Ico "ran out of time" when porting the game to NTSC. See more »

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I agree totally...
30 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt the best video game that no one ever played. One review on the page says that this game would be more appreciated by adults, and he's dead on. Its so artistic and simple, it may be a little slow for kids. As of 2005, the game is 4 years old and I still think it has the best graphics ever.And despite almost a total lack of dialogue, the characters manage to feel completely real. The only thing I've ever heard bad about the game is that its too short. I disagree. With its unbelievably simple game play, it would have become repetitive if it went on any longer.

Buy it!


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