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 ...
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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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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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Fumito Ueda first came up with the concept of this game back in 1997. See more »

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Amazing
9 September 2004 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

This was one of the early games for the PS2 and I haven't seen many games on the format since then that I can say are as good as this. Unique puzzles, harrowing story, amazing atmosphere and a great feeling of total immersion in the environment - this is simply a beautiful game. One might say that it is art. It is quite a short game (7-8 hours) but it's an adventure worth taking. In my opinion it would take a more mature mind to fully appreciate this game, rather than just playing it for the sake of playing it.

A game for grown ups in the best possible sense. If you can, hunt this down.


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