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Shadow of the Colossus (2005)

Wanda to kyozô (original title)
A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.


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Cast overview:
Kenji Nojima ...
Wander (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata ...
Dormin (Male) (voice)
Kyôko Hikami ...
Dormin (Female) (voice)
Naoki Bando ...
Emon (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame ...
Mono (voice)


A nameless young man brings a dead woman to a forbidden, mystical land inhabited by colossal stone creatures and is told by a being known as Dormin, that to revive the dead, he must destroy these legendary stone creatures. However, he is told that the consequences may be dire... Written by Keeley

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Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain.


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18 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Shadow of the Colossus  »

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The game was originally intended to be a sequel to Fumito Ueda's previous game, Ico (2001); early in development, it was known under the title "Nico" ("ni", Japanese for "two", plus "Ico"). See more »


Before the battle with the 16th colossus, Wander and Agro cross a bridge that begins to collapse and Agro falls to her apparent death. When Agro is falling, large splashes of water can be seen in the river below. Obviously these splashes were caused by the already-collapsed pieces of the bridge. However, when Wander looks over the ledge just seconds later to see Agro falling, there is not even a ripple in the water. See more »


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Truly Remarkable
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This game is one of the greatest games ever made because of how well it was done.

The game's plot puts you as a wanderer who takes a girl to the forbidden land to give her back her stolen soul. But to do this you must go and slay the Colossus. Who roam in the land. I'm not going to lie to you, this game is hard. For example it took over an hour to beat the last Colossus.

There aren't a lot of creatures in this game. It's you, you're horse Agro, a dead girl, and sixteen Colossus that roam. Another great but interesting thing about this game is how you never really communicate with Agro, but you somehow form a bond with him since he's really all that you have.

The graphics may not be the best and sometimes seem a little glitchy, but Artistically this game is unmatched. It really is fun to explore ruins to a lost civilization and wonder why it is that the world in the game is the way it is...

The music is truly the best soundtrack ever put into a game, it has all real instruments which is great for a video game. This soundtrack sounds that of a film! I praise it!

The overall of this game is incredible and that's why I will always support Shadow of the Colossus.


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