You find yourself in a forbidden land, and the girl you love lay comatose in an ancient temple. A mysterious beam of light tells you that you must bring down the sixteen skyscraper-sized beasts that populate the region in order to wake her. You hop on your trusty horse, Agro, and get to work.
Shadow of the Colossus for Playstation 2 is a fairly simple game. There’s one objective–kill the designated colossus. The challenge is in scaling the giant beasts and finding the hidden weak points on their bodies as they struggle to shake you off. These bosses are living, breathing puzzles, and each requires a different way of thinking to defeat. The game is absolutely fantastic at conveying the difference in size between you and your opponent as you cling to their fur hundreds of yards in the air.
This was a game Brandon decided to play from start to finish, and it was one of the few games that we all sat and watched the entire time. Whether you’re playing or not, you definitely feel the tension that each colossus presents the player with. It’s easy to call Shadow of the Colossus a classic of post-2000’s gaming, and it is certainly a gem in our collection.