Shadow of the Colossus

Game review by Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Dark, brooding masterpiece is best for teens.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 20 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Brilliant and harrowing

Beautiful and serene to ride through, then harrowing platform-like puzzles which are perfectly scaled. Most of the game is PG, scaling and stabbing ancient moving creatures which spray black shadows, save one intense moment in the final cutscene. An 8 or nine year old can complete it, and any kid can safely watch.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 13+

Great experience for gamers who are old enough to understand the themes involved

I think that this game is totally amazing. The game revolves around killing the Colossi but thatis only part of the experience. When playing this game a player cannot help but become emotionally involved in the quest that wander undertakes. As he moves across this large world in silence as he completes amazing feats in the hope of somehow saving his princess.

This title has:

Too much violence

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