The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Iconic, brain-teasing action games are redone, still fab.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

great game

Very good game. The violence in this game is fighting the giant colossus and the blood is a drop of coke coming out of the colossus neck. These are some of the best ps3 games you can get. Finally I think that this title would be good for ages 11 and up.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 11+

A mistake CommonSenseMedia made

While the description of the content of these two games is accurate, I would like to point out one major mistake made by CommonSenseMedia. Wander, the protagonist of Shadow of the Colossus, is in no way a hero. He goes out of his way to kill others who the game's story very specifically states do not originally wish him harm and only fight in their own defense. This is a very important piece of the game's story and message which shouldn't be overlooked, as it gives the game's ending appropriate context.

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