17 Games Like Shadow of the Colossus

Games like Shadow of the Colossus Our list of games like Shadow of the Colossus offers more games that have you fighting towering foes and experiencing an artistic and moving storyline.

Released for the PS2 and eventually available on the PlayStation 3 Shadow of the Colossus follows the story of Wander as he finds himself in a dark and forbidden realm. Tasked with destroying sixteen hulking beings known as the colossi in order to restore Mono’s life. What follows is a heart-felt, dark, intense and mysterious journey as you fight on the towering sixteen colossi.

Each of these battles sees players returning to the central point of the hidden world with players having to carefully see out each new battle by climbing over large cliffs or adventuring to remote areas in the landscape. Central to Shadow of the Colossus gameplay is uncovering the weakness of each colossus that you encounter in order to bring the almighty giants down, given the large size of these enemies players will scale their opponent to fight them effectively.

The games like Shadow of the Colossus here all feature an element from the popular title. In some of these games you’ll be scaling massive enemies to fight them while others you’ll be exploring dark and mysterious landscapes with interesting storylines. Other recurring themes in the games similar to Shadow of the Colossus below include uncovering the weakness for your opponent, boss fight centric games and exploration of various environments.



Games Like Shadow of the Colossus

ico

Ico

Ico (ICO) mixes puzzles and action-adventure like many games before it but does so more impressively than most. With Team Ico behind the game, who has a strong history of development the PS2 title was eventually bundled with Shadow of the Colossus for release on PS3. Playing as a young boy name... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(7 votes)
jotun

Jotun

Serving up a hand drawn world waiting to be explored (and hiding five epic Jotuns to fight) Jotun is a game that draws its story and gameplay from the Norse mythology. Your vessel for this adventure is Thora, a Viking warrior who met their end in an inglorious way but has been given a second ch... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(4 votes)
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Lost Planet 2

Take down big enemies as a team in Lost Planet 2, a sequel to the exceedingly popular game about hunting unique monsters in addition to other human enemies. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet title you’ve got an overall similar experience that sees you swapping between on foot co... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(7 votes)
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The Last Guardian

With action-adventure gameplay, a strong bond with a giant animal and an unnamed young boy The Last Guardian has pieces of games you’ve likely seen before but now combines them together into a single journey. Released for the PlayStation 4 and coming from Team Ico who has an impressive hi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(6 votes)
titan-souls

Titan Souls

Breaking down the gameplay of impressive titles such as Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus is Titan Souls, a 16-bit style adventure about uncovering the best approach given the situation at hand which generally involves a large and unique boss battle. Set between planes of existence you̵... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(5 votes)
darks-souls-3

Dark Souls 3

For the third time players can experience video game difficulty at its finest with the 2015 addition to the Dark Souls franchise hitting all the right marks for long term fans while also converting plenty of newcomers to the harsh difficulty of the series. Exploring the Kingdom of Lothric the A... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
bloodborne

Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a new breed of action RPG for the PS4, following the adventures of the Hunter in a dark gothic setting you’ll be treated to brutal combat, intriguing story and hidden treasures. From the team that brought your Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls the game relies on third perso... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(23 votes)
god-of-war-3

God of War III

God of War III finishes your story of revenge on the PS3 with a refining of the all mechanics you’ve already seen in the previous God of War games. With Kratos still at the centre of the game you’ll have an adventure just as brutal and unforgiving as the first two Game of War games.... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(8 votes)
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Control Gabriel through a number of 3D environments as you use your devastating melee attacks on enemies while solving puzzles in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Primarily an action-adventure game the story follows your quest to defeat the Lords of Shadow and revive your wife. Intended as a reboo... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
okami

Okami

Okami is a critically acclaimed Zelda like experience where the player controls a wolf goddess. The game has a very beautiful presentation and feel to its game world that is definitely a unique offering. Okami was originally released on PlayStation 2 and eventually made its way to the Nintendo ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(26 votes)
dark-souls-2

Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II is the next brutal instalment in the popular and dark action role playing series. Building on the foundations from the original Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls that came before it players can be sure that a challenging adventure awaits. While the world for this new adventure is the s... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(24 votes)
okamiden

Okamiden

Okamiden is based within the Okami game universe and plays out like a sequel to the popular game (although not a direct sequel). This time around players will get to experience similar gameplay on their Nintendo DS. The game follows the adventure of Chibiterasu who is a smaller wolf than Amater... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(11 votes)
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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil is a popular action adventure game that was first released in 2003 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows. Its widespread popularity led to a HD remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 which is available on their respective online stores. The game is set in the f... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
journey

Journey

Journey is a PlayStation exclusive title that is mysterious, moving and impressive. Playing as a robed figure in the vast desert sands you’ll strive to reach the mountain far off in the distance while encountering other players without a single piece of dialogue. The game is all about the... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(6 votes)
dragons-dogma

Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG developed by Capcom for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game shares many similarities to Skyrim and the Devil May Cry series. An enhanced version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was launched a year later and eventually came to Windows in 2016. Dragon’s Dogma c... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(38 votes)
dark-souls

Dark Souls

If you want a game with a nearly unforgiving difficultly level Dark Souls is your solution. The game is an action role playing game that offers a large open world environment. Dark Souls was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation but eventually made its way to PC under the name Dark So... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(21 votes)
demons-souls

Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is the spiritual predecessor of Dark Souls and features the same focus on providing a high level of game difficulty without relying on cheap tactics. This second game is just as unforgiving and has a great emphasis on character advancement with plenty of skill and gear options. De... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(17 votes)