17 Games Like Shadow of the Colossus

Games like Shadow of the Colossus Our list of games like Shadow of the Colossus offers others games that have you fighting towering foes with an artistic storyline and world design.

Originally released for the PlayStation 2 and eventually available on other PlayStation consoles 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 a girl's (Mono) life. What follows is a heart-felt, dark, intense and mysterious journey as you fight the towering sixteen colossi one by one.

Each of these battles sees players returning to the central point of the world with players having to carefully seek 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 giant down. Given the large size of these enemies players will literally scale their opponent to fight them effectively.

The games like Shadow of the Colossus here all feature an element from the popular PlayStation 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 and boss fights as you uncover the weakness for each.
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Okami

Okami is a critically acclaimed action adventure title where players control the wolf goddess Okami Amaterasu through a story of Japanese mythology. Originally for PlayStation 2 and Wii in 2008 the game was reborn through a HD remake that expanded the list of available platforms. With beautiful presentation and an equally beautiful storyline Okami offers a unique Zelda inspired adventure. Drawing heavily from the tales of Japanese folklore players control Amaterasu who is the goddess of the sun ...[Read Review]

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Journey

Originally a PlayStation exclusive title Journey is a mysterious, moving and impressive video game that has a relaxing effect on players as they explore the endless sand dunes and ruins of the game world. 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 on the same journey without a single piece of dialogue. Players can communicate with subtle chimes and their names are also completely hidden fro...[Read Review]

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Okamiden

Okamiden is set less than a year after the events of Okami and despite the best efforts of Amaterasu, evil did not stay locked away from the world for long which means a new round of younger adventurers will step forward with their Celestial Brush to rid the land of evil. Instead of the powerful Amatersasu players will adventure with the child Chibiterasu who shares many visual appearances although lacks the in overall power which also serves as a central plot theme. Just like the first adventur...[Read Review]

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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. All the Greek mythology is also there with players still seeking the defeat of Zeus to bring an end to the reign of the Olympian Gods. This adventure starts in a very climactic way as players reach the to...[Read Review]

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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 you’ll explore the spiritual world that lies between Earth and the world beyond. Within these surroundings lie the titans which lie idle amongst the ruined setting. Playing as a young lone hero armed with on...[Read Review]

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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 same one that was featured in the original Dark Souls players will find that there is no story link between the two. This allows new and old players alike to get a taste for this dark adventure without any ...[Read Review]

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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 named Ico that was born with horns and banished to an abandoned castle by his village. Upon exploration players uncover Yorda, a girl who does not speak the same language but appears equally desperate to escap...[Read Review]

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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 Souls: Prepare to Die. Dark Souls focuses around dungeon crawling mostly with the overworld being a huge open experience with only a few restrictions (some areas require certain quests to be completed first)...[Read Review]

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The Last Guardian

With action-adventure gameplay, a strong bond with a strange giant animal and an unnamed young boy The Last Guardian has pieces of games you’ve likely seen. Combining them into a single high quality journey of connection, companionship and challenge The Last Guardian is a PlayStation 4 exclusive from Team Ico who have an impressive history of console titles. Told as a recollection from an old man reflecting on his youthful adventures The Last Guardian throws players into the body of a smal...[Read Review]

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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 and allow you to once again return to the adventure on offer at 60fps and 720p resolution. While many of the textures were simply improved you’ll also find some along with their associated sounds have been completely redone ...[Read Review]

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Jotun

Based on Norse mythology Jotun takes place in a hand drawn world and encourages players to explore the vast game world which hides give epic Jotuns that the player needs to defeat. Originally released for Windows, Mac and Linux in 2015 Jotun was subsequently released on a number of consoles in 2016 and 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. Your vessel for this adventure is Thora, a Viking warrior who met their end in an inglorious way but has been given a second chance to prove to the Gods that she is w...[Read Review]

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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. Demon’s Souls doesn’t try to overload you with story providing a simple dark fantasy backdrop for your adventure. If you love your lore and storylines then there are plenty of options to explore that side of...[Read Review]

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Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG in a fantasy world that combines elements of popular franchises before it as you fight an array of towering enemies across the land. Originally for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles with a 2012 release an enhanced version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was launched later expanding the list of available platforms while offering additional core content. Dragon’s Dogma takes place in the fantasy lands of Gransys where monsters roam and countless NPC...[Read Review]

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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 Age of Fire is reaching its end and in turn bringing with it the Age of Dark which awakens the undead and cursed. This process though need not occur if the appropriate ritual can be completed which is where...[Read Review]

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Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a new breed of action RPG for the PlayStation 4 exclusively that follows the adventures of the Hunter in a dark gothic setting you’ll be treated to brutal combat, intriguing story and hidden treasures. Set within the city of Yharnam this Victorian themed city is under threat from a bloodborne plague and equally mysterious evil beasts that leave none safe. With the dark city having advanced medicine science rapidly through the use of blood the appearance of a blood based disea...[Read Review]

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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. Like the original large scale bosses and varied options to deal with the monster threats is a focus for this addition to the Lost Planet franchise. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet you’ll explore the story line across 6 game episodes that each put you in control of a different person with their own motives and background alt...[Read Review]

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow puts players in complete control of Gabriel on his quest to revive his wife and defeat the evil order who refer to themselves as the Lords of Shadow. Rebooting the Castlevania franchise on consoles in 2010 before making it’s way to PC in 2013 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow offers a familiar mix of 3D environments, devastating melee combat and puzzle solving that the action-adventure genre is well regarded for. While Castlevania has seen consistent releases since it beg...[Read Review]

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