Shadow of the Colossus
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Series Game Grumps
Console PS2
Episodes 29
Playlist Danny murders endangered species and Arin enables him.
Run February 24, 2014 - March 25, 2014
Status Complete

Shadow of the Colossus is the twenty-ninth game played by Danny and Arin, and is the one hundred first game played on Game Grumps.

Game information[edit | edit source]

Shadow of the Colossus, released in Japan as Wander and the Colossus (ワンダと巨像 Wanda to Kyozō), is an action-adventure game published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) for the PlayStation 2. The game was released in North America and Japan in October 2005 and PAL territories in February 2006. It was directed by Fumito Ueda and developed at SCEI's International Production Studio 1, also known as Team Ico; the same development team responsible for the cult hit Ico. Shadow of the Colossus is considered a spiritual successor to Ico. Along with Ico, Shadow of the Colossus was re-released in The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Classics HD in the PAL region) for the PlayStation 3 in September 2011; it features high-definition (HD) graphics, content previously missing from the North American version, PlayStation Network Trophies, and 3D support. The HD version was released separately in Japan.

The game's storyline focuses on a young man named Wander who enters a forbidden land. Wander must travel across a vast expanse on horseback and defeat sixteen massive beings, known simply as colossi, in order to restore the life of a girl named Mono. The game is unusual within the action-adventure genre in that there are no towns or dungeons to explore, no characters with which to interact, and no enemies to defeat other than the colossi. Shadow of the Colossus has been described as a puzzle game, as each colossus' weakness must be identified and exploited before it can be defeated.

Cited as an influential title in the video game industry, Shadow of the Colossus is often regarded as an important example of video game art due to its minimalist landscape designs, immersive gameplay and emotional journey. It received wide critical acclaim by the media and was met with strong sales compared to Ico, due in part to a larger marketing campaign. The soundtrack was also widely praised. The game won several awards for its audio, design, and overall quality. Shadow of the Colossus is also referenced numerous times in debates regarding the art quality and emotional perspectives of video games.

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Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. Why is My Girlfriend Dead? :(
  3. Brace Yourself
  4. Stop With the Moving
  5. Hidey Holes
  6. Full Stabs
  7. Furious Flaps
  8. The Greatest Foe Yet
  9. Beard of Burden
  10. Wandering Man
  11. Danny Nearly Drowns
  12. Tail in a Pail
  13. Climbing Up the Walls
  14. Paying Attention
  15. Flip Him Over
  17. Play the Dirge
  18. Super Bull
  19. Thunder Tusks
  20. Higher Ground
  21. The Flying Leviathan
  22. Burning through the Sky
  23. The Crumbling City
  24. Buckin' Bronco
  25. Here Comes the Death
  26. The Bigger They Are
  27. SUCCESS!
  28. The Final Colossus
  29. Finale

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Danny and Arin are playing the HD remake for the PlayStation 3.
  • Danny had previously played the game for 5 episodes, but the footage was unusable because he was in a "Nyquil coma" whilst playing them.
  • This game was mentioned many times by the grumps, most notably on Sonic '06 by both Arin and Jon, and was mentioned on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD by Arin suggesting Danny to play this game. 
  • Arin's favorite colossi is Gaius, the 3rd and Danny's is Hydrus, the 7th. 
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