Shadow Of The Colossus features some of the greatest boss fights ever seen in gaming – fans agree.
Shadow of the Colossus was among many stunning exclusives available exclusively on PlayStation 2, such as this masterpiece of an RPG game.
Shadow of the Colossus was released for PS2 gamers worldwide in 2005 (or 2006 depending on your region) by Team Ico and Japan Studio as an instant classic, becoming one of the all-time great action adventures ever produced for PS2. Following in the spirit of 2001’s Ico, this thrilling action adventure follows Wander on his quest to resurrect Mono. It tells their tale and also provides one with heartwarming emotions as his attempt at resurrection fails spectacularly.
Wander must embark upon an epic quest in order to fulfill his wish and take down mythical colossi across an unknown land by riding horseback like Epona from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Shadow of the Colossus required you to defeat 16 colossi, each more memorable than the next, and fans on Reddit have been discussing some of their favourite boss battles on Reddit; though many more fantastic encounters beyond Shadow of the Colossus could also be found there!
Redditor God954 recently asked, “What has been your most thrilling boss battle experience?”, sharing an image showing Peter Parker about to fight Dr. Octavius Octavius in their game Spider-Man.
“Not just this particular boss – but really the whole game of Shadow of the Colossus was tremendous fun for me!” responded Modern_chemistry. Realising how to defeat both this giant colossus and its companion sandworm were enormously satisfying; what an extraordinary game!,” delighted PK_Thundah; however studentwhoworries was left shaken from just thinking about its exhilaration when first grasping onto its wings gave goosebumps just from remembering this part!
Modern_chemistry recalls, “That realization that this was indeed the way to beat the boss was truly life-altering and made me truly appreciate video games as art forms for years after that first playthrough…” It’s hard not to feel nostalgic when thinking back on this game’s initial experience: riding your horse, finding and defeating its first boss colossus and learning its inner workings for themselves for the very first time! Modern_chemistry considers this game one of their all time favourites as it provided them with life changing memories as it made him appreciate what others had played before them: that first game made her truly appreciate video gaming as art forms.
Other notable mentions included Snake versus Ocelot from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot and that battle brought tears to my eyes! In addition, Mr Freeze from Batman: Arkham City and Slave Knight Gael/Numberless King from Dark Souls 3 were discussed as well as Rat King from The Last of Us Part II were other topics brought up within this thread.
If you haven’t played Shadow of the Colossus before, we highly suggest doing so – especially now with Bluepoint Games’ 2018 remake being included as part of PS Plus Extra and Premium subscription plans!