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Shadow Of The Colossus: Classic revival for newbies, veterans

Gaming character Wander has to defeat 16 colossi and reclaim their souls.
Gaming character Wander has to defeat 16 colossi and reclaim their souls.

Shadow Of The Colossus remake retains the gameplay and engine of the original, but with souped-up graphics

I almost shed a tear when I booted up this year's remake of Shadow Of The Colossus on my PlayStation 4, as the original was a game I had yearned to play for more than a decade but never got around to it.

The original Shadow Of The Colossus, released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005, was initially a sleeper hit. But it quickly became a critical favourite and has been hailed as one of the greatest and most influential video games of all time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Classic revival for newbies, veterans'. Print Edition | Subscribe