Gaming

Shadow Of The Colossus: Classic revival for newbies, veterans

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

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

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'. Subscribe