Game details

Game:
ICO and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection
AKA
Team ICO Collection
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Platformer
Release Date (US):
September 27th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
September 30th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Team ICO
Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PlayStation 3

About ICO and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection

The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection combines two PlayStation classics known for award-winning gameplay set in picturesque landscapes. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus feature gripping and immersive storytelling, as well as unique cinematic environments, enchanting musical scores and compelling action. In Ico, enter a world of enchantment and wonder, where once was, is nevermore. ICO, a mysterious boy, has been expelled from his village to an isolated castle. Within his confines, he begins to have eerie dreams of rescuing a young princess from the evil spirits that dwell within the fortress. Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, ICO embarks on a quest to save the princess and along the way, discovers his own cryptic fate. In Shadow of the Colossus go on a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With your trusty horse at your side, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossi. Armed with your wits, a sword and a bow, use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth.

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Summary

The masterpieces contained within the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection get a glorious HD makeover in an experience that is as rewarding, deep, and fresh as it was all those years ago on PlayStation 2.

We like

  • The deep and engaging atmosphere
  • The chance to relive two classic PS2 games in HD
  • SotC is especially jaw-dropping

We dislike

  • Ico hasn't aged quite as well as SotC
  • The occasionally frustrating control system

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Years ago, if Sony ever polled PlayStation fans about which two games they felt deserved the HD facelift, surely the offerings from Team Ico would top that list. For some, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were the poster children for the PlayStation brand, while others held tight to the titles as cult classics, proud of their experience with these elite games. Both offer equally lonely journeys, with atmosphere that is unmatched...

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection News

  • ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection - Launch Trailer

    Team Ico has unveiled a launch trailer for the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Connection HD remake, which shows off some of the enhanced visuals and gameplay from the much anticipated HD remake. You can watch the full trailer below. ICO & The Shadow of the Colossus Collection is already out f...

  • Official ICO & Shadow of the Colossus collection box art revealed

    Sony has finally shown us what the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection box art (shown below) will look like when it arrives on North American shores. Inside the box will be new remastered stylized art from both games on either side (shown above).  The collection of critically acclaim...

  • Bonus content featured in ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

    The high definition ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection was said to have 'hidden bonuses on the disc' in the past, and now we know what some of those special extras are. With every new copy of the collection, will be a voucher to download two XMB Dynamic Themes from the PlayStation Store ...

  • New Shadow of the Colossus, Ico trailers

    New trailers have been unearthed for the upcoming ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection. The games will look great running in HD & 60FPS. Take a look at the trailers below:   SOTC ICO   The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus collection released ...

  • E3 2011: ICO & Shadow of the Colossus dated for U.S., Europe

    Sony has pinned down a September 27 U.S. release date for the upcoming HD revamps of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. The bundle will set you back approximately $39.99 USD. The platform holder also confirmed that the critically acclaimed Team ICO duo will launch in Europe on September 28, though ...

  • E3 2011: God of War Origins, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus due September

    Sony America boss Jack Tretton has confirmed that the God of War Origins Collection and ICO/Shadow of the Colossus will be released in September 2011. Both bundles will be playable in 3D. Stay tuned for more info from Sony's presser as it breaks....

  • ICO & Shadow of the Colossus dated for Japan

    The HD revamps of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus will hit Japanese retailers on September 22, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced. The Team ICO duo will retail for 3,890 yen as separate games, and will not be packaged on a single Blu-ray disc as previously thought. Originall...

  • PS3 ICO/Shadow of the Colossus to have Trophy support

    Famed game designer Fumito Ueda has confirmed that the upcoming PlayStation 3 HD makeovers of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus will be equipped with Trophy support. Speaking during a chinwag with Japan’s Dengeki Online, Ueda commented, "They've [Ico and SOTC] become HD, the textures have...

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection Features

  • Game of the Month: September 2011

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