Shadow of the Colossus Ending

Whoo! I just finished the game Shadow of the Colossus in PS2. It took me about 2 days to finish it, with pauses of course. With just minutes playing from the start, I got amazed already on how the game was made. I felt like ‘Whoa! Who could have thought of this”. If you’re looking for a great game, quite similar to God of War, Dante’s Inferno or Devil May Cry, then this may interest you.

Shadow of the Colossus is a game where you start the game in a tough situation, and ends in a tougher one. It’s because you get to kill a boss in your first combat. Direct to the point, huh? Yes, there are no mobs to kill.
The twist in this game is how you fight the boss. Every colossus has a weak point. You need to find out where it is, but it’s not so easy. In case you find where, it’s also hard to reach because you’re so little. It’s like you’re fighting a human, and you’re just a cockroach. The colossus is so big, that you can’t imagine how you’ll kill it. Although, there are some colossus that are kind of small, not the typical one.

I assure you! You’ll love this game, like I do. I’m not really a fan of this kind of game. I normally like RPGs like Final Fantasy, Suikoden, Legends of Legaia, Tales of (World, Destiny..etc.,)….and others, but this one really shook my head off while playing it. Play this if you want to get challenged. No walkthrough please!

Spoiler Warning!!
This game has also a good story, but not for me. I hate the ending. I just do. I thought it will turn out to be a happy one because I did all I can to kill those Colossus, but it seems the opposite. Some of the other players found it nice, but I don’t. You’ll find out after you play the game, and killed the last colossus.

So for those who finished Shadow of the Colossus, how do you find the ending? Share your thoughts and feelings here. 🙂


  1. Muzy95 March 1, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I really liked the ending, for two reasons:
    – The whole game seemed so emotional and the ending really felt intense. It was the first game where important characters actually died. I, as the player, died! And that was extraordinary. You always got a second chance, you couldn’t lose; “Game over” you press “retry” and there you are again. Not this time.
    – Furthermore, I just like tragic endings. Happy endings are everywhere; the hero succeeds, often finds his true love and they live happily ever after. I hate it. It’s often so cliché and so typical. I write stories and I usually make the ending sad in some sort of way. I never expected to find such a strong and tragic ending in a game!

  2. excloudstrife6 - Site Author March 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Oooh! We are the same. I also write stories. In this game, I like the ending in the sense that it’s magnificently made, but it’s just so sad. I can’t face the fact that they can’t meet again, in the same form, not as a baby.

    I was amazed about the storyline. I didn’t expect I was working for a demon. I had a hard time fighting those bosses, but it was really fun. My brain also got squeezed on some bosses, especially the one you’ll fight in the sand area.

    I hate tragic endings which has no sequel, but it makes the readers miss the story, because they know there won’t be next, same with happy ones because there won’t be a conflict to make a sequel.


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