The world of Shadow of the Colossus is beautiful and eerie at the same time. The Colossi play an important role there.
The release of Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 2 is one of the first times many have asked the question: can video games be considered art? The world of Shadow of the Colossus is beautiful and eerie at the same time. You go through almost the entire game alone, traveling through empty fields, forests, and deserts in search of lizards and the next colossus to defeat.
Each colossus is unique and differs from the others in size, shape, habitat. While they all look impressive, some stand out from others. Here’s a list of the 10 best colossus to defeat to save the mysterious fallen girl.
The battle with Valus is not very interesting, but it is the very first colossus to appear in the game. During the first playthrough of Shadow of the Colossus almost 15 years ago, when this creature appeared taller than three monitors, it immediately became clear that video games had taken to the next level.
So, the first boss of Valus is pretty easy to defeat. You can shoot arrows at him to attract attention, and if you shoot a bow at his leg, he will stumble when he gets close to you. Now you can climb on his leg, get to the very head, and then thrust the sword into it until Valus falls to the ground.
Phaedra can be found in a huge green field, pitted with tunnels. Phaedra is a strange four-legged creature that resembles an elk or a giraffe. Shoot arrows at his head to attract attention, and then hide in the tunnel, which is located under the hill. Exit the other side and go behind the colossus. Now grab the tail and climb onto your back. His vulnerable spot is his neck. Drive a sword into it, and the colossus will lower its head where the last weak point is located.
Riding a horse across a mountainous plain, you find a large temple. It is even larger inside than outside. It seems that it was once the home of an ancient society.
Kuromori is at the bottom of a huge colosseum with many openings; apparently, spectacles were staged in this arena. Kuromori is a smaller colossus that climbs the walls of the colosseum. Shoot his legs with a bow until he falls. Go down to him: he will lie on his back, exposing his weak point: thrust the sword there several times – and you won.
As you ride on horseback across vast fields, you notice a huge tunnel between two rocks: it was obviously created by man. Inside is a deep cave with a hole in the ceiling. Column-like boulders lie everywhere.
After you find yourself in the center of the cave, Dirge appears. It is a huge snake-like creature crawling out from under the sand. While chasing you, he will show his eyes; blind him with your arrows. Lure Dirge to the wall – he will be stunned and you will see his weak point.
At the beginning, as always, you cross the abyss, but this time – across another bridge that leads to a small forest. This is the most overgrown place in Shadow of the Colossus: massive trees almost block out the light. You find an exit and head towards the waterfall, where Pelagia is waiting for you.
After swimming behind the colossus, you can climb onto his back. Teeth-like protrusions protrude from its head – hit them to direct it towards the island. Pelagia will go up there and show her weak spot located on her stomach.
Crossing a huge sandy field, you will notice a dilapidated bridge over the reservoir. You jump down, and you are terrified: you are afraid that a huge creature is floating in the water; the silence and sense of loneliness of this game intensify the fear.
Hydrus soon appears. It looks like an eel, and its back is studded with large, electrified spines. When he swims past you, grab him and get to his head, where you will find his weak point.
After passing through a large forest with tall trees, you will find yourself in a sandy field with ancient buildings that look like they fell apart hundreds of years ago. A sandstorm impairs your visibility.
After you find a platform in the middle of the valley, the Phalanx appears and takes off into the sky. It is a long creature with long wings and yellow pouches on its belly. Shoot them first, and then the Phalanx will lower the altitude. Jump after him and jump on his wing. Climb onto the body of a colossus, and you will see its weak point on the back.
Throughout the events of Shadow of the Colossus, Dormin leads you from colossus to colossus. Although he only communicates with you in the Sanctuary, his presence is felt in all locations of the game, as if he is constantly watching you in the forbidden lands. This is especially noticeable before meeting Malus.
Malus is the largest of all colossi. It shoots lightning at you that you must dodge, and it all happens during a terrible storm. Defeating him is not easy, but once you succeed, you can climb onto the colossus by his hand.
As is often the case in this game, finding the colossus is almost as fun as the actual battle with it. Before discovering Gaius, you find a huge platform resting on pillars in the water. To this platform leads another, winding, which seems to float in the air.
Gaius awakens and attacks you with a huge sword-shaped stone. If the colossus hits the stone platform, it will break some of its armor. After it completely falls apart, waits for Gaius to stick his sword right into the grass, where it gets stuck. Now you can climb on the sword and start looking for the vulnerable spot.
Avion is located in a huge body of water, over which, apparently, a large city once stood. Everywhere there are columns, on the highest of which Avion sits. Shoot arrows at him to make him fly in your direction. Having made a jump in time, you can grab onto its wing; Avion will take off over the water.
The wind is blowing strongly, and you, holding on to the wing, feel the speed and altitude. The colossus’s weak points are located on its wings and tail, but since Avion is constantly flapping his wings and making turns, getting to his weak points will be difficult.