Released: 2005
Developer/Publisher: TEAM ICO for Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s): PS2

This game transcends all expectations, defies traditional controls, and advances an entirely new narrative logic. Shadow of the Colossus takes the familiar princess-in-peril storyline and works it into a landscape where you and your horse travel over a vacant countryside, searching for the misunderstood giants that you must climb to oxygen-deprived heights to destroy. Your morality as a character is challenged throughout this emotional trek—call us soft but it definitely got a little dusty in the room by journey's end.

The viral marketing campaign for Shadow led people to websites claiming that the remains of five giants resembling certain colossi had been discovered in various parts of the world.