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.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
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.