Design: Collin Oguro
Shadow of the Colossus is the new game from the creators of Ico, a haunting and ethereal adventure/platforming game that came out over four years ago. Although Shadow of the Colossus isn't a sequel to the earlier game, it does share some of the same aesthetic and gameplay sensibilities, dropping you into a world that you're not really intended to understand. In it, you play as an unknown soldier, tasked with finding and killing 16 Collosi that roam the land, in order to appease the spirits that inhabit a shrine. In so doing, you hope to be able to bring a woman back to life. But why? And who is she? Will you ever find out?
Unlike most adventure games, Shadow of the Colossus involves more brainpower than monotonous killing of hundreds of enemies; indeed, except for the Colossi, the land is utterly devoid of life. Each of the Colossi has different attacks and weaknesses, though, so figuring out how to approach them and attack them is just as difficult as actually delivering the killing blow.
If you're stumped, though, you'll be happy to know that GameSpot's complete Game Guide to Shadow of the Colossus is here to help. In it, we have a complete walkthrough for the game, including hints and tips (and video) for each of the 16 Colossi that you're going to go up against. Enjoy!