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Score Breakdown Based on 5047 ratings
  1. 10 (1686)
  2. 9 (2373)
  3. 8 (653)
  4. 7 (155)
  5. 6 (52)
  6. 5 (31)
  7. 4 (22)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (47)

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  • Review Score:9.4

    IT'S THE BEST ADVANTURE GAME AT ALL TIMES

    This game is basically an adventure/puzzle game that kind of revolves around the main character Ico but then also revolves around a girl named Yorda. Ico is a boy that was born with horns who cursed alot things in his vi... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    While I was playing this game, my roommate walked in and joked, "oh, it's just like Tomb Raider." Now a gamer with a fragile ego would have said, "no way, this is nothing like Tomb Raider, don't you get it you idiot?" a... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    In a market where big budget,mediocre titles are being shoved down the throats of the masses, ICO comes along and brings new hope. While it's core gameplay and graphics may not be the most impressive in the world, it ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    A beautiful game in spirit and execution.

    This game is more of an emotional experience than an action/adventure game. Its simplicity and minimalist style speak volumes and it deserves its own category. Rarely has a game with little replay incentive received so... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    The Computer Game Art Masterpiece.

    Well, I shouldn't really say underrated since the game received absolutely glowing reviews in websites/magazines(except for those nerds who nitpick) and it's quite loved among PS2 fans. So why underrated? Well, not a lot... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7

    A bargain at half the price

    I bought this in the bargain bin a little while back . It only cost me like 5 bucks, and I'd heard such great thigns about it, so I picked up a copy. At first glance, I really wasn't impressed, but it was when I started ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    I wish I was a kid trapped with a cute girl that can't speak english....

    What is ICO? Puzzle solving? Adventure? Love? Shadow thingies? The answer is all of the above. ICO is truly a beautiful and unique game. You play as this little kid with horns name ICO. He is taken to a temple and tr... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    A masterpiece of puzzle design. This game should not be missed by any adventure/puzzle fan.

    I wanted to play this title before I moved on to Shadow of the Colossus and now I'm not sure I will enjoy it (Shadow) as much. It's amazing to know that Ico was released during the first year of the PlayStation 2's exist... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    beauty in simplicity

    ico is an under appreciated masterpiece. never before has any developer created a game as beautiful as this. the ethereal world of ico is wholly absorbing. as the title character you attempt to escape an eerie castle in... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    THE reason to own a PS2

    This game's definately one of the best games out there for the PS2. If you're into beating things up at every turn though, this game probably isn't for you, but if you enjoy a good game with a great story, you'll most li... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful