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8.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 5071 ratings
  1. 10 (1688)
  2. 9 (2381)
  3. 8 (658)
  4. 7 (158)
  5. 6 (54)
  6. 5 (35)
  7. 4 (23)
  8. 3 (16)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (47)

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  • Rating:6

    Very frustating, got stuck all the time

    This third person action adventure platformer is very stylish, I have to admit. A lot of work has been put into it. But here is my problem : 10 min after the beginning, I was blocked. Then I found out what to do, but was... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Honestly this game is just... boring to me.

    ICO was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2 and later re-released for the PS3 via the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection. I played this game 2 years ago and... I didn't like it all that much.You play as a boy named... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    only experience

    Ico was the first game of the great director Fumito Ueda that years later would make the classic Shadow of the Colossus, Ico is a different game of Shadow, is a game of Puzzle, and you have to walk the whole game with Yo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    only experience

    Ico was the first game of the great director Fumito Ueda that years later would make the classic Shadow of the Colossus, Ico is a different game of Shadow, is a game of Puzzle, and you have to walk the whole game with Yo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Awed

    I just can't believe this game is 15 years old. I played it on its release year and I haven't found another title that made me feel like ICO still makes me feel. This is such a haunting experience that it will stay with ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Sure it's not Shadow Of The Colossus but it's a great original game on its own merits.

    I think theirs no question that everybody knows and love Shadow of the Colossus but what about the other game that was made and paired with it on the Hd release for the ps3 and it was also critically acclaimed, did Team... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Ico is an important game, but one that time has not been particularly kind to.

    Pros: Some well designed puzzles Cons: Poor combat; Dragging Yorda around gets annoying; Yorda pathfinding issues Note: This review was based on the HD collection version of Ico. As far as I know this doesn't affec... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Ico proves that you don't need a complicated story to love a game.

    The Good: Nice HD upgrade, clever level and puzzle design, leading Yorda around is a great mechanic The Bad: Janky animations and mechanics, Yorda's AI is really dumb, not much of a story, can be beaten in 4 hours, to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    A great little game that doesn't get much attention. Will definitely be replaying this one sometime down the line.

    To sum it up, very excellent game. I really ended up quite enjoying it, and can safely say it's worth finding and adding it to your PS2 collection, especially if you've played the more popular and well-known Shadow of th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    cool concept.

    It's good game to play when you're alone and want to feel some emotional connection to what you're playing. If anyone watches you play it might look boring to them, but when it's you figuring out what to do and where to... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful