Calling something the greatest whatever of all time is always a bit hyperbolic. While GOAT is thrown around alot these days, it seems to quickly be losing all meaning. Before this happens, we just had to posit that there exists a videogame so good, so fun and uniquely inventive, that it actually deserves to be called the greatest video game of all time. We’re talking about… Drum-roll, please… “Shadow of the Colossus.” We’re here to show you some sick “Shadow of the Colossus” tattoos and dive into details as to why this particular title truly is GOAT.
In “Shadow of the Colossus,” players explore a desolate world inhabited only by birds and lizards. And some giant monsters made out of rocks and organic components. The game was the second offering from Team Ico, coming out several years after their brilliant debut “Ico” (which is honestly in many ways just as good as “Shadow of the Colossus”). Just last year, they finally released their third game, “The Last Guardian,” after a decade’s wait. And even though that title and “Ico” are both masterpieces, “Shadow of the Colossus” manages to just barely edge them out in terms of quality.
The brilliance of the game lies in its unconventional structure and amazing narrative. The game consists of nothing but boss fights, broken up by traveling the beautiful forbidden realm on horseback. These colossi are so massive that they are practically levels in and of themselves. Their design is incredibly gorgeous and intricate. It’s really a shame you have to kill all of these beautiful creatures, but doing so is just too much fun.
We don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but the way the game’s story reveals itself is nothing short of a masterpiece of storytelling. You’d have to have a heart made of the same stone as the exteriors of the colossus not to shed a tear at the game’s emotional climax.
Check out these super cool “Shadow of the Colossus” tattoos, and if you haven’t played the game at all, rectify that post haste. There isn’t another game like it, and it demands to be experienced by all.
There’s nothing like a solid “Shadow of the Colossus” tattoo to make you want to play through the game again for the twentieth time. It really should only take a handful of hours if you’re familiar with it, so why not get cracking? I’m about to.