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Shadow of the Colossus guide: How to find and beat every colossus

Shadow of the Colossus’ 16 bosses are each puzzles to solve. You have to find where it’s hiding in the world. Then you have to figure out how to get close to it. And finally you have to figure out how to reach its magic sigil weak points and kill it.

There’s only one problem, as least from a guides perspective: They don’t have names, so it’s difficult to search for what you’re looking for. That’s why we made this guide, which will serve as your Shadow of the Colossus hub. Below, you’ll find an image and a link to each colossus guide, which we hope makes getting help that much easier.

Each guide guide will take you from the Shrine of Worship through defeating the colossus. We’ll also point out any shrines, lizards or fruit trees along the way, so you can be sure to find collectibles.

The location of each colossus and shrine on the Shadow of the Colossus map
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The 1st colossus

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This guide will take you from the Shrine of Worship through defeating the first colossus and get the “Valley of the Wanderer” trophy. We’ll also point out any shrines, lizards or fruit trees along the way. (We’re going to be pretty detailed in this one since it’s your first exposure to a lot of the game’s mechanics.)

The 2nd colossus

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Head to section 3F on the map to find the second colossus and get “The Mammoth” trophy.

The 3rd colossus

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Head to section 2E on the map to find the third colossus and get the “Wake the Knight” trophy.

The 4th colossus

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Head to section 5G on the map to find the fourth colossus and get the “Land of the Gravestones” trophy.

The 5th colossus

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Head to section 4H to find the fifth colossus and earn the “Riding the Wind” trophy.

The 6th colossus

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Head to section 6D on the map to find the sixth colossus and earn the “Tomb of the Giant” trophy.

The 7th colossus

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Head to section 1D on the map to find the seventh colossus and earn the “Waves of Lightning” trophy.

The 8th colossus

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Head to section 6H on the map to find the eighth colossus and earn the “Scaler of the Colosseum” trophy.

The 9th colossus

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Head to section 3D on the map to find the ninth colossus and earn the “Lurker of the Cave” trophy.

The 10th colossus

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Head to section 4B on the map to find the tenth colossus and earn the “Mystery in the Sand” trophy.

The 11th colossus

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Head to section 1F on the map to find the eleventh colossus and earn the “Guardian and the Pit” trophy.

The 12th colossus

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Head to section 2G on the map to find the twelfth colossus and earn the “Thunder of the Lake” trophy.

The 13th colossus

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Head to section 6E on the map to find the thirteenth colossus and earn the “Signs amidst the Storm” trophy.

The 14th colossus

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Head to section 2C on the map to find the 14th colossus and earn the “Shield of the Colossus” trophy.

The 15th colossus

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Head to section 1G on the map to find the 15th colossus and earn the “Valley of the Fallen” trophy.

The 16th colossus

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Head to section 8F on the map to find the 16th colossus and earn the “Last of the Colossus” trophy.