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8.0 out of 10

ICO

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Overall 9
9.0

Ico by Sony

Game Monkeys
5 March 2013
  • Summary: I'll admit it. I didn't think I was going to enjoy this game. When I first heard about it, I thought- "Eh, just a puzzle game." Then I loaded the game up and was completely blown away. The graphics are exquisite, the gameplay is simple yet fun. The characters have enough personality to get you attached and the ending will not disappoint. This is an excellent game and a great addition to anybody's library.
  • Pros: Excellent puzzles, graphics to drool over.
  • Cons: A paper-thin story, no replayability factor.
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Overall 9
9.0

ICO

ztgd.com
25 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The wait for a great PS2 adventure game is finally over.
  • Pros: No Info Available
  • Cons: No Info Available
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Overall 9
9.0

ICO PS2 Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: ICO is a game that received massive attention from the gaming media as well as those who are truly passionate about games. Unfortunately titles like ICO aren’t welcomed by the more casual player (it doesn’t feature guns, breasts, vulgar language or exhausts), so the attention it received did not translate into massive sales. This is a tragedy for what is one of the PS2’s most well crafted and beautiful games.
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Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
9.0
Looks 10
9.5

Ico (PS2) - Review

VGChartz
22 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Videogames as art is a debate that has been brought up many times, with varying results. Some say that bringing artistry into video games can deny their primary function as entertainment, while others argue that video games must evolve as an art form to be taken more seriously as a medium in general. Ico often stands at the forefront of this debate, and is a great example of how an artistically mindful design does not preclude a game from being extremely fun as well.
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Overall 10
10

ICO

Playstation Illustrated
13 January 2005
  • Excerpt: ICO is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous games I've seen on the PS2, if not the most beautiful. This doesn't come from a polygon count of either the environment or the characters--undoubtedly, Final Fantasy X sports more in both categories--but from the sheer artistry of the title, the way that the world of ICO is so like the real world.
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Overall 9
9.3
Gameplay 9
9.4
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 8
8.0
Control 9
9.2
Addiction 7
7.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
24 July 2004
  • Excerpt: The opening cinema shows a young boy named Ico, with horns growing from the side of his head, on horseback being led through the forest by a group of faceless soldiers. They eventually come to an immense, decaying fortress that lies upon the sea, and the lad is brought inside. One of the soldiers finally speaks to the boy and apologizes for what they are about to do, but, he explains, "It's for the good of the village.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
13 April 2004
  • Excerpt: The story of ICO is as follows: A young boy named ICO is locked away in a chamber inside a faraway castle as a sacrifice for being born with horns. In a lucky twist of fate, he breaks from his bindings and shortly afterwards run into Yorda, a strange girl who speaks a foreign tongue.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
13 April 2004
  • Excerpt: The story of ICO is as follows: A young boy named ICO is locked away in a chamber inside a faraway castle as a sacrifice for being born with horns. In a lucky twist of fate, he breaks from his bindings and shortly afterwards run into Yorda, a strange girl who speaks a foreign tongue.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
13 April 2004
  • Excerpt: The story of ICO is as follows: A young boy named ICO is locked away in a chamber inside a faraway castle as a sacrifice for being born with horns. In a lucky twist of fate, he breaks from his bindings and shortly afterwards run into Yorda, a strange girl who speaks a foreign tongue.
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Overall 9
9.1

ICO

Into Liquid Sky
20 March 2004
  • Excerpt: ICO is a rarity in the gaming world: a game which is visually impressive that provides an excellent gaming experience unmarred by poor controls or weak gameplay. Ico is a young boy who has the poor fortune of being born with horns. The villagers take this as a bad omen and have him taken away to a fortress ruin to be locked away. Luckily, he is freed from his stone sarcophagus and proceeds to escape.
  • Pros: Awesome ambiance, Puzzles are intelligently done, Simple controls/excellent gameplay, Enemy AI is pretty good
  • Cons: Camera is not helpful at times, Too short
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