Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Remember to adjust these estimates based on your own gaming style. Speedrunners will likely want to round down, while newer gamers will likely be tacking on extra hours.
According to GameRant, you’ll need about 6.5 hours for the main campaign of “Shadow of the Colossus.” Go for the extras, and you’ll need roughly 9 hours. Full completion will take you about 22 hours. For the record, full completion for this game includes at least three repeat playthroughs to unlock new areas and abilities. Get an accurate personal estimate by tripling the time it took you to complete a single playthrough, give or take a few hours.
Estimates are fairly consistent across the board. Crowdsourced data from HowLongToBeat revealed that the full story takes about 7 hours. Extras bring the total to 9 hours, while a full completion takes around 25 hours. Den of Geek estimates about 6 to 8 hours for the main story, 2 to 3 hours of which are focused on battling colossi specifically. Also in line with other results, TrueTrophies estimates 20 to 25 hours to collect all 38 of the game’s trophies.
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