Shadow of the Colossus PS3 Trophy guide

Hang Glider


Hang onto the hawk for more than 30 seconds

We found a location where one hawk flies particularly low to the ground at top left corner of B5 (see video), but hawks will also sometimes fly over your head as you ride Agro. If you can time it just right, you can leap from your horse’s back and grab the bird. Not counting any lizard tails you may have eaten, you need to defeat about half of the colossi to have enough stamina for this task.

Meticulous Collector


Acquire all items available in hard time attack

You can fight any of the 16 colossi in hard time attack mode by praying (press O) at the foot of the statues inside the Shrine of Worship during a hard playthrough. For every two that you defeat, Dormin will drop an item into the small pool at the back of the shrine. Here is a list of the items and the order in which they unlock:

1. Harpoon of Thunder: Long range spear that damages colossi

2. Sword of the Sun: Can reflect sunlight in the dark

3. Fruit Tree Map: Shows all fruit on your map

4. Shaman’s Cloak: Increases your defense

5. Lizard Detection Stone: Shows only nearby lizards on your map

6. Shaman’s Mask: Increases your defense

7. Cloth of Desperation: Can be used as a parachute

8. Queen’s Sword: The sword from Ico, which kills a colossus in one hit

Mighty Wander


Max out stamina bar

There are two ways to increase your stamina: defeating colossi (not including time attack) and eating white lizard tails. However, lizard tails only slightly increase your stamina, so relying solely on tails can be very time consuming. It’s easier to simply beat the game repeatedly by defeating all 16 colossi, since you get a nice boost to your stamina and HP with every victory.



Endure being sucked into the light for over 1 minute in the ending

You should have enough stamina by the end of the game to accomplish this task even if you haven’t been hunting lizards. Simply hang onto the steps in front of the pool for as long as you can by holding the grip button.

Slippery Ride


Hang onto the fish for over 30 seconds

We found a small lake in the lower edge of C3 (see above). Simply swim near a fish and hold R1. Not counting any lizard tails you may have eaten, you need to defeat about half of the colossi to have enough stamina for this task.

Stalwart Wander


Max out HP bar

There are two ways to increase your HP bar: defeating colossi (not including time attack) and eating fruit. Fruit helps quite a bit, and fortunately there is plenty of it around. Just check the branches of any tree you come across.

Tower of Prayer


Save at all save points

Above: Click the image for a huge version of this map

There are a total of 25 save points in the game. See the map for the shrine locations. Note that one of the save points is at the foot of the Shrine of Worship, where you begin the game, and the final save point is just past the Broken Seal, which can be opened after defeating the 15th colossus.


  • Asloveszuko - October 11, 2011 5:36 a.m.

    Not going to read a bit of this right now, but it's deffinatly going to be saved for when I buy the game! Thank you GamesRadar *bows* you have helped me in my quest for more trophies already. P.S reCAPTCHA = shogakukan, odyond .... indeed.
  • JBizFoShiz - October 10, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    I've played this game 4 times on PS2: Normal, Hard, and both sets of Time Trials. I have never gotten all pieces of fruit, and never killed all lizards. I never even KNEW until now that you could ride that stupid hawk (kept trying to shoot it down), OR that you could do tricks with Agro! This platinum should be equal parts fun (Colossi battles), equal parts frustration (collecting crap).
  • SirNinja - October 10, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    Agh, that one for hunting all 77 lizards is going to be a pain. I usually only hunt down a handful of them per playthrough, and never more than 10. They're fast, they climb all over the save shrines, and it often takes a long time to get them to appear in a good spot if you spook them with a barely-missed shot. Then again, the trophy didn't say anything about using the explosive arrows...

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