Wander and the Colossus: Roar of the Earth

Shadow of the Colossus
Category:Game | Action | Adventure

  • Genre: Score
  • Music By: Kow Otani
  • Release: 2005
  • Time: 01:15:33
  • Tagline: Tales speak of an ancient land where creatures the size of mountains, roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival - a power you must obtain to waken a loved one. 

1. Prologue (To the Ancient Land)
2. Prohibited Art
3. Commandment
4. Black Blood
5. Resurrection
6. Sign of the Colossus
7. Grotesque Figures (Battle Theme)
8. The Opened Way (Battle Theme)
9. The End of the Battle
10. Idol Collapse
11. Green Hills
12. A Violent Encounter (Battle Theme)
13. Revived Power (Battle Theme)
14. Lakeside
15. Silence (Battle Theme)
16. In Awe of the Power (Battle Theme)
17. Wander's Death
18. The Farthest Land
19. Creeping Shadow (Battle Theme)
20. A Messenger from Behind (Battle Theme)
21. Counterattack (Battle Theme)
22. Sky Burial
23. A Closed-off City
24. Liberated Guardian (Battle Theme)
25. A Despair-filled Farewell (Battle Theme)
26. Prayer
27. Swift Horse
28. Gate Watcher of the Castle Ruins (Battle Theme)
29. Sanctuary
30. Demise of the Ritual (Battle Theme)
31. A Pursuer
32. Premonition of Revival
33. Epilogue (Those Who Remain)
34. Hope
35. The Sunlit Earth
36. Memories (Bonus Track)
37. Wilderness (Bonus Track)
38. Voice of the Earth (Bonus Track)
39. Marshlands (Bonus Track)
40. Anger (Bonus Track)
41. Final Battle (Bonus Track)
42. The Farthest Land (Reprise) (Bonus Track)

Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth, a soundtrack album containing music from the game, was released in Japan. There are currently no announced plans to release the album in other territories. The game's score was composed by Kow Otani, whose previous video game work included the soundtracks to the PlayStation 2 flight simulator Sky Odyssey and the PlayStation shooter Philosoma. He has also worked on several of the 1990s-era Gamera films, as well as a variety of anime. Roar of the Earth won the award for "Soundtrack of the Year" in the US-based video game magazine -Electronic Gaming Monthly.

Shadow of the Colossus has received several awards, including recognition for "Best Character Design", "Best Game Design", "Best Visual Arts" and "Game of the Year", as well as one of three "Innovation Awards" at the 2006 Game Developers Choice Awards. At the 2006 DICE Summit, the game won the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction" at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. It was nominated for "Best Original Music", "Best Artistic Graphics" and "Best PS2 Game", yet also "Most Aggravating Frame Rate" in GameSpot's awards for 2005, while it won "Best Adventure Game" and "Best Artistic Design" in IGN's Best of 2005 awards, who cited Agro as the best sidekick in the history of video games. Two years after its release IGN listed Shadow as the fourth greatest PlayStation 2 game of all time. Games Radar awarded it Best Game Of The Year 2006. Destructoid named the game №1 in their list of the top 50 video games of the decade. IGN named Shadow of the Colossus the best game of 2005, and the second game of the decade, behind Half-Life 2.

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