In this Shadow of the Colossus Walkthrough Guide, we will guide you on how you can find all the mighty Colossi in the world of Shadow of the Colossus. Shadow of the Colossus features a giant world where your only way of guidance is the light that points in the direction of the Colossus that you need to find.
It points in the general direction of the Colossi, which means that it will point in the direction even there are mountains and other obstacles in the way so you need to be clever in finding the way up ahead. Below you will find a detailed walkthrough of how you can find each Colossi.
Shadow of the Colossus Walkthrough – How to Find Colossi
There are sixteen Colossi that you need to find and defeat in Shadow of the Colossus. You can find the details of their locations and how you can find them below! Do note that this guide only tells you how to get to all the Colossi. For more help on defeating all the Colossi, you can check out our Shadow of the Colossus Colossi Guide by heading over to the link!
The first Colossus is located right at the front side of the temple. Exit the temple and raise your sword up to see where the light is pointing. It will be pointing straight from the temple, which will be south.
Climb on your horse and start heading towards the location. Once you have crossed the field and reached a cliff, get off your horse and start climbing the rocks.
You will also see some plants at one side, which will be used for climbing them up. Keep following the path until you reach the small gap. Jump across it, climb to the next level of the cliffs and keep following the way. You will come across a fallen tree, roll under it and then climb up the next set of rocks.
You will eventually end up at a big square block, which will have a pillar next to it. Jump to the pillar, grab the ledge and shimmy around to continue on to the path. Once on the other side of the pit, continue on to the path and you will reach your first Colossus.
The second Colossus is located on the backside of the temple. Get out of the shrine and raise your sword for the direction. It will point towards North. Go to the backside of the shrine and you will see a bridge. Cross the big bridge over the giant pit.
At the end of this bridge, a short cutscene will play and it will show you a way leading down into the pit using via the lower path. Now you just have to follow the lower path and it will lead you right to the Colossus.
The third Colossus is located to the north as well. Head to the back of the temple, cross the bridge and take a left turn. Ahead you will see some mountains in the distance. Head for them and find the path among them.
Use the path to reach the inner parts of these mountains. Keep following the path until you arrive at a lake. Once at the lake, jump in the water and swim towards the ramp coming out of the water.
On the ramp, jump across to the pillar and shimmy your way to the other side of this pillar. Once on the other side, you will see a platform. Jump to it and the continue heading towards the area above it to start the battle with the Colossus.
The fourth colossus is located to the southeast of the temple. Get out of the temple and raise your sword for the direction. Once it points to the direction, start heading towards it. You will arrive at some mountains. Follow the dark mountain pass until you arrive in a valley.
Now all you need to do is follow the path down until you reach the grassy area. Keep going straight and the Colossus will emerge for the battle.
The fifth Colossus is located to the east. Use your sword outside the temple for the direction and start heading towards the tree located at the end of the mountain. It is located at the edge of the cliff.
Follow the path between the two mountains and keep following it. You will come across a shrine here. Keep heading straight. Once you reach the water body, jump inside and head for the wall ahead. You must swim under the wall so go under and swim across using the R1 key. You can cross the wall using the hole in the center.
Keep swimming and you will arrive at a tall pillar. There, you must climb out and follow the path until a cutscene starts playing. Get ready for the battle.
You need to head southwest to find the sixth Colossus. Use your Sword for the direction and set your vision to the two towers located in the distance. Keep heading in their direction until you come to a forest. Continue through the forest and follow the path heading towards the Colossus.
You can use your map for assistance if you get lost. Once out of the woods, follow the path down the clear plain area. Keep following the sword’s direction until it will lead to a shrine. You must get inside this shrine.
Get off your horse and enter the hallway. Climb the broken stairs up ahead using platforms. Once the cutscene is over, climb down and get ready for the battle.
For the seventh Colossus, you must head northwest. Use your sword for the direction and then start following the way it points to. Use the bridge located on the west side of the temple. Once you have crossed the bridge, head north and find the pathway in the mountains. It should be located on the west side of the path for the third Colossus.
Enter the mountain pathway, follow it and turn right at the first fork you come across. From there, turn left and a right after it. Once you reach the lake, leave your horse and continue until the platform ends.
Jump to the ramp going upwards right in front and climb to its top to start the battle with the Colossus.
To find the eighth Colossus, you must head southeast. Use your sword for a direction and start heading towards it. Head south from the temple and find a path between the mountains located on the east.
Use the path until it opens up in a field. When you find the shrine, save your progress and continue forward by stocking to the right side of the area. Once you locate the path on the southern side, use it and you will end up at a building.
Swim across the water around the building to reach it and enter the building to reach a hallway. Once you are in the large room ahead, find the pillar and climb it to access the area above it. Ahead, keep climbing the small fallen structures until the cutscene starts. Get ready for a battle.
The ninth colossus is located on the west of the main shrine. Use the sword to find the direction and start heading west. You will need to find a land bridge allowing you to cross the area. From the temple, this bridge is located on the north side.
Once you reach the other side, you will come to a field. Keep heading west and once you reach the impassable terrain, change your direction to either north or south. Continue following the light until the area starts getting darker. This is a sign that you are close to the Colossus.
You will come to a huge crack in the land so follow the crack in the south direction until you arrive at a bridge. Use the bridge to cross the crack and arrive at the geysers. Head north and you will find the Colossus.
The tenth Colossus is located in the western corner of the map. To find it, use the same bridge as you did for the last Colossus and cross it. For this Colossus, you should now head to the southern side after crossing the bridge and cross the obstacles in your path.
Keep heading forward until you reach a dead end. Here you must look for a passage through the mountains. Once you located it, enter it and follow it until you reach the Colossus.
To find the eleventh Colossus, head north. Use your sword for the direction and head to the bridge located at the back of the temple. Use the bridge to cross the pit and once you are at the end, use the high road to continue forward. At the end, you will come across some fields.
Keep heading through them following the light until you arrive at the raised bridge on the north. Once the sword points below you, head to the east side to find the slope, which will take you down to the dry lakebed. Avoid falling down in the pit on the west side.
Once you are at the bottom, climb up and enter the large room. Climb the small drop and get ready to face the Colossus.
The twelfth Colossus is located on the northeast side of the map. Once out of the temple, use your sword for the directions and start heading where the light is pointing. You will have to use the eastern bridge to get across. Across the bridge, you will end up in a forest.
Inside the forest, turn right and find the way out of there. You will see different waterfalls along the way. Save your progress at the shrine that you will arrive at shortly. At the end of the path, jump to the pillar ahead and shimmy around until you can drop down to the path ahead.
Keep following the path to the lake and then jump in the water. Swim to the platform in the distance to start the battle with the Colossus.
To find the thirteenth Colossus, you must head to the direction where you fought the sixth Colossus. Use your sword for direction and start following it. Enter the woods located on the southwest side and continue on until you exit from the western side of the forest.
Look for a path in the ground below and follow it in the direction where the light is pointing. Keep going through the desert until you reach a small ruin located near a hill. Going in this ruin will start the battle.
Probably the hardest Colossus to find, the fourteenth Colossus is found in the far west section of the map. Use the sword for the direction and start by heading out using the bridge on the west side. After the bridge, change your direction to the north side and continue following until you reach some mountains.
Look for a path through them on the west side of the path you took for the third Colossus. Once you find the mountain pass, enter it and head straight. Inside the pass, you must turn left at the first fork and then right at the second fork.
This path will lead you right to a cave. Enter the cave and jump into the lake up ahead. Reach the other side of the lake. Enter the hallway and cross in to reach a courtyard. Jump from the first ledge and enter the small opening in the wall. You will see a downed pillar up ahead. Climb it and access the main courtyard area.
Look to the right for a giant staircase. Walk towards it and prepare for a battle.
To locate the fifteenth Colossus, you need to head to the far north section of the map. Use the sword for the direction and head to the back of the temple to the bridge. Cross the pit using the bridge and keep heading in the direction where you went for the eleventh Colossus.
At the end of the bridge in the desert, head to the east side and find the monument carved out of the mountain. Enter the monument by leaving your horse here. Climb the platforms and obstacles up ahead to reach a set of stairs. Climb the stairs to reach an arena.
Keep going straight and once you reach the end of the arena, you will find the Colossus.
You need to head in the same direction as the first Colossus in order to find the sixteenth and the last Colossus of the game. Once you reach the Fruit Tree, turn left. Head to the path inside the mountains and come out from the right side. You will see a huge field in front of you.
Cross the field by heading south and find the small path going down a short cliff. You will arrive at the southern end of the field and see a door with a glowing circle. Use your sword here to open up a path. Once the path is open, ride to the staircase and jump across the short gap.
Watch the following cutscene and continue ahead on foot. Climb the cliffs ahead until you reach some plants growing out of the wall. Climb them up until you reach a dead end. Here you must find the column that you can climb to get to the top. Climb the column and prepare to battle the final Colossus of the game.
This concludes our Shadow of the Colossus Walkthrough Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!