Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus, both a spiritual successor and distant prequel to 2001's ICO, was released in October 2005 to widespread critical and commercial acclaim. One of the main draws was that director Fumito Ueda eschewed including any minor enemies. Wander, along with his horse Agro, has journeyed to a desolate, forbidden land in hopes of reviving a girl who was sacrificed for having a cursed fate. An ancient power named Dormin instructs Wander to defeat the sixteen colossi, but warns him that "the price you pay may be heavy indeed."