You’re past the halfway point now and things in Shadow of the Colossus are really heating up. You’ve explored the vast expanses of the forbidden land, and have slain 8 of these majestic and non-violent beasts, but you have 8 left to go and there seems to be no stopping you. This back half is certainly rougher than the first, but we’re here to help out. Here’s our guide on how to beat the 9th colossus in Shadow of the Colossus for PS4.
This 9th colossus is a personal favorite of mine, with some really fun and interesting gameplay mechanics that you’ll need to use to defeat him. Found in the desert, this tall colossus is impossible to reach from the ground, which means you need to bring him to you. He’ll crawl around and fire missiles at you, so you’ll want to stay on Agro’s back until you know that the time is right. So, how do you get onto his back and to the vital glowing weak spot?
Littered around the desert you’ll find a bunch of geysers that blow hot air up at different intervals. These are the key to reaching the back of the 9th colossus. Stay on Agro’s back and ride around until you find one of these geysers that is near the colossus. Position yourself behind it, so that the colossus will need to walk over it to reach you, then whistle or fire arrows at him to get his attention. Watch for the missile fire, and move back if necessary. You need to kite/lure him over top of the geyser and wait for it to fire off. If he starts moving too far, rush back and fire some arrows at him or move to his side so he starts to turn. Eventually the air will hit and the colossus will flip over onto his back (you may have to shoot arrows at his grounded feet to trigger this), and this is where you strike.
Rush toward the colossus, heading toward its stomach. Leap off of Agro and onto the fur on his stomach. Climb up the fur and onto the colossus’ back where you’ll find a series of ledges to climb on. The colossus should now flip back onto his feet, so it’s time to make your way to the beast’s head. To get there, head to the tail and then up the spine. Just walk up to the head where you’ll find the glowing weak spot that you need to stab repeatedly to take him down.
And that’s how to beat the 9th colossus in Shadow of the Colossus for PS4. Check out our other guides for more help with the game.