How to Beat the Third Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus PS4
Shadow of the Colossus revolves around taking down massive beasts, known as colossi, all for the sake of reviving your loved one. These giant colossi can seem incredibly intimidating at first, especially considering you’re pretty much a speck on landscape compared to their size. However, each one of the bosses has a specific trick to beating it, and they each function as puzzles within themselves. The third colossus, Gaius, may be one you have particular trouble with on your adventure in Shadow of the Colossus, so let’s talk you through it.
The third colossus comes equipped with a giant stone sword that he’ll use to try and crush you. First off, note the circular arena around you and the stone platform directly in the middle. In order to climb up the third colossi, you first need to get him to break a piece of his armor off. To do this, stand on the stone circle and shoot Gaius with arrows to lure him over. Wait until the colossi readies his blade to attack you, then run off the circle. The colossus should hit the stone circle, which will break off a piece of armor on his arm.
After that, you’ll need to get the third colossus to try and hit you again, so just pepper it with arrows. The next time he hits, his sword will be stuck in the ground temporarily so run over and jump up onto it. Run up the sword and grab onto the beast’s fur. You need to climb your way up onto his head first and take out the sigil up there. Make sure to take a rest on Gaius’ back and release your grip for a moment if you need to. Climb your way up and stab your sword into his head a few times while holding on. Again don’t be afraid to hop down the colossi a bit if you need to regain your grip meter.
Once that sigil disappears on the third colossus, you need to make your way down his back to the little platform about halfway down. Climb down, then drop over the stone higher up on his back, and land on the platform. After that you’ll see the sigil right directly in front of you on his back, so simply grab hold and stab away until the boss’ health is completely gone.
As usual after the third colossus is defeated, you’ll be transported back to the Temple of Dormin, the starting area in Shadow of the Colossus on PS4. For more tips and help on Shadow of the Colossus PS4, make sure to search Twinfinite.