Shadow Of The Colossus Walkthrough & Guide Part 6: How to defeat the Sixteenth Colossus
And so here we are. The end of the road. And I can't let-- no, sorry, that's Boyz 2 Men. But we are also at the end of the road of our Shadow of the Colossus walkthrough, and that means taking down the sixteenth colossus and heading into the finale of the game - you finally get to see how Wander's journey ends. If you're not yet at this point we'd suggest not reading since, you know, spoilers, but you can find the rest of our extensive Shadow of the Colossus walkthrough below, fresh and ready for players of the PS4 remake of this absolute classic.
Shadow of the Colossus Walkthrough Index:
- The First, Second, and Third Colossi
- The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Colossi
- The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Colossi
- The Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Colossi
- The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Colossi
- The Sixteenth Colossi and the Finale (You are here - the end!)
- Supplemental: Shadow of the Colossus Tips, Tricks, Unlockables and more
The Sixteenth Colossus: Malus
Locating the Sixteenth Colossus
Well, here we are at the end of the game with only one more Colossus to deal with. Head outside the temple, the next trek will take you due southeast and across the field. As you approach the mountain range on the opposite side, you should notice an opening that leads into the mountains, go in there. This is the same path you took to get to the eighth Colossus.
When you come to the giant three-way intersection, take the path that goes to the right. Eventually, this path will take you to a wide-open field. Start heading due south, you should see two large mountain with a structure connecting them, that's where you want to be.
When you make it the structure, a very large door barring your progress. Good thing is, you have a way of opening it. There will be light emanating from a swirling symbol on the door, dismount from your horse and stand where the light is cast on the ground. Once there, hold up your sword and direct the beams of light from the sword back at the swirling symbol. When you do this, the door will open.
Mount back up on your horse and proceed inside and up a set of stairs to your left. Keep moving up the path here and eventually, a cutscene will play where you are separated from your horse. From here on out you'll be alone.
In front of you will be a wall with several rails on it leading upwards, start climbing here. Once you can stand again, take the path to the right, there'll be a bunch of rubble you'll have to climb up. Shortly you will come to a wall covered in plants that you can scale, climb up it.
Once you climb up a bit, there will be some rubble to your left. Get on the rubble and begin jumping and climbing over it until you reach a long platform.
Run down the platform, to your right is an entrance. Proceed inside and the path will take you up a couple flight of stairs.
At the end will be an exit outside, to both your sides will be towers with railing around them you can climb. Start moving up one of them and get ready to face the last Colossus.
Defeating the Sixteenth Colossus
Being the last colossus, it's quite a task taking this one on. As soon as your feet touch the touch after you climb up from below, a cutscene will play. Be on your toes because immediately when the cutscene ends, the Colossus will be ready to attack you. It doesn't actually move about the environment, but it fires very powerful energy projectiles from its left hand.
In front of you will be a slope, run up it and get behind the big pillar on the left.
From here, run across to the broken pillar to the right. Crouch down behind it to avoid projectiles. To the right of this broken pillar will be a big tunnel opening leading down, jump in there.
Once in the tunnel, follow it until you reach a large stone block. Climb onto it, then grab onto the ledge above it.
There should be a barricade right in front of you, pull yourself up and quickly get behind it.
To the right will be three more of these barricades, run between the gaps and hide beside them when the Colossus fires projectiles. When you're behind the 4th barricade, there will be another tunnel opening leading down to the right, quickly jump down into it.
Run to the opposite end of the tunnel, when you emerge on the other side, move to the right. Jump onto the bit of railing here and move to the other side, then jump off it onto the narrow path opposite from it.
There will be a wall here shielding you from the projectiles for now, but when you go around the corner the Colossus will begin firing again. Run around the wall then head straight into the tunnel in front of you.
Run to the end of the tunnel, there will be a wall with railings in front of you. Climb up here, when you get to the top, make a hard right and run up the rubble here and get behind the barricade.
There will be two more barricades to the right of the one you're currently behind, run between them as you did before(you might need to roll as well to avoid the projectiles). To the right of the third barricade will be another tunnel opening leading down, jump in there.
Run to the end of the tunnel and it will emerge at the feet of the Colossus, you can breathe a small sigh of relief that you no longer need to worry about the projectiles from here on out.
Next, you'll need to scale up the Colossi's dress-like armor. You start this by climbing up the railing(it should be right in front of you) on the bit of the skirt that's near the back of its feet. Climb up here and it'll take you outside where you can begin moving up the outside of its dress-like armor.
There are so many different ways you can go about climbing the next section because all you have to do is go up the sides of its dress-like armor.
Don't worry about which way you go too much, there are so many different ways to go but they all lead up to the Colossi's waist so it doesn't matter. The Colossus won't shake at this point either, so you aren't in any real danger here. Work your way up the dress-like armor until you reach the Colossi's waist.
What you really need to be aware of is the Colossi's waist, as there's a minor weak point here.
The section where the minor weak point is will be hairy so you can jump up and grab onto it, stab the minor weak point and the Colossus will react by reaching around with its left hand, jump off where you were and grip onto its hand. Both the palm and the top part of its hand will be covered in hair for you to hold on to.
When you grip onto its hand, the Colossus will pull its hand back out in front of its face in an attempt to examine you. The Colossus will twist its wrist around trying to get a good look at you, and it'll also shake its hand to throw you off. Get on the top half of its hand, once there, give it a good stab. Doing so will make the Colossus level out its arm so you can stand up.
When its arm is level, move up its forearm until you're on its bicep. There is another minor weak point here, give it a good stab.
When you do this, the Colossus will bring over its right hand to its left bicep. Like before, jump onto its hand and grip on.
Once on the palm of the right hand, move around to the top half of its hand and stab it to make it level its arm out again. There's a minor weak point on its left shoulder here, pull out your bow and fire on it to make the Colossus move its right hand over to its left shoulder. (Note: if you can't see the minor weak point, use your sword to illuminate it)
Jump off the hand and onto its shoulder, from here you can climb right up to the top of its head where the only major weak point is.
The Colossus will shake a bunch when you're on its head, so if you're running low on grip meter, you can move back down to its shoulders to recover a bit. It should only take 4-5 good stabs to finish the Colossus.
That's it, you've finished Shadow Of The Colossus!