How to Beat Colossus 3 in Shadow of the Colossus PS4, Defeat Gaius - Where is Colossus 3?

A complete walkthrough of Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, including how to find and beat every colossus, plus some tips on how to play. Every weak spot revealed.

Guide by Tom Orry, .

Colossus 3 in Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is massive, and carries a huge stone sword that he likes to swing down on anything that gets close to him. In this guide to killing Colossus 3, we'll give you a complete walkthrough on how to find Colossus 3, plus details on how to climb into him and kill the third colossus in the game. The third Colossus awaits you.

If you require help defeating any other colossus in Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, head over to our Shadow of the Colossus PS4 walkthrough and guide hub. You'll find walkthroughs to help you beat every colossus in the game, plus some general tips to help you get through the complete quest.

How to Find Colossus 3 in Shadow of the Colossus PS4 - Where is Colossus 3

As always, get on Agro and head outside of the temple. As with Colossus 2, head back round the temple and go across the second rocky bridge. Instead of heading down to the right once you've crossed the bridge, head up to the left and you'll enter a large open field area. Veer off to the left (using your sword to check you're on the right path) and you'll enter a sandy desert area. Head through the passageway in the rocks and you'll trigger a small cutscene.

There's still a little bit of exploring to do before you actually get to fight Colossus 3. Swim out into the water and over towards the narrow path that leads up and out of the water - it looks like an arch from where you stand on the side of the water. Make your way up here and leap across to the pillar, then across the main building. You've got to reach the top, so walk round until you find a planted wall to climb. Do this and you'll trigger another cutscene in which Colossus 3 wakes up. As you can see, Gaius is pretty big!

How to Beat the 3rd Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus

Get Colossus 3's attention by firing an arrow at him and he'll swing his stone sword at you. The idea is to be stood over the stone on the ground. Run out of its way and the sword smashing into this stone will cause the armor to break away on the colossus, leaving areas to climb. On the next swing from Colossus 3 his sword will get stuck in the ground. Use this to climb up and make your way up his body. It's not too hard to avoid the swinging sword, but be careful not to run too far away as this will make climbing the sword and reaching a grip point pretty tricky.

The first weak spot for Colossus 3 is directly on top of his head. Climb up and repeatedly stab at this glowing area until the symbol disappears. This should deplete about half of Colossus 3's health.

The second weak spot for Colossus 3 is in the middle of his left arm. Climb down the fur, always being careful to hold on when the Colossus moves around violently. If your grip gauge starts to flash and beep, you need to find somewhere to stand so it can recharge. The base of Colossus 3's neck is ideal, as are stone platforms around his body.

The final weak spot for Colossus 3 is on his front, in the centre. There is a convenient stone ring running around his midriff, so you can jump onto there and then stab away at the glowing symbol area. Do this and Colossus 3 is downed.

Well done! You've defeated the 3rd Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus on PS4. While he isn't as cute as some of the colossi, there's still an element of sadness in defeating such a gigantic beast. Head on to find out how to find and how to beat Colossus 4 in Shadow of the Colossus on PS4.

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