Are ICO and Shadow of The Colossus related to each other?

Now when the ICO+Shadow of Colossus Collection is out for the PS3, I was wondering that are these games some how related to each other? Is it better to play ICO first or vice versa?

After getting an answer I searched again and found out that Wikipedia has also a small section how these games are connected to each other.

Wikipedia – Shadow of the Colossus & connections to Ico


Yes, they are. Shadow of the Colossus is a prequel to ICO, set in the same world. In addition, Shadow of the Colossus explains some of the story from ICO. So I would recommend playing Shadow of the Colossus before starting ICO.

Source : Link , Question Author : Tx3 , Answer Author : CyberSkull

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