This series of three games was created by Team Ico, a Japanese video game studio led by game designer Fumito Ueda. This started as part of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio's Product Development.
The team developed Ico and Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 2 and started work on The Last Guardian before Ueda's departure in 2011 and the formation of a new company taking over development in 2014.
The three games all have minimalist storytelling and gameplay with use of atmospheric environments and fictional languages. They are set in the same world although without explicit links between them.
Each game features two protagonists who must work together to survive. The two children in Ico, the horse and the man in Shadow of the Colossus and the boy and the creature in The Last Guardian. These characters can't communicate with words so must communicate via other means.
The games also feature similar themes. Most obvious is that of team work and co-operation. But beyond this there is the need to sacrifice one or other of the pairing to progress. This combines with a back story of loss to accentuate this need for selfless aid.
Juxtaposed to this need for connection, each game is set in a vast and desolate world. There are signs of life, but these are few and far between. Constant between the three games is the feeling of loneliness.
There have been 3 games in the Team Ico franchise.
The first game was released in 2001 on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 and the most recent release was The Last Guardian in 2016 on PlayStation 4.
The most popular game in the franchise is Shadow Of The Colossus with 28 likes. The franchise as a whole has 64 likes on the database. Unfortunately, The Last Guardian is not available on Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, there are other games similar to The Last Guardian on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.