5. Horizon Zero Dawn
- Genre: the red-headed warrior runs through the fields and terminates machines
- Worth playing, if: you want to persuade yourself that some console games can look much better than high-end PC titles
- Don't play it, if: you don't want to spend time on another game with an open-ended world filled with useless collectibles (and some stiff acting)
- Similar games: Assassin's Creed Origins
Since the release of PS2, the Dutch team of Guerilla Games has strived to earn the status of recognizable developer for the PlayStation brand. Despite the fact that Killzone series is, without a doubt, recognizable among fans of console shooters, a lot of water had to flow through the Amsterdam canals before the developers have finally managed to reveal their major hit, which turned out to be Horizon Zero Dawn.
The story follows the character of Aloy. She is a warrior of one of the primitive tribes of the future that have been created after the civilization had been destroyed by rebellious artificial intelligence. The girl's main task is to discover the truth about her origins and, by the way, to save the world from the upcoming return of sinister machines.
The story depicted in Horizon doesn't sound particularly exciting, but the title offers fantastic graphics which spreads its wings even further on PlayStation 4 Pro. Lots of details, razor-sharp textures, and the very idea of making Aloy a mechanical-monster hunter that uses a variety of weapons and tricks in order to work effectively – that was a bull's-eye. Admittedly, the NPCs that appear during the dialogues are a little bit artificial, but you can turn a blind eye to it and simply enjoy the possibilities offered by the interesting mechanisms of this sand-box experience of the highest quality.
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