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Horizon: Zero Dawn

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A third-person action game with RPG elements created by Guerilla Games, the studio known for Killzone series.

Action | TPP | science fiction | Post Apocalypse | sandbox | RPG elements | action adventure | action RPG

Horizon: Zero Dawn Release Date

28Feb2017

PS4

07Aug2020

PC

Horizon: Zero Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive from Guerilla Games, the studio mainly known for the Killzone shooter series. This time we get an action game with RPG elements set in a future world, in which modern cities crumbled, human civilization collapsed, and the world has been overrun by mechanical beasts.

Story

The game is set in an open world, long after the mankind’s golden age has passed. After our grand civilization collapsed, those who survived the shift of power started to gather in tribes living in the wild territories of the new world. This, however, does not mean that all of advanced technology has been lost. Quite the opposite in fact - the world was dominated by machines that somehow evolved into intelligent animal life forms. You play as Aloya, a young, adventurous girl, who tries to uncover secrets of the lost civilization, while striving to learn her own destiny.

Gameplay

On her journey, the heroine has to take on various challenges and face numerous hostile machines. Fortunately, she is not a damsel in distress type of woman, but an excellent warrior, perfectly capable of standing her ground even in the toughest of situations. Wielding futuristic weapons made up of parts of fallen machines, Aloya fearlessly faces even the biggest mechanical beasts.

Gameplay-wise the title is a combination of TPP action adventure and a stealth game, supplemented with RPG elements. In combat you have to learn the opponents’ behavior patterns and make use of their weak spots. Of course, you do not have to fight all enemies on your way, and it is sometimes better to hide in the tall grass and wait out the danger.

Technology

Horizon: Zero Dawn features excellent visuals. Guerilla Games did a good job digging into PlayStation 4 architecture and employing its hidden potential.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 6,2 / 10 based on 3873 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.3 / 10 based on 1154 votes.

PEGI rating Horizon: Zero Dawn

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / 4 GB Radeon R9 290 or better
  • 100 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 580 or better
  • 100 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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