Horizon Zero Dawn is a TPP action game with RPG elements and open world, set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which the universe is overrun by mechanical creatures. The game debuted as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, but after more than three years it was released on PC (as a Complete Edition with Frozen Wilds add-on). Game was developed by Dutch studio Guerrilla Games, known primarily for the Killzone series.
The action of HZD takes place in a time when mankind's best years are long behind us. Our civilization has fallen, and people unaware of their roots gather in tribes living in the wilderness of the new world. However, not everything on the planet has regressed - the superior role in the environment has been taken by machines, which in unexplained circumstances have evolved into intelligent "animals". The player takes on the role of Aloy - a young, stubborn and warlike girl who wants to explore the secrets of an ancient civilization while trying to learn about her own origins.
Horizon Zero Dawn is an open world game. It's a vast and varied land, including various wilderness areas, camps and villages of different tribes, as well as the ruins left behind by an ancient civilization. The place is also full of dangers in the form of the mechanical creatures mentioned above. Fortunately, Aloy does well in battle and is equipped with weapons created from parts of the defeated machines - we're talking about futuristic bows, rope throwers and other ranged weapons. Thanks to this, even the largest beasts, such as the Tyrannosaurus-like Thunderjaw, don't scare the heroine.
Horizon Zero Dawn is a mix of action adventure game and a stealth game (so the same problems can be solved in different ways), and the whole thing is complemented by RPG elements, including character development, interaction with NPCs and accepting and completing tasks. There's also collecting items and using them in crafting, which is mainly used to construct ammunition, traps and potions.
PS4 Pro and PC
Horizon Zero Dawn features an impressive audiovisual design, which consists of detailed graphics and soundtrack building a mystical atmosphere. On PlayStation 4, the game from Guerrilla Games offers smooth animation at 30 frames per second and 1080p resolution, as well as HDR technology. The title also takes advantage of the additional capabilities of the PlayStation 4 Pro console, on which it runs in 4K resolution.
The PC version also supports native 4K resolution, and receives a number of additional graphical enhancements: support for ultra-wide monitors, improved reflections and dynamic vegetation, the ability to modify graphics options, a lifted FPS limit, and a built-in benchmark. The game has also been adapted for mouse and keyboard control.
Last updated on 10 March 2020
Game mode: single player
User score: 7.4 / 10 based on 4436 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 7.3 / 10 based on 1154 votes.
PEGI rating Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition
Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition System requirements
PC / Windows
- 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
- 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