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Horizon Zero Dawn PS4

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 | crafting | action adventure

Sony PlayStation 4
Horizon Zero Dawn cover

developer: Guerrilla Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game language: English

game release date for PS4:

28February2017

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 score 7.915 / 10 calculated out of 1519 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 936 players' votes.  

System requirements

Horizon Zero Dawn Game Guide

game guide 04 November 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn game guide and The Frozen Wilds Guide contain a detailed walkthrough for the main and side missions. It also offers maps, locations of collectibles, describes the crafting system and provides combat tips as well as all cauldrons.

No more Horizon Zero Dawn expansions in store, but a Complete Edition has been announced

News 05 October 2017 11:14

Horizon Zero Dawn is going to receive a Complete Edition, coming to PlayStation 4 on December 5. It is going to include the original game and The Frozen Wilds DLC as well as all digital deluxe content.