Horizon Zero Dawn for PlayStation 4
PS4

Horizon Zero Dawn

Feb 28, 2017
9.12
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Excellent
16th of 7242

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Guerrilla Games
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.

Gamer Reviews

24928 Reviews
9.45
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Jan 11, 2022

I knew very little about HZD before playing it; only that it was highly rated. Being new to the Playstation platform, I was excited to give it a try. I was not expecting the truly wonderful underlying story. I was worried about open world fatigue but I easily skipped a lot of the side content and didn't feel like I was missing very much. Fast Travel on the PS5 likely helped a lot as well; it really is fast!

I thoroughly enjoyed finding the journal entries and historical locations that flushed out the lore. I always stopped and watched or listened. Combat was enjoyable and deeper than BOTW (with the exception of parrying which would be out of place in HZD). Though I did miss BOTW's freedom as not everything was climbable in HZD.

This is truly a must play.

Mar 29, 2021

First of all, you need to know you’ll be playing a rpg so you have to be invested. The story is the best thing about this game, it has its flaws though. The graphics are very good but the facial animations are NOT. Game mechanics, exploiting robots was satisfying but besides that, not very good, you don’t feel the weight of your bow, it feels like air/nothing, also there are so many options that will mess up your gameplay, it will make it difficult. The stealth mechanics, incomplete, you can’t slay an enemy if you are not in cover, or if you aren't behind it. Climbing mechanics, hated it, it slows you down to get you to places. If you love rpgs, try it out, I wasn’t that invested in this and tried to rush it out, I couldn’t, it took me almost 60 hours but I completed it, I will play the sequel though, hehe.

Critic Reviews

66 Reviews
8.79
Patrick TretinaFeb 20, 2017
It’s a story-centric adventure that will certainly send you on a captivating journey from start to finish, and then some. The beautiful thing about Horizon Zero Dawn is that it truly reminds me of the first time I stepped foot into the shoes of Master Chief. This is certainly something special that must be experienced first-hand, It rightfully lands atop my list of best games in 2017.
Zoe Delahunty-LightFeb 20, 2017
An open-world that tailors to each and every interest, Horizon: Zero Dawn keeps combat fresh, with an intriguing protagonist to match.
Steve WattsFeb 20, 2017
When I began Horizon Zero Dawn, I was anxious it wouldn't be able to maintain itself for thirty-plus hours. I'm thrilled that fear was unfounded. The play was constantly rich and rewarding, and the mysteries constantly unfolding. I'm left not just feeling satisfied the entire time, but wanting more. This one is something special.

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