• Publisher: Zynga
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2012
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    100
    Horn is by far one of the most substantial games released for mobile devices yet, with a quest spanning several hours that is better suited to setting aside time to focus on your game than a quick session here or there. But for those looking for a mobile game that can live up to its console contemporaries, Horn is a must-have.
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    100
    Horn brings a rich fantasy world to life, combining elements of classic and modern adventure titles to create something all its own; an incredibly engaging title and a definite must have.
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    100
    I don't want to sound too overdramatic, but if I were looking to sum up Horn in two words, it would probably sound something like 'mobile masterpiece.'
  4. Aug 16, 2012
    100
    Horn is an enormous, beautiful, carefully-constructed game that shows off what iOS devices can do.
  5. Aug 28, 2012
    95
    One of the best games available on iOS, and almost on any other portable device. It vanishes the line between portable devices and portable video game systems. A beautiful and entertaining story and a rich gaming offer, together with its stunning graphics, make Horn worth it of any iDevice.
  6. Aug 22, 2012
    95
    Horn is an awesome action adventure game, a truly masterpiece with a compelling story, a solid gameplay and some very nice inspirations.
  7. Aug 19, 2012
    90
    An immensely enjoyable action RPG.
  8. Aug 16, 2012
    90
    Horn is a well-crafted game that has been well thought out. The story is creative and lovingly presented, and works with the thematic concepts perfectly. Aside from very few control issues, this is definitely a great game that shouldn't go unnoticed.
  9. Aug 16, 2012
    90
    Horn is the real deal. It looks, sounds and plays great. The adventure may a little too linear and repetitive, but it's still a blast exploring this gorgeous and riveting world. The exploration, puzzle-solving and combat combine to create an enthralling adventure.
  10. Oct 24, 2012
    88
    There's so much more game to it. [Dec 2012, p.93]
  11. Aug 22, 2012
    85
    Another iOS game making use of the Unreal Engine and offering a gripping and magical experience.
  12. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Horn is a complete and technically excellent action-adventure game. It will satisfy those looking for a "console style" title in portable devices.
  13. Sep 3, 2012
    80
    Horn is a very ambitious iOS-game that sucks you into its fantasy world with great visuals and music. Once you've arrived fun and frustration tend to take each other's place a little too often, forcing you to return to reality. It's a shame, because it's an infinitely interesting world that continues to intrigue and a little refinement in the gameplay promises a great future for the iOS-platform.
  14. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    Despite it's flaws, Horn is a glorious success. It sets the bar high for what we should expect from iOS, and it really shows us what kind of adventures we are capable of having on the device.
  15. Aug 17, 2012
    80
    An ambitious Zelda-inspired adventure offering plenty to get your teeth into. Horn shoots for the stars and, barring a few technical issues, lands admirably close.
  16. Sep 27, 2012
    72
    It looks great, it plays surprisingly well, but there is still quite some distance to the likes of Infinity Blade 2, which simply offers more of everything.
  17. Sep 25, 2012
    67
    The first fruit of Zynga's "new model of partnership" really shows what modern mobile devices are capable of, but as far as the gameplay goes, the world of Horn is empty and lacks fresh ideas.
  18. Sep 10, 2012
    60
    After all the good Phosphor did with Dark Meadow, it's sad that Horn will likely be used by detractors as proof that mobile gaming just doesn't work. It does. It's just that Phosphor went too far trying to prove it this time, and Horn is a worse game because of it.
  19. Aug 28, 2012
    60
    It's not that there is no enjoyment to be found in Horn, but one really has to get their hands dirty with the negative aspects of the game to find it scattered about.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 10, 2012
    2
    Nice game that's soley cribbled by all of tablet's shortcomings. The game has great potential that will shine through when run on a system with sufficient specs and application. This game is way to serious for a supersized mobile.. Full Review »
  2. Aug 25, 2012
    9
    Been waiting for a game of this quality since UDK showed up on the iPhone. Some UI elements are kind of rough looking, but the fact that it feels like a "real" game makes up for it. Full Review »
  3. Aug 17, 2012
    10
    What an amazing adventure for a mobile game! It feels like a console game on my iPad. I have never played a game like this before and am thoroughly impressed. Full Review »