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  • Summary: Experience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future. Use devastating tactical attacks against your prey andExperience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future. Use devastating tactical attacks against your prey and explore a majestic open world in this action RPG. Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Jan 10, 2022
    100
    Horizon Zero Dawn truly expresses how videogames nowadays are an art form, if not only through its visuals and storytelling, then certainly through its expertly incorporated combat. A glee-filled experience through and through.
  2. 90
    It’s one of the best games of the last few years – but the PC version especially is a sight to behold, so much so that returning players should absolutely consider double-dipping for the PC version of Horizon. It really is that much of an upgrade over the PS4 version. Not only do the graphical and technical improvements make the world much more exciting to explore, but the increased framerate and ability to use a mouse elevate the combat to new heights. The PC platform allows Horizon Zero Dawn to be the best game it can be.
  3. Aug 11, 2020
    90
    Horizon may be slowly getting older, but it hasn’t lost any of its exquisite qualities. This is still a brilliant action adventure in an original open world filled with well-crafted stories. And, thanks to the PC port, it looks (and moves) better than ever before.
  4. Aug 6, 2020
    85
    If you don't have a PS4 or just want to enjoy the game on PC with better graphics, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition would be perfect for you.
  5. Aug 19, 2020
    82
    Despite some of my qualms with the production and PC port quality, I highly recommend picking up Horizon: Zero Dawn for the PC. Yes, there is some risk of encountering the issues that others have seen, but fortunately, Steam's generous refund system serves as a comforting protection against wasted money. Overall, it's an easy recommendation for all cohorts of gamers. Players who didn't have a PS4 can experience a well-crafted world with a captivating story to flesh it out, and those who already played it back in 2017 might still enjoy the PC version's improved visuals and frame rate. This is a great way to refresh your memory on Aloy's adventures before the sequel releases in 2021 for PS5.
  6. Aug 6, 2020
    80
    On a modern computer, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition looks absolutely stunning, thanks to new visual options - more frames per second, adjustable FOV... There are some technical flaws, but it doesn't prevent from enjoying Aloy's Adventure and its magnificent post-apocalyptic open world, even if it feels a bit redundant and not that refreshing in terms of stage work and dialogues.
  7. Aug 5, 2020
    70
    A very workmanlike open-world game. Great to look at, competent overall, and charming when it tries something new, but formulaic when it doesn’t - which is most of the time.

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  1. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    Really amazing envirenment
    Wonderful missions
    Amazing combat with bow
    Nice characters
  2. Feb 7, 2021
    10
    Amazing game with great world. Сool combat system and great storyline. waiting for part 2.
  3. Aug 11, 2020
    9
    This game is gorgeous and highly story driven. I am a PC only gamer and I was extremely excited this was released for PC.

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    This game is gorgeous and highly story driven. I am a PC only gamer and I was extremely excited this was released for PC.

    Visuals/Graphics: The graphics are very good. I was hesitant to buy this because of many bad reviews about optimization on the PC, but I saw others who didn't have a problem at all. So, I wanted to play enough to give it a shot anyway. I have a Ryzen 7 4800 and an RTX 2060. I could not run this on the highest settings without some FPS stutter, but on high settings with the ASUS on performance mode, I had no problem running at 60fps for most of it. It was a very smooth experience from beginning to even the final battle.

    The world design is excellent! Gorgeous stunning views, intricate areas to explore, and completely open world with several biomes is just a view pluses this game has to offer.

    Story: The story is what had me playing this for several hours a day. I beat the entire game after almost 30 hours of play-through over the span of a week. This game does an excellent job with throwing a few quests at for experience, level, and world lore with pieces of the story here and there which is a cliffhanger and very involved. It was very well done, making me want to keep pressing forward for answers. It reminded me of some of my favorite TVseries where I just couldn't wait until next weeks episode.

    If I had to explain this game to some who asked if it was good, I would say: Imaging the world and gaming mechanics of Breath of the Wild, but with the graphics of either Metro or Red Dead, and the Story as gripping as GOT. That is probably how I would sell it IMO.

    Its worth the buy if you never played it.
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  4. Aug 8, 2020
    7
    The game is really good. The character settings, the plot and every other aspects of the game play is great including the songs, environmentThe game is really good. The character settings, the plot and every other aspects of the game play is great including the songs, environment etc. However the main problem lies within the optimization..When I opened the game at first the game forces itself to optimize for you, and the optimization takes like 30 mins and mine freezed at 100% where I had to reboot the pc and restart it, there are stuttering, freezing issues, also low fps.. The devs should've looked into optimization and completely made sure it's ok to launch the game for the consumers.. Heck I don't even mind if they delay the launch date and made sure it's a clear crystal game that we can all enjoy without no optimization issue. So, the conclusion the game is good, there is no doubt.. One of the best single player game in this decade but this pc port is a mess. The optimization is terrible, the devs are already working to fix the issue but why would they release a badly-optimized game like take your time and made the game good enough with no performance issue and test it well and then release it rather than releasing it and then giving out updates and patches to fix the issue... Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2020
    4
    It does not catch me. The graphics are good and it has the Witcher formula of an AAA RPG. But combat is boring and not satisfying. The AI isIt does not catch me. The graphics are good and it has the Witcher formula of an AAA RPG. But combat is boring and not satisfying. The AI is sometimes not existing and despite of the beautiful world, its very boring to run through. Crashessometimes did not bother me, but the gameplay is simply not good. Expected more... Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2020
    3
    Very poor optimization for this port. Game graphics are definitely subpar for this level of hardware demand. Plenty of visible aliasing andVery poor optimization for this port. Game graphics are definitely subpar for this level of hardware demand. Plenty of visible aliasing and shimmering textures. Gameplay is kinda boring and repetitive, the combat system is nothing special. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2020
    0
    Are you a'h'uel tam? 6 дней прошло, патча нет, новостей о патче нет, предварительной даты нет, обновлений нет. Выкатили новость в твиттере,Are you a'h'uel tam? 6 дней прошло, патча нет, новостей о патче нет, предварительной даты нет, обновлений нет. Выкатили новость в твиттере, мол работают над патчем, ЕЩЕ БЫ ВЫ НЕ РАБОТАЛИ. ИНДИ разработчики делают подобные патчи за пару дней, сейчас прошла почти неделя, НЕДЕЛЯ КАРЛ. И это крупная студия? И это бывший эксклюзив от Сони? Это самый настоящий плевок в лицо от разработчиков. Я всех призываю обрушить оценку игры до минимума, пока вы будете жрать ****но с ложки они дальше будут так поступать! Самое ужасное, что не объявлены сроки, многие купили игру и безответно ждут новостей. Не позволяйте разработчикам Вас игнорировать! МЫ НЕ БУДЕМ РАБАМИ Expand

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