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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Aug 6, 2020
    95
    Horizon Zero Dawn is that rare gem of a game: it’s the one you make an exception for, it’s the one you just have to keep going back to, no matter how much you’ve seen of it before, and now, we have the ultimate version of the game on PC.
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    Aug 5, 2020
    90
    Horizon: Zero Dawn actually exceeded my high expectations. A great game that hardly ever makes mistakes.
  3. Aug 10, 2020
    90
    Horizon Zero Dawn is already an exceptional game in its own right, but on PC it is easily the better experience. Whether gamers weren't interested the first time around or they don't have a PS4 but do have a PC, this is still a must-play. Even those that enjoyed Horizon Zero Dawn will find that the PC version brings some new layers to the table thanks to the higher frame rate and improved visuals. The game still adheres to the open-world mold a little more than some might hope, but the environments, story, and gameplay help elevate it enough to be memorable.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 215
  1. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    Really amazing envirenment
    Wonderful missions
    Amazing combat with bow
    Nice characters
  2. Oct 11, 2020
    10
    I just finished Horizon Zero Dawn (HZD). I rarely write reviews but felt that it was important to share my experience amidst this cesspool ofI just finished Horizon Zero Dawn (HZD). I rarely write reviews but felt that it was important to share my experience amidst this cesspool of inaccurate nerd rage.

    I have been playing HZD for about two weeks and the game hasn't crashed. It runs smoothly. It even runs very well with medium graphics settings on my girlfriends lowly 1050ti graphics card. I heard it had some issues at launch but it seems to be running great as of October 2020.

    HZD's strongest quality is also the quality that I value the most, gameplay. Controlling Aloy (the protagonist) feels very responsive, crisp, and rewarding. Combat performs the way you would expect it to. The weapons in the game are creative and fun to use. The developers included just the right amount of weapons without overwhelming the player with dozens of items they will never use.

    The story of HZD is pretty intriguing. It is a simple story that constantly reveals more and more to the player throughout gameplay. The story does not desensitize the player with endless and meaningless NPC dialogue. The ending of the game came to a tasteful conclusion in terms of brevity i.e. it didn't drag on forever.

    The world of HZD is absolutely stunning. It has more of a colorful vibe to it than some of the more realistic looking open world games (RDR2, Far Cry). It is a bright world, full of color that keeps the player engaged.

    I am not an HZD fanboy. As a matter of fact, this game just came onto my radar a few weeks before it was released on PC. It was a pleasure to play. While it doesn't beat out my all time favorite open world game (Breath of the Wild) it does beat some of the champions of our times, such as: Red Dead Redemption 2, Witcher 3, Far Cry, and Assassins Creed.

    I picked it up for $50 USD on Steam and it was well worth the 50 hours of entertainment I have gotten out of it so far.
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  3. Aug 9, 2020
    9
    24 hours after launch, it's not the best port or the best optimised game I have seen. None the less it's a great game. I like it and will24 hours after launch, it's not the best port or the best optimised game I have seen. None the less it's a great game. I like it and will continue to play. I don't regret my purchase, but I hope they will address the complains they have receive from players. With my i7-8700k 32 GB ram 1080 TI, Ultra wide 3440 x 1440 all at Ultra setting I have between 50 and 60 fps. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2020
    5
    I will simplify my review as much as I can.

    First 15 minutes of game play: 2 out of 10 Control : 4 out of 10 Graphics : 7 out of 10 (I
    I will simplify my review as much as I can.

    First 15 minutes of game play: 2 out of 10
    Control : 4 out of 10
    Graphics : 7 out of 10 (I really do not like games where strafing sideways is not possible)
    Story : 7 out of 10 (Nice story, a bit silly but nice)
    UI : 4 out of 10
    Stability : 2 out of 10 (Game crashed around every 20 - 30 minutes, even crashed during the initial intro so I missed the entire entry-story)
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  5. Aug 10, 2020
    3
    Feel the same way about this game as I did when I played it on PS4 a few years back, it is a gorgeous open world that does not do anythingFeel the same way about this game as I did when I played it on PS4 a few years back, it is a gorgeous open world that does not do anything spectacularly well, but manages to always look gorgeous and provide newer players with a substantial amount of (albeit repetitive) content to entertain them for hours. I still hold the feeling that this game was massively overrated and there are so many RPGs that do it better, but it does get a few points for its originality and world design.

    Unfortunately, the optimization on PC is absolutely dreadful, and downright laughable at times, which is why it sits at a 3 for me. Framerate issues, animation issues, bugs and visual glitches, runs poorly on Nvidia hardware, and maybe a few other issues I have not read about yet. This is another case of a console port that was rushed to market for the sole purpose of extra revenue. DO NOT BUY it in its current state. Developers need to do better to earn the money from the PC market, these kinds of efforts are unacceptable.
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  6. Sep 1, 2020
    1
    Jogo totalmente mal otimizado pra PC. Travadas constantes. Queda brusca de frames. Uma falta de respeito com o consumidor. TotalmenteJogo totalmente mal otimizado pra PC. Travadas constantes. Queda brusca de frames. Uma falta de respeito com o consumidor. Totalmente insatisfeito com o que fizeram com o jogo pra pc. Mesmo com as atualizações o game continua travando bastante. Decepção! Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2020
    0
    Купил игру в Steam. Из 12 часов игры в саму игру наиграл от силы часа 4, все остальное время - это поиск решения проблем на форумах.
    Как
    Купил игру в Steam. Из 12 часов игры в саму игру наиграл от силы часа 4, все остальное время - это поиск решения проблем на форумах.
    Как можно было выпустить ЭТО не протестировав до конца?
    Короче, я сильно возмущен, но деньги уже не вернуть.

    И кстати, скачал пиратку - работает идеально, наиграл уже 20 часов.
    Слышите, Гориллы, пиратка ИДЕАЛЬНО работает, в отличии от вашего куска кода.
    Так что дело не в моем железе.
    Пилите патчи, может быть и вернусь обратно на лицензию, если успеете.

    Ставлю 0 за криворукость.
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