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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.
  2. PC Games
    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: 80 out of 224
  1. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    Really amazing envirenment
    Wonderful missions
    Amazing combat with bow
    Nice characters
  2. Oct 8, 2020
    10
    Might be the most beautiful game I’ve ever played! Gameplay is fun and challenging. Good story. Very similar to an open world Tomb Raider game.
  3. Nov 14, 2020
    9
    Amazing graphics, amazing story and very good game play. I opened this game 3 times and finished. Very good game.
  4. Sep 15, 2020
    5
    Ive played it on PS4 and loved it - but on PC iam still waiting that they make the game playable. Way to many Bugs and Performance Issues. AsIve played it on PS4 and loved it - but on PC iam still waiting that they make the game playable. Way to many Bugs and Performance Issues. As soon as it runs smoothly i will enjoy it finally on PC with nice controls and nice graphics than on ps4 Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2020
    3
    Games work really well here on my RTX 2060. Maybe because I have a 12 cores CPU.

    That's pretty much the only good thing I can say about
    Games work really well here on my RTX 2060. Maybe because I have a 12 cores CPU.

    That's pretty much the only good thing I can say about this game. I really don't see why so many are calling this a masterpiece, while this seems to me just a desperate and uninspired attempt at emulating the "iconic" soulless Ubisoft formula that I simply can't stomach anymore. Honestly, if this hadn't been a PS4 exclusive at the time, I wonder if this thing would have gotten as much attention as it got back then.

    Everything in there is incredibly bland. The big empty world, the excruciating dialogs and characters, the main protagonist with absolutely no charisma, the bulletsponges mobs with 2 or 3 moves max and godawful AI, the pointless perks that you have to grind for because every game has to have RPG elements these days (so many missed opportunities there to make the progression actually fun), the horrendously boring gameplay with tons of cheap artificial difficulty crammed in there in order to make you feel like you're actually doing something, etc... Speaking of the last point, I really think the health/healing system is one of the worst I've ever seen in a modern game. It simply couldn't be any more obnoxious and feels like an absolute chore. The fact that you didn't even bother making it easier over time with perks (or at least by letting us heal at campfires...) just shows how little you care about your audience actually enjoying themselves instead of just ensnaring their reptilian brain with your pointless and repetitive tasks, while conveying a fake sense of fun on par with terrible mobile games design. This game actually made me feel like it was using the infamous mobile game concept of making a game just fun enough to keep you going, but while being very careful of not making it too fun, so you actually really enjoy yourself. That's how bad my experience was.

    Because of this, in the 10 hours I could handle before giving up on this charade, I don't think there was a single time I could enjoy the world, because I was constantly looking to collect an absurd amount of health plants instead of looking at the scenery. That would have been fine if a few hits taken wouldn't mean I had to start again this garbage and ruin the pacing at the same time. But, no, you made it this horrible on purpose.

    Maybe I just don't get it. That must be it. After all, I somehow don't even find the whole premises of the world actually interesting or remotely believable in any way, although this could have something to do with the awful presentation. Anyway, I'll take Bloodborne over this any day. Sony should have started with this if they really wanted to make on impact on the PC community (and tons of cash of course). Hopefully it's gonna happen. Fingers crossed !
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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
    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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