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  • Summary: Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why. It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 13, 2022
    100
    Five years after Horizon Zero Dawn debuted on the Playstation 4 and solidified Aloy as a fan favourite in the Playstation mascots lineup, Guerrilla Games have crafted an excellent follow-up. Horizon Forbidden West is, in every way, more substantial and more immersive than its predecessor. If Horizon Zero Dawn was your jam, then this is a must-play. If you enjoyed it but found the world arid and lacking, then Forbidden West has enough packed in the world that it may just get its machine claws into you. I would be flabbergasted if it doesn’t make a Game of the Year nomination list.
  2. Mar 17, 2022
    90
    Horizon: Forbidden West is a worthy sequel to Zero Dawn, reaching new impressive heights in terms of story, gameplay, mechanics and the open world design.
  3. Mar 15, 2022
    90
    Horizon Forbidden West improves upon the original in almost every way, making smart tweaks without reinventing the wheel. If the evolution of the Horizon series in this game is a taste of the future of the franchise, then I am definitely hungry for more.
  4. Mar 18, 2022
    90
    Horizon Forbidden West embraces everything about its predecessor and makes strides in producing an even more compelling world to explore, with intense combat and story moments, and shiny new robo-dinosaurs to punch in the face. I cannot wait to see where Aloy and her companions’ story goes next.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 19, 2022
    81
    There’s nothing wrong with learning from your competitors, but what’s the point of copying stuff that’s mocked even by Ubisoft fans? Hopefully, next time Guerrilla will focus more on Horizon’s own strengths: unique world and mechosaurs that are so fun to take apart. [Issue#259, p.72]
  6. Feb 24, 2022
    80
    While it doesn’t reinvent the open world or stray too far from its predecessor, Horizon Forbidden West is a worthwhile endeavor for those in the mood for more open world adventures, with surprising nuance and complexity for those who make the trip.
  7. Apr 28, 2022
    65
    If you liked Zero Dawn, you will probably enjoy Forbidden West, even though the sequel lost that pioneering spirit and Aloy stopped developing as a character.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 364
  1. Feb 19, 2022
    10
    Понравилась боевая система, графика и, конечно, мехазавры. Для старого железа PS4 игра работает отлично. Кроме немного затянутого вступленияПонравилась боевая система, графика и, конечно, мехазавры. Для старого железа PS4 игра работает отлично. Кроме немного затянутого вступления все на высшем уровне! Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2022
    10
    I play this game on the Ps4 Slim console and I can say that it is an extraordinary game, the sound is perfect, the new implementations of thisI play this game on the Ps4 Slim console and I can say that it is an extraordinary game, the sound is perfect, the new implementations of this game is perfect, I hope to get the game of the year. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2022
    10
    This is an amazing game, everything has evolved from Zero Dawn.
    Graphics are great, the story is very interesting and engaging, the
    This is an amazing game, everything has evolved from Zero Dawn.
    Graphics are great, the story is very interesting and engaging, the characters seem alive and to have a place in this world.
    There are still a few issues with platforming for me, but nothing major.
    Even the side-quests were fun to play, i finished 100% of the game before NG+ was put into it, gonna play it again on PS5 when the dlc comes out.
    Played on PS4 Slim, installed on external SSD. The game runs surprisingly smooth.
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  4. Feb 19, 2022
    10
    Este juego es increíble tanto en PS4 como en PS5... si alguien busca un juego que sea divertido, atrevido, de acción y con una historiaEste juego es increíble tanto en PS4 como en PS5... si alguien busca un juego que sea divertido, atrevido, de acción y con una historia increíble, es este y su precuela✨ Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2022
    9
    This is a great game, are there bugs, yes, but show me one game nowadays that doesn't and I'll call you a liar. But so far, those bugs areThis is a great game, are there bugs, yes, but show me one game nowadays that doesn't and I'll call you a liar. But so far, those bugs are very rare, not as many as people are making out there is. As for the graphics, for a game that is meant to be played on the PS5, I have to say that they are very good so far.

    As for the side-quests, the trolls might say that they are boring, but they are not. The ones that I found are connected to each other, either by the main story itself or with past side-quests. Unlike the first game where they were bland and not connected with each other, these are so much better and I enjoy them. They have a great story behind each one. Although, with some of the stories, I do feel as if they trying to put some political factors with the woke culture, but with how the gameplay is, I can let it go.

    Now, what makes this game better isn't much of the story, but it does help, but the new tools that they give you over the gameplay. As they'll help you get around easier but also helps you get into areas that you couldn't get to earlier.

    The only problem I have is the climbing, as it won't allow you to climb everywhere as you would like. I understand that there are some areas that if you're not high enough level, you would have big problems or going there before the main story isn't wise to do so, so preventing people from going to these areas is understandable. But that's not true for most areas, it's like they want you to get where you're going by the longest route possible.

    So, all in all, I give the game a 9/10...
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  6. Apr 20, 2022
    8
    gameplay: 6.5
    story: 8.5
    sound design/music: 7 acting: 8 visuals: 9.5 fun factor: 7 Quite a good game, it's better in any way than his
    gameplay: 6.5
    story: 8.5
    sound design/music: 7
    acting: 8
    visuals: 9.5
    fun factor: 7
    Quite a good game, it's better in any way than his predecessor and I strongly recommend it for players who enjoy a long good story and some stunning visuals. As for the gameplay.. it's ok. I really wished to play it on pc, this is not a controller game.
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  7. Mar 6, 2022
    0
    Just simply not a very good game. Little to no story. Most content is missable and untracked.

    Very outdated and disappointing on
    Just simply not a very good game. Little to no story. Most content is missable and untracked.

    Very outdated and disappointing on accessibility. Unimpressive visual and audio design. Sluggish combat. Stupid climbing. Janky horse. Poor optimization and performance despite very minimal technical ambition. Lots of lazy corners cut, like the slideshow opening.
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