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  • Summary: Horizon Zero Dawn is a PS4-exclusive action role playing game developed by Guerrilla Games, creators of the Killzone franchise. As Horizon Zero Dawn’s main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on anHorizon Zero Dawn is a PS4-exclusive action role playing game developed by Guerrilla Games, creators of the Killzone franchise. As Horizon Zero Dawn’s main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on an emotional journey to unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself. Expand
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 18, 2017
    100
    Horizon Zero Dawn is a perfect proof, that if you give developers creative freedom and time, it will get you a sweet reward. For fans of action adventures and wonderful worlds Horizon is the obvious choice. [Issue#272]
  2. Feb 20, 2017
    98
    Horizon Zero Dawn is Guerrilla Games’ best effort, one of the PS4’s greatest games, and the best game ever crafted from the ground up for the platform. It combines a gripping narrative with intense action that blends both fast-paced combat with slower-paced, tense stealth sections perfectly. Everything about their vision for this game clicks into place and is accentuated by a stellar presentation. The game features top-shelf graphical work, a unique and enjoyable soundtrack, alongside a fantastic cast to make an unforgettable experience.
  3. Feb 20, 2017
    95
    Horizon Zero Dawn thrums with the energy of a creative team finally allowed to explore something new. It builds on elements of open-world and loot-and-craft gameplay that we've seen before, but it does so within a context, a setting and a style that feel fresh. Horizon Zero Dawn discovers a stronger sense of its own personality in one game than Killzone ever managed across half a dozen. Guerrilla Games has long been developing some of the most buzzed-about games in the industry; with Horizon, it feels like it has finally found its own voice, one worthy of all that buzz.
  4. Feb 20, 2017
    90
    This is a culmination of everything Guerrilla has learned from working on the Killzone franchise and they've successfully crafted something that delivers on the potential many saw back in 2015. Horizon Zero Dawn is not only one of the best-looking games of this generation, but a must own for every PlayStation 4 owner.
  5. Feb 20, 2017
    90
    Guerilla's open world debut offers great gameplay, is huge and looks fantastic. A must-buy for PS4 owners.
  6. Feb 20, 2017
    85
    A perfect example of strong, competent and enjoyable gameplay. It doesn't reinvent the genre, but it's a lot of fun to play. The mecha-dino combat is the highlight and represents some of the most enjoyable open-world combat on the market. Burning through powerful foes and looting their corpses for rare treasures captures an excitement rarely felt in open-world games. The rest of the gameplay is somewhat dulled in comparison. A somewhat weak plot drags down the experience but isn't enough to detract from the enjoyment.
  7. Feb 20, 2017
    50
    Horizon Zero Dawn is disappointing. It has a story that I struggled to care about (complete with massive expository dumps—yay), a bland protagonist, and overtly repetitive and constraining missions that worked against its open world sensibilities. When Horizon Zero Dawn hit its rare strides—from its gloomy Cauldrons to traveling across its sprawling vistas—it only made me wish the rest of the game were as worthwhile.

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  1. Feb 28, 2017
    10
    Really great game, especially the AI. The AI is really good. Like when you put down a tripwire robots actually jump over them! They are soReally great game, especially the AI. The AI is really good. Like when you put down a tripwire robots actually jump over them! They are so smart. 10/10 would play again. Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2017
    10
    Horizon Zero Dawn doesn't look like other post apocaliptic games. The breathtaking ambience of a ruined world is greatly combined with uniqueHorizon Zero Dawn doesn't look like other post apocaliptic games. The breathtaking ambience of a ruined world is greatly combined with unique and amazing setting.
    The world in HZD doesn't look like our Earth but like another distant and mysterious place full of secret and full of dangers.
    Almost everything is created with great attention to details: from different tribes, with their own clothes, customs and architecture, to fearsome giant machines.
    Thanks to Guerrilla Games for the exiting adventure in magnificient world.
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  3. Jan 6, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Tttttttttttyutgtshhdhdhhdhrhdhduhduduhfhfhdhdhdhdhhhdhdhdhhdhdhrhdhhdhdhdhdhdh Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2020
    9
    Beautiful art, dynamic combat, diverse gameplay and enticing storytelling, specially nearing the end. Solid game overall, one of the best PS4Beautiful art, dynamic combat, diverse gameplay and enticing storytelling, specially nearing the end. Solid game overall, one of the best PS4 exclusives. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2017
    9
    This game is fantastic! It's gorgeous, great engine, voice acting, no bugs. Good launch. Finally a game where the map is as big as Skyrim andThis game is fantastic! It's gorgeous, great engine, voice acting, no bugs. Good launch. Finally a game where the map is as big as Skyrim and has the random encounters I've missed from that game. I even bumped into other tribes people fighting the robots. A lot of life, good story, pulls you in with every bit of info you get to keep playing. Iv'e seen it compared to a few games but this games does what they didn't and better. The opening was fantastic, heartwarming, the characters and their interactions together pulled me in real hard and i knew i was onto a great game. Last, but not least.. holy cow these bots.. a challenge all of them to a point and they just look cool! add to the mystery and you can even tame them once you have certain things complete. Very awesome watching a Saber tooth tiger bot robot crush your enemies haha.

    Places that i feel like some improvement could lie, Perk tree isn't the best, a lot of things on it should already be known given Aloy's background.. A huge missed opportunity for co-op, 2-4 taking on these beasts would've been great and very Monster Hunter like(but on a console people play for once). A little more variety in the side quests would've been nice, but most games side quests get very stale and few are memorable in any large open world setting. (looking at you Witcher 3 with your detective Geralt stuff) So, if you're thinking about it, pull the trigger. Its worth it.
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  6. Apr 15, 2021
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Horizonte Metalico
    El Horizon Zero Dawn diría que lo mejor del juego es el apartado artístico, los colores, los lugares, las personas son de 10 igual que las maquinas claro. La banda sonora te expresa un aire de buscar, de investigar, de curiosidad y eso es maravilloso. Hay algo en que se diferencia del Zelda y es el sistema de combate. En Zelda esta el apuntado, lo que se invento Nintendo en el 98'. Horizon la pelea cuerpo a cuerpo bueno es lo peor del juego. No eh visto nada peor. En cuanto el tiro con arco, hacer las flechas, comprar o encontrar la armadura me encanta. Inova en lo lindo no. En lo lindo que se ve todo, diría que es la combinación de Zelda y The Witcher III.

    Mi nota es de un 8.6/10.
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  7. Feb 18, 2022
    0
    ¿Hay alguien que realmente le apasione la Historia de Aloy?

    No entiendo como es que un juego tan artístico, tenga una historia tan predecible
    ¿Hay alguien que realmente le apasione la Historia de Aloy?

    No entiendo como es que un juego tan artístico, tenga una historia tan predecible y pobre… espero que Forbbiden West sea mejor. Porque realmente deja que desear…
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