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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 4, 2017
    10
    Claramente um dos melhores exclusivos do PlayStation 4! Guerrilha Games está de parabéns!

    Gráficos lindos! Comparáveis ao de Uncharted 4.
    Claramente um dos melhores exclusivos do PlayStation 4! Guerrilha Games está de parabéns!

    Gráficos lindos! Comparáveis ao de Uncharted 4. Jogabilidade perfeita e história sensacional! Além das muitas horas e horas de missões secundárias e principais.
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  3. Aug 16, 2019
    10
    When you start the game you can't imagine it could explain a world where primitive human hunt robots.
    It could...
  4. Dec 14, 2017
    10
    Been playing this for a few weeks now non-stop, can't put the remote down after playing for more than 30m. This game is awesome, theBeen playing this for a few weeks now non-stop, can't put the remote down after playing for more than 30m. This game is awesome, the developers should be proud. Looking forward to more content! Expand
  5. Mar 21, 2017
    9
    Sony finally has a potential franchise going with this game. The vistas look amazing but even better the animation and facial features of theSony finally has a potential franchise going with this game. The vistas look amazing but even better the animation and facial features of the character. It can possibly be a Zelda killer but right now am just happy that Guerrilla Games took inspiration from successful open-world games and incorporated certain features within the game. Can't wait for a follow-up game from DLC or Sequel Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2017
    8
    In the current gaming climate that is saturated with open world games it's easy to why Horizon Zero Dawn could be forgotten. Fear not as thisIn the current gaming climate that is saturated with open world games it's easy to why Horizon Zero Dawn could be forgotten. Fear not as this most certainly isn't the case. Flaunting awe inspiring visuals & fluid gameplay this beautifully crafted marvel is a must have. Expand
  7. Jan 31, 2020
    0
    This game has a weak storyline, it’s fragmented and you start to feel interest after 3 hours of play. Lots of time is wasted traveling fromThis game has a weak storyline, it’s fragmented and you start to feel interest after 3 hours of play. Lots of time is wasted traveling from one location to another and the machine fights is repetitive and boring. I would say the only positive side of this game is it’s graphics. Expand

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