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  • Summary: Beyond the northern mountains, the borderlands of the Banuk tribe challenge all who dare enter to survive the extremes. But now this frozen wilderness harbors a new threat, and for Aloy, a new mystery - one she’s determined to solve. The Frozen Wilds contains additional content for HorizonBeyond the northern mountains, the borderlands of the Banuk tribe challenge all who dare enter to survive the extremes. But now this frozen wilderness harbors a new threat, and for Aloy, a new mystery - one she’s determined to solve. The Frozen Wilds contains additional content for Horizon Zero Dawn, including new storylines, characters and experiences in a beautiful but unforgiving new area. Uncover a compelling new story. Explore a brand new area. Face new machines. To use this download, you need Horizon Zero Dawn. [Sony]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Nov 8, 2017
    100
    The Frozen Wilds is more of Horizon Zero Dawn, and that is in no way a bad thing. The expansion offers some closure on certain story threads whilst telling a self-contained tale that’s perfect for this ruined world you find yourself in. There’s little in terms of mechanical upgrades to the game, but Horizon never needed that in the first place...If you’re craving 15-20 hours adventuring in a world crafted by artisan game designers, you can’t go wrong with The Frozen Wilds, which is easily one of the best DLC packages on offer this year.
  2. Nov 6, 2017
    90
    If somebody had asked me a few months ago how to make Horizon Zero Dawn even better, I probably would have said "just give me more". That's exactly what I got with The Frozen Wilds. My biggest criticism of The Frozen Wilds is that the story does not match the main game.
  3. Nov 14, 2017
    90
    As much as I loved all the activities that Wilds provided on the side, Thunder’s Drum continued to call my name. Centering the world around the mountain provides compelling motivation to keep pushing through the main quest. I was equal parts interested in advancing the central storyline and in exploring all the side content that Wilds had to offer. That’s a rare, and joyful, feat for an open world game to achieve. Wilds pulls it off.
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    80
    Horizon's DLC Frozen Wilds feels like a very natural extension of Zero Dawn. The new snowy location markedly separates it from the rest of the game, and powerful new gear gives you more than enough drive to discover the region's secrets. It's not a dramatic step forward – but if you loved Zero Dawn, then this is a snow-capped version with more addictive, beautiful and barmy adventures in a world you'll happily be buried in for hours. Roll on the sequel!
  5. Jan 21, 2018
    80
    This addon can defend its existence with its head raised. The Frozen Wilds add on comes only with little improvements and a weaker story than the original game. But it does not lose the excellent gameplay and in 10-15hrs gametime it offers a selection of the best.
  6. Nov 9, 2017
    80
    Don’t venture into the Frozen Wilds expecting clues as to the nature of Horizon Zero Dawn 2, then - in truth this is barely HZD v1.2. Instead, revel in a sizeable single-player, story-driven expansion that harks back to a time before season passes, loot boxes and downloadable dress-up kits, and which also provides an excellent excuse to revisit one of the year’s most enjoyable games.
  7. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    The Frozen Wilds introduces many poorly-designed elements which make it a lesser experience than its brilliant base-game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 70
  2. Negative: 8 out of 70
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    I was on the fence about buying the DLC given the 6 month gap between the main games release as i'd felt done with the game but this sucked meI was on the fence about buying the DLC given the 6 month gap between the main games release as i'd felt done with the game but this sucked me right back in and reminded me why it's probably my game of the year. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2018
    10
    The frozen wilds is just how a DLC should be: connected to the main story but a whole new adventure accompanied by fresh challenges and aThe frozen wilds is just how a DLC should be: connected to the main story but a whole new adventure accompanied by fresh challenges and a beautiful mini-open world which is different from the original game. Man, I loved this game, I'm gonna keep thinking about this game even when I'm 70 years old. Thank you GG. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    When you enter this mission, you will completely forget your main quest. This another world on it own. PS4 owner, this is no brainer. HorizonWhen you enter this mission, you will completely forget your main quest. This another world on it own. PS4 owner, this is no brainer. Horizon Zero Dawn + Frozen is a must buy Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2019
    9
    Graphics, Soundtrack, Story, absolutely stunning. Combat is fun. Though lacking some depth, this add on and the main game are still among myGraphics, Soundtrack, Story, absolutely stunning. Combat is fun. Though lacking some depth, this add on and the main game are still among my favourite PS4 games. Expand
  5. Nov 30, 2017
    8
    Buena expansión para un juegazo. El mayor problema es cómo nos hace empezar. Me pasé el juego allá por marzo-abril y nos lleva hasta elBuena expansión para un juegazo. El mayor problema es cómo nos hace empezar. Me pasé el juego allá por marzo-abril y nos lleva hasta el momento previo a acabarlo con la última misión. O que ya no sorprende tanto como lo hizo el juego. Otro punto negativo es...que la consola sigue pareciendo un avión reactor.

    Fuera de eso, nos encontramos con un mundo helado donde, quizá, las nevadas nos impiden ver y admirar el mundo tan increíble que han creado. No hay misiones principales como tal, aunque si una secundaria que hace de historia, a lo que se unen algunos recados o terreno de caza.

    Más exigente que el juego base, no podremos relajarnos con los nuevos bichos que nos salen. Veremos a las mismas máquinas potenciadas y a nuevos bicharracos que, de no plantear bien el combate, nos van a dar más de un quebradero de cabeza.

    En resumen: gran expansión (15-20horas) que no sacará el jugo al paisaje, pero que nos dará unas buenas horas para volver a acompañar a la pelirroja.
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  6. Jul 5, 2019
    8
    A very good DLC to a great game. There are many things done better than in the base game and many things done worse.
    Let's look at the good
    A very good DLC to a great game. There are many things done better than in the base game and many things done worse.
    Let's look at the good things first. The dialogue scenes look more alive now. People just walking around made it look just better. Almost every side-quest has now some sort of twist that makes it unique. Side quests are overall a better experience (especially the one with the sunken cave). And I think the graphics are even better than in the base game. The snow looks just amazing. The machines are destroying the forest. Visually stunning.
    I still gave it a lower score than the base game. Why? First of all - fights. Aloy is a little overpowered at the end of the game so they had to make it even. How did they achieve that? By making the new monsters that are sponges for arrows. When the game asked me to kill 6 Fireclaws I changed the difficulty because the hunt felt more like work than a challenge. A second thing would be story and character design that seems just naive. The whole Banuk tribe treats you like a god after a couple of kills. All the characters are stupid and powerless when opposed to Alloy and it just feels awkward.
    Enough complaining. If you like the base game, you are going to like the DLC as well. It is more of the great game you like. And after completing it 100% and spending more than 20 hours to do so, I can recommend it. I hope more games had DLC's that add so more to the base game.
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  7. Nov 3, 2018
    0
    This game falls into the all ready continued trend by sony instead of focusing on gameplay. Story combined with to tedious combat andThis game falls into the all ready continued trend by sony instead of focusing on gameplay. Story combined with to tedious combat and horrendous voice acting, If you were board with the main story, this wont wake you up. Avoid at all costs. Expand

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