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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
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    Overall Horizon Zero Dawn is an amazing game that I enjoyed and appreciated playing and is a game I will
    Excerpt from Nerdent 'dot' Net
    Overall Horizon Zero Dawn is an amazing game that I enjoyed and appreciated playing and is a game I will continue to play and continue to enjoy. I recommend this game to anyone that likes exploring, creating they own adventure and trying things in new and different ways.
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  3. Mar 6, 2017
    10
    Simply amazing. Great story, gameplay, exploration. This game has it all. I rented it at Redbox because i had reservations and 40 hours laterSimply amazing. Great story, gameplay, exploration. This game has it all. I rented it at Redbox because i had reservations and 40 hours later I consider it one of the best games I have played in the last year. Horizon Zero Dawn ranks up there with Witcher3, Fallout 4 and Skyrim. One of the most pleasant gaming surprises in recent memory Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2017
    9
    I have never written a review but I had to create an account to specifically rate this game. 1st of all, all those idiots giving this game aI have never written a review but I had to create an account to specifically rate this game. 1st of all, all those idiots giving this game a 0, I'm pretty sure your parents are related. Now with that out of the way this game is as near to perfect as you can get in a RPG. That being said, I am not a huge RPG fan to begin with. But this game has elements of other games that I enjoy like Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Last of Us. The graphics are incredible (PS4 PRO). 4k HDR is the only way to truly enjoy this game to its full potential. The story is deep and captivating. I find myself getting lost in it for hours and cannot put the controller down. Im already kind of getting depressed as I approach what seems to be the inevitable end. It is not side quest heavy like other games of its type that I have played in the past. The quest menu is easy to follow and concise. The crafting and upgrade menus are also fairly easy to figure out. Do yourself a favor and get the Tinker skill as soon as possible. The open world is stunning visually although its not completely open with sometimes nothing but trees and a few rabbits for long distances. I do wish, however, that there were more customizing options for both weapons and armor, which are both very limited. I found myself pretty much running through the game with 2 bows and 1 outfit that I bought almost at the beginning of the game and am doing quite fine. It would be nice if you can upgrade different elements of your outfits and weapons like in Tomb Raider. The game is not without its flaws. I find the control scheme a bit wonky and the jumping/climbing is sketchy at best. The bow aiming seems to be inconsistent as well. Im just nitpicking at this point, you eventually get used to both and hardly notice it. Overall this game lacks very little and is a must play in my opinion. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2017
    9
    this is one of the best open world games and ps4 title this year of 2017. story is really good and things you can do is great, don't listn tothis is one of the best open world games and ps4 title this year of 2017. story is really good and things you can do is great, don't listn to those who gave this a 0/10 ratings, must be xbox pc or zelda fans trolling Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2017
    8
    This game is a lot of fun, but can get repetitive pretty quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 7-10 hours I put into this game, but becameThis game is a lot of fun, but can get repetitive pretty quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 7-10 hours I put into this game, but became bored. While you can upgrade your bow and there is a skill tree, it becomes monotonous over time. I probably at 15 hours have had my fill with this game. You will not find a game with better graphics on the PS4 at this time. I do have the PS4 Pro, it is stunning. This game deserves an 7.5-8, but is lacking that "hook" element that the great ones have. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2018
    0
    não gostei , não tem multiplayer , fica muito repetitivo, sempre a mesma coisa to decepcionado

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