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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. May 17, 2017
    10
    The best exclusive on either Xbox One or PS4 by a long way and I own both. The graphics are phenomenal, the controls are as tight as anything,The best exclusive on either Xbox One or PS4 by a long way and I own both. The graphics are phenomenal, the controls are as tight as anything, the monster AI is fantastic, the difficulty curve is spot on and the world is expansive and stunning. Well worth buying for sure. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2021
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time. Also, probably the only game I've ever considered playing it for the second time.
  4. Aug 17, 2020
    9
    I did not play this on the XBox but it is quickly becoming my favorite game on PC. There are obviously numerous problems with the PC portI did not play this on the XBox but it is quickly becoming my favorite game on PC. There are obviously numerous problems with the PC port (even Sony has acknowledged they need to do some major patching), However, I guess I was one of the lucky ones because I haven’t encountered a single problem in more than 10 hours of gameplay. It is all very bizarre because I am only using a 1660Ti (6GB) with 16GB of RAM running on ultra graphics with a 3840x2160 43" display while consistently hitting 60 fps. Makes no sense why there would be a difference when some people are running absolute monster rigs that encounter stuttering, tearing and glitches. However, I just wanted to tell anyone who has to wait for a PC patch before playing HZN... it will 100% be worth the wait. Expand
  5. May 7, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The story of horizon zero dawn is outstandingly awesome in every aspect of plot-making technique. Thrilling and horrifying backstory described accurately through the main story, using holograms, audio logs, data points, and vantage points. It is that good because two movies can be made out of HZD that would tell us about pre-apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic worlds. Graphics for 2017 colored, well-structured, mingled with particles, effects, and overall beauty but with a flaw of render distance to improve fps-rating to a stable number. The OST gives emotions of hope and hopelessness at once. it coated all of the characters into one theme of struggle, prevailing, surviving, and living.
    I got one point off because interactivity in this world comes to a zero. Everything plastic, almost indestructible, only machines can ramp a tree down or a bush, or rocks and other stuff but the player cannot do a thing in settlements, camps, wildlife world. The world is just a texture as NPCs in it.
    Facial animations and cutscenes were greatly advanced in frozen wilds DLC, although in the main game it was terribly executed, You would lose connection to people, main characters, their emotions, feels, sentimental talk just because of unnatural acting(voice acting was superb though).
    The AI for machines was made pretty good but for human enemies is just another story. it is blunt, foolish, annoying.
    I would recommend anyone this game who wants a great story, characters, world, RPG mechanics, fun and exciting gameplay.
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  6. Jun 7, 2021
    8
    Very good story and very good gameplay. The world is big and many different things to do in. Totally recommended
  7. Nov 14, 2021
    0
    game sem inspiração forçou tentando criar um mundo novo em maquinas se misturam com animais...kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk? ki bósta... jogabilidade egame sem inspiração forçou tentando criar um mundo novo em maquinas se misturam com animais...kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk? ki bósta... jogabilidade e movimentação travada, resada, insuportável, muito chato! Expand

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