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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 17, 2017
    10
    I had pretty high hopes for this game coming out but never could've imagined it would've been as good as it was. The story begins with a bang,I had pretty high hopes for this game coming out but never could've imagined it would've been as good as it was. The story begins with a bang, and absolutely gets you invested right away. I felt connected with Aloy and felt her choices were weighted. The world and atmosphere felt alive and the changing of climates in the different regions was very refreshing. The various clans and robots that populated the world were interesting and I was genuinely curious about them and what stories they had to tell. The game also gives you plenty to do with Cauldrons, side quests, corrupted zones, bandit camps etc. You can put well over 100 hours in this game and still have things to do. My only gripe with this game is sometimes the facial animations can get a bit wonky, and the NPC's may not always look directly at you. However, this is minor and does not take away from the experience at all. Like many other PlayStation exclusives, this is a must have for any PS4 owner. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A must play title, amazing story and game play! Can’t wait for Forbiden West!!! Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2020
    9
    Un juego demasiado bueno tiene una de las historias más originales que he vivido en mucho tiempo y una jugabilidad super frenética sin dudasUn juego demasiado bueno tiene una de las historias más originales que he vivido en mucho tiempo y una jugabilidad super frenética sin dudas un juego obligatorio para un usuario de ps4 Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2021
    9
    El juego es increíble , es muy divertido , y es muy dinámica su jugabilidad
    Para mí me pareció raro que el juego después de instalarlo no me
    El juego es increíble , es muy divertido , y es muy dinámica su jugabilidad
    Para mí me pareció raro que el juego después de instalarlo no me apareciera para descargar algún parche o actualización Y eso me da a entender que no tuvo la necesidad de arreglar nada
    Aunque me equivoque en un mínimo detalle el juego al inicio lo vi con ciertos bugs pero tampoco para tanto La historia es buenísima 10/10
    Los gráficos son muy buenos 9/10
    Su jugabilidad es muy buenos 9/10
    La IA es un poco mensa pero tampoco para tanto 7/10
    Algunas misiones secundarias son muy buenas y entretenidas , pero otras soy algo aburrida (y hasta tal punto puede parecer repetitivo) 7.5/10
    Los personajes son entrañables 9/10
    El mapa abierto es increíble y está lleno de cosas que hacer (desde máquinas que cazar , cuellilargos que trepar , zonas que liberar etc .) 10/10
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  6. May 16, 2021
    8
    pros : 1st interesting open world with vastly different concept
    2nd intense and amazing combat
    3rd gorgeous sceneries with machines cons : 1st
    pros : 1st interesting open world with vastly different concept
    2nd intense and amazing combat
    3rd gorgeous sceneries with machines
    cons : 1st automated animation looks robotic and unnatural
    2nd lip syncing can be a bit jarring sometimes
    3rd side quests can feel repetitive but honestly they are less repetitive then most of the open world game
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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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