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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. Negative: 0 out of 115
  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. Aug 23, 2017
    10
    Simply, this game is a masterpiece.
    - Great story line
    - Fabulous open world game - Super amazing A.I - Addictive - Challenging if you
    Simply, this game is a masterpiece.
    - Great story line
    - Fabulous open world game
    - Super amazing A.I
    - Addictive
    - Challenging if you are looking for it
    - Very well polished game.
    - The dev's know how to satisfy their fan.
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  3. Jan 6, 2021
    10
    Amazing game, the story, everything. Awesome!!
    Jogo maravilhoso, história espetacular!!
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!! i have not finished the game but it is one of the best games i have ever played. I cant give this game a full score of ten but i can give it a nine. i cant give it a full score because it just has so many cut scenes but some cut scenes are a little bit interactive. Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2021
    9
    Horizon Zero Dawn is an excellent game with a great story and it is full of interesting characters. The combat mechanics against the robotHorizon Zero Dawn is an excellent game with a great story and it is full of interesting characters. The combat mechanics against the robot dinosaurs are really engaging. Even the most basic enemies require the player to think about each engagement strategically. The world is also very beautiful. The lighting in particular really stood out to me. I also enjoyed all of the extra audio recordings and texts that are scattered throughout the world.

    The only things that I didn't like about the game were the combat against human enemies and the herb gathering required for health restoration. Combat against humans felt really boring in comparison to the fights against robots. As for gathering the herbs, it just became a little tedious at the end of the game to stock up.
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  6. Aug 18, 2021
    8
    I really enjoyed the game narrative, it got me playing for hours. Also the graphics caught my attention.
  7. Jul 25, 2021
    0
    By far one of the best games I've played. when you walk into this world you have no idea where the story is going you are whisked away in aBy far one of the best games I've played. when you walk into this world you have no idea where the story is going you are whisked away in a world that is advance in many ways but also archaic. The graphics and the animations blew me away the way and i find it incredible that this was a last gen game. Expand

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