Horizon Zero Dawn

28 Feb 2017

PC (Microsoft Windows) PlayStation 4
8.9 rating
6311 want
23450 played
2754 playing
896 reviews
Developer
Guerrilla Games
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Summary

Welcome to a vibrant world rich with the beauty of nature – but inhabited by awe-inspiring, highly advanced machines. As a young machine hunter named Aloy, you must unravel the mysteries of this world and find your own destiny.

Beat after about 44 hours.
While the melee combat feels really clunky, it's clear that the ranged combat is the focus of the game and that's where it really shines. It was always thrilling utilizing all of these cool and unique ranged weapons against these really well designed robots, and it was always fun strategizing with those tools.
Loved the setting, I thought the overall game world was made exceptionally well. The game looks beautiful, and it was really cool seeing all these robots have their own habitats across some nice areas in the map.
The story felt like a decent mcu movie. I liked it, pretty fun and liked the plot twists.
However, the clunky and awkward facial animations would always take me out of the immersion and I often found it difficult to take many of the in game conversations seriously.
Climbing sometimes felt off, which could get in the way of the exploration in the game.
Everything else felt like something I had seen before in every other open world game, which I'd say is my biggest issue. Generic sidequests, generic menu UI, generic resource gathering, etc.
Personally it wasn't my cup of tea and I think it didn't go far enough to make these separate factors unique enough to help Horizon stand out from other open world games. I've been trying to finish this game for like 3 years, and I'd say the biggest reason would be that this game has often made me feel the open world exhaustion more than any other.
Other than that tho, it's a solid experience and competently made. If you like open world games make sure to at least get through the starting area so you can really see where the game really shines with its ranged combat.
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28 Dec 2022
epic story!
fantastic game!!!
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03 Jul 2022
A beautiful game and a great story in which I enjoyed it very much.
I played it on PlayStation 4 and I finish it more than 7 times and also play it on the PC.
I'm waiting for the right time to play the second Horizon Forbidden West.

لعبة جميلة وقصة رائعة استمتعت بها كثيرا.
لعبتها على PlayStation 4 وأنهيتها أكثر من 7 مرات وقمت أيضا بلعبها على البي سي.
أنا في انتظار الوقت المناسب للعب الجزء الثاني .
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21 Jun 2022
super boring
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26 Nov 2021
This review will be updated when I play it properly but I cannot get into this game at all, the way it works and how the mechanics work put me off every time. I sincerely apologise to those who like this game as the reviews and critical success of this game proves how good it is, I just can't get around my own struggle.
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25 Aug 2023
Probably my favorite game I've ever played. Went in expecting nothing and got everything.
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02 Jul 2023
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