Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world, 3rd person shooter. The game was released on the 28th February 2017 and is exclusive to the PS4 system. The game was developed by Guerrilla Games, a studio that is known for their famous FPS series that is Killzone, another PlayStation exclusive series. In Horizon: Zero Dawn, you take control of a hunter in a dystopian Earth, where the machines have risen up and taking over the land, where the world is now filled to the brim with dangerous, robotic dinosaurs.
Download Horizon: Zero Dawn
You can download the game from PlayStation Store, you should know that there is also a downloadable content for Horizon: Zero Dawn called The Frozen Wilds.
The Game Review
The story in Horizon: Zero Dawn focuses on a young woman named Aloy, a girl that was cast out from her tribe and initially wants nothing more than to prove her worth once she comes of age to be a member of that tribe once more. As the story moves on, things start to take a turn for the worse and it forces Aloy to figure out what is going on in the world while keeping herself safe from the myriad of dangerous and robotic dinosaurs that now roam the land.
When it comes to the gameplay, it comes across as a mixture of the Uncharted series and the Assassin’s Creed series, all rolled into one. Aloy can easily climb many of the structures and environments in the game with ease, just like many of the Assassin’s Creed titles. Even though Aloy only really has access to a bow and arrow, the shooting in the game is both fast and satisfying, without being too difficult for the average gamer to get to grips with.
A lot of the gameplay in this game revolves around the player searching around the landscape, completing missions for NPC’s, hunting robotic dinosaurs, and even crafting a myriad of different resources, such as traps and the like to help the player combat any dinos that come their way. With each mission the player completes, the closer they get to learning about the mystery of the world, which is one of the best reasons to keep on playing, just to see what else the game has to hide from the player.
As mentioned previously, some of the best comparisons for this game would have to be third-person shooters, such as Uncharted, and for the climbing and open-world nature of the game, it’s blatantly obvious that it takes inspiration from the Assassin’s Creed games. While it might seem like an odd combination, both of the games manage to work well in conjunction with one another and make for a unique and fun experience for anyone that’s played the game.
Fans of either open-world games or fascinating and unique stories, they are going to find a lot to love with this game. Robotic dinosaurs should be enough of a reason to play the game in the first place, but both the gameplay and the story are more than strong enough to carry the game all the way from start to finish, without having to worry about it getting stale at any point – something that not many games can say.