PS4 Horizon Zero Dawn

Last updated date: August 28, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

PS4 Horizon Zero Dawn

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Overall Take

"Horizon Zero Dawn" provides a great imaginative world of futuristic, robotic creatures and interesting weaponry. In the battle of good versus evil, this game will keep players on their toes, as strange creatures emerge. You will not want to stop exploring in this fantasy world. In our analysis of 112 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Horizon Zero Dawn placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
2,987 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Stunning open world imploring you to explore
- Games Radar
February 20, 2017 | Full review
There’s a brilliant, beautifully balletic balance to it all that combines to give the impression of controlling the perfect hunter. Aloy’s ability to craft stacks of ammunition mid-fight is a potentially fiction-breaking conceit that is not only a necessity during long battles but also feels right in practice.
- The Guardian
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
- Polygon
February 20, 2017 | Full review
Most importantly, the game's primarily bow-and-arrow-based combat, about which I had been quite skeptical, turns out to be reliably thrilling.
- The Verge
December 14, 2017 | Full review
Couple all of that with a compelling story led by an engaging lead protagonist and you have a brilliant game, an absolute must-buy for all PS4 owners.
- Trusted Reviews
February 2, 2018 | Full review
Horizon Zero Dawn is a stunningly beautiful game. The world is immensely detailed with lush vegetation, roaring streams, rainfall, snowstorms and a blazing sun.
- Hardcore Gamer
February 20, 2017 | Full review
Horizon’s interlocking combat systems shine once you learn how to prepare for encounters.
- Kotaku
February 28, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Jumping and melee attacks are a tad slow
- Games Radar
February 20, 2017 | Full review
One thing is certain in this game – you’ll spend an awful lot of time foraging to survive, harvesting ridge wood to craft arrows, gathering medicinal embers to brew healing salves, and searching for the various leaves and roots required to concoct offensive weapons, not to mention collecting the various protective potions aligned to the game’s elemental status ailments: fire, ice, electricity and corruption.
- The Guardian
The only times I got frustrated were when I stubbornly stuck to one tactic with a harder enemy instead of varying my techniques.
- Polygon
February 20, 2017 | Full review
Elements of Horizon did frustrate me. The game has too many varieties of bows and arrows that do basically the same thing, making it tough to figure out which to use in any given encounter. And the need to regularly replenish the resources needed to craft ammunition can feel like a grind — particularly in later levels, when taking down a beast can require many dozens of shots.
- The Verge
December 14, 2017 | Full review
what is annoying is a problem Guerilla carries over from Killzone: the lack of clear damage indication during fights. When Aloy is hit, it’s very hard to tell how close she is to death in the heat of battle.
- Trusted Reviews
February 2, 2018 | Full review
There’s only really one problem with Horizon’s gameplay: the platforming. Much like Uncharted, Horizonmakes it clear where Aloy can jump and climb and where she can’t. Unlike Uncharted, however, platforming is mostly automated, but not accurate.
- Hardcore Gamer
February 20, 2017 | Full review
Poor facial animations
- Kotaku
February 28, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Horizon Zero Dawn is an exhilarating action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 System, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation's venerated Killzone franchise. Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.

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An Overview On Playstation Games

PlayStation games are constantly evolving, drawing larger crowds and critics with each new product. How do you know which one is going to be the best? Let’s take a look at some of the best components of PlayStation, and then hear what the consumers have to say.

Sony is the developer and producer of Playstation, a video gaming console. The original was born in 1994, Playstation 2 arrived in 2000 and Playstation 3 hit the shelves in 2006. The appeal of the original was a faster, clearer and visually-enhanced experience. With the second version, the progression of processing power was greatly advanced, and the model offered USB ports, as well as a modem that gave players access to online gaming. PS3 was a result of competition with Xbox and Wii, and it certainly stepped up the game. With a cell processor, ethernet port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, extra storage and web browser among other features, PS3 was ready for online gaming at its best. The latest model, Playstation 4, tops them all with access to a personal network account, tournaments and communities, live streaming, share play features and a social group chat area.

Each progression has brought countless games to consumers. Consumers will find old favorites that have been revised and enhanced for PlayStation 4. The old games have been updated with better graphics and more features for players. “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” is one such game. “Assassin’s Creed” has been around for quite a while and has engrossed countless players with beautiful scenery that imitates the ancient Greek countryside. Players will feel completely immersed with outstanding graphics and reactionary worlds within the game. Find the best of old and new in this fan-favorite.

For an action-packed gaming experience, there are few choices that consumers recommend. “Marvel’s Spider-Man” offers an out-of-this-world, superhero game. Although the superheroes feel a bit worn out, this game brings a refreshing model of interaction that truly captivates the player. Another edge-of-your-seat game is “Red Dead Redemption 2.” This game is set in the country-western style of America. Cowboys battle over land and property in epic saloon gunfights and stand-offs. These two will give you the action battles you want from a good console game.

If you are crazy about post-apocalyptic worlds and their imagined creatures, then “Horizon Zero Dawn” is the game for you. With robotic animals and creative weapons, you’ll find yourself transported to another world in this captivating game of good versus evil.

Don’t limit yourself to just one genre, give them all a try. When friends come over for a fun game night, you’ll have options for everyone’s taste, and you are sure to enjoy all these top picks.

DWYM Fun Fact

Sony’s PlayStation can be found in the majority of homes. With 80% of homes owning a console, you are sure to find a friend to game with. In addition, 9.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold in the United States alone and 40 million throughout the world. It’s no wonder it is so popular — the PlayStation 4 games are consistently on the best-selling list year after year. One game that has attracted countless players is the ‘Star Wars: Battlefront” and even has more players than Xbox One and Windows PCs. It is obviously at the top of its game with enhanced graphics and countless players.

The Playstation Game Buying Guide

  • Give your PlayStation 4 gaming time a fun mashup of games to choose from. Keeping a variety of games in different genres really keeps you on your toes with all the different techniques and features that make the PlayStation 4 enjoyable.
  • Find reviews on the games you are thinking about buying. These reviews are your best way to find first-hand experienced users that can help you decide whether the game is for you or not.
  • You don’t have to spend a fortune to find a good PlayStation 4 game. They are reasonably priced and will bring you hours of enjoyment.
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