Zero Dawn

Video Game - 2017 | PlayStation 4 version.
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An action role playing game with a hunter exploring a vibrant and lush world full of mechanized creatures.
Audience: ESRB rating: T (teen) Alcohol reference, blood, mild language, mild sexual themes, tobacco reference, violence.
Publisher: San Mateo, CA : Sony Interactive Entertainment America, [2017]
Edition: PlayStation 4 version.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: Video Game PS4 Horiz
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray Disc : sound, colour ; 12 cm
video file,PlayStation 4
Additional Contributors: Guerrilla Games (Firm)


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Horizon Zero Dawn continues the trend of creating an immersive and expansive open world experience. It's only real fault was that it came out the same year as Breath of the Wild, which overshadowed and crushed every other game in 2017, so it really didn't get the recognition it deserved.

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Jun 19, 2018

In Horizon Zero Dawn Players take on the role of Aloy, a skilled huntress and warrior who joins the Nora tribe which is quickly attacked by a group of exiles known as the eclipse. Aloy must journey across the land in order to stop the eclipse from taking over. Horizon Zero Dawn is exactly what the open world genre of gaming needed. Horizon Zero Dawn puts its players in the unique setting of primitive humans against robotic dinosaurs. Horizon delivers what so many gamers have been asking for, since open world games like fallout and skyrim have taken center stage. A good story, amazing visuals, a large open world with plenty of interaction, tons of player choice, and gameplay that is challenging and well progressed. Too many open world games released today feel uncomplete, or as though they are missing a few key aspects. Horizon Zero Dawn hits all the right targets with brilliant execution. @Bruins2022 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 08, 2018

Stunning-looking game; interesting gameplay loop, you can choose to be stealthy or go all out (if you have the reflexes for it).

Story is interesting, although the ending is a bit of cliffhanger.

Game does not include the Frozen Wilds DLC.

Nov 28, 2017

Pretty disappointed with this game. I felt it is directed more towards children or teens. Yes, the graphics are beautiful but the mechanized beasts seemed pretty dumb. The story line of the outcasts seems a little cliche. Wanted to like this game but gave it up after 30 minutes due to boredom. If you want a much better more mature, gritty and moving, realistic game try Far Cry Primal.

Oct 24, 2017

Does this include the extended "Frozen wilds" as well? I'm guessing not...but wanted to know

forbesrachel Aug 11, 2017

Absolutely fantastic game!! Probably within my top 5 of all time. Loved how the themes of legacy and heritage drove the story line. Never grew bored of the game's mechanics. Explored every inch of this stunning world, seeking out all its secrets, and taking plenty of photos with the game's unusually robust photo mode. I could just go on and on about things like the little details, the machine designs, the sounds, the music, the diversity among the npcs... Finally, Aloy was just a really great character. She's determined, driven, curious, compassionate, and a survivor; I loved getting to know her better. Guerilla Games is worthy of the highest praise, few companies achieve such a level of mastery on a new IP.

Jun 05, 2017

Most importantly - a great story. Really cool take on a world that was taken over by robots and the human civilizations that re-emerge. The hero of the story is incidentally trying to understand what happened. Very good.

Graphics are really good, the gameplay is fluid and smooth, and it's a typical open-world game - liberate camps from bandits, get side achievements from hunts, ride around on different animal-style machines.

Highly recommended.

Mar 28, 2017

I'll be totally honest here in saying I really can't stand games like this one. Horizon Zero Dawn is basically an open world Tomb Raider, down to the different arrows and environment design. I'll admit at least this game has color but for me there's just no substance. I'd put this game in the same category as games like Tomb Raider, Uncharted, and The Last of Us. Games that are so focused on looking pretty, showing off set pieces, and telling a deep brooding story that they forget that they're games. If you like games like that then you'll have a good time here I just didn't have fun with it at all.

Donovan01 Jan 31, 2017

A fantastic first entry, to what I hope, becomes a larger series. The landscape is diverse and stunning to see in 4K

The design of the machines and the depth of story put into the world in general is so detailed that it never stops being engaging. One of the few games I've 100% completed in my two decades of gaming and I'm still left wanting more.

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Apr 01, 2017

WassabiPringle thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Mar 28, 2017

Sprokacola263 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Oct 11, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing video game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4 and released in early 2017. The plot revolves around Aloy, a hunter and archer living in a world overrun by robots.


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