Horizon Zero Dawn is an exhilarating new action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation® 4 System, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation’s venerated Killzone franchise.
Human evolution has, over time, regressed to a tribal hunter-gatherer existence, surviving amongst towering forests, imposing mountain ranges and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization – while the savage machines have become all-powerful.
You are Aloy, a skilled hunter who relies on speed, cunning and agility to stay alive and protect her tribe against the strength, size and raw power of the machines. Against overwhelming odds, you must embark on a compelling, emotional journey to uncover the secrets of a forgotten civilization, the ancient artifacts they left behind, and to learn more about the advanced technologies that will determine the fate of the planet – and of human life itself.
The game is set in a future 1000 years from the present, in which human civilization has long abandoned Earth due to the world being dominated by robotic creatures, which have since become the strongest creatures in the world.
The component of these creatures, such as electricity and the metal they are composed of, are vital to Aloy’s survival, and she can loot these creatures’ corpses to find these useful resources. The game’s role-playing elements is said to be between that of Assassin’s Creed and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Players can use a variety of ways to kill enemies, such as setting traps like tripwires, shooting enemies with arrows, utilizing explosive and mele combat. Silent take downs are also available. Players can also craft new items by collecting materials and machines parts found in the world.
The game also features an open world, which can be explored by players when they are not completing missions. A dynamic day-night cycle and weather system will be featured, and Guerrilla Games have also stated that the game will feature no loading screens.
Official site: horizon zero dawn
Developer: guerrilla games