Earth is ours no more Earth is ours no more

In an era where Machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species, a young hunter named Aloy embarks on a journey to discover her destiny.

 
 
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Horizon Zero Dawn™

  • PS4
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Action / Role-Playing Game
  • Publisher: SCEE
  • Developer: Guerrilla
     
     

    A distant future

    The next era of mankind

    In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.

    • Players

      1 Players

    • Remote Play

      Remote Play

    • 1080p

      1080p

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      Vibration Function

    • PS4 Pro Enhanced

      PS4 Pro Enhanced

    "One of the best open-world games of this generation... superb - 9/10" GameSpot
    "One of PS4’s greatest games - 9.5/10" PSU
    "Essential for PlayStation owners - 5 stars" The Independent
    "This game is damn near perfect, and you’re going to absolutely love it - 9.5/10" GodisaGeek
    "Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and PS4 Pro" Eurogamer.net
     
     

    Continue Aloy’s journey

    The Frozen Wilds

    Expand the vibrant, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon Zero Dawn with this stunning new downloadable add-on, which gives you a brand new area with its own compelling storyline, adventures and side activities to enjoy… and survive.

    In The Frozen Wilds, Aloy travels to the borderlands of the survivalist Banuk tribe to investigate a mysterious new Machine threat. Only by enduring the harsh landscape and earning the respect of the Banuk, will Aloy gain the allies, abilities and knowledge she needs to uncover a secret from the past – and stop a threat to the future…

     
     

    A new PlayStation icon

    Play as Aloy, a young hunter on a quest to discover her destiny among the remnants of the ancient past.  Shunned by her own tribe since birth, Aloy has learned to harness her agility, cunning, and deadly aim to hunt the Machines, defend against rival tribes, and survive in the unforgiving wilds.

     
     

    A lost history

    Mysteries of the Old Ones

    Journey through a world filled with strange artefacts and crumbling ruins to unlock its deepest mysteries. How did the Machines come to dominate this world, and what happened to the civilization that came before? The answers may determine Aloy’s fate – and that of humanity itself.

     
     

    Against overwhelming odds

    Engage in a deep, rewarding role-playing experience that involves highly varied tactical combat. Fuse primitive gear with advanced technology to craft devices that turn predators to prey. Develop unique strategies to take down different Machines, and hack trapped specimens to do your bidding.

     
     
     
     

    A dynamic world

    Cutting edge open world technology

    Explore a vibrant landscape rich with the beauty of nature. Travel through stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization, all brought together in a world that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.

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    Expand your horizons

    Explore the wonder of a Machine ruled world with a PlayStation Plus friend, thanks to Share Play and just one copy of the game.

     
     

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    Horizon Zero Dawn tips

    Become a better Machine hunter with these pointers from Guerrilla Games. 

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    Focus is useful to identify Machines, inspect their components and keep track of their patrol paths, but be wary of the disadvantages. “Because Aloy’s movements and actions are limited while using Focus, the tall grass is useful to stay out of sight,” says Director Mathijs de Jonge. “Then hit specific components you’ve marked on targeted Machines to deal a lot of damage, especially when tackling the more dangerous ones.”

    It’s rare you’ll survive an out and out battle during the early stages of the game, where even a couple of Watchers can quickly overwhelm you. So it’s vital to exploit traps to hinder an enemy’s movement or reduce its health, especially when you’re tracking a Machine’s path.

    “Tying a big enemy down for a long period of time using something like the Rope Caster is really useful,” explains Combat Designer Troy Mashburn. “You can come back to them after you deal with other enemies – or even have the Machine tear off its own parts as it tries to get free.”

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    Taking advantage of a Machine’s elemental vulnerabilities could be the difference between life and death, so use your Focus to find out what works and equip yourself appropriately to deal maximum damage.

    It’s also worth making sure you’re aware of the elements those particular Machines can dish out in their attacks, too – this can make a potentially tricky battle become easier. “Crafting potions, especially ones that can give you elemental resistances, can be a huge help, as it can cut down the amount of damage you’ll take in those conflicts,” says Lead Narrative Designer John Gonzales. 

    Most Machines are equipped with special weapon components that can be torn off with a few well-placed Tearblast arrows – which means you can turn the tide of a battle. “You’re never going to one-shot a Thunderjaw,” warns Lead Narrative Designer John Gonzales. “But if you blow off its disc launcher, stealth around its attacks and turn its own weapon against it, then that can be a massive help.” 

     
     

    If you’re struggling against too many Machines, overriding a few to fight on your behalf can ramp up your chances of survival. If you don’t want to get too close, firing Corruption Arrows can cause enough chaos for you to sit back and watch the battle, before moving in to pick off the survivors.

    Agility and mobility are Aloy’s greatest assets, and there’s no stamina bar to limit you from sprinting or dodging as much as you like. Her dodge roll is particularly vital for evading Machine attacks, so always remain ready to use it, before springing a counter attack. 

    Pay particular attention to Aloy’s head movements and dialogue, as they’ll help you when exploring. Her head will often move in the direction of something of interest (usually a resource you can collect), while her dialogue will sometimes let you know when an enemy has spotted you or called off its pursuit. 

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    If you accidentally alert powerful Machines to your presence or feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew in a fight, turn tail. “In Horizon, ‘retreat’ does not indicate failure,” says Lead Quest Designer, David Ford. “It’s part of playing tactically, so it’s okay to run out of sight and hide.

    “Most enemies will keep looking for you where they last saw you, so reassess your situation and re-engage when you’ve worked out how you want to take them down.” 

    “Venture off the beaten path,” encourages Lead Narrative Designer John Gonzales. “There are lots of different details like the text logs from the ancient world which are pieces of the puzzle you’re fitting together of the wider story.”

    “If you’re really diligent with your exploration, you’ll find a hidden outfit with protective properties early on in the game,” reveals Lead Quest Designer, David Ford. “You won’t get the items required to unlock it until later on, but if you do enough exploring and collecting you’ll find the keys you need to open the door to that particular piece of clothing.”

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    See through Aloy’s eyes

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    Hunt down exclusive merchandise

    Visit the PlayStation Gear hunting grounds to find a wide range of official Horizon Zero Dawn merchandise – including exclusive t-shirts you won’t find anywhere else.

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