Horizon Forbidden West

Sony Interactive Entertainment
PS5
PS4
Released 18/02/2022
  • Offline play enabled
  • 1 player
Game overview

Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats.

Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.

The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.

It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.

Horizon Forbidden West key features

An epic action RPG adventure.

Brave an expansive open world

Discover distant lands, new enemies, rich cultures and striking characters.

A majestic frontier

Explore the lush forests, sunken cities and towering mountains of a far-future America.

Confront new dangers

Engage in strategic battles against enormous machines and mounted human enemies by using weapons, gear and traps crafted from salvaged parts.

Unravel startling mysteries

Uncover the secret behind Earth's imminent collapse and unlock a hidden chapter in the ancient past... one that will change Aloy forever.

Why you should play Horizon Forbidden West

"The follow-up to Guerrilla’s break-out sci-fiction hit Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West expands upon nearly every facet of the original’s winning formula, delivering a spectacular open-world adventure that marries breathtaking visuals, a high-concept narrative, and intense, varied combat.

Brought to life with an eclectic cast of characters and outstanding technical artistry, Horizon Forbidden West shows the power of the gaming medium to deliver outstanding entertainment, emotive storytelling and compelling artistic vision."

- PlayStation.com Editorial Team

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Editions

Standard Edition

PS4
  • Horizon Forbidden West™ (PS4™)
  • Digital upgrade to PS5 version

Standard Edition

PS4PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West™ PS5 & PS4

Digital Deluxe Edition

PS4PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West™ PS4 & PS5
  • Digital soundtrack + art book
  • Digital comic book
  • Two Carja Behemoth Elite items
  • Two Nora Thunder Elite items
  • Machine Strike piece
  • In-game resources pack
  • Extras in Photo Mode

Horizon Forbidden West Digital Deluxe Edition

Downloadable content
  • Full game for PS4 and PS5
  • Sunhawk digital comic book
  • Nora Thunder Elite outfit and sling
  • Carja Behemoth Elite outfit and short bow
  • Nora Legacy outfit and spear (with pre-order)

Photo mode unlocks (special pose and face paint)

Photo mode unlocks (special pose and face paint)

Apex Clawstrider strike piece

Apex Clawstrider strike piece

In-game resource pack

In-game resource pack

Digital soundtrack

Digital artbook

PlayStation 5™ features

PlayStation 5™ features

  • Fast loading: Fast-travel across the map and get back into the game almost instantly with the PS5 console’s ultra high-speed SSD and fast load times.
  • Stunning visuals: Experience the vast world of Horizon Forbidden West in stunning 4K and HDR.* From mountain tops to small sprigs of leaves, everything is realized to incredible detail at an enormous scale. Targeting 60fps, Performance Mode further enhances smoothness of movement, animations and controls.
  • Haptic feedback: Get closer to each fight Aloy takes on with the DualSense™ wireless controller’s haptic feedback. Feel the sensation of blades of grass you brush past when making a stealth approach, melee swipes you make against machines and armoured humans, and the directional impact from enemy attacks when you attempt to evade.
  • Adaptive triggers: Enjoy a new level of immersion when you interact with different objects using the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers. Feel the tension in the string of your bow, the pull of your new grappling tool and the resistance of the triggers on heavy tribal and mechanical weapons.
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech on compatible headphones: Listen to the landscapes of Horizon Forbidden West come to life around you with the PS5 console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech. Hear vegetation rustle in the wind, birds flying overhead and large mechanical machines swimming in the water below as you explore environments teeming with wildlife and machines.

*4K resolution gameplay requires a compatible 4K TV or display.

Machines of Horizon Forbidden West

Meet some of the machines in the Forbidden West.

Clamberjaw

Fierce, fast and agile, the Clamberjaw uses its claws and tail to salvage scrap. It clings to walls with ease and possesses a range of abilities that debilitate opponents.

Tremortusk

Part combat-class machine, part lumbering fortress, the formidable Tremortusk charges into battle with nigh-indestructible armour and an array of hidden weapons. 

Shellsnapper

The amphibious Shellsnapper can dig itself in and lie dormant for days or even weeks, allowing its impenetrable shell to become covered by the surrounding foliage.

Sunwing

Fast and nimble flyers, Sunwings are acquisition-class machines that use their photovoltaic wings to store energy. On bright days they can be seen hovering high in the air to catch as much sun as possible.

Burrower

The Burrower is a recon machine that emits a high-pitched sound to alert allies and stun enemies. It can tunnel underground and resurface in unexpected locations.

Clawstrider

The Clawstrider is a fast and agile combat machine and can be mounted to cross the Forbidden West at top speed.

Slitherfang

An enormous, fast combat machine that can lash out from long range. Once the Slitherfang assumes a coiled stance, it has access to its full arsenal as its rotating body parts snap into place.

Bristleback

Despite their classification as herd-based acquisition machines, Bristlebacks aren’t skittish; instead of fleeing they become highly aggressive when threatened, using their tusks to great effect.

Latest news for Horizon Forbidden West

The most up-to-date details about Horizon Forbidden West from PlayStation Blog.*

Meet the tribes of Horizon Forbidden West

Take a closer look at the tribes of Horizon Forbidden West, including the Utaru and Tenakth.

The new machines of Horizon Forbidden West

A closer look at Horizon Forbidden West’s new Slitherfang, Rollerback, and Sunwing Machines

How to outsmart your enemies in Horizon Forbidden West

What threats await Aloy, and how can you prepare yourself in the best way possible? Guerrilla talks all things combat.

How Guerrilla Games created an authentic world in Horizon Forbidden West

The team at Guerrilla tell all about creating a world filled with adventure, culture, and opportunity.

(Re)building the awe-inspiring machines of Horizon Forbidden West

Guerrilla reveals new details around the increased lethality of the metal beasts roaming its post-apocalyptic landscape (and how to survive them).

How to master Aloy's new abilities in Horizon Forbidden West

Guerrilla discusses everything to do with traversing and surviving as Aloy in the second entry of its developer blog series.

*PlayStation Blog is available in English only.

Horizon Forbidden West cosplay guides

Explore these detailed cosplay guides so you can embody Aloy in the most authentic way. Download now.

Nora Huntress

The Nora Huntress armor was originally stitched by Teb and accentuated by Aloy's own designs.

Utaru Harvester

The Utaru Harvester armor uses a variety of natural materials found near Utaru territory.

Sylens

Sylens is a wandering scholar, sage and warrior, his past is a series of whispers, mis-directions, and enigmas – all of which he encourages.

Varl

Varl is a warrior from the Nora tribe, and is one of Aloy's returning and most caring companions in Horizon Forbidden West.

Horizon Forbidden West papercraft guides

Create your own papercraft models of the Clawstrider and Sunwing machines with these free templates.

Horizon Forbidden West official soundtrack

A pensive mixture of guttural timbres, melancholy strings and soaring vocals, the soundtrack for Guerrilla’s Horizon franchise – much like the games themselves – marries disparate themes and ideas to build a unique audio landscape. 

The full soundtrack is now available on your choice of streaming platforms. 

Horizon Forbidden West FAQs

Horizon Forbidden West FAQs

Aloy will be facing a variety of deadly new machines in the Forbidden West including the armoured Rollerback, the graceful Sunwing, and the acid-spitting Slitherfang, and more. Take a closer look at the machines of the Forbidden West.

The Forbidden West will be an immersive open world, filled with adventure, culture, and opportunity. But it will also be vast and deadly, filled with ancient ruins, awe-inspiring machines, and hidden threats.

The Living World team at Guerrilla worked on aspects of the game that make the world feel authentic and alive: the tribes, the settlements, and the people within them.

Yes. Building upon the foundation of Horizon Zero Dawn, Aloy will have a number of new ways to move through the world like high vault traversal mechanics, the ability to free climb, and swimming underwater which opens up new aspects of exploration.

Weapons and outfits are also even more potent than before, and new tools like the Pullcaster and Shieldwing make her more agile during both exploration and the inevitable battles she’ll be fighting in the West.

Horizon Forbidden West videos and screenshots

Horizon Forbidden West wallpapers

Download wallpapers for desktop and mobile.

Discover the Horizon universe

Browse the full range of Horizon games in the series and learn more about Aloy's story on the official Horizon franchise hub.

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Platform:
PS4, PS5
Release:
18/2/2022
Publisher:
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Genre:
Action
Voice:
Arabic, English, French (France), German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish
Screen Languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French (France), German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Thai, Turkish
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