Horizon Zero Dawn

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.

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.

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Release Date:

02/28/2017

Genre: Action / RPG Open World
Developer:

Guerrilla Games

Publisher:

Sony Interactive Entertainment

  • Alcohol and Tobacco Reference
  • Blood
  • Mild Language
  • Mild Sexual Themes
  • Violence

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Earth is Ours No More

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.

"A beautiful world"
- 9.3 IGN

Earth is Ours No More

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.

Explore A Lush, Verdant Earth

A Fully Realized Open World

As you travel through the world of Horizon Zero Dawn you will discover different ecotopes, tribal settlements and machine types – as well as the towering ruins of a forgotten era. Can you unlock the mysteries that link them together and discover the fate that befell mankind?

Varied Ecotopes

From the frozen mountain ranges of the north to the hot, dense jungles of the south, the world of Horizon Zero Dawn offers a wide variety of different geographies and ecotopes.

Changing Weather Systems

During your travels you will experience a full day/night cycle and dynamic weather conditions, ranging from sunny days to ominous rainstorms. Adapt your tactics accordingly!

Buried Secrets of the Past

Traces of a lost civilization linger throughout of the world of Horizon Zero Dawn. Discover overgrown ruins and buried secrets that have lain undisturbed for generations.

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 Masterpiece"
- 4.5/5 Nerdist

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 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.

Meet the Machines

The world of Horizon Zero Dawn is inhabited by machines of all shapes and sizes. Terrifyingly alien yet strikingly familiar, these mysterious automatons combine mechanical strength with organic features and an animalistic ferocity. Below are some of the machines you will encounter:

Thunderjaw
Snapmaw
Stormbird
Behemoth

Action Packed Combat

Horizon Zero Dawn offers a thrilling combat system that allows you to survive against overwhelming odds. Use stealth and agility to outsmart your opponents; then lay traps to catch them off-guard. Finally, use modifiable weapons to move in and bring down your quarry.

"Complex and Thrilling Combat"
- 9/10 GameSpot

Action Packed Combat

Horizon Zero Dawn offers a thrilling combat system that allows you to survive against overwhelming odds. Use stealth and agility to outsmart your opponents; then lay traps to catch them off-guard. Finally, use modifiable weapons to move in and bring down your quarry.

Weaponcraft

Wield Exotic Weapons

In Horizon Zero Dawn, primitive materials are combined with high-tech components to produce highly effective hunting weapons. Take down machines many times your size by making smart use of your arsenal of modifiable weapons, including the Hunter Bow, the Sling and the Ropecaster.

Hunter Bow

The Hunter Bow is a lightweight, low-powered bow capable of firing regular arrows, fire arrows and hardpoint arrows. It is particularly effective against unarmored humans and animals.

Ropecaster

The Ropecaster is ideal for temporarily slowing down or immobilizing targets. The arrow on one end of the rope is fired at the target, while the arrow on the other end is fired into the ground.

Stealth Takedowns

Enemies like this Watcher act as sentries and a warning system to other machines nearby. By avoiding their gaze and sneaking up, Aloy can deliver a lethal, (mostly) silent takedown. Dispatching enemies this way prevents the larger group from realizing the hunters have just become the hunted.

Aloy: A New PlayStation Icon

For Horizon Zero Dawn’s heroine, Guerrilla has created a fully realized character every bit as strong and versatile as she is relatable. As the behind-the-scenes video below reveals, her design went through numerous iterations before crystallizing into the Aloy found in the game.

"Something Really Special"
- 5/5 Giant Bomb

Aloy: A New PlayStation Icon

For Horizon Zero Dawn’s heroine, Guerrilla has created a fully realized character every bit as strong and versatile as she is relatable. As the behind-the-scenes video below reveals, her design went through numerous iterations before crystallizing into the Aloy found in the game.

Discover Your Destiny

An Outcast Looking to Belong

You will 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.

Over 100 E3 Awards and Nominations

Winner of over 100 E3 awards and nominations, Horizon Zero Dawn has captured the imagination of fans and critics with a unique blend of open-world role-playing and combat elements set in a distant post- apocalyptic future.

Over 100 E3 Awards and Nominations

Winner of over 100 E3 awards and nominations, Horizon Zero Dawn has captured the imagination of fans and critics with a unique blend of open-world role-playing and combat elements set in a distant post-apocalyptic future.

"Something really special"

5/5 Giant Bomb

"A glorious game"

10/10 PlayStation Lifestyle

"a beautiful world"

9.3 IGN

"a truly captivating experience"

9/10 GameSpot

"gorgeously crafted world"

9.5/10 Polygon

"supremely satisfied"

8.75/10 Game Informer

"A masterpiece"

4.5/5 Nerdist

"a modern classic"

9.5/10 PlayStation Universe

"brilliantly balanced"

9/10 GamesRadar+

"stunningly beautiful"

4.5/5 Hardcore Gamer
Creating the world of Horizon Zero Dawn

Go Behind the Scenes

Learn more about the challenges involved with bringing the world of Horizon Zero Dawn to life! In these exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, Guerrilla’s developers reveal more about the creation process for Horizon Zero Dawn, as well as its main character.

From Corridors to Mountains

In order to create Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla had to transition from specializing in first-person shooter development to creating a brand-new open world action RPG.

Preparing for Horizon Zero Dawn

Before Guerrilla could fully realize its vision for Horizon Zero Dawn, the studio had to recruit new talent for a variety of specialized positions first.

Creating a PlayStation Icon

A PlayStation icon isn’t designed overnight. For Aloy, Guerrilla went to great lengths to create a strong, versatile and relatable character.

Add to Aloy’s quest for understanding with a 48-page digital art book and valuable inventory boosts as you start your journey.

Digital Deluxe Edition Includes:

Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Game

'The Art Horizon Zero Dawn' Digital Art Book

"Carja Storm Ranger Outfit" By Gentle 48 Page Art Book

Exclusive PS4 Theme

Carja Storm Ranger Outfit & Carja Mighty Bow

Banuk Trailblazer Outfit & Banuk Culling Bow

Banuk Traveller Pack Carja Trader Pack Nora Keeper Pack Nora Machine Trapper Pack

The Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition gives you the complete game experience with game-enhancing outfits, weapons and resource packs to develop your abilities and equipment.

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Collector's Edition Includes:

9" Aloy Statue
By Gentle Giant

Steelbook Case Including
By Gentle, Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Game

"The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn"
By Gentle, 48 Page Art Book

Exclusive
PS4 Theme

Carja Storm Ranger Outfit & Carja Mighty Bow

Banuk Trailblazer Outfit & Banuk Culling Bow

Banuk Traveller Pack
Carja Trader Pack
Nora Keeper Pack
Nora Machine Trapper Pack