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.
An epic action RPG adventure.
Discover distant lands, new enemies, rich cultures and striking characters.
Explore the lush forests, sunken cities and towering mountains of a far-future America.
Engage in strategic battles against enormous machines and mounted human enemies by using weapons, gear and traps crafted from salvaged parts.
Uncover the secret behind Earth's imminent collapse and unlock a hidden chapter in the ancient past... one that will change Aloy forever.
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Meet some of the machines in the Forbidden West.
Top tips for getting the very most out of Horizon Forbidden West’s incredible world.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in Aloy’s story and find yourself racing towards the next quest marker. Take time between key events to explore the world around you. Follow your curiosity even if that means scaling a mountain or diving into a sunken ruin.
If you’re looking to get a better vantage point, keep an ear open for the boom of wandering Tallnecks – scale these mighty machines and you’ll be able to harness their powerful radar censors to uncover additional information about the surrounding area.
Not only will you discover great new locations, interesting side stories and new characters, but you’ll also discover Hunting Grounds to hone your skills, and local rumour merchants with secrets and wisdom to impart.
That nifty device Aloy wears isn’t just a fetching adornment. With a quick tap your Focus will highlight useful resources and points of interest to explore, plus it’s also key to understanding the many adversaries that stand between you and your goals.
Take some time to properly scan the machines and enemies of the Forbidden West; doing so will reveal vast amounts of information
You can even tag key parts to help you aim during battle and can even help you upgrade your equipment or fulfil a merchant request! Horizon Forbidden West’s combat is built as much around strategy as it is skill. Being able to anticipate your enemy’s movements, exploit their weakness and use their own weapons and abilities against them can rapidly turn the tide of battle in your favour.
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. The Forbidden West is teeming with potential allies who’ll be willing to do you a good turn if you do them one in return. Engage with locals in towns and cities you visit and find out what they have offer; help those in need or just shoot the breeze to learn more about the local area.
You can also try your luck with the popular board game Machine Strike or hone your combat skills in the many Melee Pits around the world.
Preparation is key. Search for cooks in local settlements who’ll help you prepare tasty meals that provide buffs to your stats, giving the edge against large machines.
There are dozens of weapons to acquire across the Forbidden West, including Spears, Bows, Slings, Shredder Gauntlets, Spike Throwers and more. Each of these has rare and legendary variants to collect and multiple ammo types to craft. Collecting, modifying, and mastering them will not only make you stronger, but may also grant access to new areas.
Offense is only half the battle though: to really thrive, you’ll need a strong defence. Hunt down different armour sets across the world, and recolour and modify them to ensure that no matter what you’re up against, you’re always dressed to kill.
As you progress through the Forbidden West, you’ll be able to unlock new abilities on Aloy’s skill tree. There are six different areas that Aloy can specialize in and you’ll need to focus on which best suits your playstyle.
Invest in Warrior skills to unlock more options in face-to-face combat, in Hunter skills to improve your finesse with weapons and traps, and Infiltration to strengthen your ability in stealth and surprise attacks.
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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.
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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.
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