Horizon Zero Dawn is the first IP developed by Guerrilla Games since 2004, and it is also their first action role playing game. Judging from the amazing footage I have shown so far, the lush post-apocalyptic world of Horizon Zero Dawn is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
I’ve been a huge fan of Guerrilla Games, best known for the Killzone series of games on PlayStation, for quite some time. When concept art claiming to be from Guerrilla Games surfaced online featuring robotic dinosaurs in snowy and woodland environments a few years ago, it put a big grin on my face. E3 2015’s official confirmation of Guerrilla Games’ secret game, Horizon Zero Dawn, was the icing on the cake.
Dynamic open-world gameplay
Horizon Zero Dawn allows you to take control of Aloy, a hunter and archer, who must survive a post-apocalyptic world ruled by robotic creatures. With a dynamic day-night cycle and weather system, the sense of realism in Horizon Zero Dawn is unbelievable. The best part about Horizon Zero Dawn’s dynamic gameplay is that there are absolutely no load times, giving you a seamless experience.
Advanced crafting techniques
Along with dynamic open-world gameplay, Horizon Zero Dawn features a rich crafting system. The robotic creatures, known as “Machines”, have components that can be harvested; these are vital to your survival. Components such as electricity and metal are some of the most useful resources, and the ability to fuse primitive gear with advanced technology has potential to be one of the greatest aspects of the game.
What good would weapons be if we couldn’t use them right? Horizon Zero Dawn has a variety of ways to take out your enemies. You can shoot arrows, set traps like tripwires, use explosives, ambush your nearby enemy by hiding in the bush, and take out your enemy with good old fashioned melee combat. With the Override Tool you can “hack” the Machines and turn them into travelling companions or makeshift vehicles.
Gorgeous graphics and PlayStation 4 Pro support
Plain and simple, Horizon Zero Dawn looks absolutely gorgeous. This game has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the extra processing power that the PlayStation 4 Pro offers. Complete with 4K and HDR support, the level of detail is amazing.
Even if you don’t have a PlayStation 4 Pro, Horizon Zero Dawn is impressive. In fact, the Horizon Dawn Zero footage that we have been drooling over for the past two E3’s was running on standard PlayStation 4 hardware. Unbelievable!