Horizon Zero Dawn or “Horizon” is set in a post apocalyptic future whereby earth is virtually unrecognizable. The vast landscape is filled with robotic animals, which resembles everything from horses to dinosaurs. Humans have been reduced to the Stone Age whereby, they once again defend themselves with spears and bows. And there are plenty of hidden “old” structures, which are forbidden to the humans.
Horizon from the onset gets it right to pique your curiosity as to how the world regressed to this state. And raises questions about how earth has reached this state. With animals being replaced by robots and technology being completely disregarded. These mysteries kept me glued to the game for hours.
Game play reminded me very much of games such as The Witcher III (one of my all time favorite which I have played twice, must be why the Netflix series does not interest me very much as the game is so much better) and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (for instance the ability to turn enemies into allies). The game also has plenty of missions (like The Witcher III) which rarely felt like boring back and forth fetch quests (looking at you Assassin’s Creed).
Recently, it has been announced that a Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will be released, date still to be confirmed. I will be waiting with great anticipation for the new game and I am curious to see which of the first game’s characters will join the next adventure.