Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to the 2017 smash hit Horizon Zero Dawn, directly picking up where that game left off by continuing Aloy’s mission to prevent the spread of dangerous machinery within this post-apocalyptic land. This journey to the eponymous forbidden west will see you meet fearsome new creatures, enemy tribes and many other obstacles, all of which will require a unique skillset will have to overcome.
Guerrilla Games’ follow-up is expected to release on both PS4 and PS5, with the definitive version being thought of as the latter. Horizon Forbidden West will see Aloy traverse through new landscapes including dry deserts, snowy mountains and lush valleys. These areas will be rendered more believably than ever before thanks to the increased power and ray-tracing ability of the PlayStation 5. Similar to Spider-Man: Miles Morales, though, Horizon Forbidden West will also play great on Sony’s last-gen console.
Much like the original, Horizon Forbidden West drops you within an immersive open-world eco-system full of bioorganic flora and mechanical wildlife. This you’ll explore in your search for answers about the mysterious plague infecting these beasts, all as you learn how to better hunt, slay and tame the incredible nature surrounding you. The forbidden west is full of new dangers Aloy will have to account for, but thankfully she’s come prepared.
The original Horizon: Zero Dawn gave us a good first look at what might happen should nature take over the American post-apocalyptic landscape. As the title suggests this time Aloy will be exploring the West, being a new area full of new mysteries to uncover all while trying to understand why Earth first collapsed in the first place. There’s plenty of new to see and do.
Horizon Forbidden West is an open-world Action RPG in the truest sense, which means that the sequel will start with Aloy relatively weak and under skilled. Eventually, though, you’ll acquire and purchase new abilities and weapons that unlock new combat opportunities, until you reach a point where even the fiercest robot creature is no longer a challenge.
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