Story and Gameplay

Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy’s journey. Equipped with a bow, resourcefulness, and curiosity, she navigates through improved combat, deeper customization, and exciting underwater exploration. Discover breathtaking new areas beneath the water. The strategic combat system requires clever use of weapons and traps against robotic creatures and hostile tribes.

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Stunning Graphics

The graphics are spectacular. Horizon Forbidden West offers dynamic weather systems and various beautiful landscapes. From sun-kissed deserts to haunting underwater ruins, each frame enhances immersion, letting you live in its vivid world.

Compelling Narrative

The story is compelling, with Aloy unraveling new mysteries and forming alliances. Characters are well-rounded, adding depth to the storytelling. However, some side quests feel repetitive, occasionally breaking the flow.

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For Completionists

Completionists will find endless treasures. Collectibles tell hidden stories, and side missions lead to unique gear and abilities. The climbing mechanic opens up vertical exploration, rewarding thorough and persistent players.

Minor Drawbacks

Despite its grandeur, the game has some faults. Inventory management can be cumbersome, pulling you out of the immersive experience. Occasionally, enemy AI behavior becomes predictable, slightly diminishing the excitement in combat.

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Horizon Forbidden West is a robust sequel that builds on everything great from its predecessor. It offers a mesmerizing world filled with mysteries and mechanical marvels, driven by a compelling story. Though it has a few rough edges, the sheer volume of content and the joy of discovery make these minor issues.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

An essential play for any completionist or anyone who enjoys a richly woven tapestry of adventure and discovery.

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Beginner’s Tip

Gaming Tip: Take your time exploring. The world rewards patience and curiosity. Thorough exploration and planning your battles will enhance your experience.

If you haven’t played Horizon Zero Dawn, consider starting there to fully appreciate the storyline and character evolution in Forbidden West. Enjoy the journey!

Want to check it out yourself? Click here to see it on Steam.