Sony’s PS5 event on June 11 revealed the sequel to 2017’s critically acclaimed RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn will release on PlayStation 5. Horizon: Forbidden West will continue Aloy’s story as she travels to new lands, encounters vicious new machines, and investigates some kind of plague threatening the post-apocalyptic world. If you never picked up Horizon: Zero Dawn back at launch–it released just days before the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild, leading some to overlook it–now’s a great time to snag a copy and catch up on the story.
As part of PlayStation’s Days of Play sale, Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Complete Edition is on sale for 50% off at multiple retailers including Amazon, down to $10 from its usual $20. This is the best version of the game to buy as it gets you the base game along with its excellent Frozen Wilds expansion, which follows Aloy to a brand-new area with a new storyline, new gear and weapons, and even deadlier machines. The Complete Edition also gets you several in-game bonus outfits and item packs as a digital artbook.
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Horizon: Zero Dawn
Of course, Horizon: Zero Dawn is also coming to Steam sometime this summer, if you’d prefer to play on PC over PS4. Steam has the Complete Edition of the game available to add to your wishlist, but its price on Steam hasn’t been revealed. You can bet on it costing more than $20, however–our guess is Horizon will sell for at least $40 on Steam, based on the price of comparable games. However, depending on your PC’s specs, it’s sure to look stunning if you opt to play it that way.
Our Horizon: Zero Dawn review scored the game a 9/10, with editor Peter Brown praising its thrilling and complex combat, imaginative enemy designs, and impactful character development. “This is the first departure from the Killzone series for developer Guerrilla Games, and though you might think the team took a risk by stepping out of its FPS comfort zone to create a third-person open-world action game, you’d never know it was their first rodeo,” he wrote.
“For every minor imperfection, there’s an element of greatness that recharges your desire to keep fighting and exploring Zero Dawn’s beautiful and perilous world. Guerrilla Games has delivered one of the best open-world games of this generation, and redefined its team’s reputation in the process.”