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  • News Finally You Can Listen to Horizon: Zero Dawn's Main Theme

    Put it on loop

    Horizon: Zero Dawn's main theme – created by Killzone composer Joris de Man – is so good that we found ourselves re-watching the title's reveal trailer on loop just to listen to it. But now, with the game just hours away, one YouTuber's captured the tune in its entirety and uploaded it to the Internet for you to listen to. It's...

  • News This Custom Horizon: Zero Dawn Controller Is Worthy of Worship

    Glory to All-Mother

    The ever industrious DualShock 4 maker Vulpe Andrei is back with another brilliant custom controller, this time inspired by PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn. As with all of the imaginative modder's designs, this one is bursting with detail. It's got beads and feathers attached to the front and sides reflecting the...

  • Weirdness Here's How Horizon's Ruins Could Look in the UK

    Life's looking bleak after Brexit

    We won't spoil which city, but Horizon: Zero Dawn is obviously set in the United States. Sony's marketing machine is in overdrive right now, though, so it's commissioned a series of PhotoShops showing how the game's apocalypse could affect some of the UK's most famous cities. The images span this author's neck of...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn Can Be Downloaded Now

    Pre-loading begins

    Assuming that you pre-ordered from the PlayStation Store, you can begin downloading Horizon: Zero Dawn in North America right now. The game, which weighs in at almost 50GB, is available for pre-load – though due to the later release date in Europe, you'll need to wait a little longer to pull the files down in the Old World...

  • Poll Are You Buying Horizon: Zero Dawn?

    Brave new world

    The reviews are out, the scores are in, and the launch trailer is here; it's almost time to get your sweaty hands on Horizon: Zero Dawn - or is it? Guerrilla Games' open world epic is out next week on PlayStation 4, and it's safe to say that there's a lot of excitement in the air. As such, we're here once again to ask you lot what...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Hunts Down a Fantastic Launch Trailer

    Bullseye

    Launch trailers have one job: to get viewers hyped up for an incoming release. Horizon: Zero Dawn hits the market next week on PlayStation 4, so naturally, Sony's pumped out a video to remind us of that fact - and gosh darn is it a good one. Now, we already know Horizon's a great game - we've reviewed it after all - but there's a definite...

  • News This Horizon: Zero Dawn Time Lapse Is Pure Eye Candy

    Phwoar

    For our money, Horizon: Zero Dawn is up there with the best looking games ever made. And y'know what, we're including PC software in that; sure pricey graphics cards can technically do more, but Guerrilla Games' opus is specifically coded to squeeze every last drop of juice out of the PlayStation 4 and, of course, its 4K-capable...

  • News Of Course There's a Death Stranding Easter Egg in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Ludens lives

    We didn't see this one coming, did you? That's a… Y'know, spot of sarcasm there in case you didn't detect it. As you should already know, Guerrilla Games and Kojima Productions have partnered on the Decima Engine which powers Horizon: Zero Dawn, so unsurprisingly there's an Easter egg for Hideo Kojima's next game buried among the...

  • Soapbox Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Me Even More Hyped for Death Stranding

    Mads world

    Do you remember last year when Metal Gear man Hideo Kojima toured the world with PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny searching for an engine to run Death Stranding on? The auteur's voyage spanned America and Europe, stopping at every single one of Sony's first-party studios, including Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, and Media Molecule. But...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Open World Doesn't Suffer a Single Loading Screen

    Take a load off

    The Horizon: Zero Dawn marketing machine just won't stop squeezing out trailers, will it? Sony's latest effort is a shorter clip that quickly goes over the making of the game's open world, with developer Guerrilla Games stating that you won't encounter a single loading screen during your travels. We asked Sammy - who recently...

  • News Amazon UK's Selling a Horizon: Zero Dawn Steelbook Without the Game

    WTF?

    Collector's Editions without the game included do happen but are rare. However, we've never seen a steelbook be sold without a Blu-ray inside. One of the top sellers on Amazon UK right now, though, is a Horizon: Zero Dawn case without the role-playing release included. It's selling for £11.99, and while it's clearly marked, we can't help b

  • News Analyst Believes Horizon: Zero Dawn Could Sell Eight Million Copies

    Brave new world

    Sony's clearly hoping Horizon: Zero Dawn becomes a hit, but how much of a success is still up for debate. A report from SuperData seems particularly bullish about the open world adventure's chances, with CEO Joost van Dreunen predicting that the new intellectual property could sell six million units this year alone – before rising...

  • Soapbox Photo Mode Is a Big Part of Horizon: Zero Dawn's Fun

    Paparazzi

    Oh God, that headline's going to read like a red rag to trolls, isn't it? If you're here to derail the comments, then get that snark out of your system and check back for the rest of the article. Horizon: Zero Dawn is an amazing game, but there is a portion of the experience that's not really been mentioned yet: Photo Mode. Let me be...

  • Round Up Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Reviews Reveal Sony's Next Big Thing

    Guerrilla goodness

    The jury was very much still out on Horizon: Zero Dawn until just a few days ago, but Guerrilla Games' open world role-playing release looks poised to become Sony's next big franchise. Reviews have been generally very positive, with only a couple of outliers raining on protagonist Aloy's robo-dino parade. GamesIndustry.biz have...

  • Video Raise Your Bow at Six Minutes of Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Gameplay

    Quench your thirst

    Horizon: Zero Dawn, then – what a brilliant debut! We have a joke at the office about releases being 'Sammy Games™', which usually means they're a bit girly and have a strange vibe. Going into it, this author didn't expect Guerrilla's latest and greatest to be one of those, but it absolutely is. It pulls together ideas from...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Hunts Down 2 New Gameplay Trailers

    On the horizon

    With Horizon: Zero Dawn quickly approaching its anticipated release date, Sony's really kicking its marketing machine into gear. Its latest push sees not one, but two new gameplay trailers hit the 'net: the first gives us a quick look at protagonist Aloy, while the second shows off the title's crazy looking combat, complete with...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Day One Patch Is Just 250MB

    Teensy tiny

    In an age of multi-gigabyte launch day patches, Horizon: Zero Dawn is bucking the trend: Guerrilla Games has announced that the role-playing release will have a day one update of just 250MB. Details pertaining to what the update will include remain underwraps for the time being, but it's likely to be your usual roster of bug fixes and...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Will Boot Up with a Surprisingly Small Day One Patch

    Big dinos, little updates

    We're so used to seeing big open world games get lumbered with large day one updates that we just assumed Horizon: Zero Dawn would find itself in the same situation - but it looks like that won't be the case. Posting on Twitter, developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed that the upcoming exclusive will indeed have a patch...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Impressive Weather System Was Once Much More Dangerous

    Death from above

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is an impressive game, both on a technical and visual level - but there are times when detail potentially gets in the way of fun gameplay, and that's apparently what happened with the title's dynamic storms. Speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine, Guerrilla Games' Mathijs de Jonge reveals that random...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's TV Commercial Spotlights PS4 Pro

    Will run on TV, online, and in cinemas

    What madness is this? Sony's actually going to advertise the PlayStation 4 Pro on television and in cinemas, with its big Horizon: Zero Dawn commercial spotlighting the supercharged system. This commercial will run all month across Europe, and will presumably air during the many Champions League matches that...

  • News Sony: Horizon's Aloy Is a PlayStation Icon of the Future

    Girl power

    Sony's made no secret of the fact that it sees Horizon: Zero Dawn as one of its next tentpole franchises, and at the heart of that is Aloy, the red-headed huntress who serves as both the game's protagonist and its focal point. The platform holder has talked candidly about the heroine in the past, revealing that it can be risky to go with...

  • News Here Are More of Horizon: Zero Dawn's Ridiculously Detailed Robots

    Another look at the mechnagerie

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is back with another two trailers to further flaunt the games impressive robotic inhabitants. Following up on yesterday's showcase, we're getting a look at the bulky Behemoth and the dangerous Stormbird. The Behemoth is able to use gravity to its advantage, lifting boulders from the earth and...

  • News The Level of Detail on Horizon: Zero Dawn's Robot Dinosaurs Is Incredible

    Mech it count

    It's been said a million times before, but Horizon: Zero Dawn is a visual marvel. Its world looks so lush and vibrant, but it's the level of detail that probably impresses us most. More specifically, we've always been blown away by the designs of the game's robot dinosaurs. Admittedly, it does seem like a difficult concept to screw...

  • Live Watch Horizon: Zero Dawn in Action on PS4

    Guerrilla gameplay stream underway

    Dutch dev Guerrilla Games is currently streaming live Horizon: Zero Dawn gameplay, which has naturally caused us to panic and throw together this article. The studio's promising new footage, and last week, it teased on social media that it may be trying to tackle powerful enemies with a low-level Aloy. It should...

  • News Sony to Back PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn Hard

    Platform holder betting big

    In case the abundance of merchandise didn't already give things away, Sony's banking on Horizon: Zero Dawn being the next big thing. And just to reinforce that point, PlayStation UK boss Warren Light has stated in an interview with Games Industry.biz that the platform holder's "backing" the brand new intellectual property...

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  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4 Has Walking Towers

    Because of course it does

    No open world game is complete without towers for you to climb, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is no different. Guerrilla Games' gorgeous role-playing release will see you clambering up dino-bots in order to reach a vantage point, which will unlock points of interest on the map. Yeah. Look, at least these lookout points are...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Screens Reveal the Prettiest Game You'll Ever See

    'Allo Aloy

    Guerrilla Games have always been technical wizards, but Horizon: Zero Dawn sees the Dutch studio at its Godly best. Gematsu's happened upon a new batch of screenshots from the release, and they look like concept art brought to life. Surely this is one of the finest looking titles ever made? Are you eagerly anticipating Aloy's...

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  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn's Getting Ready for E3 2016

    Earth is ours no more

    Following its Push Square Game of the Show award last year, Horizon: Zero Dawn was always likely to be one of Sony's big E3 2016 highlights – and it looks like the platform holder's getting the hype flowing a little earlier this year. Guerrilla Games tweeted out a photograph of downtown Los Angeles today, which has been...

  • News Sony Says PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Still Releasing in 2016

    Contrary to recent rumours

    We've had doubts for some time with regards to Horizon: Zero Dawn's supposed 2016 release window - and for good reason, as far as we're concerned. We've seen very little of the title since it was officially announced last year, and it's clear that it's an incredibly ambitious project - but Sony still insists that...

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