Tuesday17th May 2022
Rough and ready
Ah, the PS1 – also known as the GreyStation, for those of you who read Nintendo Official Magazine in the 90s. Sony’s system helped pioneer the transition from beautiful 2D sprites on the Super Nintendo to rudimentary clusters of polygons – many of the games have aged atrociously, but they’ll forever be in our hearts. With...
Thursday5th May 2022
Many more fixes
Yet another Horizon Forbidden West patch is available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4, bringing the game up to version 1.13. Much like prior updates, it focuses on fixing glitches and issues related to main quests and optional side content as well as the UI. Elsewhere, there's been a pass on the audio with more improvements and tweaks...
Wednesday20th Apr 2022
Focuses on fixing glitches
Another week, another Horizon Forbidden West update. Patch 1.12 is available to download now on both PlayStation 5 and PS4, weighing in at exactly 895.7MB. This one focuses very heavily on fixing glitches and getting rid of bugs, so if you've encountered one during your playthrough, there's a decent chance it'll be gone...
Wednesday6th Apr 2022
Blimey, Guerrilla Games is really powering through these patch numbers. Just a few days after deploying the last update for Horizon Forbidden West, the Dutch studio has issued another one, bringing the game up to version 1.11. Weighing in at 1.133GB, it's explained this patch is actually versions 1.10 and 1.11 both at once. As such, the...
Monday4th Apr 2022
Skip the animation
100 per cent completion fixes and performance boosts headlined last week's update for Horizon Forbidden West, which is fairly understandable. However, it means the best thing about patch 1.09 isn't getting the praise it really deserves. In fact, the change wasn't even mentioned in the patch notes! If you dive into the game's opt
Saturday2nd Apr 2022
Comparison videos are incredibly popular, showcasing the differences between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S games – among others. Oftentimes, you’ll need to know what you’re looking for: a few pixels here and there, the odd difference in texture detail or framerate (represented, of course, by an on-screen graph). But this is the...
Wednesday30th Mar 2022
100% completion issues fixed
Guerrilla Games is continuing to roll out the Horizon Forbidden West updates thick and fast, with patch 1.09 available to download now. Weighing in at exactly 1.028GB, it makes further fixes to both main and side quests, world activities, and performance and stability. Most notably, it should now be possible to achieve...
Wednesday16th Mar 2022
Fixes main quests, side content, and more
The updates just keep on coming for Horizon Forbidden West as Guerilla Games deploys patch 1.08, fixing many main quests, side activities, graphical issues, and performance flaws. The download weighs in at 677.9MB on PlayStation 5, so it won't be too long until you're back up and running in-game again. And...
Monday28th Feb 2022
Why not both?
History has a way of repeating itself, and just like Horizon Zero Dawn in 2017, the discourse surrounding Horizon Forbidden West has been destroyed by the arrival of an alternative open world game. Twitter is awash with the repetition of an increasingly tedious gag: apparently gamers can’t wait for the third instalment in Guerrilla...
Sunday27th Feb 2022
It's been a week or so since Horizon Forbidden West released on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Aloy's sophomore adventure has already proven to be a very popular release — both with critics and PlayStation fans. But if you had to give it a review score, how would you rate it? We gave it a 9/10 in our Horizon Forbidden West PS5...
Another Aloy adventure?
There’s a strong chance you’ve barely scratched the surface of Horizon Forbidden West, but even if you’ve barely made it out of The Daunt, you may be interested to learn that DLC expansions could be on the way. A video published by VSC Rating Board, the “statutory body which rates video games in the UK”, mentions...
Friday25th Feb 2022
Almost 50 per cent in the UK
Horizon Forbidden West got off to a strong start in the UK, but its sales were down slightly compared to Horizon Zero Dawn. Of course, it’s important to remember that those initial sales only reflected physical copies, and the industry is increasingly shifting towards digital – even when it comes to story-based,...
Monday21st Feb 2022
Guerrilla working to resolve HDR, shimmering, and pop-in problems
Horizon Forbidden West looks incredible on both the PlayStation 5 and (perhaps, surprisingly) PS4, but it’s not flawless: its presentation does have a few issues, including HDR hiccups, shimmering, and pop-in. The good news is that developer Guerrilla Games is on the case, and
Sunday20th Feb 2022
And this, dear readers, is why companies are so cunningly ambiguous! Early physical sales data for Horizon Forbidden West has arrived in the UK, and with it comes confirmation that “almost a third of sales” were on the PlayStation 4. That means roughly 70 per cent of people paid
It wouldn’t be a major video game release without gamers exhibiting embarrassing behaviour. Horizon Forbidden West has been quietly racking up disproportionately negative reviews on Metacritic overnight, and while it’s still holding a steady overall user score, the string of 0/10s are obviously beginning to look disingenuous...
Saturday19th Feb 2022
You know it
It’s becoming a bit of a PlayStation Studios tradition, isn’t it? Ever since the first few Sony first-party GIFs went viral, virtually every team has been trying to get in on the fun. Guerrilla is the latest to give it a go, with a set of memes featuring characters from Horizon Forbidden West. For example, here’s one of Aloy:...
Friday18th Feb 2022
Journey to the West
The time has finally come for Aloy's second open world outing. Horizon Forbidden West is out now on both PlayStation 5 and PS4, and although we have a sneaking suspicion that the game will be incredibly popular with you lot, we still want to know whether you're grabbing a copy. Of course, we heartily recommend this one. In our...
Restart your game
A visual issue in Horizon Forbidden West causing shimmering has been addressed and resolved. Guerrilla Games has released a hotfix for its acclaimed role-playing game, which you can download and install now. All you need to do is restart the title a couple of times to grab the update and apply it. The Dutch developer explained on...
You may not have heard, but Horizon Forbidden West is out now on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The highly anticipated sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games has been working on this ambitious open world title for years — and now the developer's ready to celebrate the game's release alongside its fellow...
Putting all the pieces together
While Horizon Zero Dawn was a wonderful debut entry from Guerrilla Games — a studio that was entering all-new territory with an open world action RPG — it did have its flaws. Built up towns were one of them; they looked cool from a distance, but had little to do once you got inside. Horizon Forbidden West goes to...
"We are very aware of the disadvantages of crunching"
Horizon Forbidden West is out now, and we absolutely love it. The game – which we awarded a 9/10 in our Horizon Forbidden West PS5 review – was originally scheduled to release towards the tail-end of last year, but was pushed back ever so slightly into February. That, according to game...
Thursday17th Feb 2022
Performance improvements and more
Sony has pushed a Horizon Forbidden West patch, which prepares the Guerrilla Games opus for launch. Weighing in at around 500MB on the PlayStation 5 and PS4, update 1.40 includes a number of key improvements to overall performance and stability. The full patch notes, as scraped from Sony’s servers by PlayStation...
Wednesday16th Feb 2022
There's a Tremortusk in Leeds
Horizon Forbidden West is out in two days time, and Sony wants the uninformed to know about it. The company's UK division has this morning begun posting shots of various advertising boards across the UK with Aloy plastered across them. She's joined by a Slitherfang in Glasgow, accompanies a Tremortusk in Leeds, and...
Tuesday15th Feb 2022
And get a closer look with the official trailer
Update: Sony's given us a proper look at the Horizon Forbidden West LEGO set with an official trailer embedded above. Looks wonderful, doesn't it? Stock can be hard to come by, but here are the links you need to secure one for yourself: <products id="18564,18565,18784"> Original Story...
Play for our planet
In collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, Sony will plant a tree in three deforested areas across the US every time a specific Trophy in Horizon Forbidden West is unlocked. It's called the Play and Plant program, and will help the reforestation efforts at the Douglas County Forest in Wisconsin, the Sheep Fire Pr
Monday14th Feb 2022
It's riddled with spoilers
Horizon Forbidden West releases this week, and you can read our full review through here. Of course, it’s common for a game’s Trophy list to appear on Sony’s servers prior to release, but we’d recommend you take extreme care before browsing it. While story-related Trophies are “hidden” by default on the...
30fps mode recommended on PS5
You've seen the overwhelming amount of praise Horizon Forbidden West has been treated to in this morning's reviews, so now the attention turns to how the PlayStation 5, PS4 game runs on the two consoles. Digital Foundry is, as always, the master in this field. It has today posted its findings covering both systems in a...
Friday11th Feb 2022
Rise above ruin
Regular readers will know that we're not huge fans of CG trailers — but as far as we're concerned, they're A-okay when the title in question has already given us so many gameplay demonstrations to gawk at. And that's the case with this cinematic trailer for Horizon Forbidden West. Clocking in at a cool minute, it's a pretty short...
Horizon Zero Dawn has been a colossal success for Sony and PlayStation. When the PS4 exclusive launched back in 2017, many questioned developer Guerrilla Games' decision to move away from the Killzone franchise — but it was a move that certainly paid off. Aloy's adventure has now topped 20 million sales across PS4 and PC. It's...
Red head redemption
You may have noticed, but Sony has a lot riding on Horizon Forbidden West. The company has clearly invested exorbitant sums of money into the PlayStation 5 and PS4 exclusive, and so the marketing machine is absolutely chugging right. Case in point: Aloy just got her very own Twitter emoji, which we suppose is becoming fairly...