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July2020

  • Random Insert Coin Clothing's Latest Collection Focuses on PS5 Exclusive Horizon Forbidden West

    Suits you

    Insert Coin Clothing has been around for about 10 years, and in that time it's made countless stylish shirts, hoodies, and accessories all about games. For its latest collection of gear, though, the company has taken inspiration from a game that's not even out yet. The brand has today announced an officially licensed line of apparel based...

  • News Horizon Forbidden West Writer John Gonzalez Exits Guerrilla Games

    Lore master

    Horizon Forbidden West narrative director John Gonzalez has left Guerrilla Games, moving to a new AAA studio in Barcelona where he’ll be tasked with building an original open world with “a new cadre of like-minded, crazy-ambitious devs”. It’s unclear exactly which team he’s joined, though online scuttlebutt points to Smilegate...

  • News Get an Inside Look at the Horizon Zero Dawn Comic Book Sequel

    Available from 5th August

    Horizon Forbidden West might not be launching until 2021 exclusively on PlayStation 5, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to find out what happened following the events of the original game. Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a direct sequel in the form of a comic book, and it'll be available to read both...

  • News Guerrilla Details New Machines in Horizon Forbidden West on PS5

    Developer introduces us to new creatures

    There are many things that make Horizon Zero Dawn special, but one of the most iconic things about the game is its roster of robot creatures. The far future landscape is dominated by machines resembling dinosaurs and other animal life, and this juxtaposes with the beautiful environment you explore as Aloy...

  • News Horizon Zero Dawn Rockets Straight to the Top of Steam Best-Sellers List

    Aloy joy

    It’s not a huge surprise given the profile of the title, but Horizon Zero Dawn has shot straight to the top of Steam’s best-sellers list following this week’s release date announcement. In case you missed it, the title will launch on PC from 7th August – and it’ll also be available on the Epic Game Store if you prefer to do your...

  • News Unravel Horizon Zero Dawn's Mysteries from 7th August on PC

    Could the improvements make their way to PS5?

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn will point its bow-and-arrow at both Steam and the Epic Game Store from 7th August, publisher Sony has announced in what is shaping up to be a bold new move from the platform holder. This is the first major first-party title that the Japanese giant has pledged...

June2020

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  • Gallery Upcoming Horizon: Zero Dawn Comic Book Gets Multiple Covers

    And they're all great

    While we all wait patiently for the inevitable Horizon Zero Dawn 2 on PlayStation 5, Aloy's adventures are set to continue in comic book form. Announced earlier this year, Titan Comics is set to publish the brand new story this summer, starting on 5th August with the first issue. We've seen the cover of the comic already, but...

  • News Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Targeting 'Industry-Benchmark Graphics' on PS5

    Don't doubt it

    As far as we’re concerned, The Last of Us: Part II looks better than any of the next-gen games announced thus far. And while great graphics don’t always make for a great experience, they’re unquestionably one of the biggest selling-points of new systems. It may be down to Guerrilla Games to showcase exactly what PlayStation 5 is...

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  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Turns Three Years Old Today

    That's not all

    Do you want to know who Horizon: Zero Dawn's Aloy shares a birthday with? Alongside musician Jake Bugg and some YouTuber named Ruby Mancuso, the PlayStation 4 exclusive celebrates its anniversary alongside Push Square's own Stephen Tailby. Happy birthday, Stephen! We're sure he's out somewhere doing something nice, but for now, let's...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Listed for PC on Amazon France

    Published by Sony

    Update: The listing on Amazon France for a PC version of Horizon: Zero Dawn has now been removed. Interesting. Original story: Adding much more weight to the speculation that Horizon: Zero Dawn is heading to PC at some point this year, online retailer Amazon France has listed the current PlayStation 4 exclusive for a release on...

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  • News Celebrate Horizon: Zero Dawn's Anniversary with Free Theme, Avatars

    Ava look

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is a year old, and in addition to some truly sublime sales figures, Guerrilla Games is celebrating with some free goodies for fans. Available tomorrow from the PlayStation Store, the Dutch developer has prepared a Dynamic Theme for the PlayStation 4, featuring some of the best Photo Mode snaps shared by the community...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Sells a Stunning 7.6 Million Units

    Guerrilla Games' RPG blows up big time

    Wow! We already knew Guerrilla Games’ sci-fi role-playing release Horizon: Zero Dawn was a big success, but not to this extent. Sony has announced on the title’s one year anniversary that it’s sold 7.6 million units since its launch in 2017, making it the most successful “new first-party franchise” on...

December2017

  • Game of the Year 2017 #3 - Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Thunderjaw dropping

    It still seems crazy to think that the studio responsible for the Killzone series, a PlayStation mainstay for well over a decade, would make such a creative leap. From a dingy first-person shooter series of fluctuating quality to a vast, vibrant open world RPG, rarely do we see studios of Guerrilla’s size and reputation stray...

  • News Hideo Kojima Cameos in Horizon: Zero Dawn's Complete Edition Trailer

    That was unexpected

    Here’s a trailer for Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Complete Edition, which is out this week and includes the recently released Frozen Wilds expansion pack. And oh look, here’s Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima telling us it’s “truly impressive” in Japanese. And here’s Siobhan Reddy from Media Molecule dropping swears that...

November2017

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Leads the Way with Five Nominations at The Game Awards

    Aloy time

    The Game Awards has just announced its list of nominees for the upcoming show on 7th December, and Horizon: Zero Dawn has come out on top with five nominations. Aloy's adventure is nominated in the following categories: Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, and Best Action/Adventure Game. Elsewhere,...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Gets an All-New Action Figure

    But it’s only available in the US and Canada

    Are you an avid Horizon: Zero Dawn collector looking for more ways to fill-out your shelf space? If so, then you may be interested in a new figurine recently announced by PlayStation last night.  The new figure features a stunning sculpture of none other than the heroine herself Aloy, and is...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's The Frozen Wilds Adds 21 Trophies

    Bling

    Horizon: Zero Dawn’s first (and last?) expansion pack The Frozen Wilds launches next week, and Guerrilla Games has released the Trophy list ahead of the DLC’s arrival. There are actually a whopping 21 new trinkets to collect here, and they’re split into two sets: Quests and Feats. Essentially, your objective is to complete everything in...

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  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Patch 1.30 Adds New Game Plus, Bonus Trophies

    Incorporates face paint options and Focus customisation

    Guerrilla Games’ post-release Horizon: Zero Dawn support has been nothing short of sensational, and despite first expansion Frozen Wilds being the focus of the Dutch developer’s attention right now, the studio’s still found time to patch some oft-requested features into the main game. If...

June2017

May2017

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Developer Recruiting Quest Designers

    Ahoy, Aloy

    Horizon: Zero Dawn may be one of the best games of the year, but the work never ends at Dutch developer Guerrilla Games. While many studios experience a cooling off period in the aftermath of a big product launch, instead the first-party is currently recruiting quest designers to work on its future projects. We know that production is

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Snaps Up New Photo Mode Features

    Map filter also being incorporated

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is easily one of the most beautiful games on the PlayStation 4, and capturing that beauty with the title's Photo Mode is a big part of the fun. Guerrilla Games has recognised that, and with the open world role-playing release's next patch, it'll be adding in a ton of new features to help improve...

April2017

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Patch 1.13 Cleans Up Remaining Complaints

    Background music support incorporated

    One thing that's perhaps gone unmentioned with regards to Horizon: Zero Dawn is just how polished the experience was at launch. We reviewed the game using unpatched pre-release code – a rarity these days – and we didn't encounter any bugs, glitches, or meaningful gripes. When you consider that the open world...

  • News Hour-Long Dutch Documentary Explores the Making of Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Watch it now

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has obviously been a big deal for PlayStation, but it's perhaps easy to overlook just how important the release is for Holland as well. Guerrilla Games is far and away the largest studio in the Netherlands, and not only does the PlayStation 4 exclusive's critical and commercial success reflect well on the company, but...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 Will Likely Have Way, Way More Machines

    And will enhance your bond with Aloy

    Guerrilla Games seems pretty open that more Horizon: Zero Dawn is on the way, and while it sounds like an expansion pack is in the works, it's also been chatting with Game Informer about a full-blown sequel. Firstly, narrative director John Gonzalez hinted that we can expect the bond between players and...

March2017

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Aloy Looks Incredible in Hama Beads

    Beaded brilliance

    Remember that gorgeous side-scrolling Horizon: Zero Dawn demake that we posted about a few days ago? Well, now hama bead extraordinaire Dan Silver has transformed it into a glorious work of pixel art hobbycraft. Incredible, right? This isn't the first piece of pixel art that Dan's brought to life using beads, and you can check out...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Still Looks Amazing in Pixel Art

    Focus on this

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is hands-down one of the best looking video games ever released, but what if it opted for an almost Game Boy Advance-esque aesthetic? That's what this mock-up by Japanese artist Toyaken21 aims to illustrate – and it's got us drooling over some kind of side-scroller starring Aloy as a result. What do you reckon?...

  • News Guerrilla Already Hard at Work on Expansion to Horizon's Story

    No rest for the wicked

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold incredibly well, becoming Sony's biggest new IP launch of the PlayStation 4 generation and Guerrilla Games' largest ever debut. But buried inside the celebratory press release is this little tidbit from managing director Hermen Hulst: "We're thrilled that Horizon: Zero Dawn has been embraced by...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Been a Huge Commercial Hit for Sony

    Guerrilla's biggest ever debut sells 2.6 million copies in two weeks

    You're looking at the birth of a massive new PlayStation franchise here: Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold 2.6 million units in the two weeks since its release. Those numbers represent copies of the game in consumers' hands, rather than shipped to stores. It makes the game Sony's...

  • Push Share Photographing the Post-Apocalypse in Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Say cheese

    Push Share's been on hiatus for well over a year, but we simply had to bring it back for Horizon: Zero Dawn. We've been so hooked on photographing Guerrilla Games' gorgeous open world adventure that we've pulled together some of our best pictures for your viewing pleasure. Sammy Barker, Editor: Graham Banas, Reviewer: John...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Accused of Cultural Appropriation

    Guerrilla's latest criticised

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most progressive games that we've played in some time. We're not going to fawn over it for that reason alone – it also happens to be a brilliant adventure built around some incredibly compelling fiction – but its representation of genders, sexuality, and race is second to none as far...

  • News The Love Between The Witcher 3 and Horizon: Zero Dawn Continues

    Guerrilla Games releases its own artwork

    Awww, isn't this just lovely? As reported yesterday, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red congratulated Guerrilla Games over Twitter, following the successful launch of Horizon: Zero Dawn. The Polish studio posted a rather nice drawing of Geralt and Aloy high-fiving each other, and now, the Dutch...

  • Soapbox Why We Need Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC

    Sammy reckons Guerrilla's RPG is ripe for expansion

    Well, this is awkward, isn't it? As gaming enthusiasts we collectively rail on companies for Season Passes and day one downloadable content – and rightly so. But if you'll indulge me for just a few minutes, I'm going to be a complete and utter hypocrite, because I kinda want Horizon: Zero Dawn...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's Stunning Soundtrack Can Now Be Streamed on Spotify

    A storm is coming

    Most of you already know that Horizon: Zero Dawn's a real looker, but it also sounds sensational, too. From the opening bars of Joris de Man's haunting main theme through to the glitch-rock that plays during combat, there's a lot of variety to the title's music – but it all seems to stitch together seamlessly. And now you can...

  • Guide Horizon: Zero Dawn Tips and Tricks All Beginner Hunters Should Know

    Hints to help you get started

    After plenty of build-up, Horizon: Zero Dawn finally releases on the PlayStation 4 this week – and we've put together six tips and tricks that you need to know before you get started with the game. These are spoiler-free suggestions that should help you to get off to the best possible start; recommendations that we...

  • News PlayStation Congratulates Nintendo on Zelda Success

    Claims it's an "amazing time for gaming"

    In the latest edition of advertising disguised as a pat on the back, PlayStation UK has publicly congratulated Nintendo on the success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game, which has frankly set a Metacritic benchmark which will never be beaten in this editor's opinion, received a raft of...

  • News The Witcher 3 Developer Congratulates Horizon: Zero Dawn with Heartwarming Artwork

    High five

    As far as we're concerned, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Horizon: Zero Dawn are two of the best open world titles on the market. Both of them offer settings that are just begging to be explored and are dripping with detail - the kind of virtual worlds that suck you in and refuse to spit you back out. Both games have rightfully been praised...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Has One Helluva Training Montage

    Rocky Bal-brilliant

    We can pinpoint the exact moment we fell in love with Horizon: Zero Dawn: the training montage. The game very quickly goes all The Hunger Games on your ass, and you're rewarded with this brilliant cut-scene as Aloy readies herself for The Proving – a kind of coming of age event that's celebrated annually in Nora lore. If you...

  • Talking Point Are You Enjoying Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4?

    Totally Oseram

    Even we're willing to admit that the build-up to Horizon: Zero Dawn has been intense. Sony sent us some branded biscuits today to celebrate the launch – that's a sign of how hard it's promoting the PlayStation 4 exclusive game. We're not going to lie, they were pretty tasty, too – but we digress. The release's now readily...

  • Site News Follow Our Horizon: Zero Dawn Hub Page

    Everything in one place

    Hooked on Horizon: Zero Dawn? Want to get all of our updates on the game in one place? Well, we've just created a hub page for Guerrilla Games' role-playing franchise that will keep you abreast of all of the developments in the fledgling series. You can find the page through here; simply click 'Follow' and it will be added to...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Bundles Drop Below £200 in the UK

    Cheap as chips

    Sony's landing some haymakers right now in the UK. In addition to some incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn advertising – it's even on freakin' buses here – the platform holder has also worked with retailers to reduce the price of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Up until recently, you could get the console alongside Guerrilla Games'...

  • Guide Everything You Need to Know About Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Every question answered

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is comfortably the biggest PlayStation 4 launch of the year so far, and it's arguably the most important new intellectual property that the platform holder's created since The Last of Us. Naturally, we've put together tons of content to help ease you into the role-playing game – and we've included answers...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Cost a Reported €45 Million to Make

    That seems kinda cheap these days

    Development budgets have soared so much over the past decade or so that we're sitting here surprised at the price tag that's been placed on Horizon: Zero Dawn's head. A report in a Dutch national newspaper claims that the PlayStation 4 exclusive cost over €45 million (~$47 million) to make, and while the exact...

February2017

  • 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 counterpart,...

  • 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 open...

  • 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...

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