Sony seems to have a knack for retaining users, and it appears to be the same for Guerrilla's latest, Horizon Forbidden West. The game has been out for nearly three weeks at this point, and in that time, it seems a dedicated percentage of players have stormed through to its ending.
Using Trophy data, we can see that, at the time of writing, 12.9 per cent of players have completed the story in Forbidden West on PlayStation 5. The statistic is almost identical on the PS4 version, with the Trophy for reaching the end sitting at 12.4 per cent. For a game of this size and scope, that seems like a pretty good pace, and these figures will likely trend upwards as sales slow down and more people work through the core quests.
Obviously, this doesn't represent all players, only those who have synchronised their Trophies online. We'd wager that most users are doing this, though — it seems like a good barometer for how things are going.
Some more Horizon Trophy stats while we're here. Just 2.4 per cent of players have obtained the Platinum so far. 9 per cent have reached the level cap of 50, and 85.2 per cent have reached the Daunt — the game's initial open area — meaning 14.8 per cent are still hanging out in the very first mission of the game. Must be something to do with Bearded Varl.
Anyway, we thought this was all pretty interesting. How far through the game are you? No matter how much progress you've made, our Horizon Forbidden West guide will have something to offer. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
It's only been out about 30 seconds and had two major releases immediately after. I think this question is better asked a few months down the line.
Yeahhh, made it to Plainsong. That’s all I can say 😂
Got the platinum on PS5 and loved every second of it
What about PC players?
@nessisonett You've chosen a nice place to settle down at least!
Just met the Tenakth, taking my sweet time.
I have every intention of platinuming the f**k outta this wonderful game.
@Quintumply It’s dishy for sure!
@nessisonett Haha, very good.
I'm almost there, think I've only got 1 main quest left (or it certainly feels that way!). I'm about 55 hours in, so I really hope it wraps up soon 😂
I haven't yet. Damn you GG and your really good side quests
I'm hoping to finish it tonight so I'll bump that number up a bit.
I am currently 32 hours in and I still haven't even made it out of the area right as you cross into the West and I am in NO rush either.
First open world game where I'm not using fast travel. It's great just wondering from place to place and so many great diversions.
Edit: 50+ hours in 33% on my way to get the second of 3 important items.
40hrs+ still don't think I've gotten anywhere. The side quests in HFW seem really important as you're liable to miss a lot, like face paints or special weapons. Plus Elden Ring won't let you go when you jump into that world too and what.a.world it is...
@MightyDemon82 and I'm not even fast traveling in both games.
I’m 37 hours in and somewhere around 48% I believe. It’ll probably take me another 2-3 weeks for me to finish. Definitely going for the platinum too. Game is HUGE
Yeah I'm taking my SWEET TIME enjoying this world. I'm already over leveled for story missions but I'm really enjoying exploring. I will eventually platinum is like I did HZD.
Btw I'm about 38hrs in and 15% complete
This was a really fun game to platinum but I wish there were more trophies focused on finding hidden Easter eggs in the world like Ghost of Tsushima and Spider-Man tbh. Also, THANK YOU Guerrilla for not forcing me to complete machine strike (which I'm terrible at) and those awful races for the platinum.
Still not one of them after almost 90 hours!
I will Plat it eventually, but elden ring and Gt7 came around.
I instantly dropped it after Elden Ring came out. I did intend to play both simultaneously, however, Elden Ring has turned out so well, it didn't stand a chance for me. I'm not dissing the game, it's fine, but fine can wait.
I’ve been working on the side quests and such for platinuming the game, great story so far though. I’m only about at the part where you have 3 main quests to choose from, got one of them done, but now I’m working on any side content until I have none left. I think I have one cauldron left and two tallnecks. Besides having to do the two melee pits to get to The Enduring.
Rolled very long credits and bagged the platinum last night
@RBMango only done 1 race so far but loved it and my Aloy will be ultimate machine strike champion one day. 😂
@TheArt I'll probably buy ER later on get it cheaper and hopefully no other games to distract me.
I got the platinum before it hit 1.5. It was a very easy one tbh. I unlocked all of them through natural play except two.
I definitely rushed this story knowing how easy the cleanup for the platinum would be post-game. Also kinda rushed so I didn't feel as bad starting Elden Ring!
I wonder how many of those people finished the game and started ranting "it's too much sci-fi for me" lol.
I finished the game after 90 hours, last week. I'm still playing, on and off, when I need a break from Elden Ring. Forbidden West was all I wanted it to be, and then some.
Gotta love Guerrilla Games.
Still haven't started it yet. I will sooner or later! I do got it installed at least. There's simply so much to play right now!
Alright, hold her 'orses! I've got Elden Ring, GT7, CP2077 and Disaster Report 4 (please check this one out if you don't know it already👍) competing for my time right now alongside Horizon.
I ain't made of thumbs ya know 😁
I'm drowning in videogames and I'm going to heaven. Buy me a new Dualsense before I go...
This makes sense to me.
I'm 86 hours in, I have 45/59 trophies, and I still haven't explored all of the map yet.
I reckon I'm only about a third of the way through the main story.
The world is just too compelling. "I'll just head to that unknown bonfire and turn it off... But what's that question mark there that's just appeared???"
I've barely scratched the surface of Elden Ring.
Two games this good and this big at the same time... I'm only human.
I always take my time with such games, probably 60% complete with 65 hours spent.. it will be well over 100 by the time I go for platinum.
Loving every second of it. I'm not sure why so many seem surprised at the plot and where it goes - it been set up since early game and I'm surprised so many have been negative about it - I rather like it and like that it shakes things up xD
Three people in the house fighting over PS5 play time means none of us are done with the story, even the one playing in Story Mode who has hit the level cap already.
I've made it to San Fransisco (not a spoiler, with the Golden Gate in the game art...though I haven't actually seen the Golden Gate in-game just yet), and I was the last one of us to get there. I'm also the only one with a 40 hour/week job...dang kids. Lots of fun.
Have an annoying bug, where all the people who tell rumors act like they desperately want to talk to me (calling Aloy over, exclamation mark above their head), but when I go up to them they have a "Not right now" text above their head and they won't talk. Sent in a bug report, but I hope I'm not missing content.
Completed the game and bagged the platinum. A great sequel to an already great game and well worth the time spent.
I am one of those 13% 😎 and reached level 50. But won’t go for Platinum. Not a completionist.
I'm having a great time, taking my time, slowly advancing towards the Platinum. Haven't even booted Elden Ring yet (despite getting it day one) just so I can keep focused (pun intended) on this wonderful game!
I haven't been able to stop playing since it came out, but every time I try to push the story forward I get caught up in more side content. I'm only about halfway through the main plot and I'm already max level. That's how great this game is.
Haven’t even cracked it open yet! Still neck deep in Cyberpunk PS5.
Who is that in the screenshot? I can't tell because they're not making a goofy face.
Ive been playing elden ring
There is not enough triple-A story driven games out these days.. So I'm taking my sweet time with it. Why rush it?
Can’t wait to play it once I’m done with Elden Ring. Might try and slot in Ghostwire: Tokyo between ER and HFW though.
Finished it last weekend, but not nearly to Platinum level. Finished the story, so I feel comfortable playing other titles and casually enjoying it from here on out though (I’m sort of OCD with my gaming and I try to complete the story of every game I have and there’s a lot on the docket this month)! Gotta say the third act of the story really elevated my opinion of the game too from 8/10 to 9/10 tier. The world opens up so much in that last stretch. It’s incredible!
I found I rushed through the last part of the main quest as I wanted to play Elden Ring. It's a great game though and I can't wait to go back in and finish off side quests and stuff...after I finish Elden Ring, and as I've been stuck at a certain late game duo for about two days now, that could be a while yet!
It’s a large game so not super surprising that it’s not finished by a lot yet. It’s probably a 7.5-8 overall from me. The platforming is really bad. Aloy seems annoying in this game, a bit arrogant even. The first 8-10 hours are insanely slow. I’ve also had four quests that broke and I had to restart.
Finished it a few days ago, did all the side quests I could find, and maybe half of all the other stuff too. ~55 hours total. Great game!
Trying to do everything on the map and all side quests and errands as well and I'm 50 hours in and ot half the map uncovered, haven't had this much fun exploring a map since breath of the wild released. My game of the year and I doubt anything will top it this year
Stopped playing it after 20h since I didn't really like it, I guess I'm just done with those "Assassin's Creed"-like Open World games
70 hours in and still haven't finished. Cleared out most side quests and explored about 80% of the map. Only once had open world fatigue but pushing on with the story fixed that. Weird that it kept me playing when I haven't finished other open world games like Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. There's just something about the combat, world and lore that keeps me engaged.
Not only has my game time been absolutely consumed by "Elden Ring" but I'm wary about playing another (more traditional) open world game in its immediate aftermath. I might wait for a complete GOTY style edition of "Forbidden West" (assuming there is one) before diving in.
Taking my time and loving every minute of it. About 50 plus hours in and about 50% finished. Mostly exploring and doing the side missions first and then back to the main story. I should be finished by the the time Ghostwire Tokyo comes out. Hopefully 😅.
It's definitely my game of the year so far!
@mrraditch Indeed! No wacky face shot! (for once...)
I’m nearly 50% complete and loving every second.
Currently at around 40 hours, finished campaign, now going back and doing lots of stuff, side quests, exploring. At first I was doing every side quest and doing everything, then after 10 hours I kinda stuck mostly with the campaign while also focusing on jobs and gear + outfit + accessories leveling up. Level 40 now with a powerful build and heading towards the level cap. Still tons to do and it's been very fun!
You know it sort of annoys me.......a bit reading this, there's no such thing as Privacy anymore. You can't even play your games anymore without something tracking or recording you 🙃
Great game. Like they started with Witcher 3 and ended it with Mass Effect 3.
Finished it and did pretty much everything besides the arena, machine strike and gauntlet runs. According to my playtime it took me around 90 hours to get the plat but I feel that I experienced everything that I wanted to out of the game. Now to wait for DLC!
@RubyCarbuncle Now I can't lie and pretend I'm good at games because people will just check my trophy list. 😔
Not me...barely played it...pretty underwhelmed by it...went onto Elden Ring ..I do plan to return to it eventually but overrated game
Just finished the Thebes mission and to be honest, it was a little disappointing. So far, this game's story isn't a patch on Zero Dawn. It's still great to play, though.
@ATaco I genuinely can't tell if you're being serious or if there's a degree of sarcasm/humour in that statement.
“Using Trophy data, we can see that, at the time of writing, 12.9 per cent of players have completed the story in Forbidden West on PlayStation 5. The statistic is almost identical on the PS4 version, with the Trophy for reaching the end sitting at 12.4 per cent.”
That 0.5% difference is due to the faster load times on PS5
@ApostateMage the story is definitely sillier than the first one. And doesn’t hit nearly as hard. Learning the truth about what happened to the ‘old ones’ in the first game was so shocking. The story in Forbidden West just didn’t have the same weight or play out how I imagined it would. But i still enjoyed it a lot. Nearly 100% completion now 😁
I am by no means a trophy hunter but this one was easy. Spent roughly 60 something hours on the game in total. No 100% completion of course but I’m content with the platinum, enough Aloy action for me.
I wanted to play the first bit before hopping back to Dying Light 2. Didn’t realise how long the tutorial section is and also didn’t realise there were multiple saves within that section so gave up on waiting for it to finish, closed game and realised it was saving anyway. DOH.
Is percent not one word anymore?
I've not completed it yet been doing alot of side content got to go to Demeter's location next
@BritneyfR_ee I agree. The first game had such emotional weight as Aloy searched for the most important person in her life while unraveling the mystery of what happened to her world. I was invested and the ending was so moving. West is more of a technical story, dense sci-fi stuff which I can't say I completely followed. But West is still the better game, huge advances on just about every single level. The story does have it emotional moments (Sea of Sands arc for example is such compelling storytelling) but I think H3 needs a much simpler story.
Got to the Daunt, but then Elden Ring arrived. Past few evenings ive been burning rubber in GT7 though and playing Sifu a bit. And i havent even touched the PS5 version of Cyberpunk. Just too many good games the past few weeks.
@StylesT I'd say elden ring is overrated
Yep, ER will keep me from finishing HFW for a while I fear. At some point I'll get to the stage of wanting a break from ER. No sure this is a good 15 minutes filler game. Seems like I'd be wasting the game like that. Feels like it won't be finished before winter comes around at the moment!
I've just gotta skip Forbidden West since I didn't really enjoy the gameplay of Zero Dawn as much as I wanted to.
40 hours in, 15%, completely lost at times. Level 25. Having a great escape with this game.
@Enuo I have the same issue
I have four more missions and then I’m on to Elden Ring. I was way too excited about this to stop playing it for something else before finishing the story.
Played a few hours. Found it tedious and boring!
Will try again in a few months. I had this problem with the first one, then loved it second time around.
I thought we'd stopped calling her a bearded varl....
Some of us have jobs. If I could sit at home and play video games all day I would. I'm absolutely loving the game and doing everything it has to offer.
I was rushing the platinum for this before I started Elden Ring. Amazing graphics but wasn't a fan of the so many different weapon variations, having to constantly switch weapons mid fight takes the immersion out of it
And it's not more because like me... I'm pretty sure many players are doing alot of side missions and upgrading weapons and armor.
I've done Thebes in San Francisco, as well as the companion quest that follows, but currently I'm working through rebel camps etc. Hit level 50 today, and I'm not sure whether it's where I'm at in the rebel camps, or having hit the level cap, or the latest patch, but the enemies have suddenly become much tankier for some reason? As in two piercing sharpshot arrows to the head with maxed out valour, infiltration, stealth coils on a max upgrade bow etc etc are now under half some human enemies health bars on normal difficulty? IDK, just an unexpected difficulty spike which means I have to be a little more tactical with my ammo.
Hoping to do most of the side content before I finish the campaign. Only got 42 trophies so far, so probably still plenty to do
@theheadofabroom They'll all still go down in one hit with a silent strike if you've invested in it. It definitely feels like the way to go when fighting human opponents. Even after unlocking all the Melee skills, I still personally don't like it. Oh and also a lot of them start wearing helmets that absorb most of the damage until they break, so that's probably it.
@ATaco ah the helmets are when I started using the penetrating arrows, before that I was just using standard sharpshot arrows, and one to the head did fine. With the helmets I switched it up to use the penetrating arrows and the weapon skill that does extra zoom and damage, and I was still getting one shot kills.
Silent strike is probably the way to do it, but I prefer the sniper way of doing it: get up high, locate the leader using the focus, scan the surrounding area, picking them off along with anyone with line-of-sight to the leader. Then I glide in, snatch the dog tags, and escape with the rest of the camp none the wiser.
It feels like the smart play, and really what human can take two arrows through the skull?
I got the platinum a few days back. Really enjoyed the game, only a few things annoyed me, mostly glad I stuck with it until the end.
I’m not trying to finish the game yet. I want to unlock the ability to override the Sunwing, so that I can roam the open world from a much beautiful perspective. 😆
I haven't even started playing Forbidden West yet, need to beat Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island DLC first and also do a complete replay of Zero Dawn.
@Wolfguy sadly you will find that ability is connected to the main story line and it’s close to the end
@ColdKingOfCold Sadly, darn it! LOL
My next main quest is Gemini, and the Cauldron is there. Since my wife is spending more time at home, I can’t spend the usual amount of time as when I’m alone at home. So I’ve been doing main missions because she watches me play.
When I get that ability, I’ll go and do other things. The game is so beautiful on Resolution mode, but the 30fps can make a difference in smooth fluid gameplay. My goal is to replay the game next at 60fps.
confirmed people have lives, only 14 hours in between this and GT7.
To be fair, I was playing it all the way up to the release day of Elden Ring.
Finished the main story, took my time doing side quests, etc. I'm roughly about ten hours for every 10% progression. Got maybe 5 or 6 trophies left to do. Utterly loving it, though I do find it occasionally frustrating, and not in a good, tough, gaming way. Plus, couple things haven't unlocked for me and can't now be accessed. Hope it doesn't affect trophies. But still, looks amazing and could spend days in that world. Ha...already have.
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