Horizon Forbidden West Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

A triumphant combination of enthralling combat, top-tier creature and character design, and a captivating open world, Horizon Forbidden West is an absolute blast and fantastic showcase for the power of the PS5.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 14, 2022

Another beautiful technical achievement, Horizon Forbidden West is held back by clunky characters and new features that lack purpose.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 14, 2022

A solid sequel to the crowd-pleasing original, which still doesn't make enough of its unique setting but manages to add an impressive amount of depth to its combat and side content.

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Feb 14, 2022

What Guerrilla Games has achieved here is nothing short of phenomenal. Story, gameplay, mechanics, and the world itself are all such an improvement on the original game - which in itself is a feat alone.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022
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9.3 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West reaches a new high bar for Guerrilla Games. It does more than surpass its predecessor; it takes Horizon’s fiction to captivating places and builds a rich world that rewards you for the effort you put into it.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Feb 14, 2022

Returning to Aloy’s machine-threatened world is well worth the wait

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8 / 10
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West sometimes packs in so much that it gets in its own way, but the many well-drawn characters populating its quests keep it compelling.

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Unscored
Feb 14, 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed Horizon Forbidden West, and I suspect anyone who loves open-world RPGs will thoroughly enjoy it as well. But despite getting a kick out of fighting robot dinos, despite the enthralling time sink of “Machine Strike,” despite finding myself ravenous to return to this rich, inspired open world, I can’t shake how plainly Forbidden West misses the one philosophical throughline that helped its predecessor ascend to greatness: Sometimes, the question is more interesting than the answer.

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9 / 10
Feb 14, 2022

Aside from some very minor bugs, Forbidden West was a treat to play and is an early contender for Game of the Year.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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TheSixthAxis
Top Critic
9 / 10
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West improves upon Zero Dawn in almost every aspect. The story is particularly well written and ebbs and flows from air punching highs to dark, horrific lows. Like later Jurassic Park movies it suffers from the fact that we've already seen massive robotic dinosaurs on our TVs, the wow factor is reduced, and that the puzzles, crafting, and RPG elements could have been lifted from any number of games. Even so, it's still a spectacular robo-beast smack down and thoroughly enjoyable to play.

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90 / 100
Feb 14, 2022

Forbidden West is a beautiful game, full of epic moments, specially when fighting mechanical beasts. Being a sequel, the game has grown in every aspect. We enjoy the new abilities, such as diving or gliding with the shieldwing, but we also found uninspired secondary missions and repetitive tasks. We found some bugs in our review.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

Is more better? In this case for me it is not, Horizon Forbidden West is still an outstanding game, that nobody doubts it, but it failed to take a step further. If you liked the first installment this you will possibly enjoy the same or more. However I miss that he has sinned of little ambition and did not want to go for bigger goals, I blindly believe that Aloy and Guerrilla were well capable of it. It has the potential to be that SS3.

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Shacknews
Top Critic
9 / 10
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West is an ambitious game that builds off the strengths of its predecessor in almost every way.

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VG247
Top Critic
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon: Forbidden West does a great job of building on the foundation that Zero Dawn laid out

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9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West expands, improves and deepens all aspects of Horizon Zero Dawn. Guerrilla Games brought to life an incredible open world with fun mechanics, intriguing storytelling and meaningful interactions, despite some technical imperfections.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

‎Horizon Forbidden West surpasses the first title in the saga with a sequel that surprises in its history and improves all aspects of its predecessor.‎

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9.2 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West offers immersive content and an amazing world in which you will be lost for dozens of hours.

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Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West is a bigger, better game than the original in nearly every way. With tons of engaging side content, a wide array of beautiful biomes to explore, and multiple threatening new machines to take on, there's a lot to see and do in the Forbidden West.

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