Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds
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Frozen Wilds' wintry wasteland looks awe-inspiring, but its story breeds the same disappointment as a melted snowman on Christmas morning.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is an excellent addition to an amazing game. Developer Guerrilla has doubled down on the thrill of the hunt with more challenging machines and testing side quests that are added to the original map through an intriguing new storyline that delves into the mystical side of this post-apocalyptic world. It left me wanting start a brand new game, just to wander around the world, marveling at it.
A generous expansion that through its stunning visuals and inspired creature design showcases the best features of the original, even if it doesn't fix many of its flaws.
Made for those who have devoured the whole of Horizon: Zero Dawn, this DLC isn't just about upping your game. It's a rich expansion of Aloy's world, with flashes of comedic brilliance and narrative depth.
The Frozen Wilds offers a new and condensed mystery that hits most of the same notes players loved about the main game
The Frozen Wilds gives a generous boost to Horizon: Zero Dawn's big and beautiful open world.
The Frozen Wilds arrives in time to petition for a spot on Game of the Year lists. The expansion accomplishes this goal with ease, rehashing what worked the first time around. Sure, The Frozen Wilds doesn't add much new, and shares Horizon's flaws, but the expansion operates fine when taken as simply more of a great thing.
The Frozen Wilds doesn't revolutionize or even significantly expand on the best ideas introduced in Zero Dawn. It succeeds in a more straightforward way: by giving us more of an already fantastic game.
The Frozen Wilds stands next to the base game, it doesn't surpass it. If that sounds like something you want, I'd recommend it. If not, this won't make the game any better for you. For me, I enjoy Horizon: Zero Dawn, so a little bit more is right up my alley.