Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds
Horizon: Zero Dawn delivers a timely reminder of why it should be a Game of the Year candidate with The Frozen Wilds. This sizeable selection of snowy quests expands upon an already excellent campaign with a decent new storyline and plenty of fresh exposition. While it is, by its very nature, more of the same, it's hard to complain when the foundations are already so strong.
FFXV Comrades isn’t great – for now – but the development team behind the game’s post-release content has a track record of improving things over time. The expansion has a mountain of technical problems, a ham-strung design in comparison to the main game, and becomes tedious and repetitive to play after only a short while. These are, however, all fixable issues, and in the immediate wake of Comrades’ release, it was already receiving improvements and fixes. I have little doubt we’ll see more added to it over time, likely in the form of new mission types and possibly some narrative improvements. Whatever the changes, I’m certain that this will feel and play very differently in six months time. For those interested, or burned by the initial offerings, I’d recommend keeping an eye on it and waiting.
The Frozen Wilds is a splendid ending of the spectacular Horizon Zero Dawn. Although the DLC doesn't offer any groundbreaking new mechanics and merely enriches the already rich base game, you shouldn't miss it. Spending more hours of quality entertainment with Aloy is worth it.
Review in Czech | Read full review
The Frozen Wilds doesn't feel like a must-play add-on, but it's more Horizon Zero Dawn. It's something you can enjoy once or stack with New Game+ runs when you inevitably play through it again. In other words, an actual expansion.
As DLCs go, this does the expected such as adding a new area, new skills and enemies and weapons, but where it truly succeeds is in the characters and plot and situations it introduces, which add a lot to the experience and complements the game nicely.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Seeing Aloy again, it's just the best thing in the world.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Good addition to an already good game, just don't expect any real change ups to what came before.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is a short, but substantial expansion for an already great game. It doesn't reinvent the game in any major way, but offers a few excellent hours in a world that players have come to love.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is a successful Expansion of an amazing game that could have used a bit more variety and is sadly making the same mistakes from the main game. The great balancing and the new challenges will still entertain fans of the game in the usual quality and offer new replay value.
Review in German | Read full review
The Frozen Wilds offers a lot more to the overall experience of Horizon Zero Dawn, but it's not quite the stand-alone experience that we want it to be.