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75 Great Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Horizon Zero Dawn and have found the following:

Horizon Zero Dawn, and the follow-up game Horizon Forbidden West, has a post-apocalyptic feel familiar from movies like Planet of the Apes. It plunges you into an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life where animalistic machines have taken over. The exploration and combat don’t dwell on the downfall of the world, but there is an interesting undercurrent of self-annihilation that lingers as you play. It’s an impressive and enjoyable world to explore that says as much about humanity’s ability to survive as any direct narrative.

If you enjoyed Horizon Zero Dawn, there are other games in the Horizon franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Horizon Zero Dawn is not available on Android, Mac, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/03/2017

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Action, Fighting, Shooting, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 30 features

Components: Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Developer: Guerrilla (@Guerrilla)

Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

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