Horizon Zero Dawn (Series) Review
Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
This combination of overblown disaster and sometimes simplistic solutions – such as the discovery of a small group of scientists with a plan to remake the planet – manages not to jar. It’s a game that invites you to find the resilience of life even in the catastrophe. Life goes on, maybe differently And haphazardly, but still finds a way to continue.
The second game in the series, Horizon Forbidden West takes the action to a vast and foreboding wilderness to the far west as a pestilence has driven the planets inhabitants to search for a cure. You play Alloy, again, in a world bristling with even more robot dinosaurs.
This game was rated PEGI 16 for frequent scenes of moderate violence. It is not suitable for persons under 16 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence consists of Aloy, armed with bow and spear, fighting mechanical dinosaur type characters and humans from enemy tribes. While blood is not depicted, violent scenes during the cinematics can be quite realistic which contributes directly to the rating.
Rated as ESRB TEEN.
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