Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

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  • Last Updated: 22nd February 2024
RPG
8★ 16+
PS5

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Details

  • Release Date 19 April 2023
  • Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer Guerrilla Games
  • Director Mathijs de Jonge
  • Series Horizon
  • Game Modes Single-player
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Rating
OpenCritic Rating Rating 81/100
MetaCritic Rating Rating (PS5) 82/100

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Review

  • Good
  • Excellent visuals
  • Improvements to machine combat
  • Detailed setting
  • New traversal mechanics
  • Bad
  • Short length
  • Unearned character moments
  • Uninspired antagonist

When Horizon Forbidden West, Guerrilla Games' sweeping post-post-apocalyptic epic sci-fi action RPG, came out in February last year, its highs and lows embodied the double-edged sword of video gaming. Its next-gen graphical fidelity, dynamic combat sandbox, and ambitious open world design were all dimmed by the lack of an emotional core. Not for a lack of trying, Forbidden West failed to ground its chaotic action with considered writing. Despite upgraded facial capture technology, fully animated cutscenes, and a crew of new support characters who all talked a lot, the game often felt bogged down by artificial clunk. While its lush flora, azure waters, and pristine mountains came to life in breathtaking visual detail, its people, more often than not, refused to do so. Even the series' torchbearer, the redheaded huntress Aloy, remained elusive.

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