Video: We already knew that Horizon Zero Dawn was a tremendous looking game, one of the most beautiful on the PlayStation 4. The new Frozen Wilds expansion somehow looks even better, trading the lush savannah and rainforest for snow and ice.
Horizon Zero Dawn is both visually stunning and has an immersive and engaging storyline, with well fleshed-out characters and the right mix of fantasy and history. Even if you don't care about the plot, though, it's amazing just to walk around the living breathing world -- one that looks more real than many games on much more powerful platforms.
The Frozen Wilds' environment -- which you can see in the trailer above -- is all ice and snow and sleet, with the Banuk populace of the Cut clearly desperately eking out a living. It makes me want to go to Thredbo, but only if Thredbo could summon up some robot dinosaurs.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds will be out on November 7. Need a reminder of the beauty of the original? Check the GIF below. [YouTube]
This game is just everything. pic.twitter.com/xeLzo748dg
— Campbell Simpson (@csimps0n) April 27, 2017
Horizon Zero Dawn is a visually stunning game, and one with a captivating storyline to boot. But it backs these two pillars up with a third that isn't so immediately obvious. a soundtrack and ambient in-game music that immerses you in the broken-down, overgrown tribal world.