Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2017, and it’s absolutely delivered on the promise of that hype. Few would now question its place as one of the best PS4 exclusives to date. It’s a triumph of open world gaming, drawing inspiration from other games and streamlining those features into an immaculately polished package. It’s also tied together with one of the better science fiction stories in video gaming.
Guerilla Games were a well reputed first party studio thank to its work on the popular Killzone series, but Horizon Zero Dawn has brought the studio into a new level of notoriety. The success of Horizon has seen the studio well and truly come of age. Their latest game is the blockbuster open world experience that the PlayStation library has always been missing — a boon for Sony given the popularity of the genre in the current gaming eco system.
The commercial success of Horizon has been unprecedented for a brand new intellectual property, recording an astonishing 2.4 million copies in its opening two weeks on the market, making it one of the fastest selling RPGs of this generation. Last month, Guerilla Games announced that 3.4 million copies had now been sold, now earning it a place among the best selling open world games, too.
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