In this sequel to the PlayStation bestseller, you lose yourself in a breath-taking but perilous science fiction world stalked by mechanical monsters. Heroine Aloy is both their hunter and their prey.

The earth is dying, ravaged by raging storms and an unstoppable plague, and stalked by terrifying new machines. It’s up to the heroine Aloy to brave the dangers and unravel the secrets to bring the world back into balance. This sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn (20 million copies sold and a Golden Calf in 2017) by the Amsterdam studio Guerrilla is next gen in every way – although you can also run it on a trusty old PlayStation 4. The first part already looked impressive, but it pales in comparison to the visual powerhouse of Horizon Forbidden West. Aloy takes on even more, even bigger robot monsters, and her game world is more expansive and detailed than ever – from cities overrun by nature to colourful jungles, icy mountain peaks, vast deserts and paradise beaches. In a game like this you want to be armed not just with weapons but also with a good camera.

Horizon Forbidden West was part of Storyspace 2022, an exhibition in the Neude Library.

Credits

Concept Developer
Producer
Co-producer
Technical realisation
Concept Developer
Guerrilla Games
Production company
Guerrilla Games
Distributor NL
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Technical realisation
Guerrilla Games

Title: Horizon Forbidden West
Year: 2022
Category: Digital culture project
Theme: Suspense & Crime, Society
Edition: NFF 2022

Gouden Kalf nominees

Best Digital Culture Production (2022)
Mathijs de Jonge
Best Digital Culture Production (2022)
Angie Smets

Stills

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