Top Similar Games to Horizon Zero Dawn

Top Similar Games to Horizon Zero Dawn


Released in 2017, the first part of Horizon turned out to be original and successful enough that 5 years later its direct sequel with the subtitle Forbidden West (which you can read about in our review ) saw the light of day. The ending of the game clearly hints at a full-fledged trilogy, but so far neither the publisher nor the developers have officially confirmed the sequel. That is why we have collected for you the top projects that are similar to Horizon Zero Dawn – partially or completely, so you definitely won’t be bored waiting for the news.

PS We did not include titles from Sony in the top, since they are made according to the same patterns – peppy third-person adventure games in an open or just a large well-developed world: somewhere with an emphasis on the plot ( God of War ), somewhere on aesthetics ( Ghost of Tsushima ), and somewhere on the atmosphere ( Days Gone ).

New Tomb Raider trilogy (2013-2018)


The relaunched Tomb Raider Trilogy brings dozens of hours of action-packed adventures, from escaping an enchanted island in Tomb Raider to an enchanting jungle adventure in Shadow of the Tomb Raider that’s sure to stir more than one fan’s heart. Lara Croft will once again find forgotten cities, fight villainous organizations and even prevent the end of the world, but only now in a more cinematic manner. True, real tombs should not be expected before Rise of the Tomb Raider , yet the 2013 game is more of a category B linear shooter.

All screenshots from Shadow of the Tomb Raider can be viewed here .
Unfortunately, Crystal Dynamics (which, by the way, is no longer owned by Square Enix) didn’t bother to find normal screenwriters, so you don’t have to wait for interesting characters, cool plot twists, or at least decent development of the main character, but this does not interfere with exploring the most beautiful locations.

Assassin’s Creed Mythic Trilogy (Origins (2017), Odyssey (2018), Valhalla (2020))


The Assassin’s Creed series has long since ditched the Templar-Assassin squabbles, normal hidden blades, and charismatic characters in favor of huge maps and donation shops. The mythic trilogy as a whole is an invention for casual players who prefer to ride a unicorn through the realm of Hades, and as part of a once-great series, it looks controversial. Here the trouble is in the rather dull quests, and the endless grind, and in the sickened captures of outposts, which have grown to the scale of a natural disaster.

All screenshots from Assassins Creed Valhalla can be viewed here .
However, one cannot fail to pay tribute to the developers – the worlds of Ancient Greece ( Odyssey ), Ancient Egypt ( Origins ), England of the 9th century ( Valhalla ) look simply incredible, no matter how empty they are. In addition, the mythological elements added across all common sense give the usual adventures some kind of heroic flavor that a gamer not familiar with the series may like.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (2021)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the debut work from the once-common animation studio Ember Lab, and it’s getting a decent reception in 2021. The game tells about the adventures of the brave girl Kena, who, by inheritance, instead of the treasure behind the house, got the job of a spirit guide to the underworld.

All screenshots from Kena: Bridge of Spirits can be viewed here .
The project turned out to be compact, incredibly beautiful and a little naive, and the cute helpers of the slimes became its main decoration. The gameplay is based on solving puzzles, clearing locations from damage, battles with ordinary enemies and bosses that can cause an unprepared gamer to shoot the gamepad into the wall. Kena is an indie game, and therefore you can forget about the endless grind and a huge open world, but at the present time it can hardly be called a minus.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) (and some Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best Nintendo exclusives. The plot, in which you need to save the princess and destroy the evil evil, is not outstanding, but a bunch of interesting and slightly crazy characters somewhat compensate for this. In general, Breath of the Wild is a real gift for lovers of open worlds: different climatic zones with monsters and weather conditions inherent only to them, riddles, interaction with the environment, sanctuaries of trials, and even determining a place on the map from a photo. The game also features a very sticky cooking mechanic. The project has only one drawback – it is locked on Nintendo consoles.



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