GGWP Console Game of the Year: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn breathed new life in the console world this year. The new intellectual property from Guerilla Games was one of the best, if not the best, new AAA titles of the year.

Guerilla Games is most known for their Killzone series but surprised the gaming world after unveiling their latest role-playing game title, Horizon Zero Dawn during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s E3 2015 press conference. Since then, it has attracted the curiosity of many players with its vibrant world and animal-like robots that walked the earth.

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Its new post-post apocalyptic world and the story that unfolded around the heroine, Aloy, captivated many gamers. But one of its triumphs lies in its maximization of the modern day console. It presented a vibrant world that had a sense of grandiosity. It gave players a sense of immersion as the story of the different inhabitants unfolded.

Despite being the first open world role-playing game from Guerilla Games, they delivered a refined battle and levelling system that one could expect from a more experienced RPG game developers.

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It may not have added new mechanics to the genre but it did open the doors to a new franchise and it showed the potential of its platform. This helped cement Horizon Zero Dawn as the GGWP Console Game of the Year.