Horizon Zero Dawn is an action-adventure role playing game developed by Guerrilla Games. It was released on the PlayStation 4 in 2017. The plot revolves around Aloy, a young huntress living in a world where mankind has regressed to primitive tribes and the dominant species are giant animalistic robots referred to as "machines". As the story progresses, Aloy discovers the secrets regarding her mysterious origins.


The game takes place in the 31st century.


Horizon Zero Dawn is a third-person action-adventure game with RPG elements. The sole playable character is Aloy, a huntress living in an open-world "post-post-apocalyptic" world dominated by anthropomorphic machines. Hunting these machines are vital for Aloy's survival, as the resources found in machine carcasses are used for crafting (including ammunition for weapons), and often contain parts valuable to traders. Aside from hunting machines, Aloy can gather resources from nature, such as medicinal plants, ridgewood for arrow shafts, and ingredients for potions.

At the beginning of the game, Aloy is equipped with a hunting bow and spear.


Development of Horizon Zero Dawn began in 2010.