16 Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn

Games like Horizon Zero Dawn Games Finder’s array of games like Horizon Zero Dawn features more impressive open worlds where you'll use your cunning instincts to overcome powerful monsters and opponents.

Playing as an action role playing title at its core Horizon Zero Dawn puts players in the head of Aloy, a human outcast who roams the post-apocalyptic Earth in the 31st century which is now overrun by hostile machines. The result is a severely diminished human population who now is forced to live in small tribes focused solely on survival.

Focusing on the story of Aloy as she attempts to understand the reasons for her outcast status from the rest of her tribe players roam the open world while also engaging in a variety of side quests. While players will encounter less than friendly human enemies much of your combat revolves around mechanised creatures known to the game world as Machines who have recently become more violent to humans.

Relying heavily on stealth, spear and ranged weapons Aloy will trap and hunt the Machines to gather resources and further the available arsenal of options. Combined with this a deep skill tree of passive and active abilities lets players push their gameplay in their preferred direction.

Our games like Horizon Zero Dawn features more open world and stealth orientated games where players will explore, loot and grow across dozens of gameplay hours. Selection focus has been placed on games where players are fighting unique enemies be it monsters, machines or other out of this world foes.
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Genshin Impact

Delivering a high quality predominately single player action role playing title with just a dusting of MMO design aesthetics Genshin Impact has a flashy world of colour waiting to explored by players that is full of magic, magic, fantasy and challenge. With it’s high action combat paired with this setting players are in for a dungeon hunting treat as they explore the world by themselves or with up to four players (unlocked after about a dozen hours of gameplay). With elements of the JRPG g...[Read Review]

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Offering a second game in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues to follow the story of Lara Croft and her Syberia based adventures in the search for the city of Kitezh as she races against a military organisation (Trinity)  intent on beating her though and claiming the immortality it contains within. Just the original games and the more recent first reboot title Rise of the Tomb Raider centres around not only combat but also survival of the elements as players exp...[Read Review]

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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action focused adventure that will have you playing Lara Croft as she attempts to survive the harsh wilderness she finds herself stranded in. Designed as a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise the 2013 edition brings newcomers to the world of Lara Croft while appealing to those who have played the original titles in the 1990s. Players join Lara as she becomes shipwrecked on Yamatai, a remote island near Japan. While the island is a fictional your exposure to survival elements is...[Read Review]

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes an already impressive franchise and takes it to a whole new level of action role playing as you explore the sprawling open landscapes, make decisions, engage in combat and investigate countless side missions on horseback. Completing the story arc of Geralt of Rivia the game continues shortly after the events of The Witcher 2 as Geralt moves on with his life and takes the next step in his personal mission. The story elements are as strong as ever and with the huge o...[Read Review]

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Skyrim

Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls franchise and continues building on the success of the previous games with a large open world, sharp gameplay and plenty of customisation. The storyline of Skyrim has very few links to the previous games and mostly uses game references that won’t take away from the experience if you haven’t previously loaded up an Elder Scrolls game. This choice by the developer ensures that newcomers to the franchise don’t feel left out and can experience what...[Read Review]

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild revives the Zelda franchise and establishes it on the next generation of Nintendo consoles (Switch and Wii U). Playing once again as Link who awakes from a long slumber you’ll step into an open game world of mystery and monsters. Breath of the Wild is one of the best that the current generation of video games has to offer from the incredibly crafted world, impressive (and fun) game mechanics, puzzles and everything in between. Taking place at the kin...[Read Review]

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate builds on the formula perfected from the previous titles with another impressive 3DS game that has you tracking down monsters and battling them in strategic fights as you constantly improve your gear. Jumping into the boots of a hunter players for the first time have an expansive story line to explore which does help bring new players into the fold of the series. This story revolves around your very own Caravan which players join after being attacked at sea and defended...[Read Review]

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Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG developed by Capcom for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game shares many similarities to Skyrim and the Devil May Cry series. An enhanced version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was launched a year later and eventually came to Windows in 2016. Dragon’s Dogma combines a huge open fantasy world with good old hack and slash action to create an epic adventure that also incorporates some horror elements. Just like other action role playing games players can choose f...[Read Review]

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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a platform adventure originally launched for consoles (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), the game was eventually brought to Windows three years later. Based on the popular novel Journey to the West it promises quite the adventure. It’s a re-imagining of the original novel and takes the story out of China to a post-apocalyptic world that is just starting to retake the land that humans claimed. Now with a much smaller population humans only play a small part in the game...[Read Review]

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Far Cry Primal

Joining the other Far Cry titles but putting a prehistoric twist on it is Far Cry Primal a title available across Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Intended to be a spiritual predecessor to the games in the Far Cry franchise you’ll step back in time to take on the role of a hunter in a large world from the past. Not only are you responsible for yourself but also an entire tribe who you will guide with upgrades and crafting to survive the harsh environments. It’s a twist uncharted ...[Read Review]

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor puts you in the middle of The Lord of the Rings universe as you combat orcs with a deadly ranger that also possesses unique wraith abilities. With strong sword combat, stealth mechanics, a large open world and a unique nemesis system Shadow of Mordor offers a high quality Lord of the Rings action adventure with 30-40 hours of gameplay for completionists. Set during in The Lord of the Rings universe a basic understanding of the lore will definitely be a great asset ...[Read Review]

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Sky Break

Sky Break pits players in a world where humanity is on the edge after being ravaged by a virus of world ending proportions. Set on the planet known as Arcania which was once a planet of human colonisation it holds the potential cure, extracting the cure from the now abandoned planet of Arcania though is no easy adventure and the one that players will be thrown into. The issue with exploring the lost planet of Arcania is that while it once sustained human life it was long abandoned after the dron...[Read Review]

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha. Simply put, MH3U is about, hunting monsters. You’ll venture through several maps completing monster hunting quests within an allotted time. Quests can vary from slaying to capturing monsters with each monster an extremely varied exp...[Read Review]

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Primal Carnage

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that focuses on PvP combat through savage class orientated matches that has a team of dinosaurs facing off against a team of humans. Set on a remote island after a dinosaur outbreak it is up to a team of mercenaries to find over the abandoned locations. This background helps set the game into a somewhat plausible setting but does not form a large part of the game. Instead the game is very much gameplay focused with players jumping into one of the 9...[Read Review]

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Lost Planet 2

Take down big enemies as a team in Lost Planet 2, a sequel to the exceedingly popular game about hunting unique monsters in addition to other human enemies. Like the original large scale bosses and varied options to deal with the monster threats is a focus for this addition to the Lost Planet franchise. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet you’ll explore the story line across 6 game episodes that each put you in control of a different person with their own motives and background alt...[Read Review]

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ELEX

ELEX brings the popular action role playing genre into a science fiction setting. Opting for a touch of post apocalyptic themes alongside a dark and complex world ELEX is a mixture of game elements into one. It comes from Piranha Bytes who are well known for their Gothic franchise and the ability to create unique and hardcore RPG environments that will suck you in and not let go until hundreds of hours later. As long time fans of Piranha Bytes though would well know it’s not without the us...[Read Review]

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