15 Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn

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

Released in 2017 for PlayStation 4 with a Windows release in 2020 Horizon Zero Dawn features familiar action role playing mechanics in a unique open world environment. This unique setting takes players to a futuristic 31st century Earth that has suffered from an apocalyptic event leaving a diminished human population that now lives in small tribes for survival. Playing as the human outcast known as Aloy players combat the environment, other humans and the mechanised creatures that roam the land and have recently become increasingly violent against humans.

Horizon Zero Dawn encourages players to select their own tactics for these encounters with players having skills across stealth, explosives, traps, spear and ranged weapons. With these skills Aloy can trap and hunt the Machines to gather resources for survival and to advance her available arsenal of combat options. With dozens of diverse machine designs and biomes each offers it's own challenge to player survival and storyline quests to discover.

Our list of games like Horizon Zero Dawn features other open world adventures that blend exploration, loot, stealth and role playing progression across dozens of gameplay hours. The games selected here focus on other titles where players are fighting unique enemies be it monsters, machines or other large scale out of this world foes.
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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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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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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes an already impressive franchise and elevates it to a whole new level of action role playing. In this 2015 addition to the Witcher Series of video games you’ll explore vast sprawling open landscapes, make moral quest decisions that ripple through the game, engage in combat, play cards with NPCs and investigate countless side missions on horseback. Geralt of Rivia is once again your protagonist for this adventure who is a powerful and professional monster hunte...[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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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a platform adventure with action elements which originally launched for consoles (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) in 2010. The title was eventually brought to Windows gamers in 2013 and through backwards compatibility in 2019 made available to newer Xbox consoles. Loosely based on the popular novel Journey to the West it promises quite the adventure over 10 to 20 hours depending on the amount of side content you explore. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a re-imaginin...[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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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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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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Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG in a fantasy world that combines elements of popular franchises before it as you fight an array of towering enemies across the land. Originally for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles with a 2012 release an enhanced version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was launched later expanding the list of available platforms while offering additional core content. Dragon’s Dogma takes place in the fantasy lands of Gransys where monsters roam and countless NPC...[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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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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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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The Surge

Mixing in science fiction to the popularised Dark Souls like formula The Surge is an action role playing title that also serves as a spiritual successor to Lords of the Fallen video game albeit in a sci-fi setting instead. Set in a dystopian future where our relentless use of resources has lead to exhaustion of resources which has put intense strain on the social and environmental elements of the world. It’s a grim future as players awake in an exoskeleton within a destroyed complex of the CREO ...[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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