Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild feel like two sides of the same coin. Both are open world adventures and both place a premium on giving players the tools to craft their own stories. But where Zelda goes for a sprawling physics simulation, Horizon instead delivers a thought-provoking sci-fi concept wrapped around a world inhabited by a scary-smart ecosystem of robot dinosaurs.
Those dinosaurs are everything. Some of them are harmless, others are walking death fountains. You can ride them, you can befriend them, you can hack them to bits — and then collect all the pieces so you can craft more dino-hunting gear. Strip away everything else that’s good about Horizon and you’re still left with a stunning world that’s always hard to leav