Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition [PC] Review, Crash Fix, Steam Patch, Update

Experience the Aloy's journey on PC in the enhanced 4K visuals.

Horizon Zero Dawn

8.5 out of 10
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition [PC] Review, Crash Fix, Steam Patch, Updates
9.2 out of 10
8.3 out of 10
8 out of 10
8.2 out of 10
Fun To Play
9 out of 10
Performance On PC
8.1 out of 10


Stunning World Of Horizon

Epic Combat Style

Nice RPG Mechanics

Good Story

Visually Breathtaking

Fantastic Open-World Adventure

Photo Mode Is Fun!


No DLSS And Ray Tracing

Need Serious Optimization & Crash Fixes

Experience An Amazing World of Horizon Zero Dawn!

Three years ago, Sony released Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4. The adventure-action game got so many positive reviews worldwide and PC gamers always wanted to experience this hottest PS4 title. Now Sony has released Horizon Zero Dawn on Steam and Epic games Store on 7th August 2020.

You can download Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for PC from the Steam store. It is currently available for $49.99 in the USA, ₹1099 ($14.69 in India) only. This Horizon Dawn: Complete Edition includes The Frozen Wilds Expansion, Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow, Carja Trader Pack, Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow, Banuk Traveller Pack, Nora Keeper Pack, and Digital art book.

Birth of Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn PC System Requirements:

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Minimum Specifications

OS: Windows 10 64-bits
Processor: Intel Core [email protected] or AMD FX [email protected]
Storage: 100GB Available Space
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
DirectX: Version 12

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows 10 64-bits
Processor:  Intel Core [email protected] or Ryzen 5 [email protected]
Storage: 100GB Available Space
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
DirectX: Version 12

Baby Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn

Where to Buy & Download Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition?

You can buy and download Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition on Steam or Epic Games Store from 7 August 2020. It is available on Steam for $49.99 in the USA region, ₹1099 ($14.69) in the Indian region.

Beautiful Aloy Character in Horizon Zero Dawn PC

Horizon Zero Dawn Gameplay:

Horizon Zero Dawn starts in the post-apocalyptic world where the land is ruled by robotic dinosaur-like creatures. With the herds of these dinosaur-like creatures, tribal people are surviving and keeping themselves alive.

You play as Aloy’s character, which is from the Nora tribe. The Nora tribe is superstitious and their past feels connected to the metal world. After the tribe is attacked, Aloy is sent on an adventurous journey to uncover her past, to know where she came from.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a third-person open-world game. Aloy uses different bows, spears, slings in this mind-blowing adventure to hunt down the machines, Robo dinos.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Gameplay 4K UHD Graphics

You gain experience as you play, explore the land, new settlements, ruins, and bandit camps. There are so many tools to use in this adventure. After gaining experience, Aloy earns more skill points, increased health, and abilities. You have to make moral decisions relating to fierceness, kindness, and wisdom talking to others.

About skills, we suggest you give more priority to Lure & Silent Strike skills while using experience points. With these skills, you can kill smaller Grazers and Watchers robot animals to boost your XP and loot.

Horizon Zero Dawn Map

You are going to love this stunning world. The map of the game is huge and gives so many places to explore. There are ruins, snowy mountains, dense forests to explore. But be careful while exploring, as there are so many ruthless machines, bandits in this world.

You should start buying maps as it will reveal more locations, hidden collectibles like Banuk figures, vessels, metal flowers, and vantage points. You can buy maps after “The Proving”.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Map

Remember to visit the campfire nearby as it is the place the game gets saved. At other times, I noticed the game does not save the progress automatically. So if you are wandering in the open world for a long time without visiting any campfire, you may lose progress if you die.

The map is full of organic and machine creatures. If you play difficulty level as “Ultra Hard” then you have to fight against more machines. The combat system is not complicated but offers different weapons and combo. It is a really enjoyable experience.

You have to use different weapons and skills, some of them are bow shots, spear strikes, dodge rolls. In some battles, you have to set traps/tripwires in the combat arena.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Photo Mode

Photo Mode

You can use Photo Mode in this game. You can use this feature to take beautiful environmental photos of the Horizon world using a free camera. It is fun to capture! You can adjust so many options to customize and personalize each photo taken.

You can change Field of View, Rotating Image on X-axis, Hide Player, Focus Distance, Aperture, Brightness, Colors, Intensity, Saturation, Time of Day, Borders, Logo, Vignette.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Performance, Crashes, Steam Update and Fixes

Before playing the game, please use the in-game benchmark tool. This will give you an understanding of what FPS and graphics level you can achieve on your current system.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Edition supports native 4K ultra-widescreen, 60FPS+. You can also set custom FOV to change the camera distance from Aloy, set render scaling, frame rates, etc.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Performance, Crashes, Steam Update and Fixes

We played Horizon Zero Dawn on our i7HQ CPU, GTX 1050Ti Graphics Card, and 16GB RAM laptop. It easily gives 45-50FPS with Ultra settings.

On the first day, it worked fine for 25 minutes and crashed after it. We changed the settings from Ultra to High level, and it worked. No more crashes yet. It sometimes stutters at hunting or entering in a new area, but does not hang.

It is a case of a great PC game with a bad port! But, game developers have released a patch on Steam, and more are coming soon. This should fix most of the crash issues on your system. The developers actively looking for all possible solutions and will release more patch and updates in the upcoming days. So you just have to wait for it.

You can check Steam Patch Updates here: Horizon Zero Dawn PC Recent Updates, Patch List.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC supports different display resolutions, aspect ratios. So you can enjoy this beautiful game on your Ultrawide monitors. The best thing is you can play Horizon Zero Dawn at higher graphics settings and frame rates than the PS4 version.

Should you buy Horizon Zero Dawn

Should you buy Horizon Zero Dawn?

Guerrilla Games’ fantastic sci-fi adventure Horizon Zero Dawn is a rare gem in the gaming world. The game offers an amazing open world to enjoy with a really amazing environment, unforgettable missions, great combat, and lovely characters. You will “live” this journey of Aloy! You should definitely buy it.

It is one of the best games in the last few years and now you can buy it on Steam with Frozen Wilds expansion. Though the PC version needs some fixes, this game will get bug fixes and patches, so you don’t have to worry about it. Just have some patience! If you have missed PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn in 2017, then its PC version is a treat for you!

Sony is coming with its next biggest PS5 title, Horizon’s next part – Horizon Forbidden West. Hopefully, they will release it later on the PC platform.

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