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Available as standalone DLC digitally, or included on the blu-ray disc in Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition release, The Frozen Wilds is an story that takes place in the north-east part of the map with harsh climate and constant snowstorms. While the entire area can be investigated upon completing the base game, the story is chronologically placed before the end of the Horizon: Zero Dawn.

New area includes not only different frozen terrain with constant snow, but also new tribe, the Banuk tribe, which wasn't accessible fully in the base game although some of the characters in the base game were Banuk. The village high in the mountains have their own tradition and plethora of new outfits to survive in the hard climate surrounding it. While the mechanical enemies roam those lands as well, there is a new type of corruption that turns them into a more deadly machine known as daemonic machines, identified by purple flow through their hardware. The corrupted machines can be released from the corruption influence by destroying nearby towers controlling them.

Beside the main story that gives a fair deal of background for the base game, there are also many side quest of similar nature as those in the base game. Side quests range from helping Banuk warriors, destroying daemonic tower, rescuing people, dealing with the bandits, and other such tasks which require action over words. New audio and text datapoints are scattered around the Frozen Lands which provide additional information on the past events which took place before the apocalypse. Introduced new weapon which fires rope arrows which tether machines in place giving Aloy more time to strike them without fear of retaliation. By the end of the story, Aloy meets yet another AI, although this time a friendly one, called CYAN, which gives her plenty of pieces to fill in the blanks in the overall story.

This side story isn't intended to be tackled too early in the game, although accessible, and recommends character level 30 or higher before starting the first quest in the Frozen Lands.


Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds PlayStation 4 A new type of collectible items include animal figurines and pigments
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds PlayStation 4 Fighting a daemonic Thunderjaw will require some strategizing
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds PlayStation 4 Talking to CYAN, a friendly AI
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds PlayStation 4 Zooming in on the map provides with much more details of the actual terrain

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Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds Screenshot
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds Screenshot
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "地平线 零之曙光:冰尘雪野" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Horizon Zero Dawn: 凍てついた大地" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Horizon: Zero Dawn - Itetsuita Daichi" -- Japanese title

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A great expansion for a great game krisko6 (750) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews Nov 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nov 06, 2017 8.8 out of 10 88 Nov 06, 2017 5 out of 6 83
RPG Site Nov 06, 2017 8 out of 10 80


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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (266731) added Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds (PlayStation 4) on Nov 08, 2017