A Closer Look at the Menacing Machines of Horizon Zero Dawn

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A Closer Look at the Menacing Machines of Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn presents a distant future in which pockets of humanity survive in primitive tribes, while strange machines hold dominion over the Earth. Only the bravest of tribespeople dare hunt these machines – and only the finest hunters live to tell the tale. In the following vignettes, four of Horizon Zero Dawn’s larger and deadlier machines are explored in detail:


The combat-class Thunderjaw is one of the deadliest machines encountered in Horizon Zero Dawn. A formidable beast equipped with cannons, disc launchers and a mouth laser, its powerful ranged attacks will quickly cut down any hunter foolish enough to alert it. Space permitting, it can also unleash with a devastating range of melee attacks such as charges and tail swipes.


An acquisition-class machine, the Snapmaw is frequently found basking in or near bodies of water, where it gathers valuable minerals from the sediment. It can move with surprising ferocity when alerted, lashing out with an array of melee attacks that include powerful lunge bites and tail swipes. For ranged attacks, it fires off cryo mortars that freeze the target on impact.


Soaring through the sky at high altitude, the fearsome Stormbird is a combat-class machine that can swoop down and attack its prey with tremendous force. It is just as dangerous on land as it is in the air, with a variety of swift and powerful attacks that range from wing blasts to claw slashes. Its enormous metal wings are capable of collecting and discharging the electricity in the air.


The Behemoth is a huge, rugged transport-class machine that uses anti-gravity technology to transfer precious cargo from smaller acquisition-class machines into its stomach container. When provoked, it may charge at the enemy or use its anti-gravity unit to hurl heavy objects. It is also equipped with a set of grinding drills that allow it to grind and propel rock projectiles.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a machine hunter? Find out when Horizon Zero Dawn launches on February 28, and stay tuned to the official PlayStation Blog and Guerrilla’s own Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news on Horizon Zero Dawn!

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  • 18 Days to go until we get to play this masterpiece thank you Guerrilla Games and Sony PlayStation i’m so ready for this.

    • Also the Animal robotic designs are very unique and can launch powerful abilities that’s Epic!

  • ShadowCrowMan

    18 days ugh why cant it come out now this bad boy is going into my physical collection of games thanks sony.

  • starBlinky01

    Is this going to have ps platinum headset 3D audio support???

  • The game looks super awesome. Hope for more reveals. The Hardy boys have a long lost sister go figure. Love the loot drops when robot monster hunting. Can’t wait to play!


    Game looks good, but no Co-op or MP? So just 40-50hr single player experience?

  • Why are we only seeing combat with the bow? Is there no melee combat??

  • Looking forward to a great time playing through the single player experience. Expecting to be fully immersed as I get in something like Skyrim or Zelda.

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