Get a detailed in-depth look at Horizon Zero Dawn’s amazing machines

Thunderjaw, Snapmaw, Stormbird and Behemoth get profiled in new video series

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 1st March, 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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Please, please, Sony. Don’t overhype this game. I don’t want it to be bad.

I’m becoming ever more reluctant to watch the never ending swathe of Horizon videos and trailers because I don’t want to spoil the game by knowing too much about it…but these are actually really interesting glimpses at some of the creatures that don’t ruin the anticipation.


Yep, don’t be messing with my need for discovery.

Still hope there is more to it than these robots, as I said in a previous post. while they are cool and all. I think after a while they will end up being very repetitive.
Hoping for something close to skyrim or even somewhat witcher 3, with lore,factions,Interesting locations with significance.

If its not well…. I still hope the game does well. Been waiting for ages for some 1st party RPG’s and maybe in a sequel it could have what I want.

Why don’t we get a good top down open world with this style of game. and why can’t we choose the gender of character!


You’re describing an entirely different game.

And why would you want to choose the characters gender? The developers may have chosen for the lead character to be female for a very specific reason. Play the game and you might find out why.


It’s up to Guerilla who the main character in their game is, and they probably decided early on to make Aloy the main character throughout. Some games are better when it’s a non-custom character that can’t be changed (especially story-driven games) and plenty of games do this. A top-down open-world game would be a completely different game, so you’re just going to have to play something else for that.

I was all for this till that Brom cutscene reared its badly voiced badly animated head, I really hope it’s just one rough part in the game but if it’s how the whole games going to look i’ll give this a hard pass.

Wouldnt have thought this title would be over hyped or downgraded is a devernative ps4 title nt looking like a ps3 gorrila games are best in the business most studios have best developers

Nt many titles have as much footage added iver ?

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