Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4) Finally have time to write a review for this absolute gem. This open-world action/adventure game is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where human civilization has reverted to primitive tribes, and robot beasts roam the world. You play as Aloy, who hails from a particularly technophobic tribe of matriarchs and was outcast as a child for being motherless. While still young, she stumbles into some ruins and discovers a still-functional piece of wearable Augmented Reality tech. Away from her tribe, she is free to play around with, and grow up using that technology. This is excellent as both an explanation for why she is significantly more tech-savvy than her contemporaries and can understand what is going on in the story, and as a framing device for this game's equivalent of Eagle Vision/Detective Mode/whatever you want to call 'highlighting important objects'-vision. The story develops from Aloy's quest to find out who her mother was, to an epic adventure to save the world from a cult who worship a malevolent AI bent on human extinction. That's quite an escalation, but the fantastic worldbuilding and storytelling make the progression seem natural. Exploring the game's world and lore is extremely enjoyable. I did every sidequest I cane across, not wanting the experience to end. I have three small complaints: there is no parachute or glider item to help you quickly drop from a high place, my inventory filled up with rare loot drops that I couldn't find any use for, and the final boss was, underwhelmingly, an enemy I'd fought before. Otherwise, the combat is satisfying, the game looks stunning, and the sound design is brilliant. There is tonnes of weapon variety, so you can take on challenges in whatever way you find the most fun. You even get to fight robot dinosaurs! I'm glad I bought the Complete Edition, which comes with the Frozen Wilds DLC campaign on the disc. It's more of the same excellent gameplay and introduces new weapons and enemy types. If you have a PS4, you must play this game. 9.5/10 PS: take notes on properly implementing RPG elements into open-world action games, Assassin's Creed.