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Horizon Forbidden West

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Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West cover
Developers
Guerrilla Games
Windows Nixxes Software
Publishers
PlayStation PC
Engines
Decima
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2024
Reception
OpenCritic 88
IGDB 92
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world
Vehicles Robot
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Series Horizon
Horizon Forbidden West on IGDB
Horizon Forbidden West on MobyGames
Horizon Forbidden West on Wikipedia
Horizon
Horizon Zero Dawn 2020
Horizon Forbidden West 2024

Horizon Forbidden West is a singleplayer ARPG game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment via its PlayStation PC brand. It is the second installment in the Horizon series.

Originally released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 18, 2022, the game was later re-released on the latter platform on October 6, 2023 as the Complete Edition, which includes the PS5 exclusive Burning Shores expansion DLC into the base game. The Complete Edition of the game was ported to PC by Nixxes Software and released on March 21, 2024. The PC version lacks the Co-pilot feature from the original console releases.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when a shortcut is made to the executable with the -EpicPortal command line argument appended to the Target URL.[1]
Windows
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions None

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Blacktide Bow Pre-order only.
Windows
Blacktide Outfit Pre-order only.
Windows
Nora Legacy Outfit Available by linking a PlayStation Network account to Steam.
Windows
Nora Spear Available by linking a PlayStation Network account to Steam.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Guerrilla Games\Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition\<user-id>\*.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2420110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition\<user-id>\*.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2420110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, SMAA, TAA, DLAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 3.5, FSR 2.2
Also support DLSS Frame Generation.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
As a toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The HDR Max Luminance slider is now functioning correctly. [2] Also supports Auto HDR.
Ray tracing (RT)
Color blind mode

Input

Keyboard settings
Keyboard settings
Gamepad settings
Gamepad settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Speech, Sound Effects, Machine, Weapon, Ambient
Surround sound
7.1, Microsoft Spatial Sound[4]
Subtitles
Size and Background options
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Audio is region locked to Japanese storefronts.
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Jolt Physics
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (1909)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-8100
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
System memory (RAM) 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 GB (SSD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The minimum requirements are for 720p 30 FPS at Very Low settings, while the recommended requirements are for 1080p 60 FPS with the Medium preset. Additional requirements for higher presets, 4K and more are listed here.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2024-03-28
    The initial launch version of the game on Epic was technically DRM-free when using the -EpicPortal command-line argument but not in practice as the game lacked a default save location and so were unable to save progress properly. Update v1.0.43.0 of the game solved this issue, and save files are now stored properly in the root of %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition when running the game with the -EpicPortal command-line argument.
  2. Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition 1.0.43.0 Release Notes - last accessed on 2024-03-28
  3. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2024-03-22
    Confirmed by opening Steam Input Controls Layout page and viewing the config in action. All Game Actions are assigned to a single Action Set, making button remapping more tedious.

    Usually, an average SIAPI-supported game would organize Game Actions by each Action Sets (like "In-Game", or "Menu"), but this isn't the case here.
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on 2024-03-21