Horizon Forbidden West stands as one of 2022’s best games, but PS4/PS5 exclusivity limits its audience. Thankfully, several other titles provide similar open world action-adventure experiences. Here are 5 titles sure to appeal to Forbidden West fans seeking an alternative:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla transports players to 9th century England during the Viking invasion. As raider Eivor Varinsdottir, sail from Norway and carve out a new homeland while resisting Saxon forces. With lush open world visuals and stealth-based combat, Valhalla should feel familiar to Forbidden West explorers.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft battles Trinity in hidden city Paititi to prevent a Mayan apocalypse. Seeking the disturbance’s source mirrors Aloy’s quest to stop the blight. Both share female leads and mechanics like crafting and traversal. If you love tomb raiding and archery, Tomb Raider delivers.
God of War
God of War (2018) reinvents the series with a more grounded focus on Norse mythos. The shift to over-the-shoulder, close-quarters combat means gameplay differs drastically from past titles. But the satisfying axe throws and combo-driven action still offer an experience reminiscent of Forbidden West.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
For pure open world immersion, The Witcher 3 is hard to beat. Its fantasy realm built on Slavic lore provides endless adventures while pursuing Ciri. Instead of machines, battle griffins, vampires and other monsters in kinetic real-time combat. Engaging characters and moral choices feed an unforgettable narrative.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War continues the story of Talion and Celebrimbor as they forge a Ring to resist Sauron. Integrating iconic figures into original tales, it echoes Horizon’s fusion of sci-fi and tribal mythology. Robust combat, gear upgrades and fortress sieges will feel familiar to Forbidden West fans.
Of course, nothing fully replicates Horizon Forbidden West’s exhilarating battles against elaborately designed machines or Aloy’s moving personal journey. But for players lacking a PlayStation, these engrossing adventures capture a similar tone and scope. Immerse yourself in rich lore and dynamic worlds that compellingly fuse past and future.
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Horizon Forbidden West is currently playable on PS4 and PS5.
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My heart beats to the rhythm of the virtual landscapes, and my true gaming obsessions are "Horizon Franchise", Zero Dawn and Forbidden West, and "The Last of Us Series". You can always find me exploring the breathtaking horizons of Ellie's and Aloy's adventures.