Horizon Zero Dawn captivated players with its blend of sci-fi and primal beauty. As an iconic new IP, mods allow fans to tailor Aloy’s adventure for an optimal experience. Here are 10 top-ranking mods from Nexus Mods that enhance Horizon’s core strengths while addressing minor flaws:
10. Eliminate Fall Damage
Navigating Horizon’s world should be thrilling, not frustrating. But fall damage from minor drops disrupts flow. Remove Fall Damage prevents such immersion-breaking penalties, letting platforming feel fun rather than finicky.
9. Save Game Plus with Face Paint Options
Eager for NG+ perks without the wait? Save Game Plus unlocks Ultra Hard, face paints, poses and more instantly. Or if you prefer a purer run, starting fresh while retaining cosmetics is possible too. Convenience without compromise.
8. Control Young Aloy
A fascinating recent Play as Child Aloy mod lets players control a child version of Aloy for the full game. While only possible for the opening missions normally, this tweak enables taking the endearing 5-year-old into the later dangerous challenges across Horizon’s world. Though not fully realistic, the chance to guide sweet young Aloy through threats meant for her adult self provides a uniquely charming experience.
7. Enhanced Rain Realism
Small touches enhance realism enormously. Natural Rain replaces Horizon’s streaky default precipitation with varied, opaque raindrops that enable better visibility. It’s a subtle yet transformative upgrade.
6. Additional Inventory Space
A common complaint is Horizon’s limited inventory space. Powerful Aloy removes this immersion-breaking limitation, letting you fully enjoy the action and rewards. No more agonizing over which items to keep after big takedowns.
5. Character Swap Library
For a dramatic change of perspective, the ingeniously seamless Model Swap Library mod inserts 16 characters in Aloy’s stead. Suddenly, allies like Sylens or villains like Helis become playable – with full facial animations.
4. Realistic Visual Enhancements with Natural Clover Reshade
For showcasing Horizon’s jaw-dropping vistas, Natural Clover Reshade is a must, using tweaks like reduced fog and enhanced lighting to add realism. Vast lands gleam with renewed splendor so not an inch of beauty goes unappreciated.
3. Casual Attire for Aloy
Why can’t a badass post-apocalyptic hunter relax in comfort? The Casual Outfit mod gives Aloy a tank top, shorts and tennis shoes so she can take down robots in style. It’s a playful change of pace from her usual garb.
2. Aloy with New Hairstyles
Hair colors allow stylish new looks for Aloy without altering her identity. From bold purples to natural blondes, injecting self-expression makes saving humanity all the more personal.
1. Game Tweaks and Cheat Menu for Ultimate Control
But for truly godlike power, Gameplay Tweaks’ vast cheat options can’t be beat. Spawn monsters, control weather, enable noclip and more – your game, your rules. Play how you want without judgement.
Horizon Zero Dawn modding unlocks new possibilities while enhancing strengths. With the right customizations, Aloy’s journey becomes your own legend waiting to unfold. Where will your imagination lead? The choice is yours.
More Horizon Content:
- The Upcoming Multiplayer Game
- There is No Blood and Violence in the Game
- Call of the Mountain Nomination
Horizon Zero Dawn is available on Windows PC and PS4.
About The Author
I'm a passionate content writer dedicated to the world of video games.
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.