Horizon: Zero Dawn, one of 2017’s most anticipated games, is finally out and has already established itself as one of the best games available on the PlayStation 4. Developed by Guerrilla Games, best known for their work on the Killzone series, Horizon is a third-person action/RPG set in a beautiful open world and featuring a charismatic female protagonist named Aloy.
While Horizon is much more accessible than a game like The Witcher 3, of which it’s been frequently compared to (and I firmly believe it’s a game that every PS4 needs to play), it’s still a large, sprawling open world game with a bunch of different gameplay systems to learn and master. As such, it can all be a bit overwhelming at first, especially since the game doesn’t tell you some pretty important things about how some of its systems work, but if you follow these tips, you’ll be hunting robot dinosaurs like a pro in no time.
You Can Adjust The HUD
Open-world games tend not to have the most elegant heads-up displays, as they have to deliver quite a bit of information to the player. Horizon is no exception in this regard but thankfully, it actually gives you the option to adjust the HUD if you’d play with less screen clutter. In fact, you can edit each and every component of the HUD and choose whether or not it shows up on screen. To do this, just go into the options, select “HUD” and choose the “Custom” option. There’s also an option for a dynamic HUD and personally, it’s the one I prefer since it gets rid of everything but you can immediately display it all by simply pressing the DualShock 4’s touchpad. Basically, it lets you be more immersed in the game world without having to sacrifice the HUD and I wish more games would offer this sort of feature.Photo: Sony