10 Action RPG Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn (2024)

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Today we’re showing a couple of amazing games similar to Horizon Zero Dawn if you’re into action RPGs, These games are top-rated and will deliver the same, even more thrills than you experienced playing Horizon Zero.

Horizon Zero is an action open-world game developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released in 2017, and it is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.

With a well-received sequel called Horizon Forbidden West now out as of the time of updating this article, this game isn’t dying anytime soon.

The games have a massive world to explore, and although overrun by machines, it is quite addictive, and, normally, you’d want options or alternatives to them when you are done playing them. Today, we have compiled a list of games similar to Horizon Zero Dawn for 2024 and beyond.

1. Legend of Zelda:”Breath of the Wild”

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Available on: Nintendo switch, Wii U.

Legend of zelda is a beautiful game with high-quality colors and artistry, a worthy rival for Horizon zero dawn. It is an action game, with monsters around to fight and kill.

From time to time, there is a need to level up, gather new crafts and skills so as to be able to fight and defeat level bosses. This might get a little bit boring over time but I guess it’s part of what makes a game fun. You need to work for what you want to be, basically.

You could also check out Miitopia as it’s trending these days among Nintendo console owners.

2. Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

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Available on: Playstation 4, Nintendo switch, Xbox one, Microsoft Windows.

The third in the series, the wild hunt has fans really excited, talking non-stop about the diversity with which this version brings. The story is based on open-world gameplay that has you playing as the main character, Geralt, traveling around medieval Poland, hunting monsters; the latter having similarities to Horizon zero dawn.

As you go, you level up in skill and you get to customize your look and outfit also.

3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Nintendo Swtich.

Developed by Bethseda game studios in 2011, Elder scrolls is an open-world action role-playing game that has you adventuring in faraway lands, interacting with them as you go from place to place. It has a massive world just like horizon zero dawn.

However, you get to search and discover hidden books stuffed with lore, people, and cities (I guess it’s not called elder scrolls for nothing, haha).

It might take a while to discover these, then you get to play through the story mode, fight monsters too and you get a massive world to explore with each level giving you a condition from time to time.

4. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Available on:  Playstation 4, Nintendo switch, Xbox one, Microsoft Windows.

Middle earth is purely about fights. There is always something to kill or get killed by lurking around everywhere you step. Its availability on almost all the major platforms has made it a very popular game.

Just like horizon zero dawn, it is an open-world game and as said earlier, monsters are everywhere. You get to either obliterate or enslave to join your army.

The fights might seem a little bit repetitive, however, that is where it gets more fun. You get to enjoin it each time you get involved in it.

5. Far cry: Primal

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Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where you have to find your way to the top;  not really top, but where you have to be able to stand above others. Far cry unlike Horizon zero dawn is a first-person shooter game but the combat style is something to look forward to enjoying.

It is also an open-world game with a lot to explore, gather and pull off just to survive the world in which you have been put.

6. Immortals: Fenyx Rising

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Available on: Windows, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox one Series.

The hype around Immortals: Fenyx Rising since its launch alone is something, thankfully the game lives up to the hype and is up there as one of the top action RPG games of our time.

If you’re looking for one of the best games similar to Horizon Zero Dawn, then this is it.

7. Unchartered 2: Among Thieves

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Available on: PS3, PS4.

Uncharted 2 is an open-world action game. It’s definitely about thieves, as you have guessed, however with more stuff to move around, worlds to explore and principalities to go against.

Unlike Horizon zero dawn, it’s not about machines but you get a thrilling experience with this game.

8. Fallout 4

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Available on: PS4, Xbos one, Microsoft Windows.

The game has an amazingly massive world to explore. If you love moving around, discovering game worlds, this is your forte.

However, the game feels a little bit close to skyrim, but it is definitely worthy of being compared to Horizon zero dawn.

From taking on missions and quests, surviving ordeals, and the best part, there are mods to elongate the character’s life, I think that justifies, life gives hope; the saying, basically. It is most definitely, a game to consider being immersed in.

9. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

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Available on: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows

Talk about a game that instantly immerses you in the world of Horizon zero dawn, it is this game; a sequel after odyssey. It is set in the medieval age of Europe, having you explore early Britain and Norway in a massive world, handling missions and quests.

The gameplay, graphics directly reeks of horizon zero and you should definitely check it out!

10. God of War

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Available on: Major Consoles.

A game that is widely and popularly spoken of by fans and records around, God of war is an absolutely worth alternative for horizon zero dawn. Massive world, a lot of things to do and explore, there is no way you would not be engrossed in this game.

The availability and reach are other things to really note. You can have a version on almost any console.

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