You can read VGC’s own Horizon Forbidden West review in written form via the link, or watch the video review via the embed on this page, posted below.
“When it comes to sequels that are significantly better than the original, a game that often comes to mind is Assassin’s Creed 2,” wrote VGC critic Jordan Middler.
“The jump from the first Assassin’s Creed to its sequel perfectly represents what a studio can do once it’s found its feet with the first instalment of a franchise – expanding on what worked, listening to what its players didn’t like, and taking advantage of not having to learn to walk at the same time.
“While Horizon Forbidden West just falls short of replacing Assassin’s Creed 2 in this analogy, it gets very close. With better combat, a compelling story and a jaw-droppingly beautiful world, it’s an improvement on the original in every way, even if it does hold on to a few open-world tropes that we could have left behind. ”