2Horizon Forbidden West
When it released in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the best open world games you could play on PS4. Following Aloy, a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with dangerous robotic creatures, it featured a huge world, an engaging story, and just about everything else we love about an open world game. Fast forward to 2022, and Horizon Zero Dawn has been outdone by its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West. Again putting players in Aloy’s shoes, it’s just about bigger and better than its predecessor in every way.
Horizon Forbidden West picks up shortly after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn. Having dealt with one threat, it seems like Aloy’s journey is far from over, with much more about the world around her – and where she herself came from – to discover. Players will venture to brand new areas – the titular “forbidden west” – and explore real-world cities, now ancient ruins in the game. With new abilities to unlock for Aloy, a bigger world than ever to explore, new characters to meet, creatures to defeat (and sometimes tame), this is one of the best open world games you can play on PS4. It looks absolutely beautiful, too.