26 May 2021 1:04 PM +00:00

Do I Need to Play Horizon Zero Dawn Before Forbidden West?

Fans have been waiting for more details about Horizon Forbidden West ever since it was revealed during the PS5 game's presentation, and we'll learn more at a State of Play on May 28 is awesome.

Thus far, the only thing we know about the game is that it’s a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn and will be a cross-gen release, coming to both PS4 and PS5, so expect some major news from Sony’s State of Play, maybe even a release date.

Read More: PlayStation Horizon Forbidden West State of Play Coming Thursday

Do I Need to Play Horizon Zero Dawn Before Forbidden West?

Of course, due to gamers usually having a massive backlog, there’s a good chance that some players haven’t played Horizon Zero Dawn yet, and they’re wondering if the first game will be required playing so they can understand Horizon Forbidden West.

Unfortunately for players who were hoping that Horizon Forbidden West would be one of those standalone sequels, that’s not the case since Horizon Zero Dawn ended in a cliffhanger.

Technically, players can pick up Horizon Forbidden West and if they like it they could pick up the first game after.


Sony has also done a lot to make sure people play Horizon Zero Dawn before the next game comes out by discounting it several times and even releasing it for free without needing PS Plus.

It’s also relatively cheap as Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is $20 and that’s a bargain for this open-world game, along with the DLC that comes with it.

Horizon Forbidden West will be showcased in Sony’s State of Play and is coming to both PS4 and PS5, while Horizon Zero Dawn is now available on PS4 and PS5.