Meet the machines of Horizon Forbidden West

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite her successes in Horizon Zero Dawn, the bulk of Aloy's frightening foes in Horizon Forbidden West are machines. Many are dinosaur-themed, and there's a decent plot reason for that unveiled in the first game which I'll refrain from mentioning here. Some series newcomers, like a massive metallic snake, are breaking all the rules in their relentless pursuit for prey.

Of course, all these fiendish robots have real in-universe names. All of which are superior to "cobra." In a brand new PlayStation Blog post, Guerrilla Games' Narrative Director Ben McCaw has ponied up some steel-clad details on the monster machines plaguing the lands of Horizon Forbidden West.

On February 18, Aloy will venture into the dangerous frontier of the Forbidden West, confronting a huge variety of deadly new machines. You saw many of these steel beasts revealed last week at The Game Awards, but today Guerrilla offers a closer look at the armored Rollerback, the graceful Sunwing, and the acid-spitting Slitherfang, plus several more. Some serve as guardians of the natural order, while others are built only to kill. Even worse, the power to control them has fallen into the wrong hands… 

A news blurb is one thing, but seeing it all in action demands a trailer. Thankfully, Guerrilla's happy to provide.


Horizon Forbidden West launches for PS5 and PS4 on February 18, 2022. If you're looking at grabbing the PS4 version, rest assured, it still looks pretty.