Horizon Zero Dawn Vs. Zelda: Breath Of The Wild - Which Game Is Better?

Sony vs Nintendo. Two Game of the Year candidates. Only one can win.

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I can't recall the last time two games of such seismic quality, scope and scale dropped within one another, creating one of this generation's biggest match-ups.

In one corner, Sony-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn; a game casting you as the one Aloy amidst a world dominated by robotic dinosaurs, on the hunt to discover her true lineage. In the other, Nintendo's own Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; the most ambitious Zelda since the franchise first went 3D, seeing you embody an amnesiac Link as he attempts to survive, defeat Ganon and uncover the literal 'Legend of Zelda'.

Two humungous games, yet with a number of key similarities. Both are open-world, both feature hunting and crafting - both even have secret underground sections where you'll learn more about mechanised ancient forces.

It's kinda eery just how similar the two are, yet having played both to completion - and mostly to address the buzz online as to which is better - let's compare and contrast two games that many are already calling their Game of the Year for 2017.

Note: There will be no spoilers for either game.

Gaming Editor
Gaming Editor

WhatCulture's Head of Gaming.