Horizon Zero Dawn is out and is already being hailed as the visual benchmark for this generation of consoles. Guerrilla Games has designed an absolute graphical showcase of a world, for Aloy to explore.
However, it's not just the technology behind Guerrilla Games' own Decima Engine that makes Horizon Zero Dawn so good, it's the game's art-design too.
Often we've seen games where the graphics are great but at the same time the art-design is lacking any real character, or in turn you see games with a great art style to compensate for a smaller budget. Yet, it's the games with the memorable art design that can help a game stand the test of time many years later. Horizon Zero Dawn has the fortune of being a AAA game with both beautiful graphics and art design. This is evident in the way it has already inspired a near endless amount of fanart to look at, here I pick some of the best I've seen so far.