Horizon Zero Dawn Wins Best Videogame Writing at Writers Guild Awards

February 13, 2018

The accolades just keep on rolling in for PS4-exclusive darling Horizon Zero Dawn. In last night's Writers Guild Awards ceremony, the action-RPG picked up the much coveted (and only) videogame-related trophy: Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing. It was up against Death of the Outsider, the recent DLC for Dishonored 2, as well as Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow and Madden NFL '18: Longshot.

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The title received a lot of praise upon release, not only for its open world gameplay which side-stepped a lot of the bloat which had permeated the game in recent years, but also in making a grounded, relatable character in the form of Aloy. Credit should also go to Ashley Burch for bringing the flame-haired heroine to life. The story of mankind's fall, and its regression to tribal communities after the rise of hostile AI, captured the imagination of not only players, but the WGA voting board. Congratulations to everyone involved in the game!

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Rob Kershaw

I've been gaming since the days of the Amstrad. Huge RPG fan. Planescape: Torment tops my list, but if a game tells a good story, I'm interested. Absolutely not a fanboy of any specific console or PC - the proof is in the gaming pudding. Also, I like cake.