Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Will Battle Crackdown 3 & Xbox One X

On Nov. 7, Xbox One X, Crackdown 3, Super Lucky's Tale and Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds all make their highly anticipated debuts. Competition is coming, but who will come out on top?

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MadPandaSkills13d ago

“Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Will Battle Crackdown 3 & Xbox One X“

The Frozen Wilds is more interesting than either Crackdown 3 or Xbox One X.

chrisx13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

Well said. Crackdown3 looks like a 360 game and the 1-ex isn't really appealing compared to the masterpiece that is Horizon

KickSpinFilter13d ago

I have no problem with how Crackdown 3 looks but the gameplay looks terrible.

thekhurg13d ago


Agreed. Graphics don't matter as much as the exceptionally bland looking gameplay.

naruga13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

they should have completed the title with the phrase "with ease " at the end :P

4Sh0w12d ago (Edited 12d ago )

Neither are really competing against each other....those looking to get the new most powerful console hardware are buying an X1X regardless of HZ DLC. Those wanting more HZ will get it...some are interested in both but nobody is saying to themselves:
"damm I wanted X1X with C3 and upgrading all my games with my new 4K TV set but now I'm gonna get HZ DLC instead."
-lol, just no.

S2Killinit12d ago

Yeah im not buying an expensive version of a console that has utterly failed to deliver all generation long. I will buy games with the money, save the rest and get myself the next gen consoles whenever they are coming out. For now, the Pro and all the Playstation games will keep me satisfied.

MegamanXXX12d ago (Edited 12d ago )

Cradown 3 looks like a ps2 and xbox game tbh. The Legend of Zelda looks better than Crackdown

rainslacker12d ago


So are you denying that when the marketing for both come this holiday, that MS going on about X1X's power, showing off games well into the future, then relying on Forza, CD3, and SoT, and the new AC will somehow make a case for why people should spend $500 on an X1X when the PS4 offering(whether pro or stock version) already has, or will have software that looks better than all that, and is cheaper.

When I used to say the perceivable differences will be minimal, or non-existent, this is what I was talking about....except in this case, Horizon looks fantastic, and UC:TLL kind of blow everything MS has out of the water, and the 4K stuff won't really matter that much.

FinalFantasyFanatic12d ago


Exactly, 4k still has a low adoption rate and big price barrier to entry (You're going to need at least $3000 AUD for a reasonable 4k experience or your wasting your money). As for Crackdown 3, when I saw the trailer at the last E3, it just look bad to me, I don't know how a large portion of xone owners could be looking forward to it. I just got Horizon Dawn in the mail Friday gone, I can see why it's so highly regarded now, hopefully I can do a good portion before the DLC comes out.

4Sh0w11d ago (Edited 11d ago )


Yes that's exactly what I'm saying...first off Crackdown was never a graphics showcase. People know it's a open world chaotic game, so they won't be expecting a cell shaded game to look las good as Horizon anyway. So again not competing there. I mean if you were just talking about C3 releasing on the same day as HZ dlc but no hadrware launch then yeah I get HZ is more attractive....but the situation is new hardware, those looking forward to it aint changing their minds over dlc.

Plus Forza 7 will show the graphics that enthusiasts are looking for plus Microsoft could easily show AC origins and the latest Anthem footage in November advertising to show how proper graphics intense open world games look on X1X compared to HZ on pro....but ultimately as I said getting new hardware that has high end 4K graphics capability and upgrades your entire existing library of games instantly is a significant draw ALL BY ITSELF= Not competing with HZ DLC at all.

I mean I'm on Xbox forums everyday with lots of people who are pretty open about both consoles and their faults, but nobody who wanted an X1X before news of HZ dlc has suddenly said dammit I'm gonna have to get the dlc instead or I'll wait later to buy an X1X until I play HZ dlc. lol, I mean seriously you don't believe otherwise do you? -I'm sure HZ dlc we sell a ton
but it will have no bearing on X1X sales.

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No... A DLC is not even in the same category of a Console Launch lmao, Fanboy's are funny XD, I agree with crackdown though lol

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InTheLab12d ago

Horizon is my game of the year but this is pure comedy. DLC being compared to new hardware and a full game?

This site...


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Obscure_Observer12d ago


"No... A DLC is not even in the same category of a Console Launch lmao, Fanboy's are funny XD, I agree with crackdown though lol"

My god, that´s the worst clickbait article i ever read. DLC vs Console Launch. Crazy! LMAO!

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KickSpinFilter13d ago

Last year I would have disagreed with you but after seeing Crackdown's 3 SP Game in action lack of any new IP's that are not eventually coming to PS4. Playing Horizon to Platinum, I'm much more excited about friggin DLC for a game I've all ready played. Although I will miss out on Cuphead unless I "jump in"

andrewsquall13d ago

Cuphead is even coming to GOG let alone Steam. You don't have to "Jump in" to anything even after the 3 year wait.

jznrpg12d ago

Get in on PC that's what I am gonna do

Thatguy-31013d ago

This DLC will sell better than Crackdown 3. Any bets?

alb189913d ago

That isn't rocket science.

rainslacker12d ago

I know people will call me a hater, and I hate that I believe this, but I think CD3 is going to flop hard.

MS hasn't shown anything about this game that will get the mass market excited. They're setting it up as one of their biggest high profile offerings this gen, and it's just not up to that task. The expectations of it being something amazing are already tapering off as people's only real expectation of this game is now, "graphics were never the games focus, it was fun that one time though, and we'll ignore the 2nd time because -reasons-". People are even defending the lack of shown MP destruction, despite it being the primary selling point for 3 years straight.

The game is really going to struggle. There is too much cometition for GaaS type online MP games on PC for it to help the sales in a significant way. MS is going to lock it to the Windows Store, all but making the game overlooked by the bulk of the PC user base. X1's install base and PC's likely lack of interest isn't going to be big enough to support a long term MP community, and it's hard to see CD3 getting much attention in the face of a new COD, AC, BF, a new Destiny, and now overwatch, the new Epic Games thing, or whatever other big MP title coming out in the same time frame.

MS sold this game on cloud destruction, and that's going to wear thin and may get people to look at it, but they aren't making the game look appealing enough to really get people to even try it in enough numbers to make the MP relevant.

It's great the Xbox fan base remembers the game and likes what it had to offer in the past. But that doesn't mean much if no one else cares. MS has yet to really make many other people care yet.

Obscure_Observer12d ago


"I know people will call me a hater, and I hate that I believe this, but I think CD3 is going to flop hard."

Flop hard? Like Recore? Quantum Break? 200K? 500? How bad a game has to perform on sales so you could actually say... floped hard?

Just curious

alb189913d ago

The truth is that an update or dlc product of Horizon Zero Dawn will not match the attention of the X1X and all the 4k updates that comes with it......nop, sorry.
Ofcurse, that importance that you are giving to this update of HZD can have success in N4G.

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WasimAkram13d ago

Have a look at the mirror before you call others fanboy. You are no better than him.

KickSpinFilter13d ago

Your probably right unless Sony offers a PS4Pro bundle with Horizon + Frozen Wilds + Frozen (the movie (lol) for $400 or $450. Then that is a very good comparison. Otherwise your right for at least the first two months of the X1X launch.

ILostMyMind12d ago (Edited 12d ago )

Of course XBOX will dominate the media. But the HZD and Crackdown fight is an easy bet.

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andrewsquall13d ago

I'm going to say something insane here but I think Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds "offers a significant graphics bump" over Crackdown 3 even at native 4K. ^_^

ONESHOTV212d ago

Madpanda that's subjective because o have no interest in horizon DLC but i would like to at least try crackdown 3. But any way the hive mind is strong on this site i welcome the disagrees

XMessiah23x12d ago

Wish it was running on xbox X the power increase would make the game look even better.

G20WLY12d ago

Sadly, wishes is all this 'new' system has.

XMessiah23x12d ago

@G20WLY, wow your a fanboy.

rainslacker12d ago

Horizon has the great potential to make people wonder where all that extra power is on the X1X. Horizon on the stock PS4 looks absolutely amazing, and on the PS4P it is one of the best looking games this gen.

CD3, and SoT do not at all make a case for needing an X1X, and the multi-plats this gen aren't going to be that much more impressive at launch on the X1X to show off the benefit more. Some older X1 games with updates aren't going to sell the X1X.

Obscure_Observer12d ago (Edited 12d ago )


"Horizon has the great potential to make people wonder where all that extra power is on the X1X."

Only the fools, the ill informed or the casual kids or would think that. Sony focus on photorealistic games has nothing to with what the X can or can´t not do. MS doesn´t have a an photorealistic open world rpg to make a direct comparisson with Horizon. Ryse is a launch Xbox One title and still looks better than Uncharted 4 on a weaker console. I would love to Ryse to receive an Xbox One X patch to see how Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro would fare against it.

"Some older X1 games with updates aren't going to sell the X1X."

We will see about that when CoD, GTA V, The Witcher 3, Halo 5, Forza Horizon 3 etc... receive a patch.