Horizon: Zero Dawn Menacing Machines Detailed; Watch Four New Vignettes Here

Samrat Sharma, the senior online producer at Guerrilla Games, took to the PlayStation Blog to inform gamers who are excited for Horizon Zero Dawn about some of the creatures they will be going up against when the game launches later this month.

We have seen plenty of robotic creatures from gameplay trailers and such, but Sharma has brought some insider knowledge about the bigger enemies players will come against. The four new creatures that are featured are Thunderjaw, Stormbird, Snapmaw, and Behemoth.

Check out the four monsters down below:


The combat-class Thunderjaw is one of the deadliest machines encountered in Horizon Zero Dawn. A formidable beast equipped with cannons, disc launchers and a mouth laser, its powerful ranged attacks will quickly cut down any hunter foolish enough to alert it. Space permitting, it can also unleash with a devastating range of melee attacks such as charges and tail swipes.


An acquisition-class machine, the Snapmaw is frequently found basking in or near bodies of water, where it gathers valuable minerals from the sediment. It can move with surprising ferocity when alerted, lashing out with an array of melee attacks that include powerful lunge bites and tail swipes. For ranged attacks, it fires off cryo mortars that freeze the target on impact.


Soaring through the sky at high altitude, the fearsome Stormbird is a combat-class machine that can swoop down and attack its prey with tremendous force. It is just as dangerous on land as it is in the air, with a variety of swift and powerful attacks that range from wing blasts to claw slashes. Its enormous metal wings are capable of collecting and discharging the electricity in the air.


The Behemoth is a huge, rugged transport-class machine that uses anti-gravity technology to transfer precious cargo from smaller acquisition-class machines into its stomach container. When provoked, it may charge at the enemy or use its anti-gravity unit to hurl heavy objects. It is also equipped with a set of grinding drills that allow it to grind and propel rock projectiles.

Horizon Zero Dawn launches on February 28 exclusively for PS4.