Horizon: Forbidden West Location in Real Life
Here are some of the real-life inspiration for this video game locations
15 Apr 2022 · By Adrian Padmodihardjo

After the success of its debut, Playstation Studios re-released Horizon in its sequel titled Forbidden West. For those of you who have played this title before, maybe you realize that a number of locations or settings in this game are designed based on several locations in the world. real life.

This time, Horizon: Forbidden West uses a background inspired by a number of areas in California, United States.

Golden Gate Bridge in Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West /
Golden Gate Bridge in Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West / pushsquare

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the mandatory locations in the San Francisco area for you to take pictures with. On this bridge, you can see the expanse of skyscrapers that span the downtown area and the blue sky that stretches over the Pacific ocean.

In Horizon, this bridge and the surrounding area were already covered with various kinds of plants. This makes it an interesting blend of technological sophistication and the superiority of nature.

Golden Gate Bridge in Horizon Forbidden West /
Golden Gate Bridge in Horizon Forbidden West / ElAnalistaDeBits

The Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts was originally built as a temporary building in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. Created to resemble the ruins of an ancient Roman temple, this location is the only building left from the exhibition. Unfortunately, in Horizon, this place has already sunk to the bottom of the sea

The Palace of Fine Arts in Horizon Forbidden West /
The Palace of Fine Arts in Horizon Forbidden West / ElAnalistaDeBits

San Francisco City Hall

If you are looking for an alternative tourist destination away from the glittering heart of the city, try visiting San Francisco City Hall.

You can start your visit in the main lobby, which features a stunning domed ceiling and artwork by a number of local artists. You can also go to the rotunda, to enjoy the stunning tiled floors and colorful murals that surround it.

Like several other locations in the Horizon, this place becomes quite difficult to identify because it is already overgrown by a lot of wild plants.

San Francisco City Hall in Horizon Forbidden West /
San Francisco City Hall in Horizon Forbidden West / ElAnalistaDeBits

High Roller

For you lovers of activities that trigger adrenaline, High Roller can be one of your tourist destinations in the California area. Built 160 meters high, you can see the landscape of the Nevada city in this High Roller capsule.

As for the Horizon, this area is far from pleasant, because the High Roller attraction has collapsed and sunk into the sea of deserts.

High Roller in Horizon Forbidden West /
High Roller in Horizon Forbidden West / ElAnalistaDeBits

Other Locations

There are many other locations in the California area that are the inspiration for setting in Horizon Forbidden West. These include the Fox Theatre, Oracle Park, and Grace Cathedral.

Where to stay near those places?

For you hardcore fans of this video game, let's visit these places before the robots attack. You can stay at these hotels to visit a number of places above.

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