PS5 Console- Horizon Forbidden West Bundle
About this item
- Faster Loading: Fast-travel across the map and get back into the game almost instantly with the PlayStation5 console’s ultra-high-speed SSD and fast load times.
- Stunning Visuals: Experience the vast world of Horizon Forbidden West in stunning 4K and HDR.* From mountain tops to small sprigs of leaves, everything is realized to incredible detail at an enormous scale. Targeting 60FPS, Performance Mode further enhances smoothness of movement, animations and controls.
- Haptic Feedback: Get closer to each fight Aloy takes on with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback. Feel the sensation of blades of grass you brush past when making a stealth approach, melee swipes you make against machines and armoured humans, and the directional impact from enemy attacks when you attempt to evade.
- Adaptive Triggers: Enjoy a new level of immersion when you interact with different objects using the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers. Feel the tension in the string of your bow, the pull of your new grappling tool and the resistance of the triggers on heavy tribal and mechanical weapons.
There is a newer version of this item:
Get thePlayStation®5 Console –Horizon Forbidden West™ Bundle to join Aloy as she braves a dangerous frontier on PS5™.Enjoy Horizon Forbidden West PS5 innovations including 4K and HDR visuals*, DualSense™ wireless controller adaptive triggersand haptic feedback, Tempest 3D AudioTech when using stereo headphones (analogue or USB) and more.*4K and HDR require a 4K and HDR compatible TV or display. PlayStation®5 Console –Horizon Forbidden West™ Bundle includes: PlayStation5 console; DualSense™ wireless controller; Base; HDMI® cable; AC power cord; USB cable; Printed materials; ASTRO’s PLAYROOM (Pre-installed game. PS5™ console may need to be updated to the latest system software version. Internet connection required.); Horizon Forbidden Westfull game voucher
From the manufacturer
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2022
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Design and Build Quality - The first thing that struck me about the PS5 is its futuristic design. While it may not appeal to everyone, I found the bold aesthetic captivating. However, I did face some challenges when trying to fit the console into my entertainment setup due to its large size and unique shape. On the positive side, the build quality is exceptional, the console feels incredibly durable and premium and should easily survive till its successor comes.
Performance - When it comes to performance, the PS5 truly shines. Powered by a custom AMD Zen 2 processor and an RDNA 2-based GPU, the console delivers breathtaking graphics and ensures smooth gameplay. The ultra-fast SSD significantly reduces load times, and the support for ray tracing adds stunning visual effects to my gaming experience. I was particularly impressed with the 3D audio technology, which enhanced immersion and provided an immersive audio experience.
Controller - One of the standout features of the PS5 is the DualSense controller. From the moment I held it, I could feel the difference. The improved haptic feedback and adaptive triggers added a new layer of immersion to my gaming sessions. What's more, the controller's design is incredibly comfortable and ergonomic, ensuring that even during extended play sessions, I never experienced any discomfort.
Game Library - While the PS5 initially had a limited selection of exclusive titles, I am pleased to see the game library steadily expanding. Games like "Demon's Souls" and "Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart" truly showcase the capabilities of the console. Moreover, the backward compatibility feature allowed me to enjoy a vast range of PS4 games right from the start, giving me a substantial library to dive into.
User Interface and Features - Navigating the PS5's user interface is a breeze. The clean and intuitive design made it easy for me to jump into games and access various features. With support for 4K resolution and HDR, the visuals are stunning, truly immersing me in the gaming world. Additionally, features like Share Play, remote play, and PlayStation Plus further enhanced my gaming experience, offering connectivity and multiplayer options.
Availability and Pricing - Unfortunately, one of the major downsides of the PS5 has been its availability. Like many others, I faced frustration due to supply shortages and high demand. Moreover, the initial retail price may be steep for some consumers, especially when considering the additional costs of games and accessories.
Conclusion - As a gaming enthusiast, the console's powerful hardware, immersive controller, and expanding game library make it a compelling choice. While the design may polarize opinions and availability issues have been a major drawback, those who can overlook these aspects will be treated to a top-of-the-line gaming experience that sets a new standard in the industry.
To be clear, I think the PS5 is a good machine overall, but I do have a few gripes.
The included HDMI cable is too short, especially for my wall mount TV. They could have given us a couple more feet to make this a bit easier to deal with, instead I used another cable I had.
I really think that the available drive space is really cutting corners on the console. Considering a lot of these games are quite large, it will not take long to fill up the console, especially if you get a lot of the digital versions. Which leads of course to another expense, buying an additional memory card for more storage.
I am not crazy about the included plastic stand. It feels cheap and fitting it to the console in a horizontal position doesn’t really function well. As opposed to being able to screw it in like the vertical position, this just clips into the back. Well, sort of, as it doesn’t really clip well.
I, also, am not crazy about the overall design of the outer casing that is a bit bulky and kind of contrasts with most electronics in terms of looks and style. I would have preferred black like the PS4 and a sleeker design that didn’t need the cheap plastic stand.
I like the new OS interface overall, but they have made some things more complex than they need to be, such as powering off or putting in rest mode. Much simpler on the PS4.
Also, why is it so complicated to find out whether you can do a free upgrade of your PS4 games to PS5. If the game is in your library, it should be easier to find and install, such as sending you a notification of the games that have free upgrades instead of a search for each game, putting in your disk, etc. I just feel that this could have been made easier on the user because if you are like me, I have nearly 200 PS4 games with at least 70 that I still play or have not completed that I would like to get the enhanced graphics for, if they exist and are included as part of the PS4 purchase.
Although I have some complaints about the console, I still think it is a step in the right direction. The OS is slick and better in a lot of ways, minus the things I pointed out above.
The console is fast and installs quicker and games run faster, even PS4 versions. Transferring data from the PS4 is fairly painless and fairly speedy depending on how much you are transferring. I like that you can still use games on your USB hard drive, although that is limited to PS4 only games. I was able to jump back into the first Dying Light game right where I left off within a few minutes, although for some reason, it had to reinstall the Enhanced Edition, even though I already had the Anniversary Edition installed on my external drive.
The controllers are better than the dual shocks and are a nice jump forward in technology with its dualsense technology.
Graphically, the console is great and another leap forward as you would expect with 4K and fantastic graphics with most PS5 games. And Yay!! The console is backwards compatible with my PS4 library.
On the wish list of things I would have liked to seen added would have been an additional USB slot and an additional MS2 memory slot(instead of just one), so you could double your additional onboard storage.
Overall, this is a nice leap forward in gaming consoles. It is a bit pricy, hard to find and needs some additional purchases, such as additional memory to really round out the experience. I just hope that the accessories such as the next gen VR and camera take those leaps as well to round out the gaming experience as well as games that support these new features.
Even though the PS5 arrived in a repackaged box, everything inside the box was like new quality. The unit turned on and updated to the latest software/firmware updates, games plat flawlessly, the controller sent with the unit has zero drift, all the buttons appear to work correctly.
I would have given this item a 4 and 1/2 star rating if I could have, that half a star is mostly because for a used unit with only a 90 day warranty, I felt it might be priced a little high.
With backwards-compatibility & the disc drive, you get access to all the games and features of the current system, plus the ability to watch movies or play any PS4 games you have physical copies of. And the PlayStation store has available apps for pretty much every streaming service, making this a decent all-around media hub.
The only reason to buy this one over any other PS5 available is that you want this game in particular. If your game/media collection is all digital, save $50-100 & get the digital bundle.