Horizon Zero Dawn Videos Introduces the Thunderjaw and Snapmaw

February 9, 2017Written by Alex Co


While open world action games are a dime a dozen these days, Horizon Zero Dawn manages to stand out due to its unique setting and enemy design. Kicking off our look at the game’s unique robotic dinosaurs, Guerrilla Games has released two videos showcasing the “machines.”

Check out the Horizon Zero Dawn videos below which give us an overview of the “Snapmaw” and “Thunderjaw” enemies.



  • Type: Acquisition
  • Habitat: Water Regions
  • Challenge Level: 20
  • Combat Weaponry: Freeze Burst
  • Combat Melee: Lunging Jaw Bite
    • Jumping Jaw Bite
    • Snap Bite
    • Tail Strike
  • Special Ability: Resource Processing
  • Vulnerabilities:
    • Cryo Sac
    • Fire Damage
  • Tactics: Blowing Up Cryo Sac

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.



  • Type: Combat
  • Habitat: All Terrain – Open Areas
  • Challenge Level: 27
  • Combat Weaponry:
    • Machine Guns
    • Disc Launchers
    • Mouth Laser
  • Combat Melee:
    • Bite Attack
    • Rushing Bite Attack
    • Charge Attack
    • Foot Stomp
    • Tail Slam
    • Tail Swipe
  • Special Ability: Radar Scan – to find hidden threats
  • Vulnerabilities:
    • Heart Core
    • Brain Core
  • Tactics: Remove disc launcher to use against it

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.

Got that? Good. Now, over on Twitter, the official PlayStation UK account released a super short video where we can see the Horizon Zero Dawn pre-order items in action. Check out the Nora Longshot Bow, Nora Machine Trapper Pack and the Nora Lookout Outfit and see whether they’re worth the pre-order price.

Set to hit this February 28 exclusively for the PS4, expect PlayStation LifeStyle’s Horizon Zero Dawn review in the coming weeks.

[Source: Gematsu]