Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Nintendo, KOEI TECMO GAMES

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OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
81%
Critics Recommend
Based on 74 critic reviews
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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Based on 74 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 74 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 20, 2020

Developer: KOEI TECMO GAMES

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Adventure, Action

A STORY SET 100 YEARS BEFORE THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD… Travel into Hyrule’s past and fight to prevent the kingdom’s destruction in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch! Unfolding a century before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the fate of Hyrule hangs in the balance. Lead your forces onto the battlefield, then battle against the might of Calamity Ganon in the ultimate struggle for survival. A FIGHT FOR THE AGES! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity combines action-packed gameplay with the rich landscapes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to create a new and exciting experience: - A familiar world…: See the land of Hyrule from a different perspective, before Calamity Ganon struck. - …with familiar faces: Take control of Link, Zelda and the other Champions of Hyrule as they stand against an evil bent on total destruction! - Fast-paced combat: Use powerful weapons and magical runes to vanquish armies of enemies, as well as facing off against truly formidable monsters. - In-depth storytelling: Experience a unique story on the battlefield and through voiced cutscenes as you try to avert the Great Calamity and save Hyrule! STAND TOGETHER Bring a friend into battle with you on one Nintendo Switch and take on Calamity Ganon as a team. Fight side-by-side or divide your efforts to cover more ground, complete objectives or defeat the forces of darkness!

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Critic Reviews

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Zelda gets the Dynasty Warriors treatment once more, folding in inspiration from Breath of the Wild for the best musou spin-off yet.

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Age of Calamity boasts compelling combat, a stack of content and a clever remix of Breath of the Wild's Hyrule.

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is an ace accomplice to Breath of the Wild, providing charming backstories to its colorful cast of characters while carrying forward the spirit of experimental gameplay with impressive results.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best Dynasty Warriors style game ever made, which means it's slightly north of mediocre, with simplistic combat, weak storytelling, and a whole lot of repetition.

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Audience Reviews

8.5 / 10.0
It's honestly really fun, the story is nice, with more character moments than Breath of The Wild, and the gameplay is super fun. I am honestly in love with the game. There is only one problem I have though.. It does not run even remotely good, it runs at shockingly slow framerate during combat, and only runs ever so slightly faster when there isn't much enemies around. The

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