Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Rating Summary

Based on 108 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 108 critic reviews
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Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2020

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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Recommended
Nov 18, 2020

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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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2020
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6 / 10
Nov 18, 2020

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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Nov 18, 2020

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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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2020

The action is tedious, but cutting through swaths of Bokoblins and single-handedly clearing a battlefield is still rewarding

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Unscored
Nov 20, 2020

The game never fully embraces the potential opportunities of its time-traveling premise, but I was still hooked throughout. Possibly it helped that Breath of the Wild already did such a good job of establishing the stakes. Age of Calamity didn’t have to do much to pull on the same heartstrings. Sometimes, a short cutscene with a pained glance or a wavering voice was all it took to reinvigorate the drama of it all.

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6 / 10
Nov 18, 2020

Age of Calamity improves on the combat and structure of Hyrule Warriors, but saps much of the weight from Breath of the Wild's backstory as it fills in its gaps.

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Unscored
Nov 18, 2020

Not even my ardent love for these characters was enough to sustain my interest over the entire, artificially padded game

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Nov 18, 2020

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity isn't The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, but it's a great musou game with a lot of content for starved fans of Breath of the Wild. Even if you're a Zelda fan who can take or leave musou games, Age of Calamity is worth taking. However, occasional slowdown and frame drops, especially in handheld mode on the Switch Lite, make it clear the Switch is aging quickly.

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