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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo
Mar 3, 2017 - Wii U, Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

96

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Essential
IGN
10 / 10
GamesRadar+
5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
10 / 10
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
10 / 10
Polygon
10 / 10
GameSpot
10 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Switch's debut and Wii U's demise are marked by a radical reinvention of The Legend of Zelda that will go down as an all-time great.

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IGN

10 / 10.0
IGN

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is evocative, exhilarating, and a masterclass in open-world design.

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The most freeform Zelda yet, without sacrificing the charm, fun or quality you expect from the series. Nintendo’s finest work since Super Mario Galaxy.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
10 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best Zelda there’s ever been, and very possibly the best video game ever made.

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Breath of the Wild is a feat of design and polish. Hyrule feels like a real place, and the journey Link and Zelda undertake to defeat Ganon is compelling

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I guess, in the end, it's not just that Breath of the Wild signals that Zelda has finally evolved and moved beyond the structure it's leaned on for so long. It's that the evolution in question has required Nintendo to finally treat its audience like intelligent people. That newfound respect has led to something big, and different, and exciting. But in an open world full of big changes, Breath of the Wild also almost always feels like a Zelda game — and establishes itself as the first current, vital-feeling Zelda in almost 20 years.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's most ambitious and impressive game to date.

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