The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Rating Summary

Based on 156 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

96

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 156 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

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

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Essential
Mar 2, 2017

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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Mar 2, 2017

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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Mar 2, 2017
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

10 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

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

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10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

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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10 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

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

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10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

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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Unscored
Mar 2, 2017

Triumphant. Groundbreaking. The pinnacle of Zelda.

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Mar 2, 2017

Link's most ambitious adventure is one of Nintendo's crowning achievements.

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