The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
89
Top Critic Average
91%
Critics Recommend
Based on 58 critic reviews
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds MastheadThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Masthead

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
Spread the word:

Game Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSNov 22, 2013

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Adventure

Two worlds collide in an all-new adventure set in the world of Super NES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. In this newly spun tale, Link transforms into a living painting to cross into a dark, parallel dimension mirroring Hyrule. Conquer the puzzles, traps, and hidden rooms of deadly dungeons to save both worlds from certain doom!

Brought to life in 3D, this beloved, top-down world is the perfect backdrop for a sweeping new tale. Dungeons sink deep below the screen as Link and his attacks pop out, highlighting the nonstop action. The pace is faster than ever, especially since you can swap items on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. Shoot an arrow, toss a boomerang, bomb a wall, then merge into a painting to slide between two worlds — all in a matter of seconds. With gameplay, visuals, and controls this smooth and consistent, no Zelda adventure has ever been so action-packed.

Where to Buy

Amazon

Review Data

View More
Mighty Head
40
Strong Head
7
Fair Head
2
Weak Head
2
Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Launch Trailer thumbnail

Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Launch Trailer

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Screenshot 1
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Screenshot 2

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Past lives.

Read full review

IGN

9.4 / 10.0
IGN

What could have been an easy sequel that traded on past glories is instead a compelling argument for digging up the foundations of Zelda and seeing what happens - rather like Wind Waker did 10 years ago. A Link Between Words is not a total revolution, but it may very well be the start of one. I haven’t been so challenged by a Zelda since Ocarina of Time, and rarely have I been so consistently surprised by one.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best Zelda games of all time and one which manages to quietly rewrite the series’ usual formula in some surprising, and surprisingly successful, ways.

Read full review

GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds brings the outstanding gameplay of the SNES prequel to the 3DS in a well-crafted adventure that will give you a rush of nostalgia. With interesting new characters, atypical series gameplay elements, and fantastic 3D visuals, Link's next adventure is a must play.

Read full review