The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champion's Ballad

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champion's Ballad is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameXplain
Liked
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked
Dec 10, 2017
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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 12, 2017

Breath of the Wild's latest adventure is well worth the time and effort, ending on on a triumphant high.

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Scored Reviews

COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Dec 14, 2017

The Champion's Ballad DLC is a splendid continuation of one of 2017's finest titles. Though it features minor disappointments, the overall experience is incredibly enjoyable.

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Gamersky
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2017

The second DLC provides more things to play and experience than the last one, with new combat, new puzzles, new areas to explore, and new story to dig.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2018

The Champion's Ballad acts as a perfect tribute to both Breath of the Wild and to the Zelda series.

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Game Informer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

Revisiting Hyrule for new shrines and challenges highlight Breath of the Wild's high points, but also retreads some of the less-than-stellar boss and dungeon design

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Atomix
83 / 100
83 / 100
Dec 11, 2017

With new gear, 16 new shrines, 1 new divine beast and a new great boss, The Champion's Ballad offers hour of the best elements in BOTW (including exploring and combat). It might not be narrative driven but overall the experience is fun and challenging.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 16, 2017

The Champions' Ballad is a satisfying send-off for one of the year's best games.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 18, 2017

Through such arduous trials, the Champions' Ballad pushes Breath of the Wild's mechanics to their limits, whether combat or puzzles.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

If you liked Breath of the Wild, The Champion's Ballad is an easy purchase- it is more Breath of the Wild, at its very best.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 9, 2017

The Champions' Ballad is highly enjoyable and a reminder of just why this game has already won its first of what is bound to be many "Game of the Year" awards.

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Red Value Gaming
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 2, 2018

While still decent, the expansion to Breath of the Wild doesn't hit the same tune that the base game did.

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Pause Resume
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dec 14, 2017

While it might not fill the story itch that many have been looking for, the Champions’ Ballad will provide some of the best challenges and puzzles in the Zelda series. In essence, it’s more of the same but that’s a good thing in our eyes.

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IGN
7.8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

The Champions' Ballad isn't the extra dose of story for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that many fans were expecting, but it would be churlish to turn down another chunk of hours with one of gaming's greatest achievements. Even better, those hours are filled with new surprises, endgame-level challenges, and the weirdest post-game reward of recent years.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2017

I had a great time taking on the new shrines and the obliteration silliness. Breath of the Wild is still a blast, so even if everything feels familiar, I couldn't help but take myriad detours and comb through areas I had already been before just to ensure that I didn't miss something. Keep your expectations in check and you'll enjoy the ride.

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

The Champion's Ballad DLC is a nice addition to Breath of the Wild, but not an essential purchase. Great for people looking to return to Hyrule, but casual Zelda fans might want to wait for a sale.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 11, 2017

As inessential as most story DLC tends to be, but despite a few unwanted encores this is still an entertaining, if unnecessary, story expansion.

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 11, 2017

The Champions' Ballad is far from what we were expecting, especially story-wise, but any excuse is good to return to Breath of the Wild's Hyrule. The new shrines are great, and everything that happens at the end make up for any of the not-so-good parts.

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