Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 67 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 67 critic reviews
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Recommended
May 15, 2018

The name is rather suiting, Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is definitely the strongest entry in the Hyrule Warriors games yet.

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7.2 / 10.0
May 15, 2018

In its core Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is a traditional Musō-style Game which unfortunately took over 1:1 all of the typical issues that the Warriors series has. Also the game fights with technical issues but carefully manages to take all the major storyelements of the Legend of Zelda series that create an interesting perspective on how Link and his friends would face epic battles within it. Fans of both worlds should give the world of Hyrule apart from Nintendo a try.

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80 / 100
May 19, 2018

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition brings this Dynasty Warriors Legend of Zelda hybrid title new life thanks to improved performance.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2018

If you missed out on the Wii U Hyrule Warriors, I'd more than suggest buying the Definitive Edition here on Switch. Not only is it one of the best Warriors spin-offs to date, but chances are you're a Zelda fan if you own the Switch and it's just a great spinoff of Link's adventures altogether. Can it get repetitive? Sure, but that's the nature of Action RPGs like this – Warriors games are essentially 3rd-Person Diablos without the loot hunt. Playing coop is a joy, the Adventure Mode is an awesome addition, and raising your own fairy is surprisingly cute and meaningful. With all the content on display, it's worth the full price of entry.

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7 / 10
May 22, 2018

You will almost assuredly find enough content and fun hack and slash action to justify a full priced title, even if it's not the absolute best Nintendo Warriors has to offer.

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Essential
May 29, 2018

Easily the best version of the game, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition comes so packed with content that it boggles the mind. It's a game well worth revisiting, and an amazing value if it's your first time visiting this take on the land of Hyrule. Don't let it slip you by.

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8.4 / 10.0
May 27, 2018

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is exactly what the title states; it is the ultimate version of Hyrule Warriors. The game has everything that was available on the 3DS and Wii U combined and runs at 1080p and 60FPS. For those interested in the series but never took the chance, this is the perfect opportunity. The game is loaded with more content than more games with full series, it looks good and the music is pretty great. There is no stuttering, no pop-in, and no performance issues that I’ve encountered. The game offers couch co-op and the story is surprisingly good. For those who have already played it... well, then it might be more difficult to recommend. 3DS players will see a vast difference in visuals and performance and Wii U owners will find an experience similar to what they’ve previously experienced. For you, I imagine portability will be the defining factor. For me, the portability trumps everything else because of my hectic lifestyle. Regardless, one thing is for sure, and that’s that the best version is the Switch version.

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Unscored
Jun 8, 2018

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (and to be fair, the Wii U and 3DS versions before it) are a brilliant example of borrowing some toys from the big kids and still having fun even when you know you have to give them back eventually. Hyrule Warriors comes at you hard and fast with entertaining gameplay, a hefty amount of challenge and a myriad of content that would take even the most dedicated completionist a while to knock out, or more than a cross-country train trip anyway (kooloo-limpah!). If you're looking for something to scratch that Zelda itch or you want to smash some baddies and groove to some excellent tunes while you're out and about, you'd be hard-pressed to find a game that delivers so much in such a tight package. Even though it's not official Zelda, it's official that Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is definitely the best version of this game and that alone is enough to give this legend a look.

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8 / 10
Jun 9, 2018

With Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo once again invites you to take a detour into the imaginative Hyrule. The thrilling battles, numerous characters, varied maps and lovingly staged missions ensure many hours of fun. The title also lacks nothing in technical terms thanks to better graphics, fluid gameplay and a fun multiplayer. Although Hyrule Warriors isn't an absolute novelty for fans of the series, the generous gameplay means they can enjoy hours of action fun.

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8 / 10.0
May 15, 2018

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is a great game for any Legend of Zelda fan

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