Hyrule Warriors

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 68 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2014

Hyrule Warriors brings the worlds of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors closer together in a fun, repetitive action game.

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8 / 10
Sep 16, 2014

Hyrule Warriors rewards thoughtful play and demands a strategic approach that transcends the brute force combo-strings of its moment-to-moment gameplay. The marriage of Zelda and Musou is an unexpected success, then - a game that recounts the Zelda myth not just in a new way, but in a whole new language.

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4 / 10
Sep 16, 2014

It always sounded like a bad idea, but although Zelda has inspired one of the best Dynasty Warriors games to date the end result is still well below average by any other standard.

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Sep 17, 2014

Hyrule Warriors has brilliant Zelda fan-service, but is ruined by unimaginative combat and brain-dead enemies.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2014

This aggressive version of Zelda can become repetitious, but there are reasons to keep fighting

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8 / 10
Sep 16, 2014

An unlikely pairing of Dynasty Warriors and The Legend Of Zelda yields greatly satisfying results.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2014

Team Ninja and Omega Force have forced Zelda's universe into the confines of a beat-em-up, but much of the charm and appeal was strained out in the process.

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Sep 17, 2014

This odd Wii U collaboration plays like a guided tour of The Legend of Zelda's most iconic locations and characters. The price of admission? Playing a bunch of Dynasty Warriors.

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Yes
Sep 26, 2014

It's no Ocarina of Time or Link Between Worlds. Hell, it's not really a Zelda game. But if you like Zelda, you finally get a Zelda fan-service game. That's the allure. Wait. You don't like Zelda? What's wrong with you?

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Sep 16, 2014

Hyrule Warriors is basically a one-note experience, but it hits that note with perfect pitch. The Zelda universe works better as a musou button-masher than you might expect, and much of that success is down to Tecmo's obvious love for the subject matter. This isn't a patch on what we've seen of the next "true" Zelda, but it should tide fans over quite nicely until that one arrives.

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