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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Sep 16, 2014

It is The Legend of Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors in this fast-paced field combat game. Nina Raze finds a brilliant combination where you might not have expected it.

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Oct 28, 2014

With a rocking soundtrack, loads of content, plenty of fan service and some clever gelling of two disparate video game universes, Hyrule Warriors is easily my favourite game of 2014 so far. Let's just hope for a sequel that explores some of the other Zelda titles!

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Sep 16, 2014

Omega Force superbly balances the beat 'em all combat of Dynasty Warriors with the enchanting world of The Legend of Zelda. With a meaty combat system and tons of stuff to uncover, Hyrule Warriors is a mad idea that should logically get old after an hour, but never does. It's a novelty that can't quit being novel, and I love it to death.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2014

Hyrule Warriors is a different kind of Zelda game. That doesn't mean it's any less fun. Amazing production values, addictive gameplay, a rich story and an overall sense of extreme quality, polish and confidence make Hyrule Warriors much more than a mere spinoff.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2014

The latest entry to the Zelda franchise, Hyrule Warriors is a game that lives up to the hype. The combination of innovative gameplay and immersive graphics makes this title a must-have for pretty much anyone who owns a Wii U.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2014

Hyrule Warriors is a wonderful surprise. A surprise since not only does the Warriors formula work so well, it actually manages to surpass past Warriors titles in many ways. And while the character roster is a bit on the modest side, there is enough variety in each character and their subsequent alternate weapons to make that issue seem pretty minor.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2014

The final boss fight was one of the funniest battles I've had in a long time. I haven't felt so rewarded and happy to finish a game since Kingdom Hearts 2. I hundred percent recommend this game for anyone with a Wii U. There are some minor things that bother me but these issues could be patched up in future. Zelda fans will enjoy this and Dynasty fans should give it a try with caution. If RPG hack n' slash games are your thing you're going to have a lot of fun with this, just one big tip: Never hit the Chickens.

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Cubed3

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9 / 10
Sep 19, 2014

Hyrule Warriors is an outstanding crossover of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors with addictive gameplay, a slick presentation, and a lot of content. In fact, the mix of the two series works so well that it has to be wondered why it took this long to materialise. Few franchises boast a legacy that matches The Legend of Zelda and it's a joy to play as characters other than Link after all this time, giving them a well-deserved spot in the limelight. Those familiar with Warriors games (like Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, also on Wii U) will know what to expect, while Zelda fans should definitely consider giving this game a try, as long as they don't go in expecting it to be like a regular Zelda instalment. What Hyrule Warriors is, though, is a highly enjoyable spin-off that's filled with all sorts of fan service, which might just be the best way to ease the wait for the next mainline The Legend of Zelda game coming to the Nintendo Wii U next year.

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87 / 100
Sep 29, 2014

Hyrule Warriors surprised me in the best way it possibly could as I expected a decent and enjoyable, but not overly spectacular game, but what I got was the most fun I've had in a game in quite some time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2014

Hyrule Warriors can fall into the same trappings as any hack and slash, but the amount of effort that went into making it enjoyable for Zelda fans is staggering. This is one of the best couch co-op games I've ever played, warts and all.

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