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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Nintendo
Sep 20, 2019 - Nintendo Switch
Mighty

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Essential
IGN
9.4 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Easy Allies
9 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
5 / 5

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Beautifully Re-imagined

Link's Awakening's Chibi art style brings the island of Koholint alive like never before.

Dense, Fun-filled World

There's lots to find, do and see on Kohilint Island.

Simple, Fun & Engaging

Link's Awakening is a Zelda game for people of all ages, making it the perfect entry point for those new to the series.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is lovingly reimagined for Nintendo Switch with a gorgeous art style that invites you to experience its unique and dreamy story all over again.


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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Trailers

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Gameplay | E3 2019

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Screenshots



Critic Reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

A masterly remake that preserves Koholint Island for a new generation.

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IGN

9.4 / 10.0
IGN

Updating the look but never losing the feel of the original, Link's Awakening is a masterclass in remaking a classic.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The lack of any meaningful additions is a surprise, but it only underlines what a fantastic game the Game Boy original was, in what is still a classic Zelda title that thoroughly deserves the star treatment.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening manages to feel new, but still maintain the essence of the amazing original. This is peak old-school Zelda, and it's never looked better.

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Link's Awakening was home to some of the best classic-era dungeon designs and bosses in the series, and this remake is a reminder of (or introduction to) its legacy

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Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch is a smart remake that enhances the spirit of the original while upholding the things that made it a classic in the first place.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake for the Switch improves most of the flaws from the original game while maintaining (or enhancing) everything that makes Link's Game Boy adventure a classic. Its shiny new coat of paint suits it well, even if slowdown issues pop up from time to time. A few hours of play is all it takes to remind you why Zelda fans love Link's Awakening so very much.

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