The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 16, 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is an excellent classic comeback. The developers masterfully revived the world of adventure in 1993, improving the gameplay, preserving the atmosphere and high density of the island in a new bright wrapper.

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Essential
Sep 19, 2019

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

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IGN

Top Critic

9.4 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

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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Sep 19, 2019

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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9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019
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8 / 10
Sep 19, 2019

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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9 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

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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8 / 10
Sep 19, 2019

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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Unscored
Sep 19, 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is the perfect Zelda for younger fans

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Unscored
Oct 9, 2019

Link’s Awakening is a beautiful recreation of a legendary game, but it doesn’t have much to offer to players who already know the ins and outs of Koholint Island.

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