The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 127 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 127 critic reviews
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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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Essential
Sep 19, 2019

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

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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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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 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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Sep 19, 2019

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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