The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Rating Summary

Based on 122 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 122 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Link's Awakening successfully captures the brilliance of the 1993 classic and presents it in a way that will please most

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Sep 19, 2019

It is a must-have for any Zelda fan, and so should take its place as a console seller for the Nintendo Switch.

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Playing Link’s Awakening is so simple that anyone can do it and everyone SHOULD do it. It’s that good.

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8.9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Disappointing chamber dungeon building aside, TLOZ Link's Awakening for Switch is the best version you can play right now. The updated animations are somewhat cutesy, but the improved controls, which cut out annoying item switching, should be the biggest selling point for newbies and hardcore fans alike.

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Link's Awakening has definitely changed, especially the outstanding visuals and impactful audio, but it stays very true to its ancestor that introduced Zelda games to a handheld device all those years ago.

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Sep 19, 2019

This is a remake of one of the best Game Boy titles and you shouldn't expect much more than that.

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9 / 10
Sep 19, 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is just as magical as it ever was, and, in being remade, has lost none of the charm that made the original so special in the first place.

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Loved
Sep 18, 2019

Takashi Tezuka and Shigeru Miyamoto should be incredibly proud of this amazing rendition. It captures everything it needs to and sets the bar for classic remasters.

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Sep 22, 2019

This remake of the classic 1993 adventure isn’t as polished as I expected, sporting a new physics system and camera angle that introduce entirely new problems. It’s wonderful to think that Link’s Awakening on the Switch will introduce one of Link’s most intriguing adventures to a new generation, but it’s obvious that the goal was to replicate the aesthetics rather than the feel.

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8 / 10
Sep 21, 2019

"The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" proves to be a charming remake with a modern look and the popular game mechanics of the original. Once again, the mystical island of Cocolint will be the setting for puzzles, research and immersion in a world full of wondrous creatures. Although "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" has a contemporary look, connoisseurs of the classic will quickly recognize the individual locations and enemies. Only the dungeon editor still lets air up and offers a rather entertaining pleasure. Zelda lovers and retro fans can indulge in nostalgia with "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" and should not miss this title.

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