Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Relive epic battles from every Yu-Gi-Oh! series to date, build and customize your own decks, and challenge yourself online. Full of content with over 9000 cards to collect, all without microtransactions. A definite must buy for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and a great choice for those new to the franchise. Get out there and Duel!

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a robust Yu-Gi-Oh game that’s filled to the brim with multiple different ways to play the titular card game. There are a couple minor gripes, but almost every card currently in the TCG is in the game, there’s plenty of single and multiplayer content, and the tutorials are fantastic, making Link Evolution the perfect game for lapsed duelists to use as a re-entry point to the game.

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GameSkinny
Sep 2, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the most complete Yu-Gi-Oh! title to date, with a great pricetag for its infinitely replayable content.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a great compilation of the franchise's history. With tons of challenging campaign duels, duelist challenges, and battle packs, there's plenty to scratch that card game itch. Multiplayer is scarce and laggy, so I'd steer clear.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a great companion to the Trading Card Game and is essential for anyone who enjoys the franchise.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

There will never be a Yu-Gi-Oh game that is quite the same as simply playing with real cards, but Legacy of the Duelist is the closest that we have ever gotten to the real thing.

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Windows Central
Mar 24, 2020

New and old fans alike will find something to love in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution. Featuring several generations of the iconic series and over 150 duels from the show, there's plenty of content to keep you occupied. It's not the perfect replacement for a physical deck of cards, but it sure comes close.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 25, 2019

Collecting the cards from any TCG series is fantastic and rewarding, but realistically not everyone can afford to participate in such a hobby.

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Cerealkillerz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a festival for all fans of the series, no matter when you started. The campaigns are teeming with nostalgic duels and the variety of available cards and duelists make the hearts of fans beat faster. Only the presentation leads to some point deductions, which reduce the fun only slightly.

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 27, 2019

GREAT - The Heart of the Cards is with this one. Fans of the long running Yu-Gi-Oh! series won’t be disappointed as all the cards are here. It’s time to duel!

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Seafoam Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

Even if you’re a lasped Yu-Gi-Oh player like I was, this is still absolutely worth a look, and serves as a great tutorial for the main card game along with being a great place to experiment with gimmick decks.

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cublikefoot
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 5, 2020
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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Apr 10, 2020

With over 9,000 cards at our disposal as well as being able to relive the anime, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is everything I could have hoped for. [OpenCritic note: Thi Chao separately reviewed the Switch (80) and PC (78) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]

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Area Xbox
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of The Duelist: Link Evolution is the most ambicious game of the franchise. Relive the adventures of the famous Yugi Muto and more than 20 years of duels.

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The Games Machine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the perfect game for lovers of this franchise. A remarkable longevity and many playing cards ensure many hours of fun, despite the unforgivable laziness on the visual side.

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Spaziogames
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

With over 10,000 cards for your deck, this is the perfect game for longtime Yu-Gi-Oh! lovers.

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Game Revolution
Aug 26, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution definitely skews toward the hardcore fan that has kept up with the card game over the past decade, but its campaign still offers a lot for those that dropped out after the original series or are interested in seeing what’s up with 5D’s or ZEXAL.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

With no microtransactions, a constant stream of cards to unlock and a streamlined recreation of all six seasons of the anime, this ranks as one of the best CCGs on Switch – if you can overlook its somewhat irksome issues.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

With a new handheld format comes a new Yu-Gi-Oh! title, and while Link Evolution offers a compelling and modernised take on the Card Game for both fans and novices alike, with almost infinite play styles and strategy possibilities, it retains the stale interface and storytelling of its original form.

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GotGame
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

While this version isn’t a major step up from the original release four years ago, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a perfect match on the Nintendo Switch. Being able to pick up and play a few battles here and there is ideal for handheld play.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2020

The bottom line is this: the gameplay, abundance of cards, and fan service mean that those looking for a virtual Yu-Gi-Oh! card game experience have come to the right place. The overwhelming learning curve and lack of production values means that it's probably not the best way for newcomers to experience the series though.

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