The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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IGN

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is evocative, exhilarating, and a masterclass in open-world design.

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Essential
Mar 2, 2017

Switch's debut and Wii U's demise are marked by a radical reinvention of The Legend of Zelda that will go down as an all-time great.

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Mar 2, 2017

The most freeform Zelda yet, without sacrificing the charm, fun or quality you expect from the series. Nintendo’s finest work since Super Mario Galaxy.

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Mar 2, 2017
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Metro GameCentral

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10 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

The best Zelda there’s ever been, and very possibly the best video game ever made.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

Breath of the Wild is a feat of design and polish. Hyrule feels like a real place, and the journey Link and Zelda undertake to defeat Ganon is compelling

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10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

I guess, in the end, it's not just that Breath of the Wild signals that Zelda has finally evolved and moved beyond the structure it's leaned on for so long. It's that the evolution in question has required Nintendo to finally treat its audience like intelligent people. That newfound respect has led to something big, and different, and exciting. But in an open world full of big changes, Breath of the Wild also almost always feels like a Zelda game — and establishes itself as the first current, vital-feeling Zelda in almost 20 years.

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10 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's most ambitious and impressive game to date.

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Unscored
Mar 2, 2017

Triumphant. Groundbreaking. The pinnacle of Zelda.

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Mar 2, 2017

Link's most ambitious adventure is one of Nintendo's crowning achievements.

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Mar 2, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild draws from many sources of inspiration, including older Zelda games and titles like Skyrim and The Witcher 3, to create something wholly unique. Nintendo has crafted a wide, beautiful world to explore, underpinned with some interesting emergent mechanics. Breath of the Wild stands as one of the best in the series and a great opener for Nintendo's newest console.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2017

There is no other way to put this: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is brilliant. It is magnificent. It is marvelous, amazing, fantastic, and every other synonym for the word wonderful that can be found in the thesaurus. If The Legend of Zelda was the flint that ignited the passion I have for video gaming, Breath of the Wild is the 500lb bag of charcoal that will keep that fire burning for decades to come.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

This isn't your typical boiler plate open world cash grab, rife with to-do lists and busywork. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an evolution of the formula for both eastern and western philosophies alike, and a new blueprint.

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Mar 1, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't just good, it's the best launch title I've ever played. It will single-handedly validate the purchase of the Switch for many people, and given the device's $299 price tag that's a huge accomplishment.

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97 / 100
Mar 17, 2017

Breath of the Wild was born on the Wii U... and it's the perfect farewell for Nintendo's old console. There's some minor technical differences between this one and the Switch version, but Wii U owners will live the same adventure; the ultimate adventure.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

A wonderful experience is what awaits for the player of this piece of art. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a must.have and it represents a new era for the saga.

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9 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild dramatically updates this venerable and beloved series, bringing new ideas into the fold which, while seemingly taking inspiration from others, seamlessly adapts them to fit and never loses its own identity. It’s refreshingly new and familiar at the same time, making for both one of the greatest launch titles and the sweetest swan songs any console could wish for.

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Erik Kain

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

It's one of the best video games I've ever played, and is sure to keep you busy for many hours, days and weeks, exploring this vast, beautiful, unexpected world.

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9 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

By avoiding the pitfalls, other open-world adventures have made too often, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild makes itself an instant classic.

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10 / 10
Mar 6, 2017

One of those games that you have to play. A great adventure and an excellent beginning for Nintendo's new console.

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