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Hyrule Warriors Legends

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

44%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSMar 25, 2016

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Action

Cut down entire legions of enemies as fan-favorite Legend of Zelda™ characters using powerful moves as Hyrule Warriors comes to the Nintendo 3DS™ system. Control multiple characters to enhance your strategies and enjoy new story elements with playable characters from The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker, such as Tetra, King Daphnes, and more. War rages as the delicate balance of the Triforce is disrupted. The kingdom of Hyrule is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time lead by Sorceress Cia. Now it's up to the legendary hero Link™ to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda™. Advance the story to unlock new playable characters, each with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which you can use to bolster each warrior's abilities.

Hyrule Warriors Legends Reviews

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IGN

Jose Otero
5.4 / 10.0
IGN

On the whole, Hyrule Warriors Legends is an ok experience for New 3DS owners. Despite adding five awesome characters and some smart control-swapping and fast-travel options, the performance problems and shabby-looking graphics make it difficult to appreciate all the fanservice that’s packed in here. The poorly downgraded textures, hideous menus, and pop-in are all real eyesores. And stay away from 3D if you prefer a stable framerate. [OpenCritic note: IGN separately reviewed the 3DS (4.0) and New 3DS (6.8) versions. While OpenCritic does not support the New 3DS as an independent platform, we are choosing to average these two scores here.]

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[T]his kind of game needs to be hyper-slick to stand out, and Hyrule Warriors Legends isn't slick. Passable, certainly, but not the stuff of legend.

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As long as you don’t turn on 3D mode this is almost as good as the original Wii U game, the only problem being the Wii U version wasn’t very good at all.

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Hyrule Warriors is still a fun take on the Zelda universe, and the added content is worthwhile, but the technical issues make it hard to enjoy

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