The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Review Roundup: What The Critics Are Saying

Zelda Review

The latest entry into The Legend of Zelda series is almost here, with critics and reviewers getting their hands on the game alongside the Nintendo Switch. This historic series has been ongoing for over two decades. This latest entry looks to shake up the formula for the massive series by adopting an open-world template, giving players more freedom to explore. The game also has minimal hand-holding tutorials that previous entries in the series were criticised for. Here’s our Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review roundup.

Critics seem to be generally favourable on the new title, with Zelda garnering a fair few perfect scores, praising the title for breaking the mold and new ground. Some critics are saying that this might be the strongest release in the series- and possibly the best video game of the last 20 years.  Featuring new design elements and total freedom, the game seems to be gathering universal praise . For those of you who have not seen any Zelda at all, we’ve popped the trailer below for you.

10/10 “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo’s most ambitious and impressive game to date” – Gamespot

“Link and Princess Zelda’s battle to save Hyrule and vanquish evil has rarely felt like such a personal journey, thanks to a masterful game defined by its  peerless, charming and truly beautiful setting. A masterpiece.” – International Business Times 

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the result of that examination: a game that marries the best bits of the franchise’s long history with the best bits of the rest of the gaming world, and produces something even greater than the sum of its parts.” – The Guardian

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is the greatest game of all time” – Trusted Reviews

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a radical reinvention that will go down as an all-time great.” – Eurogamer

The Zelda: Breath of the Wild review circuit has a consensus. It’s one of the best games of all time. Are you ready to jump in?

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