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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Total Reviews: 117
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Breath of the Wild is certainly the best Zelda there’s ever been, and quite possibly the best video game ever made.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Critic Reviews: 117
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 117

Breath of the Wild is certainly the best Zelda there's ever been, and quite possibly the best video game ever made.

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Critic Reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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High Score - 100/100
Low Score - 60/100

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58% of scored reviews gave Breath of the Wild a perfect score

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 117

Breath of the Wild is certainly the best Zelda there's ever been, and quite possibly the best video game ever made.

Jose Otero (IGN)

10/10

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

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Kyle Hilliard (Game Informer)

10/10

“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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Arthur Giles (Polygon)

Recommended

“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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Awards & Recognition

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Best Adventure Game + GOTY

Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.

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