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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Critics Consensus (Play It)

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

Game Info

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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Total Reviews: 117

Nom: Best Adventure Game (2017), Nom: Game of the Year (2017), Editors' Choice

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

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

117

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Jose Otero (IGN)
[Date Unavailable]
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)
[Date Unavailable]
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)
[Date Unavailable]
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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Best Adventure Game + GOTY

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