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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Reviews & Ratings

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Review by GameGrin
December 12, 2017

Where it takes mechanics from others in the industry, it improves upon them; where it introduces new ones, you slap your forehead in amazement that it hasn’t been done before. Breath of the Wild is development done right, and damn near the best game you’ll play all year.

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Review by Polygon
March 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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Review by New York Daily News
March 7, 2017

Despite the stellar story and the absolutely fantastic visuals (aside from some framerate issues on the Switch), it’s this world overflowing with life that will grab and hold your attention for hours upon hours of gaming. As much as this is a story-driven RPG, Breath of the Wild is about its world, a world so vast that you could spend hours upon hours traversing its lands (trust me, I did) before actually making tangible progress in the story...It’s the Zelda game we’ve all been waiting for.

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Review by Games.cz
March 18, 2017

The largest Zelda? No dispute. The finest launch title for a new console? So, it is. And isn´t it also the best Zelda? Yippee. And something more. Breath of the Wild is so far the best Zelda, which will be unforgettably written in the history of open-world games.

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Review by MistahJuicyBoy [user]
June 18, 2019

My vote for the best game ever made. However, it's really difficult to explain why it is so good. If you look at Metacritic, reviews areMy vote for the best game ever made. However, it's really difficult to explain why it is so good. If you look at Metacritic, reviews are either very negative, or perfect. If exploration and combat are your thing, this is a 10. There aren't linear paths like in previous games, no items locked behind achievements; if this is the type of game you really like, there is none of it here.My advice for its enjoyment is that you should go in with no expectations and let the game wow you. If you go in expecting to be impressed beyond your wildest dreams, the game will feel... too calm. It's best enjoyed while relaxed.

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Game Information

Release Date March 3, 2017
Publisher Nintendo
Total Rating 95%
Content Rated E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Game Modes Single player
Player Perspectives Third person
Genres Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Themes Action, Fantasy, Survival, Drama, Sandbox, Open world
Platforms Wii U, Nintendo Switch