The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally out. As the sequel to 2017’s Game of the Year, Breath of the Wild, it’s no secret that it’s one of the most anticipated titles of 2023. While players scrambled to grab the title at launch, reviewers posted their consensus on the Nintendo Switch exclusive title before launch day. How do Link and Zelda fare on their return trip to Hyrule? Quite well, it seems.
Critic Scores for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
According to reviewers, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a smash hit, with scores on OpenCritic soaring higher than the sky islands. It currently sits as one of the highest rated games of all time on the review aggregate site, with a staggering 97 Top Critic Average and 100% of critics recommend this Zelda. This is an unprecedented smash hit for Nintendo and a guaranteed Game of the Year contender.
For comparison, we’ll reference the game’s precursor. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild saw near-unanimous praise, earning a Mighty rating on OpenCritic, with a 96 Top Critic Average and 96% of critics recommending the title.
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Standout Tears of the Kingdom Reviews
Almost every review for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom praises it for its expanded world, enrapturing gameplay, and near endless creative potential. Everything that Breath of the Wild did, Tears of the Kingdom does bigger and better.
- COGconnected: 100/100
- IGN: 10/10
- GameSpot: 10/10
- Destructoid: 10/10
- God is a Geek: 10/10
- VG247: 5/5
- Guardian: 5/5
- Game Informer: 9.75/10
- Forbes: 9/10
- Eurogamer: 4/5
This is an unforgettable title and a must own for any Switch owner. Many are calling it the best entry in the franchise, and the strongest game on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Whether you’re using new powers, exploring immersive dungeons, or fighting Ganondorf for the future of Hyrule, you’ll love every minute during your Hyrule homecoming.
For a final look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, check out the third official trailer below:
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