Today, Famitsū released their review for the upcoming Breath of the Wild, awarding it a perfect score. With that in mind, how did past Zelda games fair in the long-running Japanese gaming magazine? Take a look…

  • The Legend of Zelda (1986) – N/A*
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987)– 36/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991) – 39/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993) – N/A
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) – 40/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000) – 37/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001) – 31/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001) – 30/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (2003) – 40/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004) – 33/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2004) – 36/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) – 38/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (2007) – 39/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009) – 37/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011) – 40/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS (2011) – 37/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013) – 38/40
  • Hyrule Warriors (2014) – 36/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS (2015) – 37/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015) – 34/40
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends (2016) – 36/40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) – 40/40

* Famitsū’s first issue was dated June 1986. The Legend of Zelda for the Famicom was released a few months prior in February of the same year, so it didn’t get a review from the publication.

After today’s Breath of the Wild review, four Zelda titles have made perfect scores, and the rest have scored at least a 30 or higher. Here’s to more Zelda goodness in the years to come!

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Designer, developer and many other things, Seth not only enjoys video games but anime and sports. While he enjoyed playing the NES with family & friends, Seth's favorite Nintendo console, the Super Nintendo holds a special place with all the greatest games to play.

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