The reviews are in: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be one of the highest reviewed games of all time! Publications like IGN, GameSpot, Famitsu and Game Informer have all given Breath of the Wild a perfect score.

You can check out a list of scores below from publications around the internet. Get ready to see a lot of 10s!


“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterclass in open-world design and a watershed game that reinvents a 30-year-old franchise. It presents a wonderful sandbox full of mystery, dangling dozens upon dozens of tantalizing things in front of you that just beg to be explored.”


Read IGN’s full Breath of the Wild review…



“Breath of the Wild is a defining moment for The Legend of Zelda series, and the most impressive game Nintendo has ever created.”


Read GameSpot’s full Breath of the Wild review…

Game Informer

“It represents a profound new direction for one of gaming’s best franchises and a new high point for open-world interactive experiences.”


Read Game Informer’s full Breath of the Wild review…


“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.”


Read Polygon’s full Breath of the Wild review…

Nintendo Life

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a landmark release for its franchise and Nintendo. It’s the first time that Nintendo has truly taken on the open-world genre in a current-generation sense; in arriving late to the party, though, it embraces some strengths from top-of-the-class games while also forging its own identity. This game is a revolution for the franchise, but the Legend of Zelda essence is still there – its soul remains.”


Read Nintendo Life’s full Breath of the Wild review…

Other Reviews

Edge 10/10
Giant Bomb 5/5
Eurogamer Essential
US Gamer 5/5
Destructoid 10/10

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