Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Metacritic score of 96 out of 100 marks it as the highest-rated game of the year so far. Over on OpenCritic, meanwhile, it’s the highest-rated game ever on the site, with a score of 97 putting it ahead of Super Mario Odyssey in second place.
Reviews are pretty glowing across the board. Our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review calls it “a heritage fashion house and a Swiss watchmaker working together on a spinning bow tie.” We promise that’s a compliment.
The game, which is playable on the best Nintendo Switch consoles, features a bunch of new powers, with Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom fusion power letting you combine items with weapons in what seems like countless combinations. There are also a load of new Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom enemies, improving on one of the major criticisms of the game’s predecessor, Breath of the Wild.
You can see the latest gameplay footage for the game below, or head to Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Metacritic page to take a look at other reviews.
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