The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a highly anticipated game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, has already broken records with its high ratings. According to review aggregate website OpenCritic, Tears of the Kingdom has become the “#1 highest rated game of all time”. It has an average score of 97.223 out of 100, just a bit ahead of Super Mario Odyssey at 96.811. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in third place with a score of 95.905.
Here is the list of the top 10 highest-scoring games according to OpenCritic:
1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
2. Super Mario Odyssey
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 (96)
5. Elden Ring (95)
6. God of War (94)
7. The Last of Us Remastered (94)
8. Persona 5 Royal (94)
9. Persona 5 (94)
10. Hades (94)
Tears of the Kingdom Becomes Metacritic’s Highest-Rated Game of the Year
Metacritic, another review aggregate website, has also named Tears of the Kingdom as its highest-rated game of the year with a critic score of 96 out of 100. User reviews have not been posted yet. The all-time highest-rated game on Metacritic is still The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina for N64 with a score of 99. Breath of the Wild on this platform has an average critic score of 97 out of 100 and user reviews are at 8.7 out of 10.
Nintendo Life Calls Tears of the Kingdom a Glorious and Triumphant Sequel
In Nintendo Life’s review of Tears of the Kingdom, they gave it a perfect score of 10 out of 10, describing it as a glorious and triumphant sequel to the original game.
Overall, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has received high praise and has broken records for its exceptional ratings.