After years of anticipation, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally here. Our review found the game to be an exceptional sequel to one of the best video games of all time, giving it a perfect score of 10/10. We called it “absolute unfiltered bliss to lose yourself in for hundreds of hours”.
The Critical Consensus
The reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are in and the critical consensus is overwhelmingly positive.
Writer Tom Marks from IGN gave the game a 10/10 rating, stating that it improved on Breath of the Wild in every way. He particularly enjoyed the new underground sections, calling the game “a triumph”.
Steve Watts from GameSpot also gave the game a perfect score of 10/10. He praised the scope of the open world and called the game’s story one of the best in the series.
VGC’s Jordan Middler gave Tears of the Kingdom a 5/5 rating, with a special shout-out to the game’s side quests. He called the tiny stories “small interpersonal dramas that make the world feel like it’s in a state of transition after Breath of the Wild”.
Keza MacDonald from The Guardian also gave the game a 5/5 rating. While she found the controls to be a bit difficult at first, she loved the game’s focus on creativity and the sense of freedom it provided.
Joel Franney at GamesRadar gave the game a 4.5/5 rating, stating that the sequel was well worth the wait. He praised the new systems but struggled to gel with certain new areas of the map.
Finally, Eurogamer reviewed the game with a 4/5 rating. Writer Edwin Evans-Thirlwell particularly liked the contrast between the Sky Islands and the underground sections, though he felt that it grew a little repetitive at times.
Overall, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has received near-perfect scores from critics, with praise for its open world, story, and side quests. Fans of the series will not be disappointed with this latest Hyrule adventure.