Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Series) Review

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Posted: 4 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Wesley Williams, @JonahMonaghan and Andy Robertson.


The Hyrule Warriors series of games are hack and slash action games, set in the Legend of Zelda Universe and focussed primarily on close combat against large groups of enemies. The latest in the series Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, merges the frenetic close combat action of the series, with the visual style and setting from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set during the Great Calamity, 100 years before Link awakens at the beginning of Breath of the Wild, when the armies of Hyrule clashed with the forces of Calamity Ganon, ultimately resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. Throughout the game you'll get the chance to control Link and a variety of familiar Legend of Zelda characters, including Zelda herself and the gigantic Divine Beasts that played an important role in the main plot of Breath of the Wild.

Although combat is the primary focus of the game, you'll also be required to complete specific objectives and take strategic actions, such as capturing bases and commanding troops. The game is further expanded with its crafting and weapon upgrade system, as well as adding in some environmental puzzles. Breath of the Wild players will also get to reacquaint themselves with the Sheikah Slate, paraglider and a number of other familiar elements from the game.

Age of Calamity will also feature compatibility with Nintendo's Four Champions amiibo, continuing the series support for the figures dating back to the first game on the Wii U.

Hyrule Warriors games:
  • Hyrule Warriors - Nintendo Wii U
  • Hyrule Warriors: Legends - Nintendo 2DS/3DS
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Nintendo Switch
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Nintendo Switch


Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 14/08/2014, updated in 2020

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action and Fighting

Developer: @KoeiTecmoUS


Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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PEGI 12 for depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters.

ESRB TEEN for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more about system accessibility settings.

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