The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review
Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 5 days ago.
This is a magical world that exists not only as a backdrop for adventure but as a living, breathing environment that must be negotiated as intelligently and carefully as any monster you fight.
There are many games in the Zelda series, each received long and focused development from Nintendo:
- The Legend of Zelda (1986) on NES
- The Adventure of Link (1987) on NES
- A Link to the Past (1991) on Super NES and Gameboy Advance, then ported to Wii, Wii U and Switch (as part of Nintendo Online).
- Link's Awakening (1993) on Gameboy then updated for Switch
- Ocarina of Time (1998) on Nintendo 64 then updated for 3D on Nintendo 3DS
- Link’s Awakening DX (1998) on Gameboy Colour
- Majora's Mask (2000) on Nitendo 64 then updated to 3D on Nintendo 3DS
- Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (2001) on Gameboy Colour
- Four Swords (2002) on Gamecube
- The Wind Waker (2002) on Gamecube then updated in HD on Wii U
- Four Swords Adventures (2004) on Gamecube
- The Minish Cap (2004) on Gameboy Advance
- Twilight Princess (2006) on Wii then in HD on Wii U
- Phantom Hourglass (2007) on Nintendo DS
- Spirit Tracks (2009) on Nintendo DS
- Skyward Sword (2011) on Wii
- A Link Between Worlds (2013) on Nintendo 3DS
- Tri Force Heroes (2015) on Nintendo 3DS
- Breath of the Wild (2017) on Switch
- Breath of the Wild Sequel (TBA) on Switch
View our choice of games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. This game is good if you want to:
- Play popular blockbuster games
- Find your way more easily
- Play prestigious games
- Dip toe in older teenage games
- See the sun rise and set
- Inspire young chefs
- Learn how buildings are built
- Fall in love with science
- Distract yourself from pain
- Inhabit another world
- Use motion controls rather than sticks
- Understand loneliness
Players: This is a single player game. Varies greatly depending on approach and ability. Most will be able to complete the main threads in 50 hours. But to do everything in the game is a huge challenge, taking over 200 hours over many months.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are substantial in-game purchases for additional story, quests, items and challenges. You can buy these individually or via the "Expansion Pass" that also adds three new treasure chests as well as the two packs:
- The Master Trials: The Trial of the Sword, Master Mode, Hero's Path Mode, the travel medallion, and new armour.
- The Champions Balad: The Champions’ Ballad, nine armours you can find while treasure hunting, and an ancient bridle and saddle.
This game supports Nintendo's amiibo, figurines and cards that can be purchased separately to unlock in-game items.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 11-18 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Although younger children can enjoy exploring the world, to really play on your own you need combat, navigation and planning skills.
Our The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Accessibility Report documents 12 accessibility features:
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