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Reviews of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Suggest Game of the Year Winner

The release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is tomorrow, and the first reviews of the hit from Nintendo have appeared online. Critics are almost unanimous: the new Zelda is a great sequel, in which fans of the predecessor will feel at home, but will also see a lot of new ideas.

Launching tomorrow is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Nintendo's highly acclaimed 2017 hit. Breath of the Wild. Today you can read the first reviews of the game - did it live up to expectations, or did the shoes of its predecessor prove too big?

We will not keep you in suspense any longer - Tears of the Kingdom receives almost only flattering reviews from reviewers, who, in a nutshell, rate the sequel as "even better Breath of the Wild". Below you can take a look at selected ratings.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - selected ratings

  • - 9,5/10
  • IGN - 10/10
  • Eurogamer - 4/5
  • GamesRadar - 4.5/5
  • GameSpot - 10/10
  • Game Informer - 9.8/10
  • Metro GameCentral - 10/10
  • God is a Geek - 10/10
  • Wccftech - 9/10
  • VG 247 - 5/5
  • OpenCritic (average of 50 ratings) - 97/100
  • Metacritic (average of 78 ratings) - 96/100

As you can see, reviewers practically do not go below a rating of 9/10. Among the advantages of the game are often mentioned such aspects as total freedom of action - the game gives players a ton of opportunities to solve problems and does not lead us by the hand. Lovers of exploration will have a ton of attractions here, as the world is attractive and full of nooks and crannies that beg to be visited.

Another strong point is the variety in methods of movement and combat. The game uses many interesting patents to diversify gameplay, and rewards creative thinking.

Overall, the game does not represent a revolution compared to its predecessor, but takes the best from it, adding a handful of new ideas. This mixture is certainly a recipe for success - suffice it to say that at this point Tears of the Kingdom is the best-rated game of all time on OpenCritic.

One can even assume that the game of the year competitions will be as boring and obvious this year as those in 2017... but who knows, by December we may yet get some other mega hit.

Michal Ciezadlik

Michal Ciezadlik

A semi-pro musician whose passion began in childhood and lives on to this day. When he was a kid, he thought he would become a rock star (and to this day still has a little hope that this will come true). He played in several bands during his high school and college years, but was not successful with any of them, however, he makes his living in part from music – unfortunately, playing pot-boiler kind of music at weddings. He is studying journalism and took his first steps in radio, but he did not stay there long, preferring to look for something else. He took on various jobs, often completely unrelated to his profession; for several years, he even was a bartender. He came Gamepressure in December 2020 and has been a loyal padawan of the Newsroom ever since, although he also worked with Friendly Fire, where he was in charge of its TikTok.


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