In case it escaped your notice, the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched today on both Nintendo Switch and Wii U. We absolutely loved it here at Nintendo Life and awarded it a mighty 10/10 in our review, and it seems virtually every other critic agrees. The game is just that good.
At the time of writing Metacritic ranks it as the the fourth best reviewed game of all time, or dare we say joint second place? Here are the top 5 best reviewed games to give some context:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) - Metascore of 99
- Tony Hawk's Pro-Skater 2 (PlayStation) - Metascore of 98
- Grand Theft Auto 4 (PlayStation 3) - Metascore of 98
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) - Metascore of 98
- SoulCalibur (Dreamcast) - Metascore of 98
The other games in this list were all released between 1998 and 2008, so it certainly is an impressive feat for Breath of the Wild to take a place in the top spot considering all the AAA competition on the PS4 and Xbox One at the moment.
It's something which hasn't escaped the notice of hardcore PlayStation fans either, as the editors of our sister site Push Square were quizzing us on Slack to see if it really lives up to the hype and could they still get a Nintendo Switch at short notice.
Let us know what you think of Breath of the Wild's unanimous praise from critics. Do you agree with the high praise for Nintendo's first truly open-world Zelda or do you feel the critics might be getting a bit carried away?