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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Is OpenCritic’s Highest Rated Game of All-Time

Step aside Mario, there is a new heir to the throne.

The review embargo for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom just lifted, and it looks like it’s quickly headed to the top spot of OpenCritic, one of the world’s largest review aggregators.

Many critics saw Breath of the Wild as the best game of 2017. Now, five years later, it looks like its sequel TOTK will follow in similar footsteps if the reviews are anything to go by.

Tears of the Kingdom Tops OpenCritic’s List of Highest Rated Games

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has just become OpenCritic’s highest rated game of all-time with a dominant Top Critic Average score of 97.

Tears of the Kingdom OpenCritic 97 Top Critic Average

On the rankings, TOTK and Super Mario Odyssey are tied with a rating of 97, but OpenCritic revealed that when you look deeper into the exact figures, Tears of the Kingdom has a prominent lead as of right now.

This happened shortly after the review embargo lifted, and many outlets shared their perfect scores for Link and Zelda’s latest adventure.

TOTK has already surpassed its predecessor BOTW, but it’s still a close race. It is also likely that some outlets have yet to release their review for the sequel.

But that could also mean that Tears of the Kingdom could reach even greater heights. A score of 97 means that TOTK scored almost perfectly in every review that it received.

The top 10 highest-rated games on OpenCritic are as follows:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 97
  2. Super Mario Odyssey – 97
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 96
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 96
  5. Elden Ring – 95
  6. God of War – 94
  7. The Last of Us Remastered – 94
  8. Persona 5 Royal – 94
  9. Persona 5 – 94
  10. Hades – 94

Nintendo clearly knows how to deliver incredible games, with three of its exclusives taking the top three spots.

It is worth noting that Elden Ring was also the highest-rated video game on Opencritic at some point but has since dropped down to fifth place since its release.

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