Here’s when and where to expect The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review embargo to end, ahead of Link’s next major adventure.

If you’re wondering whether the return to Hyrule will be worth the 6-year wait, here’s when you’ll be able to find out!

When Does The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Review Embargo End?

The review embargo for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lifted on Thursday, May 11 at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM BST / 9 PM JST.

UPDATE: The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom reviews are here! And to nobody’s surprise – it’s a major hit.

This is the same as what happened with Breath of the Wild, where reviews only went live the day before release.

When Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reviews go live, here’s where you’ll find all the latest opinions regarding Breath of the Wild’s sequel:

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If you can’t wait, check out new details about the opening moments of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom here!

Tears of the Kingdom Metacritic / OpenCritic Score

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild currently sits at a 97 Metascore and 8.7 User Score on Metacritic. It boasts a 96 Top Critic Average and a 100% Critics Recommend on OpenCritic.

With early previews indicating that Tears of the Kingdom contains a myriad of improvements, as well as new game-changing additions, we anticipate a similarly high score for the latest Zelda title.

It’s worth noting that TOTK is following in the footsteps of BOTW, where the previous game paved a new way for the franchise. But with many games trying and failing to replicate the 6-year-old Zelda game’s success over the last few years, we expect Nintendo to show us how it’s done once again.

We expect The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to receive scores around the 95-100 mark, much like its predecessor.

UPDATE: Tears of the Kingdom is currently sitting at a 96 Metascore on Metacritic, with a 97 Top Critic Average and 100% Critics Recommend on OpenCritic!
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