The new Legend of Zelda adventure is finally just around the corner and Tears of the Kingdom is already amassing some impressive review scores.

If you had any doubt as to whether or not The Legend of Zelda: TOTK would be worth your time, the reviews are finally in.

Here is a full review roundup for Link and Zelda’s latest adventure, as well as the Metacritic and OpenCritic scores as they continue to update:

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Tears of the Kingdom Metacritic Score

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom currently has a 96 Metascore on Metacritic, based on 85 critic reviews.

We’ll update this score as it continues to change with the incoming reviews.

Tears of the Kingdom OpenCritic Score

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom currently has a 97 Top Critic Average and a 100% Critics Recommend on OpenCritic, based on 62 critic reviews.

We’ll update this score as it continues to change with the incoming reviews.

The Legend of Zelda: TOTK Review Roundup

Here are what all the major reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have to say about Link’s new adventure:

CGMagonline10/10The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is easily the greatest open world game ever made, and may well be Nintendo’s finest achievement.
Comicbook5/5The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a worthy successor to Breath of the Wild and is easily a Game of the Year contender. In addition to making you fall in love with the world of Hyrule all over again, this game feels much more like a traditional Zelda game, while retaining all of the charm and beauty of Breath of the Wild.
Destructoid10/10I loved nearly every minute of Tears of the Kingdom. From zooming up into the sky to spelunking in the depths, there’s way more to explore here, and I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface outside of the main story and some key sidequests.
Dexerto5/5Overcoming Breath of the Wild’s exceptional quality was never going to be an easy feat, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has achieved a small miracle. There is more creativity and choice than ever before, which will undoubtedly have a long-lasting influence on both the series and the wider gaming industry.
Eurogamer4/5A terrific Breath of the Wild follow-up with some brilliant new systems, amazing views and more dungeon-type spaces, plus a slightly deadening emphasis on gathering resources.
GameInformer9.75/10I didn’t get the same goosebumps exploring Hyrule as I did in the past, but I did experience new emotions both on a granular level from solving individual puzzles and on a larger scale by going back to one of my favorite video game locations. They say you can never go home again, but I adored returning to Hyrule with all new tools.
GameSpot10/10Tears of the Kingdom is a triumph of open-ended game design that pays homage to the best parts of the Zelda franchise’s own storied history–and sometimes exceeds them.
GamesRadar+4.5/5Tears of the Kingdom builds on what Breath of the Wild did previously – and with a platform like that to work on, the result can’t help but be fantastic. Though with the occasional hiccup in execution, the end result is a game as broad as it is deep, and something that comfortably justifies the six-year wait.
GAMINGBible10/10I don’t know how, but Nintendo managed to follow a straight-up masterpiece with something bigger, better, and smarter. I genuinely feel bad for every other video game that has to be released in 2023.
God Is a Geek10/10The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom might just end up being one of the best games ever made, with unparalleled exploration that offers freedom and creativity on a scale never before seen.
IGN10/10The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an unfathomable follow-up, expanding a world that already felt full beyond expectation and raising the bar ever higher into the clouds.
Inverse10/10Everything about Tears of the Kingdom improves upon the core vision of Breath of the Wild. It is a staggering achievement of game design, and the best open-world experience ever created.
Metro5/5An excellent sequel and one of the best Zelda games ever made. A follow-up that builds upon and refines the achievements of the original, while adding many new and equally innovative ideas of its own.
Nintendo Life10/10Much like its predecessor, this is your playground for the next however many years to come, with a little sprinkling of that older Zelda fairy dust mixed into Breath of the Wild’s formula. It’s a glorious, triumphant sequel to one of the best video games of all time; absolute unfiltered bliss to lose yourself in for hundreds of hours.
PolygonRecommendedThe brilliance of Tears of the Kingdom lies in how well it imparts the fantasy of player freedom. Sure, Nintendo shakes me out of the daydream every now and then, and in those moments, I see flashes of its old rigid self. But no matter: At some point, I’ll fully escape its watchful gaze.
Screen Rant5/5Anyone worried that there would be some fatal flaw that came to ruin what seemed to be a can’t-miss Switch launch can now rest easy. Tears of the Kingdom is a monumental achievement, and it’s going to be talked about relentlessly for years to come.
TheGamer5/5The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a masterpiece that not only equals what came before, it does everything in its power to surpass it.
TheSixthAxis9/10As if it was really in doubt, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is another sublime entry in this series. It’s not as thoroughly refreshing as Breath of the Wild was six years ago, but as a direct sequel, it takes the same world and manages to transform it… As we head into the Nintendo Switch’s twilight years, this is practically essential.
VG2475/5Tears of the Kingdom feels different enough from its predecessor thanks to the new powers and mechanics to stand all on its own. It’s a massive open world that feels dense and exciting without getting clogged up with icon fatigue, since so much of the play is based around physics interactions with the core mechanics, rather than rigid systems
VGC5/5The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom reinterprets Breath of the Wild for the better. Instead of removing all the aches and pains of that game, it completes the circle by adding gameplay-based solutions to annoyances and encourages you to let your imagination run free.
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