Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom continues to impress, racking up one positive review after another. The title has now been honored as the highest-rated game ever on OpenCritic, a remarkable achievement. Simultaneously, the Zelda game is making waves on Metacritic, setting records of its own.
Taking the Crown on OpenCritic
Nintendo has outdone itself. The successor to Zelda: Breath of the Wild has clinched the number one spot on OpenCritic. Not only is Tears of the Kingdom the top-rated game on the platform, but Nintendo titles also fill the second and third spots.
Before Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom took the lead, Super Mario Odyssey held the top spot, closely followed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here’s a look at OpenCritic’s full top 10:
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (97)
- Super Mario Odyssey (97)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (96)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (96)
- Elden Ring (95)
- God of War (94)
- The Last of Us Remastered (94)
- Persona 5 Royal (94)
- Persona 5 (94)
- Hades (94)
However, it’s worth noting that OpenCritic’s listing doesn’t include many older titles.
On Metacritic, the situation is a bit different. With a score of 96, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ranks only 36th when compared to all games on the platform. However, when focusing solely on this year’s releases, the title ascends to the number one spot.
Despite its lower overall ranking, Zelda’s latest installment still has cause to celebrate. The title’s iconic blond hero, donned in his green pointed hat, takes first place on Metacritic’s grand list of the best games. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time currently holds an impressive score of 99, indicating a near-perfect gaming experience. Do you have a different Zelda favorite?
Our Evaluation of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
In our review, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom also earned top honors. Our reviewer, Sebastian, awarded the game a perfect 5 out of 5 stars, applauding the game’s beautiful world, profound sense of discovery, and abundant opportunities for experimentation.
With over 100 hours of gameplay, players certainly get their money’s worth. The game did, however, receive minor critiques regarding performance and accessibility settings.