*Update to original Breath of the Wild Metacritic article:

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Metacritic score has dropped by 1 point since this article was originally published. With 90 critic reviews, 3 being mixed, one score of 84, the rest 90 or above, with 56 of those giving the game a perfect score, there is no doubting this game has really struck a cord with gamers. This includes our very own Jase. You can check out his impressions on Breath of the Wild here.

*Original article follows:

Has one of the best games of all time just been released?

Have you seen the Breath of the Wild Metacritic score?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, at the time of writing this, the second highest ranked game of all time on Metacritic with an aggregated score of 98.

It’s equal with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 and GTA 4 and only 1 point behind the highest ever ranked game on Metacritic, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Interestingly, the user scores tell a very different story. Breath of the Wild only has a combined user score of 7.8. We all know to take this with a grain of salt, although some of the negative anti-Nintendo and pro-Horizon Zero Dawn user reviews are hilarious and worth a read.

Breath of the Wild Metacritic
Breath of the Wild Metacritic has a new star

Hear us chat about Breath of the Wild Metacritic score and more

Do you agree that Nintendo have smashed it out of the park yet again and given us one of the best games of all time? Let us know in the comments below or email us at We’ll be discussing Breath of the Wild and more on our next VERSUS PLAYER podcast.

Happy gaming!


When not playing with the kids or pottering in the garden, Joe is jumping between console and PC gaming, watching anime or sci-fi, reading comics or seeking out a new addition for his R2D2 collection.

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