Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 81 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 498 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted, and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time lead by Sorceress Cia. Now its up to the legendary hero Link to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda. Advance the story to unlock newThe delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted, and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time lead by Sorceress Cia. Now its up to the legendary hero Link to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda. Advance the story to unlock new playable characters with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which you can use to bolster each warriors abilities. Then unleash the full power of your attacks with intense combos to clear wave after wave of Bokoblin hordes. Youll have to get your gloves dirty to save Hyrule this time.

    * Play as fan-favorite characters like Link and Impa for the first time in the series!
    * Battle the fiercest Legend of Zelda enemies across Hyrules most famous locales.
    * Lay waste to your opponents with brutally efficient attacks and intense combos
    * Think tactically and complete missions in the most efficient way possible
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 81
  2. Negative: 2 out of 81
  1. 100
    With a rocking soundtrack, loads of content, plenty of fan service and some clever gelling of two disparate video game universes, Hyrule Warriors is easily my favourite game of 2014 so far.
  2. A new and promising hybrid that could lead the way for more collaboration. [Nov 2014, p.78]
  3. Sep 17, 2014
    85
    Hyrule Warriors has little in common with a traditional Zelda game. You don’t solve any puzzles, you don’t explore any dungeons, and you certainly don’t break into anyone’s house and destroy all of their pottery. Still, it definitely works as a spin-off that focuses almost entirely on action.
  4. Sep 17, 2014
    80
    Aside from introducing many Legend of Zelda fans to the Warriors franchise, Hyrule Warriors adds little innovation to Koei’s megaseries as a whole, but nevertheless brings an undeniable spark ignited by the crossover cast itself.
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    75
    Hyrule Warriors provides plenty of entertainment value and enough familiarity for fans of The Legend of Zelda. Bland environments and a lack of depth in terms of gameplay keep it from rising to the level of quality that Zelda usually brings to the table.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    We were waiting for something awful, but Hyrule Warriors is a nice surprise after all. Omega Force and Nintendo did some good work to make the two IP's match without any problem. The high number of treasures will force you to explore and the Adventure mode with its 8-bits map, is a true jewel. Alas, without online modes and a smart AI, Hyrule Warriors becomes sometimes really annoying.
  7. Sep 17, 2014
    40
    It always sounded like a bad idea, but although Zelda has inspired one of the best Dynasty Warriors games to date the end result is still well below average by any other standard.

See all 81 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 157
  1. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A fantastic Zelda game - it's the combat I always wanted in a Zelda game! Just don't come expecting a traditional dungeon/puzzle game and IA fantastic Zelda game - it's the combat I always wanted in a Zelda game! Just don't come expecting a traditional dungeon/puzzle game and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Well done Nintendo! Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    10
    Its even better than i expected graphics are Amazing, music is great, Gameplay is fanatastic and the DLC coming looks epic. Story mode isIts even better than i expected graphics are Amazing, music is great, Gameplay is fanatastic and the DLC coming looks epic. Story mode is great a little short through. Adventure mode is fun and is where the game is at. The WII-U has hit its stride and will only get better as time goes on so jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride! Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2014
    10
    An awesome game that combines both the elements of a Dynasty Warriors game and the Legend of Zelda series. I like the change up to a hack andAn awesome game that combines both the elements of a Dynasty Warriors game and the Legend of Zelda series. I like the change up to a hack and slash genre of gaming for the Zelda series, but also keeps the factors of the traditional RPG feel. On top of that, there are some nostalgic factors from previous games in the Zelda series that Zelda fans will recognize, such as the moon from Majora's Mask reappearing (and still just as creepy), Midna, the Twilight Princess makes a return, and the adventure mode gives you back the factors of the very first Legend of Zelda game from the NES. Also, you don't have to play as just Link throughout the game. You have the option to play as several characters, like Impa, Sheik, Midna, Princess Ruto, Fi, or even Zelda and Ganondorf. As for flaws in the game, the only thing I can think of is that there is no one-line multiplayer option, which I don't think is a huge deal. In conclusion, great game! I highly suggest it. The Wii U finally has a list of some big titles coming out, and Hyrule Warriors is the game that kicks them all off! Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2014
    9
    Overall quite a decent game.I am not a great zelda fan (totally has no attach to link's character or zelda's at all) except for Midna but iOverall quite a decent game.I am not a great zelda fan (totally has no attach to link's character or zelda's at all) except for Midna but i did enjoy the game. The skills or combos requires timing as some of them has delay in casting or launching. Planning each move accordingly to the situation (morale of enemy, numbers of enemy on screen) is crucial. Overall battles are hard in terms of strategy and conquering forts. You have to keep your priorities right in order to win the battles.Decide which fort to save as all 3 of your hyrule captains are screaming for help is quite challenging. You need to plan accordingly to the distance between the flailing captain, the location of the fort and the location of the enemies' forts. However, i still enjoy more on killing every available enemies on screen. Gives you great satisfaction. XD. Each character has great potential and it is fun to level up them especially my favorites. However the frame rate suffers a lot which tolls away the fun of the game a little. Camera angles are weird during focusing. The camera wont be fixed on the monster you targeted and also won't adjust itself during changing in the direction of skills.That doesn't affect the gameplay very much, just that sometimes I can't see the cute dekus as they bullet seed monsters to their doom.By the way, I am very glad that they gave Cia, Wizzro and Volga as an update instead of DLC. *Cia is soooo op i love heeerrrr* Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    I'm just going to start out by saying that I've never heard of Dynasty Warriors before this game. I love Zelda games. I've grown up withI'm just going to start out by saying that I've never heard of Dynasty Warriors before this game. I love Zelda games. I've grown up with Zelda, and I still love the games. This game isn't a normal Zelda game, with dungeons and a thought-provoking plot. This is just a ton of dumb fun. The "Legend Mode" has a fan service-y story, that lasted for about 10 hours. Then there's "Adventure Mode." This will be where you spend most of your time, with hundreds of unlockables, like gold skulltulas, heart pieces, characters, weapons, etc.

    I bought this game the day it came out where I live, September 26, and I've been playing it everyday for 1-10 hours each day. I think this game is great, and will keep you hooked. I loved this as an introduction to Dynasty Warriors, and as a Zelda spin-off to hold off my Zelda love until a true Zelda game comes next year.

    Thank you Nintendo and Koei Tecmo for making this game happen.
    Expand
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    8
    this game is a dynasty warriors game with a legend of zelda skin however this was my first time with a dynasty warriors game and i enjoyed itthis game is a dynasty warriors game with a legend of zelda skin however this was my first time with a dynasty warriors game and i enjoyed it alot, at first i thought it was going to be bad but then it was amazing. the cut scenes are really beautiful and i like the crafting system. i think my most favorite thing in the game is the fact that they remade the original legend of zelda map for this game as its own mode. the only downside i have with the game is that it gets realy boring playing with just one character, which is why its best to chose different characters for each stage. the last thin that is a bummer for was not being able to get a scarf because i live in canada and americans needed the scarf more cause its apparently colder in the states than in the north Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2014
    0
    Samurai Warriors 4 is better. That's all you need to know. This one is a step back compared to other Warriors games, is slower paced andSamurai Warriors 4 is better. That's all you need to know. This one is a step back compared to other Warriors games, is slower paced and despite having lots of colors it actually looks really washed out and, as such, ugly to look at. Expand

See all 157 User Reviews

Trailers