Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Image
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 65 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 291 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Linkor even as Princess Zeldayou'll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule.In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Linkor even as Princess Zeldayou'll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and bossor face the music. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule's most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms!

    * A rhythmic action-adventure game in the world of the Legend of Zelda series
    * Explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda
    Use items from the Legend of Zelda series, plus spells and weapons from the Crypt of the Necrodancer game
    * Outstep legendary enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat
    * Keep the beat with 25 remixed classic Legend of Zelda tunes
    Expand

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Cadence Of Hyrule - Opening Minutes Cinematics And Exploration Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    100
    Cadence of Hyrule is a potent combination of nostalgic looks, creative takes on emotionally charged Zelda music and unusual, rhythm-powered moment-to-moment play. Stylish and excellent fun, this tribute captures the excitement and sense of discovery that makes Zelda what it is: a real adventure.
  2. Jun 19, 2019
    90
    Cadence of Hyrule is the Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover we never knew we needed, but now that it's here, we want the song to go on forever. Brace Yourself Games' expert handling of the Zelda property is commendable. Here's hoping we get an encore with some DLC.
  3. Jul 1, 2019
    90
    Cadence of Hyrule is a startlingly successful remix of the classic Zelda template, bringing a whole new rhythmic core to the Hyrule we all know and love.
  4. Jun 14, 2019
    85
    Crypt of the Necrodancer and The Legend of Zelda come together in a wonderful crossover. Both essences mix very well in a video game that is fun, addictive and challenging. Once you pick up the rhythm you can't stop.
  5. Jul 9, 2019
    85
    A fantastic demonstration of an impossible but incredible union: Zelda and Crypt of the Necrodancer. A great fusion for a varied, challenging and innovating game.
  6. Jul 3, 2019
    80
    The charm and charisma of The Legend of Zelda, fused with the rhythmic gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer, gives life to a hybrid that maintains the essence while also offering a new and fresh take of both games. Cadende of Hyrule is, quite literally, a link between worlds.
  7. Jun 24, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.

See all 71 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 77
  2. Negative: 5 out of 77
  1. Jun 14, 2019
    10
    The game has been out for two hours now... I haven't put it down other than to write this small review. Cadence of Hyrule is... fun, reallyThe game has been out for two hours now... I haven't put it down other than to write this small review. Cadence of Hyrule is... fun, really really REALLY fun. The music is absolutely amazing, the gameplay is well serviced and the visual design is beautiful. I found it to be quite hard at first, but more time spent learning the rhythm of different songs and using different elements to kill certain enemies has made it a very challenging but fair experience. The price may be high for what is an indie title... but so far I think its worth every pound, dollor or euro. Do yourself a favour, and buy this game. 10/10 Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, basically a LTTP randomizer with sick beats. i played and beat it in one 5 hour sitting, and then saw the high score at 30Amazing game, basically a LTTP randomizer with sick beats. i played and beat it in one 5 hour sitting, and then saw the high score at 30 minuets, and knew this was going to be a great game to replay. and then, i called up my brother and we sat down and beat it in 3 hours. great game with great replay ability. I love it to bits Expand
  3. Jun 15, 2019
    10
    An Rythm game with the best franchise of all Time: The Legend of Zelda?!? With the Iconic Themes from Koji Kondo reinterprated?!?
    A master
    An Rythm game with the best franchise of all Time: The Legend of Zelda?!? With the Iconic Themes from Koji Kondo reinterprated?!?
    A master idea. This game is awesome.

    Shut up and take my rupees
    Expand
  4. Jun 16, 2019
    9
    Cadence of Hyrule is a fun spin on the Zelda series, mixing the rhythm style of Crypt of the Necrodancer with the Intellectual Property ofCadence of Hyrule is a fun spin on the Zelda series, mixing the rhythm style of Crypt of the Necrodancer with the Intellectual Property of Zelda makes for an enjoyable experience that everyone shouldn't miss! At an astonishingly low price of $24.99 USD, anyone can enjoy it! I've been playing for at least 3 hours and I don't think I will stop anytime soon. Shoutout to Antoine Lendrevie for having his dream come true being credited in a Zelda game! Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2019
    9
    Great game so far. It has tons of content and is semi-random generated. I love it. It feels definitely very much like Zelda
  6. Dec 29, 2020
    9
    Great spin on a classic franchise! This is a fairly short experience at about 5 hours. I am not usually in to rhythm games but the way theGreat spin on a classic franchise! This is a fairly short experience at about 5 hours. I am not usually in to rhythm games but the way the rhythm elements mixed with elements of action-adventure and rogue-like genres really had me hooked! The soundtrack is phenomenal: remixed classic Legend of Zelda tracks that really immerse you in the action. I found this to be unlike anything else I have played and highly recommend it for any Zelda fan, or anyone looking for a shorter but fun experience. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2020
    0
    Just bought the game for 40 euro. And i never played a game this short in my entire live of 27 year of gaming. It is a joke. The art style andJust bought the game for 40 euro. And i never played a game this short in my entire live of 27 year of gaming. It is a joke. The art style and the camera from above a way to far away to even see what is going on. I loved donkey kong jungle beat so i thought he why not try out this bad boy. It is really not for everyone. 3 Minutes into the game and im already bored to death. Watch out before you buy it. it looks way more fun then it is. Expand

See all 77 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The 20 Best Video Games of 2019 So Far

    The 20 Best Video Games of 2019 So Far Image
    Published: July 5, 2019
    These were the best-reviewed games (for all platforms) released during the first half of 2019.