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  • Summary: A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda,A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
  1. Jun 7, 2018
    90
    Those who have played the game on 3DS won’t find as much new content, but they may appreciate the much improved graphics and two-player mode. There aren’t many exclusive features for those looking to triple-dip, but having everything in one substantial and gorgeous package is enough to warrant considering playing the best version of this hack-and-slash game.
  2. May 16, 2018
    90
    Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition offers up a lot of content and does a great job of compelling players to unlock more of it. As long as everyone knows what they’re getting into though I would definitely recommend this game to fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise regardless of their familiarity with Zelda. I’d also give a thumbs up to fans of the Zelda games that are into arcade-style action every now and again.
  3. May 16, 2018
    85
    A superb portable Warriors experience with a shocking amount of quality content packed in.
  4. May 16, 2018
    80
    The Definitive Edition is the best way to play Hyrule Warriors. The collaboration with Nintendo has certainly contributed to the birth of one of the best exponents of the mosou genre, but the advice to buy must always be accompanied by the necessary warnings.
  5. May 22, 2018
    80
    This is one of the most fleshed out and content-filled Warriors games I’ve seen in a long time, and even if you aren’t a Zelda fan, there’s still plenty here to charm you if you’re not turned off by the repetitive combat.
  6. NF Magazine
    Sep 5, 2018
    75
    It might be a little rough around the edges, but it's a glorious Zelda nostalgia trip with some fun action. [Issue #34 – July/August 2018, p. 75]
  7. May 16, 2018
    40
    Zelda may have inspired one of the best Dynasty Warriors games to date but the end result is still well below average by any other standard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. May 29, 2018
    10
    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is not a perfect game but it is very fun. I haven't played this game on the Wii U or the 3DS so this was aHyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is not a perfect game but it is very fun. I haven't played this game on the Wii U or the 3DS so this was a new experience for me. Sure, i had encountered some problems on the go, not the best experience in handheld mode, but it was simply amazing playing this game. The soundtrack is working so well with the gameplay. Talking about gameplay , it's simply entertaining to slice everything in your way and capture points. I give this game a 10/10 because it was a new experience for me and everything wrong with the game was nothing compared to the hours of joy that i had in this game. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! ( especially if you haven't played on any other platform ). Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    Zelda-themed Hack and Slash. It works perfect! Lots of hours to play and a high rate of replayability. Upgrated graphics and framerate fromZelda-themed Hack and Slash. It works perfect! Lots of hours to play and a high rate of replayability. Upgrated graphics and framerate from the Wii U version. However, at the cutscenes it only shows characters with their Hyrule Warriors costumes, even if you've chosen the character with a different costume. On the Wii U version, if you pick up Link with the OoT costume for example, he is shown in the cutscenes with that outfit. Hope they fix this with a patch in the Switch Version cause it's the only thing missing to make this version 100% definitive. Expand
  3. May 21, 2018
    9
    The only way to truly experience Hyrule Warriors in my opinion. Honestly, I wasn't expecting myself to pick this game up, but I ended up doingThe only way to truly experience Hyrule Warriors in my opinion. Honestly, I wasn't expecting myself to pick this game up, but I ended up doing so I can play something other than Odyssey waiting for Mario Tennis Aces to come out.

    Pros:
    + Gameplay: I personally love the hack-and-slash gameplay this game does. By far the best I've seen.
    + Soundtrack: I'm going to go back and fix my HW:L review, because after relistening to the soundtrack, I fell in love. Though it still has some bad songs (Kakariko Village).
    + Roster: Thankfully they included the DLC characters into the mix, so there's an even bigger variety now.
    + Story: It's the same as the other two, meaning that it's great.
    + Resolution/Graphics: Definitely a huge leap from Legends' graphics and resolution.

    Meh:
    = Bosses: Not as bad as I remember them being, but again, a lot of them are just characters from the roster.

    Overall, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is a wonderful game that just barely falls short from being in my top 5 games of all time and warrants a 9.5/10 from me. If you have a Switch but don't have any of the other versions, pick THIS version up. Although, if you already have a version of the game, maybe wait for a sale or rent it.
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  4. Dec 18, 2018
    8
    it's dynasty warriors but with Zelda characters. if you're expecting a Zelda game, you'll be disappointed, but if you're expecting a funit's dynasty warriors but with Zelda characters. if you're expecting a Zelda game, you'll be disappointed, but if you're expecting a fun warriors game, this is worth your money. Expand
  5. Jun 23, 2018
    8
    Hyrule Warriors is truly the definitive edition of a game that has been released not once but twice over the span of 4 years. It contains allHyrule Warriors is truly the definitive edition of a game that has been released not once but twice over the span of 4 years. It contains all of the content from the Wii U and 3DS versions, as well as all the dlc from both versions as well. However the only new content are outfits celebrating Breath of the Wild and a 3d version of my fairy. But this isn't a bad thing as this game is already full of content, providing a prediction of 200+ hours to the games story and adventure modes. Speaking of, the story is a tribute to every Zelda game released up until Skyward Sword and provides massive fan service to those who have played Ocarina, Twilight, Wind Waker and Skyward Sword, but this is the easiest part of the game simply displaying nostalgia eye candy instead of an actual challenge. The real challenge comes fron adventure mode. This is were you will spend most of your time if your aiming to 100% your game. Hundreds of challenges await you, with the maps being created and inspired by the 8 bit orginal Zelda, there are tones of secrets, battles and out the box challenges to complete. This is also where you would unlock most of the characters, outfits and weapons outside the story mode, and boy does it make you work for it. Performance has been massively improved as well, with a resolution of 1080 docked and 720 portable as well as 60fps all round, unlike the previous. Also the Co-op experience is massively improved as well, allwoing for brilliant two player split screen, altough it may be a bit small on the smaller Switch screen itself. The only down factor of this game is that it may be slightly repetitive, and I worry people will think it is just a button mashing experience, and too be honest, it isn't. Yes, every combo is executed exactly the same way for every character, but every character does something's different. In conclusion this is the best version of the game, and if you have played it before one could argue you should get it again... but really thats up to you. If you never played this game but love Zelda and the idea of a differnct Zelda experience, this game is for you. 8/10 Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    7
    I've never played a Warriors game before I played Hyrule Warriors, and I can't exactly say I've been inspired to check out any of the otherI've never played a Warriors game before I played Hyrule Warriors, and I can't exactly say I've been inspired to check out any of the other Warriors games, but I enjoyed this as a casual experience.

    After the first few missions, it turned out not to be as mindless and grindy as I thought it might be at first, since later, as battles become more hectic and there's more stuff going on, much of your success boils down to good time management, and managing your troops effectively in order to maintain certain holds, since you can't be everywhere you need to be on the map at once, and your limited availability is where the real challenge comes from. But even though this isn't the mindless grind I thought it might be, the moments where you're simply mashing buttons to see a various array of Zelda characters perform crazy powerful combos to send hoards of minions flying across the map were the moments I found to be most satisfying.

    I can't say I remember anything about the plot, at all, because I kind've just stopped following it after the first four missions, but I had fun with the gameplay.
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  7. Jul 31, 2019
    2
    First of all - if you already played any Musou game from Omega Force - this is absolutely the same, just reskin any previous part. And thisFirst of all - if you already played any Musou game from Omega Force - this is absolutely the same, just reskin any previous part. And this game is not "Zelda" as we all know - it is just try to milk on it, nothing more, one button game with greending copy-paste elements, same maps, story like "Go and kill, because you are the player"
    If you never played on such game - you can try, maybe it can be even fun.
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