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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. Nintendo Force 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: 32 out of 47
  2. Negative: 9 out of 47
  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. Jul 13, 2020
    10
    This game is definitely awesome as an action game that I honestly didn't expect. Surely I've heard about the Dynasty Warriors franchise andThis game is definitely awesome as an action game that I honestly didn't expect. Surely I've heard about the Dynasty Warriors franchise and I'm ashamed to say I considered them some mindless button masher games that required no skill, and maybe that's why I didn't try this game when it first came out, and never bothered to research on what the 3DS version (Legends) was about.

    Oh boy I was very wrong.

    I just picked this game up a few weeks ago because I saw the price going up, which caught my attention. Surely it can't be a bad sign if that's the case, so happened to grab it and try give a try. But first, I consider myself a Zelda fan that have played all games but 2 (Oracle of Seasons and the original), so I pretty much know what's going on, having the Encyclopedias and such.

    The first 10 minutes the game was running, I was entirely surprised, filled with energy, action, good music, nice graphics, good settings. I was in shock, and continued for hours which turned into days, and very often the game would bring me a huge smile because of the many details the game offers either by a battle animation, a remix of a song, a weapon, a combo, a character, a scenario, you name it. When I started losing I realized it was not just a button masher as I thought it would be, but it has a degree of technique that's very well crafted. Is like if it was a good combination of God of War, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Ninja Gaiden, all in one which I'm sure was the aim.

    I started to research Dynasty Warriors games and I can say now that I see the appeal. They are fantastic. Is a huge franchise I had no idea about and this skinned Nintendo version brought many fans from unexpected places. There is a reason why there are versions for Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest, One Piece, Gundam, Berserk, and just recently Persona 5. The formula is fantastic, and totally recommended if you are a fan of any of those series.

    While the original Dynasty Warriors series could be considered the hardcore series, this particular version is fantastic if you like action games, sometimes some battles are about 15 minute sessions that are filler with non-stop action, objectives, allies and sudden enemies and bosses that all play with a fantastic soundtrack that keeps your heart bumping from excitement, something I didn't feel for a long time in some games.

    Definitely recommended if you are curious and haven't tried this yet, believe me, is totally worth it. I played 110 hours and didn't even reach one third of the content that is amassed for this version, that is because the original Wii U version, while great and a complete game, had so much DLC added, which was included to the 3DS version and then had even more DLC added. This includes weapons (Link had added like 3 weapons, each is a different play style), characters such as Twilight Midna, Skull Kid, Young Link, Marin (from Link's Awakening), etc, and different battle scenarios, such as Wind Waker stages or a Map with Majora's Mask rules (each Adventure Map is about 100 different battles and the game has like 8 Maps). If this scares you for the amount of content, don't worry, they're all totally optional and the main experience can be had in around 30 hours, but I can assure you that after beating the fantastic Story mode you will be hungry for more as you see you can unlock more characters in the Adventure Maps.

    Play this and become a fan. After Fire Emblem Warriors (with DLC currently being developed there), many are hoping for Koei Tecmo to make another "Nintendo Warriors" game and if you play this you will understand the excitement for this as well.
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  3. May 22, 2018
    9
    Finally this game gets what it deserves, a full package of content from all previous versions and DLC's plus performance issues fixed! ThisFinally this game gets what it deserves, a full package of content from all previous versions and DLC's plus performance issues fixed! This definitive version runs SO much better on the switch, I'm happy to buy it again.. And this is a must-buy for whoever only had only the wii u or the 3ds version, Or is just a Zelda fan! Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2020
    8
    I never played the Wii u or 3ds version and I was surprised how fun the game was. it's really addicting unlocking all the characters andI never played the Wii u or 3ds version and I was surprised how fun the game was. it's really addicting unlocking all the characters and weapons. comboing massive waves of enemies as my favorite zelda character is awesome Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    8
    I played the 3DS version and put over 100hrs into it. I’ve been played the Definitive Edition since day 1 and really enjoy it. If you like theI played the 3DS version and put over 100hrs into it. I’ve been played the Definitive Edition since day 1 and really enjoy it. If you like the Warriors formula and li,e Legend of Zelda, you’ll like this game. It probably is one of the best Warriors game and all the characters are great. I hope Linkle, the girl with the crossbows, becomes a regular Zelda character. 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. Jun 4, 2020
    0
    The core gameplay is just super weak. Cannon fodder everywhere then tough boss fights that are a little better. Total crap, stay away. I’mThe core gameplay is just super weak. Cannon fodder everywhere then tough boss fights that are a little better. Total crap, stay away. I’m surprised Nintendo let this be done to one of their most beloved franchises. Expand

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