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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: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  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. Jan 17, 2019
    10
    a really unique way to put legend of zelda into a hack and slash based of dynasty warriors. although it has been released on the wii u and 3dsa really unique way to put legend of zelda into a hack and slash based of dynasty warriors. although it has been released on the wii u and 3ds this one has everything and lots of replay ability, and hundreds of hours of game play. 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 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. May 18, 2018
    6
    Hyrule Warriors is truly the definitive edition of a poor game. If you are a Zelda fan you will get a few hours of enjoyment before you startHyrule Warriors is truly the definitive edition of a poor game. If you are a Zelda fan you will get a few hours of enjoyment before you start wishing for a real zelda game. If you like hack and slash games you will like this.

    At least this better than the Wii U version as the second player doesn't have to play on the tiny gamepad screen.
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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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