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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: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  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. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    Lo que hace casi perfecto este juego es que une las 2 versiones anteriores junto con un mejor apartado gráfico muy bueno y una banda sonoraLo que hace casi perfecto este juego es que une las 2 versiones anteriores junto con un mejor apartado gráfico muy bueno y una banda sonora espectacular Hyrule Warriors se ha convertido en uno de los mejores juegos del año, almenos para mi Expand
  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. Jun 20, 2018
    8
    First- I should say this game is only good for fans of beat em up style games, and other Warriors games.

    I would have given this game a
    First- I should say this game is only good for fans of beat em up style games, and other Warriors games.

    I would have given this game a solid 10, if not for some of the issues you'll read about below. I'll start with the positives.

    This game has a great story; completely unique, and utilizing worlds and characters from all across the Legend of Zelda universe.

    The Definitive Edition improves on the Wii U version magnificently; letting you play more than one hero in multiple levels, making it easier to level, making more enemies spawn so less down time on maps, and changing things up on the battlefield with more unique quests.

    However the only thing keeping me from giving it a 10 is the problems that persist in the game..

    If you have mid-battle cutscenes enabled, frequently all normal enemies will go invisible on your map right after a cutscene. This can make taking keeps a nuisance if a boss enemy shows up.

    Lots of attacks that should not miss (IE: When you break someones guard and perform an execution) end up missing quite frequently, or sometimes an enemy will block the attack. (You broke their guard so that should not happen.)

    The new enemy (Little version of The Imprisoned) if killed mid-attack, will continue to attack you while its dead.

    These aren't gamebreaking issues, but aren't too forgivable in a game that's been released 3 times.
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  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. 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
  7. Oct 28, 2018
    2
    There is some fun to be had but overall the game is more frustrating than fun.

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