Review Roundup: Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is An amazing Remake for Both Hardcore Fans and Newcomers Alike

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Nintendo is set to release their highly anticipated remake for the cult classic title — Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening tomorrow for the Nintendo Switch, and from an early look at Metacritic, it looks like the game is performing phenomenal (to no one’s surprise)!

Link’s Awakening is classic to most gamers, but according to reviews, if you never played this game before, you’re going to be in for a treat. The remake makes the original GameBoy title a 10x better game. From the graphics, revamped gameplay mechanics, and more, Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is a game that all console users must try!

Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Nintendo’s latest title — Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening:

Forbes 100

An excellent remake of an already faultless Zelda game. If you never played the Game Boy original, then you absolutely need to pick this up. If, like me, you grew up playing this game, then there is a lot of new content to keep you busy. While Breath of the Wild was the game many bought their Switch for, Link’s Awakening has only reinforced that decision for me. So buckle up and let a friendly owl show you what Koholint Island has to offer.

IGN 94

Updating the look but never losing the feel of the original, Link’s Awakening is a masterclass in remaking a classic.

Nintendo Insider 90

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is just as magical as it ever was, and, in being remade, has lost none of the charm that made the original so special in the first place. Grezzo must take the credit for that, delivering an exceptional remake that’s both a perfect entry point for those new to the series and a worthwhile nostalgic trip for those that have set out on this adventure before.

Game Informer 90

Link’s Awakening has always held a special place in my heart, but asking someone to go back to the original release is tough. With this remake, people don’t have any excuses for not playing through one of the best (and strangest) entries. I envy those of you who will be experiencing this for the first time, though revisiting it all these years later is still an absolute pleasure.

GameSpot 80

If you haven’t touched a classic Zelda game in a while, Link’s Awakening will almost instantly transport you back to the ’90s. It’s simple, in many ways, but the orchestrated journey still conveys a sense of adventure, and this new version is without question the best way to experience it. And more than anything else, it will put a smile on your face. Remakes are a dime a dozen nowadays and often easy to overlook. Don’t make that mistake with Link’s Awakening.


Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is set to release tomorrow, September 20th, for the Nintendo Switch!

Source: Metacritic