Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the highest-rated game ever on OpenCritic

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is at present the highest-rated game of all-time on evaluate aggregation website OpenCritic.

Press opinions for the long-awaited sequel went stay on Thursday, forward of the game’s launch this Friday, and verdicts have been overwhelmingly constructive, with the majority of retailers awarding it excellent scores.

Shortly after the embargo lifted, evaluate aggregation website OpenCritic confirmed that the game is at present the highest-rated game of all time on its platform, with an mixture rating of 97.223.

According to the platform, it’s additionally forward by a big margin, with Super Mario Odyssey in second place (96.81) and its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, in third (95.9).

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The trade’s different huge evaluate aggregation platform, Metacritic, additionally began collating opinions shortly after the media embargo lifted and at the time of publishing Tears of the Kingdom is by far its highest-rated game of the year, with a rating of 97.

It’s additionally the highest-rated Nintendo Switch game of all-time on Metacritic, and the website’s highest-rated new game since Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018 (additionally ranked 97).

Only The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (99), Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (98), Grand Theft Auto IV (98) and SoulCalibur (98) are ranked increased on Metacritic than Tears of the Kingdom.

After a number of delays, the extremely anticipated Switch sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might be launched on May 12.

VGC’s The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom evaluate calls the title “easily one of the very best games on Nintendo Switch”.

Other critics have heaped reward on the game of their write-ups too, with most agreeing it’s a worthy sequel to at least one of the era’s greatest video games and one of the long-running franchise’s excessive factors.

IGN known as Tears of the Kingdom “an unfathomable follow-up to one of the greatest games ever made, somehow improving upon it in nearly every way”.

The Guardian wrote: “It is easy to forget how to find the fun in adult life. Games such as Zelda help to remind you that if you look at things the right way, it’s everywhere.”

You can learn all the key verdicts over in our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom evaluate round-up.