- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has become the sixth entry ever to get full Famitsu and Edge scores. The other three titles on the list are also Zelda releases.
- Both sites are known for rarely giving full scores. Famitsu has only awarded full scores to only 28 titles in its 37 years, and Edge has placed 28 titles with the perfect score in its 30 years.
- The other Zelda games with full scores from both sites include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has broken all the lingering suspense of the fans, and in turn, the reviews for the game by the critics have been nothing but glad tidings. However, the title has already crossed a giant milestone before even a week has elapsed since its official release. The new sequel reportedly achieved perfect scores in the Famitsu and Edge Magazine reviews, becoming the sixth game ever to attain such an honor.
As initially covered by Video Games Chronicle, Tears of the Kingdom has joined the club of rare entries that have achieved the best Famitsu and Edge scores possible, making it equally relished in the East and the West. Both these reviewers are well-renowned all over the world for only very rarely rewarding perfect scores to any game, hence why it’s such a big deal for the new Zelda sequel to be rewarded with the feat.
Famitsu has seemingly given the Nintendo’s new flagship entry 40 out of 40 scores, while Edge gave a perfect 10. To put things into perspective, only 28 entries in Famitu’s entire 37-year lifeline have been given the perfect scores. The Edge magazine has also been up for the last three decades, yet it has only given the best review score possible to 24 titles. Tears of the Kingdom has casually been awarded the perfect scores by both entities.
The highly rare phenomenon has only been recorded in five other excellent entries in the past. And to add more spice to the platter, three of the now-six games are Zelda releases. The other titles to boast similar milestones are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Grand Theft Auto V, and Bayonetta.
It is worth noting that there have been a number of potential titles that almost hit the mark with both review sites. Often one publication would end up giving less score, dragging down the prospect entirely. For instance, Elden Ring, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Red Dead Redemption 2 all received a 10 score from Edge but only 39 from Famitsu.
Hence, many behemoths failed to reach a similar status that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has already attained. The positive news is reminiscent of the term “sunshine and rainbows” for the new chronicles of Link adventures. The users have also thoroughly enjoyed the new ventures, creating the best out of the new skills available in the arsenal.
The creative bunch of players has come up with laughable methods to trek through the assortment of puzzles and shrines sprinkled throughout the Hyrule Kingdom. For instance, one user created a train of minecarts to go through the broken rails to access one of the islands. Similarly, some players took advantage of the mechanics and turned Link into a bomber pilot to raid enemy bases and shrines unbeknownst to the opponents.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released on May 12, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch only, but it is possible to emulate the title on PC. It seemingly already harbors the rank of the best-rated title of all time on OpenCritic.
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