Review

Review: Link’s Awakening is wonderfully familiar

A memorable, if staunchly traditional adventure

Game Director
Mikiharu Ōiwa
Key Credits
Eiji Aonuma (Producer), Kazuhiko Takahashi (Art Director), Yoshiki Ueda (System Architect)

A charming reimagining of a classic 2D Zelda adventure, with gameplay that can't quite match its striking presentation.

  • A charming, beautiful world full of seemingly endless detail
  • Beautiful soundtrack
  • A memorable adventure
  • Sticks closely to the formula and unlikely to surprise
  • More-than-occasional performance issues
4 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
Game Director
Mikiharu Ōiwa
Key Credits
Eiji Aonuma (Producer), Kazuhiko Takahashi (Art Director), Yoshiki Ueda (System Architect)

A charming reimagining of a classic 2D Zelda adventure, with gameplay that can't quite match its striking presentation.

  • A charming, beautiful world full of seemingly endless detail
  • Beautiful soundtrack
  • A memorable adventure
  • Sticks closely to the formula and unlikely to surprise
  • More-than-occasional performance issues
4 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch