Breath of the Wild voted best video game of all time in Japan

A TV poll of 50,000 Japanese gamers declares The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be the greatest video game of all time.

TV Asahi’s three-hour TV special General election of video games, who surveyed 50,000 people across Japan about their favorite video games, said The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be the greatest video game of all time.

The 2017 Adventure Game, released both for Wii U and as a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, is widely praised for the way it has reinvented and refreshed the proven game. The legend of Zelda formulates with its immersive open-world gameplay, new craft dynamic, pictorial art style and emotional storyline. The game is set 100 years after the current incarnations of Zelda and Link failed to stop the Great Calamity. Waking up to this post-apocalyptic world without his memories, Link must now assemble a team of new Champions of Hyrule to help him defeat Ganon, who is still sealed in Hyrule Castle with Zelda but is gaining strength.

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The consensus of Japanese fans that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the greatest video game of all time isn’t far removed from how gamers have responded to the game around the world. The Switch edition of Breath of the wild is the 14th highest rated game on Metacritic, with a score of 97 reviews, while the Wii U Edition is the 26th highest rated with a score of 96. Also according to Metacritic, 18 reviews rated it as the best game video from the 2010s, more than any other game of this decade.

Breath of the wild is one of the five The legend of Zelda games to do the General election of video games top 100. The Nintnedo 64 version Ocarina of time, widely regarded as the “best” consensus of the series before Breath of the wild took that title, ranks 18th on the list. The original NES The legend of Zelda ranks at 52, while the N64 Majora’s Mask is 80 and the Wii Sword to the sky at 88 years old. The list is heavily skewed towards Switch versions, with four of the top 10 games (Breath of the wild to 1, Animal crossing: new horizons at 4 o’clock, Splatoon 2 to 5 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at age 7) debuting on Nintendo’s latest best-selling console.

The complete classification of the General election of video games poll can be read on Kotaku.

A sequel to Breath of the wild is currently in the works with a release slated for Switch in 2022.

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Source: Kotaku

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