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8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 60 ratings
  1. 10 (25)
  2. 9 (9)
  3. 8 (19)
  4. 7 (7)
  5. 6 (0)
  6. 5 (0)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (0)

What Gamespot Users have to say about The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

  • Rating:10

    A Beautiful Re-Make That Enhances Everything Good About the Original, and More!

    It's taken a lot longer than it should have, but at long last; one of the most compelling video games for the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color, has been re-visualized from the ground up, and finally maximizes its capacity... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Link's Awakening

    You would never know that Link's Awakening is based on a game from the early 90s. Nintendo has done a great job of updating the graphics and the music from the original, as well as providing extra (although largely unne... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Right Way to Reboot

    Played the 1998 remake when it came out as a young lad as my first Zelda game. This Switch remake was a bit of a nostalgia play but it is worth it whether or not you played the '93 or '98 versions. In fact, the updated a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A wonderful and beautiful remake

    As someone who played the original Link’s Awakening, I always felt like the game was held back by the technology of the time. Seeing it in this new, very adorable diorama style makes the game much more appealing a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Charming atmosphere. Very well done remake.

    The Good:- Charming visuals, characters and dialogue- Game progression, gameplay, and level design are all true to the original, with custom dungeon addition. And unfortunately the shop keeper doesn't kill you for steali... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A Dreamy Nostalgic Trip for Some, But A Great Game for Everyone

    Though I didn't play much of the original Game Boy game this fits in perfectly with the many other handheld-style offerings such as A Link Between Worlds and The Minish Cap. It was great to see Nintendo do something new ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Would be a 9.5 if one could swap out the remastered music for the original music!

    The limitations of Game Boy's control scheme made this game rather cumbersome to play, although it's an awesome game! This remake is a great improvement without making the game way easier than it was intended to be. It's... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful