December 16, 2017
The accolades continue to roll in for Breath of the Wild! Newsweek released its top ten video games of 2017, and Breath of the Wild took the number one spot with a perfect 10/10 rating. Here’s what Newsweek had to say:
“Widely referred as “the perfect game” by critics, Breath of the Wild lives up to the hype. This game is truly a masterpiece. The action role-playing adventure follows our hero Link as he sets out to kill Ganon before he breaks free from an enchanted castle and destroys Hyrule. You battle monsters, cook food, collect weapons, and slowly gain the strength needed for the final showdown. But you don’t have to follow this sequential ordering. Perhaps the most impressive element of Breath of the Wild is that it allows the player freedom to explore the exquisite, expansive world in their own time. The sheer freedom and sense of adventure is a remarkable achievement. Everything is laid out like the components of a mechanical watch, waiting for you to assemble. There’s a million different ways to do something. And you can do it any way you like.”
Fellow Switch game Super Mario Odyssey clocked in at number four on the countdown, while PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Persona 5 round out the top five. You can check out Newsweek’s entire countdown here.