The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Jul 16, 2021
46th of 7837

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Nintendo
Content Rating: Everyone10+


Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link will match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.

Gamer Reviews

12361 Reviews
0 review
Jan 11, 2022
This review contains spoilers.

Excellent game. The remaster a newer Zelda game, one of the last before Breath of the Wild. Explore forests, volcanos and deserts, literally toe the line of reality, and collect magic items as you try to save Princess Zelda from various creative enemies.

The updated graphics of this remaster truly rekindle the players love of the older game. And it is great for new players who want to experience a more classic Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch.

Would recommend for old and new fans alike.

Jul 24, 2021

Very good story

Amazing music

Button controls are very good

Gameplay is awesome

Lack of added content makes it fall a bit

Jul 20, 2021

Its a really fun Zelda game. I love the new movements and how the controls are pretty clear with what to do. I do have a pretty hard time with flying but at least the game doesn’t let the others win. I took like 15-20 minutes to finally catch the golden bird and then be first for the wing ceremony. Besides that, I like exploring and finding new things to do. I hope more people pick it up!

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Avi Shapiro

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Patrick Blond

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Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

65 Reviews
Nathan BirchJul 14, 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a conservative update to one of Link’s less-heralded adventures that’s unlikely to change many minds one way or the other. The padding, control limitations, and other issues fans have long bemoaned are still in full effect.
James PaleyJul 14, 2021
On its own merits, Skyward Sword HD still has a little rust on the blade. The level design leans on outdated, clumsy mechanics. Traversal between islands is boring at best, painful at worst. The motion controls, the outdated mechanics in question, are still an absolute third rail, not to be engaged with for any reason. On the other hand, this is an excellent remaster.
Alex SeedhouseJul 14, 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD stands as the definitive way to experience the origins of the Master Sword. To this day, there’s still nothing else quite like it – from the strategic swordplay to Nintendo’s unrelentingly inventive puzzle design – and while it excels in its playful experimentation, the game represents a stepping stone to where the series would lead in the future as much as it delivers an origin story that allows you to discover the secrets of the past.