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Play these if you’ve played through Breath of the Wild

By now, you might have beaten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since it was one of the first games released for the Nintendo Switch, and find yourself wanting to play other Zelda like games. We’ve gathered up the best games to play after Breath of the Wild. Some are other games in the Zelda series, and some share other aspects of the joys of Breath of the Wild. See which ones catch your eye!

★Featured favorite

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

There are a couple of Zelda games on the Switch, but this reimagined old school game is our favorite. With a new cute 3D style, players can enjoy a new take on an old classic. Play as the legendary hero, Link, as he saves his island while learning about the Wind Fish.

$50 at Best Buy
$50 at Amazon
$60 at Walmart

The prequel, kinda

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Staff Pick

To stay within the calamity storyline brought up in Breath of the Wild, go with the new Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. It takes place during the war 100 years before Breath of the Wild but doesn’t necessarily lead to all the destruction that became that first game. It’s an alternate timeline where you get to play as the heroes you’ve come to love in Breath of the Wild, taking on all the Moblins and other monsters coming to take over the castle with a little help from the future.

$50 at Best Buy
$50 at Amazon
$50 at Walmart

The first warriors

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

This is the first Hyrule Warriors game to come out. These are quite different from typical Zelda games as you get to play as many of the heroes in the Zelda games, including Zelda herself. Instead of that more open exploration, you are placed on a battlefield constantly fighting monsters as you make your way to your objectives to complete levels and ultimately win the war.

$60 at Best Buy
$60 at Walmart

Special Zelda skins

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda

This isn’t necessarily one of the Zelda like games, but it features Zelda weapons and characters! This is a Zelda version of Crypt of the NecroDancer where players must move in time with the music playing as they go through dungeons to defeat monsters.

$30 at Best Buy
$40 at Amazon
$40 at Walmart

Save the kingdom

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

This made the list of Zelda like games for its similarities in the storyline. You play as a hero fighting evil to defend his kingdom, you can cook food, and there’s even a legendary sword. However, there are enough differences to still make this interesting, like the fighting style and multiple characters traveling together.

$60 at Best Buy
$80 at Amazon
$60 at Walmart

Open world

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

One of the most revolutionary things about Breath of the Wild compared to past Zelda games is how much more of an open world concept it has. If you liked the ability to wander the map at your own will and follow various missions, Skyrim offers that same open world with a more medieval touch, add dragons. Plus, with a Legend of Zelda amiibo, you can get special outfits and gear.

$60 at Best Buy
$60 at Amazon
$60 at Walmart

Old school


If playing Breath of the Wild inspired you to go back to Zelda’s early days like games with something in 16-bit style, CrossCode is a great pick. Go through the dungeons and make it out by completing puzzles and battle your foes along the way.

$30 at Amazon
$20 at Nintendo

Be the hero!

If you need more heroism in your life, these are the games for you. You could be looking for many things in Zelda like games from the open world, to the hero story, to dungeon fights. With these games, you will get the little piece of Zelda you may be craving after Breath of the Wild.

Taking it back, but keeping it updated with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening offers that dungeon-crawler Gameboy style but has an adorable updated 3D graphic look. If you like the 16-bit style and are looking for a dungeon-crawler with more that style, CrossCode has you covered. But you can always check out the latest and most unique of playstyles in the Zelda universe with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and scratch that Zelda itch too! No matter what you love about Breath of the Wild, there is a new game for you to play next! Let us know which is your favorite.

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