The top 8 best games released on Nintendo consoles in the first quarter of 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The game that convinced millions to get a Nintendo Switch at launch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a true masterpiece. Not only does it change the inherent structure of a Zelda game while keeping the spirit of the series intact, but it’s also an incredible open-world game in its own right.

The game world is vast and sprawling. Every inch of Hyrule is filled with something to do. If you don’t scavenge divine beasts or hunt down shrines, you can find towers, fight enemies, hunt secrets, or just wander aimlessly and see where your legs take you. The game makes exploration effortless and every second is filled with wonder as you discover unexpected new things. It’s a fantastic game in every sense of the word.

Timothy C. Mayo