The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is part of a long series of Zelda adventure games. As well as exploring Hyrule you can also take to the skies in an expanded world full of secrets. The game stands out for how heavily it leans into crafting and special abilities to offer many ways to progress dungeons, tackle enemies and get around the world.



Moderate Violence


Nintendo Switch


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You embark on a perilous quest to unravel the truth behind a cataclysmic event that has sent the kingdom into turmoil. In this Zelda adventure, you choose your own route through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above.

The game leans into the popular abilities and real physics in Breath of the Wild. It expands how you can interact and solve puzzles by enabling you to combine any objects to create new ones. This means you can make your own weapons, tools and vehicles to take on the game challenge your own way.

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Consider time investment

Adventure games often take a long time to finish. Encourage regular breaks to get moving, rest their eyes and balance their time with other activities.

Nurture key skills

Many adventure games incorporate problem solving and critical thinking, important skills for school, work and more offline. Talk to them about their game to see how it supports them and their goals.

Build resilience

Encourage children to take risks with their characters in-game to safely learn potential consequences. Talk about what might happen outside of the game and why it's important to keep those risks in-game only. While playing, encourage them to think about innovative risks their character can take.

Skill level

Suggested by Family Gaming Database

Although younger children can enjoy exploring the world, to really play on your own you need combat, navigation and planning skills. Being keen to explore the vast landscape and experiment with different abilities is also important. Some resilience and patience help when you can't get to where you need to go straight away.

Content rating

Moderate Violence

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence. This game contains frequent depictions of non-realistic-looking violence towards both human-like and animal-like characters. Violence can be inflicted using melee weapons, projectiles, explosives and magical spells. Regardless of the type of weapon used, the reaction to the violence remains unrealistic in nature, with no blood or injuries shown. Bright lights and magical effects appear when characters are hit. When enemy characters have been defeated, they fall to the floor and immediately vanish into a puff of smoke, leaving behind various items for the player to take. When the player's character is defeated, it falls down without visible injuries. Some characters are slightly frightening and the music used to accompany these characters is creepy and menacing.


There are 24 accessibility features for
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Play Without Hearing

Adjust Mouse/Stick/Touch Sensitivity
Invert X/Y Axis
Motion Aiming
Motion Tilting
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks

Assisted Recall for Characters
Assisted Recall for Narrative and Dialogue
Bank Progress With Frequent Checkpoints
Save Progress Anytime
View Control Mapping

Adjust Head-Up Display
Clear Mission Objectives
Digital Menu Navigation
Game Map
Head-Up Display Navigation
Menu Audio Cues
Menus Don't Wrap

All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game)
Moderate Reading
Some Dialogue is Voice Acted
Speaker Indicator

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Data by Family Gaming Database

Game details


Nintendo Switch

Release date

May 10, 2023

No. of players

This is a single-player game.


Action | Adventure

In-game purchases


More information: Family Gaming Database


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