Parents' Guide to

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.

Game Nintendo Wii 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 9+


Great yall

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 16+

Excited to get Legend of Zelda Swords

I am a big fan of this game. i love the story behind this game . Link is a hero because he is a role model and he trying to save his friend. This is very impressive in this game. There are six different swords in this game which use. I like all this swords even I bought these swords form

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (45):

Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a huge and ambitious single-player adventure. Much of your time will be spent exploring vast lands (including multiple dungeons, towns, and deserts), bypassing traps and other obstacles, engaging in real-time combat, talking with characters, and amassing an inventory of items that can be used to upgrade weapons and equipment. Visually speaking, Skyward Sword is the best-looking Zelda game to date but anyone who spends time gaming on an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PC will no doubt feel the graphics are outdated. Also, be prepared for quite a bit of dialogue. It's often repetitive, too, so younger gamers may grow tired of reading all the text (and no, these lines aren't spoken aloud). Despite its few shortcomings, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an extraordinary adventure, whether you're new to the franchise or a longtime fan. It cleverly fuses multiple play mechanics together -- action, exploration, platforming, flying, puzzle-solving, and some role-playing -- all wrapped in a lengthy, enchanting tale.

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