It goes without saying that A Link Between Worlds is a huge release. But GameSpot has taken it one step further.

They announced this morning that A Link Between Worlds is their pick for Game of the Year, praising about just about every aspect of the game.

“Decades have come and gone without an entry in the Zelda franchise reaching the heights of A Link Between Worlds. While such an accomplishment warms the heart of anyone who has dutifully stood by Link during his ups and down, it has little bearing on this prestigious award.”

GameSpot’s Tom McShea raved about Link’s latest adventure.

“Just for a second, remove the nostalgic tingle of exploring a familiar version of Hyrule. Forget any sentimental attachment you may have for hookshots and bottled fairies. A Link Between Worlds is fantastic in its own right. It frees you of any tutorial shackles and sets you loose in a bustling world with only your own curiosity to guide you. Such unrestrained exploration is empowering. And when the many puzzles stumped us, it was all the more satisfying to figure out a solution using our own ingenuity.

A Link Between Worlds is a stunning masterpiece that’s so consistently rewarding, so unexpected, and so gosh darn fun that even thinking of it makes us giddy all over again. “

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A Link Between Worlds beat out a number of games, including The Last of Us, Bioshock: Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V in order to take the top spot on GameSpot’s list.

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Source: GameSpot

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