And so Round 0 of our Best Dungeon tournament comes to an end as we lay our votes on the Zelda series’ latest blockbuster. Despite the release of Tri Force Heroes and its handheld predecessor (the Sky Temple is narrowly leading the pack in that game’s poll), we all knew that we were really just waiting for Link’s next big adventure on the Wii U and Switch. And after years of delays and news droughts, Breath of the Wild finally hit store shelves this year in the most joyous of fashions.

What is the Best Dungeon in Breath of the Wild?

Breath of the Wild took the series in a bold, new direction by dismissing the hand-holding and linearity of past games and allowing players to explore Hyrule in their own way, at their own pace. As such, pretty much all of the game world is open to the player from the start, meaning they can tackle any challenge any time they want.

The game’s approach to dungeons follows this design philosophy, as each of the game’s four main dungeons, the Divine Beasts, can be completed in any order. But of course if the player so chooses, he or she can completely ignore the Divine Beasts and take on Hyrule Castle first too.

Now, I would be remiss if I did not also mention the shrines of Breath of the Wild. Over 100 of these mini-dungeons are scattered around the game world, and any one of them could be somebody’s favorite. (My favorite was the Eventide Island shrine in fact.) But because our polling system would probably break if I included all shrines present in the game, I have decided to include them all as a single poll option. If you really loved the shrines in BotW, they’re there for you.

So, it’s time to decide the best dungeon in Breath of the Wild.

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  • Voting for each game will be open for exactly one week.
  • Every Sunday, we will post a wrap-up article explaining the results of the prior week.
  • Once voting pages for all 18 mainline Zelda games have been posted, there will be a two-week break before Round 1 begins.

See you next week!


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