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Family Guide to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the latest in the 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.

It offers a fantastic ways for players of all ages to explore, invent, create and adventure. The flexibility of the game world's physics encourage experimentation and reward outside the box thinking. 


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.

Tears of the Kingdom offers accessibility features in some areas. This includes aspects of the Breath of the Wild game that has been streamlined to reduce cognitive load.


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom usually costs £59.99. There are likely to be some optional extra pieces of content you can purchase. You can also buy amiibo figures that unlock outfits in the game.


If you like the sound of the creative adventure but are looking for a game that is age-rated for younger players there are lots of great options:

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.