Zelda: Skyward Sword scored perfect in Famitsu

Wii-based Zelda third title in franchise to earn perfect score.

November 15, 2011 / 06:58 PM EDT / (@salromano)

This week’s Famitsu awarded its sixteenth perfect score. And it goes to Wii’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, out this Sunday in North America, this Friday in Europe, and on November 23 in Japan.

The game was given a 10, 10, 10, and 10 by Famitsu’s four reviewers, adding for a total of 40/40, and earning it a spot with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid 4, and thirteen others. It’s the third Zelda title to make Famitsu’s perfect list.

The magazine also scored:

  • 7th Dragon 2020 (PSP) – 9/9/9/8
  • Batman: Arkham City (PS3, 360) – 10/9/9/9
  • FabStyle (DS) – 8/8/9/8
  • FabStyle (3DS) – 9/9/10/8
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – 9/8/8/8
  • Little Battlers eXperience Boost (PSP) – 8/8/8/9
  • Machi-ing Maker 4 (PS3, 360) – 7/8/7/7
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (PS3) – 8/9/9/8
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (360) – 8/9/8/8
  • Pachipara 3D: Premium Beach Story (3DS) – 6/7/5/6
  • Pop’n Music Portable 2 (PSP) – 8/8/8/8
  • Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle (PS3) – 8/8/8/8
  • Suto*Mani: Strobe * Mania (PSP) – 7/7/7/6
  • Taiko Drum Master Wii: Ultimate Version (Wii) – 8/8/7/8
  • Tanteibu: The Detective Club (PSP) – 7/7/7/5
  • Weiss Schwarz Portable Boost Weiss (PSP) – 7/7/7/7

Thanks, Sinobi.

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  • Kougeru

    Wow. Too bad I can’t read what they loved so much about it unless someone decides to translate it but that never seems to happen.

    • Sal Romano

      @Kougeru: If something pops up through Sinobi, we’ll post it. They haven’t posted any details.

      Last week, I believe, we posted some of Fami’s thoughts on Ni no Kuni.

      Edit: Plus, we should have our review up by Friday anyhow. Hopefully.

      This game is pretty long.

      • Kougeru

        @Sal Romano: Cool. Either way I can’t wait until Sunday. Game looks amazing and all the pirates are loving it. I’ve yet to see a single bad thing said about this game…so excited. Zelda seems to be franchise that Nintendo always ups the game with. OOT did…a lot of things. The older games basically created what was then the action adventure game, and this one shows what motion control is really about and how to do it properly.

  • Sal Romano

    Added the rest of the scores. Saint Seiya did good.

  • Adurna012

    So Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time both scored perfect. What was the third one?

  • Zero

    I keep hearing its a good game from so many people.

    Makes me consider getting my Wii back from the parents for one last game.

  • Sal Romano

    Added the scan. Figured at least one person might want to see four 10s going down the page.

  • http://www.collar6.com Wolfe

    First Zelda title since OoT I’ve actually been interested in. I’m dubious it’s a perfect game, but then again, what is?