Are there any modern games like Zelda?

Define “modern,” because there are in fact two modern Zelda games out right now, and a third one has been announced.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (remake of an old Gameboy title, retaining the overall style but using a completely new art style where everything resembles tiny figurines)
  • An announced unnamed sequel to Breath of the Wild.

You mean knock offs? Something that copies the general ideas or formula? There’s:

  • Oceanhorn. Originally for iPhone, it’s a bit too much of a knockoff and overall isn’t bad, but pales when compared even to last generation’s Zelda games.
  • Genshin Impact. Holy cow it feels like a clone of Breath of the Wild. It cops everything from the art style to the climbing, gliding, collecting and cooking mechanics.
  • Immortals: Fenix Rising. Like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had a baby with Breath of the Wild.
  • Darksiders 3. Like someone thought it would be cool if a Zelda-like game had Dark Souls combat and a modern Apocalypse theme (as in imagery of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse). (As opposed to Darksiders 2, which is more like Zelda x Gears of War, or Darksiders 1 which is Zelda x God of War).

And then there are the loads of indie games that keep copping from older Zelda games.

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