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What are The Legend of Zelda's best ever games?

Posted on 7/24/2013 5:09:02 AM by Austin Dickson

Legend of Zelda

It began way back in 1986 with the release of The Legend of Zelda in Japan. Since then, people from around the globe have enjoyed Link's adventures across a number of Nintendo consoles. But while there's no title available for Wii U just yet, all this is about to change as a high-definition remake of the classic Wind Waker hits shelves later this year. The anticipation for its arrival got us thinking of some of the best offerings from a consistently impressive franchise.

Ocarina of Time

As the first Zelda of the 3D era, this game brought an entirely new outlook for fans and is widely considered to be an all-time great. When it was made available at the end of 1998 it included some revolutionary gameplay features, including the ability to lock-on to a specific target when battling. Such is its appeal that it is now available for Nintendo 3DS and was even released as part of a limited edition bundle.

The Wind Waker

It would be impossible to ignore The Wind Waker - and not simply because of the upcoming Wii U version. From the cel-shaded graphics to the clarity of emotions shown on Link's face while the action unfolded, it brought a number of new elements to the series. It also contained a vast world for players to explore.

A Link to the Past

The third Zelda game was the first on the SNES and introduced a number of new features that would influence future releases, such as the ability to perform a spin attack. Despite its 2D top-down perspective it holds up in terms of addictive gameplay even now. The good news for Nintendo 3DS owners is that it was recently announced that a sequel The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be available in November.

Twilight Princess

As an early release for the Wii this game drove demand for the console and - as you would expect - featured the most impressive graphics seen in the series up until that point. It abandoned the more cartoon-like style of The Wind Waker for a return to more realistic visuals and introduced a variety of interesting elements such as riding on horseback and Link's transformation in to a wolf.

With so many Zelda games out there which is your favourite? Perhaps the best is yet to come?


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xLiiiNK on 2013-07-24 06:11:06
majora's mask, because the story and the Gameplay are unique...

mreavs on 2013-07-24 20:28:41
Majora's Mask should be there too.. just saying

Woodspace on 2013-07-24 23:49:58
Majora's mask should have definitely been there.

me on 2013-07-25 04:36:32
Link's Awakening!

fgfgfgfdggfghhgbf on 2013-07-25 13:00:35
Skyward sword

ZMask on 2013-07-25 14:37:04
I think Mojorar's mask is the best of all the zelda games.

Ash on 2013-07-25 15:54:27
Guys, what about oracle of seasons and oracle of ages? AMAZING GAMES!!

bbb on 2013-07-25 19:46:29
The 1986 original legend of zelda

Pocodudeface on 2013-07-25 21:59:48
Honestly, I think Skyward Sword takes the cake over Twilight Princess. I also think that Phantom Hourglass is superior to the Wind Waker, but I know no-one agress with me.

B-Rex on 2013-07-26 06:15:21
@Pocodudeface I didn't like the fact that Skyward Sword only had one real town, that the sky was kind of empty, and that the world wasn't really connected. I'm not saying it's a bad game, but I think they were right not to include it on this list.

The DJ on 2013-07-27 22:09:52
I loved Twilight Princess, because of the graphics, but mainly of the storyline, I loved it. The music in the game is also a big factor. WW comes as a close second.

TaoJaz on 2013-07-28 13:09:12
Skyward Sword should really have been on this list, if not for its overworld for the combat, puzzles and great story and character development.