Worst Zelda Games

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Every Zelda game is great in it's own unique way (except for the cdi) but there are just some you don't feel like finishing sometimes.

The Top Ten

1 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

This game is by far the worst Zelda game in the series and I'm surprised that this has only about 20% of the votes. Seriously if you hate any other Zelda game then you obviously haven't played this one. Close to one of the WORST GAMES EVER

Nintendo didn't actually make this game. It was made by a crappy company who also brought you Link: The faces of Evil and Hotel Mario. I can't remember the company name because no one on the face of the earth enjoys their games.

Somebody take Wind Waker off! And Gamelon sucks

This isn't a zelda game so it doesn't count - Mooshroomsrock17

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2 Link: The Faces of Evil Link: The Faces of Evil

IT SHOULD BE HIGHER! Faces of evil is the worst zelda game. And WHY ARE SKYWARD SWORD AND WIND WAKER EVEN ON THIS LIST?!?! SS being number 7 is one thing but WW being NUMBER 1 IS RIDICULOUS!

The character voices are stupid and awful and the mid-scenes are just ridiculous.
Who cares if "GIRLY" Link can do the duck walk, it just looks stupid and weird.

WHATS THE POINT OF THIS GAME!

I hate this game. its one of the worst Zelda games ever.

This game is horrible. it was made for Philips CDi (worst game console ever) - wenkernboys01

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3 Zelda's Adventure

I can't believe Zelda's Adventure is top 10! Seriously, this game sucks.

This isn't even a legit Zelda game

How is this lower than skyward sword and phantom hourglass?

I couldn't decide which CDI is the worst. They all deserve No. 1-10
About the real Zeldas from Nintendo: There is no bad game that deserves to be on this list.

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4 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass The Legend of Zelda:  Phantom Hourglass

Ocean kings temple too long, enough said

I agree this was the game that got me in zelda I agree it is hard but you babies can't beat it

You have to do the Temple of the Ocean King 6 times. SIX. . TIMES!

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5 Link's Crossbow Training Link's Crossbow Training V 5 Comments
6 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The controls were really awkward in this game, especially with the swordplay since it would swing a certain way for me instead of the intended direction I wanted it to go. The story is a rehash of spirit tracks, (seriously, go through both games and see how the premise of saving Zelda from a servant of an evil being isn't similar at all in these games.), it's one of the most linear Zelda games to date, and rarely any of the content and events feel original. The master sword spreading it's wings is a clear copy and paste of wind waker's versions. The world this game takes place in feels lifeless compared to other 3D Zelda games, where there's only one town filled with people in this game. Almost all the equipment are items from previous games with the only exceptions being the beetle and the harp (an item that's only purpose is to progress to different areas, no fast travel like the ocarina or wind waker, nothing that can actually help you like the previously mentioned items.) Overall, ...more

People are STILL hating on this game? Wow, I thought we were past that. This game is an awesome game, and a lot of people would say it is the best Zelda game.. I think it is the 2nd best Zelda game after Ocarina of Time.

Who voted for this game? Because it has perfect motion plus controls, vibrant colors, great characters, an amazing story, and endless fun. Don't vote for Skyward Sword!

Bad motion controls, little exploration and just BORING. However, the soundtrack, the artstyle, some items and GROOSE.

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7 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link's Adventure The Legend of Zelda 2: Link's Adventure

In my opinion this could have taken out the franchise, and its only the 2nd game!

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8 The Legend of Zelda: The Four Sword The Legend of Zelda: The Four Sword

I have a deep hatred for this game not only was I not able to play by myself, but I couldn't find anyone who had this game. After looking at a walkthrough the game seems incredibly short and is set up as a stage select instead of an adventure requiring you to travel at your own pace. The only thing this game is worth getting for is the Link to the Past game that came with it. Which by the way was my favorite of the franchise.

Four toon links how can that be possible?

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9 The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap V 4 Comments
10 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Screw all of you who is saying it's the worst game

Whoever made this list is a flat-out idiot with no sense of a good game or adventure!

Why do you hate this game? Screw you for whoever put this game on this list

Pretty much the only people who hate this are people who are butthurt about the graphics.

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

While I love Ocarina and Twilight Princess, they never really nailed the creepy atmosphere for me. They're just like: Hey! Here's a Dead Hand! Hey! Here's a ghostie! Are you scared yet? Majora however, makes creepy things more meaningful, like the end of the world and the ways of getting the transformation masks. And that moment with Pamela and her father had me in tears. It's a shame people have only heard of this game because of a stupid campfire tale.

This game is amazing and in my opinion one of the best games of all time. also I hate everyone who said that its bad

I thought the story in this one was amazing and creepy- almost as good as in Twilight Princess. But the graphics sucked, the game was short (four dungeons! ) and the gameplay was annoying and dumb. The masks themselve sucked. Worst Zelda game ever! (though Four Swords, Faces of Evil, Phantom Hourglass, Ghost Tracks, and Wand of Gamelon suck too. ) How did Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and Ocarina of Time get here though? Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess are two of the greatest Zelda games ever (and my personal favorites) and though Ocarina of Time is overrated, it isn't bad.

Why is it lower than some of the best zeldas? This game is trash catered to 3edgy5me emos and Ben drowned fanboys. Make no mistake: this is the worst zelda game by far

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12 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures V 1 Comment
13 Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland V 3 Comments
14 The Legend of Zelda (Original Game On the Nes) The Legend of Zelda (Original Game On the Nes)

This game is amazing, I don't know how it got on here because it is one of the best Zelda games and anyone who hates it sucks at life.

AMAZING is the only way to describe this game.

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15 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

How is spirit tracks worse than phantom hourglass?

This game sucks very bad. really your known as the hero of trains and you don't even have the green clothes Any more!

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16 Irozuki Tincle no Koi no Balloon Trip

It's tingle from the Zelda series..

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17 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Is the best one both for the gamecube and wii the wii one is mirrored

This is one of the best Zelda games how did it get here

While not being a BAD game, it fails to capture the essence of what Zelda should be. With bland graphics, forgettable characters and a sound-track that only survives because it rides on the back of its predecessors, it killed everything that The Wind Waker and Majora's Mask gave the franchise.

This game is definety my favorite Zelda Video Game of all time. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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18 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Is this a sick joke!? Why is this on the list?

Though it is a bit overrated, ocarina is still a great game!

Get this, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword off of the list. Never played Majora's Mask or Wind Waker, but most people seem to like it, so get them off the list too.

This game is a fantastic game and deserves al it's praise it's not overrated it's a game that must be played at some point in life

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19 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Ocarina of time and link between worlds don't deserve to be here

Are you kidding? This is a great game!

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20 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Master Quest) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Master Quest)

Ocarina of Time is the best Zelda game, and a lot of people can agree. But Master Quest, oh god. The puzzles are insanely stupid. Stalfos everywhere, poking things with your hookshot as a "puzzle", and downright annoying dungeons.

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