Top Ten Best Zelda DungeonsA7XfoREVer Top ten dungeons in EVERY Zelda game. Feel free to add as many as you like.
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Ah yes. The Stone Tower Temple is gaming's finest level. It is mind blowing. It has everything I love about a video game level. Awesome atmosphere, great music, amazing design, a cool backstory, excellent build up, and it uses all of Link's abilities. And the best part is just when you think you're done with it, it flips upside down and you just realize you finished half of the level. The other half feels so different yet so similar at the same time. I can't put my finger on it, but despite the fact that it's flipped upside down. It feels like the layout was slightly altered. Even though it's not. All of these things culminate together to make the ultimate Zelda dungeon. and the ultimate video game level. It goes even further into proving that Nintendo EAD are the best developers in gaming. Period. - rxmonste
It is such a cleverly made dungeon and the first time I found out that I was only half way done, that you have to flip the entire dungeon and do the whole thing over upside-down, it blew my mind.
Sheer brilliance. Like all of Majora's Mask, this temple is genius. With the most clever puzzles of any Zelda dungeon ever devised. Although the Shadow Temple is slightly better overall, this temple is the most clever, by far. - A7XfoREVer
The way you have to utilize every mask and such a wide-range of your items throughout the game really made Stone Tower an extremely memorable Zelda experience.V 11 Comments
I really liked how they broke the mold by making this dungeon an actual home. Visiting the Yetis throughout the mission provided a nice reprieve, and really contrasted with the danger of heading back into the rest of the Mansion. Kept the same dungeon formula without feeling like a "dungeon. "
The use of the item you obtain here, the Ball and Chain, really keeps the difficulty and degree of entertainment in an essential balance.
I thought the boss was meh. But this dungeon did everything else perfectly. The atmosphere (like most TP dungeons) is amazing, Ball and Chain is a cool item, the puzzles are refreshing (especially that sliding ice block puzzle), and best of all is that you really feel the seclusion of being in a house deep in the mountains. On top of that, Snowpeak Ruins is one of only a few dungeons that I felt was so fun that I would have replayed it immediately after beating it. It's that good. - surgeonsanic
The music made me zz those ice lance things made me screamV 5 Comments
It's (in mine opinion) the most beautiful Zelda dungeon ever.
Many dungeons have different features. I believe that the fact that above ground everything is nice, the underground holds a dark secret. The dungeon shows that even a beautiful dungeon has it's dark secrets.
2nd best boss, creative and original
Cool atmosphere with creepy cursed bokoblins. Puzzles were great.V 8 Comments
Woah, loved this dungeon! definitely one of my favourite dungeons! The Egyptian atmosphere was great. I love how for the first half of the dungeon you play as child Link who you haven't had to use since Bottom of the Well (which was annoying) so it's a nice way to bring back child Link one final time. The second half though, is my preferred part. The mirror shield and light puzzles in General were great, and the boss was a fantastic implementation of an item into a boss fight. Twinrova is one of my favourites. Stone Tower Temple just narrowly beats this one out as my favourite dungeon, though this dungeon is going to stay in my top 10 no matter what. Fantastic.
When I first played this game I loved it, but then the Water and Shadow temples dragged down my enjoyment levels along with getting to this dungeon. But then, when I started this dungeon, I knew it was special. The whole switching of Young and Adult Link was really cool, and it felt like an actual temple! How about that! It was also very pretty and clever with the mirror shield puzzels and the boss was so much fun. This dungeon just plain rocks. Period.
Best. Dungeon. Ever. So hard though, really enjoyed playing through it!
The only temple in ocarina of time that I didn't need to look up 1 or 2 times what to do next or how to do it.
and still, easy temples doesn't mean bad temples, actually this is my favoritte dungeon in the hole franchise!.
also have anyone noticed that the desert or dry temples are the best dungeons in the series: oot=spirit temple, mm=stone tower, tp=arbiters grounds.
BEST VIDEO GAME LEVEL EVER! The music fits the temple perfectly, and it was genuinely creepy and hard. Having the twisted corridors and the ghosts really amped up the dungeons creepiness, and nothing has ever made me feel so creeped out before. Love it!
This dungeon has everything, great puzzles, amazing boss and music that fits into the atmosphere. Awesome!
The non linearity of choosing the order of keys you grab, the backtracking with the bow, the memorable moments and atmosphere all make this dungeon so well designed.
The most atmospheric part of any Zelda game. There are many great dungeons, but this one gave me the chills.V 4 Comments
I was so scared at first to go into this dungeon. But I didn't regret it. It was the coolest, creepiest and best dungeon I've ever beaten. Plus it has the best boss of all time ( in my opinion)
This dungeon has the greatest atmosphere in twilight princess. It's spooky, mysterious, has great puzzles. Also great boss and even better mini-boss.
Number 6! This level deserves a top 3!
Best. Boss. Ever.V 2 Comments
You just have to give Nintendo credit for making an escort mission fun!
The best dungeon in the best Zelda game
The final boss is great!
I hated controlling medliV 4 Comments
The only dungeons on this list I have gone through are Ancient Cistern, Forest Temple, and Sandship. Sandship is definitely the best. It had the cool mechanic of switching times from a fully operational techno ship to a dusty old ruins. You even get to fight a pirate! Now that's cool. Sadly the boss of this dungeon is probably the worst boss in the game, it looks like that one monster from Monsters Inc. with manboobs.
The Sandship takes place on a pirate ship. It is epic! I like it just a little better than the Ancient Cistern.
It is a pirate ship, it has robots, it has time travel, it has time travel pirate robots! It's so anti-Zelda, and I loved.
It is a neat dungeon. It felt so good shooting down bokoblins with the bow and arrowV 5 Comments
It's a fine dungeon with some fun long range combat after getting the bow.
Gordon mines are great!
A great atmosphere of darkness and shadow with clever puzzles with an amazing boss. This temple has it all. - A7XfoREVer
I think the only reason people like this dungeon is for the creepiness factor, so if that doesn't do it for you, it's not that great of a dungeon puzzle-wise. - M4j0r45
It's op because it's got Skyrim on the doors look at the doors and the Skyrim packaging - Lord28
Shadow Temple is the bestV 4 Comments
It was as frustrating but it's one of the memorable dungeons because it was so hard.
The water temple has a lot going for it if you look past its flaws. For example, the music sets a mysterious tone for the dungeon, the dark link battle is amazing, and the longshot is a pretty cool item.
The switching of the Iron boots was annoying, but the 3DS version fixed all of that for me! It has a great atmosphere, very good puzzles that are hard, has a great mini-boss and boss, the LONGSHOT, the music, and it's challenging in general. It isn't as terrible as others think!
Best dungeon ever designed. Most people hate it because it's hard, but that's exactly why I loved.V 6 Comments
This is the coolest dungeon in skyward sword. The time shift stones alone make this amazing but the overall creepy feel of the dungeon is astounding, even if the boss is a let down
Man, Skyward just has rad dungeons. It's a shame that none of them are that long and that there aren't that many of them.
This dungeon is cool with the machinery and all but I thought the puzzles were boring.
Cool environment but no good puzzles - M4j0r45V 2 Comments
I'm not a fan of the environment but it has great puzzles. - M4j0r45
I loved using the staircase and raising the water level. It was also satisfying using the newly acquired clawshot to defeat the big jellyfish things. It's a little tricky ( took me 2 1/2 hours to beat, but it is one of the most atmospheric and amazing dungeons in TP. The boss was a breeze though.
This one had an awesome concept, cool puzzles, and a strange but fitting soundtrack (although some find it very annoying, which I can understand). The only complaint I have is that it's too long, probably the longest dungeon in Twilight Princess (objectively, if you get really stuck on another one then it will take more time).
It's a great dungeon (though also a pain in the ass)
Best dungeon in Zelda hands down. Some people hate because it was hard, but for me it was absolutely fantastic. Love it
A great dungeon, but it gets exhausting after a while.V 3 Comments
Good. Looks awesome and has an interesting boss. Plus, Bombs, bombs, BOMBS!
It does look exactly like the Earth Temple but it's 11 times better. - M4j0r45V 1 Comment
The Forest and Spirit Temples get lots of love, the Water Temple is infuriating, and the Shadow Temple is disturbing, but I never see this dungeon appreciated, and personally, I like more than the others. The only dungeon that can beet this one is the Ancient Cistern. - M4j0r45
This Temple is amazing, my favourite colours are in there, the boss, Volvagia, was amazing, the Megaton Hammer was a pretty cool item and that music, even without the muslim chant, it sounded awesome!
I actually traded my old copy of ocarina of time for a newer one because the Muslim chant freaked me out.
This temple is tedious and has no real difficulty. My least favorite from ootV 1 Comment
Great atmosphere, and a sot of side quest for the treasure room key
My favorite boss fight and for once a final dungeon that does not just repeat the themes of previous dungeons. - M4j0r45
That was an awesome temple, I just wondered how you get in the locked room next to the boss door
This is the most epic finale to any Zelda game ever and has the most intense boss fight everV 3 Comments
THIS NEEDS TO BE AT THE TOP!
Best wind waker dungeon in my opinion, barely beating Earth Temple. The music is great and the puzzles are really fun. The boss battle was okay but I think it looks really cool
Epic. The music really sets the tone for a cool and mind-bending dungeon. Also, bow!
I thought I was the only one that liked tower of the gods but I am pleasantly surprised to find it in the top 20V 1 Comment
This dungeon seemed had fun puzzles, cool enemies, and some of the best layouts.
When you into the sage rooms you need the items that you got at the temple like if you into the impa room you need the lens of truth this is a secret
This temple was pretty amazing, I loved how they added all the elements from previous dungeons.
It's the best final dungeon - M4j0r45V 1 Comment
It can be entered from any direction at anytime, need I say more. It is filled with many secrets, amazing music, powerful challenging enemies, disturbing boss, detailed interior, numerous easter eggs/references and is probably the most real feeling dungeon not only in Botw but in any Zelda game ever made. With design like this I wish that Nintendo would create an OoT remake with a Forest Temple inspired by the freedom of this dungeon combined with the puzzles of the original Forest Temple. If only...
In every other zelda game with hyrule castle as the final level,the castle feels like just a chamber with a tower.Here it feels like an actual castle,with a dining hall,Libary,Docks,Gatehouses and a prison lockup to name a few.THE MUSIC IS ALSO HOLY! And the Bosses are great. - Lord28
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Top Remixes (6)
2. Snowpeak Ruins (Twilight Princess)
3. Earth Temple (The Wind Waker)
2. Stone Tower Temple (Majora's Mask)
3. Ancient Cistern (Skyward Sword)
2. Shadow Temple (Ocarina of Time)
3. Fire Sanctuary (Skyward Sword)
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