Top Ten Legend of Zelda Games

You've probably played many of the Legend of Zelda games and ejoyed them all. But which ones are your favorite. Pick the greatest Legend of Zelda games!

The Top Ten

1 Ocarina of Time

Every Zelda game is different but this one is what made the franchise great. The gameplay and story of Ocarina is what made this game a hit. This was the first game that brought Link into a 3D environment (no, not the 3D that everyone these days is obsessed with) and Nintendo did a great job in making it. Because of the gameplay it is able to offer something that the handheld and all previous Zelda games weren't able to. For the time this game's graphics were great but I would really like to see this game re-made for something besides the 3DS with HD graphics. I'm sure that the younger generations of Zelda fans would get to enjoy the classic that they weren't able to.

One of the reasons this is number 1 is because while you're playing it you get this special feeling that you don't get in others, I might not be able to explain it too well, but it makes you start to like the, game, probably because it kinda starts it all, and that it's the beginning, and the fact that you start at a place that makes it really feel like a new story, with great calming music to make you like it more like Saria's song, a great story to make it a real game. Those are my thoughts on this game that a rightful place, number 1.

All Zeldas are amazing, but this one is like the greatest VIDEO GAME of all time! You cannot deny this game it's rightful spot at number 1!

Absolutely wrong. Majora's Mask did everything Ocarina of Time did and more. OoT does not deserve to be number 1. - Mooshroomsrock17

Yes! At least its number one! It's my fave LoZ game! - X_the_Unown

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2 Twilight Princess

Being heralded as one of the best (if not the best) Zelda games during its time, the years have been unkind to this masterpiece game as it has ironically become the underdog pick, pun intended (Because you turn into a dog! Get it? ). Providing challenging enemies and puzzles, a touching story, and a large, heavily atmospheric world full of fantastical characters, Twilight Princess stands tall in the franchise, giving subtle nods to its predecessors while remaining an independent chapter that would serve as forethought to later entries. Though many find the game's sandbox oversized and its missions drawn out to tediousness, it is designed to allow the dramatic sequences to have a deep sink in as well as give a feel that Hyrule and its provinces are a truly grand kingdom. Critics say that the game "tried to hard to be dark," usually in response to its color palette and use of a "twilight realm." Well, it didn't just try. It SUCCEEDED in being dark. Fans wanted dark ...more

This was the first Zelda game I ever played, I didn't expect much to it and I didn't expect much from the series in general. But Twilight Princess was so atmospheric and energizing that I couldn't stop playing. Not to mention one of the greatest companions to Link ever in Zelda history, Midna, even people who hate the game love Midna. Its beautiful, underrated, and the one of my favorite Zelda games! Oh and Wolf Link, that's pretty cool too.

This was the first Legend of Zelda game I played, and in all out truth it was the first video game I became completely invested in. I played at a neighbors house, and later begged my mother for a spare dollar just so I could by the game. I bought it... And that was when the magic began...

I remember how much I loved every character! Such diverse personalities and aesthetic looks! Not to mention that theirs so many people! So many people to talk to, and to become invested in imagining what it's like from their point of view (I'm a strange human whom thinks up back stories for background characters). And Midna... To this day she is still by far my FAVORITE companion, hell - she's my favorite character!

And the world that these people lived in... I was too young at the time to enjoy the scenery and the beautifully dark atmosphere, but now that I'm almost an adult I see all that I missed as I play this game for the fourth time... I'm simply awestruck by the artistic passion ...more

My all-time favourite Zelda game out there. This game provides a great story, awesome cinematic cutscenes and arguably the best companion Link has ever had. To me, it's the most realistic looking game from the Franchise. Twilight Princess will always hold a special place in my heart.

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3 Majora's Mask

This is easily the best game in the series. Many of the series traditions have been left out, and that's a good thing. Link isn't on a classic quest to save the world from the same villain that has been in at least half of the series games. It's hardly even about the enemy. Yes, Majora caused everything, but it isn't about the mask. This is a game that is about the characters. It is about seeing how much a life can change. Link can let the world pass him by and let it die. Or he can become a part of many, many lives. This is the time where your decisions really count.

Link has to relive the same three days over and over. This means that on one cycle he can watch the innkeeper walk through the central city of Clock Town and see her cry in the rain. Later, during the third night, he can see her again in a farm house, despairing that the man who said he loved her will never come back. But on a different playthrough, Link can choose to talk to this woman and see a completely ...more

There seem to be two branches of Zelda games:
Town based and landscape based.

Meaning that they are respectively based on central hubs of NPC life, sidequests, emotion, and characters
Massive swarms of enemies, complex landscapes, a grand sense of adventure, and the central story.

Majora's Mask (or Skyward Sword) seems to be the quintessence of the town-based Zelda game.

That isn't to say that there aren't very many enemies, in fact the minibosses are some of the finest of the Zelda series, but that you will spend much of your time in Clocktown and other hubs. That seems to be the primary focus of the game and it shows with the surprisingly excellent characters. Usually, you are saving Hyrule (or whatever land you are in) because... you are saving Hyrule (or Zelda)? This game breaks that mold by making you actually care about the inhabitants of the land.
Most characters have their own problems or concerns throughout the three day cycle that you will ...more

I love the music in Majora's Mask. Especially the Majora/Skull Kid related ones. As a matter of fact, there's more to it than that. The song of healing captures just what Majora's Mask really is. (That's my opinion, by the way! ). You can turn "hurt" people into masks. They are actually very useful. And that's not all of them. I believe that Link, the hero of time, is, indeed, (the Majora's mask hero of time, by the way) the link, which rules them all. Do you know why we're at the top of the food chain? Tools! And Link from Majora's Mask sure seems to have a lot of useful stuff. The Hookshot is probably the most helpful item to get across things, to me. (If that's real metal, then link must be a real badass to carry all of that chain, hook, and handle up in there...) and where did he find all of those tools? Throughout Termina. But wait! We still have one more... And this PROVES that he is, indeed the hero of time: the ocarina of time. This, in my opinion, is what brought ...more

Majora's Mask is by far the best Zelda game. I could spend an eternity talking about the plot and how magnificent it is, but I shall summarize it to this point: Majora's Mask didn't follow the regular plot line that most zelda games follow. Its brand new direction in story away from regular zelda plots makes it so original, wonderful, and enveloping. The many underlying themes in this game are ingenious prodding to the mind. The characters are memorable and endearing. The music is just... the best. The gameplay is addicting; the puzzles are creative and sometimes very challenging. I won't go much into detail about this factor, due to the repetition of this fact being reinstated, but it is a very gloomy, unsettling game. However, through all this, the biggest reason of all that Majora's Mask is the best Zelda game: IT INTRODUCED TINGLE!

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4 The Windwaker

The game that got me into the series, and it is now my favorite game of all time. It's release showed who the true Zelda fans were, the ones that could handle the change and appreciate that new approach. The graphics were heavily criticized back then (and still a little bit today), but there is no doubt that it is one of the many things that made this game so unique and special. Just because it's cel shaded doesn't mean it's childish. Do not be deceived by appearances. This game, while very funny at times, has some very emotional and dark moments. The characters, especially Link, are so extremely expressive, you really feel like you are there with them. The soundtrack is the best of the series, it only comes to mention that this is the only game in the series where every single boss has it's own music. Even if they are divided into stages, the music still changes (Puppet Ganon). The characters are so very memorable and you even get to control a few major ones. To add more, Link has ...more

Although every Zelda game is epic in it's own way, the one too special to me is The Wind Waker. It was my very first Zelda game. It's not only my favorite game from the series, it's my favorite game overall. The world in this game is simply enormous, the characters are very memorable, and the story is very deep and emotional. It also had some very funny moments. And the music is just too fantastic, best one in the series if you ask me. And the graphics (although still criticized) is one of the many things that makes the game so epic. The characters, especially Link, were so expressive in this one. It really made you feel part of that world. There was always something to do in every corner. The dungeons were challenging and fun, and the sailing, although tedious from time to time, made you feel like you were really exploring a vast, oceanic world. I wont deny that games like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess were amazing, and that Skyward Sword was a big leap for the series, but ...more

Every Zelda game makes the community happy, although this one makes us more than happy. It makes you excited and adventurous! Link is quite unique on this game. The storyline fits the game as you sail from one island to the next!

Not only this is my all time favorite Zelda game. But my favorite game out of them all! Zelda took a step of cartoony and artistic looks. Added a few characters. Not to mention the side quests which filled my heart with joy. And this game introduces to ways to travel such as sailing. And introduces old characters from previous Zelda games.

You can also have fun throwing pigs and messing around with snot boy which is funny. If you haven't played this game yet or if you are a starter to the franchise I recommend the WindWaker first! - GameTwists

This and BOTW both were my first Zelda games. This is hands down amazing. If I had to choose between WW and BOTW I’d choose this by a narrow margin to be honest that’s how great it is - children

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5 A Link to the Past

Best 2-D Zelda ever! Best Zelda ever! Love love love it! First Zelda game I ever played and still the best! Ocarina of time is really good too

I could of voted for Ocarina of Time or Minish Cap, but if I'm to be totally honest then I would have to say that this was my favorite Zelda game. (not having played Link between Worlds yet) I love the top down veiw game play, and for the Zelda series it just fits perfectly for the level designs and puzzles, the combat and cool gadgets, gadgets which no other game has been able to match! Don't get me wrong I won't argue the awesomeness of the newer prettier Zelda games, but being an original player of the first nes game, I value game play above graphics, and adventure equally to both, therefore I vote for A Link to the Past as the greatest Zelda game of all time! Which means I'll probably vote for A Link Between Worlds as the greatest as well!

Probably the longest most time-filling game in the series, I love the large selection of items. (Plus it's not impossible to beat like the original LoZ, no matter how fun it was) - Oreanta

This is such a great game, and deserves to be higher on this list as does BOTW,

If you can pick up a 26 year old game and still enjoy it, that's says everything! - FurryMoistGash

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6 Skyward Sword

I think this is one of the best Legend of Zelda games out there... It not only has a great storyline, but their character development tells you many things about the Link and Zelda that you've played with for 25 years. The way they reuse areas as opposed to making 20 different ones show how Nintendo is able to reuse old material and still make it nostalgic, yet refreshing

Skyward Sword was a great step forward for the series and was very innovative. They added a great upgrade system based on things you collect, they added better shield mechanics (such as new types of shields, durability, fixing shields with potions, or even upgrading them). They added the stamina bar which (FINALLY) gives Link the ability to run, jump, and parkour. They added hero mode (a mode where you take double damage and heart flowers don't appear as an extra challenge). They added a great combat system that wasn't just spam the "b" button (you have to assess the enemy, find a good way to attack based on how the enemy acts, and execute it). They added immersive 1:1 motion controls. I could go on, but I'll stop there.

Actually no. They added a lot more than that. With Skyward Sword, they gave the Legend Of Zelda series an AMAZING origin story that served as the prequel to Ocarina of Time. They condensed the overworld, making sure that it was full to the brim with ...more

I love how they add a harder difficulty when you beat the game, not only do you get to play it more but you have a more diffucult time doing a second time so you don't just fly through it. In my opinion, I think the more difficult the game, the more fun; Takes you longer and has you concentrate more on getting through the game and puzzles. I never use guides or walkthroughs with this game, once I'd seen the game and started to play it, it turned out great! Best Zelda game of all time, I'v beaten all 3 profiles in Regular mode and Hero mode, just giving you a hint on how much I play it. Deleted all 3 and now starting again, just LOVE IT! Should have it's rigthful place in the 1st, but 3rd is okay


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7 Link's Awakening

Ocarina of Time and all the other popular ones are really great. But this game is kinda underrated. It's so different from the other Zelda games, but that's what makes it so great. There isn't really even a villain. And it's actually really sad at the end :( The dungeons were really fun, the music was beautiful, the characters were pretty memorable and this is definitely the best handheld Zelda. It can even compete with some of the console games. If you haven't played it yet play it now!

Most people will vote for generic choices (Person 1: Ocarina of Time is the greatest game of all time. Person 2: No A Link to The Past is! Person 3: Skyward Sword all the way! Person 4: Majora's Mask for the win! ) But I feel that at the end of the day, they are all forgetting about Link's Awakening. It is a fantastic game and I think that it is severely underrated.

Now THIS is what you call an amazing game. The game is challenging and fun. The sidequests are nice, the graphics were incredible for gameboy, and the music is awesome. One excuse I hear on why this game is not as good as others is simply that turtle rock is to "hard". Two things about that. 1: it's the final dungeon of the game, it should be difficult. 2: I found this dungeon quite easy actually. Its probably just me since I am used to this style of zelda, but I still would say eagle's tower and catfish maw were harder. 11/10.

If only zelda was always like this

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8 Breath of the Wild

Why is this not yet at the top? It is perfect. Also, don't listen to the other guy; sticks are NOT more durable than swords. Now, on to what makes this game perfect.

1. Huge world, completely open to exploration. You can do ANYTHING.

2. Story is minor, yet effective. I won't spoil anything, but it's GOOD.

3. The game actually requires PLAYER SKILL, which is something that we haven't seen in full force since the SNES days.

4. There are NO limits, and when there is an incredibly minor one, it is for story reasons and makes sense.

5. Enemies are tough. Really tough. There is a very good chance that you will develop a phobia of even fairly low-tier enemies like lizalfos or blue/black bokoblins early on in the game.

6. However, this does not make it cheap. Like I said before, it ties completely into player skill and ingenuity. Trying to brute force encounters rarely goes well, but if you can think of a good way to use the environment or the tools ...more

Well, I played Breath of the Wild, guys. Here's my opinion on it.



A stick is more durable than the swords in this game. You're gonna want to sneak into

Hyrule Castle's armory when you start exploring first.

Enemy placement can be cheap sometimes.

Guardian? Really? Right in the middle of the path to Goron City? Wow.

Bosses are ridiculously easy.

Just shoot their eyes 3 times and they'll fall. Then whale on them a bunch.

Minibosses, however...

I hate Lynels. They are the CHEAPEST enemy in the game.

Good Stuff:

Cooking is fun.

Want max healing? Just cook a heart and some food. So many different things to make.

Elixirs' being added was great.

So you're telling me, I can make a 15 minute Fire Resistance potion rather than buy 3 6

minute ones? Sweet.

Memorable Characters

Lotta memorable characters.

Ganon actually ...more - mattstat716

How on Earth is this outside the top ten? If this is not the best Zelda game ever made it is easily in the top five. The game is by no means flawless, but then again few, if any, games are. Irrespective of how you feel about this game not being a traditional Zelda (i.e. staged storyline, traditional big dungeons, collect special item and progress further in Hyrule etc), it cannot be denied that this game is an experience, one that has captivated a new generation of gamers. Best Zelda game? Hard to say, too early to call it a classic. Most important Zelda game Nintendo has released in years? Absolutely!


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9 A Link Between Worlds

While not my favorite Zelda game, this one is great! The dungeons were all fun and satisfying to go through, and I liked the concept of playing them in any order! While it's nice to have items appear in dungeons, it still worked with the whole renting concept, and it was an innovative idea. The soundtrack is pretty good, and while it's not the best one I've heard, this game has some great songs (mainly Lorule Castle to me)! Also, the story was better than I expected, and the ending was surprising and awesome! I was expecting this game to focus a lot more on gameplay, but it delivered a pretty good story as well! Overall, a great game that every Zelda fan should pick up. I never played A Link to the Past (although I plan to and I think it will be good), but I know that this game plays homage to that game in many ways (it even has mostly the same overworld! ) and if you were a fan of A Link to the Past, you will certainly feel lots of nostalgia!

This game it great and a prime example of way games now a days are still as good of not better then the classics. Is game is also able to basically use the same formula as like to the past and ocarina of time but still be fun. After the collect the three pendant thing you are free do do anything you want in the game and it's amazing. The only problems I have is that if you want to collect everything in this game you need to first go throw the thrives hideout and the sand temple to get the sand rod and the gauntlets but other then that you can do everything else on the game and after those to dungeons you could go collect every heart piece, buy every Item, go throw every mini dungeon and more. - PokitMonster

This game is incredible! An amazing tribute to my 3rd favorite Zelda- A Link to the Past, it at first seems to be a beautiful remake, with a near exact rendition of LttP's map. But then you begin upgrading items, finding all the secrets and flying through the dungeons. A more streamlined game for on the go, it features fast travel and quick touchscreen interface. One awesome addition was putting pins on your map. This is extremely helpful for finding and accessing secrets in the overworld. The only downfall that keeps this from being one of my favorite games ever is that it is to easy! I highly recommend this as a starting point for up-and-coming Zelda fans!

I just got the 2ds with this game already installed with it and I love it! It's so fun just flying through dungeons and getting the pendants or whatever they're called. I love the playiability of it.

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10 The Legend of Zelda (1986)

Started an addiction that last through countless game consoles and countless hours and days and weeks of enjoyment
- nigelthewizard

This was the start of it all. Great gameplay at the time, music was there and the storyline all made this Zelda game complete.

Most of you all are too young to be able to really appreciate what this game represents...there's a reason it's among the first ten games enshrined into the Video Game Hall of Fame, and they certainly didn't make a mistake with this one. I would rank it #1 in this list, and probably the same spot with any list of video games.

Once you get into it, you are addicted. Even though I am only 14, it is my #1. After beating Breath of the Wild, this is still my #1, with Breath of the wild in 2nd, and A Link to the Past in 3rd.

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The Contenders

11 The Minish Cap

His hat talks. Enough said. - DwarfishIron

Great and really fun storyline. If you want variation, then play this one.

The very first I played and it's the best!

Objectively the best 2D Zelda game, hands down.

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12 Spirit Tracks

Very underrated. You'd think the train mechanic would be bad if not worse than the boat in Phantom Hourglass. but it is not as restrictive or boring as you might think. It's actually fun to plot a route and travel on the tracks where you want to go! Also, the music is OUTSTANDING, the dungeons are fun, the story is good, the phantom mechanic is great, and it's just generally a higher quality game than Phantom Hourglass. The only bad thing about it is those stupid blue trains that kill you! If you disagree, that's fine, but at least give it a chance and don't assume it will be low quality. I hear this game mentioned a lot with some other games that are seen as bad or low quality, and I don't feel this game belongs in that same conversation. Give this one a chance!

Listen, I've seen videos saying that this is the worst Zelda game of all time- Even Matpat from The Game Theorists named the "Hero of Trains" From Zelda Spirit Tracks the "Weakest Link" In one of his videos. And I see his point- But I simply can't agree with that... Maybe it's because it's one of the first Zelda games I played (Second after Phantom Hourglass) but I simply ADORE this game. I even recently took to the internet in order find this game and almost CRIED when I was able to find it for a decent price. The music is beautiful and even though it is a bit funny to hear that he is "The Hero of Trains" I simply HAVE to choose this as the best Zelda game. I went back and played other but none could give me that happy, carefree feeling I get when I play Spirit Tracks- Regardless of other's opinions- I have to disagree!

I saw this on the BOTTOM (hello! ), and said to myself, "How can this be below Phantom Hourglass? " I had to try and set things straight by voting for Spirit Tracks. First Zelda I ever beat! =)

This game is SO underrated.

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13 The Wind Waker HD

Wind Waker HD takes Wind Waker (already one of my favorite games) and manages to improve upon it. The most obvious change is the HD graphics. Wind Waker goes from a game with a cool art style to one of the most visually stunning games I've ever played. My favorite addition, though, is the Swift Sail, an upgrade that increases your boat's speed (decreasing the previously-frustrating amount of time you were just in the middle of the ocean) AND eliminates the need to play the Wind's Requiem EVERY TIME you want to change directions.

This game is the improved version of the GameCube one, which was amazing. This game has great graphics, great yet challenging dungeons (the wind temple still haunts me to this day), and that there is a sort of open world which BOTW expanded. My only downside is that Tingle, TINGLE, is part of the main quest.

Okay, obviously everyone is blind from its graphic. It greatly improves the original game.

How the frick is this lower than the regular edition I mean that's kinda gay - SandersS16

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14 Oracle of Ages

These two games were designed to function as one, and when considered from that perspective they combine to make one of the most substantive games in terms of gameplay and level design. They also tread new ground with the locations and villains, and in Season's case a totally unique mechanic in the Seasons theme. Add the bonus of linking the two and an extended ending and it's an immensely satisfying journey.

Huge quest when linked with Seasons, intriguing story, solid gameplay, tons of originality and potential for sequels... I've played the Oracles more than any other game and they pack such a punch for the smaller package. So many Zelda titles get stuck in the ruts of "tradition," but the Oracles do their own thing, as I wish more Zelda games would do.

This game is by far my favorite 2D Zelda game. It had a captivating storyline and was a solid release for the GameBoy. I felt it really built well upon the solid release of Links Awakening.

Best puzzles in the series. - marmalade_skies

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15 Oracle of Seasons

The season-changing mechanic is original and creative. The sprite work is really pretty. The colors of each season are vibrant. The music is great (duh, it's Zelda). The dungeons are fun. It's just a solid game.

Plus, you get to go on dates with someone who isn't Zelda for once. AND you get to name a kid and decide who that kid becomes. (I chose Hero.) - ShuhBanggg

My personal favorite of the duo (and therefore one of my favorites in the franchise), it has a less developed world and characters and story than OoA but much more fun items and dungeons. And the seasons mechanic is a really cool, original one that I really want to be revisited in a future game!

People voted for half those games because they're in 3d but I've played all the Zelda games and personally I think ocarina is the best and seasons and ages is second but then again a lot of people never played Zelda on the gameboy but you're missing out on the best ones

These games are way too underrated they are much better than link's awakening and a link to the past

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16 Ocarina of Time 3D

Whats so bad about this game. Its number 1 just with better graphics and has master quest on it too.

This is the same as number 1 this game has better graphics and master quest this is the true number 1

Just as awesome as Ocarina of Time except it is in 3 flipping D with way better graphics and master quest fused into it. This should obviously be number one.

It's the same game but better graphics - B1ueNew

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17 Phantom Hourglass

Phantom Hourglass is, in my opinion, the most underrated Zelda game. Overall, I thought it was a great game! Not my favorite in the series, although it's definitely in my top 10. The only thing I hated about it was the Temple of the Ocean King, which was fine at first, but progressively became more tedious to return to.

It is the best Toon Link game with Minish Cap close behind

This game is seriously under rated. I don't know why it doesn't make top 5? Awesome game, really works on hand held, Linkbeck is awesome, the freedom sailing around on the boat. Side missions, fishing, salvaging treasure it has it all. Only inprovements I can thing. A shield upgrade would of been better and maybe to get a mask like from wind waker? Also another big island that has some hustle and bustle like mercury with some more shops?

I am still waiting for that HD remake

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18 Four Swords Adventures

It may not be as popular as ocarina of time or twilight princess, but it is the best LOZ game I have ever played. It has a great story, really cool characters, and it's super addicting.

You guys might hate this game, but it still belongs on the list, I mean come on you put crossbow training before an actual Zelda game? That's just completely ridiculous.

While I wouldn't call it the best, it's very, very, very FUN!

This should be number one it is not that popular but it's the best

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19 Hyrule Warriors

When I first played this at the Nintendo store in New York, I totally loved the game! It was so much fun, lots of action, graphics are alright, sound is phenomenal and I loved it so much, I got the game and it's a blast! Not he best Zelda game, but it's awesome!

Though Hyrule Warriors wasn't a canon Zelda game, it was still pretty solid. I was hyped when Nintendo stated that characters from the series were now on the same era, especially the Twilight Princess, Midna. The gameplay itself is so repetitive yet so fun, you won't even know you have been clicking the same buttons. Also, the story was novel and unique. I mean, (SPOILER) who would have guessed Lana was more than a playable character, eh? She is the Guardian of Time��"well, the alternate light form. All in all, this game is amazing and I totally recommend it. I can't wait for Hyrule Warriors a Legends, staring Linkle!

The game wasn't a true Zelda but hey Nintendo wanted to try something different


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20 Majora's Mask 3D

Took what Majora's Mask had and made it better.

This is the exact same game as the original just better graphics who the heck wouldn't put this below the original stupid people

Why? Why are the remakes below the originals? The shouldn't even be considered a different game in the first place? I'm voting for this because the sneaky creepiness of this game makes it WAY more interesting than others. ( TP had creepiness, but the creepiness wasnt sneaky, it was straight in front of your eyes, which made it less interesting )

People are saying that this should be higher than the original because “it’s the same game with better graphics”. Majora’s Mask 3D is different to the original in many ways. The game is made to be more welcoming to less skilled players. The environments are much brighter and happier than the original which doesn’t fit with the time of the game. The original Majora’s Mask is a great game because it tries to be different to the other games in the series and succeeds. This remake tries to make Majora’s Mask more like the other games in the series and removes the uniqueness of the game.

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21 Twilight Princess HD

Throughout the years, one of Nintendo’s best-selling games of all time was the GameCube and Wii classic, Twilight Princess. After ten years of its release, a remaster of the timeless tale was made for the Wii U (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD) with, though many think otherwise, improved textures and graphics that will make you stand still just starting at your surroundings for the next thirty minutes. And for those who thought the original was to easy, there is a Hero Mode (2x as much damage; no hearts will appear) and a Ganondorf amiibo (2x as much damage) which will surely make this game a true challenge. Not to mention, since of the complaints fans had were either fixed or removed! The new Wolf Link amiibo unlocks a unique maze under the name "Cave of Shadows" which, if you pass it, gives you a reward...

Overall, the HD version of Twilight Princess is truly amazing. If you haven't played the original, here's your chance! If you have played the orignal, have ...more

Epic... Worth The Wait? It Is Indeed.

It is as good if not better than the original and I totally agree with this list and I love the fact that the underrated TP is Finally shown as what it truly is. The second best Zelda EVER

How is this worst than the original at two

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22 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Ok, why is this below Phantom Hourglass? Zelda 2: The Adventure of LInk is a good game. It's probably one of the most underrated games I have ever played. If your a fan of hard games, this game is for you! Whenever you defeat an enemy in this one, it feels like a reward. You feel like you achieved something. The only real problem I have with this game is that you have to go back to the place you started if you die three times.

As much as I love Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, neither of them can surely beat this classic. The first and only sidescrolling Zelda game, introduced on the NES. This game is so incredibly fun and challenging, and the music is just awesome!

A request to please change the Avatar from GBA to NES cover please!

Surely this game is underrated but Zelda isn't a platform game and it shouldn't be. However, it should be placed a bit higher. I spent countless FUN hours playing this game. Just remember, it can be fun if you treat it that way.

Very underrated, I understand why, but don't put this below crossbow

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23 A Link to the Past & Four Swords A Link to the Past & Four Swords

Four Swords on DSi is the perfect example of linear Zelda done right! I liked skipping past the exposition and just going straight from dungeon to dungeon, and would love to see that style of gameplay done again for future Zelda titles; not even a Four Swords sequel, just a linear Mystery Dungeon crawler that plays like this underrated masterpiece!

A remake of a link to the past for the super Nintendo. It also has a multiplayer game called four swords!

Link to the past gets no love? Shame..

24 Hyrule Warriors: Legends

Why are there all ready 2 hurdle warriors

Hyrule warriors legend is better than hyrule warriors which is my favor zedla.

25 Four Swords

The picture they chose for this is the Four Swords Adventure cover. Granted, there probably isn't really a well-known cover for Four Swords, but it's just a heads up. If you vote for this, you are voting for the ORIGINAL Four Swords. Four Swords Adventures for Gamecube is above this, so look up a little if you want to vote for that (at least at the time this is being written)!


26 TriForce Heroes

Haven't played this, but it looks pretty fun! The one think that isn't good is that I don't think you can play the main game with only 2 people total. I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure you can only play by yourself or with 2 friends (3 people total). That's kinda stupid, but I think the game will be fun to play other than that (although it's not gonna be the "masterpiece" type game, just a fun, satisfying game).

Definitely meant be played with friends. Single player works fine, but misses the mark of Zelda. Not that it's a bad game, not by any means, but was obviously designed around multiplayer, making single player seem like an afterthought. Multiplayer is great, with playing online fun, good connectivity, but can have long wait times. It tries to help this by putting plenty of things in the waiting room, but these will only take away attention for a few minutes. Communicating with others is okay, you are given 6-8 buttons on the touch screen to communicate wiht other players, and these work fine, but could be much better with a few more options. Lack of Text chat is dissapointing, and could have easily been implemented, but gameplay works fine without it Voice would be likely impossible on the hardware, so its understandable that it's left out. Levels are unique, and completing them offers challenges, in which you must complete the Level with certain conditions, such as haveing a time ...more

I'm sorry but I hate this game. I have attempted to play it may times but I can't get into it at all. I feel like it shouldn't be on the list. This is my opinion so if you disagree I respect that. In my opinion though this isn't a good Zelda game.

I've been playing the single player for a few weeks now and I'm really enjoying it.

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27 Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Wait this is a game?


Ma Boi Tingle uses his spidey sense to get dollaz for a rose bush

28 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Really great game! Its just so much fun! No glitches, dialogue is excellent, and I know I have said it a billion times but this game just screams perfection. Easily best Zelda game ever!

Who is trolling this site adding random non-Zelda games. I mean it's funny but their account will get suspended lol - TheInsomniac

10/10 best Zelda game to date! *sarcasm intensifies*

Why is this even here

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29 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

Honestly the best legend of Zelda game, way better than faces of evil

What the heck?

...I mean yeah it's not a Zelda game but honestly you guys should play this one (and all the other Mario RPGs)

Why is this so low? It should be In the top ten!
Improved the battle system a lot
Great graphics
The most original and creative story
So many side quests!
Puzzles are really creative
A big land to explore
Amazing enemies
Amazing charecter development
Bosses are so fun!
Haven’t came across any bugs when I played
The final boss is probably one of the greatest bosses of all time!

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30 The Ancient Stone Tablets

This game is underrated, I love this game. It's in my Top 5 Legend of Zelda games. Don't listen to people that don't care about the game because there's no link or it not in the timeline. Play it its interesting even with the new protagonists you can pick. It needs to be on the wii you virtual console and put in canon since it puts itself in there anyway, you need to remember the game Nintendo.

Basically DLC before DLC existed, this Japan-exclusive expansion for the SNES Satellaview serves as a direct sequel to A Link to the Past. The game has some fun new dungeons, along with other new things that were implemented like full-on voice acting, an expanded storyline, and a one-hour time limit for each of the four "episodes" of the game (no, Majora's Mask did not do the time limit first). While the only legitimate way of getting it has long since died out, an english ROM was released for SNES emulators, so if you like 2D Zelda with a twist, download it! You won't be dissapointed.

I love this game for its unique style and having a different protagonists. To me, it's in the time line no matter what Nintendo says as it puts itself in the franchise and is an interesting story of what's happening while links away. It's in a top 5 list of Legend of Zelda games for me and should be remade for the Virtual Console problem is Nintendo doesn't even remember it and is probably why they barely talk about it and made another sequel to Link To the Past. All in all I recommend it, don't listen to people who say "Who cares, not in the timeline, why would I play it, no link." the game is a gem so download the emulated version since its difficult to nonexistent ways to play this game. And the comment below is right about all things below.

31 Tingle's Balloon Fight DS
32 Zelda (Game & Watch)

Often an overlooked game considering its status as a Game & Watch title; but, surprisingly, the game is fun, addicting, and challenging, and even has its own story that takes place after Zelda II. It's currently on G&W Collection 4 for GBA, so give it a shot if you can!

Is this the game were Mr. Game and watch invades

33 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Why is this so low? why is it not with link's awakening?

It the best

34 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker


35 Ocarina of Time Master Quest

Go play call of duty fan boy hater -.-

Ocarina Of Time Sucked I Hated It So Much In Fact Evreyone Nintendo Game Except For Sonic Secret Rings Sucked ( Secret Rings Is My All Time Favorite Game But Every Other Nintendo Game Sucked Except For Sonic Secret Rings And LOZ OOT Master Quest (My Least Favorite Game Is Super Smash Bros 64

36 The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition
37 Link: The Faces of Evil

This game sucks. What more can I say

This game sucks! If you think this is should be number one, be higher or think it is awesome then you are drunk, don't know the game, never played it or never seen a YouTube video of it. Even they made this thing called YouTube poop that just makes fun of the game. This game (if you can call this a game) is better then Wand of Gamelon but is the 2nd worst Zelda game. Thank you for listening

At least the music is epic!

Ganon:you will die

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38 Link's Crossbow Training

Why is this below the Mario games that are not supposed to be Zelda in any way

Honestly better than most first person shooters today. - ShuhBanggg

Lol, why is this below mario games.

Awesome go hero of twilight! 😃😃

39 Zelda's Adventure

This game is bad, but not as bad as people build it up to be.

It's not AS bad as Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon...

It's the better Zelda game for the CDI. Problem, compared to Nintendo's Zelda games, it's still bad. But it's definitely better than Faces Of Evil and Wand Of Gamelon - Gehenna

it suks

40 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

Mah boi! I'm so hungry, I could eat an octorock.

No wonder it's at the bottom of the list. BECAUSE IT"S WORSE THAN SONIC AND THE SECRET RINGS! That says something.

I'm glad Nintendo didn't make this game. It sucks real badly.

Thank you for mentioning that Nintendo had nothing to do with this horrible game. Some people don't know.

Is anyone else as hungry as I am? Cause I can eat an Octorok.

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