Top Ten Most Underrated Zelda Games

These Zelda games are some that are great but don't get the attention that they deserve.

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

The Minish Cap is one of my favorite games for the Game Boy Advance. I would call it one of the greatest. Why such bold accusations? Well, I'll tell you. Minish Cap is full of lots of charm, and has a very good companion in Ezlo and the story is very well told for a Game Boy Advance game against in the early 2000's. This game is simply a masterpiece. - EspioTheChameleon

I just finished playing this and it might be my favorite Zelda ever. - Thisgoronsonfire

2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Arguably the most beautiful Zelda, Skyward Sword had motion controls which were almost universally panned, but I always thought that it was too harsh to put their motion controls down when other games such as Mario Galaxy have, at best, average motion controls. Overall, a great game, I recommend it for anyone who loves swordfighting or Zelda. - EspioTheChameleon

3 The Legend of Zelda (1986)

The original. People always seem to just call it just that. They don't mention it's amazing soundtrack. They forget it's memorable quotes (IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS). But most of all, they ignore the exploration focused gameplay the Shigeru Miyamoto strived to put into the game. His vision would give us one of the greatest games of the 8-bit era. - EspioTheChameleon

4 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

ALttP is quite overrated. This game however is one of the best Zelda games and has a really great soundtrack. - cjWriter1997

Perfect story, soundtrack, dungeons and it introduced us to Ravio and Hilda, the best characters in the series!

This is Zelda's most creative idea since Wind Waker. You might think this is just a enhanced edition of A Link to the Past, but this is more than just a enhanced version. In this game, Link has a different sprite, having more akin to his 8/16-bit era appearances. But the coup de grĂ¡ce for this game is the ability to blend in with the walls. An awesome feature for an awesome game. - EspioTheChameleon

5 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Phenomenal graphics, unique characters and full of charm; if you didn't play this game because of the art style, I feel so sorry for you. - EspioTheChameleon

6 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

A Link to the Past is the best Nintendo could have done for a 16-bit Zelda. Yeah, it's weird that he has pink hair, but who cares when the gameplay is addicting and the music is incredibly well done. If you try it, I'll almost guarantee you'll love it. - EspioTheChameleon

7 Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Looking at this game, I thought it was going to be stupid Tingle doing Tingle things. It was actually Stupid Tingle doing Zelda things. Not a lot of people know about this one, but if I were you, I'd give it a go. - EspioTheChameleon

8 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

Underrated just in the sense that it inspired so many memes. Some memes include, but are not limited to: DINNER, Oh boy! I'm so hungry, I could eat an Octorok, Great! I can't wait to bomb some Dodongos and YOU MUST DIE! - EspioTheChameleon

9 Link: The Faces of Evil

See Zelda: Wand of Gamelon but replace those memes with ones that originated from this game, such as: Squadala, Gee, it sure is BOriNG around here, Mah boi and You will die. - EspioTheChameleon

10 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
12 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Ah, Majora's Mask, where to begin. You can become anything from a Deku Scrub to a Zora. It easily has Ganon at his most destructive and the story is beautifully dark. Twilight Princess tried to pull it off as well, but it just couldn't come up to the great Majora's Mask. - EspioTheChameleon

13 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

So good - LionLink

14 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
15 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
16 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
17 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

It's the only game in the series to have side-scrolling elements. Therefore it's unique, in a very nifty way. It also introduced xp and leveling up to the series. Great game overall. Oh, did I forget to mention Dark Link.

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1. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
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3. The Legend of Zelda (1986)
1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
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3. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages



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