Worst Zelda Games

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

Terrible, awful, disgusting, shall I go on?!

Plain awful. Looks like something made on MS paint.

Does this even count as a Zelda game?

Absolutely Terrible

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2 Link: The Faces of Evil

Link just, SCARES ME. His face and- nO WHY-

Gee, it sure is boring around here. - TheDelBel

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.


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3 Zelda's Adventure

Not as bad as the other two, but it's not a masterpiece either. - GehennaTheSecond

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

Why is this 11, it should be 1

This isn't even a legit Zelda game

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4 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Play Spirit Tracks instead and save your money. - regularshowman

How is this game bad? - KalloFox34

Whoever thought that the temple of the ocean king was a good idea should be slapped.

I love this game but why it is in top 10

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5 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

My brother wants this game - MarioBros11

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.

Definitely the worst I ever played. The storyline is too overdramatic for a Zelda game, there's too much crying, has the most crying scenes in the Zelda franchise, the relationship between Link and Zelda seemed ripped straight out of an anime, zelda and groose are a jerk biotch in the beginning of the game, Scrapper is always mean to Link, Fi is always saying obvious things or just being insensitive towards Link. The love story plot was just unnecessary because Zelda is not known for relying on stories or even romance. This is not Zelda and the game would probably be better off as a book, a movie with real people, or a game with completely different characters and not zelda characters. - Pinkarray

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6 Link's Crossbow Training

Pointless - MarioBros11

It costs 4 dollars at eb games


okay game

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7 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link's Adventure

I have this on my NES - MarioBros11

This game is too hard. - KalloFox34

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

Decent and way too difficult

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8 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.

I haven't played the GameCube version, only the anniversary version that came out on the DSI store back in 2011. It's SO BAD. It took me more than a year to complete the game once (I haven't fully completed the game yet after 6 years) due to the fairies not giving me the keys because I haven't COLLECTED ENOUGH RUPEES (3k rupees is that not enough for you) - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Four toon links how can that be possible?

I've seen gameplay of this game. it looks okay but deserves this spot.

9 The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap

This game is amazing so shush

This game is not as good as the others but is underrated - Retroman64

This game is GOOD


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10 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Calling this game underrated is silly nowadays. This is one of the most beloved Zelda games ever made, right next to Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild, and Link to the Past. - regularshowman

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

I haven't played this, but I've played the HD version and its great - MarioBros11

NANI! windwaker is good what is it doing on this list?

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The Contenders

11 Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

It just sucks

TINGLE! - MarioBros11

I have never heard of this game but after seeing this I will proceed to buy it without any knowledge of what the gameplay is actually like.

This is an awesome game.

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12 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Why so low this game stinks

13 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

3 days of work just to lose it. Again and again. Also cross-checking 3 50-step guides just to figure out what to do.

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

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.

I love this game to bits. It has such a cool atmosphere and what is the best thing about this game is the moon. Looking at moon just gives you chills and overall I think it's one of the best zelda games ever.

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14 The Legend of Zelda (Original Game On the Nes)

Although I can't find Ganon OR the Master Sword. - MarioBros11

It's good so shut up - MarioBros11

This started the whole Zelda franchise, who could ever hate this game? I love it even if I rage at it. - Gehenna

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.

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15 The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes

Nobody plays this game, never did, never will.
About 99% of gamers have never heard of Triforce heroes.(in my opinion.)

Worst story of zelda series and poor multiplayer

Best Zelda Game Because They Mastered Multiplayer In Zelda.

I just don't have friends..

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16 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Terrible game with little to no motive.


How is spirit tracks worse than phantom hourglass?

The great zelda handheld

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17 Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip

This might sound racist, but I chose this game because its Japanese - MarioBros11

Is this a zelda game?

It's tingle from the Zelda series..

It's a tingle game

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18 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Overrated, yet good. - Marxcute19

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.

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19 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

This is a flipping Nintendo Select, look at the picture. This list is stupid.

Well, I don't like Wolf Link... - MarioBros11

Dark, but...
Not unique. No characters to write home about like in Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker...
The items are extremely bland, and the infamous beyblade item is usable only in its own dungeon. The Dungeons do use some pretty good backtracking..
But the wolf form idea is an okay idea on paper, but to be honest, personally, I had no fun while playing through the wolf sections.

However, one of the coolest moments for me was when I was trekking through a dungeon and came across a empty room with a giant sword in the middle. I walked to it, and suddenly it floated up and swung at me. I proceeded to dodge it wondering what to do until I remembered that Wolf Link can see ghosts- So I change to the wolf form and see a large ghostly figure... Then the boss name came up. "Death Sword".
This was a brilliant use of tension and build up, and to be honest, was really memorable.
HOWEVER, overall, I would only give this game a 68%. Very average. - Kaiserness


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20 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!

This game is best!

It isn't a bad game, but for me, it destroyed a Link to the Past, now everyone plays lbtw. And believe me, I'm not Egoraptor who is stuck with the classics, I love skyward sword (and oot, and botw, and mm, and wind waker... Tp didn't stand out for me

21 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.

22 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Its not a Zelda game. They tried to do open world yet it felt dated. Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion legitimately does things better than this game. Maybe if it came out in 2000 it might of been good for its time. Put this towards Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2. Yes you can compare them as this is supposed to be an open world game. Yet its empty and just pointless to play after the divine beasts and ganon.

This is arguably one of, if not the, very best video games ever made. Some people don't like it because the map is too big, you have to pay for Epona, the weapon durabillity is trash, and multiplayer doesn't exist.

Still, even though it has faults, don't vote for it.

The Best Zelda Game I Have Ever Played!

Riding a horse just sucks

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23 The Legend of Zelda: The Ancient Stone Tablets
24 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
25 The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)

Who voted this...? - Kaiserness

This is just BOTW - MarioBros11

26 Hyrule Warriors

How is this teen - MarioBros11

27 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Stupid that you don't know what potential this masterpiece has. Take Skull Woods for example. That has an absolutely amazing atmosphere and, in the very beginning (title entry), seeing the triforce connect is kinda 3D.

28 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

This was my first Zelda game. AND ITS GOT TOON LINK! Stupid list. - MarioBros11

At least you don't have to use the annoying tingle tuner.

Sad that Windwaker is the highest main series Zelda on the list. Least the remake is last.

Why u always lying

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29 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

People across the Internet love to hate skyward sword and wind waker, well at the very least they have good dungeons and bosses. The problem I have with link's awakening is most of the dungeons are boring and require very little skill to beat them. But the bosses are even worse they require NO skill at all, the 4th dungeon boss for example all you need to do is mash the sword button till he's dead. And the story is nothing special ether, it's better than your typically beat the bad guy, save the princess type story I'll give it that. Yeah I know it was the first handheld Zelda game but I don't think it's nearly as good as people make it out to be. Overall for a handheld Zelda game I'd stick with the minish cap or a link between world's, they are both much better games...

30 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
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1. Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
2. Link: The Faces of Evil
3. Zelda's Adventure
1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
3. The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap
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