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

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

So bad its not even canon - Tisme_draGON

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2 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.


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

This one is worse because CDI Link is way more annoying than CDI Zelda.

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3 Zelda's Adventure

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

This is by far the least playable of the Zelda CD-I games!

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4 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Phantom Hourglass, while not a bad Zelda game, feels underwhelming compared to Wind Waker, which is the game that it's a sequel to timeline-wise. Couldn't they have saved a Wind Waker sequel for the Wii? - WindWakerFan

Ocean kings temple too long, enough said

First game in the series I ever played, but gamers these days think Zelda sucks because of their Call of Duty addictions, and lame asses nowadays whine about how hard this game was.

Whoever hates this game does not know a good game

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5 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

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

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.

But this game is really fun!

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6 Link's Crossbow Training

It costs 4 dollars at eb games


okay game

Forces you to buy the "mystical" Wii Zapper...

Pop this game in your wii and prepare to face INSTANT regret.

can the Wii Zapper itself please be #1 thanks.

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7 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link's Adventure

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

Decent and way too difficult


Have you seen how terible this is?

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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 not as good as the others but is underrated - Retroman64


This game is GOOD


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10 Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

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.



The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Why so low this game stinks

12 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

I agree this is the worst Zelda game My Reasons: Controls Suck,Bad Graphics,Terrible Story,Hard Minigames,Beedle,Jerkish NPC’s,Not Fun,Incredibly Boring and overrated I will despise anyone who likes this awful game! Whoever put this on this list did the right thing!

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13 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 didn't like this game. I found the time loop mechanic to be VERY annoying, essentially erasing all my hard work and forcing me to do things all over again.

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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14 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.

Haters gotta potate

Too hard...

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15 Irozuki Tincle no Koi no Balloon Trip

Is this a zelda game?

It's tingle from the Zelda series..

This is the tingle series

It's a tingle game

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16 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

How is spirit tracks worse than phantom hourglass?

The great zelda handheld

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

So long and slow ZZ.

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17 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

18 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 awesome apparently you're just some salty fanboy!

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19 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.

Worse then ET

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20 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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