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
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon Product Image

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

This game is just pure garbage. Not only do the controls suck but Link is one of the most annoying characters in the game! His lines are stupid and this is a joke of a Zelda game.

Link: The Faces of Evil Link: The Faces of Evil Product Image

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 games is a pile of trash. The only thing we got from it was "mah boi"

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 should be #1. - MKFlame7

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass The Legend of Zelda:  Phantom Hourglass Product Image

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.

I agree this was the game that got me in zelda I agree it is hard but you babies can't beat it

This game is absolutely incredible and anyone who doesn't think so is just bad at it

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Product Image

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

Who voted for this game? Because it has perfect motion plus controls, vibrant colors, great characters, an amazing story, and endless fun. Don't vote for Skyward Sword!

Link's Crossbow Training Link's Crossbow Training Product Image

How is Skyward Sword higher than this?

It costs 4 dollars at eb games


okay game

The Legend of Zelda 2: Link's Adventure The Legend of Zelda 2: Link's Adventure Product Image

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

Decent and way too difficult

This game is too hard. - KalloFox34

I have this on my NES - MarioBros11

The Legend of Zelda: The Four Sword The Legend of Zelda: The Four Sword Product Image

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.

The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap Product Image

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

This game is amazing so shush

This game is GOOD


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Product Image

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

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

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

Whoever made this list is a flat-out idiot with no sense of a good game or adventure!

The Contenders
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Product Image

Why do the creators have to make a game based off of one of the most hated characters in the entire series.

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.

It just sucks

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Product Image

Why so low this game stinks

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Product Image

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.

The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes Product Image

How on earth are Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, Skyward Sword, and Wind Waker higher than this? Even Zelda 1 and 2 are better than this

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

Best Zelda Game Because They Mastered Multiplayer In Zelda.

Worst story of zelda series and poor multiplayer

The Legend of Zelda (Original Game On the Nes) The Legend of Zelda (Original Game On the Nes) Product Image

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.

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

It's good so shut up

Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip Product Image

I believe the proper translation would be Tingle’s Balloon Fight. It’s just Balloon Fight but with a Zelda skin.

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

Is this a zelda game?

It's tingle from the Zelda series..

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Product Image

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.

To all people flipping out over why Link to the past, Ocarina of time, and wind waker, are on the list: pretty much ALL Zelda games are on this list, but it's ranking then from WORST (being 1) to BEST.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Product Image

How is spirit tracks worse than phantom hourglass?

The great zelda handheld

Terrible game with little to no motive.

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

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Product Image

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.

This is one of the best Zelda games how did it get here

Is the best one both for the gamecube and wii the wii one is mirrored

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.

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

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Master Quest) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Master Quest) Product Image

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.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Product Image

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.

This doesn't feel like a Zelda game at all. It's like Skyrim with Fortnite's graphics. Zelda games shouldn't be open world. The reason I like Zelda games so much is because of the storylines, characters and unique dungeons. Breath of the wild doesn't have any of this.

This game doesn't feel like a Zelda game at all. To me it just felt like Skyrim with fortnite's graphics. This doesn't even have a memorable storyline.

The Legend of Zelda: The Ancient Stone Tablets
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Product Image
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U) The Legend of Zelda (Wii U) Product Image

Who voted this...? - Kaiserness

This is just BOTW - MarioBros11

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