• sigmadirk69 - December 29, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Link to the past is my favorite. Love this list. Never owned a wii so can't speak on TP and SS, but once I get a wii u I'll def have to try them out. Getting ready to start play Link between worlds. First one should def be on this list even if in last place. It deserves that much.
  • johnd - December 5, 2013 3:29 a.m.

    Windwaker is definitely my fav zelda game!
  • e3do - December 2, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    Twilight Princess was an easy, boring, forgettable experience.
  • ViolentLee - November 25, 2013 2:40 a.m.

    I really love Minish Cap. After all the 3D Zelda games, it was nice to play something closer to the franchise's roots. It was so good, I gathered every single collectible and unlocked everything. I'm glad others feel similarly about its quality. Meanwhile, I started replaying my old SNES copy of Link to the Past. What a great game! Hopefully I'll be following it up with Link Between Worlds, the only video-game on my Christmas list.
  • cJinL - November 24, 2013 12:24 p.m.

    A lot of people think the original should be on this list, but I think it's important to be purely objective here. It's clearly not nearly as good as the listed games. We can't just put in a "best" list because of its significance.
  • YoshiFtJ - November 24, 2013 5:56 a.m.

    Swap 1 and 2 and place Skyward Sword at 10 and we have the same list. Great job, guys. And thanks for not putting OoT at 1.
  • cris-alan-lyttle - November 25, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    WOW! And there are actual ppl out there that think alike! Love it
  • Lunadash - February 19, 2014 10:05 a.m.

    OoT happens to be my favorite.
  • Hobogonigal - November 23, 2013 8:53 p.m.

    Making my way through Skyward Sword at the moment but am just losing my motivation. The motion controls and story are intriguing but I just HATE how the game treats me like a mentally-challenged five-year old with the constant hints, how to use the controls, unnecessary cutscenes etc. I'll keep at it but its infuriating... Also playing A Link Between Worlds and enjoying it so much more. It reminds me of Link's Awakening DX which I played on the Gameboy Colour and the gameplay is excellent. Also glad TP was so high on this list. It tops OoT in quite a few areas.
  • bobbystrange - November 23, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    Wow, I cant believe the original Zelda isn't on the list! And Twilight Princess, WTF, thats one of the weakest games I've ever played, I liked it alot better when it was called OKAMI! And why have both Ocarina and Majoras Mask on the list, there like the same crappy game! Speaking of crappy games Skyward Sword tops my list of worst games ever made, its right up there with Duke Nukem Forever. Nintendo needs to stop ruining these games, stop making everything so cute and cartoonie and maybe start making the game play a little more challenging. This is why NES is a joke right now, Grow the FvCK UP and start making good games again!
  • Arobadope - November 23, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    " I liked it alot better when it was called OKAMI!" At that point I stopped reading because you clearly never played one of those two games, or you didn't play either.
  • andrew-almond - December 28, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Please shut up. And please do the world a favor and don't be such an imbecile in the future.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - November 23, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    i would have included spirit tracks somewhere around 6-8, i think it's a bit underated
  • Enmaz - November 23, 2013 2:45 a.m.

    Good list, not exatly the order I'd put them in, but hey that's to be expected. My one main disagreement is in the labelling of Ocarina's story as being 'stripped-down'. Ocarina tells a tale from Links perspective so tragic it's almost Shakespearean. So check it, a kid who just found out his real mother died in a war previously and left him in the care of the forest people, travels to Hyrule castle because he's told he's a hero of prophecy. There Princess Zelda tells him about Ganondorf and the danger he poses to the world, but the king won't believe her. So in their childhood naivety they decide it's up to them to stop Ganondorf. So after gathering the three stones he needs to get to the triforce and gain the power to prevent Ganondorfs evil plans, instead Link touches the Master Sword and is sent to sleep for 7 years because it's too early for him to be a proper hero. And in this interim, Ganondorf enters the sacred realm, gets the triforce of power, all through the door that Link and Zelda opened. Then boom, Link wakes up and is told he is now able to fulfill his duty as the hero who saves the world. Now remember, Link may look like an adult, but he's been asleep this whole time, so he still has the mind of a ten year old. This would-be hero has to go out and find Hyrule town destroyed, the Zora's frozen in ice, Gorons held prisoner and being fed as sacrifices to a dragon, and fucking zombies all over the shop. All because he opened the door to the sacred realm before he was ready. And after finally saving the world and reuniting with Zelda what's his reward? To be sent back to his own time, where no one knows the mistakes he made or the wrongs he made right. It's such a bittersweet and beautiful story, and it'll forever remain one of my favourites.
  • Godzillarex - November 24, 2013 12:23 a.m.

    That is, hands down, the absolute best Ocarina of Time summary I have ever read. Seriously, great job!
  • winner2 - November 22, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    Damn straight TP is in the top 3, I was prepared to be outraged. I'd go TP and then wind waker, the rest are harder for me to rank but I will say minish cap was one of the best gba games ever put out.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - November 22, 2013 7:04 p.m.

    Even though I understand why Ocarina was number five, it's still my favorite Zelda.
  • cJinL - November 22, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    Because of nostalgia, which is why it's everybody's favorite game, and why it's rightfully in the middle of the list.
  • NowhereMan11 - September 28, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    First of all, games don't reach legendary status purely from nostalgia. It's just not possible. You ever think that, *gasp,* it's just a brilliantly made game?! Secondly, in order for something to be nostalgic, it has to have made a positive, emotional connection to the player. Every video game achieves this (it's a developer's dream), most fail. You end up praising it by pretty much saying no other game in history has made as deep a connection with gamers as Ocarina of Time did. That's a pretty significant accomplishment. There's also a ton of research finding that nostalgia is mostly triggered by negative emotions (not always). A big reason people might always bring up nostalgic memories Ocarina of Time could be because modern games aren't up to their standard and that's the time they wish gaming could go back to. Yet another significant achievement every video game company strives for. I recommend reading this: A truly objective look at the game from a brilliant gaming mind who didn't play it until one year before he reviewed it. And saying "it's not good, it's just nostalgia" is as subjective as anything.
  • NowhereMan11 - September 28, 2014 8:24 a.m.

    Err, every video game attempts this*

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