The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker review

  • Like playing a (good) Zelda cartoon
  • Unparalleled sense of adventure
  • Inventive boss fights that look cool too
  • Some will choke on the sugary graphics
  • Fetch-quests and sailing get old
  • Doesn't stray from established roots

Wind Waker may copy the previous games a lot, but it's emulating some of the best ever made. As such, singing its praises is like preaching to the choir. We could nitpick this game to death and it'd still be sailing away with high honors. It's a little derivative and probably won't convert non-fans to the GameCube but to say it's not spectacular is a flat-out lie.

Nintendo's created yet another magical world to play in. Dive on in.

More Info

Release date: Mar 23 2003 - GameCube (US)
Available Platforms: GameCube
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Nintendo
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Violence


  • EricGirasole123 - September 12, 2010 5:44 p.m.

    Wind Waker is a legend and the sailing was exciting when you could raid other people boats and attack Rat looking thing's on boats.
  • brickman409 - March 18, 2010 3:59 a.m.

    this is the only zelda game i liked
  • Monkeylink - November 30, 2008 10:16 p.m.

    Don't care what people say about the graphics it's awesome in it's own right and more variety in the whole thing rather than twilight princess
  • gamegirlcolor - August 30, 2008 11:55 p.m.

    I agree with this. I love this game although it may turn some off people. I do love it as I love many Legend of Zelda games.
  • Hobbs - July 23, 2009 2:57 p.m.

    Wind waker is the best Zelda game I think. There's more to do in it than Twilight Princess, and the graphics actually make it look good. Sure it's not highly detailed graphics, but it feels very friendly. I've played this game over like 3 times, and completed all the side-quests, and pretty much beat the game 100%
  • Wizrai - May 26, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    I absolutely love this game, and I really like the style of the graphics too.
  • Conman93 - March 28, 2009 12:44 a.m.

    Molgera is de best boss ever
  • gamefreakl1996 - December 21, 2008 12:08 a.m.

    I've had this game before I could read, I couldnt even save it, I just kept playing the beginning over and over and over, but i can read now and i still love this game!
  • Sprinkles4365 - June 30, 2009 12:16 a.m.

    i love this game I an sitting here trying to beat it again because it is so great(and I have no life lol)

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