The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass review

  • Wonderful stylus-driven controls
  • New life in tired Zelda conventions
  • Dungeon levels are spectacular
  • Sparse side-quests
  • Purists might not like changes
  • On the ocean... again

As a single-player DS experience, Phantom Hourglass is unmatched. It lacks the legs of Final Fantasy III - PH’s nearest rival - but there’s little in that that can match Hourglass working at full power. The game is, in every way, the adventure of a lifetime. Whether slicing through the ocean, smiting the finest bosses the Zelda team have dredged up in years (special mention to one fight carried out from the first-person perspective of the boss himself) or simply whacking cuccos with your sword - it’s one dazzling highlight after another. And we’d gladly sail the seas to play this gem.

More Info

Release date: Oct 01 2007 - DS (US)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Nintendo
Franchise: Legend of Zelda
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Fantasy Violence


  • Tazzlez60 - December 23, 2009 5:28 a.m.

    I love this game, no matter how many times you finish it, it never gets old. You find new secrets and treasures all the time! I give it a 10. That's also how many times I've finished it xD.
  • pokepoo - December 7, 2008 5:51 p.m.

    9/10 here great game but feel something missing...
  • Jokebox231 - December 6, 2008 11:47 p.m.

    I say 9/10 too, it was awesome, but the dungeons seemed to short. Best handheld Zelda in a while.
  • Monkeylink - November 30, 2008 10:44 p.m.

    Makes you hand sore as hell 9/10
  • Tom-Bond - January 19, 2009 4:36 p.m.

    9/10 i think this is one of the better games to DS, if you have seen the graphic in other ds games i think you will think this game is pretty good.

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