The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess review

  • Pretty much everything
  • Huge quest
  • Midna
  • Same faults as always
  • No controller support
  • Waiting for the next one

If you want to get technical, we've been waiting for this game since 2000, when Nintendo teased the world with video of an "adult" Link and Gannondorf squaring off in a life-or-death duel. Since that time, we've seen spin offs and cel-shaded cartoon visions of Zelda, but nothing rivaling the intensity of Ocarina of Time. Well, Princess has absolutely, without a doubt, been worth the wait. It's the culmination of everything Zelda, perfected and tweaked so there's practically nothing to bring the experience down.

From the first run through the little village of Ordon to the first glimpse of Gannondorf to the brain-bashing dungeons, Twilight Princess offers a more imaginative and better constructed game than any other this season. Right from the start you're given Epona, Link's trusty steed from Ocarina. Then you're led into a search and rescue mission. Soon after that, the whole world is turned upside down by grotesque creatures and an invading darkness that plagues the countryside. Before it's all done, you'll have ventured all over the world and beyond, from lakebeds to mountaintops and everywhere in between.

It's a safe bet that you know how the series is set up, so all you really need to know is that Princess delivers everything you want - all the weapons you want to see, dungeons that will humble even the best players and constant nods to SNES and N64 classics, A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time. This newest Zelda knows its roots, but what exactly makes it better than its predecessors?

More Info

Release date: Dec 12 2006 - GameCube
Nov 19 2006 - Wii (US)
Available Platforms: GameCube, Wii
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Nintendo
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence


  • Dadyo238 - November 19, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    Skyward Sword coming out tommorow, so @Momolad you can have your Zelda Wii.
  • insidiousFox - September 10, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    $20 now on the Nintendo Selects label. Can't beat that. I picked it up yesterday and will play it when done with 3DS Ocarina of Time. This is literally the first Wii game I bought in years, I think the last was No More Heroes, which I never even finished. Reading this review made me realize how old this Zelda is, and how old I am. :'(
  • GameManiac - October 1, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    I'll be getting it any moment now.
  • MomoLad - December 5, 2009 2:11 p.m.

    And we are still waiting for Zelda Wii.
  • Gamejunkie9214 - June 29, 2009 6:12 p.m.

    I agree this game is AMAZING!!!!! but im having a hard time beating it. Can anyone help me??!!
  • WBxRelentless - March 26, 2009 6:51 p.m.

    @shadowleon you didnt even comment about the game or even zelda in general... anyways i want to get this game sooo bad im crawling out of my skin!! me and my friends are still hooked on ocarina of time after what 12 years? finally a game our generation can call a classic. leave it up to link to deliver. =]
  • foarthelulz - March 21, 2009 3:15 p.m.

    did u play the ones not from nintendo but from phillips
  • shadowleon - March 14, 2009 4:39 a.m.

    You are reading the comment of America's #1 fan of Legend of Zelda I have played every single one
  • Fransinn - January 27, 2009 2:40 p.m.

    God I LOVE THIS GAME! I have beaten it like 7 times by now. :)
  • bonerachieved - July 16, 2009 9:34 p.m.

    I havent played this game yet definately gonna pick it up soon, nobody talks about Majoras Mask, That was epic
  • Kikyabut2 - July 15, 2009 8:45 p.m.

    dude, this game is SICK, although the z-targeting kind of tones down the experience for me. i tried to go through the whole game without using it, and died in the battle with the flaming goron XD

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