Zelda: Which is the best one?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by JN_big3, May 29, 2012.

  1. The Legend of Zelda

    7 vote(s)
  2. The Adventure of Link

    4 vote(s)
  3. A Link to the Past

    32 vote(s)
  4. Link's Awakening

    26 vote(s)
  5. Ocarina of Time

    37 vote(s)
  6. Four Swords Adventure

    2 vote(s)
  7. Majora's Mask

    22 vote(s)
  8. Oracle of Seasons and Age

    13 vote(s)
  9. The Wind Waker

    29 vote(s)
  10. The Minish Cap

    13 vote(s)
  11. Twilight Princess

    19 vote(s)
  12. Phantom Hourglass

    6 vote(s)
  13. Spirit Tracks

    5 vote(s)
  14. Skyward Sword

    19 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JN_big3

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    I thought of making a poll on which is/are the best Zelda games for you.

    The first pick for me is:

    Ocarina of Time for the Gamecube (Collector's edition). The first time I played it I thought it was a horror game. I didn't play it for a week until I got bored and finally played it again. It didn't have good graphics but it had a cool gameplay and story which made me just want to play it.

    2nd pick is:

    Minish Cap for the Gameboy. I like the graphics of this game. It's like a 2D version of Wind Waker. It was pretty boring at first but when I got to the action side of the game it didn't make bored.

    3rd pick is:

    Twilight Princess for the Wii. Cool game with cool graphics. For me this was the best Zelda game of all. It has an awesome story and gameplay which made me play it for hours on the Wii.

    Note: This is a Multiple Choice poll
  2. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    1st for me is Majora's Mask. 2nd is Twilight Princess. I guess 3rd would be Ocarina of Time.
  3. Shoat

    Shoat GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2009
    Gambia, The
    A Link to the Past, hands down.

    Pretty much all Zelda games are stellar, but this one manages to stand out with just how good of a game it is.

    (I'd have to pick five of them for second place and all the others for third place, so I just stuck with the #1)
  4. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    i'm still rather partial to the very first zelda, but i love ALTTP the most. i've beat it on the snes, dingoo, and 3x on the gba using an actual cart =P. speaking of which, i should probably get it running on my psp, i'm about due to play through it again.

    -another world
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  5. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    100 % Agree.
  6. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Darksiders is the best Zelda game.

    But if I actually had to choose a Zelda game I'd go with Twilight Princess for its superior atmosphere and not-so-shit characters/build up. Although in all honesty Zelda has been revealed to be rather shallow to me.
  7. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006

    I voted Majora's Mask as well. I played them all ( besides the CD ones ! ) and trough the years, when I think back, there was something magical and dark about Majora's Mask that it just doesn't happen anywhere ele.
    Oh and the mystical trailer for the game ( all those people looking up at the sky ) was very cool and unforgettable too !
  8. clonesniper666

    clonesniper666 KRII LUN AUS

    Jul 31, 2007
    United States
    The Great Underworld Warzone
    My top 3 Zelda games would have to be;
    1. A Link to the Past
    2. The Minish Cap
    3. Skyward Sword

    In all honesty though every Zelda game is great(except the cdi ones), but thee first 2 games I have played over a dozen times each and still love playing them. Skyward Sword I love it but I just can not stand the wii's controls long enough to actually beat the game, but I really want to.
  9. Hells Malice

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    Apr 9, 2009
    1: Ocarina of Time
    2: Majora's Mask
    3: Windwaker

    I like the oldschool Zelda's, but I still find the 3D ones to be a lot funner.
    So, every other title is tied for 4th.

    Ocarina of Time will probably be my favorite forever, since it was the first Zelda game I ever really played to completion.
  10. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 4, 2009
    Ocarina of Time for me, i enjoyed the game so much when it released, and have replayed it and still enjoy the game.
  11. Bent

    Bent GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    The first Zelda I ever played was Link's Awakening, and it is still my absolute favorite. I still remember as a 12 year old kid, being stuck for days, weeks, months, until finally figuring a part out, how happy I was. It was the first game I even played in the genre, and at the time I was so impressed at how big the world was.

    The only Zelda game I've never beat is Zelda II, never could get into it.
  12. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

    Aug 26, 2009
    United States
    New York
    ALTTP is 1st, Twilight Princess 2nd, Majora's Mask 3rd, and Wind Waker I voted for 4th since I do like it a lot!
  13. DarkStriker

    DarkStriker GBAtemp's Kpop lover!

    Mar 15, 2009
    Sadly i have only played twilight, majora, ocarina, link to the past(bout half hour) and minish and in all i enjoyed ocarina&minish the most. I cant really rate on this here since i havent played even half of them =/
  14. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Nov 15, 2009
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    Link's Awakening
    Ocarina of Time
    Majora's Mask
    Skyward Sword
    Link to the Past
    Wind Waker
    Twilight Princess
    Minish Cap

    The order of the Zelda games may vary from time to time. But I'm Ok with my list right now :)
  15. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    1st: Windwaker - I loved this game's art style. It was a much needed change to an aging Zelda franchise. The exploration of the open sea was incredible too. I also really liked the addition of swordplay reaction commands.

    2nd: Ocarina of Time - I can't fault the original 3D Zelda. This is where my Zelda obsession all started. Dungeon exploration, collecting habits, puzzles and good guy saving the world plot. This game had it all.

    3rd: Oracle of Seasons/Ages, and Link's awakening - These are my absolute favourite 2D Zeldas. I can't believe how great of a job Capcom did on the Oracle games, and Link's Awakening was absolutely amazing!

    4th: A Link to the Past - Great game, and my fourth favourite Zelda.

    The rest all have their good points. I really like Twilight Princess and Majora's Mask, but they're not on my favourites. :(
  16. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    Lol... (not that it`s a bad game though!)

    For me it`s definitely ALttP! I just love that game.
  17. Charon

    Charon GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    Metroid Prime. /jk

    Im probably the only one but, from those that I played, oddly, only Spirit tracks left a memory of joy XD

    Twlight Princess/Skyward Sword/Link to the past...were all good, but gaaawd these games are so stretched. I mean, like, the good parts are so far apart and it always takes like ages to get the real stuff started. o_o
  18. redfalcon

    redfalcon GBATemp Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Gambia, The
    ITT, we show that the Zelda game we first played when we where young is the best in the series.

    1. Ocarina of Time
    2. Skyward Sword
    3. Probably Links Awakening

    I don't like the 2D-Zeldas that much, since I find them a lot cheaper ("come on, how could you think THAT quirky") and far less immersive than any 3D part.
  19. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

    Mar 31, 2009
    United States
    Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess for me.
  20. Tsuteto

    Tsuteto GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 9, 2012
    United States
    Salt Lake City, UT
    It's between Link's Awakening and A Link to the Past for me. For the day and age, they made great use of everything in that game. Link's Awakening the same deal, though it was just kind of annoying having to go back and forth in the menu multiple times in just one dungeon, but the item system was just absolutely stellar. And I think Nightmare is one of the toughest Zelda bosses I've fought (I used bow and arrows for him, not the boomerang).
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