P-Lists #005 – Zelda Games

#005 – Zelda Games

The Legend of Zelda! Wow what a series! So many fans of so many of the games and yet the same fans who are championing one game are adamantly opposed to others! And this is all within the same dang series! Which brings us to our first P-List focused on a specific series! We might get some very different lists here! The list is open, you know what to do! Take it away P-Wingers!

Top Picks!
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Top P-Wing Picks!

Apple, Gilbals & Mock’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

As a young boy, Link is tricked by Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves. The evil human uses Link to gain access to the Sacred Realm, where he places his tainted hands on Triforce and transforms the beautiful Hyrulean landscape into a barren wasteland. Link is determined to fix the problems he helped to create, so with the help of Rauru he travels through time gathering the powers of the Seven Sages.

Refia’s Pick – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988)

There are six palaces hidden in Hyrule. Link must gain experience by fighting Ganon’s underlings, and get information while visiting towns here and there. And, after defeating the guardians at the palaces of Death Valley, he must obtain the Triforce of Courage — That is Link’s mission.

Christopherzilla, kuro, Gamblor & Brad’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1992)

Venture back to Hyrule and an age of magic and heroes. The predecessors of Link and Zelda face monsters on the march when a menacing magician takes over the kingdom. Only you can prevent his evil plot from shattering the land of Hyrule. In your quest, you’ll venture into twisting mazes, dungeons, palaces and shadowy forests. Test your mettle with mighty swords and magical weapons. Or heft a boulder and hurl it at your enemies. If the going gets tough, dive into a river – you can swim to escape! Learn the powerful spells, locate magical artifacts and solve the mysteries of the evil magician and the hidden realm of Hyrule.

Gamma’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)

During a sailing voyage, Link becomes hopelessly sidetracked and finds himself shipwrecked on Koholint Island. While on the island, Link helps its many inhabitants by recovering the eight Instruments of the Sirens and waking the Wind Fish. Awaken the Wind Fish and all will be answered.

Barbaloot’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001)

Using the legendary power of the Triforce, Link travels to a distant land known as Labrynna where Veran, the Sorceress of Shadows, has developed a scheme to alter Labrynna’s past. Through trickery and deceit, Veran harnesses the power of Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and travels 400 years into the past. Before the Sorceress of Shadows can complete her dark mission, Link must use the Harp of Ages to save the day.

Rinkin’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)

Two worlds collide in an all-new adventure set in the world of Super NES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. In this newly spun tale, Link transforms into a living painting to cross into a dark, parallel dimension mirroring Hyrule. Conquer the puzzles, traps, and hidden rooms of deadly dungeons to save both worlds from certain doom!

sfc & Rawk’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000)

Thrown into a parallel world by the mischievous actions of a possessed Skull Kid, Link finds a land in grave danger. The dark power of a relic called Majora’s Mask has wreaked havoc on the citizens of Termina, but their most urgent problem is a suicidal moon crashing toward the world. Link has only 72 hours to find a way to stop its descent.

Ladyjuice’s Pick – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.


  • Apple says:

    Just going to kick things off by saying Ocarina of Time is easily my favorite! Stay tuned for an in depth top 5 coming from me!!!

  • Refia says:

    I’m only including the ones I beat and omitting four swords and similar titles cause I don’t feel I can compare them accurately to the others also Majora’s Mask would be #1 for me if it came down to it but Zelda 2 isn’t gonna get picked so I’m gonna go ahead and throw it up there and give it some much needed love 🙂

    1. Zelda II – 9.5/10
    2. Majora’s Mask – 9.5/10
    3. Link’s Awakening (DX) – 9/10
    4. Wind Waker – 9/10
    5. Minish Cap – 9/10
    6. Oracle of Ages – 9/10
    7. Oracle of Seasons – 9/10
    8. A Link Between Worlds – 8.5/10
    9. Ocarina of Time – 8.5/10
    10. BS Zelda (What we have of it) – 6/10
    11. Zelda Game & Watch – 6/10
    12. Zelda: A Link to the Past – 6/10
    14. Zelda I – 3/10
    15. Breath of the Wild – 3/10
    16. Spirit Tracks – 2/10
    17. Phantom Hourglass – 2/10
    18. Skyward Sword – 2/10
    19. Twilight Princess – 2/10
    20. Wand of Gamelon – 1/10

    I’ll edit it if I remember anythin I missed but ya, epic.

    Now with scores!!!!

  • Christopherzilla says:

    SS Tier Zelda Games: 10/10 These are the best of the best Zelda titles.
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (This is my Favorite)
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    S Tier Zelda Games: 9.9/10 These games are all so amazing!
    The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    A Tier Zelda Games: 9.99/10 Thank you Nintendo for producing these masterpieces!
    The Legend of Zelda
    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords
    The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

    N/A 10/10 Tier Zelda Games: I couldn’t fit these Zelda games in the other Zelda tiers but they’re 10/10 for what they are!
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • gam-kun says:

    either link’s awakening or zelda 2 because very good gameplay from the true gameplay days. why does this matter so much? cuz zelda stories are mostly bad anyway so the best gameplay games should be chosen.

    but final answer is links awakening cause of cool & mysterious atmosphere.

  • Brad says:

    1. LTTP
    This game rules. Just fun the whole way through.
    2. WW
    I liked sailing, that was cool. And it was just a fun and well designed game.
    2. MM
    Similar to WW, I liked the time mechanic. Had fun with it.
    3. Phantom Hourglass
    Played this so much on my DS at the time, had a bunch of fun with it. Great game despite popular opinion
    4. Minish Cap
    Played this on my Gameboy, I liked it. Very neat.
    5. OoT
    Well designed game w/ good story.

    Honorable Mentions:
    Breath of the Wild:
    This game is really good. But is it a zelda game? makes ya think?

  • Mock says:

    1. Ocarina of Time
    2. Breath of the Wild (sue me!)
    3. Majora’s Mask
    4. Link to the Past
    5. Wind Waker

    I’m a 3D Zelda aficionado, OOT was actually my first Zelda game, if you can believe it!

  • Barbaloot says:

    There’s quite a few I would easily throw in the #1 spot. ALTTP, Wind Waker, Majora’s Mask. All excellent.

    But I feel like giving the spotlight to one particularly underrated game in the franchise: Oracle of Ages

    Such a great world, story, music. Great villain, great support characters. Awesome mechanics. Just overall an exceptional title. Everything about it is extremely well crafted.

  • ladyjuice says:

    1.Breath of the Wild
    2. Ocarina of Time
    3 Skyward Sword
    4. Adventure of Link

  • Gilbals says:

    #1 OoT
    #2 TP
    #3 LA
    #4 MM
    #5 LttP
    6-the rest is determined on mood
    2nd to last: SS
    Worst: BotW

  • Rawk says:

    Its very close between majora’s Mask and Link’s Awakening for me.

    But MM wins out.

  • Gamblor says:

    S tier – No real complaints, pretty much perfect.
    1) Link to the Past
    2) Majora’s Mask
    3) Link’s Awakening
    4) Ocarina of Time
    5) Zelda 2
    6) Zelda 1

    A tier – very good games but have some minor complaints that drop them a little.
    7) Oracle of Ages/Seasons – The world’s a bit too maze-like and tedious to traverse.
    8) Breath of the Wild – A bit too long, lack of dungeon, shrine, and enemy variety.
    9) Twilight Princess – Zant starts out cool but turns out to be lame. Getting stuck in the closed rooms with the black monsters was tedious, reminds me of every lame Okami fight.
    10) Wind Waker – Sailing between islands was too slow and boring. Forgetable dungeons.

    B tier – good games but have some pretty big problems.
    11) Minish Cap – Too short and easy.
    12) Link Between Worlds – Good game but lacks originality since its a lot like LttP, extremely easy, never even got low health once
    13) Four Swords Adventure – I like the multiplayer gameplay a lot but not the linear level structure and lack of a real overworld.
    14) Triforce Heroes – Same issues.

    C tier – Fun game, not very deep though.
    15) Zelda Game & Watch

    F tier – utterly unplayable. I didn’t even finish these.
    16) Phantom Hourglass – Stylus walking? This alone will make me never replay this. More sailing? Ugh. The added fights while sailing don’t help either. And that damn dungeon you have to keep repeating? I quit this game the 4th or 5th time in here.
    17) Skyward Sword – Jesus what happened here? Wiimote swings are sometimes broken, i.e. a diagonal swing doesn’t register as a diagonal swing and causes me to get hit by a boss. Unacceptable. Terrible intro area that takes forever. Tedious item collecting, crafting, and sidequests that all feel like chores. Super linear progression. The whole world feels like a small series of boxes rather than a real location. Even the sky looks like a small room with a few holes in the floor. Not very immersive. Absurd amount of handholding. Fi pops out way, way too often and you can’t skip her dialogue. Shoot me. And then more characters give you help like the mole people in the 3rd dungeon. When a mole guy popped out and told me to walk through a door right in front of me I quit the game and will never go back. Then the game grew arms and legs and jumped out of the Wii and started stabbing my family members and telling my friends to stop hanging out with me. Every other word it shouted was the C word. Not very fond of this game.

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