Ranking Link's greatest adventures
One of the most historically important video games of all time... and a Zelda that would be a whole lot higher in this list if there was a more modern way to play it. A peerless, time-twisting epic.
Often viewed as the black sheep of the Zelda family, this twisted spin on Ocarina is incredibly bold. Its Groundhog Day premise and tight dungeons make this a total triumph.
Proving that a great aesthetic can outshine realism, Wind Waker is one of the most beloved games in the series. With an inspired setting and drum-tight dungeons, cel-shaded Link rules.
A first class remaster of an all-time great. One of the most loving remakes in Nintendo's history, this gorgeous redux reintroduces players to a hugely important chapter in Zelda's history.
Like Super Mario World and Super Metroid, A Link to the Past expanded brilliantly on its NES predecessor, defining how all future 2D entries in the series would be measured.
Our favorite 2D Zelda. A bold reinvention of A Link to the Past, this is anything but a carbon copy. Flipping Zelda's linear conventions on their head to great effect, this is a classic.
A reinvention of everything you know about The Legend of Zelda, and the next logical step in the series. Inspired by a whole host of non-Nintendo titles, this is the boldest Zelda game ever made.
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