Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The story and game play are ever bit as interesting and compelling as they were when the game was originally released in 1998. [Mar 2003, p.134]
  2. The controls in the GC versions of Zelda are airtight, even more fluid and responsive than the originals on the N64... The coolest bonus disk ever!
  3. 97
    It's the cream of the crop, it's the Halo, the GTA Vice City and the Half-Life 2 of Nintendo, and it's not to be missed.
  4. Although "Wind Waker" could be a huge disappointment, Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master's Quest won't be.
  5. A port handled as well as this comes up practically as often as a deal like this. Bear in mind, it's still a port, and noticeably aged compared to brand new RPGs. But it's still a terrific game.
  6. Fans of Ocarina will love diving back into one of the best games ever, only with new dungeons. It's hard to say which is better, but if you love a challenge, Master Quest will satisfy your craving.
  7. 90
    Points off for the lazy port -- but rest assured that Ocarina of Time has lost little of its luster, the Master Quest is a wonderful bonus for returning players.
  8. Luckily, the sound more than makes up for any graphical shortcomings.
  9. A sign that Nintendo is listening to the fans! The only major downside is that the graphics show their age. [Import]
  10. If you've played Ocarina more than once, you should really enjoy the new twists and turns that Master Quest offers.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. mephist00
    Jul 3, 2006
    10
    Zelda - Ocarina of time is one of the best rpg's ever, i love it, beat it 4 times, and will beat it once again sometime soon, probably.
  2. Gweidion
    Aug 25, 2003
    6
    I can't really rate this game. I can only rate the original from the N64 which I thought was a dull never ending pain. I didn't I can't really rate this game. I can only rate the original from the N64 which I thought was a dull never ending pain. I didn't even get close to finishing it. Neither did my kids and that is saying something if they don't get close. Full Review »
  3. DaveF.
    Mar 10, 2003
    0
    This is one of the worst games ever.