The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube

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  • Summary: In the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda series, Link can transform into a wolf to scour the darkened land of Hyrule. With the help of Midna, a mysterious being, you must guide Link through hordes of foul creatures and challenging bosses using new moves and a new horseback combat system.In the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda series, Link can transform into a wolf to scour the darkened land of Hyrule. With the help of Midna, a mysterious being, you must guide Link through hordes of foul creatures and challenging bosses using new moves and a new horseback combat system. Many puzzles stand between Link and the fulfillment of his quest, so you must sharpen your wits as you hunt for weapons and items. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
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  1. 100
    It's an amazing epitaph to the GameCube's life and it's certainly the best game from Nintendo this year. If you've been on the fence in any capacity, then please rest assured that you'll not be disappointed. Nintendo's flagship game has arrived in style and you better damned well appreciate it. It's ultimately fantastic.
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is one of those few genre-defining games that while clearly dedicated to fans of the series, also serves as a wonderful adventure for those new to the series.
  3. It's still the most cinematic, engrossing Zelda we've ever played, and as such, deserves nothing but the absolute highest recommendation. Flaws are present, sure, but we'll burn our entire library of games before we say Twilight Princess is anything but incredible.
  4. The best the series has to offer up to this point.
  5. Nintendo Power
    95
    Twilight Princess was a long time in coming, but the game's depth will make it last even longer among the Zelda faithful. [Feb. 2007, p.95]
  6. 90
    But the moment the opening symphony plays until the concluding credits, all fear and doubt quickly vanishes like the cool whispering of an autumn's breeze. Though not flawless, Nintendo have once again demonstrated masterful craftsmanship, challenging design and imaginative artistry.
  7. Twilight Princess contains the same expertly designed puzzles and time-tested gameplay that you've come to expect from the series, though parts of its presentation feel stuck in the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 91
  2. Negative: 8 out of 91
  1. ErikM.
    Dec 19, 2006
    10
    I disagree with Matt and Jeff. It is an amazing game, with quite a few twists and turns, and awesome new weapons that make the game move. I I disagree with Matt and Jeff. It is an amazing game, with quite a few twists and turns, and awesome new weapons that make the game move. I love how the hookshot was redone into the clawshot. There are tons of side quests, yes most include the bugs, hearts, and Poe's, but its different for almost every one you aquire. The essence of Zelda stays until the end. The characters are awesome, and the voice acting (sounds the characters make) and animations are very entertaining. You can finally use your sword, bow, and even clawshot on horseback, and fighting as a wolf is also very cool. The final battle is fantastic as well. Expand
  2. Jun 18, 2011
    10
    Best Legend of Zelda Game! Twilight Princess is not only creative but fun and addicting. The story is great and is easy to dive into whileBest Legend of Zelda Game! Twilight Princess is not only creative but fun and addicting. The story is great and is easy to dive into while the whole mechanics of the game flows perfectly! Expand
  3. ShelbyG.
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    One of hte best LoZ games made to date, some of the items were reused from other games, but they did throw in a handfull of new stuff. Also One of hte best LoZ games made to date, some of the items were reused from other games, but they did throw in a handfull of new stuff. Also the sword fighting from the back of Epona added another unique element to this great game. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    Twilight Princess is one of my all time favorite games period! Even though the Zelda franchise has multiple masterpieces, Twilight PrincessTwilight Princess is one of my all time favorite games period! Even though the Zelda franchise has multiple masterpieces, Twilight Princess defines that word in a newer more unique way that sets apart from the others. Many of its dungeons, bosses and minibosses are arguably some of the very best in the entire series. It undoubtedly has the best fight mechanics for example you being able to bash enemies in the face with your shield or swing your sword while on horseback. And you can even ride giant boars in some places! It has likely the most breathtaking landscapes and sceneries. One of the largest and most immersive worlds in the series, filled with plenty of secrets. It literally has the best items as well as the easiest & quickest way to equip them. It has many of the best minigames. Most of all it has some of the best characters and Midna is UNDENIABLY the best companion to Link out of all the Zelda games. Best of all you get to turn into a wolf for a long list of reasons and uses that I won't go into. I could go on and on about what I love about this game. This game will truly stand the test of time. And let it be noted that whatever nitpicky problems anyone has with this game, they can expect them to be fixed in the remake. Which substantial evidence shows is almost certainly being made, despite Nintendo neither confirming or denying it. If only I owned a Wii U I would say that I can't for them to make it. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    After years of taking mediocre zelda games like Wind Waker we finally get to see a Zelda game the way it was meant to be seen. The game isAfter years of taking mediocre zelda games like Wind Waker we finally get to see a Zelda game the way it was meant to be seen. The game is just as epic as Ocarina of Time, including great dungeons, puzzles, atmosphere, and an incredible story. The game is also very long, possibly the longest Zelda game of all. The music is incredible and match with it's beautiful environment. If you are a fan looking for a game that meets the expectations of Ocarina of Time, then this is a must own game. Expand
  6. BrianS.
    Dec 31, 2006
    8
    I agree with Jeff and Matt, this game has some brilliant scenes and controls are up to par with any game. However, most of this game just I agree with Jeff and Matt, this game has some brilliant scenes and controls are up to par with any game. However, most of this game just leaves you feeling pretty empty after defeating extremely easy bosses and solving the slightly difficult puzzles. The storyline just doesn't fit with ocrina or wind waker, but trys to hint at it with several scenes. Overall a solid game to run through, but just not really ground breaking on any level. Expand
  7. BenL.
    Mar 12, 2007
    0
    I have played this game before haven't I? You wait years for them to come up with a new Zelda game and they use the same story as they I have played this game before haven't I? You wait years for them to come up with a new Zelda game and they use the same story as they have used before! Surely they can come up with some new ideas? Waste of Money. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
#1 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2006