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  • Summary: 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 theAs 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. Collapse
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  1. Nothing but pure 100% fun, challenging, and lengthy.
  2. [Review Score = 110] What's significant about this convergence of audio, graphics and gameplay is that you are COMPLETELY IMMERSED in Zelda's world. Why? Because everything is meticulously thought out. Each character and event plays a role in a storyline that sprawls like a J.R. Tolkien masterpiece...It's certainly the game of the decade.
  3. 100
    This is, without a doubt, one of the all-time greatest games made. 50 years from now people will still be playing and enjoying this game... thoroughly.
  4. 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 - platinum [first ever perfect score]
  5. High praise goes to them for also managing to fit joy, creativity and discovery into the game and doing so without the use of Full-Motion Video (FMV) and the CD soundtrack his critics said was needed. This game is simply the most complete experience of any game ever made making Ocarina Of Time the game I've always dreamed of playing.
  6. My favorite game of all Time. It is the perfect example of a perfect and polished game. Every aspect of the game is virtually flawless.
  7. Realism is one of the major reasons this title is so amazing. After playing for a while it feels as though you have actually been to Hyrule.

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  1. Negative: 38 out of 662
  1. PonT
    Oct 9, 2009
    10
    Easily one of the best games, if not the best of all time. Im writting this years after ive finished the game, but i just picked it up again Easily one of the best games, if not the best of all time. Im writting this years after ive finished the game, but i just picked it up again and remember why i still love this franchise. The best of the franchise (and thats sayin alot), a story which should be made into a movie, great graphics for its time, controls which changed gaming forever and so much more i dont have time to say. If you never played this and have a wii, get the download. Expand
  2. JonathanG.
    May 26, 2006
    10
    Easily the best adventure game ever. It has a great story and a huge world. I love this game even though is realy old. The sequel is fun but Easily the best adventure game ever. It has a great story and a huge world. I love this game even though is realy old. The sequel is fun but not as fun as this one. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    Anyone who gives the masterpiece below a 7 or an 8 is either just here to hate on the astounding zelda franchise, doesn't know a DAMN goodAnyone who gives the masterpiece below a 7 or an 8 is either just here to hate on the astounding zelda franchise, doesn't know a DAMN good game or is insane. The dungeons are interesting and unique, the characters are interesting and have personality, the story is highly engaging, the combat is varied, fluid, and fun, the items are amazing, there are a plethora of interesting side quests and collectibles, and considering the fact that this game was made in 1998 the graphics are amazing. The only real downside is that the game is somewhat linear and you can't continue on after beating the final boss, but that doesn't detract from the huge amount of fun I had playing this game. This has to be one of if not the best games ever made just as the others have said. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    To put it simply, Nintendo have made a masterpiece and seem to do this every time they release a game; raising the bar time and time again.To put it simply, Nintendo have made a masterpiece and seem to do this every time they release a game; raising the bar time and time again. This game is simply breathtaking, and its graphics may be a tiny bit dated, but that's one of the main reasons why a 3DS version was released. But this doesn't matter, what matters is it's fantastic plot, epic battles and most of all it's status of being one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Expand
  5. Mr.EnigmaticDude
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    When the n64 released Zelda oot was one of its most anticipated games ever. It was so anticipated because the game play and the visuals When the n64 released Zelda oot was one of its most anticipated games ever. It was so anticipated because the game play and the visuals looked absolutely amazing for its time. Still to this day Zelda oot is in my opinion better than Zelda tp. Expand
  6. Y.Y.
    Apr 15, 2003
    10
    Cat F., if they changed the plot and characters and towns and such... well, look at what crap Majora's Mask was. I can't argue with Cat F., if they changed the plot and characters and towns and such... well, look at what crap Majora's Mask was. I can't argue with you on your level of entertainment. That's YOUR opionion. I can't change it. But I think OoT is a true Zelda game. Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2015
    0
    I'll just get this clear to the world. THIS GAME IS OVERRATED! I never found any enjoyment from this game. The controls were really confusingI'll just get this clear to the world. THIS GAME IS OVERRATED! I never found any enjoyment from this game. The controls were really confusing and I got bored of the game right when I entered Gerudo Valley. Just look forward to the modern era already. Expand

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