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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. Expand
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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: 41 out of 671
  1. jamiep
    Oct 12, 2009
    10
    absolutely brilliant! captivating your mind and soul from start till the very end, this game brings feelings of joy as you explore and take absolutely brilliant! captivating your mind and soul from start till the very end, this game brings feelings of joy as you explore and take in this magnificent . some would even go as far to say that Its still is the no.1 form of nostalgia today and the greatest game of all time! Expand
  2. BrianP.
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    Games just don't get better. Still better than most games coming out two generations later.
  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. Jul 28, 2013
    10
    Please believe me when i say, everyone who rated this game bad, is a troll. This game is the most widely regarded 'best video game ever made'.Please believe me when i say, everyone who rated this game bad, is a troll. This game is the most widely regarded 'best video game ever made'. Play it. Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2011
    10
    nice game i love gamenice game i love game :D.................................................................................................................................................... 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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