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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: 38 out of 660
  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. thatguy
    Jun 6, 2006
    10
    This is one of the best games handsdown. I played this game two years late and I recognized its beauty within minutes. With all the This is one of the best games handsdown. I played this game two years late and I recognized its beauty within minutes. With all the graphically advanced games coming out, I thought this would have been some weird experience, then I started playing and its what every gamer could ever want if you allow it to appeal to you. Its world is larger than the boundaries in each level and it beats out any other systems games because it came from only one system: Nintendo. Nintendo releases another better-than-others game, with grace. 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. Dec 30, 2012
    10
    This is the Sgt. Peppers of gaming. It's perfect in length, the storyline is incredible, the characters are deep and likeable, the dungeonsThis is the Sgt. Peppers of gaming. It's perfect in length, the storyline is incredible, the characters are deep and likeable, the dungeons have some of deepest puzzles the Nintendo 64 can offer. Its a masterpiece beyond belief. Expand
  5. OmarB.
    Apr 3, 2007
    10
    This game is the best game to be created on this Earth. I became a Nintendo fan because of this game. People still love oot 9 years after This game is the best game to be created on this Earth. I became a Nintendo fan because of this game. People still love oot 9 years after it's release. I hope they make a 10th year edition or something. Oot is better than tp because you can't beat the classics...and this is one of them. Expand
  6. JoeB.
    Nov 5, 2005
    10
    Certainly the best 1 player game of all time. It mixes fantasy, role playing, and action into a game that has a premise of a young boy with Certainly the best 1 player game of all time. It mixes fantasy, role playing, and action into a game that has a premise of a young boy with serious overtones. Themes include maturing quickly, accepting who one is, and the eternal questions of the effects of time travel (I mean, come on, the whole thing with the Shadow Temple is mind-bending). Very few games can boast a premise this rich, smart, and well-thought out. Anyone who has problems with this game simply doesn't know what the word 'superb' means. 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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