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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: 42 out of 687
  1. AndrewE
    Oct 13, 2009
    10
    It's 2009. This is still the best game i have ever played, no questions asked. I'm stunned that games like GTA4 or Bioshock are It's 2009. This is still the best game i have ever played, no questions asked. I'm stunned that games like GTA4 or Bioshock are even mentioned in the same breath as this game, there's just no comparison, not in the gameplay, the story, the music, the graphics (with respect to the current competition of course). This is the game that is the benchmark for every video game out there. 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. Sep 23, 2013
    10
    I wouldn't change a thing about this game. Lots of content, great art style, great controls, great gameplay, great characters, great story andI wouldn't change a thing about this game. Lots of content, great art style, great controls, great gameplay, great characters, great story and possibly the best soundtrack of any game. We're now 15 years after this games release and most games coming out still aren't able to candle to this classic. Also, given the nature of the game, it can be enjoyed by a really wide audience.

    It may be difficult for new players to try this game out with an open mind given that this games ratings and hype are probably above that of your favorites. Still, if you are really able to overcome this first hurdle, you may very well be in store for one of the most amazing experiences a video game has ever offered you.
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  5. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    The highest scoring game on Metacritic and every other review site/magazine/etc, and it's no lie. The story, gameplay, pace and every otherThe highest scoring game on Metacritic and every other review site/magazine/etc, and it's no lie. The story, gameplay, pace and every other factor cohere in a way that makes OoT an amazing adventure that will never be forgotten. Screwed into the golden side of gaming history through unbreakable forces, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a masterpiece to be respected by gamers and non-gamers as art. Expand
  6. JakeM.
    Oct 13, 2007
    10
    Quite simply, the best video game I've ever played. Everything, the game play, story, graphics... is perfect.
  7. Apr 18, 2015
    0
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Nintendo 64 is one of the most overhyped games in existence, its got bland gameplay. AbsolutelyThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Nintendo 64 is one of the most overhyped games in existence, its got bland gameplay. Absolutely terrible combat mechanics and runs at a staggering twenty frames per second (16 in PAL regions) Expand

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