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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. 100
    This is Zelda supreme. It's fun. One hitch, however, is that the skill level gets progressively harder - so hard that casual gamers might give up rather quickly.
  2. A truly remarkable achievement. Nintendo have created a beautiful game world and breathed life into it with puzzles, secrets, enemies, and loveable characters that will completely engross gamers around the globe. Stunning attention to detail is present throughout the game and is constantly evident in the visuals, audio and gameplay.
  3. 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 - platinum [first ever perfect score]
  4. 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.
  5. [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.
  6. Nothing but pure 100% fun, challenging, and lengthy.
  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: 37 out of 654
  1. xanZionG
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    This was the first game I have ever bought back in the N64 hayday.. After playing it and beating it several times, I still come back for This was the first game I have ever bought back in the N64 hayday.. After playing it and beating it several times, I still come back for more.. Anyone giving this fantastic game a score lower than 10 was too young when it released. 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. Dec 20, 2012
    10
    There are a lot of people who call this game overrated, but this game is truly one of the greatest games of all time, with most of the otherThere are a lot of people who call this game overrated, but this game is truly one of the greatest games of all time, with most of the other greatest games being other Zelda games. 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. MarkusE.
    Sep 16, 2007
    0
    The dungeons were very repetitive and always reused the same puzzle elements, like blocks, torches, switches, ect. The items were rarely used The dungeons were very repetitive and always reused the same puzzle elements, like blocks, torches, switches, ect. The items were rarely used outside of dungeons, like the magic hammer and mirror shield. Also, the game is a dungeon grind: you get the hookshot, then go straight to Forest Temple. Go to Goron City, speak to the child Goron, and go directly to Fire. The story was kind of boring and a rehash of A Link to the Past's with an unsurprising twist at the end. There was very little plot development at all in the adult portion of the quest, basically just running from temple to temple with each sage speaking about five lines of text after defeating every boss. Also, the bosses are easy. Every boss can be defeated in 5 seconds with crouching stabs. Expand

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