The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo 64

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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: 43 out of 697
  1. BenF
    Nov 27, 2009
    10
    No game makes me happier than this game. Best game ever! Haven't played it. From what I saw, it was awesome.
  2. xtreme
    Jul 11, 2006
    10
    i think those a-holes who give this game "0,1, or 3" have never played it and just hate it cuz it has better ratings than their fav. i think those a-holes who give this game "0,1, or 3" have never played it and just hate it cuz it has better ratings than their fav. game.other just find too hard. but in my opinion and many others, this is, overall, the best game of its time. 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. Feb 5, 2014
    10
    Truly a masterpiece! This game encompasses the true soul of the Zelda franchise. The feeling of adventure, peril and overwhelmingTruly a masterpiece! This game encompasses the true soul of the Zelda franchise. The feeling of adventure, peril and overwhelming responsability for the wellbeing of the land of Hyrule has a well thought out and everlong presence in this installment of the Zelda series. Some may claim nostalgia glasses, yet; comparing this game to a new age release really points out the obvious flaws in present day game design. 10/10! Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Call us crazy, but when the final version of Zelda 64 arrived in the IGN64 offices, we stopped working, locked ourselves into a room with a big-screen TV and a surround system and played 17 hours straight. After only a few hours of sleep, we were back for more and we couldn't stop until we finished the game. Then, we started over again to find all the secrets. Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    I play games in the hope that one day, a game will come along and make me feel how I felt at the end of Ocarina of Time. Have you ever come toI play games in the hope that one day, a game will come along and make me feel how I felt at the end of Ocarina of Time. Have you ever come to the end of something and just known, right there, that you will never again experience anything within that same medium so magical ever again? That is how I felt.

    Whether or not this is the best game ever is beyond my power to debate, but all I know is that in 1998, before I had internet conection, before I read gaming magazines, I played this game. From the second I turned it on, Hyrule remained forevermore a fixed point in my life, far more so than it ever had in LttP.

    There is nostalgia, and then there is whatever this game did to me. In some ways I almost resent it.
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  7. Aug 23, 2015
    0
    this GAME SUCKS, WHY IS IT CALLED LEGEND OF ZELDA?? THE **** LINK IS THE ONE U DOES EVERYTHING, ZELDA IS JUST A **** WHORE O LOVES GANANDORSthis GAME SUCKS, WHY IS IT CALLED LEGEND OF ZELDA?? THE **** LINK IS THE ONE U DOES EVERYTHING, ZELDA IS JUST A **** WHORE O LOVES GANANDORS CO.CK!!!!! Expand

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