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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. Positive: 22 out of 22
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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. Mar 24, 2016
    100
    A slightly flawed masterpiece, but a masterpiece nonetheless.
  4. Weekly Famitsu
    100
    10 / 10 / 10 / 10 - platinum [first ever perfect score]
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    100
    An epic adventure that is among the best N64 games. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  6. This Zelda adventure will undoubtedly withstand the test of time and take its place as one of the best games to ever grace a home system.
  7. Happy Puppy
    Mar 24, 2016
    90
    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. 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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  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. Feb 25, 2017
    10
    Ocarina of Time is the best game ever created, and why? The game has an incredible lot to offer, and when it comes to historyline, it isOcarina of Time is the best game ever created, and why? The game has an incredible lot to offer, and when it comes to historyline, it is amazingl. Everything else outside the story also is fabulous in every way. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2012
    10
    Some works of art are beyond criticism. Other things may be better than it, but its still as good as anyone could reasonably expect somethingSome works of art are beyond criticism. Other things may be better than it, but its still as good as anyone could reasonably expect something to be. Ocarina of Time is that way. I've played through it, probably more than any other game. There's so much detail that, even though relatively linear, the game has better replay value than most I've seen. Even with my many playthroughs, I know there is some content I haven't seen. Crossing the desert -still- feels like a wild quest into the unknown, every time. I do, however, think Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game. 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. Nov 2, 2019
    0
    Мне не нравится игра из-за того,что очень старая она для меня . Графика ужасная,геймлей ужасный ,камера ужасная и конечно Все ужасноеМне не нравится игра из-за того,что очень старая она для меня . Графика ужасная,геймлей ужасный ,камера ужасная и конечно Все ужасное

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#1 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
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#1 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998