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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. Feb 9, 2016
    10
    One of the best games for its time and for the Nintendo 64. If you missed this, how could you miss a game worth getting once in a lifetime?One of the best games for its time and for the Nintendo 64. If you missed this, how could you miss a game worth getting once in a lifetime? Not to worry, I bet there's still copies for this game and a Nintendo 64 somewhere in a store near you. Expand
  2. RonK.
    Sep 10, 2006
    10
    One of the best games ever made. Most of the downvoters are even too shameful to even show their names, and here purely to spite this game One of the best games ever made. Most of the downvoters are even too shameful to even show their names, and here purely to spite this game with their sheer jealously. 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 18, 2019
    10
    There is little need for me to add more praise to the greatest game of all time, yet I shall anyway. The music is great and truly gives you aThere is little need for me to add more praise to the greatest game of all time, yet I shall anyway. The music is great and truly gives you a feel of the journey in the game, the dungeons are all interesting and fun to playthrough, each presenting fun new ideas. The characters are all charming, a great story, enjoyable bosses and a great final boss and conclusion to such an amazing game. It truly deserves all the praise. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2022
    10
    Played it on the N64. Played it on the Game Cube. Played the Wii Virtual Console Version. Played the 3DS Version. Played the WiiU VirtualPlayed it on the N64. Played it on the Game Cube. Played the Wii Virtual Console Version. Played the 3DS Version. Played the WiiU Virtual Console Version. Played it on the Switch Online Service. 10/10 Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2015
    10
    A master piece, doing allusion to the temple of time, Ocarina of Time it is an very advanced work for his time, simply the best game of allA master piece, doing allusion to the temple of time, Ocarina of Time it is an very advanced work for his time, simply the best game of all time.

    It is a timeless work, it showed that video games can also make you mourn, laugh, that the hairs stand on end in your skin when you return to listening to his music and they can be considered art. Simply the best game ever.
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  7. Mar 13, 2022
    0
    Sorry, this is not a game, this is THE GAME the game which change the industry of videogames.

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