Guide: Best Zelda Games Of All Time

All the Zelda games ranked, now with Skyward Sword HD!

What are the best Zelda games? Following decades of adventures across Nintendo consoles, ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic, and even the ‘lesser’ ones are really rather good. Many remain fixed as among the very best games on the consoles that parented them, so assembling them in order is no small task.

With a good old fashioned combination of grit and determination, we’ve done just that, though, and after much arguing and infighting in Nintendo Life Towers, we’ve settled on this order which includes the lovely remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Switch. And no, we haven’t included the Philips CD-i ones (or the DS Tingle curios), but we have included some significant spin-offs, including Cadence of Hyrule and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

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