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Score Breakdown Based on 6097 ratings
  1. 10 (2767)
  2. 9 (2189)
  3. 8 (716)
  4. 7 (236)
  5. 6 (57)
  6. 5 (23)
  7. 4 (16)
  8. 3 (12)
  9. 2 (14)
  10. 1 (67)

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  • User Rating 9.5

    The worthy beggining of a Legend.

    Rated on March 31, 2008 by hungarianlink

    I don't understand why the Zelda fans don't like this game. I think that this game is great. it's true, that it's very heavy, but really enjoyable. And it's distinguishes from the other heavy games. W...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    "The Legend of Zelda," even after 25 years, is still an immersive game, that still holds up well today.

    Rated on February 19, 2012 by TI99Kitty

    This was the first game I bought for the NES, apart from the "Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt" pack-in. A friend of mine and I went to a local Target, with the express intent of getting the NES Action Pa...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    The game that started it all doesn't fail to please! Simple (for the most part) and awesome.

    Rated on February 19, 2012 by rmlueders

    Ahh, the original Legend of Zelda. This game was one of the first games that I ever played as a kid. Going back to this game decades later, it still holds a lot of fun and has great replay value. Th...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The famous hero in green's debut in a highly addicting overhead adventure classic.

    Rated on April 03, 2008 by aryoshi

    Graphics: Around the time this game came out, people were used to the platform-style of gameplay Nintendo had offered such as Super Mario Bros. Later on when this game was released, it brought out a n...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.1

    I cant say i paticuarly like this game, Ocarina of time started it of for me.

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by cafccc

    I have only just started appreciating LoZ however this didnt come about playing this game. This was the first zelda game i had ever played and it just wasnt very good. The Gameplay: The gameplay wa...

    1 out of 22 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    After 25 years, it still happens to be one of gamings greatest accomplishments.

    Rated on March 12, 2012 by Cocotroid

    I'm here to write a review on The Legend of Zelda for the NES. So, this is where it all began... Just not story wise I guess. After twenty-five years since release, it still holds up as my all time fa...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This game was the best way to introduce one of the greatest video game series ever created.

    Rated on December 30, 2005 by nino_03

    One of the best games ever! Of course this game is going to look ruff around the edges compaired to the games of today in 2006. Come on it was released in 1987. But when it was 1987 this game was be...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    I just had to write a review of this work of art.

    Rated on April 14, 2008 by sticky5fingaz

    This game is simply amazing. If it came out today, I'd still consider it amazing, let alone 20 years ago. This game started one of the greatest line of puzzle/adventure games. It has the perfect am...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    well..... its truly amazing.

    Rated on July 23, 2006 by jakeyd

    i must say there are only two flaws in this game, the graphics and the sound, but to be quite honest hu cares!!!!!!! the game kiks ass !!!!!!! the game play is astounding truly amazing!!!! There isnt ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The corner stone of zelda games today. Best of its kind for its day and still playable today.

    Rated on September 14, 2009 by drokmore

    Classic is the word that comes to mind. I remember my buddy rented this game back in the day and man by the third dungeon this game was getting brutally hard. It had this neet feature that I had never...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.