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  1. 10 (3152)
  2. 9 (2637)
  3. 8 (1151)
  4. 7 (434)
  5. 6 (87)
  6. 5 (37)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (13)
  9. 2 (20)
  10. 1 (91)

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  • Rating:8

    The beginning of a legend.

    The Legend of Zelda is a revolutionary game in the genre of adventure with elements of action and RPG, at the time the games did not usually have plots, but The Legend of Zelda changed that, with a plot that currently pe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    A Classic That Influenced Many Other Games to Come

    The Legend of Zelda was an innovative game for its time. In Zelda, one will acquire a lot of gear, hearts, and weapons, but what made this game groundbreaking for its time is you can carry those items over to your next p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    30 Years Young

    It stands to reason that the Legend of Zelda is beginning to be fondly remembered for all of the wrong reasons, to the point where gamers are pretty much looking for flaws in the formula that sound more like tiny nitpick... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Astonishing, fantastic, outstanding. There aren't enough words to describe this

    It's the game that generated a franchise full of praise. It's what helped propel the gaming industry away from another crash. Along with Super Mario Bros it was a force to be reckoned with in the gaming world. It provide... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Legend of Zelda (1987)

    8.6. People still play this template-setting adventure because it holds up to this day. Few '80s and possibly '90s games stand a chance against its dated but enduring charm. In fact, it even holds its own quite capably a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    The Legend of Zelda hasn't held up as well as you'd hope, but it's still a legendary game.

    This review is for the Wii U Virtual Console release. The Legend of Zelda is a well known icon in the video game industry, a legend if you will. It's no surprise when the newest announcment of a Zelda game causes a riot ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Classic

    As weird as it sounds, I feel like this game is under-appreciated. Holds up well and is still extremely fun. Gameplay is addictive and fun, with an enjoyable open-world style. The enemies are diverse and fun to kill. Lot... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    More or less the definition of timelessness in gaming.

    The Legend of Zelda stands out as a game that is completely playable and fun by any standards despite showing the limitations of its original hardware all too well. The plot is as simple as the gameplay: two buttons and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    This game revolutionized gaming

    This game is very first Zelda game. Game starts with you getting sword. You have to collect all pieces of the triforce and beat Ganon. You get one piece of triforce everytime you beat a dungeon. There are 8 dungeons. Fir... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    The original Zelda is indeed a classic, but after 27 years, it's really starting to show it's age.

    Highs: Good gameplay, finding secrets are rewarding, good story, classic dungeon design, a classic. Lows: Controls are a little slow and sluggish, very confusing, age hasn't been very nice to the original LoZ. Verd... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful