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(NEW) Favorite/Least Favorite Dungeons

Dec 28, 2016
favorites: ancient cistern, arbiter's ground, city of the skies, dragon roost cavern, spirit temple

least favorites: a very clear number one: all the devine beasts, none of them or even worth being called dungeons but they should be that for BotW
great bay temple, woodfall temple, inside jabu jabu's belly, lanayru mining facility, level 6 of the original LoZ
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Mar 8, 2017
mY TOP 5 Worst Dungeons:
Number 1. The Temple of the Ocean King(Having to revisit it SEVERAL Times; and having to redo every single puzzle; wasting time redoing things you've already done on previous visits because it resets EVERY SINGLE ****ING TIME)
2. Water Temple(OOT): Do I Really need to say more about this
3. Yiga Clan's Hideout(BOTW)
4. The Bland Uninteresting Divine Beasts(they all have the same aesthetic design; same wall textures, same colors inside, etc)
5. Bottom of the Well(OOT) [Due to the blood and torture chamber. . .]

So What do you guys think is the Worst Zelda Dungeon ever; The Temple of the Ocean king from Phantom Hourglass; or The Water Temple from Ocarina of Time?


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Feb 18, 2010
Soul Sanctum
So What do you guys think is the Worst Zelda Dungeon ever; The Temple of the Ocean king from Phantom Hourglass; or The Water Temple from Ocarina of Time?
Double posts earn bans so might be wiser to edit the two posts into one and we all know Ocean king Temple is just hell. No one likes repeating dungeon therapy
Jul 7, 2014

- Ancient Cistern (SS)
- Arbiter's Grounds (TP)
- Forest Temple (OoT)
- Sandship (SS)
- Snowpeak Ruins (TP)

Least Favorite:

- Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly (OoT)
- Forbidden Fortress (WW)
- Palace of Twilight (TP)
- Ganon's Castle (OoT)
- Ganon's Tower (WW)
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Mar 18, 2019
My favorites are:
Every dungeon from MM, even great bay.
Spirit temple (Oot)
Dungeon 7 (LoZ)
arbiters grounds (TP)
Snowpeak ruins (TP)
Goron mines (TP)
Thieves Town (LttP)
Earth Temple (WW)
Most dungeons (SS)

As for my least favorites:
Jabu Jabus belly (OoT and OoA)
Water temple (OoT)
Lakebed temple (TP)
City in the sky(TP)
Wind Temple (WW)
Sky keep (SS)
Most 2D dungeons

Despite being my least favorite Zelda game overall, I will admit that twilight princess had some of the best dungeons in the series, second only to Majoras Mask. However it also has some of the worst dungeons in the series too. I still think I prefer it’s dungeons to windwakers though. That’s one of the only things that I think twilight princess did better than windwaker.


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ZD Champion
Apr 7, 2019
Stone Tower Temple. Flipping the thing upside-down frickin' blew my mind as a kid. It's such a cool idea!! Like you see all these upside down chests in the temple and is like why ?? And then you shoot the arrow and then .. BOOM. SO epic! And the Twinmold boss (Not in the 3DS remake, they ruined it there :( ) with the Giant's Mask ... It's the definition of mindblower that still wows me to this day!


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Jan 22, 2016
United States of America

-Shadow Temple (OoT)
-Ancient Cistern (SS)
-Stone Tower Temple (MM)
-Lanayru Sandship (SS)

And I'm going to be a contrarian to some people, I like the Divine Beasts from Breath of the Wild. Physically manipulating the dungeon itself to solve puzzles was awesome.

Least Favorite:

Only one, the Temple of the Ocean King. **** that temple.

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Oct 18, 2011
The astral plane
My favorite dungeon in the series is probably Stone Tower.

The tower predates the Ikana Kingdom and is a remainder of Termina's past -
what it tells us is the ancient people weren't very fond of their gods. The Tower is full of crude and blasphemous imagery. I very much enjoy the the theory that the temple is the Terminian equivalent to the Tower of Babel from Biblical legend.

The theme of this temple is twofold, light, and acension. Light plays an instrumental role throughout. Link must reflect the light using the mirror shield, and the light arrow. The tower is a large structure spanning high into the sky. But eventually Link must flip the entire dungeon so that he has literally ascended. The sky is below him, he is higher than the sky. This seems to have been the goal of this temple, to reach the heavens.

I thought the mechanic of flipping the tower was so cool.

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