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The Definitive Zelda Game

Aug 7, 2011
I'm going to be boring & predictable here and say Ocarina of Time. Love it or hate it, it set the groundwork for every 3D Zelda that followed it and the formula still hasn't changed all that much.


~ It's me, Dio!~
Jul 6, 2011
Absolute unit
Ocarina of Time is the game that all other Zelda games want to be. That is the game Miyamoto wishes to top.
OOT set the formula for all 3D zelda to come, there is no game which defines Zelda or Gaming more. It is the most critically acclaimed game of all time for a reason.


Nov 11, 2011
I always think that the game that is the best to start out with in the series is also the most definitive. ALttP and OoT are by far the two most symbolic games in the Zelda series and are great for newcomers and really gives you a picture of how the entire series is as a whole.


Hero of the Stars
Nov 10, 2011
Lost Woods
Gotta be the Oracle games without a doubt.


Ocarina of time, duh. While ALttP set up the current Zelda formula, OoT was the first ever 3D Zelda and set standards not only for every Zelda game to come, but gaming in general.
OoT basically spawned combat in a 3D game, and without OoT, gaming wouldn't be what it is today. Plus it created Z-targeting, it's the game that the timeline is based off of, it has that classic Zelda story, and has one of the best and DEFINITELY most memorable soundtracks of the franchise.

The fact that it's the highest rated videogame of all time speaks for itself.
Jan 20, 2012
Ocarina of Time is definitely the most definitive Zelda game. Skyward Sword & Wind Waker are my favorites, but I can say that OOT is certainly the most definitive.


Dawn of the Final Day
Sep 16, 2011
Gerudo Valley
Ocarina of Time. Definitely. It is by far the most regarded, and praised Zelda to date, and it feels like Nintendo is always striving to make a better game than it.


I am a Person of Interest
Jul 12, 2010
Ganon's Tower
I say A Link to the Past. In my mind, A Link to the Past is the best (not my favorite) Zelda game, and no Zelda game can get more definitive than A Link to the Past. It does the best job as serving as a template, as it introduced so many new ideas and concepts that future Zelda games use. Thus, it also represents the Zelda series the best.

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