The Legend of Zelda reviews:

Nintendo’s amazing action adventure fantasy series. One of the best and most beloved gaming franchises of all time.
YearGameScore
1986The Legend of Zelda8.6/10
1987Zelda II: The Adventure of Link8.4/10
1991The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past9.2/10
1995Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest ¹10/10
1996Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars ²9.4/10
1996Donkey Kong Land 2 ³9.3/10
1998The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time9.5/10
1999Super Smash Bros.6/10
2000The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask9.5/10
2001The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons9.1/10
2001The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages7.9/10
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee9.5/10
2002Super Mario Sunshine9/10
2002The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker9.4/10
2003WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania8.9/10
2003Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga8.5/10
2004WarioWare: Twisted!9.3/10
2006Tetris DS ¹⁰9.4/10
2006The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess9.4/10
2007The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass8.9/10
2008Super Smash Bros. Brawl ¹¹9.5/10
2009PiCOPiCT ¹²N/A
2009The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks8.9/10
2011Puzzle Swap ¹³7/10
2011The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D9.6/10
2011The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword9.2/10
2012Nintendo Land ¹⁴8.7/10
2013The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD9.4/10
2013The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds9.4/10
2013NES Remix ¹⁵8.3/10
2014Hyrule Warriors9.4/10
2014Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS ¹⁶8.9/10
2014Mario Kart 8 ¹⁷9.6/10
2015Super Mario Maker ¹⁸9.4/10
2016Nintendo Badge Arcade ¹⁹9/10
2017The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild9.9/10

Spin-offs:

  • Tingle

Connected Series:

Footnotes:

  1. Link has a minor cameo.
  2. Link has a minor cameo.
  3. Link has a minor cameo.
  4. Link is a playable character and there is a stage based on the series.
  5. Link, Young Link, Zelda and Ganondorf are all playable characters and there are some stages based on the series.
  6. The Running Man appears (disguised) as a non-playable character.
  7. Link has a minor playable cameo in a microgame.
  8. A Stalfos has a very minor cameo in a mini game.
  9. Link has a minor playable cameo in a microgame.
  10. Link and other characters and elements from the series appear in various game modes.
  11. Link, Toon Link, Zeda and Ganondorf are all playable characters and there are multiple stages based on the series.
  12. The Legend of Zelda characters appear once certain levels are beaten.
  13. Zelda characters appear in several puzzles.
  14. A new game, The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, is included.
  15. Elements from the original Legend of Zelda are remixed into new scenarios.
  16. Link, Toon Link, Sheik, Zelda and Ganondorf are playable and there are two stages based on the series.
  17. Link is a playable character and there is a race track in Hyrule (via DLC.)
  18. Several characters from the series are playable via Mystery Mushroom.
  19. To celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, a set of badges depicting characters from The Legend of Zelda interacting with other Nintendo characters was released.
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