11Link’s most unforgettable journeys: the best games in the Zelda series

Breath of the Wild

Lots of games are good. Some are even great. A few you may even be able to call classics. But to my mind, there’s only one series of games that goes down in legend: The Legend of Zelda franchise. 

Starting in 1986, Link, the little forest boy clad in green, led the way to the greatest adventure ever told in gaming. Over 25 years later we’re still experiencing epic journeys through Hyrule; ones that take us from homely villages to dark and mysterious dungeons. 

Whether fighting Ganon’s minions, or simply talking to the vast array of awesome characters, The Legend of Zelda’s world has become home for many fans. So much so, in fact, that hype around the Breath of The Wild sequel is already huge, with many theories already being released based on the short teaser video. 

Our expectations for the Breath of the Wild sequel may be higher than Skyloft, but at this time we’re taking a look back at the 10 best games in the whole Legend of Zelda series. It’s a celebration of what makes Zelda brilliant – the type of celebration that can only be matched in a Korok Ceremony. 

So play the Wind Waker to blow the winds North, play the ocarina to warp to The Temple of Time; the Dawn of the Final Day is now here, and these are the 10 greatest games in the Legend of Zelda series.