Posted on December 14 2013 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Whenever it comes to top 10 listings, it should always be noted that everything is subjective. Everyone likes things for different reasons and there is no such thing as a definitive list. That being said, GameTrailers attempts to do the impossible and not only crowd the top few games in the series in their opinion, but to fully list out a top 10. As it stands, there are 17 games in the main series, which means 7 didn’t make the cut, making a top 10 list all the more interesting. While I may feel strongly about A Link Between Worlds, GameTrailers does not include the game for consideration so time can pass and they can weigh their feelings over a longer period of time. Can’t fault them for wanting more time to mull their feelings on that game.
The list includes a few shockers, including having Zelda II ranked ahead of The Wind Waker. Here is their list on the whole:
- Ocarina of Time
- A Link to the Past
- Link’s Awakening
- The Legend of Zelda
- Majora’s Mask
- Twilight Princess
- Skyward Sword
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- The Wind Waker
- Oracle Series
I don’t know that many are surprised by the #1 pick, but you could argue their top 5 clearly favor classic Zelda games. Still, it is just an opinion. We are currently working on our own staff top 10, as we have many new faces and it will be interesting to see how our overall collective opinions have changed.