The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time. Ever since its debut on NES in 1986, Nintendo has consistently delivered awe-inspiring experiences that often define entire console generations. More than a handful of Link’s adventures are among the greatest games ever created.
That makes ranking The Legend of Zelda series a challenging endeavor. We did just that, though — from the 8-bit era all the way to the high-definition open-world game of Breath of the Wild (and its new sequel Tears of the Kingdom). Our journey through the history of The Legend of Zelda starts now.
With a catalog as extensive as The Legend of Zelda, any franchise would have a few misses. Since our list includes everything in the series, choose from the best and leave the others.
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