7 Reasons Why Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is One of the Best Games of All Time

Engaging Story

The storyline in “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” is unrivaled by other games of its era. The storyline includes interesting and original characters and detailed plots. The storyline itself is very detailed, as well as the plot. This detail creates originality, furthermore giving the game more character. 

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Cover Art ©Nintendo

Enjoyable Exploration 

The exploration options in “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” are very expansive, giving a great variety of choices. Due to this variety, the game is far more enjoyable. There are many different specific areas in the game, and all of them are original and correlate to the plot. Because of the high level of enjoyment in this game, the game’s popularity holds its own, decades after its release in 1998. 

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Cartridge ©Nintendo

Dungeon Exploration is Unrivaled

The Dungeon Exploration in “Legends of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” is unrivaled by all other games in its era. The game’s dungeon exploration gives a key part into its detailed plot, making the game and storyline ultimately more enjoyable. There are multiple different dungeons in the game, each dungeon providing its own sense of originality and adventure. 

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time story from the instruction manual ©Nintendo

It Took the Best of the 2D Games and Expanded On It 

The game took many characteristics of the best 2D games of the franchise and expanded on them. When expanding on these characteristics, the game had combined all of the best features of these 2D games. With these combinations, the game became immensely popular. Due to the combination of the best 2D games, the game provides a similar scenery with a sense of originality. Overall, by taking the best 2D games and expanding on them, the game was overall improved. 

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past Box Art ©Nintendo

It Was Groundbreaking 

The game, “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” was very groundbreaking and significant in the video game industry. It was groundbreaking because of its combination and inclusion of the best features from other 2D games. The expansion of these features adds detail, and it was a very significant turning point in the video game industry. 

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Start Screen ©Nintendo

It Paved the Way for All 3D Combat Games

The creation of “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” laid the platform for 3D combat games to be made. Due to the integration of features from other games, inspiration was left behind, and this hit game paved the way for many of today’s fan favorites to be made.       

Link Z-Targeting in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ©Nintendo


This game displays the ability of the game developers to create a fully developed world. The developers of this game displayed an enjoyable world that goes along with the story’s plot and mood. The full creation of the game’s world adds to its aesthetic and sets the proper mood for the game to be played. This overall led to the game’s high popularity rates, in sum making it successful. 

A map of Hyrule from the instruction manual of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ©Nintendo

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Written by Trinity Fulkroad