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Every Mainline Console Zelda Game Ranked

Every console Zelda game is a Legend, but which is the best of the bunch?

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Throughout its almost 35 year history, The Legend Of Zelda has consistently revolutionised gaming. From essentially inventing the adventure video game genre to pioneering 3D action titles and perfecting open world gaming, Nintendo's second most famous son (well, daughter, technically) has been at the forefront of numerous milestones in video game history.

Each and every Legend of Zelda game is a joy to play, offering countless hours of exploration and innovation. While Nintendo's flagship 2D Mario franchise has become somewhat stale over the years, even entries into Zelda franchise which follow a similar formula add something new to the mix, making each title a must-play for fans of the franchise. The series constantly reinvents itself, encouraging players to return and save Hyrule from Ganon once again.

However, some of the games on this list have aged better than others. Some titles in the Zelda franchise, despite the influence they've had on gaming, are not as enjoyable today, while others have stood the test of time and remain video game classics, decades down the line.

From the franchise's humble NES debut to 2017's megalithic masterpiece Breath of the Wild, how do the mainline console Zelda titles stack up today?

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