Gaming website GamesRadar has given their top 25 all time favorite N64 games with quite a few very popular titles making the list. Yet, although facing off against such great games as Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros, Paper Mario, and Mario Kart 64, Ocarina of Time has once again topped the list for showing it is the number one game to have ever hit the Nintendo 64.

Hit the jump to read what they had to say about Zelda’s most memorable game.

Here’s GamesRadar’s statement on why Ocarina of Time deserves to be number one.

There’s little new to be said about Ocarina of Time, as it remains one of the most historically important games of all time as well one of the best. At a time when other company’s were struggling and failing to understand how to transfer 2D gaming concepts and ideas into a 3D world, Ocarina did it so effortlessly that it’s hard to believe it was ever a problem.

Set in a world bigger than anyone thought possible at the time, its mythic story spanned cities, dungeons, lakes, mountains, deserts, forest, and divergent timelines. The Z-targeting and combat set the standard for years, and the soundtrack still rings in our ears to this day. Later Zelda games further improved and refined Ocarina’s formula, but it was this title that proved such a game could not only exist, but be this extremely good.

For those who wonder where Majora’s Mask was placed on the list, I have to regrettably say it was nowhere to be found. You can see the full list by clicking here.

Do you think Ocarina of Time deserves to be on top of the list of all time best N64 games? Where would you put Majora’s Mask on the list if you thought it was good enough for a spot? Are you happy with the list as it is? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Source: Gamesradar (via GoNintendo)

  • heroofmasks

    hmm i say oot and mm are tied for best n64 game

  • Vladislak

    Geez, that's would be a hard decision to make. The N64 era had some real gems, obviously OoT and MM are up there with the best, but so are Mario Kart, Star Fox, Goldeneye (STILL better than most FPS imo), Smash Bros, and scores of other games.

    I really couldn't bring myself to choose a favorite N64 game any more than I could when asked what my favorite SNES game is.

  • Sanity's_Theif

    I would put Majora's Mask at #1, and OOT at #2, just because MM improved on a lot in a year's time, doing "things they didn't have time to do with OOT" I believe Miyamoto said in an interview

    other honorable mentions: SSB64, Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye, 1080 snowboarding, Super Mario 64

  • Guest

    Majora's Mask is also number 1 to me, I think it's tied with Ocarina. I heard they didn't have it on the list because they could only include one from each series, same reason why Banjo-Tooie isn on there.

  • Thomas G.

    "Ocarine of Time" is the best, I would also consider "Majora's Mask", "Goldeneye 007" and "Perfect Dark" close seconds.