According to a Guinness World Records readers vote in which over 13,000 votes were cast, Zelda finishes third in the category of “favorite videogame series.”
This list currently featured in the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer’s Edition and credits Zelda “for providing players of all skill levels addictive and immersive gameplay, while also featuring one of gaming’s most recognizable heroes–Link.”
First place went to Halo, the “Best-Selling First-Person Shooter (FPS) Ever” while second place was snagged by by Call of Duty, noted for being “the most successful entertainment launch of all-time – boasts beautifully balanced gameplay with jaw-dropping set pieces and extensive multiplayer options.”
Voting this time around was done differently than usual. In their previous edition, Guinness World Records polled developers and journalists. This time, however, they felt they would ask “a different kind of expert: the players themselves!” They say they feel that this list better accurately represents the tastes of the average gamer and not just the critics.
Link may rank first here at Zelda Universe, but it’s still nice to know he ranks so highly in the gaming world at large.
The full top 50 list can be read at the gaming section of the Guinness World Records site.