As we mentioned earlier, a poll was going on deciding the best video game series, and Zelda was in the final match against the popular and widely known Starfcraft series!

“G4’s Videogame Deathmatch: Best Franchise edition” has come to an end, and one grand prize winner has been finally declared out of a field of 32 game franchises that were narrowed down to “The Legend of Zelda” and “Starcraft“.

Still wondering who won? If your heart is still beating and really want to find out who took the trophy, check out the video below!

Surprised? Probably not for most. Zelda has been and will always be one of the best series ever created, and it’s supportive and massive fanbase is just enough to prove it!

We thank everyone who participated in this poll, and also thank the Zelda fanbase overall. Tell us your thoughts and comments below, and mention what key elements you think differs a Zelda game from other popular video game titles.


Source: G4TV
  • lol


  • It's not "one of the best series," it IS the best series, according to this.

    Also this information is several days old.

    • EDracon

      Internet polls != a minority of all gamers.

      Every genre has it's best series.

    • EDracon

      Also, forgot to add, No one watches G4TV… Most gamers stay away from them, most people hate them.

  • Rohan

    Was it just me, or did it feel like those two have never played a Zelda game?

  • Pfft. It was never a competition to begin with. =P

  • LuX

    Green tights???…..When? I mean really when?

    • Ammy

      I know right? I'm pretty sure Link has only worn white and tan LEGGINGS O_o

  • Noj

    Seriously, it seems like the announcers weren't too happy with the result. Oh well too bad for them, Zelda is the greatest franchise of all time! I was kinda surprised that Starcraft was in the finals though. 2 games BARELY make a franchise

  • twistedindigo

    Well at least we won.

  • goronbot

    YAY we won

  • starwebs1

    Zelda OBVIOUSLY should win. I'm not going to tell my brother this because he'll disown me, but I like Zelda better than Mario. It took me a long time to decide, because both are AMAZING franchises, but Zelda games are just more… complete. They feel like they exist more, because they aren't level-based. It's hard to explain, but I'm sure you all get what I mean.

  • Darkdoom400

    Damn right Zelda won.

  • Yeah people seem to usually think Mario beats Zelda but I actually think Zelda is THE number 1 franchise in the world because it set gaming standards long before mario did, mario is more novelty fun and adventure.

    • QueenxLink

      THANK YOU.

  • matthewzfan

    GO ZELDA!!! Beat all the haters to the ground, you will always be the best video game series ever! Zelda rocks:)

  • Well of course, who could deny should a lovable series?

  • Dark valoo

    Is it really a shocker? Any other game does not hold a candle. Starcraft? Ha don’t make me laugh!

  • Lucas


  • Zelda is obviously better, but I'm honestly quite surprised that it won against Starcraft. You'd think that HuskyStarcraft would get together all his crazy followers and send them over. Maybe he still did. That just proves that Zelda is SO much better 😀 LONG FREAKING LIVE ZELDA!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sanity's_Theif

    Zelda is my favorite franchise for sure, followed by Metal Gear

  • btw I like both

    nobody deserved to win because you just can't compare the two to each other and they're both equally as good

    Adventure vs. RTS = ???

    but I'm sure some zelda fans are gonna rage at me for saying this, so if it happens, good job guys, never change your ways

    • btw I like both

      also I like how g4tv suddenly matters

  • Keith

    *Chugs Lon Lon milk in celebration* AHHHH!! Congratulations to Link and Zelda! And happy 25th anniversary to LoZ as well! 🙂 Here's to 25 (and longer) more years of epicness!

  • DoctorYou

    I feel like we should all hug each other…but in a Hylian hero kind of way.

  • tenacioustwitch

    I like how a bunch of people are saying WE won =] lol the zelda community is like a big hyrulian family 😀 three cheers for Zelda!

  • Was there any doubt? No I don't think so, Zelda had the whole thing won before voting even started in Round 1.

  • Keimori

    Yay Zelda! was there any doubt?

    that aside the male anouncer kinda reminds me of my uncle.

  • Harvey

    Zelda games are the best and always will be. Zelda will definetely win. I have played almost all the Zelda games and all of them are adventourous, exciting, fun,and the BEST!!! Zelda will definetely win!!!

  • Dakota

    ZELDA…[email protected]# YEAH!

  • Bonesy

    ummmmmmmm starcraft vs. Zelda…. OF COURSE ZELDA WOULD WIN! I mean come on, that's not even a challenge. Bring up an actual franchize that may stand a chance (and right now I can think of no series that can even own up to it)

    …… end of rant thing

    • starwebs1

      Lol at "end of rant thing." The one that I thought would be in the finals with Zelda would be Mario, but Zelda crushed Mario early on. Just goes to show.

  • LoZymugglegater

    Hah hah! So much for “Zelda players aren’t even gamers.” Zelda is the best, hands down. Starcraft never stood a chance.

  • adlez

    @ comment 26
    I believe that Link wears pants, but tucks them into his boots. I also believe that Toon Link wears tights and doesn’t have individual toes.

  • QueenxLink

    *Gets drunk with Link* YEAH! WOO WE WON! Woah, it beat Halo…? SWEET!