And the winner is...

You may remember a few earlier posts where we reported on IGN’s Greatest Zelda Game tournament, a tournament run by IGN to have users vote on which Zelda game deserves to be titled the best of all time.

The tournament has finally finished, but are the results as expected? I’m sure since the title of the tournament was ‘Greatest Zelda Tournament’ everyone thinks they know which game has come out on top. The tournament was split into four rounds, with two Zelda games pitted against each other and the winners proceeding to the next round, as voted for by IGN users.

If you’re interested in how each of the four rounds panned out, then hit the jump!

The first round went as follows:

  • Ocarina of Time vs. Zelda’s Adventure
  • Phantom Hourglass vs. Spirit Tracks
  • Oracle of Seasons vs. Oracle of Ages
  • The Legend of Zelda vs. The Wind Waker
  • A Link to the Past vs. Wand of Gamelon
  • Majora’s Mask vs. Four Swords Adventures
  • Link’s Awakening vs. The Minish Cap
  • Twilight Princess vs. The Adventure of Link

Personally I’m shocked, The Minish Cap went out straight away! Will it never get the recognition it deserves? Also, Spirit Tracks lost to Phantom Hourglass? I honestly have no idea what voters were thinking with that one. Anyway, onto round 2!

  • Ocarina of Time vs. Phantom Hourglass
  • Oracle of Seasons vs. The Wind Waker
  • A Link to the Past vs. Majora’s Mask
  • Link’s Awakening vs. Twilight Princess


No big shockers there, as to which four are into the semi-finals! At this point, I’m rooting for The Wind Waker. Round 3!

  • Ocarina of Time vs. The Wind Waker
  • Majora’s Mask vs. Twilight Princess


Well, I’m disappointed. I’m sure now we all know who the winner is. So without further ado, the winner is decided in round 4:

  • Ocarina of Time vs. Majora’s Mask


We all knew from the beginning, that the crowning glory would go to Ocarina of Time. Although, I am shocked that Majora’s Mask made it the finals. Maybe its diversity in the Zelda series helped Majora’s Mask this time!

Forever king, it seems.

If it were up to you, who would have been put through to the semi-finals? List your four favourite Zelda games in the comments below!

Source: IGN