Again and again over 12 years this game has been voted number 1 game ever.
Since Next Generation Magazine issued a poll of the top 10 best video games, there have been 43 simular polls in 34 different magazines from 1999 to 2010. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has been ranked in the top 3 spots for best video game going against 16 other gaming systems, and has held its rank 53% of the time for 12 years. Ocarina of Time's placing averages it as number 1 overall, far outdoing Super Mario 64 which ranked 2nd place. The total repeats throughout the top 10 video games of all time polls show as following Mario in 2nd place having showed up in 26/43 top 10 polls while Ocarina holds a staggering 1st in 32/43 top ten polls. The fact that this game is in that many top 10 and is in the top 3 in 53% of all the polls is all you need to know about this game, obviously according to 43 polls for over 12 years gamers again and again pick this as the best, having showed up in 74% of the total polls. Nintendo also has made remakes of Ocarina of Time, they formatted the original Nintendo 64 game to other systems such as the Game Cube, Wii, Nintendo DS, and more recently there is talk about remaking the game and doing an overhaul on the graphics, not the storyline nor the interface. Why? Because Game sells as of 2011 are the lowest in history and Nintendo as a company who is professional at selling games, having done so for over 20 years, knows that this game they have made gave them the most sells for the Nintendo 64, and boosted sells when they brought it back on other systems. The guys at Nintendo are definately not dumb and know that if they supply the gamers with this again, the demand will go up again. I personally rate this as well as many others who voiced their opinions in the polls as number 1. And after reading the information alone there is no need to read another review, the polls and nintendo's desicions as a company allready show the worth of this single game. Buy it, play it, and never sell it, the value will only go up and this game is allready a classic. I have never met a person who hasn't had this in their top 10, once you play it, you will agree as well, they just don't make games like this anymore...untill Nintendo remakes it. It may have old graphics that newew generations would dub "lame", however, the gameplay and storyline make up for the graphics which aren't that bad anyways. This game with it's puzzles will keep you on your feet, if not on the computer searching for a walkthrough, nothing comes close and never will the music is absolutely amazing as well, the only con I can ever think of with this game is Navi, and if you have played or will play this game, you will want to kill her after the first 30 seconds. Besides that, you will never be disapointed by this game, I've beaten it 3 times and still play it every once and a while, but don't take my word for it, see for yourself.Read full review