New Challenge: The Legend of Zelda Series

I love the Zelda series of games. I find them imaginative and interesting, the overarching story complex and the gameplay fun. The thing is, I only ever played a few of them, and finished an even smaller number.

This is why I decided to try and finish all the main games in the series, in order of release. I won’t be doing this as fast as possible, or anything of the sort, but I do intend to eventually go through all of them, other than Zelda 2, since I really can’t consider that a proper Zelda game. Don’t get me wrong, it looks decent enough, and it’s definitely considered part of the story, but the gameplay is just too different. Plus, from what I hear about the difficulty, I’ll probably rage hard if I try to complete that, so it isn’t worth it at this point. I might decide to do a tool assisted walkthrough at least once, though. Of course, the various spin-offs on other consoles won’t be included, since most of them are complete crap and have nothing to do with the series.

Legend of Zelda - Triforce Emblem

Time to start the challenge!

So, the first thing to do is to make a list of all the Legend of Zelda games in chronological order. I will turn each list item into a link eventually, no pun intended. If there’s a remake for any of the games, I’ll state that on the list, once I get through that game. For now, the games are listed in chronological order of first release.

The Legend of Zelda Series

  • The Legend of Zelda (1986)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

As you can see, there’s plenty for me to play. This will in no way be a quick challenge and I will probably go through it for years, but it will be on the challenge list from the start. Good luck to me!