The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)


Nintendo 64
Nintendo EAD


Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,316

Our Review: 10/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Nintendo 64

  • EU 11th Dec 1998
  • JP 21st Nov 1998
  • US 23rd Nov 1998

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 26th Feb 2007, 1,000 points
  • EU 23rd Feb 2007, 1,000 points
  • JP 27th Feb 2007, 1,200 points

Wii U eShop

  • EU 2nd Jul 2015, £8.99
  • US 2nd Jul 2015, $9.99

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)

  • Available Now
Legend of Zelda
Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (5)

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About The Game

Released to an eager audience in 1998, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time became an instant smash and quickly established itself as one of the greatest games ever made.

As legendary hero Link, you must journey across Hyrule, and even through time itself, to thwart the plans of Ganondorf. You'll wield weapons and gadgets, battle enormous bosses and solve brain-busting puzzles, which are among the best ever seen in the Zelda series.

Ocarina of Time brilliantly adapted the 2D, top-down style of classic Zelda adventures into 3D, becoming a textbook example of game design that is still followed today.

But the appeal of 'Ocarina' lies not only in its cinematic visuals or groundbreaking combat system; it also impresses with its epic storyline, memorable characters, superbly designed dungeons and rich variety of gameplay. Quite simply, it's a masterpiece!