Eiji Aonuma is a developer who has been overseen production of several games in the Zelda series for many years, and has obviously built up quite a resume in the process. Still, at the end of the day, he has personal tastes in games, too, so it stands to reason that certain games within the series might be more appealing to him than others. Game Informer recently asked the producer what his top three games in the series were, and his list was a bit of a surprise.

At number three, Aonuma named The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which he said made the list because he "wanted to make something better than Ocarina." Coming in at number two, then, was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time because it gave him an "opportunity to create a 3D world." Finally, the number one on his list was, strangely enough, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Here's his reasoning:

This is something my wife also likes, Phantom Hourglass. That's number one. I was developing Twilight Princess, and the goal for that was to make something better than Ocarina. But then that game was something I proposed as a new style of gameplay, and I was a producer on that game for the first time, so I have a lot of sentiment for it.

Also, Aonuma listed the game he believes to be most underrated in the series, which is The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes. Here's what he had to say:

I wanted the users to play a little bit more of that game and have that experience. I love that game.

What do you think? What are your top three Zelda games? Do you think Phantom Hourglass is that good? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[source gameinformer.com]