The Best Zelda Games

Update, : Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince added at rank #4.
1

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (2021)

View Similar Games
85
Review score
Logo of Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Screenshot of Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Screenshot of Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Screenshot of Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Nintendo Switch Android Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Play as an adorable yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, harvest crops and battle massive beasts all in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government!


  • zelda
  • dungeon
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • cute
  • puzzle
  • funny
  • adventure
  • comedy
  • food
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • action
  • pixel
  • top-down

2

Chicory: A Colorful Tale (2021)

View Similar Games
92
Review score
Logo of Chicory: A Colorful Tale Screenshot of Chicory: A Colorful Tale Screenshot of Chicory: A Colorful Tale Screenshot of Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a whimsical adventure game that lets you color your way through a black-and-white world as a plucky dog-character. With simple controls, fun puzzles, and no enemies in the main game, Chicory encourages exploration and creativity. Its beautiful art style and emotionally resonant story about self-discovery and overcoming self-doubt make it a work of art that everyone should experience.


Pros:
  • Fun puzzles
  • Simple controls
  • Beautiful art style
  • Emotionally resonant story
  • Encourages creative exploration
Cons:
  • Boss battles can be challenging

  • boss-fight
  • zelda
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • top-down
  • platform
  • boss
  • cooperative
  • cute
  • exploration
  • combat
  • controller-support
  • rpg
  • narrative

3

Death's Door (2021)

View Similar Games
90
Review score
Logo of Death's Door Screenshot of Death's Door Screenshot of Death's Door Screenshot of Death's Door

PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Death's Door is an action-adventure game that follows a crow reaping souls. You must explore the world of doors, find each one and battle enemies while unlocking new skills and magic powers. The game features smooth controls, great aesthetics and an in-depth story that will keep you engaged for hours.


Pros:
  • Challenging boss battles
  • Meaningful dialogue about life and death
  • Excellent exploration and hidden areas
  • Fluid and accessible combat
  • Beautiful art style and graphics
Cons:
  • Lack of a map can be frustrating
  • Can rely too much on obnoxious enemy waves
  • Linear

  • boss
  • isometric
  • action-adventure
  • dungeon
  • zelda
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • combat
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • challenging
  • platform
  • top-down
  • rpg

4

Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince (2022)

View Similar Games
77
Review score
Logo of Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince Screenshot of Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince Screenshot of Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince Screenshot of Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince

PC Windows Nintendo Switch Linux

Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince is an action-adventure game inspired by A Link to the Past, where you play as Lily, fighting your way through carnival games and battles to save your brother Chrys from the evil Minotaur King. Full of charming visuals, a captivating story and puzzles to solve, this game is a must-play for fans of adventure titles!

Buy

Pros:
  • Unique story featuring a sibling relationship
  • Charming visuals reminiscent of SNES era
  • Enjoyable soundtrack
  • Helpful campfire recaps
  • Girl protagonist
Cons:
  • Not as innovative as first game in series
  • Mini-games can be repetitive

  • top-down
  • dungeon
  • zelda
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • cute
  • hack-and-slash
  • exploration
  • pixel
  • retro
  • instrument
  • puzzle
  • remake
  • colourful
  • narration

5

Knightin' (2019)

View Similar Games
86
Review score
Logo of Knightin' Screenshot of Knightin' Screenshot of Knightin' Screenshot of Knightin'

IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS Nintendo Switch vita Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Join brave Sir Lootalot on his epic quest in this little adventure. Explore and fight your way through the four dangerous dungeons filled with dangerous traps, devious puzzles and magical artifacts. Survive all four dungeons by unlocking new abilities and items that can help Sir Lootalot conquer his enemies. Knightin'+ is a classic adventure game inspired by many of the amazing masterpieces from 90s. Features: * Classic adventure gameplay * Tongue-in-cheek story (that shouldn't be taken seriously by any means) * Stylish pixel art graphics * Groove to a catchy original soundtrack while exploring!


  • zelda
  • dungeon-crawler
  • pixel
  • parody
  • dungeon
  • cute
  • retro
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • adventure
  • action-adventure
  • exploration

6

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (2019)

View Similar Games
73
Review score
Logo of Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Screenshot of Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Screenshot of Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Screenshot of Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

apple arcade Mac OS Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Sequel to the action-adventure game that features exploration in a colorful world with items, puzzles and battles.

Buy

  • dungeon
  • zelda
  • puzzle
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • adventure
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • sailing
  • jrpg
  • exploration
  • controller-support
  • isometric

7

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (2017)

View Similar Games
89
Review score
Logo of Yono and the Celestial Elephants Screenshot of Yono and the Celestial Elephants Screenshot of Yono and the Celestial Elephants Screenshot of Yono and the Celestial Elephants

PC Windows Nintendo Switch

"Elephants are a mighty protectors of the world, born from the stars once per millennium. This is the age of Elephant Yono. But Yono is still so very young and in a kingdom inhabited by feudal Humans, undead Bonewights and robotic Mekani, it's not easy to keep one's trunk out of trouble. Yono and the Celestial Elephant is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he’s never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side."


  • zelda
  • robots
  • adventure
  • grand
  • rich
  • zombies
  • puzzle
  • family-friendly
  • cute
  • combat

8

Dotori (2021)

View Similar Games
ND
Review score
Logo of Dotori Screenshot of Dotori Screenshot of Dotori Screenshot of Dotori

Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The tale of Rico the Squirrel to save his sister


  • zelda
  • precision
  • fun
  • platform
  • boss
  • retro
  • dungeon
  • old-school
  • collectible
  • vertical
  • rogue-like
  • colourful
  • fight
  • action
  • puzzle

9

XEL (2022)

View Similar Games
44
Review score
Logo of XEL Screenshot of XEL Screenshot of XEL Screenshot of XEL

Nintendo Switch PC Windows

XEL is an epic 3D sci-fi fantasy action-adventure. Explore the mysterious world of XEL and help protagonist Reid to uncover her enigmatic past. Make new friends and foes along the way and collect exciting gadgets to master challenging dungeons and solve time bending puzzles.


  • action-adventure
  • manipulation
  • time
  • sci-fi
  • isometric
  • rpg
  • zelda
  • exploration
  • colourful
  • puzzle
  • action
  • third-person
  • 3d
  • controller-support
  • dungeon

10

Fairune 2 (2016)

View Similar Games
74
Review score
Logo of Fairune 2 Screenshot of Fairune 2 Screenshot of Fairune 2 Screenshot of Fairune 2

Nintendo 3DS

Fairune2 is a fantasy puzzle-solving adventure RPG. Which has you explore the map by solving puzzles, tricks and beating monsters. You are requested by the mysterious book that can say where to find the lost fairy. In this adventure, you encounter the wonderful girl that may lead you to the truth of the world. With much greater content than the prequel game, the power-up 8-bit taste graphics and sounds will bring forth the new reminiscent game-play.

Buy

  • zelda
  • ys
  • pause
  • inventory
  • retro
  • rpg
  • puzzle

Not seeing your game?