[Top 10] New Legend of Zelda Games To Play

[Top 10] New Legend of Zelda Games To Play
[Top 10] New Legend of Zelda Games To Play

1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo Switch) 

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - Link's New Arm!

You are on a journey through the vast open world of Hyrule. Exploring, collecting weapons and gear, and completing a wide range of tasks and quests you receive along the way. Watching out for the blood moon, as enemies will respawn and be primarily stronger when it is in the sky. 

You play as Link in a search for Princess Zelda. Hearing stories of her sightings as you journey from place to place. Trying to catch up to her. You cross both land and sky. Harnessing the power to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom. 

Fun fact: The reason that every Zelda is always named Zelda in the games can  be found in the instruction booklet for Zelda II. The Adventure of Link. It establishes that Zelda’s name reoccurs because the prince of the kingdom orders that every female child born into the royal household shall be given the name Zelda.

Link sits upon an island in the sky, overlooking the lands of Hyrule in search of Princess Zelda


2. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo Switch)

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - The Battle of Hyrule Field! 

You take on the roles of various characters from the Zelda series. These characters include Link, Zelda, and the Champions. You battle hordes of enemies in large-scale battles. Where you can switch between different characters to take advantage of their different fighting styles. 

Progress through the narrative. Experiencing the events that have led up to the Great Calamity. Shaping the outcome of the conflict between the forces of good and the encroaching evil. Taking place in the world of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ serving as a prequel.  

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity features a distinctive art style. Complimenting the visual aesthetics of “Breath of the Wild”. With the characters and environments maintaining the cel-shaded look of the source material.

Link takes on some of the hordes of beasts, using a bomb to explode the area 


3. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Gameplay Part 1 - Intro and Tail Cave! (Nintendo Switch)

You are shipwrecked on the mysterious Koholint island. The island is home to various dungeons, characters, and secrets. The only way to leave the island is to awaken the Wind Fish. Who is a deity sleeping inside an egg on top of the island’s tallest mountain. 

Solve puzzles, battle enemies, and acquire items that help you progress. Overcome the dungeons and collect the necessary instruments you will need. Uncovering the mysteries and working towards waking up the Wind Fish.  

It was influenced by the game “Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru,” known as “The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls.” In English. This is another Nintendo title that was released, however, it was only released in Japan.

With his weapon at the ready, Link prepares to take on the island’s dungeons 


4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch, Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Gameplay Part 1 - Link Awakens! (Nintendo Switch)

You awaken without any gear or memories after 100 years of slumber. Having forgotten who you are, you must journey through Hyrule in search of your memory fragments. Collecting what you can along the way for your journey ahead. 

Before Hyrule is lost to Calamity Ganon. You must take back the Divine Beasts from Ganon's allies, using them to weaken him as you use the Master Sword to defeat him. Putting rest to the beast and saving the land. 

It was the first game in the Legend of Zelda series to feature a fully open-world design. Allowing players to explore Hyrule with almost no restrictions. It also introduces dynamic weather and a day-night cycle that affects gameplay. 

Link climbs a cliff as he is on his way to take back the Divine Beasts and defeat Calamity Ganon


5. The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo 3DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Part 1 - Deku Forest

Set in the kingdom of Hytopia. The fashion-obsessed Princess Styla falls victim to a curse, turning her into an ugly monster. The kingdom seeks a hero who can break the curse, and three Links from different regions appear to answer their pleas for help. 

The three heroes embark on a journey to gather the materials they need to craft special outfits. Which grants them unique abilities, setting out to solve puzzles and enemies in the Drablands. With the shared goal to save Princess Styla. 

In the game, there is an outfit which is called the “Cheetah Costume”. It enhances the speed of the player’s character. When wearing the costume, Link is able to run faster than usual. When playing multiplayer if all three Links wear the costume and perform the totem stack. They can create a super speedy totem pole that zooms across the screen. 

The three Links team up together to face and defeat foes


6. Hyrule Warriors (Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch)

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - Link in Hyrule Field!

Players control various characters throughout the game called warriors. Beginning with Link before unlocking characters like Princess Zelda, Impa, Lana,  etc. They unlock these characters through story as well as Adventure Mode progression. 

The goal depends on the mode chosen. In Legend mode, the game’s main story mode, it is divided into eighteen chapters called “scenarios.” Adventure Mode is an alternative, taking the form of a grid in the shape of the overworld from the original Legend of Zelda. 

One of the aspects of the game is the collaboration of characters from various Legend of Zelda games. Bringing together heroes and villains alike from different ti melines. It allows players to control and experience the combat styles of different iconic characters all within a single game. 

The various characters from Hyrule Warriors team up behind Link ready to battle hordes of enemies.


7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS) 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - A New Hero (Nintendo 3DS)

Link sets out to restore peace in the kingdom of Hyrule. Tracking down the evil sorcerer Yuga who has captured Princess Zelda. Escaping through a rift into the parallel world of Lorule. Yuga desires to kidnap the Seven Sages and use their power to resurrect the demon king Ganon. 

Link must rescue Princess Zelda and stop Yuga’s ambitions. As his actions threaten the stability of both Hyrule and Lorule. Confronting Yuga who has the power to turn people into paintings. 

It is set in the same world as “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past”. Except this time players get to explore an updated version of the familiar Hyrule but with new additions and changes. It’s a nostalgia trip for fans of the earlier game. 

With the Master Sword in hand, Link readies himself to restore peace to Hyrule and Lorule


8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch)

Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch) - Full Game Walkthrough

Set on the floating island of Skyloft, which is a realm above the clouds, Link is on a quest to rescue Zelda. He has discovered that she has been taken to the surface by a strange tornado. 

Link must unravel the mysteries that surround the surface world. Discovering a land of dangerous creatures and ancient ruins. While also making a powerful enough weapon to defeat Demise. Collecting sacred flame to enhance the Goddess Sword which eventually becomes the Master Sword. 

The development team incorporated an Easter Egg into the game. Relating to a well-known Nintendo character, in Link’s hometown ‘Skyloft’ a character named Beedle runs an airshop. Beedle is a recurring character in the series known for his distinctive “Thaaaank you!” catchphrase. This is inspired by Tingle, another character from the series who is recognizable for his green outfit, red balloon, and unique mannerisms. 

Link cries out in determination to fulfill his quest and bring his childhood friend home


9. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS) 

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Trackers - Part 1 - Final Exam!

Link is a trainee engineer in the land of New Hyrule. Where Princess Zelda serves as a guide for Link possessing a Phantom. Which is a powerful guardian, to aid Link. Focusing on preventing the evil chancellor Cole from using an ancient demon king named Malladus to gain ultimate power. 

To thwart the plans of Cole, Link must restore the Spirit Tracks. Serving as a vital means to connect the different regions in the game world. They allow Link to travel freely between locations as he explores various dungeons along his way. 

In the game, players can use the Nintendo DS’s microphone to play the musical instrument known as the Spirit Flute by blowing into it. This interaction adds a unique element to the game. Allowing the player to physically engage in certain parts.

Link is with his friends ready to take on the next location


10. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo DS) 

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - Episode 1: The Second Voyage

Link and Tetra explore a series of islands in search of a new land. Beginning with the two discovering a ghost ship in the waters near their home on Tetra’s ship. Tetra ends up getting captured by this ship, with Link attempting to rescue her but ultimately getting drawn onto the ship as well. 

Finding himself in an uncharted world, he sets out on an investigation of the ship and its eerie halls. Collecting fragments of the Phantom Hourglass to extend their exploration time within it. Each island that he explores has its  unique challenges. Gathering items to progress in his quest.  

If the player draws a specific symbol or notes on the ship’s map with the stylus for the DS, they can trigger different responses from the character Linebeck. Drawing a rupee can make Linebeck exclaim about the potential for treasure, or drawing a heart can prompt him to speak about courage.

Link travels on a boat with Linebeck from island to island collecting items along his journey

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