Ocarina of Time Dethroned as Highest Rated Game Ever

TimothyNovember 5th, 2012 by Timothy

For 13 years, Ocarina of Time had always been labelled as the greatest video game ever among the gaming community as highly positive and near perfect scores were cast from multiple game sites around the world. Its 3D environment (a first for the Zelda series) took hold of you and allowed you to experience the land of Hyrule as never before by making you feel as if you were actually Link himself experiencing the thrill of adventure. We became familiar with a full-scale look at Princess Zelda and the way Hyrule Castle should look while the story was a ride of emotion as Hyrule looked to you more than ever to save it from the enveloping darkness created by the evil lord, Ganondorf.

These reasons and a lot more are what named Ocarina of Time as the number one rated game of all time yet another popular title has just had its rating increased which happens to place it above our beloved Zelda title. If you would like to know which game reviewers are raving about more than Ocarina of Time then click on that jump below!

Ocarina of Time, with an amazing rating of 97.63%  has been bested by Nintendo’s popular Wii title, Super Mario Galaxy which has taken top spot by the slightest of margins, .01%. Yes, that’s right. Super Mario Galaxy has achieved the highest rating of 97.64% as one review five years after the title’s release was added to its overall score.

It’s disappointing to see after all these years of Ocarina of Time being at the top spot that Super Mario Galaxy just races to the top. In my heart, though, Ocarina of Time will always be the greatest game ever developed no matter what the ratings say.  Just remembering playing the inspiring N64 title as an 8 year old leaves me with so many treasuring memories. Walking Link around Kokiri Forest was such a journey in itself and carried me away to virtual reality at its best. I cannot downgrade that experience no matter how revolutionary Super Mario Galaxy may seem.

What are your thoughts about Super Mario Galaxy taking the number one rated game award away from Ocarina of Time? Do you think Ocarina of Time still deserves the number one spot? Which game do you personally like better? Please be sure to write your comments for us below!

Source: Game Rankings (via MyNintendoNews)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001178580022 Silje Haugli

    Wind Waker will always be nr.1 no matter what

  • thetruebuttersword

    i say ocarina of time it is like the part of the HUGE giant pot of huge giant story plots in the world of awesomeness

  • Gauky85

    Definitely prefer Ocarina of Time of Super Mario Galaxy, I like you have the fondest memories of growing up playing this game, then every couple of years having another few moments just to re-live the adventure. Since then I have had my own children and even now I try to steal a few moments away (extremely rarely) from them to play Twilight Princess which my husband bought me on Wii as he knew how much I loved Ocarina of Time.

  • kjn798

    I personally didn’t even like super Mario Galaxy…

  • The Avatar

    Aren’t you guys taking this just a little over board? Yes OOT was a great game, but saying that SMG wouldn’t exist without it?! SMG is based off SM64, so technically it would have existed either way, since SM64 came out before OOT and infact OOT borrows some elements from it, like its camera system. Besides if we remove our rose-tinted glasses, it is kind of obvious that OOT has not aged well at all. There are many games afterwards like MM, WW, TP and SS that have done some stuff better than it. Yes I acknowledge that OOT is revolutionary for the Zelda franchise, but I do believe that we must acknowledge the fact is not the be-all-end-all game that everyone makes it out to be.

  • Hylia

    Are you kidding me?

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  • IceArrow1

    2nd place is good enough.

  • The Avatar

    Kind of funny how everyone hails OOT for its story. Really? Yes it is good compared to any other run of the mill fantasy, but compared to something like Mother 3 or Silent Hill 2, OOT falls very flat. Why? Because nothing was ever black and white in either Silent Hill 2 or Mother 3.

    Mother 3 has some amazing social commentary on urbanization, portraying it as both a good thing and a bad thing at the same time, making you draw your own conclusions and its opening act is one of the strongest, most heart-wrenching things I have ever seen in a video game.

    Silent Hill 2 is just…wow….There are some moments in that game that made me want to curl up in a corner and cry for being such a terrible person. It is the only game to date, to make you feel terrible for killing a boss, IN SELF-DEFENCE none the less. And to that the fact that the monsters are based off the main character’s psychology and that the game teases you as to whether or not you are actually killing “monster” and the fact that even the flippin save points symbolise a subconscious desire, and you have one of the deepest games ever, that can even been analysed in university psychology classes.

    • Linkfan99

      Never heard of either of those games.

      • The Avatar

        …..case in point. Most Zelda fanboys (not fans, but fanboys) know not of the world beyond Zelda and don’t realise that there are games out there that can give OOT a stiff run for its money like Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Metal Gear Solid or Final Fantasy VII.

        • Linkfan99

          First of all, I am not a fanboy. I was introduced to the series less than 6 months ago. Second, I probably have more non-zelda related games than you or anyone else on this site. I also have 6 Metal Gear games, 5 final fantasy games, and plenty of others. I just have never heard of “mother” (wtf name is that…?) and “quiet hill” or whatever.

  • wafflegoat

    I don’t get what the big deal is. Sure, OoT was an amazing game, but so was Mario Galaxy (much better than the 2nd). It’s been topped quite a few times now, and anyway, it was released in 1998!!! You can’t expect it to just sit there at the top forever. More brilliant games are bound to come round to top this again, and you never know, they might be from the Zelda series.

  • The Wanderer

    I’ll definitely agree that Ocarina of Time is probably the more worthy candidate for the top spot – I loved Super Mario Galaxy, but it had a few more glaring flaws and oversights than the pretty well-rounded Ocarina of Time. That being said, I won’t argue with a game as phenomenal and impacting as Super Mario Galaxy itself, especially when it wins by something like .01%. I wouldn’t consider that new score “invalid” just because it happened to be reached five years later than the game. If a Super Mario Galaxy review is considered invalid, what else can be?

  • shadowlink13

    WEN IREAD this i was thinking not call of duty wen i saw it was mario i was still disappointed if any game could possibly beat OoT its a zelda game

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  • Linkanon

    Super Mario Galaxy? Overtaking OCARINA OF FREAKING TIME?!?! Please, at least pick a worthy game for a title higher than Ocarina of Time. 0.1%? This is crazy. Super Mario Galaxy wasn’t even that great. I could pick 10 games better than it. I admit, it WAS a good game, but not good enough to be better than Ocarina of Time, not even by 0.1%.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000505665571 Jaret Crimson Sanchez

    Super Mario Galaxy is a great title but in my opinion, nowhere near to the superior charm that Ocarina of Time has.

  • Tommyjoe Pete

    No way…if you’re going to top OoT, do it with something good like Skyrim or Assassin’s Creed. Pathetic.

  • jake

    Come on, somebody, please rate it. I just might make a magazine or something myself and rate it higher. This is Bullshit.

  • Zeldarules

    I hate Mario’s guts
    Iink rules
    enough said

  • I am Error

    The Zelda franchise will always be better than the Mario franchise, period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.donan.73 David Link Donan

    mario galaxy kind of sucked why did it take OoT spot?

  • linkdreams

    Says who? What reviewers? Metacritic?

  • linkdreams

    I’ve been partial to gamespot ever since it led me to metroid prime.

  • Triforce of Awesome

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Super Mario Galaxy in every respect, the music, level design, controls, gameplay, etc. But like most of us, (Atleast I think) I got into the Zelda series because of Ocarina of Time. It was also one of the First games I ever played, so I have a special place for it in my heart.

  • Ghiradorf

    Hmm.. Yeah, I still agree on Zelda being the best series, but I have something else to say.
    Actually, I liked SMG 2 more than 1. I still think a Zelda title should be #1, but SMG2 is better in my eyes.

  • Now that’s a laugh!

    Super Mario Galaxy…best game ever??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…give me a min… BWAHAHAHA. Heh heh. Seriously? Don’t get me wrong! Super Mario Galaxy is a good game, but I can think of about 50 games that beat it, with ocarina definitely being at the top. Man, whoever made that decision should get fired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/calebofroy Caleb Mark Roy

    I love Super Mario Galaxy, but ti’s not better than OoT. The only game I would think could beat it would be TMNT: Turtles in Time for SNES.

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  • Irishdragon5

    Whew. I though it was going to be GTA, CoD or some other shooter game. I can rest easily on this matter now…

  • zeldafreak

    I havnt really gotton a chance to play Oot so im not sure if its the best video game “of al time.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/nolon Nolon Lawrence

    Leynard couldn’t of said it better.

  • Majoramaster

    Guys i can’t dicide wich is better ocarina of time or majora’s mask

  • TheHeroOfKokiri

    I meant the other site

  • Medley13

    I have never liked Mario games growing up and still to this day. Super Mario Galaxy just pissed me off when I played it…

  • Shadow Princess

    I know I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this, but quite frankly, OoT is kind of… outdated at this point. I understand that a lot of people have a very emotional attachment to the game, but without what it was, without being the game almost everyone grew up with, the revolution in gaming as a whole, it’s a very good game. A great game. But not necessarily the absolute greatest game ever, and certainly not hands down. While Super Mario Galaxy may not be the greatest game ever, it at least somewhat deserves the title. Personally, I don’t think that either of them is the best game there ever was, but after all, this entire statement was about my opinion, now wasn’t it? Over and out.