Breath of the Wild Proves to be as Popular as Ever
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, an acclaimed masterpiece that has already accumulated a trove of awards and accolades, solidifying its status as one of the greatest games ever created, has achieved yet another remarkable milestone.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Edge Magazine conducted an extensive and unprecedented poll. This poll encompassed the collective input of readers, both past and present staff members, and notable figures from the video game industry. The objective was to discern the “100 greatest games” from the past three decades.
In this resounding verdict, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild emerged as the uncontested victor, occupying the prestigious first place. Edge Magazine aptly summarized the title’s triumph by hailing it as “the ultimate amalgamation of creativity and technology, a creation that borders on the realm of magic.”
The esteemed top ten list featured other illustrious titles, with Dark Souls securing the second position, followed by Super Mario 64 in third place. Ocarina of Time, which had a tendency of ranking first in “greatest games” lists such as this one, claimed a well-deserved fourth spot, while Resident Evil 4 seized fifth place. Halo: Combat Evolved commanded the sixth position, with Half-Life 2 trailing closely behind in seventh place. The innovative Portal game claimed the eighth spot, while Elden Ring and DOOM wrapped up the top ten in ninth and tenth positions, respectively.
For those curious about The Legend of Zelda’s latest installment, “Tears of the Kingdom,” it earned the respectable 20th rank on this comprehensive list. To delve further into the details and discover precisely who contributed to this esteemed ranking, one can peruse the comprehensive list of the top 100 games and the identities of the voters, which can be found on ResetEra.