The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Global Total as of 11th Oct 2014 (units): 4.60m
Platform: GameCubeAlso on: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Action

Comments (85)


AshKetchum1992 (on 22 July 2014)
Good game, it looks pretty but the sailing was boring and the tri-force fetch quest was a mess
Fededx (on 07 July 2012)
My favorite Zelda game, I loved it, so expressing, so beautiful, so adventurous. The art style was fantastic, you have to play it to understand it!
Significant_leap (on 24 June 2012)
i cant believe people didnt like this game
11/10
i love the HUGE overworld and the wind effects
pastasauce (on 30 March 2012)
majoras mask
shadowii (on 05 January 2012)
majoras mask
JTurner82 (on 30 November 2011)
This ZELDA game is pretty good, but it's not my favorite; TP, OoT, and ALTTP all surpass this IMO.
masterno (on 27 August 2011)
@Crona you asshole! this is the best zelda game! if you dont like this then u dont like zelda.
Fab_GS (on 24 July 2011)
BEAUTIFUL game! One of the best Zelda games.
Crona (on 29 June 2011)
The one and only horrible Zelda game.
Thechalkblock (on 25 June 2011)
The atmosphere in this game is one that I don't think I'll find in any other game ever again; what a unique game.
Yeti (on 30 May 2011)
Best game I've ever player.
JazzB1987 (on 27 April 2011)
Way better the TP. This is memorable this has style and wont age. This has a warm flair and is epic. TP is boring empty soulless (bugs no holes useless musc/houling useless Epona translation errors etc and the so called epic superior old inhabitans of hyrule that now life in the sky etc are no angel like creatures they are ugly chickens with human heads LOL design fail)
1928 (on 03 January 2011)
My favorite Zelda game, and one of the best in the series. Such an epic and deep adventure... I will never forget this game.
Wickedshyn (on 03 May 2010)
I think this is my second favorite Zelda game after ALTTP.
tio_coyote (on 16 April 2010)
@killeryoshis I agree with u, ocarina is out of my top 5 zeldas
Tecnolyzed (on 03 March 2010)
It's not a game, it's art!!
The wind, the see and Zelda! Poetry!
Pavolink (on 24 January 2010)
Epic Ganondorf Fight. I love Zelda and Link expressions.
salaminizer (on 05 January 2010)
Link's expressions in this game won't be matched by any high resolution or number of polygons.
madmaniac (on 25 December 2009)
@killeryoshis you better run !!! :p Still very good game tough...
Cheebee (on 04 December 2009)
I don't get why everyone's always criticizing the sailing parts. I *loved* sailing in WW.
killeryoshis (on 24 May 2009)
wind waker>orcarina of time *runs*
Spedfrom (on 23 May 2009)
An interactive cartoon! I really liked playing. The last fight was epic, but everything else was awesome too. Except having to navigate the sea. I found that to be incredibly repetitive and annoying.
Araknie87 (on 13 May 2009)
Great game, the most long.
HanzoTheRazor (on 12 May 2009)
10/10 Masterpiece! My 2nd favorite Zelda after A Link To The Past.
Aidman (on 11 May 2009)
No matter what critics said this game is epic this game is a Zelda game and if you have a game cube or a wii and you've never played I advice you TWW you wont be disoppointed.
Slimebeast (on 07 April 2009)
This is the only cel shaded game I like. Cartoon Link he is very cute.
Goodfella (on 01 April 2009)
My girlfriend still plays this game.
TWRoO (on 19 March 2009)
IGN will only be quoting NPD sales.... so USA only.. the oher 380k comes from the rest of America.
ECC (on 31 December 2008)
best zelda ever
BroFe (on 29 December 2008)
My favourite Zelda, loved the graphic style.
kopstudent89 (on 23 December 2008)
I think IGN were wrong cuz they distinctly said in another article that it sold 4.8 million, which was more than TP did on the Wii... I just cant remember which article :S but i am positive
emilie autumn (on 19 December 2008)
as farm as im concerned ign has always just had american sale data(ign us) so who knows
Hunter-121 (on 18 December 2008)
I have the same question, I also read the IGN article. Think they“re wrong at IGN.
whacker41 (on 18 December 2008)
http://au.retro.ign.com/articles/939/939361p7.html

'the GameCube never managed to pick up the kind of market share previous generations of Nintendo hardware enjoyed, and Wind Waker sold only 2.2 million copies.'

Can anyone tell me if that's true or not? I'd be very disappointed to learn that it's overtracked by that much.
Arfen (on 08 December 2008)
One of my favourite games ever and one of my top 3 favourites Zelda games.

Brilliant!!
TopCat8 (on 07 December 2008)
This is the game that sets the Gamecube apart from the other 6th gen consoles in my mind. It's pure Nintendo brilliance.
Smeags (on 14 October 2008)
I love the Celtic influence in the music. Just an overall wonderful game. :-)
atma998 (on 26 September 2008)
YEAH I'm the 500th owner of this game on this site!! :P
RCTjunkie (on 06 September 2008)
Toon Link rules in Brawl, and he rules here, too!
HanzoTheRazor (on 25 August 2008)
10/10 Masterpiece! My number 1 Zelda game of all time.
dxc (on 01 August 2008)
This game has the best graphics of all time.
Slavedemonxi (on 27 July 2008)
I have to say this is one of the best zelda games i've played.
johnlucas (on 27 July 2008)
And to think...people once complained about the cel shading. Loved this game!!!
aiden.cronus (on 06 July 2008)
easily ranks up there with
TP and OoT
kopstudent89 (on 17 June 2008)
i'm playing this game again, and i must say the charm of it never changed. Its one of my all time favourite games, and still beautiful. Zelda rules!!!

@ madhatter
Well said
MadHatter (on 21 May 2008)
My all time favorite game!
Still it haunts me...
I can't understand why some people had issues with the cel shaded art-direction.
Never before I felt closer to Link, he seems so alive in Wind Waker, his facial expressions are unique. 10/10!!!
saveren (on 24 April 2008)
The best game ever greated. Rules us all. Owned the Twilight Princess.
Cyan_Up (on 07 April 2008)
Not the best Zelda imo. It had many design flaws but it remains one of the most charming games i've ever played.
11ht11 (on 07 April 2008)
soriku grow up, lol
Soriku (on 06 April 2008)
DIE DIE DIE!!! :P

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11ht11 (on 04 April 2008)
Soriku told me to die cause i didnt like the look of the game :(
HanzoTheRazor (on 31 March 2008)
10/10 My No: 1 Zelda game and one of the best games ever made. The sailing made it unique to the series keeping it fresh and so too it's lush visuals :p
kopstudent89 (on 14 March 2008)
^^^ yup some sections were just tiring. Other than that, is i enjoyed this game more than other zeldas
X-Man (on 02 March 2008)
I loved this game but I never bothered to finish it cos of the tedious boat sections
SSurTails (on 26 February 2008)
Best zelda game IMO
StarcraftManiac (on 24 February 2008)
Saweeeet game! Saweet Graphics!
TyePhoid_PAL (on 12 February 2008)
Zelda/ Perfection. I bought the silver Cube Pak with this when it launched. Never finished master quest though. Gona dig the cube out again next time I'm off work.
saveren (on 04 February 2008)
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NintendoTogepi (on 20 January 2008)
Hey uh, I don't want to be rude, but the title should be "The Wind Waker", not just Wind Waker.
Dablado (on 02 January 2008)
This game has the same sort of feeling that OoT had, but TW lacked.

One of the best games ever. 10/10
NintendoTogepi (on 22 December 2007)
I upgrade my score to 9.9 :) still tied with TP.
Soriku (on 15 December 2007)
Best Zelda game ever. 10/10
Neos (on 15 December 2007)
After OOT & LTTP the best zelda

kopstudent89 (on 12 December 2007)
I absolutely love this game1!!!
KohlyKohl (on 07 December 2007)
Best Zelda game in my opinion. The Sounds, graphics and atmosphere all make for a very enjoyable gaming experience.
saveren (on 30 November 2007)
I can't add screenshots for this game.*
saveren (on 30 November 2007)
Help: A can't add screenshots for this game.
ElRhodeo (on 20 November 2007)
The first Zelda where overworld and dungeons intertwine. Graphics, controls, dungeons, music, atmosphere and story are fantastic, but it has one major flaw: All things ocean related (sailing / wind direction / treasure maps) are tedious and feel forced.
Still a great game, just not my favourite Zelda.
Aeros (on 18 November 2007)
One of my favorite Zelda games!! I like the cartoon look its like a pumped up Link to the Past.
omgwtfbbq (on 17 November 2007)
Yeah I heard the same thing about them cutting out levels to get the game out on time. Such a shame because the only problem I have with this game was that it was so short. Apart from that, it's easily my favourite Zelda.

I suppose that's the best thing about having Nintendo on top again, they don't feel pressured to rush their games out any more, now they're taking their time on games again (like SSBB) and they should hopefully be all the better for it.
TWRoO (on 06 November 2007)
still my favourite game (yes it is better than both OoT and TP), and i got it for £30 with OoT and Master Quest too...best bargain ever.
fazz (on 06 November 2007)
Actually, I think that despite not having realistically styled graphics, the game feels more "alive" than Twilight Princess. That style fits it very good. You could make cry that girl on your hometown :P

But I think the game is kinda short, and it had a bit too much filler. But still a 9/10
AwareQP (on 27 October 2007)
Great game, you do forget about the cel shaded graphics rather quickly. Definitely not the best Zelda, but not the worst either. I guess I miss the land, it's all water. Seems like there's hardly any dungeons/levels in this game. I read somewhere I remember, a few years back or more, that the creators actually cut a few levels in this game to get the game out. What a shame. 8/10
NintendoTogepi (on 27 October 2007)
Mmm, tied with TP for favorite Zelda. Awesome game.

9.8/10
nathantay (on 19 September 2007)
Solid game.7/10
Senbei (on 17 September 2007)
Bon style graphique , mais les iles sont trop petites...
Arkk (on 09 August 2007)
^^^ Wow. Haterade gulpers.
Maverick Hunter Z (on 29 July 2007)
Game dissapointed me, but can't hate on Zelda. 6/10
deathbeast (on 08 July 2007)
8.09? Too high for a game that almost killed the zelda series. It introduced horrible fetch quests in a futile attempt to lengthen it's pathetic length.

Sure it's a great adventure game. Relative to most adventure games, it deserves an 8/10. Relative to masterpieces like Majora's mask, Ocarina, and Twilight, it hardly deserves a 5.
euclid (on 28 June 2007)
I am still playing through this... I haven't played Ocarina of time or Majoras mask yet, but I have played Twilight Princess. I think Twilight Princess is considerably better than this game, but I LOVE the graphics in wind waker. I also like how the game starts off, the pace is nice and quick. Then I start having to sail around for what feels like forever... and the pace is to slow. I do like to weapons in this game better than Twilight Princess...
reverie (on 07 June 2007)
My favourite GC game and Zelda game.
pequi (on 07 June 2007)
where are the sales for this game?
omgwtfbbq (on 06 June 2007)
damn that box art is so much nicer than the aussie 2 disc edition that I have =(
naznatips (on 05 June 2007)
Thanks :)
DonWii (on 05 June 2007)
Very Nice naznatips.

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AshKetchum1992 (on 22 July 2014)
Good game, it looks pretty but the
sailing was boring and the tri-force
fetch quest was a mess
Fededx (on 07 July 2012)
My favorite Zelda game, I loved it, so
expressing, so beautiful, so
adventurous. The art style was
fantastic, you have to play it to
understand it!
Significant_leap (on 24 June 2012)
i cant believe people didnt like this
game
11/10
i love the HUGE overworld
and the wind effects
pastasauce (on 30 March 2012)
majoras mask
shadowii (on 05 January 2012)
majoras mask
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