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Every now and then, there will be a thread on /v/ asking for games like Zelda, Zelda Clones and so on. Zelda Fans are giant faggots because Nintendo only releases a new Zelda game every few years.

Luckily, a lot of developers have taken inspiration in Zelda games. This is supposed to be a list helping Zelda fans find games while they're waiting for the next installment, so that they won't bitch about it on /v/.

The List Edit

Box Art Title Description Platform Year
Alundra (PAL)
Alundra A Zelda-like Action-RPG for the PlayStation. Beware that the Puzzles might be a lot harder than your average Zelda Puzzle. PlayStation 1998
Anodyne Great indie Zelda-Clone. Instead of a sword you have a broom. Play this until the end, it has suprising post-game content. Lots of exploration. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android 2013
For the Frog the Bell Tolls Sharing the same engine, this game is the technical predecessor to Link's Awakening. It was never released outside of Japan, but there's a complete translation available here: GameBoy 1992
Landstalker It's basically an isometric Zelda. The team later went on to make Alundra, check that out, too. Mega Drive 1993
Beyond Good & Evil GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 2003
Beyond Oasis Mega Drive 1995
Crusader of Centy
Crusader of Centy Also known as Soleil in PAL regions. This was Sega's answer to A Link to The Past. Instead of collecting items, you befriend animals that help you. Sega Genesis 1994
Gunman's Proof This game looks like a mix of A Link to the Past and Earthbound set in the Wild West. There's a focus on action, no puzzles. Super Nintendo 1997
Ittle Dew Fun Indie Zelda-Clone. There are only 3 items. You pick which one you currently want to hold and then fight your way through a puzzle filled dungeon. Wii U, Android, iOs, Windows, Linux, MAc OS X 2013
Lili: Child of Geos Originally an iOS game, Lili was completely revamped as a full release for PC. It's heavily inspired by Zelda, as can be seen by the Link costume, you can unlock for Lili. It feels a lot like a Zelda for children or Zelda sidequests: the game. The combat is very easy but there are a lot of funny characters and the exploration of the island is a lot of fun. PC 2014
Okami Okami is one of the best Zelda games there is. It came out around the same time as Twilight Princess, so fans of both games accused the other of stealing the wolf idea. Playstation 2, Wii, Playstation 3 2006
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Originally an iOS game, this Zelda-clone got a revamped port to PC that is definitely worth checking out. Windows 2014
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Psychonauts While this is more of a 3D Platformer, than purely an Action Adventure like Zelda, but it feels a lot like a Zelda game. There's lots of exploration and the quality in general feels almost like on a Nintendo level. Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC 2005
Spud's Quest Indie 2D sidescroller that very much feels like a Zelda game. You might say this is the A Link to the Past of Indie games Windows 2014
Shipwreck Indie 2D Zelda clone. Cheep and cheerful. Windows 2014
The Legend of Zelda: Parallel Wolrds A complete hack of A link to the Past, with a new overworld, new dungeons and other new features. Also, it's very hard. It is recommended to play Parallel Remodel, a hack that significantly lowers the difficulty. Super Nintendo Hack 2012

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