Zelda named 'best game ever'

Edge magazine crowns The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time the world's ultimate video game...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has been named the world's best video game by influential multi-format video game magazine, Edge.

Compiled from thousands of votes from Edge readers, nominations were made for hundreds of games, spanning across the last three decades.

The voting process also involved creatives working in the videogame industry, and countless rounds of deliberation among the Edge editorial staff.

Tony Mott, Editor-in-Chief of Edge, said: "Ocarina of Time is nearly ten years old, but its position at the top slot in Edge's 100 Best Video Games shows that great game design does not age.

"In visual terms, it obviously cannot compete with today's Xbox 360 and PS3 productions, but, as with many classics, its appeal is about so much more than its appearance."

James Binns, Publishing Director of Edge, added: "The Edge team has created a gorgeous piece of work that is the definitive document of video game excellence - although I am gutted that classic shooter Tempest 2000 didn't make the top ten."

Nintendo's game beat Capcom's survival horror title Resident Evil 4 to the top spot, closely followed in third place by Super Mario 64.

Other games in the top 10 include Xbox shooter Halo: Combat Evolved, PC title Half-Life 2, and puzzle favourite Tetris.

The 10 Best Video games:

  • 1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
  • 2) Resident Evil 4 (GameCube, PlayStation 2)
  • 3) Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
  • 4) Half-Life 2 (PC)
  • 5) Super Mario World (Super Nintendo)
  • 6) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo)
  • 7) Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
  • 8) Final Fantasy XII (PlayStation 2)
  • 9) Tetris (Various)
  • 10) Super Metroid (Super Nintendo)