24 Games Like Zelda

Games Like Zelda
Our collection of games like Zelda brings you a wide collection of action adventure games that play similar to the popular Zelda franchise.

The games in the Zelda series mix a number of elements into a single adventure, including action adventure, puzzle solving and role playing although other genres occasionally make an appearance depending on the title. This mixture of genres and the game flow of Zelda (unlocking additional skills or items to access new areas) has since been replicated many times since the first game.

Gameplay in Zelda is often an action packed experience as Link attempts to rescue the Princess Zelda from a wide variety of villains throughout the series. This generally requires Link to seek out the power of the Triforce, a relic in the Zelda game world.

Exploration, questing and to an extent stealth also form a large portion of the gameplay in the various Legend of Zelda quests. While the games can be completed fairly quickly players are rewarded for exploring the vast game world that Zelda usually offers.

The games like Zelda available on this page provide a great mixture of platforms which opens up plenty of options for fans of the series beyond the Nintendo consoles. In these games you’ll find the action and exploration mix that the Zelda series made popular. This list includes games for all platforms from iOS (iPhone/iPad) to Android, consoles (Xbox/PS) and PC.

Games Like Zelda

hyper-light-drifter

Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a fast title available across popular platforms that will rekindle memories of the likes of the Zelda franchise although features combat more in tune with the difficult Dark Souls series. Presentation of story is minimal through words instead the game uses other methods t... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a beautifully designed Zelda like adventure for Windows and iOS devices. Featuring a large amount of exploration, various weapons, deep dungeons and plenty of secrets. Players play as a fairly young boy who is left to fend for himself after his father lea... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(37 votes)
trove

Trove

Trove brings the blocky sandbox genre into the MMO arena, selecting one of many classes you’ll adventure into a large game world while making friends, completing dungeons, collecting loot and building up your own corner in the universe. To start your Trove adventures players will choose f... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(62 votes)
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3D Dot Game Heroes

3D Dot Game Heroes offers Zelda style gameplay and mixes it with blocky pixelated graphics for your PlayStation 3. The game was released in 2009 by Silicon Studio and has become a very popular action adventure game for console platforms. 3D Dot Game Heroes follows the story of a hero in the Dot... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(13 votes)
okami

Okami

Okami is a critically acclaimed Zelda like experience where the player controls a wolf goddess. The game has a very beautiful presentation and feel to its game world that is definitely a unique offering. Okami was originally released on PlayStation 2 and eventually made its way to the Nintendo ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(26 votes)
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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac was designed by Edmund McMillen and offers a bizarre action adventure game that is incredibly fun and addicting while also hitting many other check boxes. The game is available through Steam and was released in 2011. In The Binding of Isaac you take on the role of Isaac wit... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
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Darksiders II

Darksiders II offers a high quality hack and slash style RPG that is available on all the major platforms. The game is often praised for its balanced difficulty, role playing features and well-polished gameplay. In this second instalment of Darksiders players once again play as one of the Four ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(23 votes)
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Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

If you like playing a farm simulation game but want to move away from farming Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale provides a good option. It takes the best parts of the game genre and incorporates it into management of an item shop. The game was developed by EasyGameStation and original released in ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(15 votes)
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Heroes of Loot

Heroes of Loot plays like a classic dungeon crawler but mixes in light RPG, roguelike, multiplayer and pixel graphics into the mix. With the large range of platforms available Heroes of Loot is as flexible as it is fun. In each dungeon crawling attempt players will start by selecting one of the... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(4 votes)
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Ys I & II

Ys I and II is a highly popular Japanese action role playing game that has similar gameplay elements to the Legend of Zelda series. The game first launched in 1989 and has since seen many re-releases and updates. The games in the Ys series follow Adol Christin who loves a good adventure and has... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
pyschonauts

Psychonauts

Psychonauts is a unique and beautifully presented game that follows the adventures of Raz, a boy who has powerful psychic abilities. The game has gained a cult like following and is available on numerous platforms. Pyschonauts takes place in a fictional summer camp that acts as a secret trainin... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
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Dust: An Elysian Tale

Think offline MapleStory, and you’ve got Dust: An Elysian Tale. A game that tells the story of Dust, a warrior who has awoken in a forest without any memory of who is he and how he got there. Joining you on the journey to discover your origin is the sentient mythical Blade of Ahrah and its guar... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(10 votes)
okamiden

Okamiden

Okamiden is based within the Okami game universe and plays out like a sequel to the popular game (although not a direct sequel). This time around players will get to experience similar gameplay on their Nintendo DS. The game follows the adventure of Chibiterasu who is a smaller wolf than Amater... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(11 votes)
spiral-knights

Spiral Knights

Spiral Knights is a co-operative game that draws a lot of inspiration from the Zelda series for its gameplay but brings the game into the MMO universe. The game is free to play with options to either play online in your browser or download the game client. In the game players control their own ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(26 votes)
bastion

Bastion

Bastion is a unique action RPG developed by the independent game company, Supergiant Games. The game is available on Xbox Live Arcade, Windows, Mac, iOS and is even available on Google Chrome. In Bastion players play a character known as ‘the Kid’ from an isometric angle in a colourful and impr... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(20 votes)
cube-world

Cube World

Cube World stands out in the saturated voxel based game market with its many RPG features and impressive mechanics. Cube World is still in an early public alpha phase but is very much playable and already offers many features. By purchasing the game in its alpha or beta stage you will get a nic... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(543 votes)
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Kameo: Elements of Power

Kameo: Elements of Power blends the power of the elements into an action adventure game. The game launched in 2005 for the Xbox 360 and is one of the more unique adventures on the platform. The game is set in a mythical world and has players assuming the role of Kameo, the daughter of the Elf Q... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(17 votes)
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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil is a popular action adventure game that was first released in 2003 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows. Its widespread popularity led to a HD remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 which is available on their respective online stores. The game is set in the f... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
evoland

Evoland

Have you ever stopped to think just how far the adventure video game genre has come? Now you don’t have to think about it because you can play through it in Evoland. In Evoland you’ll go on a journey through the history of video games (in particular action/adventure titles). The game almost fee... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(13 votes)
anodyne

Anodyne

Anodyne is a fun adventure that will send you on a nostalgic trip back to the days of your Game Boy Colour. The game is a very Zelda style experience and features a unique world for players to explore. Anodyne was originally released at the start of 2013 on Windows and Mac with Android and iOS ... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(11 votes)
darksiders

Darksiders

Darksiders is an action adventure game that follows the adventures of War (a horseman of the Apocalypse). The game launched in 2010 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation with a sequel two years later. The game draws inspiration from the apocalypse and centres on the war that rages between Hell ... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(14 votes)
epic-mickey

Epic Mickey

Epic Mickey is a platform adventure for the Nintendo Wii that centres on the popular Disney character of Mickey Mouse. In the game you take control of Mickey as he attempts to fix the damaged game world with his magical paintbrush. While the game features Micky Mouse as a main character the gam... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(8 votes)
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Secret of Mana

Secret of Mana was originally released in 1993 by Square (now Squire Enix) for the SNES. In 2010 the game was re-released on the iOS platform with very minor changes. The game mixes elements of Final Fantasy and the Legend of Zelda with other popular role playing features also in the mix. The g... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(12 votes)
across-age

Across Age

Zelda fans looking for a way to relive the classic games on their iOS and Android devices can now rejoice with Across Age which delivers an impressive classic Zelda like experience. The game also has an Across Age DX version available which bumps up the graphic quality significantly (designed f... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(11 votes)