The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Game review by Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Retro graphics & some violence, but still a great adventure.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 49 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

I love this game, but it can be disturbing. The mask transformations are honestly creepy for younger kids, and there are sexual references and jokes. There also a few situations where kids are given alcohol. Also, the game just has a dark theme. Overall, it is my favorite Zelda game, but I do not recommend it for children.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

My favorite video game!

I still remember waking up Chirstmas morning when I was 7 and getting an N64 and this game. Ever since it has been my favorite game. Back then I didn't understand a lot of the themes or messages but as I got older I realized them more. I won't do into detail but it's actually a very deep game and there are tons of articles that talk about it. This game can be a bit scary for small children because of the monsters, and the face on the moon, even now there are some unsettling moments (the mask salesman for example). I would play with them if they're young. There is also some fantasy violence but no gore and they do make references to alcohol but never actual mention or show it. Overall it's worth picking up and I hope they remake it for the 3ds.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: May 18, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Animated Violence
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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