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 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 51 reviews

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age 10+

Polished gameplay, but the actions of the antagonists are just...

If the story of Majora's Mask happened in real life, Skull Kid would be arrested for his apocalyptic-sized tantrum. Let's measure his crime. He knocked out an old lady in the forest, poisoned the Deku Palace's supply of water, nearly killed an entire race under a blanket of snow, manipulated pirates to steal unborn babies! Despite all this, the game wants us to empathize with him! The takeaway here is don't. If we allow characters, fictional or others to walk away scott free without consequences, we become terrible sycophants to terrorists.

This title has:

Too much violence
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

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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