Parent reviews for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Common Sense says

An excellent game with a great story and quest.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 48 reviews
Adult Written byrianne.astle August 9, 2014

Brilliant game but disturbing ending

+ Cartoon violence is not particularly scary for *most* of the game.
- ***spoiler alert*** I was VERY shocked and disturbed by the violent end to the final battle, when Link jumps and stabs Ganon through the top of his head. If it were not for this one violent moment, I would have said this game is appropriate for ages 9+.

+ None.

- None.

+ Incredibly fun and beautiful game with a great soundtrack. A must-play for any fan of the Zelda franchise or other adventure games.

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Positive Messages
Ease of Play
Violence & scariness
Adult Written byAlphaZK93 December 22, 2010

Perfect for Zelda fans of all ages that can play and appreciate the games

This is one of Nintendo's best Zelda games (top 5). I got this game about a year after it came out, and I LOVED IT. It's pretty easy to play, but the only concern that i have at ALL is the final scene. Let's just say (to avoid spoilers) that you see Link bury the Master Sword into the top of a villain's head. It's totally bloodless and not gorey at all, but it would disturb some younger audiences, since the bad dude still talks after it, and then turns to stone (with the sword still there). That's my ONLY concern. Other than that, kids will find it fun because of it's cel-shaded graphics, ease of play, likeable characters, and the occasional humorous scene. Great game for kids!

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Positive Messages
Parent Written byPlague October 20, 2010

Teh Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Truely a great game. Very long, and could be hard to catch onto for younger players.
Parent of a 6-year-old Written bylsdbird September 3, 2010

great for 6+

A very good story gives me good fun and a hard challenge.
Adult Written bycrackerjack5 August 18, 2009

Zelda does it again!!

This Zelda is fun and bright. It's also probably one of the biggest Zelda's out there, because of the nearly endless ocean and multiple possibilities of exploration. Totally worth it.

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Positive role models
Parent of a 6 and 13-year-old Written bywavymouth June 26, 2009

get your kids into rpgs

I have this. kids can play this if they're patient sailing
from land to land. you may need to help them go to the right place, so it's better if the parents are into it like the kids.
Adult Written bylschnur April 9, 2008

fun for the kids

My daughter enjoys the fairy tale aspect of this game, as well as the challenges.
Adult Written byyorker76 April 9, 2008

A captivating adventure for the older crowd

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Adult Written bysponge_bob54301 April 9, 2008

smells like happy

Good game. There is some violence that is involved so I don't think it's good for those who would like to imitate a video game.

I played it and enjoyed it so very much.
though I don't know how I feel about link looking like a powerpuff girl...
Adult Written byMacintyre April 9, 2008


this is an incredible game. i can't emphasize amazing this is. almost as good as ocarina of time and resident evil 4. go out and buy it immiedietly.
Adult Written byzelda dude April 9, 2008


this game was the best game ever the first time i played this game i was hooked it has the perfect balance of interactive puzzles and action to keep kids and parents entertained! (i would have rated this game with 6 stars but...
Adult Written bytwilightkilla April 9, 2008

i was relieved! breath taking!

i was relived when i beat a dongeon. it was very fun to play. the story was fantastic. gorgeos cell-shaded grphics. you'll get stuck at some of the puzzles. it makes you think alot at parts of the game. one of the best zelda games yet.
Adult Written byheyitsmekim April 9, 2008

Great game

This is one of my favorite Zelda games. It's a lot of fun and even though some have complained about the cartoon-like graphics, I really enjoy playing this game. Be sure to play all of the sidequest games too, they're a lot of fun.
Adult Written bymrbob April 9, 2008

A fun game with a sense of individuality and complexity.

This game is okay for all ages, but it may be a bit hard for younger kids and the ending is a bit violent, but there is no gore. The theme is a bit sad/scary. The enemy slicing is not neccessary in the game, and nothing is graphical. It just may not be right that all the bosses except one act as if suffering when you win.
This is, in general, a good game that will be some fun for all ages.