#1 Posted by GWDreah (12 posts) -

I wonder, there are any games similar to Zelda for the PC?

#2 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -
#3 Posted by august (3836 posts) -

Leagacy of Kain series.

#4 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@WilltheMagicAsian said:

Darksiders apparently.

Ugh, sadly.. this is the only thing that pops up in my head too. 
#5 Posted by Echofoxz (98 posts) -

If you're talking about the original Zelda, then maybe The Binding of Isaac, there are definitely influences and similarities.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (4677 posts) -

What does "similar to Zelda" mean?

#7 Posted by Phyrlord (171 posts) -

I enjoyed the gameplay from Darksiders (it was a random buy for me) but the story was delivered in a weird way. You would go hours with very little story content and then of all of a sudden be bombarded with a lot of story elements. Then you would go hours again with out anything, rinse and repeat. Ultimately It was easy to understand the over all premise but the politics of it all gets a little blurry through out the game for me and the whole reason you are playing the game is all the heaven/hell political underlining.

#8 Posted by BeachThunder (11832 posts) -
#9 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

There are so many different definitions of Zelda (mostly because the original, LttP, the portable games, and the Ocarina families are SO DIFFERENT IN DESIGN) that you're gonna have to give a lot more context than that.

#10 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Binding of issac

#11 Edited by GWDreah (12 posts) -

@EXTomar:The gameplay have to be similar to the "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time".

#12 Edited by spacetrogg (59 posts) -

You have Soul Reaver which is kinda similar to Zelda, I think it was added to gog a couple of weeks back so it might be worth checking out. Other than that and Darksiders there isn't really all that much out there for PC that scratches the Zelda itch.

#13 Posted by EXTomar (4677 posts) -

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar:The gameplay have to be similar to the "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time".

Which means what exactly? A game with a time traveling element, or a game with a sword and shield, or elves and a horse?

#14 Posted by GWDreah (12 posts) -

@EXTomar: A huge open world, with questing, puzzles, killing spiders (or anything else) platforming elements, and such things.

#15 Posted by JoeyRavn (4965 posts) -
#16 Posted by AlexW00d (6235 posts) -

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar: A huge open world, with questing, puzzles, killing spiders (or anything else) platforming elements, and such things.

Skyrim?

#17 Posted by EXTomar (4677 posts) -

So like Minecraft or Terraria? Or do you mean Skyrim?

#18 Posted by Kidavenger (3530 posts) -

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar: A huge open world, with questing, puzzles, killing spiders (or anything else) platforming elements, and such things.

Darksiders not exactly open, but very large, it's as open as OoT was.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning huge open world fairly light on the puzzles/platforming.

Fable III huge open world fairly light on the puzzles/platforming.

#19 Posted by hershelgeorgelives (78 posts) -

Try Darksiders, if you like Zelda (and are a 15 year old boy) then you'll like that.

#20 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

There was a Hobbit game that was basically that first Wii Zelda game, sorta....

lol.

@AlexW00d said:

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar: A huge open world, with questing, puzzles, killing spiders (or anything else) platforming elements, and such things.

Skyrim?

That first Jak and Daxter game might scratch that itch a little. Perhaps the rest too, actually.

#21 Edited by TentPole (1858 posts) -
#22 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Beyond Good & Evil is probably on PC.

#23 Posted by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -
@GWDreah: If you like zelda that much ..... why not just buy a nintendo console like the 3DS with ocarina of time or something ?
#24 Posted by believer258 (11794 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos said:

There was a Hobbit game that was basically that first Wii Zelda game, sorta....

lol.

@AlexW00d said:

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar: A huge open world, with questing, puzzles, killing spiders (or anything else) platforming elements, and such things.

Skyrim?

That first Jak and Daxter game might scratch that itch a little. Perhaps the rest too, actually.

Isn't on PC.

Darksiders is probably the OP's best bet.

#25 Edited by MonetaryDread (2016 posts) -

@TentPole said:

Ys: The Oath in Felghana just got a steam release and Ys Origin should be out in a couple of months.

The Piranha Bytes games Gothic 3, Risen, and the recently released Risen 2 would all be much closer than a Skyrim type game.

This guy knows whats up. Y's is somewhere in between Zelda and Secret of Mana, only it is on PC. In japan the Y's series is as highly regarded as Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, so this isn't some crappy knockoff title either.

#26 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1190 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar:The gameplay have to be similar to the "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time".

Which means what exactly? A game with a time traveling element, or a game with a sword and shield, or elves and a horse?

Why are you people making this so difficult. All Zeldas have the same basic premise of a world where you explore dungeons and get items... Come on people.

#27 Posted by august (3836 posts) -

I think it bears pointing out that the Legacy of Kain series did the gothed-out Legend of Zelda thing before Darksiders did.

Granted Darksiders is even more overt about it.

#28 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (533 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear said:

@EXTomar said:

@GWDreah said:

@EXTomar:The gameplay have to be similar to the "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time".

Which means what exactly? A game with a time traveling element, or a game with a sword and shield, or elves and a horse?

Why are you people making this so difficult. All Zeldas have the same basic premise of a world where you explore dungeons and get items... Come on people.

In that case... Baldur's Gate!

#29 Posted by GWDreah (12 posts) -
#30 Posted by JoeyRavn (4965 posts) -

@GWDreah said:

Thanks I'm going to try Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

Ugh, I wouldn't. I was seriously disappointed with that game. Everything was so bland and uninspired. If you really want a Zelda-type game, go with Darksiders.

#31 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

Emus...?

#32 Posted by selbie (1884 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

Beyond Good & Evil is probably on PC.

Yep, on GoG.comfor $10

#33 Posted by GWDreah (12 posts) -

@JoeyRavn:I tried the demo. The combat system is good.... That's all.

#34 Posted by JoeyRavn (4965 posts) -

@GWDreah said:

@JoeyRavn:I tried the demo. The combat system is good.... That's all.

I guess. But the game seriously drags on. The combat system is not good enough to keep the game fresh for 20+ hours. And that can triple if you decide to do most sidequests and stuff.

#35 Edited by fjor (297 posts) -

some awful people on this forums......i thought giantbomb community was better then this

for the OP......there are not many games like Zelda out there ...maybe the most close one is Darksiders as others said......but still that game is to action oriented for me

#36 Edited by EXTomar (4677 posts) -

Sorry if my tone seemed harsh but that is the issue: Asking "Is there something similar to X?" in such a generic fashion is hard to quantify regardless if it is a animal, vegetable or video game. I was trying to prompt from the OP for more input and discussion but I guess that didn't work.

#38 Posted by jokertsk (1 posts) -

darksiders

#39 Edited by super2j (1667 posts) -

@joeyravn said:

@GWDreah said:

Thanks I'm going to try Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

Ugh, I wouldn't. I was seriously disappointed with that game. Everything was so bland and uninspired. If you really want a Zelda-type game, go with Darksiders.

I think you are being hard on Amalur but I know that darksiders is pretty good and I had a real good time with it.

#40 Edited by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -

Darksiders

#41 Posted by ShaggE (6418 posts) -

@jokertsk said:

darksiders

... Why? That was the first response over a year ago. Why bump it just to repeat the first response?

#42 Edited by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

@shagge: It's prolly the most valid analog for Zelda for ANY platform, still is.

#43 Posted by markini6 (445 posts) -

Assuming you already own the game (for moral reasons) and have a decent enough PC, why not emulate some of the GC or Wii Zelda s?

#44 Edited by spankingaddict (2661 posts) -

If you haven't played Okami already , do that . It's the best Zelda like game out there , and actually might be better than any Zelda game period .It's for the PS3 , PS2 , and Wii . I recommend getting the HD version on PS3 . As for a PC Zelda game , Darksiders is probably the one you're looking for . Also , Beyond Good & Evil .

#45 Edited by Sanious (793 posts) -

Anodyne.

#46 Posted by ShaggE (6418 posts) -

@djjoejoe said:

@shagge: It's prolly the most valid analog for Zelda for ANY platform, still is.

I know, but that's not what I asked.