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How Long Does It Take To Beat Zelda: Ocarina Of Time?

"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" single-handedly redefined what a 3D action-RPG game could look like when it was released back in 1998 for the Nintendo 64. Still, even over two decades later, the game remains in the conversation — not just in regard to the entire "The Legend of Zelda" franchise, but even occasionally the best games of all time.


With its timeless tale of a young boy destined to battle the King of Evil, Ganondorf, and save a devastated Hyrule with the help of Princess Zelda, "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" was a major system seller for Nintendo's third generation console and one that had players obsessively searching through its world for every little heart piece and gold skulltula long after the credits had rolled on the main adventure.

Still, being that there are those who still haven't played the N64 classic, newer fans of the series might be wondering how long it would take them to sit down and play through the beloved entry for the first time today.

It will take on average 25-40 hours to complete based on play style

According to How Long To Beat, an aggregate of times for "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" suggests that it would take the average gamer at least 25-30 hours to beat the game depending on how much they engage in the many side quests and mini-games that are featured along the way.


Meanwhile, completionists who are looking to see through every delivery quest, unlock all of the optional items, and complete Link's song list with the Ocarina will be looking at something more akin to 30-40 hours before they've completed all of the quests in "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time."

Considering that many gamers who might be considering playing "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" might be doing so because they've played through the highly popular "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," though, a play time like this might look like small potatoes when compared to the newer game's 50-190 hour playthrough times featured on How Long to Beat.

Either way, with the game readily available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it's not too difficult for those who are thinking of playing through "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" to give the game a shot, so long as they have a Switch and an internet connection.