What are the best Zelda-like PC games?

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    #1Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is an action and RPG games that brings obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. It was developed by FromSoftware, Inc and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware, Inc.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Christian Rodriguez
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I really enjoy games that involve a solitary hero facing extreme odds in a fantasy-realm, such as the classic Legend of Zelda video game series. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin provides a similar experience where the hero must explore treacherous areas, while engaging in combat with monsters and spirits, all while collecting weapons and armor to help the hero along his quest. The combat is top-notch and the graphics are stunning."
  2. 22

    #2Ys I & II Chronicles+

    Ys I & II Chronicles+
    Ys I & II Chronicles+ is a remake collection of the first two Ys games, they are action RPGs that focus on a young boy who must save the world.
    Games

    Windows

    $11.99

    Susan Powell
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "Zelda is an old favorite for many gamers. If you play on PC try Ys I & II Chronicles+ for a fun remake. These are RPG games and a young boy must save the world. There is excellent story telling and characters. "
  3. 19

    #3Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an action adventure RPG where players explore dungeons, fight monsters and find new equipment that makes them stronger and allows them to advance further in their adventures.

    Games

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Steven Guerrero
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "If you are looking for a Zelda like PC game then look no further. You should check out Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas. It is an action adventure RPG game where you explore dungeons, fight monsters and much more. I would recommend you check it out. "
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    #4Dark Souls III

    Dark Souls III

    Dark Souls III is a dark action RPG video game which is the fourth installment in the Souls series developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This game is the fastest selling game in Bandai Namco's history. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

    Emily Garrett
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I loved this game because of how challenging it was. I started out frustrated by how complicated the game play was, but I really enjoyed it once I figured it out. It had great boss levels and was so rewarding."
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    #5The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a role-playing action shooter video game developed and published by Nicalis. In the game, player will find treasures that'll transform Isaac to fight enemies and unravel secrets.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Playstation 4, iOS, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Edith Hernández
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "The game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth does not seem like a good fit for solving the problem given. I do not believe that people looking for a game similar to Zeld would like this."
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    #6The Binding of Isaac

    The Binding of Isaac

    The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $4.99

    Johnny Hill
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "I know a really good game that is similar to Zelda. Check out The Binding of Isaac. You have to escape your deranged mother who wants to kill you. You face insane enemies, lost siblings, and more. It is really fun and I highly recommend it. "
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    #7Hollow Knight

    Hollow Knight
    Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game, in classic Metroidvania style with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. In this game, players explore the world using a variety of movement and combat techniques.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Craig Barnes
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "It's not surprising that certain game styles are used over and over. One of the more popular game formulas that get copied a lot is the Zelda genre. I like to play these types of games a lot so I decided to find similar games like this. I came across Hollow Knight and after playing it found it to be quite enjoyable."
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    #8Ittle Dew

    Ittle Dew
    Ittle Dew is an action RPG tha mixes humor with adventure in a classic 80s and 90s Rpgs interfaces like Zelda. 
    Games

    Android, Windows, iOS

    $1.99

    Ruth Ellis
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "I do not believe that Ittle Dew would be a good fit for a person searching for a game that relates to Zelda. The styles of animation and gameplay do not seem like a good match at all."
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    #9Anodyne

    Anodyne
    Anodyne is an action role playing game that costs $4.99 and has zero in app purchases.
    Games

    Android, Windows, iOS

    $4.99

    James Carr
    Written on April 30, 2017
    "Anodyne is a role play game for android that has been created in 16bit style. It looks a little like Zelda, and it will warrant lot of fun to this genre's lovers."
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    #10Hardland

    Hardland
    Hardland is a procedural generated RPG with pleny of stuff to do
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Lisa Allen
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Beautiful! From the moment I started I was struck by how gorgeous the game looked. There is a lot of competition when it comes to good looking games but this one is lovely through and through. And what is more: we're talking about a large wide open game where you create the adventure and you explore all you want. I'm partial to that kind of game to start with, so of course Hardland looked very promising to me, but I can say I was not disappointed. It did crash a bit on me though, as others have mentioned, but not enough that it became an annoyance. Try it!"
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    #11Evoland

    Evoland
    Evoland is an action and adventure role-playing game created by Playdigious. It has both 2D and 3D scenes and works on both Android and iOS devices. It is designed as a tribute to old games like Legend of Zelda.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    $4.99

    Parakram Verma
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "This is a great game that is very much like Zelda. It is cool because it is both real time and turn based depending on what situation you are in. It is cool how the more you progress the better the graphics get, giving you more incentive to make it farther in the game."
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    #12Hyper Light Drifter

    Hyper Light Drifter
    Hyper Light Drifter is an stylistic indie action RPG developed by Heart Machine. The gameplay is a mashup of 8-bit and 16-bit action role playing games mechanics similar in style to Zelda games.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Joyce Flores
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I asked a friend for some gaming suggestions and they mentioned that I might like Hyper Light Drifter. I gave it a try and indeed I did like it. It reminded me a lot of old school Zelda games."
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    #13Darksiders 2

    Darksiders 2
    Darksiders 2 is a game that combines RPG action like Diablo and dungeons like Zelda
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Kathryn Munoz
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This game is pretty cool, and has a lot of dungeons and monsters, etc. It has great graphics and natural movement and I got wrapped up in it pretty quickly. I will say, it didn't remind me much of Zelda at all. It's much darker and more violent, but I still liked it a lot."

Summary

Best What are the best Zelda-like PC games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinGames 23 Paid
2Ys I & II Chronicles+Games 22 Paid
3OceanhornGames 19 Free
4Dark Souls IIIGames 18 Paid
5The Binding of Isaac: RebirthGames 17 Paid
6The Binding of IsaacGames 17 Paid
7Hollow KnightGames 17 Paid
8Ittle DewGames 10 Paid
9AnodyneGames 9 Paid
10HardlandGames 9 Paid
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