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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
alaScore 92

201 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and controls. The gameplay and story are also appreciated.

graphics, story, gameplay, controls, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Snowcone (

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass


The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass might as well be called The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker DS. The game features the same fabulous cel-shaded game engine of the GameCube game and picks up a short time after its conclusion. Phantom Hourglass follows...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Nicola Swan (

The Legend Of Zelda : Phantom Hourglass


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was arguably the pinnacle of Zelda excellence. By offering the best of everything, Twilight Princess managed to nail an already near perfect formula. So it's not surprising Phantom Hourglass chose to innovate. The...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Kate Wilson (

The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Josh Salem (

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass


In a year of shooters focusing on guts, gore, and guns, I find myself looking through my video game library time after time for a light, fun adventure game to play. Luckily, Nintendo gave me a portable game to play when I don't feel like venting my...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Brandon "Hero of Time" Cackowski-Schnell (

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourg..


Portable perfection

It would be easy to go on and on about the level of quality of this game. From the temple design, to the innovative and elegant control scheme to the well written and well animated cut scenes, this game is truly a joy to play. It's not often that a...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Tareq Shrourou (

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)


Phantom Hourglass is an excellent showpiece for the Nintendo DS and is sure to be recognized as one of the platform's definitive titles.

Phenomenal use of DS features; wonderful audio and visual presentation; great storyline and characters; superb gameplay throughout

Some unclear objectives; repetitive dungeon runs; not very challenging

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : AlmightyMax (

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass


Dungeons, Puzzles and Bosses

The best part of Phantom Hourglass, however, is the great dungeon design. There are eight dungeons total in the game (one which you must revisit constantly); each with their own theme, and all containing some of the best Zelda puzzles in recent memory....

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Jay Van Beveren (

Review: The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass


I hate stylus-centric gameplay.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Brian Beck (

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Review


OK, I gave Twilight Princess a chance. I didn't like the control scheme much, sure, but the game was still pretty fun. I figured that some of the fans upset with Nintendo for forcing in motion controls would be enough to convince them that using a...

Overall, Phantom Hourglass is a pretty good game. While the controls do prove to be an issue, it succeeds in other areas, and does so with flair. The graphics are some of the best I've seen on the DS to date, some of the stylus specific stuff is nice...

Oct, 2007


Expert review by : Patrick Joynt (

Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The


A great game and more to the point, a true Zelda sequel.

Easy to control; spot-on style; beautiful 3D on the DS; fun multiplayer

Stylus control imprecision; no other control choices; short

Oct, 2007