System: Nintendo DS
Release Dates: June 23rd, 2007 (Japan), October 1st, 2007 (North America), October 11th, 2007 (Australia), October 19th, 2007 (Europe), April 3rd, 2008 (Korea)
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Units Sold: 4.7 million worldwide (estimate)
The first Nintendo DS Zelda game released in 2007.
Metacritic: 90/100 (Universal acclaim)
GameTrailers Review: 8.9/10
“The quickie dungeons and throttled exploration are outright disappointing, but when held up against the rest of the DS library, it’s an impressive game. But it’s just a good Zelda.”
IGN Review: 9/10
“While it may be more casual than we’d like, it’s captivating, entertaining, and a true adventure worthy of the Zelda name. It’s different, but it’s still the real deal.”
Gamespot Review: 9/10
“Phantom Hourglass wraps the standard Zelda formula in an innovative and fun control scheme that gives new life to several of the series’ age-old concepts.”
Game Informer Review: 9.5/10
“It may not live up to the lofty standards recently displayed in “Twilight Princess”, but this adventure is worthy of Zelda canon, and still has enough great stuff going for it to be considered one of the year’s best adventures.”
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