A nearly perfect balance of puzzle solving and action. The games star a young swordsman named Link, a boy donned in green who goes around getting chicks and then beating Ganon: The King of Evil. There are currently 10 (soon to be 11) games, 6 of which flow perfectly in a sequential order. The timeline is confusing but the official one is:
Ocarina of Time (N64)
Majora's Mask (N64)
The Wind Waker (GCN)
Twilight Princess (not yet released)
A Link to the Past (SNES)
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
The Adventure of Link (NES)
Man, that Link can't talk but he womanizes as much as James Bond.
In my opinion, the best of the 3D Zelda games (We'll see what "Twilight Princess" brings us). I believe it tops Ocarina in many aspects. The fighting is more chaotic, there are more moves and your "helper" (a shiny rock)is less talkative compared to Navi.
It takes place several hundred years after Ocarina of Time with a new generation of Link. Ganon had broken the seal, Link's sister is captured by Ganon. So Link goes to kick Ganon's ass...again.
The Wind Waker looks funny but it's a hella good game.