Released: 2006
Developer/Publisher: Nintendo EAD for Nintendo
Platform(s): Wii, GC

While they're aren't many Zelda titles to pick from in the Aughts, this one would merit recognition on any list. We're already used to Link saving the Princess and Hyrule while fighting foes and demons, but this time around things are a little darker. Twilight Princess deliveres what other Zelda games have lacked—a sense of maturity and seriousness.

Twilight Princess was originally slated to be released in 2005 with the title The Wind Waker 2.