The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Ok ok, so The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess isn’t technically a werewolf game, BUT Link does transform into a wolf and that’s something any werewolf fan can appreciate. Even though this game came out way back in 2006, it’s still getting a feature for being so incredibly awesome.
I have been a huge Zelda fan since I was a kid, but after a few disappointments (like Phantom Hourglass booooo) I kind of fell off the Zelda radar. But after watching a friend play Twilight Princess I am back on board! The gameplay and storyline left me glued to my seat for hours watching with childlike awe. I can now understand why this game won so many awards and why it’s considered the greatest Zelda game of all time. But you’re not here to read about that, you want to know about the wolf transformation!
You see, when Link enters the Twilight Realm, he is transformed from his normal Hylian human form into a sacred beast. As a wolf, Link is unable to use items, but gains enhanced senses which rock in a fight. He can learn scents and then use his enhanced senses to track the person or object to which the scent belongs. His senses also allow him to do things like see in dark areas, which would normally require a lantern and stupid lantern oil. In wolf form, Link has loads of awesome powers and skills and is amazing in a fight, but one of my favorite skills is that while in wolf form Link can communicate with most animals. The dialoged with the various animals is hilarious! Now instead of just torturing the chickens, you can talk to them. Love it!
I can’t forget the biggest part of this form – Midna. Midna can ride on Link’s back to assist in combat and help him reach certain areas. Midna is like a super cocky, yet entertaining, version of Navi. She may not yell “HEY! LISTEN!” every two seconds, but she giggles and sighs a lot. Either way, Midna is totally a new favorite of mine.
Overall, there aren’t many werewolf video games out there, or even games that allow you to battle in wolf form, so werewolf fans don’t have a lot of options. Luckily we have The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you may not be playing an actual werewolf, but you do get to kick serious ass in wolf form.
One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.