The Gamecube's Best Games

The GameCube was a kick-ass platform that had tons of awesome games. There were many people (and unfortunately there still are) laughing at the Cube in its days but I in turn was laughing at them. And I still am!

While it didn't feature many of the franchises that made the PS2 and Xbox popular it has as impressive a rogue's gallery as any of its contemporaries.

You can probably get one for cheap with lots of games now, and you should.

eight great runners-up

  1. Resident Evil 4
  2. Animal Crossing
  3. Luigi's Mansion
  4. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  5. F-Zero GX
  6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  7. Viewtiful Joe
  8. Pikmin

honourable mentions

*Both were available on Dreamcast, the latter only in Japan, and the former in an inferior state.

not-so-secret weapon

Ocarina of Time and Master Quest. This was Nintendo inventing the HD remix.

If there's one thing you can take away from the GameCube era, it's that its finest games were among the best of the generation, reaching levels of polish and design unity any game, now or then, would be lucky to reach.


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Posted by Slag

I almost completely agree with you on this list, perhaps to a frightening degree. Hah, I don't think I've ever had that happen before!

The only thing I'd change is have MP up at #2 instead of 4.

Not a fan of Double Dash! Eh?

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@slag: I never played it.



For whatever reason, my ownage of the GameCube coincided with my friend owning an N64. Those brief weeks were the only time I really got down with Mario Kart, playing with a bunch of friends at his place. I can't say why, but after that I always thought of MK as a multiplayer only game, and never sought it out for myself. At home, my and my bro only played SSMB.

There's one game that isn't on this list that I've been playing constantly, but it isn't exclusive to the GC, and that's NBA Street Volume 2.

Some of the text here is kind of bad I think, lol, maybe I will edit this list one day.

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Posted by Slag


That's ok. It's Mario Kart with a twist or two, but still just Mario Kart. Which is great, but also just Mario Kart.

Most crucially I don't believe it had battle mode :(

Mario Kart for me was/is a single player game, because well I didn't live near other dudes who played. But when I did it was always battle mode.

By the time online play came around, I wasn't playing it that much.