Best GameCube Games

Nintendo is a company that we have to thank for our childhood. They became an iconic force in the game development community with their Pokemon, Mario, and Legend of Zelda. Same happened to GameCube. A 2001 gaming console sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and proved that Nintendo still had the power to change the world, even with Sony and their PlayStation heavily breathing a few steps behind. As a console from Nintendo, it surely got all good games from the company which then became top GameCube games. Titles like Super Mario, Mario Kart, Resident Evil 4 and much more are still easily replayable and offer a great fun in the process. This time we will try to determine the top 10 GameCube games, come join the party.

It is really up to your tastes and preferences because almost every single game on this list is a total depiction of our childhood. Hours spent racing each other or fighting a virus that consumed a whole village and made people zombies. A lot of stuff to choose and it is fair to say that some of the best GameCube games are gathered here. We are sure that you will have something to think about as the choice does not look like it will be easy. Want to know our thoughts? We spent probably 40 minutes arguing about the possible winner of this list of GameCube games but never really came to a conclusion. It is just too much to go through and take into account.

Which are your best GameCube games of all time, with the immersion and awesome experience they offer? How would you describe a perfect game from Nintendo on a Nintendo console? Feel free to use the comment section for that and happy voting, fellow hardcore gamers!


Super Mario Sunshine

Best GameCube games of all time lists will always include Mario games. This platformer was released in 2002. A commercial success, it includes revolutionary graphics, engaging gameplay and a story to compliment the whole thing. Mario’s vacation won’t keep you bored as you need to clean the island and save the princess. Again.

Not really. The plots are too different and Sunshine has the Mario/FLUDD gameplay.

After collecting 120 Shine Sprites: The Day is saved, thanks to Mario :)

I'm Uploading As Many Screen Shots Of The Game As I Can. I'm Gonna Try Ten A Day.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

This arcade racing simulator deserves the place among top GameCube games. Main feature is the double kart with two characters racing for one team: one driving and another using the weapons. Characters can swap places and with the unique characteristics of each hero, the game acquires a tactic and strategy element. Drive safely!

This game is easily the best Mario game ever made, it doesn't get much better than this 5 reasons why the game is awesome! Spectacular courses especially the soundtrack of the game Excellent new characters Bowser Jr., Petey Piranha, Birdo, Waluigi, etc. I love the items in the game like the Fake Item Box, Bowser Shell, Chain Chomp, the Spiny Shell even has wings... I really like how the Dash Panels are rainbow Pretty much everything in this game makes me enjoy it...

What if Nintendo NX releases Mario Kart: Double Dash 2 for its launch. I went to DeviantArt a while ago and saw the Team Power!! page. It'll be perfect for Bowser Jr. to return as well as other racers that have been absent since Mario Kart 8.

I would always play this with my three brothers. My younger brother and me would team up against my older brothers and we actually had a competition!


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

This cartooney 2004 Mario RPG is often mentioned along with the names of the best GameCube games of all time. It has an accent on action and remains its turn-based battles. Winning RPG of the year 2005 award, it offers a catchy story and easy gameplay mechanics, becoming an enjoyable experience all around.

Just note I know this is your opinion so I'm not trying to downgrade this or anything. Just my opinion on your opinion. `1. That is something that makes Flurrie known as The Scrappy (a tv tropes term used to describe a character that isn't well liked) but nothing that really makes the whole game bad. 2. Not really. Even on my very first playthough years ago when I was young, I only got stuck at the Palace of Shadow which is sorta understandable given it's the final level in the game. 3. The story is considered a hit/miss for some. However, it is a nice take away from Bowser being the main antagonist for once. 4. Soundtrack is well recieved by critics actually. 5. I know this is an opinion! Just hear me out when I say this but this is what I have a problem with. You shouldn't really compare an RPG with a main series playformer like New Super Mario Bros. As for Paper Mario: Sticker Star, offense but at least TTYD has a story. I mean, come on, Bowser has no dialogue at all and every boss fight in the game are, what are known as Puzzle Fights. It also doesn't help your only partner in the game (Kersti) seems to be in a constant bad mood and blames Mario for no reason. At least in TTYD, you can get through the game without a guide the first time. Sticker Star, I had to use one and I don't like resorting to using guides to help me out in a game. Sticker Star is a good game with a guide and has good visuals. It's just, honestly, it has way more faults than TTYD does. Again, this is just my opinion that I consider Sticker Star the worst in the series and TTYD the best. I'm not trying to be biased or anything. Just try not to compare it to the main platforms since they're meant to be different.

Easily the best of both the RPG Mario series and every Mario spinoff in general...

Definately my favorite Paper Mario game.


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Gamespot’s Game of the Year 2003 makes it into top 10 GameCube games all day long. Action-adventure masterpiece, this Zelda game offers us even more than the predecessor. More places to visit, more freedom to action, better graphics, and a bunch of great characters to work with. Sail the ocean, save your sister, become a hero!


Super Smash Brothers Melee

If we are allowed to play as Mario and fight Pikachu or Yoshi, we’re talking about some of best GameCube games. A crossover fighting simulator includes many characters from the Nintendo gaming franchises, bringing a good Mortal Kombat vibe to your favorite GC characters. And a lot of references to the original games as well.

None of the Smash Bros games should be on the Mario wiki. It's a crossover series with all the Nintendo characters which just includes Mario and other Mario series characters. But, that does NOT qualify it as a Mario series game.


Luigi's Mansion

One of the top GameCube games of the action-adventure genre, the game offers us an alternative look at Mario’s family. Though fairly short, the game lets us play as Luigi while searching for Mario in the haunted mansion. It received positive feedback and the length was the primary critique point.

Also, I'm scared to look at the E3 2001 video. What's in it? Anything scary? Anyway, I was really scared when I saw Luigi screaming in the 2000 GC Reel. It that in the 2001 trailer? And what's the end? The beta game over? If I see Luigi scream, I'm gonna freak out. Is there a closeup of Luigi screaming in the video? Does the end show the animation with the creepy Luigi? PLEASE TELL ME!!!

Well. I've seen other horror games and Luigi's Mansion isn't scary compared to them. The only scary thing about this game is that it's very short to beat lol

Has anyone else noticed that the exterior of Big Boo's Haunt in Super Mario 64 looks like the exterior of Luigi's mansion? I think Big Boo's Haunt inspired Luigi's Mansion.


Sonic Heroes

A revolutionary platformer that easily makes the top 10 GameCube games. A huge bestseller, it was ported to even more platforms. The game evolves the standard approach and allows to play with three characters at once, teaming up to accomplish the mission of defeating the supervillain. Fun gameplay, engaging story and bright colors steal the show.


Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess

List of GameCube games always includes those that have become legendary. This iteration of the LoZ universe makes Link free the Hyrule country from the darkness. Releasing in 2006, it has received critical acclaim and general appreciation of the public. Famous for stunning battles, beautiful regions to explore and puzzles to solve.Became a commercial success.


Resident Evil 4

One of the best GameCube games and the best selling survival horror game with 7 million copies sold worldwide. Over-the-shoulder camera makes it more cinematic and graphics are definitely plausible. RE4 sticks out as a prime zombie shooter filled with horror, suspense, and disgust. Receiving an HD remaster, it still kills it in horror genre.


Metroid Prime

The leap from 2D to 3D was a big risk for this first-person adventure but stayed the list of GameCube games that are called the best. Non-linear world, artifact hunt and Samus in the main role - you don’t need much more for the game to be perfect. Another hit by the Japanese.

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
Animal Crossing
Super Smash Bros Melee
Soul Calibur II
Mario Party 4
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Super Monkey Ball 2
Mario Party 6
Sonic Adventure DX
Tales of Symphonia
Kirby Air Ride
Pikmin 2
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Madden NFL 2006
Shadow the Hedgehog
F-Zero GX
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Mario Superstar Baseball
Mario Power Tennis
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Super Mario Strikers