The OG GameCube was simply legendary. It is still remembered and played to this day by a huge number of gamers around the world. This was also the first Nintendo gaming console that could access game data from a disk, not a cartridge. If you are a gamer who decided to play old games on the OG GameCube console then you must be confused about which games to play but don’t worry because we got you covered. Today we have gathered a list of the 50 Best GameCube games of all Time for new gamers.
|Release Date||November 1, 2001|
Burnout is a multi-platform game that was published on all of the major platforms including GameCube. This is a fun racing game where players must drive their vehicle as fast as possible while avoiding crashing and beating the other vehicles in the race.
If you somehow crash your vehicle you will lose your boost points which makes it harder to win the race. This is one of the Best GameCube games of all time and is still played to this day.
49. Wario World
|Release Date||June 20, 2003|
|Genres||Platform Game, Beat ’em up|
Wario World features Wario In his first 3d adventure game. This game like most Wario games revolves around plundering treasure and getting as rich as possible. This game plays a little bit like a brawler and Wario can punch, pound, and swing his opponents from pillar to post
This is one of the underrated GameCube games and is also very satisfying to play as you smash your way through the game. We recommend every gamer try this great game once.
48. Pokémon Colosseum
|Release Date||November 21, 2003|
|Genres||Fighting, Entertainment, Adventure|
Pokémon Colosseum trusts you into the role of an established trainer and you are also tasked with snagging Pokémon from your opponents instead of catching them. This is an exquisite game for Pokémon fans as they can also team up with their friends and snatch some Pokémon from their opponents.
If you are a Pokémon fan and you haven’t played this staggering game yet then you might be in for a treat as you are going to love this game. Alright now, let’s move on to the next game on our list of Best GameCube games.
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47. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
|Release Date||December 16, 2004|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Platform game|
This is one of the underrated GameCube games of all time as you can play this game with a different GameCube controller and that controller is pretty fun to play with. You control Donkey Kong in this game and you collect bananas and smash your enemies along the way.
This game was not appreciated very much when it was released back in 2004 but this game sure is one of the Best GameCube games of all time. Let’s move on to the next game on our staggering list.
46. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure
|Release Date||March 18, 2004|
This game is the eleventh installment in the Zelda series. In this staggering game Link find himself on a dangerous mission to save Hyrule from his evil counterpart, Shadow Link, and vows to restore peace on Land.
This game was the third best-selling game in North America in 2004 and has sold 250,000 copies worldwide. This is no doubt one of the top GameCube games of all time.
45. Mario Smash Football
|Release Date||November 18, 2005|
|Developer(s)||Next Level Games|
The next game on our astonishing list is Mario Smash Football. This game features many characters from the Mario series. Players must score some goals while enduring some danger from the opposition.
This game also received industry awards like “Best Sports Game” and “Game of the Year.” Every gamer and especially football fans should try this game as it would give them a different experience.
|Release Date||October 26, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Nintendo, Niantic, Eighting|
Pikmin is a Strategy, puzzle game that aims to direct a group of plant-like creatures called Pikmin to destroy numerous obstacles while avoiding hazards, to collect various items. If you are into Strategy and puzzle games then this might be a good pick for you as it is one of the underrated GameCube games.
43. The Simpsons Hit & Run
|Release Date||September 16, 2003|
|Genres||Adventure, Racing, Sandbox|
This masterpiece is based on an American television show called The Simpsons. It follows the Simpsons family and their friend Apu, as they witness several strange happenings in Springfield and decide to take matters into their own hands.
This game received spectacularly good reviews from critics and gamers and is considered one of the Best GameCube games of all time.
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42. Resident Evil 2
|Release Date||January 21, 1998|
|Developer(s)||Capcom, Factor 5, Capcom Production Studio|
This game is the second installment in the Resident Evil Franchise and is set two months after the events of Resident Evil 1.
Players are tasked with getting Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield out of the zombie-infected Racoon City after all the citizens in the city have transformed into zombies. This is a very challenging and staggering game for players who like challenges. We recommend every gamer to give this game a try and we are sure that it won’t disappoint you.
41. Baten Kaitos Origins
|Release Date||Februrary 23, 2006|
|Developer(s)||tri-Crescendo, Monolith Soft|
This game is the prequel to Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and Lost Ocean and takes 20 years before Eternal Wings and Lost Ocean. It features younger versions of many characters and is about the struggle between “pro-magnation” and “pro-machination.”
This staggering game sold 14000 copies in the first week of release and received a lot of good reviews from critics and gamers. Let’s jump on to the next game on our list.
40. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
|Release Date||July 29, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Camelot Software Planning|
This game is the sequel to the Nintendo 64 title, Mario Golf. It features 16 playable characters from the Mario series and they can compete in tournaments too. Overall this is a very fun game to play with friends.
39. Price of Persia: The Sands of Time
|Release Date||October 28, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Ubisoft Gameloft, Kudosoft|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Platform, Hack and slash|
Prince of Persia is a franchise that is loved by gamers all around the world. This game is the first installment in the series. The game starts with the Prince as he tries to correct his mistake of releasing the Sands of Time by returning them to the hourglass they came from. If you are a Prince of Persia fan then you should try this game.
38. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
|Release Date||November 18, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Factor 5, Lucasfilm Limited|
|Genres||Space Flight, Simulation, Shoot ’em up|
Star Wars is a legendary movie series and is loved worldwide. This game is set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. Players need to defeat the Galactic Empire, across ten missions on various planets. This game received good reviews and sold over a million copies due to date.
37. Sonic Mega Collection
|Release Date||November 10, 2002|
This game is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a collection of twelve to fourteen games for players to choose from. This game is one of the Best GameCube games of all time and received tons of good reviews about gameplay from critics and gamers worldwide.
36. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
|Release Date||October 17, 2003|
Next up on our list of popular GameCube games is WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! This game is a remake of WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgames for the GameCube and is the second installment in the Wario Ware series. This game is similar to its predecessor in terms of gameplay but has better multiplayer gameplay. It is one of the underrated GameCube games. Let’s move on to the next game on our elegant list of Best Nintendo GameCube games.
|Release Date||June 23, 2005|
|Developer(s)||Skip Ltd, Vanpool|
|Genres||Platform, Action, Adventure|
This game is pretty different as players control a 10-centimeter-tall robot, navigating it around a household to complete various tasks. When players complete several duties they will receive Happy Points and players can also recharge their robot using different electrical outlets throughout the household.
This game received a lot of good reviews and was the fourth best-selling GameCube game in Japan (2005). So without any further ado let’s just jump straight on to the next game on our list.
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|Release Date||December 20, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Treasure, Nicalis, G.rev|
|Genres||Shoot ’em up, Indie, Puzzle|
This great shooting game is a sequel to Radiant Silvergun and follows Shinra, a rebel pilot tasked with fighting an enemy nation with a specially designed fighter: Ikaruga. This masterpiece received good reviews around the world and has been cited as “one of the most remarkable shooting games of all time” by Hardcore Gaming 101.
33. Viewtiful Joe 2
|Release Date||November 18, 2004|
|Genres||Beat ’em up, Platform|
The next game on our list of GameCube multiplayer games is Viewtiful Joe 2. This game is a sequel to Viewtiful Joe and starts right where the original game left off. It has a combination of 2D and 3D shell graphics with loads of action and adventure.
Overall this game received good reviews from the critics.
32. Viewtiful Joe
|Release Date||June 26, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Clover Studio, Capcom Production Studio 4|
|Genres||Beat ’em up, Platform, Adventure|
This game is the predecessor of Viewtiful Joe 2. It follows Joe, a movie lover whose girlfriend gets kidnapped.
He then steps forward on a journey to find his girlfriend and he accepts a unique watch from Captain Blue which allows him to transform into Viewtiful Joe. Once armed with the watch, he sets out to find his beloved girlfriend and encounters many enemies and obstacles along the way. Let’s move on to the next game on our staggering list of popular GameCube games.
31. Tales of Symphonia
|Release Date||August 29, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Namco, BNE Entertainment, Namco Tales Studio, Production I.G|
|Genres||Japanese, Role-playing, Fighting, Action, Adventure|
This Japanese roleplaying game takes place in a fictional world called Sylvarant and follows the protagonist Lloyd Irving, and his companion, Colette Brunel. Together they embark on a journey to save the world.
This game received positive reviews and has sold over a million copies worldwide.
30. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
|Release Date||September 30, 2002|
This game is a sequel to Burnout and the second installment in the Burnout franchise.
The graphics and gameplay are improved and better than in the last game. The players can race against their friends or even computers. This game is not easy because players need to avoid traffic and several other obstacles along the way. If you are into racing games then this game might be a good pick for you.
29. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
|Release Date||October 28, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Neversoft, Edge of Reality, Shaba Games, Beenox, HotGen, Gearbox Software|
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is a type of game that players won’t get bored of. This game is loved by players all around the world. There is hardly a true gamer who doesn’t like this masterpiece.
Players in this game can skate around different maps with friends and can spend a good amount of time. We definitely recommend this game to every gamer. Let’s move on to the next game on our spectacular list of best multiplayer GameCube games.
28. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
|Release Date||March 21, 2005|
|Developer(s)||Free Radical Design|
In this game, players take on the role of Sergeant Cortez, a time-traveling marine who is on a mission to save his future by returning to the past. This game was awarded the “Best First-Person Shooter” by IGN.
If you are into first-person shooting games you should definitely try this game as it won’t disappoint you.
27. Mega Man X Collection
|Release Date||January 10, 2006|
This is a compilation of video games from Capcom and has six games in the Mega Man X series, unlockable artwork, and music.
Players can also find a racing game: Mega Man: Battle & Chase included in the collection which was not released in North America.
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26. SSX 3
|Release Date||October 20, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Visual Impact, EA Vancouver, Tiger Telematics, Exient Entertainment|
|Genres||Racing, Sports, Simulation|
This game is set in a fictional mountain and allows players to take on the role of snowboarders competing in the SSX championship. Players can choose from various different characters and take part in various different game modes in different locations.
Players can earn points and money by doing tricks and winning events or competitions. The Money can be used later to purchase clothes or boards or even upgrade character abilities. This game received good reviews worldwide and is still played by many gamers around the world. Let’s move on to the next game on our sublime list.
25. Super Monkey Ball
|Release Date||June 23, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Amusement Vision, Sega, Atari, THQ, Sega Europe Limited|
This game is really different from any other game on the list as players in this game move their character around in a gachapon ball by tilting the world itself. Players need to reach the gate without falling off before the timer runs out in order to win the game. Bonus points will be rewarded for collecting bananas along the way. This game is super fun to play especially for young kids.
24. Skies of Arcadia: Legends
|Release Date||December 26, 2002|
The next game on our amazing list of top GameCube games is Skies of Arcadia: Legends. In this masterpiece of a game, players will control Vyse (a young air pirate) and his friends as they attempt to stop the Valuan Empire from reviving ancient weapons with the potential to destroy the world.
This game was critically successful around the world and is still played to this day by many gamers worldwide. Let’s move on to the next game on our staggering list of best Nintendo GameCube games.
|Release Date||June 9, 2005|
|Developer(s)||Capcom, Engine Software, Grasshopper Manufacture|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Role playing|
This staggering game follows an elite group of assassins called the “Killer 7” that performs missions on behalf of the United States government.
While completing the missions Killer 7 uncovers a deep conspiracy regarding the role of Japan in U.S. politics and secrets about the behavior of their organization. This first-person shooting game received ton of good reviews worldwide.
22. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
|Release Date||November 15, 2004|
|Developer(s)||Retro Studios, Nintendo|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, First-person shooter|
This game is a sequel to the original Metroid Prime and the first Metroid game with a multiplayer feature. The storyline of this game follows Samus Aran (Bounty Hunter) after she is sent to rescue Galactic Federation Marines from a ship near Aether (a planet).
This game is really fun to play because of its gameplay and storyline. We recommend every gamer give this game a try.
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21. SSX Tricky
|Release Date||November 5, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Electronic Arts, Visual Impact,|
|Genres||Sports, Racing, Simulation|
This game is the predecessor of SSX 3 and is better compared to SSX because the gameplay of this game is better than SSX 3. SSX Tricky is the second installment in the SSX franchise.
The gameplay of this masterpiece is really impressive and staggering. If you are a fan of racing games then you should definitely try this game out as it would not disappoint you at all.
20. TimeSplitters 2
|Release Date||October 9, 2002|
|Developer(s)||Free Radical Design|
|Genres||First person shooter, Adventure|
This is a single-player story game with 10 different levels in which the player takes on the role of one of two space marines as they attempt to stop the alien race of TimeSplitters from ruining history by collecting the time crystals in various time periods. This game requires players to eliminate enemies and complete objectives using different kinds of weapons and strategies in different predefined scenarios.
There are many weapons in Time Splitter 2 like handguns, rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, crossbows, etc. We recommend every gamer try this game.
19. Beyond Good and Evil
|Release Date||November 11, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Ubisoft, Ubisoft Shanghai|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Stealth|
The next game on our astonishing list of best Nintendo GameCube games is Beyond Good and Evil. The storyline of this game follows the adventures of a spy (Jade) working with a renaissance movement to reveal a sinister alien conspiracy. The players will be able to control Jade and need to uncover the alien conspiracies
This game became a huge success when it was released and also received tons of great reviews from critics and gamers worldwide and is still considered one of the best video games ever made. If you are a type of gamer who likes to play stealth, action, and adventure video games then this might be the best pick for you. Alright now, let’s move on to the next game on our staggering list.
18. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
|Release Date||June 24, 2002|
|Genres||Survival, Horror, Action, Adventure|
This game has similar mechanics to Resident Evil but what makes this game different from Resident Evil is its sanity effects. Players will be able to take on the role of different characters as they battle a powerful entity that seeks to enslave humanity.
This game involves fighting monsters and solving different kinds of puzzles which makes this game challenging and fun to play. If you are the kind of gamer who likes to play challenging games then this might be a good pick for you.
17. Super Monkey Ball 2
|Release Date||August 25, 2002|
|Developer(s)||Amusement Vision, Sega|
This game is the second installment in the Super Money Ball series, and the first installment to have a storyline. Players in this game control a monkey running in a ball with the joystick through maze-like stages with obstacles to dodge, which have to be completed under a time limit without the monkey falling off platform ledges. This game was a success and is still played to this day by many gamers worldwide.
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16. Luigi’s Mansion
|Release Date||September 14, 2001|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Survival|
This game was the first game from the Mario franchise to be released on the GameCube consoles and is the second video game in which Luigi is the main character.
Players are able to control Luigi as he explores a haunted mansion, searches for Mario, and deals with many ghosts and obstacles. If you are the kind of gamer who is into Horror, survival, and action games then this might be a good pick for you.
15. Resident Evil
|Release Date||March 22, 1996|
|Developer(s)||Capcom, Westwood Studios, Nex extertainment|
|Genres||Capcom, Westwood Studios, Nex entertainment|
Players in this game will be able to control Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, both of them are members of the Elite Task Force. Chris and Jill need to escape a mansion filled with zombies and other scary creatures in order to make it out alive.
This game was praised for its graphics, storyline, and gameplay throughout the world and sold over 4 million copies worldwide by December 1997. If you are willing to play a scary, survival game then this might be the right pick for you. Let’s move on to the next game on our list.
14. F-Zero GX
|Release Date||July 25, 2003|
|Developer(s)||Amusement Vision, Nintendo, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios|
This game is the successor to F Zero X and has similar gameplay to its predecessor. This is an exquisite racing game where up to 30 players compete on a massive racing map. Players will be able to perform various tricks with their vehicles like enclosed tubes, cylinders, tricky jumps, and rollercoaster-esque paths.
This game was critically successful and received a ton of good reviews from gamers worldwide. If you are into racing and action games then you should definitely give this game a try.
13. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
|Release Date||April 20, 2005|
|Developer(s)||Intelligent Systems, Nintendo Software Planning and Development|
This game is the ninth installment in the Fire Emblem series. The storyline of this game takes place on the fictional continent of Tellius and the game begins when the Beorc nation of Daein invades its neighbor, the kingdom of Crimea.
This is a really impressive Roleplaying game and received positive reviews worldwide. We recommend every gamer try out this staggering game.
12. Soulcalibur II
|Release Date||July 5, 2002|
The next game on our exquisite list of GameCube multiplayer games is the third installment in the Soulcalibur series and is titled “Soulcalibur II”. The game’s storyline revolves around the legendary weapon called Soul Edge being shattered into pieces, with different characters seeking to collect all the pieces to gain possession of the complete weapon or to destroy it completely.
This game was a critical and commercial success and received positive reviews from gamers. Every Tekken or Mortal Kombat fan should try this game.
11. Super Mario Sunshine
|Release Date||July 19, 2002|
|Developer(s)||Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development|
|Genres||Platform, Action, Adventure|
This game takes place on the tropical Isle Delfino, where Mario and his friends are taking a vacation. A villain resembling Mario, known as Shadow Mario, vandalizes the island with graffiti and leaves Mario to be wrongfully convicted for the mess.
This game received critical acclaim and also received good reviews about its graphics storyline and gameplay. If you are into Mario games then this might be a good pick for you to play and cure your boredom.
10. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
|Release Date||March 9, 2004|
|Developer(s)||Silicon Knights, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan|
|Genres||Stealth, Action, Adventure|
This game is a remake of Metal Gear Solid and features graphical improvements over the original game with new cutscenes and better gameplay functions. The game includes a revised translation with voice acting being re-recorded and using almost all of the original English voice cast.
The game received a lot of positive reviews and is still played to this day by a lot of gamers worldwide. If you are a fan of stealth games then Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes might be just what you need to cure your boredom.
9. Mario Kart: Double Dash
|Release Date||November 7, 2003|
This game is the fourth entry in the Mario Kart series and the first game in the series to use polygon 3d graphics. Similar to the previous installments the players in this game race against opponents on Mario-based tracks.
Players can use different kinds of abilities to get one step ahead of their enemies. It is a really fun racing game to play with friends and make some memories. If you are a fan of racing games then you should definitely give this game a try as it won’t disappoint you.
8. Pikmin 2
|Release Date||April 29, 2004|
|Genres||Puzzle, Strategy, Action|
This masterpiece focuses on exploring the surface from a microscopic perspective where players control a tiny plant-like creature called the Pikmin. This is the second installment in the Pikmin franchise and has way better gameplay, graphics, and storyline than its predecessor.
This game was a huge success and gained aggregate scores of 89.60%. We recommend every gamer try this game out.
7. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
|Release Date||July 22, 2004|
This game is the second entry in the Paper Mario series and a part of the Mario franchise. The storyline of this game follows Mario and the Princess getting involved in the search for a mystic treasure that holds great fortune, Princess is kidnapped by an alien group called the X-Nauts; Mario sets out to find the treasure and save the princess.
This game received great reviews and is still played by a huge number of gamers worldwide. If you are into Mario games then this might be a good pick for you.
6. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
|Release Date||November 19, 2006|
|Developer(s)||Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Roleplaying|
This game is one of the masterpieces from The Legend of Zelda series. The storyline of this game focuses on the protagonist Link who tries to stop Hyrule from being engulfed by a corrupted parallel dimension known as the Twilight Realm.
If you are a fan of The Legend of Zelda series and also a fan of Roleplaying games then this might be a good pick for you.
5. Animal Crossing
|Release Date||April 14, 2001|
|Developer(s)||Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development|
|Genres||Life simulation, Japanese, Roleplaying|
The next astonishing game on our list of Best GameCube games of all time is Animal Crossing. The protagonist in this game is a human who lives in a village inhabited by various anthropomorphic animals and can do various activities like fishing, insect catching, and fossil hunting.
This is a really impressive life simulation game. If you are a type of gamer who is into roleplaying and life simulation games then this might be a good pick for you.
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4. Crazy Taxi
|Release Date||February 1999|
If you are a true gamer then you must’ve heard of or even played this legendary game called Crazy Taxi. Players take on the role of a taxi driver that goes around the town delivering passengers to their desired locations.
This game is fun to play as players can drive really fast and do some serious damage to public properties. If you are a fan of racing, and action games then this might be a good pick for you to cure your boredom. Alright now, let’s move on to the top 3 games on our staggering list of Best GameCube games.
3. Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Release Date||November 21, 2001|
On number 3 we have the second installment in the Super Smash Bros franchise titled Super Smash Bros: Melee. It features characters from the Nintendo video game franchise such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Pokemon, and more.
This is an amazing fighting game for the Nintendo GameCube. Many gamers consider this game as one of the best games for GameCube. If you are into Fighting games then recommend you try this game once as it won’t disappoint you.
2. Resident Evil 4
|Release Date||January 11, 2005|
|Genres||Horror, Survival, Third-person shooting, Action, Adventure|
The second game on our list of Best GameCube games is Resident Evil 4. This game is no doubt a masterpiece. If you ask a true Resident Evil video game fan about the best game in the franchise then they would definitely say Resident Evil 4. This game captured the essence of a true horror, survival game perfectly.
Players in this game will be able to take control of the protagonist (Leon), a special agent tasked with finding the missing daughter (Ashley) of the President. He later gets trapped in the Village where he encounters many obstacles and enemies while finding the missing daughter. If you are looking for a challenging horror, survival game then this might be the best pick for you
1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
|Release Date||December 13, 2002|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Roleplaying|
The first spot on our list of Best GameCube games goes to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker. This game is the best GameCube game of all time because of its awesome storyline and staggering gameplay.
This game is set on a group of islands. Players will be able to control the series protagonist Link as he attempts to save his sister from the sorcerer Ganondorf and becomes embroiled in a struggle for the Triforce, a sacred wish-granting relic. This game is simply legendary and can’t be replaced. If you haven’t played this game then you are missing out on an amazing experience.
Now we will answer some FAQs down below
Frequently Asked Questions
Is GameCube the Best Console ever?
The GameCube was the first console to support internet play and many gamers think that it is the best console ever made.
When was GameCube launched?
The GameCube was launched on Setem 14, 200.
Why was GameCube discontinued?
It might be because GameCube was not able to support new games as their system requirement were pretty high.
When was GameCube discontinued?
The GameCube was discontinued on August 14, 2007