Rob's Top GameCube Games

Nintendo Systems are always filled with great titles. The GameCube is no exception. I got this system on my birthday bundled with Super Mario Sunshine and it was one of the best birthday gifts I have ever gotten. Throughout the years I always revisit a handful of games from my library and have as much fun as I did when I first got them. Though overall this was a hard list to make. There are so many good games on this console and it took me a long time to pinpoint which ones to put on this list. Also like the PS1 List it's in no order. If it was it'd take me another two weeks of just switching games around.

Luigi's Mansion

Luigi's Mansion is still an underrated game. Luigi has been my favorite character in the Mario series since I was little so to see a whole game where you only play as him left me excited. It's still one of my favorite games to play and it never gets boring. I hope to see a sequel or maybe a remaster for the Switch sometime in the future.


Super Mario Sunshine

Hands down the best Super Mario game in my opinion. Nintendo had a tough task with having to make a follow-up to Super Mario 64. It's one of the most important 3D made games ever. In my opinion they did a great job with Sunshine.The atmosphere, controls, and characters make this one of the best Mario experiences. Even though some of those bonus levels were culprits of broken controllers for some people.

Resident Evil 4

Highly regarded as the best Resident Evil title, Resident Evil 4 is a staple in the horror genre. With it's incredible blend of horror, action, and the best Resident Evil character in the series; Resident Evil 4 is a thrill from start to finish. Though if you for some reason still have a Wii/Wii-U around, the Wii port is even better.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Eternal Darkness was one of those games that pushed boundaries. It's a rare experience that made you actually feel like you were going insane playing it (To an extent). Convincing you that your save was corrupted, screen "turning off", etc. Anyone who hasn't played this game yet should because it's an incredible horror game that keeps you hooked. Throughout the game you play as 12 characters and features a engrossing storyline spanning hundreds of years.

Mario Party 4

Any of the Mario Party games could be on this list, really. It's the ultimate party game and has left me with 3 less friends in the past. In the end though it's totally worth it. The minigames (like always) are extremely fun and can get quite competitive. Plus it's a great game for Lock-Ins! (I hate you, Kolunas)

Super Smash Bros. Melee

One of the best fighters ever made and the best fighter on the GameCube. Super Smash Bros. Melee was the culprit to hundreds of hours lost but it was all worth it. The transition from the N64 to GameCube was staggering. I remember playing this when it first came out at a friends house and knowing back then that this was truly one of the greatest fighters ever made.

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
So far this is closest we have ever gotten to a full fledged console Pokemon game and it's great. It still has the Pokemon magic intact and while it's not the best game, it's still a bunch of fun along with Pokemon Colosseum.

Timesplitters 2

Back in the day, Goldeneye 007 was the quintessential shooter. Everybody wanted to play it and it was an early indicator of how popular a multiplayer FPS games could be. Timesplitters 2 in my opinion carried that torch. Especially since a decent chunk of the developers for Goldeneye were on the helm of Timesplitters. With plenty of objective-based story missions with plenty of action, the it was just as fun as the multiplayer. The day we get a Timesplitters for PS4/XB1/PC is the day I get rid of any other shooter I have (Until we find out it's riddled with microtransactions amirite?)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Usually Nintendo hits whatever they do out of the park. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is no exception. Nintendo showed again that they had what it took to make another good RPG. Not to mention a great entry-level RPG at that. With that Nintendo charm intact, from funny quips from every character you talk to to the fun battle system. For anyone that is looking to get into the genre but is a little too intimidated by the difficulty/length, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is a perfect game to start out with.

NFL Street

My favorite sports game of all time. Madden is dull in comparison to the pure fun that is to be had playing this game. I would play this game religiously throughout my youth and it was the only sports game I was somewhat good at. Pickup games with friends was some of the most fun I've ever had. Not to brag or anything but since the last stint I had with this game I went undefeated, even when playing 1v2 matches.

Ty The Tasmanian Tiger

When platformers reigned supreme before the FPS came and overthrew it. We were given an overabundance of the genre, much like we've seen over the last few years for FPS. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger was one of those games that was marketed to being the next big thing. Ads showed all of the console mascots (Mario, Sonic, and Crash) all bandaged up in the hospital with Ty's silhouette in the background. Was it that good? Not necessarily, but the game overall was a ton of fun. With just the right amount of collectibles and a decent sized arsenal of boomerangs at your disposal, paced the game just right.

Metroid Prime

Come on, Retro Studios is the best and it'd be a crime to leave this off of the list.

Honorable Mentions:

Mario Kart Double Dash
Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker
Pikmin
Kirby's Air Ride
Star Fox Assault
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

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