The Nintendo GameCube is the third most popular consoles in its time, being one of the rivals for the PlayStation 2 & Xbox.
With so many popular titles, such as the Zelda series, Metroid series, and Mario series, the GameCube offers you games that are not found on other platforms.
For those of you who played this remarkable console in the past, I bet you want to know the best GameCube games of all time.
Some of you will probably remember (or even still own) some of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best GameCube games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best DS Games of All Time
So here you go.
#100. Star Fox Adventures
#99. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
#98. The Simpsons: Hit & Run
#97. Second Sight
#96. Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
#95. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
#94. NFL Street 2
#93. The Sims Bustin’ Out
#92. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
#91. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
#90. FIFA Soccer 2005
#89. Mario Power Tennis
#88. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
#87. NHL Hitz 20-02
#86. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
#85. FIFA Soccer 2003
#84. Alien Hominid
#83. SSX On Tour
#82. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
#81. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
#80. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
#79. 007: NightFire
#78. X-Men Legends
#77. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
#76. All-Star Baseball 2003
#75. Sega Soccer Slam
#74. Wave Race: Blue Storm
#73. Mega Man Anniversary Collection
#72. NFL Street
#71. Madden NFL 06
#70. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
#69. Freedom Fighters
#68. Def Jam Vendetta
#67. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
#66. FIFA Soccer 2004
#65. Need for Speed Underground
#64. NHL 2004
#63. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
#62. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
#61. The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
#60. Resident Evil 0
#59. Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
#58. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
#57. Def Jam: Fight for NY
#56. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
#55. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
#54. NBA Street
#53. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
#52. Skies of Arcadia Legends
#51. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
#50. Tales of Symphonia
#48. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
#47. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
#46. The Sims
#45. Viewtiful Joe 2
#44. Super Monkey Ball 2
#43. Fight Night Round 2
#42. Tony Hawk’s Underground
#41. Animal Crossing
#40. Aggressive Inline
#38. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
#37. SSX Tricky
#36. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
#35. MVP Baseball 2004
#34. MVP Baseball 2005
#33. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
#32. NBA Street V3
#31. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
#30. Beyond Good & Evil
#29. Super Monkey Ball
#28. F-Zero GX
#27. TimeSplitters 2
#26. NBA Street Vol. 2
#25. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
#24. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
#23. Pikmin 2
#22. NFL 2K3
#21. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
#20. Resident Evil
#19. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest
#18. Madden NFL 2005
#17. Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
#16. Madden NFL 2002
#15. Madden NFL 2003
#14. Super Smash Bros. Melee
#13. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
#12. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
#11. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
#10. Viewtiful Joe
Joe is no ordinary man and Viewtiful Joe is no ordinary game.
Capcom’s new superhero action game mixes funky cartoon-style visuals with classic side-scrolling gameplay and introduces the world’s quirkiest million dollar action hero.
More than just any ordinary dude, Joe must transform into the ultimate superhero.
It’s up to you to activate the correct view mode like “slow” or “zoom in” in order to clobber your enemies with beautiful style.
You can also speed up or slow down your visual effects for even more “viewtiful” moves.
Viewtiful Joe mixes an innovative viewpoint with an amazing stunt-filled action movie universe.
#9. Super Mario Sunshine
When Mario, Peach, and an entourage of Peach’s loyal Toad friends set out for a tropical vacation on lovely Isle Delfino, they’re in store for much more than a relaxing holiday.
A mustachioed maniac has mucked up the entire island, and Mario is accused of committing the crime.
Armed with a hi-tech water cannon called FLUDD (Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device), Mario sets out to clean the island, clear his name, and solve the mystery of the villainous vandal.
With new enemies, moves, and surprises, Super Mario Sunshine offers plenty of challenges.
#8. Madden NFL 2004
In its 14th season, Madden NFL Football isn’t showing signs of slowing down.
Madden NFL 2004 adds new features such as Playmaker Control and Owner Mode to it’s deepen its football simulation.
This year, players can make adjustments after the snap and create championship caliber plays with the easy-to-use Playmaker Control.
The new Owner mode allows you build and manage your own stadium in addition to your own team.
Compete against other players through EA Sports Online Tournaments.
With new plays, modes, and online play, Madden NFL 2004 is the most complete, authentic installment in the series yet.
#7. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
The sequel to Metroid Prime puts you in the role of bounty hunter Samus Aran once again.
Your mission is to locate federation troopers who are missing on Aether–a planet torn into light and dark domains.
To help you travel through the depths of light and dark, you’ll have all-new beam weapons, a screw attack, and power-ups.
Eliminate your enemies, solve puzzles, and open doors in an effort to restore peace to Aether.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes also features competitive multiplayer modes supporting up to four players.
#6. SSX 3
Drop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills.
SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches.
Customize your rider’s clothes, abilities, and moves. Pull off three levels of awesome “Uber tricks.”
Dominate the mountain, and then test your skills online.
It’s a long way down, so make sure you’re ready for the challenge.
#5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Embark on a journey of scorched sands and ancient legends.
A young prince, drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, unleashes a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom.
Guide the Prince on his quest to reverse the curse by using the Sands of Time, a power which allows you to erase the past, see into the future and slow down the present.
Perform gravity-defying acrobatics and swashbuckling attacks in a staggering array of landscapes and kingdoms.
Restore peace to the land and fulfill your destiny.
#4. SoulCalibur II
Open the next chapter in world of Soul Calibur.
Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive gameplay modes including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive Weapon Master.
Collect up to 200 different weapons and battle characters with their own styles, strengths, and abilities.
In addition to the 13 fighters, each platform has unique special fighters: Link for GameCube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox.
Prove yourself through soul and sword.
#3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
In this ninth entry in the Legend of Zelda series, Link debuts on GameCube with a fun new cel-shaded look, but the game stays true to the respected heritage of the series.
The classic mix of sword-swinging action, perplexing puzzles and stirring story lines remains intact, but the stunning cel-shaded graphics give the people and places of Link’s watery world a wildly artistic new look.
And for the very first time, Link sails freely on the high seas.
Join Link on his most epic and scenic adventure yet.
Face unimaginable monsters, explore puzzling dungeons, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters as he searches for his kidnapped sister, Aryll.
#2. Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series.
You’ll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2.
Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president’s daughter.
As Leon, you must make your way to a mysterious location in Europe, where new enemies await.
Take them down by using enhanced aim-and-shoot features and a new action button.
#1. Metroid Prime
Samus returns in a new mission to unravel the mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV.
In Metroid Prime, you’ll play the role of this bounty hunter and view the world through her visor, which displays information ranging from current energy levels to ammunition.
Equipped with a Power Beam and Gravity Suit, you must shoot locked switches, solve puzzles, and eliminate enemies.
It’s up to you to explore the world and recover more power-ups and weapons, which gradually open more gameplay areas.
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