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.
#100. SSX On Tour
Race down the slopes in this fourth entry in the popular snowboarding franchise!
You can even play as Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach exclusively on the GameCube version!
As always, the SSX series delivers adrenaline-pumping snowboarding action to your screen.
Choose from a selection of characters or create your own snowboarder and prepare for exciting race events!
As you complete races and events, you’ll earn points towards your overall rating.
With high-flying “monster tricks” and a focus on arcade-like gameplay, this is one snowboarding game you won’t want to miss.
#99. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Tap to the beat on the included Bongo Drum accessory as you guide Donkey Kong through this rhythmic and intense adventure!
Prepare your hands for a workout, as this Donkey Kong title will have you tapping with intensity as you work your way through several stunning worlds.
As the giant ape Donkey Kong, you’ll roll, hop, and attack enemies all while using the included bongo drum controller.
Only true experts will be able to keep their combo going through the entire level!
This inventive GameCube-exclusive game will have you tapping to the beat and playing in ways you never thought possible.
#98. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
As their home-planet nears destruction, a large group of survivors seek safety on the planet Ragol.
Unfortunately, the world is overrun with monsters, and it’s up to the survivors to regain control of Ragol.
This exciting RPG was one of the only online games available on Nintendo GameCube.
Up to four players can join together in an online party, completing quests and exploring Ragol at their leisure.
The exciting real-time action will keep you and your friends engaged with the combat, as you level up and grow in power.
Exciting boss fights punctuate each area, resulting in epic battles that will test your skills and cooperation.
#97. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
When two sorcerers team up to revive an unbeatable army and take over the world of Earthrealm, it’s up to the best fighters to defeat them and ensure the world’s safety.
Well known for its levels of violence and gore, this entry in the Mortal Kombat series continues to provide intense and bloody fighting action.
There are over 20 characters to choose from, each with three unique fighting styles.
Players can unlock new content by spending “koins” in the Krypt, where over 600 coffins are ready to be opened.
In addition to the expected Arcade mode, players can also enjoy the new Konquest mode, which adds more backstory to the main plot.
There’s tons of content to enjoy and plenty of variety in character styles, providing dozens of hours of bloody excitement.
#96. NHL Hitz Pro
It’s all about hard hits and fast-paced sports action in this final entry in the hectic NHL Hitz franchise.
Prepare for aggressive and arcade-like hockey gameplay in this upgraded version of NHL Hitz.
Matches are now full 5-on-5 affairs, whereas previous versions only have 3-on-3 gameplay.
The official licensing allows you to pick from a variety of official NHL teams, including realistic designs and jerseys.
You can even create your very own team and climb through the ranks of the amateur league on your journey to join the NHL.
No other hockey game delivers quick and chaotic hockey gameplay quite like this one.
#95. 007: NightFire
When rumor of a dangerous arms exchange reaches MI6, they send out their best agent to investigate; James Bond.
From France to the South Pacific, this mission will see Bond traveling across the world and using his signature gadgets and style.
This FPS blends exciting gun-play and cool spy mechanics for an unforgettable action experience.
The lengthy single-player campaign takes players through awesome levels with multiple objectives and paths.
Players can also test their skills against friends in local multiplayer or hone their skills against bots.
Multiple unlockable characters and maps will keep you coming back for more!
If you’re a fan of the Nintendo 64 classic GoldenEye 007, this is another James Bond adventure you’ll absolutely love.
#94. X-Men Legends
A young mutant named Alison is recruited onto the X-Men team and helps them as they repel the villainous Magneto from covering the Earth in perpetual darkness.
This superhero adventure blends together action and strategy for a unique take on the highly popular X-Men brand.
Players can play through the story solo or enjoy the cooperative campaign that supports up to four players.
There are a variety of mutant heroes to play as, each with unique abilities and skills.
These skills can be increased by earning experience points, which are awarded for completing missions and defeating enemies.
This is a perfect game for a group of superhero-loving friends, and a great adventure that builds on the X-Men world.
#93. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario and his pals prepare to tee off in this exciting golf adventure, complete with all your favorite Super Mario Bros. characters!
This bright and colorful sports title is the perfect combination of arcade-like gameplay and signature Nintendo charm.
There are a total of 16 characters to play as, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and many more.
You can enjoy a round of golf on any of the seven unique courses, each one themed after a popular Super Mario location.
With a slew of single-player and group game modes to choose from, there’s more than enough content to keep you golfing for hours.
#92. Madden NFL 07
Take control of your favorite NFL team and compete in breathtakingly exciting and realistic matches of professional football!
This entry in the Madden NFL series continues to deliver excellent football gameplay that is both easy-to-learn and true to the sport.
This version includes a handful of gameplay improvements, including better defensive maneuvers and more control over your plays.
It also introduced the “highlight stick”, which also players to quickly use evasive moves.
Players can play as their favorite NFL teams, thanks to the complete NFL license that includes official players and stadiums.
#91. NHL Hitz 20-03
Compete in blisteringly fast 3-on-3 hockey matches, with a focus on rough play and fast-paced action.
This hockey game shakes up expectations by offering faster gameplay and fewer athletes on the ice.
There are a variety of modes to choose from, including both Season and Franchise modes.
Extra mini-games keep things refreshing and help players hone their skills for competition.
Unlike other NHL games, this title is all about playing dirty and hitting hard.
All bets are off when you get onto the ice, and only the fiercest competitor can hope for victory.
#90. All-Star Baseball 2003
Enjoy America’s favorite sport in a variety of modes, with endless baseball fun that provides accurate play and realism.
This awesome baseball title brings the sport to the GameCube, dominating the market as the biggest franchise on the system.
Players can enjoy a wealth of exciting game modes, including standard exhibition matches with both solo and multiplayer options.
The extensive Franchise mode allows players to experience up to 20 seasons, simulating games and managing their team.
With 30 different Major League Baseball teams and a selection of baseball legends and all-stars, this sports game is packed with your favorite players as well.
#89. Sega Soccer Slam
Add a bit of excessive aggression into your soccer time with this wacky and hard-hitting sports title.
Unlike other soccer games, Sega Soccer Slam encourages you to get rough with your opponents.
Players can punch, kick, and tackle the opposing team without fear of penalty, resulting in some crazy action.
There are a variety of game modes to play, including exhibition, challenge, and quest modes.
With six colorful and quirky teams to play as (with three unlockables as well), you’ll love playing as these cartoonish athletes.
#88. Wave Race: Blue Storm
Shred the waves on your jet-ski in this awesome extreme sports game.
Better yet, you’ll only find it on the Nintendo GameCube.
In this awesome jet-ski title, you’ll race through dangerous courses playing as one of the eight eccentric characters.
Players can attempt to become wave-racing legends in the Championship mode, or try out other fun modes like Time Attack and Stunt Mode.
Up to four players can join together for local competitive multiplayer, battling in both races and Stunt Mode.
If you’re looking for a unique extreme-sports game to spice up your GameCube library, this is a must-buy.
#87. Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Defeat Dr. Wily and gain new robot powers in the first eight games in the amazing Mega Man franchise!
This excellent compilation disc contains a total of ten Mega Man games, including all of the original Nintendo titles and two unlockable Japanese arcade games!
In each game, you’ll guide Mega Man through tough platforming levels, defeating robot masters and gaining their abilities.
A new tip system helps players work their way through harder parts of the games, making them more welcoming to newcomers.
Few game series are as iconic as Mega Man, and this fantastic collection packs countless hours of classic gaming fun onto one disc.
#86. NFL Street
Prepare for football like you’ve never seen it before, in this hard-hitting and loose-on-the-rules version of the NFL brand!
In this street football game, all bets are off as you engage in vicious competition with real-world NFL athletes.
Players can gain “style points” as they pull of successful plays, eventually earning the “GameBreaker” power-up that lets you barrel through opposing players with ease.
The main NFL Challenge mode tasks players with creating their own team and rising up through the ranks to become the best street football team.
Casual pick-up games can also be played, providing quick bursts of exciting action.
#85. NBA Live 2003
Slam down dunks and shoot three-pointers from downtown as your favorite NBA athletes in this fun yet arcade-like basketball title.
This entry in the NBA Live basketball franchise eases up on the realism, allowing for bigger plays and more explosive gameplay.
Players can dive into several game modes, including Franchise, Season, and Play-Off modes.
The new “freestyle” mechanic allows you to finesse the ball with the C-stick, pulling off stylish dribbles and jukes.
You’ll feel like a true NBA pro without having to learn every rule in the book.
#84. NBA Live 2004
Drive to the basket with more control than ever before in this excellent sports title with revamped controls and smoother animations.
This entry in the NBA Live basketball franchise keeps the arcade-like gameplay without sacrificing realistic visuals.
New animation technology gives athletes a more realistic fluidity, resembling their real-life NBA counterparts.
With a separate dunk and shoot button, players are now granted more options when attacking the rim.
Players can enjoy all the expected game modes, including full season play, Franchise, and exhibition.
#83. NCAA College Basketball 2K3
Partake in the competitive scene of college basketball in a variety of modes, where every player battles for NBA glory.
This sports title brings the raw energy of college basketball straight to your GameCube, with a flurry of fun and unique gameplay modes.
In addition to expected modes like Franchise and Season play, players can also enjoy custom tournaments, training mini-games, and the expansive Legacy mode.
In Legacy mode, you’ll have to recruit new players as star athletes graduate, constantly switching up your strategy on the court.
Fans of college basketball will love the attention to detail and the small variations in gameplay, as well as the plethora of cool modes and options.
#82. Madden NFL 06
Guide your athlete from his first year in the NFL to sports stardom in this exciting football title!
This entry in the Madden NFL football franchise brings all your favorite modes and also introduces Superstar mode.
In this new mode, players will have complete control over an NFL athlete’s career from start to finish, making key decisions along the way.
Major updates to the passing mechanics have been made, including QB Vision Control, which hones in your quarterback’s focus for more accurate passing.
Precision passing also heightens your control over passing routes, allowing for trickier plays and moves.
Even casual fans of football will enjoy this simulation title, thanks to its engaging new Superstar mode and enjoyable gameplay.
#81. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
After leaving his violent past behind, the elite assassin known as Agent 47 must return to the fold when a close friend is kidnapped by a shadowy figure.
This exciting stealth-action game puts players in the shoes of the world’s most dangerous hitman.
Using his iconic Silverballer pistols and choking out enemies with a lethal fiber wire, you’ll guide Agent 47 through numerous contract killings.
With numerous ways to take out each target, you’ll have a blast exploring every level and becoming the ultimate assassin.
Few franchises provide the thrill of the hunt quite like Hitman, and this sequel is one of the best in the series.
#80. Freedom Fighters
In a reality where the Soviet Union wins World War II, the United States quickly starts to be invaded by enemy troops.
Playing as a new resistance fighter, you’ll battle to save the streets of New York City.
By blending together an interesting war setting and engaging squad-based gameplay, this shooter stands out from the pack.
Players will fight through the gritty streets of New York City over a series of missions, recruiting other characters to fight in their resistance.
As you overtake the enemy and do good deeds, your squad will grow in size, with you as their leader.
In addition to the excellent campaign mode, local multiplayer modes provide extra hours of competitive fun.
#79. Def Jam Vendetta
Pit your favorite hip-hop stars against each other in brutal fights for all the street cred!
This crazy brawler features some huge rap and hip-hop names, with official music to boot.
This awesome game blends wrestling and fighting mechanics with a roster of over 45 playable characters, including popular real-world rappers and hip-hop artists.
In the main story mode, players pick from one of four characters and fight their way to the top of the underground fight club ladder.
Leveling up and growing in power as you win, you’ll fight against rappers like Method Man, Ghostface Killah, DMX, and more.
Regardless of your experience with fighting games, this is a great choice for any fan of the rap music genre.
#78. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Experience the original Star Wars film trilogy in playable LEGO form!
Join classic characters like Luke, Han Solo, and Yoda on an adventure that spans all three of the classic movies.
This cute and quirky title is one of the best Star Wars games of all time, with challenging yet rewarding platforming gameplay.
Each of the original Star Wars movies are spread across six levels, recreating iconic scenes with LEGO figurines and slapstick humor.
Players can experience the thrill of flying a TIE fighter, battling Darth Vader, and fighting in huge battles!
Breaking apart enemies and the environment earns you studs, which can be used to buy new characters, vehicles, and cheat codes.
The huge amount of unlockable content and characters makes this a highly replayable adventure that’s great for gamers of all ages.
#77. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Live a fulfilling life of family and farming as you tend to your crops and build relationships with townsfolk.
If you wish for the best harvest, you’ll have to awaken the Harvest Goddess as well!
This farming simulator quickly gained cult-classic status due to its relaxing gameplay and cute visual design.
In the story, players take on the role of a farm-owner and spend each day doing chores and completing tasks.
As you do your farming duties you’ll earn music notes, which are ultimately used to awaken the Harvest Goddess.
Besides farming, you can get married, compete in mini-games, and even have kids!
This quirky game is great for unwinding after a long day and is sure to bring a smile to your face.
#76. FIFA Soccer 2004
Compete in the breakneck FIFA soccer league with more control over your teammates and a long list of gameplay improvements.
This entry in the FIFA Soccer franchise keeps delivering quality soccer gameplay, while also introducing some fantastic control options.
The most notable addition is the Off-the-Ball play, which allows players to direct up to three different team members at any point.
This unprecedented team control allows you to set up complex plays, which are made better by the improved passing system.
The expansive career mode gives players something to focus their effort on, and awesome multiplayer options provides endless hours of competitive soccer gameplay.
#75. Need for Speed Underground
Brave the rough scene of street racing on your journey to become the best driver in Olympic City.
This fan-favorite racing title combines high-stakes racing with sleek customizable cars, with a story-focused career mode at the center.
Players will take on the role of an up-and-coming driver in the nighttime street racing scene.
Competing in a variety of race types that includes drifting and drag-racing, players must defeat several racing rivals to climb to the top.
New cars can be collected and upgraded, adding both visual flair and performance enhancements.
You’ll need the finest-tuned car if you want to become the best in this fantastic take on the dangerous world of underground street racing.
#74. NHL 2004
Prepare for even more great hockey action, with fully licensed teams and an impressive new Dynasty mode.
This entry in the NHL hockey franchise adds more realistic gameplay features, as well as a brand new franchise mode dubbed “Dynasty”.
In Dynasty mode, players can take on the role of both GM and coach of a hockey team, fine-tuning their roster in pursuit of victory.
This hockey game doesn’t shy away from brawls either, with a fun fighting mini-game when things get heated.
The controls are easy enough to learn, with advanced techniques available for skilled players.
Both hockey veterans and newcomers alike will find a lot of content to love, thanks to its rich mode selection and fun gameplay.
#73. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
As a young skater hoping for success, you join up with Tony Hawk in an epic “World Destruction Tour” of mayhem and dangerous skating.
Players who enjoy a dose of comedy and anarchy with their skateboarding will greatly enjoy this wacky extreme-sports title.
Either in story mode or classic mode, players will skate around both new and old-school Tony Hawk Pro Skater levels, completing objectives and pulling off crazy tricks.
The story mode focuses on two teams of skaters competing in an insane competition of stunts, where each team tries to out-do each other with even more risky moves.
The extensive combo system lets you speed around the map and rack up huge points, pulling off miraculous skateboarding trick-lines.
With cameos from tons of professional skaters, this is one star-studded sports title you won’t want to miss.
#72. NBA 2K3
Play basketball your way in this awesome sports title with expansive game modes and ESPN-licensed broadcasting visuals.
This entry in the NBA 2K basketball series opens up options for fans of all kinds by including fun customizable game modes and realistic visuals.
In addition to full-season play and franchise modes, players can also compete in street-ball matches, with full customization over weather and courts.
On the professional court, the visuals are given a boost of realism thanks to the branded ESPN overlays and commentary.
Whether you’re looking for realistic basketball gameplay in the big leagues or relaxed street-ball rules, this is the NBA 2K title for you.
#71. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Based on the movie of the same name, players guide their favorite The Lord of the Rings characters through iconic moments from the epic final film.
As Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and a wide variety of other friendly faces, you’ll brave the dangerous fantasy world of Middle Earth.
This epic adaptation of the final The Lord of the Rings film is packed with exciting action gameplay and memorable scenes, as well as three unique storylines to follow.
After fighting in the battle of Helm’s Deep, players can choose to follow one of three paths: the Wizard, the King, and the Hobbits.
Each path has unique levels and scenarios, following fan-favorite groups of characters through their dangerous adventure.
In their quest to cast the all-powerful ring into Mount Doom, players will have to cast magic, fight against orcs, and survive giant battles.
Cooperative play is supported on certain levels, so you can even bring a friend along for the ride!
#70. The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
As his health rapidly declines, Bruce Banner attempts to create a machine to cure himself of his maddening mutant ability.
Unfortunately, a military branch known as the Division attack Bruce, forcing him into his Hulk-form to unleash pure mayhem.
There are few superheroes as powerful and iconic as the Hulk, and this awesome action game gives you all the strength of the giant green brawler.
Players explore an open world as the Hulk, picking up missions and unlocking new abilities and costumes.
The gameplay centers around the Hulk’s massive strength, allowing players to dash through walls and throw heavy items like cars and people.
If you’re looking for an action game with tons of comic book fun, this Hulk adventure gets the job done and then some.
#69. Resident Evil 0
One night while transporting a convicted killer named Billy, a young officer named Rebecca experiences the unthinkable.
Undead horrors unleash themselves on the train that both Billy and Rebecca are riding, and the pair will have to form a hesitant alliance if they want to survive!
This prequel to the massively popular horror game Resident Evil presents players with a terrifying and challenging journey.
Players must switch between the two playable characters, passing weapons and ammo as well as puzzle items.
You’ll fight your way through a runaway train, a creepy training facility, and an underground lab, battling horrific creatures and zombies.
Many consider Resident Evil 0 to be one of the toughest games in the franchise, with engaging puzzles and punishing combat encounters.
#68. Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
On the planet of Iron Star, a civil war between droids rages on.
Playing as a decommission bot known a Glitch, players fight back against the oppressive General Corrosive and his army of soldier-bots.
Get ready to scrap some junk robots in this exciting and inventive action title.
Thanks to Glitch’s customizable arms, the player can switch between a variety of explosive weapons and utility gadgets.
Each level is chock-full of enemies to blast through and environmental dangers, so players will have to keep firing and utilize things like zip-lines to stay alive.
Despite its somewhat cutesy visuals, this game provides an ample challenge for any action-game buff, with a difficulty that feels rewarding and satisfying.
#67. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
The suave spy James Bond is back, and this time he must use his gadgets and skills to defeat a shadowy ex-KGB agent named Nikolai Diavolo.
As the world of terrorism begins to utilize nanotechnology, Bond must expand his arsenal in order to take them down.
Fans of the James Bond film franchise will adore this excellent adaptation of the Everything or Nothing film, with a star-studded cast and amazing action.
Playing as 007, players engage in exciting third-person action, including gunfights, brawls, and vehicle chases.
In addition to the lengthy story mode, you can also hop into cooperative or competitive modes, enjoying this spy-thriller with friends.
In comparison to other the 007 games, this title offers a wide variety of gameplay scenarios that are sure to keep you on your toes.
#66. Def Jam: Fight for NY
After breaking your boss D-Mob out of police custody, you must fight off Crow, another crew-leader who looks to step on your turf while the heat is high.
As you work your way through the story, you’ll face-off against popular rap artists in bone-crunching fights.
Like its predecessor, Def Jam Vendetta, this game features dozens of real-world rappers and places you in the middle of a fight against them all.
After creating their custom character, players will fight through an extensive story mode, unlocking new items like jewelry and clothes and upgrading their fighter.
There are five different fighting styles to choose from, adding a great amount of variety to the wrestling/fighting gameplay.
There are over 65 unique characters to unlock and fight as, including rap artists like Ludacris, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes.
Fans of both fighting games and hip-hop will love this excellent fusion of entertainment.
#65. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
When the revered Maidens of the Shrine are kidnapped by the evil Shadow Link and the kingdom of Hyrule is thrown into despair, only the Hero of Time can save the day.
Splitting himself into three clones, the hero Link sets out to defeat Shadow Link and restore Hyrule to its original beauty.
This amazing Nintendo adventure lets you and up to three friends join together for a fantastic romp through Hyrule.
By using connectivity between the Game Boy Advance handheld and the Nintendo GameCube, players can link up and battle Shadow Link together.
Players must complete tricky puzzles that require smart use of each Link clone, as well as fight against towering boss monsters.
Additional mini-games and competitive modes keep the experience fresh, providing some fun distractions from the overall adventure.
This is a great game for any group of friends looking to combine their minds and save the world as a team!
#64. NASCAR Thunder 2003
Prepare for quick pit-stops and ultra-fast race speeds in this awesome circuit racing game with full NASCAR licensing.
This professional racing title contains a handful of enjoyable game modes and the breakneck pace of NASCAR races.
Quick Race allows for solo or multiplayer matches on any unlocked track, while Season mode offers 20 consecutive seasons of racing.
Career Mode places you in charge of a driver’s entire career, managing things like ad sponsorship, pit crew effectiveness, and more.
Fun tutorials come in the form of Thunder License mode, which also includes tough challenges that recreate iconic races from the past.
Any fan of the NASCAR sport will love this varied and realistic representation of racing.
#63. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
After learning that his fate ends in violent death, the Prince of Persia travels to the mystical Island of Time in an attempt to stop the creation of the Sands of Time.
With a dark new attitude and fun game mechanics, this sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time amps up the violence and difficulty.
Players explore a mostly open game world, free-running around the environment and battling the creatures that stay on the island.
Thanks to the Prince’s powers, you can rewind and slow-down time, creating new combat opportunities and preventing environmental deaths.
New combat mechanics allow you to wield additional weapons, including blades to throw and two-handed heavy weapons.
The open-ended nature of the game allows for multiple endings, providing replayability that encourages multiple playthroughs.
#62. NBA Street
Take your ball game to the streets and compete in neighborhoods around the United States as you aim to become the best streetball player around.
This exciting basketball title trades realistic gameplay for eccentric dunks and arcade-like rules, resulting in a fast and unique sports experience.
Through a variety of modes, players take on real-world NBA players in intense streetball matches, pulling off crazy tricks and shots.
Performing well on the court fills up your energy bar, which can be expended to pull off impressive shots known as Gamebreakers.
The Nintendo GameCube version has an exclusive court as well, letting players dribble in the United States capital city.
Fans of both basketball and exciting arcade gameplay will love this unique take on the sport.
#61. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
After altering the path of history, the Prince of Persia must experience his early years from a different perspective.
When the evil Vizier unleashes the Sands of Time yet again, the Prince discovers an alter-ego ravaging inside, one that promises him fame and glory.
In order to save his world, the Prince must fight back against the Vizier and clear himself of infection from the Sands.
Like other entries in the Prince of Persia franchise, this epic finale combines fun exploration and brutal combat for a wild action ride.
This third game brings in a flurry of new gameplay additions, including better free-running options, more combat abilities, and a brand new Prince form to fight as.
Players will also control the Prince’s alter-ego, which adds a whip weapon that’s tons of fun to use.
Gamers looking for an epic story with fantastic action will find their fill in this amazing finale.
#60. Skies of Arcadia Legends
A group of airship pirates attempt to take down the Valuan Empire, a military force that seeks to awaken an ancient power and achieve world domination.
Slowly building a resistance as they go, the leaders of the Blue Rogue pirate group aim to rid the world of the Valuan Empire once and for all.
This port of the Sega Dreamcast classic RPG adds in new quests, better technical performance, and re-balanced battles and leveling.
Playing as the various members of the Blue Rogue group, you’ll fly through the sky and explore the ruins of several fantasy civilizations.
Along the way, enemy forces and creatures must be defeated in suspenseful turn-based battles, forcing players to use both strategy and skill.
This unforgettable adventure is full of memorable characters and awesome art design and is a great pick for any RPG fan.
#59. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
After years of being tormented by an alien race known as the TimeSplitters, Sergeant Cortez makes his own trip throughout history in order to stop them from ever being created.
Once again, the TimeSplitters franchise delivers amazing FPS action in this third and final installment.
Players will love the humorous story mode, which is packed with levels that take place throughout interesting moments in history.
The story mode can be enjoyed solo or cooperatively, and the suite of multiplayer modes makes this a highly replayable shooter.
There are numerous multiplayer challenges to complete, as well as a full map-editor that allows you to create your very own TimeSplitters mission!
#58. Tales of Symphonia
In the fantasy land of Sylvarant, a group of friends embark on an adventure to revitalize the world and ensure their survival.
Unfortunately, this comes at a high cost, as other worlds may perish as a result of their actions.
Highly acclaimed for its fantastic battles and epic world, this RPG is a fan-favorite with players in both the East and the West.
In the game, players explore a world map, investigating towns and dungeons for quests and combat.
Combat is a visual treat, with awesome team-up abilities known as Unison Attacks.
After finishing the game, players can restart the adventure while retaining their items and level in the awesome New Game Plus mode.
Swap your ship color and attempt to survive in this flurry of futuristic enemies and colored bullets.
This incredibly challenging and fast arcade-shooter is well known in Japan, and the Nintendo home console version is regarded as one of the best ports of all time.
There are five ultra-tough stages to complete, each with three levels of difficulty.
Players can switch between a white and black ship on command and can suck up enemy bullets of the same color.
This presents a mind-boggling challenge as bullets fill up the screen and you attempt to absorb them and survive.
Luckily, players can adjust the options and difficulty to their liking, giving them more control over the experience than in the original arcade version.
#56. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Defeat FOXHOUND as Solid Snake in this updated remake of the classic stealth game, Metal Gear Solid.
This remake takes the classic Metal Gear Solid game for PlayStation and updates it with new gameplay, an updated voice-acting cast, and more.
The ability to aim in first-person perspective is included, which is needed to take on the more challenging AI enemies.
Sneaking through the Shadow Moses compound has never felt so immersive, with completely remade environments and animations.
Both fans of the original game and newcomers will fall in love with the updated story and gameplay, providing both quality and nostalgia at the same time.
#55. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
A mercenary named Ike attempts to reconnect nations as he battles to restore the fantasy country of Crimea.
Fierce war and dangerous politics await him on the lengthy journey to victory.
In this challenging strategy title, you’ll have to take care of your teammates and squad, as all deaths are permanent.
Traveling through various countries with Ike and his mercenary crew, you’ll engage in tough battles with various enemies.
There are over 40 unique characters to recruit into your army, with a number of character classes to learn and use on the battlefield.
Players will also have to maintain relationships with other characters during downtime, rallying morale and making decisions on how the story progresses.
#54. The Sims
Create your dream home and guide your very own character through day-to-day activities as you shape their life and destiny.
This unique game lets players craft their own home, choosing from a huge variety of structures and decorations.
Then, players can control the character living in the house, making various choices and upgrading their stats.
The main story mode, titled “Get-A-Life”, tasks you with completing objectives such as improving your home, getting a job, and having kids.
The game can be played for countless hours, as unlockable content continues to offer new ways to improve your house and character’s life.
#53. Viewtiful Joe 2
Action hero star Viewtiful Joe and his girlfriend Sexy Silvia attempt the world of Movieland from an invading alien race.
By using their super movie-powers, the pair will rewind and fast-forward through the adventure with blistering speed.
The action of blockbuster movies and comic book heroes erupts on-screen in this awesome adventure!
Players control both Joe and Silvia, each with their own special VFX powers.
Used both in combat and puzzle-solving, VFX powers allow you to slow down, speed up, and even replay parts of the action.
This sequel doubles down on the action as well, delivering levels set in crazy action films and colorful sequences with a cool cel-shaded visual style.
#52. NHL 2K3
Play as all your favorite NHL teams from the 2002 – 2003 season in this awesome hockey game with official ESPN licensing!
This entry in the NHL 2K hockey series provides a great selection of game modes, as well as realistic ESPN broadcast overlays and presentation.
Players can enjoy the deep franchise mode, which is similar to season-play but requires you to act as the general manager for an NHL team.
Quick matches can be enjoyed both solo and in competitive play, allowing you face off against your friends as your favorite NHL teams.
The realistic gameplay and easy-to-learn controls make it a great sports game for players of all skill levels.
#51. Super Monkey Ball 2
When Dr. Bad-Boon steals all the bananas from Monkey Island, a team of four monkeys hop into balls and attempt to retrieve every last one.
This colorful and unique title is great for both solo players and party play, thanks to its great selection of game modes.
In the story mode, you’ll have to navigate over 100 levels that are filled with traps and pitfalls, rolling your way to safety in a giant inflatable ball.
Additional levels can be enjoyed in Challenge mode, with three different sets of levels for beginners, advanced players, and experts.
Twelve additional mini-games are available for multiplayer party play, including the six games in the original Super Monkey Ball.
This wacky and vivid adventure is a must-own for any gamer looking for something different.
#50. Fight Night Round 2
Tie up your gloves and get ready to deal out some pain in intense bouts of professional boxing.
It’s haymakers and uppercuts galore in this awesome title that doesn’t pull its punches.
The fantastic Fight Night boxing franchise makes its debut on the GameCube in this violent and satisfying sports title.
Players can choose from a wide roster of both modern and legendary boxing athletes, or create their own in the Career mode.
The GameCube version also includes Little Mac from the Punch-Out franchise as a playable character!
Using the analog sticks, you’ll have to weave and dodge through an onslaught of punches while throwing your own.
Few GameCube games put you in the middle of a fight quite like this one does!
#49. Tony Hawk’s Underground
Dreaming of becoming professional skateboarders, two New Jersey skaters travel across the United States participating in tournaments and crazy stunts.
The bonds of friendship will be tested as the action gets crazier and crazier.
Like the other Tony Hawk titles, this skateboarding game is packed with awesome levels designed for huge combos and intense action.
Players can now create a custom character for use in the story mode or play as their favorite athletes in Free Skate mode.
For the first time, you can hop off your board and explore levels, finding hidden objectives and goals.
In addition to the stellar story modes, fun multiplayer modes and a level editor are included for hours of entertainment.
#48. Animal Crossing
As a new resident in a delightful village town, you’ll have to improve your house, meet and greet your neighbors, and explore to your heart’s content.
In this highly customizable and endless adventure, players are given complete freedom over how they spend their time in the cute and lovable world.
There are a wide variety of activities to undertake, including gardening, fishing, fossil-hunting, and more.
Players can buy new furniture and upgrade their house by spending bells, which can be acquired by helping your neighbors and selling goodies!
The game matches up with the time and date in the real world, with varying seasons and holidays to celebrate.
There’s an endless array of options in this never-ending game of social fun!
#47. Aggressive Inline
Strap on your skates and speed through the streets, pulling off dangerous and impressive tricks.
Similar to the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, this extreme-sports title puts players in control of a young athlete and unleashes them in levels full of fun obstacles.
Players are free to explore levels and work out trick-lines, improving their skills as they practice.
There are a variety of objectives to complete in each level, including obtaining high trick scores and completing notable tricks.
The gameplay lends itself to long trick combos, packed with grinds, holds, and more.
After crash landing on an alien planet, the space explorer Captain Olimar must recover his ship’s parts to make it home.
In order to do so, Olimar must enlist the help of a small species of skilled aliens known as Pikmin.
This cute yet challenging adventure provides a great combination of strategy and intrigue.
Players control Captain Olimar, who in turn directs small armies of Pikmin.
The game is separated into days, and there are only thirty days available to collect all the ship parts.
There are three colors of Pikmin to find, and each one has a special skill that will help you progress.
In addition to exploring the curious environment, you and your Pikmin army engage in battle with large creatures.
#45. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
An elite stealth agent known as Sam Fisher wades through the tricky waters of international politics and espionage as he executes highly classified missions across the globe.
This highly tactical third-person shooter is all about picking your shots and anticipating consequences.
Playing as a highly-skilled spy, players can employ the use of several neat gadgets including night-vision goggles and modified weaponry.
In each level, players must navigate through the shadows, shooting out lights and disabling cameras.
Combat is often abrupt and non-lethal, as leaving a trace of bodies may get you caught.
Few franchises provide stealth action like Splinter Cell, and this is the game that started it all.
#44. SSX Tricky
Pull off death-defying grabs as you blaze down steep mountainsides in this extreme take on the sport of snowboarding.
This sequel in the SSX snowboarding franchise amps up the color and attitude, providing an arcade-like experience that’s both visually appealing and fun to play.
Players can choose from an assortment of original characters and snowboard down a selection of original and new slopes.
New tricks can be performed by filling up the “Uber” meter, giving you unlimited boost for a short time.
Both snowboarding veterans and newbies alike will love this quirky take on the winter sport.
#43. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
This best-selling GameCube exclusive brings Mario and his large cast of friends and foes together for a high-speed racing competition!
With an impressive roster of 20 classic Nintendo characters, this awesome racing title brings a hefty amount of charm to the table.
Cooperative racing is now a major gameplay feature, allowing two players to race together against friends or AI opponents.
Both Grand Prix and Battle Mode make their return, offering exciting tournament play and multiplayer mayhem respectively.
There are five championship cups to win, with three difficulty settings for each.
This is a great GameCube title for both long single-player sessions and hectic party play, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
#42. MVP Baseball 2004
Crack the bat at flying fastballs in this exhilarating baseball title with a wide range of game modes and teams!
This sophomoric entry in the MVP Baseball franchise introduces some big gameplay improvements and content-rich features.
For the first time in baseball gaming, players can choose from both Major League and Minor League teams.
With complete real-world licensing, players will be able to tee off with all their favorite real-world teams.
Improvements to the controls have been made as well, with refined batting, fielding, and pitching.
The fan-favorite “Dynasty” mode has been reworked as well, adding in more options for trading and recruitment.
#41. MVP Baseball 2005
With more refined animations and graphics, this realistic sports title puts the feeling of Major League baseball in the palm of your hands.
Like its predecessors, this entry in the MVP Baseball franchise delivers high-octane gameplay that is realistic and representative of the sport.
New playable teams have been added, including lower-tier Minor League teams.
The new “Owner’s Mode” tasks players with balancing big-picture managerial tasks for their Dynasty franchise, including running promotions, tweaking their stadium, and hiring additional staff.
Once again, this franchise delivers a fantastic amount of control and addictive sports gameplay.
#40. NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup
Experience true competitive racing in the final NASCAR game to release on the GameCube!
Fans of NASCAR will love the wealth of variety in this awesome racer, which adds tons of new gameplay modes.
Players can race through a series of NASCAR cups, including the National Series, the Craftsman Truck Series, and more.
The lengthy “Fight to the Top” mode sees you controlling a rookie driver, climbing up the competitive ladder to the top spot.
Players can choose to race as both real-world NASCAR athletes and fictional characters, providing a great mixture of realism and fantasy.
The great variety in car choices and gameplay modes make this one of the most comprehensive and entertaining racing games available on GameCube!
#39. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
Face off against golfing legends with beginner-friendly controls for a relaxing yet addictive sports challenge!
This entry in the Tiger Woods golf franchise delivers more customization options, better game modes, and improved control features.
Players can create a custom golfer and tee off in a variety of modes, including the PGA Tour and the all-new Legends mode.
Legends mode lets you challenge some of the best professional golfers in history or face off in preset scenario challenges.
The new Tiger Vision feature helps you out in a pinch, giving you helpful tips to sink tough shots.
Overall, this is one of the finest golfing games for both newcomers and veterans.
#38. NBA Street V3
Slam onto the court and ball with style in this explosive arcade basketball title!
In this third and final entry in the NBA Street franchise, players can enjoy matches of 3-on-3 streetball with their favorite NBA athletes.
As you perform tricks and passes, you’ll earn a massive Gamebreaker dunk shot, which is worth up to four points!
There are a handful of fun modes to enjoy, including the Street Challenge mode, serving as the main campaign.
You can even create your own street court, customizing everything from the environment to court-paint!
Fans of both the NBA and arcade-like sports titles will love this wild and stylish take on basketball.
#37. NCAA Football 2005
Dive deep into the feverish fan-filled world of college football as you compete in fun and realistic matches with real teams.
This entry in the NCAA Football franchise delivers realistic and thrilling college football, packed with true-to-life content.
The home-field advantage mechanic emphasizes the roaring crowds and fans, impacting your performance during play.
An expansive Dynasty mode lets you customize and guide a rookie team through years of simulated play.
Any fan of football will enjoy this excellent take on the wild atmosphere that college sports provide.
#36. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
After learning about a map that shows the location of the seven fabled Crystal Stars, Mario and his friends embark on an adventure to collect them all.
In an effort to save Princess Peach as well as the world itself, Mario must battle against numerous enemies throughout the Mushroom Kingdom!
This stylish adventure offers dozens of hours of colorful and imaginative fun, complete with polished combat and funny dialogue.
Like other Paper Mario games, this title features addictive and easy-to-learn turn-based combat, where timed button-presses earn you extra power!
Players must work their way through eight chapters, each set in a unique and vivid world.
Memorable boss fights and hilarious dialogue make this one of the most memorable RPGs on the GameCube by far!
#35. Beyond Good & Evil
When an alien race known as the DomZ attack the peaceful planet of Hillys, a young journalist named Jade rises up to fight back.
Fans of both stealth and fantasy will enjoy this interesting and unique adventure.
Playing as Jade, players work their way through a variety of open-ended stages, using Jade’s camera for investigations and her powerful staff for defeating enemies.
A variety of puzzles and stealth-based sequences keep gameplay refreshing, as do the occasional mini-games scattered throughout the world.
With a compelling story and entertaining gameplay, this is one sci-fi adventure you shouldn’t pass up.
#34. Super Monkey Ball
Guide a group of adventurous monkeys in rolling balls through winding mazes and obstacles in this arcade-inspired title!
Often considered one of the most unique games on the GameCube, this SEGA-developed adventure provides hours of addictive and challenging gameplay.
Over 3 different modes, players must roll their monkey balls through a series of increasingly difficult stages.
In addition to the main single-player mode, there are various multiplayer modes as well as fun mini-games to enjoy.
This lighthearted yet difficult game contains nearly 100 levels of monkey-rolling fun, providing a lengthy challenge for seasoned gamers.
#33. F-Zero GX
Race at the speed of sound on futuristic tracks as you rise to the top spot in an elite league of adrenaline-junkies!
This intense sequel in the F-Zero series brings crazy-fast racing straight to your GameCube!
Players can choose from a variety of gameplay modes, including Grand Prix, Versus Mode, Time Attack, and more.
There are nearly 30 different vehicles to race with, and each one provides a unique racing feel.
Thanks to the variety of content and the first F-Zero story mode ever, this fast-paced racing game will keep you playing for hours on end.
#32. TimeSplitters 2
When an alien race known as the TimeSplitters begins hopping throughout history and stealing the all-important time crystals, two soldiers begin a quest of time-travel to defeat them and recover the crystals.
The TimeSplitters franchise combines humorous storytelling and unique levels with a great variety of modes.
Players can enjoy the ten-level story mode, as well as the various multiplayer modes and challenges included.
The “Arcade League” sees players battling against AI-controlled opponents on a variety of maps, gaining points for winning and defeating enemies.
Additionally, players can create their own story or multiplayer levels by using the extensive MapMaker feature.
Few FPS contain the variety and fun-factor that this excellent sequel does, so be sure to grab a copy today!
#31. NBA Street Vol. 2
Challenge real-world NBA teams to high-flying streetball matches in this awesome sequel to NBA Street.
This entry in the NBA Street series continues to emphasize the cool-factor of streetball, encouraging players to play with finesse and style.
There are four modes to choose from, including Pick Up Game, the NBA Challenge, Be-A-Legend Mode, and the tutorial “Street School”.
Players can choose from any of the 29 unlockable NBA teams, balling it up with their favorite athletes as well as other legendary NBA stars.
With a focus on vivid visuals and easy-to-learn controls, this is one basketball game that everyone can enjoy!
#30. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
A fun cast of characters and endless extreme-sports entertainment fuse together for an unforgettable adventure in this popular franchise.
Instead of restricting players with a time limit, this entry in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series expands gameplay by offering a brand new main mode.
Players can now freely explore each level, picking up missions and objectives from various characters.
There are a handful of professional skaters to play as, as well as a few unlockable characters like Jango Fett from Star Wars.
This awesome skating game also builds on the previous games’ mechanics, offering longer trick combos and variations.
#29. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Race as aggressive as you can in this crazy sequel that focuses on intense street racing and explosive crashes.
In this fantastic racing sequel, players can attack the track in a variety of fun ways.
There are a few major gameplay modes, including the popular Crash mode and Pursuit mode.
Using a variety of sleek cars, players must weave through traffic, accumulate boost, and defeat the competition.
In Crash mode, you must cause as much destruction as possible with a single crash.
The GameCube version includes over a dozen exclusive levels for Crash mode, making it one of the best versions of this game overall.
#28. Pikmin 2
After successfully escaping an alien planet, the astronaut Captain Olimar and his partner Louie are sent back to look for valuable treasure.
As the pair travel further into the planet, new species of Pikmin and even greater threats begin to appear.
This fun sequel puts players back in the shoes of Olimar, who must work together with the small aliens known as Pikmin to explore their mysterious home-planet.
There are two new Pikmin types to find and utilize, including the speedy white Pikmin and the bulky purple Pikmin.
Two new multiplayer modes have been added; a competitive multiplayer mode and an unlockable challenge mode.
To uncover the best treasures, you’ll have to solve puzzles and battle huge monsters.
Each day presents a new challenge in this fun and cute strategic adventure.
#27. NFL 2K3
Experience fun and realistic matches of football in this excellent year of NFL 2K, the only version of the franchise to be released on the GameCube.
In addition to official ESPN branding, this excellent football title brings realistic player models and intense play-action to the table.
There are a wide variety of modes, including standard Exhibition, Tournament, Playoffs, and Practice.
Situation mode lets you tweak every aspect of the game, allowing you to set-up historic moments and other fantasy scenarios.
Season and Franchise modes allow for extensive football match line-ups, as you carry one team to glory.
Any football fan who owns a GameCube should pick this one up!
#26. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Tee-off with the pros on a selection of real-world golf courses in this exciting and customization-rich golf title.
This entry in the Tiger Woods golf series includes nearly 20 courses and 30 characters.
Players can create their own pro golfer for the first time by using the GameFace feature.
Classic modes like PGA Tour and Skillzone return, while new real-time events keep gameplay fresh and exciting.
Crisp visuals and accurate sound design immerses you into the game, providing thrilling yet relaxing rounds on the greens.
#25. Resident Evil
Explore the Spencer Mansion and survive the horrific undead in this masterful remake of the classic horror game.
This classic horror game is brought to new heights in this amazing remake, with updated visuals and controls.
Playing as either Chris or Jill, players must investigate a multi-roomed mansion teeming with zombies and other dangerous horrors.
Complex puzzles and challenging combat force you to think before you shoot, as death awaits around every corner.
If you want to survive, you’ll need to use resources carefully, check your map, and be sure to dodge those pesky zombie dogs!
If you’ve never played the original Resident Evil on PlayStation, this is arguably the better way to experience it.
#24. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest
Experience one of the best games of all time, now with alternate dungeon designs and updated graphics!
Originally released as a pre-order bonus for Wind Waker, this compilation disc includes both the original Ocarina of Time as well as the unreleased expansion, Master Quest.
Both titles feature a young adventurer named Link, who attempts to save the fantasy kingdom of Hyrule from the evil sorcerer Ganondorf.
To save the day, Link must travel back and forth through time, finding new items and solving puzzle-filled dungeons.
Simply put, this is a game that must be played by everyone, and this GameCube disc is one of the only places you can play the Master Quest expansion.
#23. Madden NFL 2005
Clash with your NFL rivals in this action-packed football title that includes improved AI-opponents and a brand new “hit stick” to maneuver during plays.
This entry in the Madden NFL football franchise delivers solid gameplay while tightening up mechanics and visuals.
The biggest additions are the new hit stick and defense hot routes, both of which offer new strategies during play.
The hit stick can be used to lay into defenders and other players, pushing them and knocking them to the ground.
Defense hot routes allow you to quickly alter any player’s defensive position, shaking up your playbook.
New mini-games and other small adjustments make this the most refined Madden title available on GameCube.
#22. Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Enter the cockpit of your favorite spaceships from the Star Wars series and participate in massive sky-battles from the movies!
Star Wars fans will go head-over-heels for this exciting and addictive space-battle game.
Taking place across all three of the original movies, players zip through space, blowing up TIE Fighters and other Imperial ships.
There are ten levels to choose from, each representing a memorable battle from the films.
Bonus levels can be unlocked, allowing you to fly the Millennium Falcon!
Only the best pilots will be able to earn all three medals on each level, so start practicing now!
#21. Madden NFL 2002
Arc the pigskin with a perfect spiral and go for the touchdown in this competitive and entertaining football title.
This entry in the Madden NFL football franchise was a launch title for the GameCube, bringing sports action to players on day one.
Football fans can enjoy a great selection of modes, including quick-play, a full season, and tournaments.
You can also create your own player and team for use, crafting them after your favorite athletes or an original character.
The jump to new hardware presents great graphics and thrilling gameplay, making this a solid purchase for any football faithful.
#20. NCAA Football 2004
Jump into the competitive and crazy world of college football, complete with touchdown celebrations and rabid school-spirit.
This entry in the NCAA Football franchise brings the excitement of college sports directly to your console.
In addition to choosing from an impressive roster of real-world schools, players can create their own team to play with.
The new “college classics” mode puts players on the field in some of the most important games of college football history.
Improvements have also been made to ball-handling and AI-opponents, updating the gameplay for a better experience.
#19. Madden NFL 2003
Prepare for big hits and epic plays in this action-packed football game that keeps you coming back for more.
This entry in the Madden NFL franchise adds a few excellent game modes and tightens up the gameplay over previous entries.
Long-time fans will undoubtedly appreciate the expansive franchise mode, which lets you control the simulate multiple seasons with your very own NFL team.
Mini-games come in the form of Minicamp mode, where you’ll practice your fundamental skills with entertaining side-activities.
The play-editor has also received a major overhaul, allowing you to create your own plays as well as borrow popular ones from other coaches.
Generally speaking, this football game has more than enough content to keep your hands on the controller for hours on end.
#18. Super Smash Bros. Melee
A giant cast of Nintendo characters come together to beat each other up in fantastical and epic four-player battles!
This exciting GameCube exclusive doubles as both a fighting game and a party game, as it is easy-to-learn but has tons of complex techniques to discover.
Players can battle it out in a variety of fun modes, including a handful of single-player and multiplayer modes.
Event Mode challenges players to achieve victory in battles that call back to other popular Nintendo franchises.
Whether you’re a fan of Mario and his friends or a fighting game fiend, this is one GameCube game you must own.
#17. NBA 2K2
Play as your favorite legendary athletes and enjoy a variety of excellent modes in this awesome basketball title!
This entry in the NBA 2K series delivers exciting on-the-court action, both in professional arenas and street-courts.
Players can play as the entire 2001-2002 NBA roster, or choose from one of the five included “legends” teams.
There are a plethora of game modes to select, including exhibition, season, playoffs, and franchise modes.
If you can’t find a team or player you like, you can create your own by using the extensive customization features.
If you’re looking for fun sports gameplay on your GameCube, this is one title that gets the job done.
#16. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
Sit back and enjoy a trip around a dozen of famous courses as you compete in relaxing yet compelling golfing contests.
This entry in the Tiger Woods PGA golf franchise adds a bunch of new characters, 12 fantastic courses, and some great modes of play.
Unique game modes like Scenario and SkillZone pit players against fun golfing challenges.
Players can also take on the Tiger Challenge, facing off against a variety of fun characters in one-on-one competitions.
This is a great golf title for players of all skill levels, so start swinging!
#15. NCAA Football 2003
Packed with awesome game modes and an intense atmosphere of competition, this college sports game lets you play ball the way you want.
This entry in the NCAA Football franchise brings the excitement of college football directly to your GameCube, complete with cheerleaders, real teams, and deep mechanics.
Players can dive headfirst into the expansive dynasty mode, which offers endless amounts of options and fine-tuning.
Changes have been made to both the running and passing game, opening up new plays and strategies.
Any fan of college football will have a blast with this exciting representation of school sports.
#14. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
After her grandfather is murdered, a young woman named Alexandra goes to his mansion searching for answers.
Instead, she finds a secret room with a mysterious book with hidden power.
If you want to scare yourself senseless on the GameCube, this is a good way to do it.
The game follows four characters, each living in a different place and time.
Guiding each character, players must make their way through levels filled with terrifying traps, creatures, and peril.
There is a “sanity” meter that must be maintained over the game, otherwise, you will fall prey to many of the unique scares in the game.
#13. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
Grind and flip-trick your way to extreme sports fame in this addictive and fast-paced skating game.
This entry in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise introduced a few new game mechanics for players to utilize.
The new revert option allows you to keep a combo going for even longer across the flat-top, and new hidden combos encourage players to skate over all obstacles in the level.
Each level has a handful of objectives to complete, including collecting letters to spell SKATE, find the hidden tape, and reaching high-score combos.
This fantastic title gives players an infinitely replayable sandbox of skateboarding fun, so pick this one up if you haven’t.
#12. Viewtiful Joe
After his girlfriend is sucked into the world of Movieland while watching a film, protagonist Joe takes on the superhero identity of Viewtiful Joe and jumps into the movies to save her.
Few action games are as colorful and inventive as this one, with its awesome characters and explosive action.
Players must guide Joe through seven unique stages, each one designed to play like an action film.
Joe has several unique “VFX” powers that allow him to slow down time, rewind past mistakes, and boost his attack power.
This game provides a consistently entertaining and imaginative level design, with fun and challenging gameplay to boot.
#11. Super Mario Sunshine
During his vacation on the tropical Isle Delfino, Mario is mistaken for a criminal who has vandalized the town.
Ordered to clean up the mess, Mario is equipped with a water-firing device called the FLUDD.
Like other 3D Mario games, this platformer invites players into a colorful world full of tropical fun and excitement.
Using the FLUDD device, Mario can blast water at enemies, hover in the air, and even blast off like a rocket.
Levels are broken up into individual challenges, with hidden secrets and bonus levels to find and unlock.
Players will have to think outside the box to solve dastardly puzzles and their skills will be tested in challenging side-activities.
#10. Madden NFL 2004
With new game modes and updated controls and mechanics, this football title provides endless hours of competitive gameplay.
This entry in the Madden NFL football series continues its dominance as the best football game on the market, with realistic graphics and intense gameplay.
This version adds the new Owner mode, allowing players to take even greater control over their custom franchise.
Players can also hone their skills in the training camp mode, which contains a handful of fun drills to practice with.
#9. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Sent on a mission to rescue some endangered soldiers on an alien planet, the space-bounty hunter Samus encounters dangerous foes and mysterious happenings.
As she explores new planets and areas, her world becomes even weirder.
This fantastic sequel to Metroid Prime effortlessly blends first-person action with exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay.
The game heavily features the concept of alternative dimensions, with Samus able to jump between light and dark dimensions at will.
New abilities and power-ups like the beam weapons keep gameplay refreshing, and the new multiplayer options let you blast your friends in style.
Any owner of the Nintendo GameCube should check out this unique and exciting adventure!
#8. SSX 3
Adrenaline-junkies gather around on the top of a dangerous snowy mountain to race in the SSX Championship.
This third entry in the SSX snowboarding franchise sends players flying downhill, flipping and tricking off of massive jumps, and performing amazing air maneuvers.
For the first time, players can freely ride around the mountain, exploring courses at their leisure.
Your selected snowboarder can be leveled up by winning races, completing freestyle events, and finding collectibles.
Various other challenges are also available, as well as unlockable cheat codes and bonus videos.
There’s tons of content to enjoy in this awesome snow-sports title!
#7. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
When a young prince joins his father for an attack on a city, he discovers a magical dagger that holds the power to alter time.
When the surrounding city is covered with a plague that turns the citizens into horrible monsters, it’s up to the prince to reverse it.
This reboot of the classic Prince of Persia game upgrades the gameplay to 3D, offering tense platforming and brutal combat.
Playing as the prince, players must battle through various locations, fighting enemies and free-running around the level.
Thanks to the dagger’s powers, time can be rewound, slowed down, and more.
The excellent level design and cool time-control mechanics make for a stylish adventure and an unforgettable journey.
#6. The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition
This amazing compilation disc packages together four Legend of Zelda titles, all of which are considered among the best games of all time.
This rare and expensive GameCube disc is a must-own for any Zelda fan, as it includes the original two games from the NES as well as Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask from the Nintendo 64.
Each game offers a fantastical journey through Hyrule, with tons of puzzle-solving, action, and memorable characters.
Whether you’re traveling through time or simply saving the princess, this compilation pack offers truly epic stories that you will remember for the rest of your gaming career.
#5. SoulCalibur II
When the powerful blade known as the Soul Edge is split into many pieces, various fighters duke it out over each shard.
This fighting game series brings more than simple fighting into the mix, as each character has a signature blade or weapon to utilize.
In addition to the dozen-plus characters in the game, the GameCube version contains the exclusive character Link from The Legend of Zelda series.
Various game modes are available to select, including Arcade, Time Attack, Survival, and more.
Whether you’re a newbie to the genre or a seasoned veteran, this is one fighting game you shouldn’t miss.
#4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
When his sister is kidnapped, a young village boy named Link must travel across the seas to save her.
Joining forces with a talking boat and a pirate captain, the young adventurer prepares for a complex and memorable journey.
This entry in the Legend of Zelda series breaks the franchise mold with a brand new cel-shaded graphical style.
Players must explore the vast Great Sea, visiting its many islands and delving into dangerous dungeons.
As new items and power-ups are found, Link can visit previously inaccessible areas, becoming an ultra-powerful hero.
Between the vivid visuals and fantastic gameplay, this is simply one of the best games in the Zelda series.
#3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
When a parallel dimension known as the Twilight Realm threatens the existence of his world, a young hero named Link sets out to revive the Light Spirits and vanquish the shadows for good.
This Zelda game is pretty dark and serious when compared to other games in the franchise, including difficult puzzles and morbid visuals.
Unlike other Zelda games, Link is able to transform into a wolf, giving him new movement and attack options.
Along with his spectral partner Midna, players guide Link through the increasingly foreboding kingdom of Hyrule.
There are many upgrades and secrets to find, as well as tough puzzles to solve and giant bosses to fight.
Few games are as epic in scale and adventure as this awesome GameCube title.
#2. Resident Evil 4
When the President’s daughter is kidnapped by a mysterious cult, the highly-skilled government agent Leon Kennedy travels to a small village in Spain to save her.
This game is widely known as the title that popularized the “over-the-shoulder” camera angle which has become standard in modern games.
Playing as Leon, you’ll explore several bloody and terrifying locations as you encounter horrifying enemies both human and supernatural.
Resources are scarce, so you’ll have to keep an eye on your ammo-counter and maintain your health levels.
Epic boss fights punctuate the amazing story, resulting in a fantastic experience that blends the genres of horror and action together.
#1. Metroid Prime
After an intense battle with a giant parasite and winged-creature, the cosmic bounty hunter Samus Aran travels to the planet Tallon IV.
There, she discovers clues about an ancient alien race and dangerous experiments that must be stopped.
This absolutely amazing adventure game combines first-person shooting gameplay with fun exploration and character upgrades.
To complete the game, players must find and collect twelve artifacts that are scattered around the planet.
As you progress, you’ll find upgrades for Samus’ armor and weapons, unlocking new areas in the process.
In addition to awesome bosses and excellent level design, this game has memorable music and atmosphere to boot.
Fulfill your cosmic destiny and start bounty hunting as Samus now!
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