Top Ten GameCube Games

GameCube games? Who cares, right? Wrong! The GameCube was awesome, and despite it’s lackluster performance on the sales charts, it was probably the console that I put the most time into during the past generation. Since the Wii is fully backwards compatible with all GameCube software, now is a great time to grab some of the GameCube classics. So, here are my personal top ten games that were released for the Nintendo GameCube (you’ll notice I cheat the total a bit, deal with it).

  • Metroid Prime 1 & 2
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Pikmin 1 & 2
  • F-Zero GX
  • Animal Crossing
  • Eternal Darkness
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Beyond Good and Evil

Funny enough, picking a top ten for the GameCube was actually harder for me than picking a top ten for either the PS2 or Xbox. I’ll share those lists at some point down the line. I fully expect all of you to be waiting with the highest degree of anticipation.

Jeff Rivera

I forgot a lot of games, actually. Notice that there’s no Super Smash Bros. Melee, no Twilight Princess (only because I can count it as a Wii title), no Ikaruga, no Paper Mario, and many more. The GameCube actually had quite an amazing lineup. It didn’t have as many good games as the PS2 did, but I think it had just as many great games (if not more).

James Tillman

9/12 (75%) are first- or second-party titles. That number becomes even more disappointing when you add in the other titles mentioned in the comments. Over half were produced by Miyamoto. No wonder Nintendo has been a Mii parade of nearly-identical sequels for the past decade.