GameRevolution's Top 25 GameCube Games Of All Time (Full List)
Posted on Friday, July 5 @ 11:14:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
Quality strategy RPGs are incredibly few and far between on the GameCube, so Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance stands out like a shining star. As the first console entry to ever be released in North America, Path of Radiance quickly became a cult hit among the Nintendo hardcore. With voice acting for the first time ever and a fresh new 3D visual style, this strategy role-playing game was a major step forward for the series and one that surpassed fans' expectations. Better yet, it stands the test of time, so if you've got a hankering for some quality Fire Emblem gameplay, do yourself a favor and give Path of Radiance a go.
The Nintendo-themed racing series made its debut on the GameCube with Double Dash!!, one of the most innovative entries the Mario Kart series has ever seen. From a wide array of characters, vehicles, and courses, to a new two racers per kart mechanic, there's a whole lot that differentiates this one from the pack. Let's also not for get how visually impressive this title was at the time. The jump in graphical capabilities from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube was quite large, and Double Dash!! took advantage of the new hardware. This is an absolute must for any self-proclaimed Mario Kart fan.
The original Resident Evil was a classic when it first launched many years ago. Since that time, the game has shown its age… considerably. Fortunately, we have an excellent remake on the GameCube to go back to. With much improved visuals, Capcom managed to bring the PlayStation classic to the GameCube era in expert fashion. While the controls are still quite archaic, they serve an important role in adding to the tension and creating an overall sense of dread. If you enjoy horror and haven't yet played this excellent remake, I suggest you track down a copy, turn off the lights, and dive right in.
17. Animal Crossing
The hole-digging, tree-chopping, fruit-collecting simulation series from Nintendo got its start on the GameCube and has gone on to become on of the most popular series the Big N has going for it right now. The cutesy art style and slew of things to do in Animal Crossing provides countless hours of entertainment. Not only that, but those looking to keep their town in tip top shape needed to check in every so often and make sure everything is being maintained—from yard work to relationships. There's a reason why people are going gaga over New Leaf right now, and Animal Crossing on the GameCube is the one that started it all.
Nintendo created a brand-new IP for the GameCube, and it was unlike anything gamers had ever seen before. The original Pikmin introduced gamers to Olimar and his space-traveling adventure, but many weren't too keen on the 30-day time limit. As such, getting the chance to explore various areas with an army of colorful Pikmin at your leisure was a major reason why gamers loved the sequel. Naturally, you can't please everyone, so the removal of the time limit did turn off some who were looking for a bit of a challenge, but that's only reason to hold on to the original game too, right?
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