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The best one is...

Xbox 77 13.03%
 
Gamecube 350 59.22%
 
Dreamcast 164 27.75%
 
Total:591

Gamecube hands down, remember playing couch co-op at my friends relatives house on friday nights, Double Dash, Melee and Super MonkeyBall, some of my best treasured moments gaming, the laughs, the banter, once i played Gamecube i realised i made a big mistake getting a PS2, the most overrated console ever, made me remember why i love gaming at a time i was getting bored of gaming no thanks to the PS2.



 

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Dreamcast > Xbox > Gamecube




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All three are amazing consoles and loved them all. They all had their own exclusive games that were brilliant.

Games like Shenmue and Shenmue II were amazing on Dreamcast, Zelda windwaker was superb on Gamecube and Xbox had a huge number of great games including half life 2, Halo, Forza, Project Gotham racing and the best versions of third party games. As a fps fan it was miles ahead of anything else and I still have an original xbox under my tv today with a 2TB hdd filled with classic xbox games and a huge number of emulators for both consoles and arcade machines. It still gets regular use. I also love the duke xbox controller more so than the other 2 consoles.

So I'll give it to the xbox which was my favourite for that generation, for the next generation it would be the ps3 I think and the current generation ps4 but for me the original xbox was something special. It's also where I play most of my Nintendo games...cough.



GameCube. Man I love that console, Wind Waker, Double Dash, Wave Race Blue Storm and Mario Sunshine were played to death. Third party support wasn't bad either. I can honestly say I was oblivious to how badly it was getting trounced as I was just having too much fun.



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Dreamcast.

Easily, Dreamcast had some great games. It even made me and the rest of my family uninterested in a PS2, because it seemed unnecessary as there was no real visual improvement and it didn't have classics like SoulCalibur, and so nobody in my family ever got one. Obviously the PS2 lived for much longer, but it was already too late and notably more powerful consoles, XBox and GameCube, were around the corner. To this day I have never even touched a PS2 because of the early life of the Dreamcast.

GameCube was a dud though, and the worst Nintendo console until the WiiU (which did make the GameCube seem like it was the SNES itself but that's another topic). I found it's games were inferior to their N64 predecessors more often than not and there wasn't really anything that felt new and fresh, of what I played at least, and interest waned. With it, interest in Nintendo and console gaming as a whole was at a low-point for a couple of years, until Wii's new gameplay concepts and PS3's HD games.

I only played XBox with my cousin's, because I never had one of my own, but I liked what I played. Plus it has Knights of the Old Republic so that should already put it over GameCube at least by default. Overall the 6th generation, speaking of consoles including handhelds, is one of my lesser favorites and holds only a small amount of games in my all-time favorites list. PC gaming of the era was at it's peak though, and that was where I could usually be found instead.



S.Peelman said:

GameCube was a dud though, and the worst Nintendo console until the WiiU (which did make the GameCube seem like it was the SNES itself but that's another topic). I found it's games were inferior to their N64 predecessors more often than not and there wasn't really anything that felt new and fresh, of what I played at least, and interest waned. With it, interest in Nintendo and console gaming as a whole was at a low-point for a couple of years, until Wii's new gameplay concepts and PS3's HD games.

Glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. Coming after the N64, GCN was a real letdown for me; several of their flagship first party franchises nosedived in quality, while the decline and subsequent absence of Rare left a gaping hole. To go from Starfox 64 to Adventures, Mario 64 to Sunshine, and Ocarina of Time to Wind Waker was a bitter draught.



Xbox for the best box, Gamecube for the best cube, and Dreamcast for the best dream.

Seriously though I only played PS2 and GC during 6th gen, so my vote goes to Gamecube



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curl-6 said:

Glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. Coming after the N64, GCN was a real letdown for me; several of their flagship first party franchises nosedived in quality, while the decline and subsequent absence of Rare left a gaping hole. To go from Starfox 64 to Adventures, Mario 64 to Sunshine, and Ocarina of Time to Wind Waker was a bitter experience.

Yep, exactly that. I experienced similar disappointment and thoughts. I doubt we're alone. Personally I'd even include Mario Kart in that list, but that's probably an unpopular opinion, and I admit there was a different family-situation surrounding Mario Kart 64, which gives me a bias towards the 64 game.



Gamecube easily. Super Mario Sunshine, Mario Party 5/6, Mario Kart Double Dash, Smash Bros Melee, Zelda's, Mario Strikers...

Xbox had some gems too though. Kotor, Blinx, PGR2.

Dreamcast I couldn't give a damn about.



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