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What's your #1 favorite GCN game?

Super Mario Sunshine 3 4.84%
 
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance 3 4.84%
 
F-Zero GX 1 1.61%
 
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 1 1.61%
 
Resident Evil 4 5 8.06%
 
Metroid Prime 14 22.58%
 
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker 13 20.97%
 
Mario Kart: Double Dash 4 6.45%
 
Super Smash Bros. Melee 4 6.45%
 
Other 14 22.58%
 
Total:62
StuOhQ said:
Darashiva said:
In no particular order:
-Tales of Symphonia
-Super Smash Bros. Melee
-Phantasy Star Online
-Mario Kart: Double Dash
-Gladius
-Super Mario Strikers (Only with 4 players)
-TimeSplitters 2 and 3
-Guitar Hero-games
-Conflict: Desert Storm

To me, the Gamecube will always be the multiplayer-console, as I never owned the console myself, but we used to play it at my friends house all the time, so any game with a proper local multiplayer was always in rotation.

Gladius is another one I've heard good things about but need to try. 

It's really good, and sadly often forgotten. It's especially great when played in co-op, with every player controlling their own characters in battle and working together.



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I'd have flipped Eternal Darkness and RE4.  Eternal Darkness was creative and unique, but the gameplay really hasn't aged well, while RE4 is still just as good today as when it released.

Darashiva said:
In no particular order:
-Tales of Symphonia
-Super Smash Bros. Melee
-Phantasy Star Online
-Mario Kart: Double Dash
-Gladius
-Super Mario Strikers (Only with 4 players)
-TimeSplitters 2 and 3
-Guitar Hero-games
-Conflict: Desert Storm

To me, the Gamecube will always be the multiplayer-console, as I never owned the console myself, but we used to play it at my friends house all the time, so any game with a proper local multiplayer was always in rotation.

No Guitar Hero for Gamecube.



JWeinCom said:

I'd have flipped Eternal Darkness and RE4.  Eternal Darkness was creative and unique, but the gameplay really hasn't aged well, while RE4 is still just as good today as when it released.

Darashiva said:
In no particular order:
-Tales of Symphonia
-Super Smash Bros. Melee
-Phantasy Star Online
-Mario Kart: Double Dash
-Gladius
-Super Mario Strikers (Only with 4 players)
-TimeSplitters 2 and 3
-Guitar Hero-games
-Conflict: Desert Storm

To me, the Gamecube will always be the multiplayer-console, as I never owned the console myself, but we used to play it at my friends house all the time, so any game with a proper local multiplayer was always in rotation.

No Guitar Hero for Gamecube.

Oh, that's right. I mixed up the Wii versions there.



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I could add RE4, but the truth is I was never interested in the GameCube version of it, especially since the Wii and PS2 versions were superior - I’d say the Wii version remains the definitive.

While I am a gigantic Nintendo fan, outside of these two games GameCube was a tremendous miss for me.



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Wind Waker, by far. It has aged like a fine wine, whereas the rest are either starting to feel their age or have been done better in later re-releases (looking at you, Prime on the Wii).



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I know why he chose to do a Top 12. A cube has 12 edges. Simple geometry.

Anywho, I don't think I ever even owned 12 GameCube games. Nintendo was going through an odd experimental phase at the time, which was kind of off-putting at times (e.g., Sunshine was the only mainline Super Mario game I didn't care for), and seeing as how I was huge into collecting anime DVDs at the time, my remaining budget for entertainment made me a lot more selective about what I spent that remainder on. Most of what I played I borrowed or rented. There were several major titles I skipped entirely. Overall, there were only two standout titles for me on that system: Rogue Squadron II and The Wind Waker.

And to be honest, there weren't a ton of standout titles on the other systems, either. I felt the rest of the industry still hadn't fully gotten the hang of developing compelling 3D games, and with Nintendo making a lot of risky changes to many of their core franchises, that left precious little that generation that I truly enjoyed. My all-time Top 50 has generally consisted of only seven Gen 6 titles, making it the second least-represented generation on the list (Gen 5 was dead last, but only because FFVII was the only PS1 game I played that I enjoyed enough to consider among my all-time favorites, and I never owned a Saturn).



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Shadow1980 said:
I know why he chose to do a Top 12. A cube has 12 edges. Simple geometry.

Love it! :D

Honestly, though, I just like a good dozen for "top" lists.



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From the games I owned and played, here are what I think are the top games.

Top Exclusives:
Eternal Darkness
Luigi's Mansion
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Pikmin 2
Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Smash Bros. Melee

(Never played Pikmin and didn't play Wind Waker until it hit the Wii U. You could probably add both of those to the list. I also forgot Twilight Princess actually did come out for the GameCube.  Add that as well if you want, but I played it on the Wii and consider it more of a Wii game.)

Top Multiplatform:
007: NightFire
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Def Jam: Fight for NY
Freedom Fighters
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
Resident Evil 4
SSX Tricky
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
The Simpsons: Hit & Run
TimeSplitters 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Viewtiful Joe
XIII

If you want just the best of the best, look no further than Metroid Prime, Eternal Darkness, and Resident Evil 4.

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oh man. That's tough. One of the best nintendo console libraries. i don't know about "best" but here are my "favorites" in no particular order; 1. metroid prime, 2. metroid prime 2, 3. zelda:windwaker, 4. zelda twilight princess, 5. eternal darkness, 6. x2: wolverines revenge, 7. smash melee, 8. prince of persia 1, 9. prince of persia 2, 10. prince of persia 3, 11. pikmin, 12. tales of symphonia. That was hard. didn't even get to star fox adventure, ikaruga, viewtiful joe, or the mortal kombats. What a great game library! Everytime i talk about the gamecube library i always get a little sad that star craft ghost never came out. That game cancellation was the number 1 gaming industry disappointment for me :(