The Gamecube is probably one of the most underrated consoles in history. Precursor in many fields, but having suffered from a lack of notoriety compared to the Xbox and the PS2, this console has left a lasting impact on the world of video games. It introduced mythical games such as Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Animal Crossing.
Production of the Gamecube was stopped in 2007. But the passion of the fanbase and the current craze for retrogaming allowed it to continue to exist. So much so that Nintendo has re-released some titles to meet a growing need. For you, we have selected 37 Gamecube games that you absolutely must play.
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In Mario Kart Double Dash, each kart hosts two racers who can switch places at any time, so choose from a variety of characters and pair them up as you see fit. The character in the front handles driving duties, while the character in the back deals damage to competitors with six normal items and eight special items that only specific characters can use.
Mario Party 5 brings new game boards, over 60 new mini-games, new playable characters, an expanded single-player mode and, of course, more multiplayer madness than you can handle to the Mario Party series. In Mario Party 5, Mario and his friends attempt to restore peace to Dream World by running around a collection of game boards. This time, players can change the location of event spaces using special capsules found on each board.
In Mario Party 7, you can play over 80 new mini-games. Mario and his friends needed some time off, but they forgot to invite Bowser for their cruise. You can battle an angry Bowser or up to seven of your friends on one console. Mario Party 7 includes a few new characters from previous versions.
Get ready for a new role-playing adventure as Mario returns in paper form to stop a dangerous threat. In Paper Mario 2, Mario can dodge, inflict damage and impress the crowd to boost his attacks. In addition, Mario and his friends have more paper abilities. They can now turn sideways to pass through cracks, fold into a paper airplane to fly, roll through a tube, and more.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance brings the Game Boy Advance's strategic combat series Fire Emblem back to consoles, including the Gamecube. In this episode, you can control units such as knights, mages and winged creatures, and use their unique fighting styles to win battles and gain experience.
In a dying village in Sylvarant, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day appear among the people and the land will be reborn. Now you must enter a shadowy world in which you command real-time battles. Perform and combine hundreds of special attacks, magic spells and combos. Each character grows according to your fighting style and the storyline changes according to the relationships between the characters.
In The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, you can travel in the Brotherhood's wake as you explore your own path and periodically cross paths with major events from the film trilogy. In locations both familiar and new, you must fight to save or destroy Middle-earth in an epic adventure. Encounter the demonic Balrog in the Mines of Moria, defend the fallen city of Osgiliath, or attempt to destroy Helm's Deep.
In Phantasy Star Online Episode 3: Card Revolution, you'll fight with the hero hunters or on the dark side of the rebels and stack your decks accordingly. You'll put together several powerful decks from nearly 500 cards featuring combat moves, weapons and PSO creatures.
The hack-and-slash gameplay of Gauntlet continues in Gauntlet Dark Legacy. You and up to three of your friends must work as a team through eight dangerous worlds. As one of eight different characters, you'll defeat creatures, escape traps and search for treasure. Powerful character-based attacks, magic potions, new power-ups, and combined moves add to the chaos.
Play as Harry Potter in a new adventure with more magic, friends and danger. In his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a dark chapter from the school's past. In order to confront the powers within the Chamber of Secrets, you will learn new spells, undertake new quests. You'll have to make new friends and challenge new opponents.
Players relive the most exciting moments from the film as they assume the role of Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat. From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris, players scurry, slide and slither their way through six action-packed worlds filled with dangerous enemies, heists and perilous missions.
Based on the book series and feature film, this game tells the story of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, whose parents perish in a fire. Soon after, they are sent to live with their sinister uncle, Count Olaf, in a cavernous manor. Now you can help the Baudelaire orphans by using their special skills to navigate 15 missions, from the deep catacombs beneath Olaf's mansion to the dark shores of Lake Lachrymose.
Dive into an exciting underwater adventure. Based on the Disney and Pixar film, Finding Nemo challenges you to reunite the young clown fish Nemo with his father Marlin. You get to play as Marlin, Dory or Nemo and, as you experience the action of the movie's storyline, you'll meet all the other memorable characters. Also remember the hilarious moments from the movie through clips included in the game.
Inspired by the Sylvester Stallone movie, this game allows you to race on 8 tracks in Indy Car. Tracks include Angel's Bay in California and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Develop your racing skills in several styles - Arcade, Story and Multiplayer (2-player split screen) modes. Choose from 12 characters, each with distinct personalities and driving styles. Experience high-impact crash sequences and even drive through busy city streets.
Need for Speed is back and faster than ever in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2. Join the next generation of arcade racing with the spiritual successor to Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit. Become the champion of road racing by conquering numerous racing events, all of which yield rewards such as cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police, and natural elements at high speeds and with style.
You may not be able to live like the legend, but now you can skate like him. Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk or choose from a dream team of 12 top pro skaters, including former greats like Lasek, Thomas, Muska and Steamer, as well as new talent like Gilfberg, Caballero, Koston and Mullen.
You can now navigate through Los Angeles without loading levels or stopping the game in American Wasteland. You can skate or BMX through a new story mode that takes you through all-new skateboarding areas using tricks that never appeared in previous Tony Hawk games. The money you earn can be used to customize your gear and skateboarder by going to tattoo parlors and skate shops.
You've been chosen by Tony Hawk to take on the Bam Margera team in the World Destruction Tour. In an all-new storyline, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 takes you to skateparks around the world, where you can spray your custom tag, slap on stickers and even create new skate lines. Now you can play as yourself, as your teammates, or step into the shoes of one of 20 professional skateboarders.
If you're looking for a decent BMX game, you'll be hard pressed to find anything worse than Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2. Published by Acclaim and Z-Axis, this game remains the benchmark for BMX games on the Gamecube.
To become an NHL superstar, you'll need a combination of speed, power and movement. NHL 2003 gives you the abilities of all the professional field hockey stars and teams, but it's up to you to master them. This time you have total puck control with Dynamic Deke Control and precise puck physics. The game also features four game modes.
HL 2004 brings professional field hockey to life like never before, with crisp passes, blistering shots, and a variety of new ways to take or regain control of the puck. NHL 2004 is a field hockey fan's dream come true, with the addition of international leagues, a Bruise Control battle system, online play and a Dynasty mode that lets you build a powerhouse.
In NHL 2006, you can carefully place your shots and time your dekes with the new "skill stick" system. More realistic physics allow you to adjust to a player's speed and size as you navigate the ice. In addition to NHL stars, you can create your own player or team from scratch and lead them through an NHL season. NHL 06 also includes online and offline multiplayer modes.
FIFA Street 2 is the second installment of EA's four-on-four soccer game. FIFA Street 2 will feature improved controls, many more tricks and a new juggling mechanic. Participate in game modes such as friendly, street rule and skill challenge. Choose from 20 national teams and over 300 soccer stars. There are 10 playable locations ranging from the Westway Leisure Centre in London to the sandy beaches of Brazil.
In its 14th season, Madden NFL Football shows no signs of slowing down. The title adds new features such as Playmaker Control and Owner Mode to deepen its soccer simulation. This year, players can make adjustments after the snap and create championship-caliber plays with the easy-to-use Playmaker Control. The new Owner Mode allows you to build and manage your own stadium in addition to your own team.
NFL 2K3 upgrades Sega Sports' soccer series with realistic player animations, play calling intelligence and an audible system on the fly. With Franchise Mode, you get full control of the team as a player, coach and general manager. A new ESPN broadcast system lets you review all the highlights of your games.
Challenge professional golfer Tiger Woods to tough matches in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005. This time you can change the dynamics of the course and add longer trees, tighter fairways, undulations to the greens, deeper bunkers, and more. EA Sports Game Face features bone scaling and non-proportional texture blending to provide more realistic looks.
As Sam Fisher, Third Echelon's most skilled Splinter Cell agent, you will be tasked with executing a series of dangerous operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks originating from North Korea. At your disposal is a range of deadly tactics from knife fighting techniques to experimental prototype weapons skills and more radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the reverse chokehold.
The Splinter Cell sequel has made its way from the PlayStation 2 to the GameCube with a host of exclusive content, including a new jungle mission, alternate paths in revamped missions and trap gameplay. Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow once again casts you in the role of Sam Fisher, whose mission is to destroy the top secret documentation kept at the embassy of militia leader Suhadi Sadono. With Sam's brand new moves and prototype equipment, you must infiltrate the buildings and save the hostages.
Be a good cop or a bad cop in the streetwise action game True Crime: New York City. You can explore the authentically modeled streets of New York City as a police officer tracking down criminals and administering justice. The game features a diverse set of weapons, as well as a mixed bag of fighting styles that you can use to eliminate those who stand in your way.
Conflict: Desert Storm allows you to lead one of the world's best known and most feared special operations forces: the elite British SAS or US Delta Force. Covert missions take you into hostile environments where only your expertise in stealth, tactics, and firepower will ensure the success and safety of your men. Your missions will be as unpredictable as they are dangerous.
Based on the 1963 film of the same name, From Russia with Love lets you play as the classic James Bond starring Sean Connery. You can drive around in classic cars and use upgradeable weapons and gadgets to complete the game's non-linear missions. From Russia with Love also allows you to invest and upgrade your character to customize his performance.
As a spectral operator, you will have to search for your physical body, which is mysteriously kept alive somewhere in a vast complex. You can possess a variety of creatures, from human soldiers to dogs. You will see the world in different ways by traveling through cracks, interfering with electronics, moving objects, etc. Be careful: some spirits are useful, others are not.
In this official game of the movie, you can be King Kong or Jack Driscoll. Peter Jackson, the director of the 2005 movie, also played an active role in the development of the game, which expands the storyline of the movie, adding new creatures and locations. The game uses a cinematic style that makes it more immersive and less like a traditional video game.
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is an action game that lets you play as the Hulk, one of Marvel's most powerful superheroes. Now you can use the Hulk's strength to run, jump and climb anywhere in the comic book series' landscapes. You can increase your strength and unlock more moves by completing over 30 main missions and 40 side missions.
Legendary monsters battle among the cities of Earth to determine the fate of the planet. In Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters, you can play as Godzilla or one of his long-time rivals as they battle in hand-to-hand combat, at close range and with special moves. Each massive beast has different physical attributes and special projectile weapons. You'll fight in cities such as Tokyo and San Francisco.
X-wings, B-wings, speeder bikes, AT-STs, tauntauns - you'll need to master them all to save Luke, Wedge, Han, Chewie and Leia from Darth Vader and his Imperial forces. All new multiplayer modes include the entire Rogue Leader co-op game, as well as endurance, base capture and aerial combat modes.
Fight fiercely, move quickly, and act intelligently in a space crusade of intense firepower and mesmerizing beauty. Take control of the Ikaruga ship, modify your energy field, escape epic fire swirls and eliminate enemies with a devastating arsenal... All to protect an aging and exiled people.
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