GCN: Essential Games List

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  1. Warm Woolly Shee
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    Admit it, Wii doesn't have many epic games. We know they'll come, but who wants to wait?

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    Wait no more. Your Wii is a 100% perfect Gamecube emulator. Gamecube was the most underrated 6th gen console, with processing power that doubled the PS2, and piles of quality games that were ignored by anyone over the age of 12.

    So let's play them!


    GBAtemp's Top Gamecube Games:


    Major Edit! I've moved the list to the wiki. If you want to add your favorites, reply to this thread as normal. The main list will be on the wiki so if I stop updating it, somebody else can take over. If you edit the wiki, reply to this thread so we know the last post you compiled.

    GO HERE FOR THE LIST:

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    GBATemp's Favorite GCN Games!


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  2. Maikel Steneker

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    RE4 is by far the best, but you should buy the Wii version if you're planning to buy it now. Metroid Prime also rocks! Super Monkey Ball and Timesplitters: Future Perfect are really good either.

    Donkey Konga is nice to try.

    The ones I recommended are really essentials!
     
  3. 2cb2ct7

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    I'd have to add Pikmin! Original, simple and addictive puzzler!
     
  4. tjas

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    Also overlooked: Freedom fighters!

    and Dessert storm, and rainbow six lockdown aren't the best games singelplayer but playing them co-op with friends is a blast!

    Recommended
     
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    Supeeeeeerrrr Smash Bros Melee! its single player does get boring butin th end its the multiplayer thats the best, grab 3 friends and play its excellent!
     
  6. Warm Woolly Shee
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    I didn't play much gamecube, but I'll add my favorite:


    Wind Waker - Regardless of the graphic style, the gameplay made it for me. While there was the classic DUNGEON + KEYS = ITEM formula of a Zelda game, the world was explored by sea rather than land, and each little plot of land seemed alive. I'll always remember being up late at night, headphones on, sailing aimlessly around the ocean and being overjoyed when I spotted a secret island with my telescope.


    Others that I've enjoyed:
    Pikmin
    Mario Party (I forgot which one)
    Wario Ware
    Viewtiful Joe
    Beyond Good and Evil
     
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    Spartan total warrior! I love that game! Slash away!
     
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    WTF no vote for Naruto GNT 4(JAP only)
     
  9. Kirby102

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    Super Smash Bros. Melee. [​IMG]
     
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    ikaruga if you missed dc version
     
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    RE4
    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Viewtiful Joe
    Zelda: Wind Waker
    Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
    Pikmin 1 and 2
    Timesplitters 2
    Sonic Mega Collection
    Naruto 4
    Mario Sunshine
    Wario Ware
    Animal Crossing
    Super Monkey Ball
    F-Zero GX
    Metroid Prime
    Paper Mario
    Battalion Wars
    Kirby's Air Ride (no I'm not crazy)
    Harvest Moon Magical Melody
    Ikaruga
    SSX Tricky/3/On Tour
     
  12. tyasawa

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    hehehe great.. holiday will come soon and i plan to play some gcn games.. preferably rpg though

    :/ to bad my experience with game consoles before i arrive in australia simply non existance since parents didnt allow me to play.. -,-;;..

    so im waiting for the suggestions.. =D
     
  13. Warm Woolly Shee
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    There's a serious lack of RPG's on the Wii while we wait for Fire Emblem. However, gamecube suffered the same problem, no RPG's.

    IGN listed,
    Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

    as the best RPG on gamecube, though I haven't played it so I'm not gonna put it on the list.
     
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    comfort zone :D
    :/ yea.. i did some search on gcn rpg games but only came across a few..

    i think there is tales series on the gcn. is it any good?
     
  15. Takeshi

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    My favourite GCN games (in alphabetical order):

    Animal Crossing
    Donkey Konga - single player is getting boring quickly but multiplayer is just so much fun (make sure to get the japanese version aswell)
    Eternal Darkness - sanity factor ftw!
    Pikmin
    Resident Evil 4 - simply amazing (but I second the point to wait for the Wii version)!
    Super Smash Bros. Melee - multiplayer is just awesome

    That's all I can think of for the moment. But maybe I'll add some more later.
     
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    I don't own all these, but these are pretty much the essentials IMO (I probably missed out a few as I haven't played them enough to get a good grip on them):
    Metroid Prime
    Resident Evil 4
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
    F Zero GX
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Wave Race: Blue Storm
    Beyond Good & Evil
    Soul Calibur 2
    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    Timesplitters 2
    Killer 7
    Super Monkey Ball 2
    Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
    Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
    Geist
    Skies of Arcadia Legends
    Ikaruga
    Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
    Tales of Symphonia

    some exists on other consoles, but I think they are played perfectly fine (or better) on the Gamecube, therefore I recommend them.
     
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    Eh...

    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Tales of Symphonia
    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
    Animal Crossing
    Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    Mario Party 7...
     
  18. Warm Woolly Shee
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    Updated to this point. Should we include sequels as the same game and just label them "series", or make them separate? There were 4 Mario Parties on the system, yikes.
     
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    I'm betting separated would be better, cause the four Mario Parties generally have varied ratings. [​IMG]
     
  20. Takeshi

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    ^ Seconded. Just look at Resident Evil for example. I really love the 4th part but I couldn't stand the controls of the other ones (0, 1 that is).