Total Nerd The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans  

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List Rules RPGs released on the Nintendo GameCube. They do not have to be console exclusive.

If you love RPGs, then you'll want to know what gamers have ranked as the best GameCube RPGs ever released. It's safe to say that many GameCube owners probably have several of the top RPGs on this list in their personal collections. There's something about Nintendo role playing games that really capture your imagination and make you feel like you're part of another world.

Your party always has colorful characters, the abilities you gain from leveling up are amazing, and boss battles are usually nothing short of epic. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre.

Since some games are much better than others, we've decided to rank the best GameCube RPGs of all time. While not as iconic as the Nintendo 64 or the Wii that would follow it, the Gamecube still came out with some incredible games, especially RPGs.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling RPGs that were released for the Nintendo GameCube. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. You can vote for any of these items, from The Tales of Symphonia to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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289 88
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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256 73
Skies of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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369 126
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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152 67
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings an... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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160 82
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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143 82
Pokémon Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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138 81
Animal Crossing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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98 53
Baten Kaitos Origins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
101 59
Phantasy Star Online Episode I... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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77 43
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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124 84
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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83 55
Custom Robo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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84 63
Luigi's Mansion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Sidney Carpenter-Wilson added 2001

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90 69
Super Mario Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Sidney Carpenter-Wilson added 2002

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86 67
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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107 95
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Sidney Carpenter-Wilson added 2001

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45 33
Lost Kingdoms II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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57 50
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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54 48
Mega Man X: Command Mission is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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43 36
Lost Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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48 42
The Lord of the Rings: The Thi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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33 29
Gladius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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34 32
Evolution Worlds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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44 45
Harvest Moon: Another Wonderfu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans