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The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans 

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Updated January 27, 2020 7.3k votes 1.8k voters 101.6k views 45 items

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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Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Namco Tales Studio)
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Paper Mario: The Thousan... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Intelligent Systems)
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Fire Emblem: Path of Rad... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Intelligent Systems)
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Skies of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2000 (Sega Wow)
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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Monolith Soft)
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Pokémon XD: Gale ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Genius Sonority)
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Pokémon Colosseum... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Genius Sonority)
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Baten Kaitos Origins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2006 (Monolith Soft)
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Final Fantasy Crystal Ch... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Square Enix)
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Animal Crossing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2001 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Phantasy Star Online Epi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alli... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2002 (Magic Pockets)
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Harvest Moon: A Wonderfu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Marvelous Entertainment Inc.)
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Custom Robo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Nintendo)
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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 Released: 2002 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Luigi's Mansion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Sidney Carpenter-Wilson added Released: 2001 (Nintendo)
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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 Released: 2001 (HAL Laboratory)
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Lost Kingdoms II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (From Software)
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Lost Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2002 (From Software)
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Mega Man X: Command Miss... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Capcom)
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Electronic Arts)
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Evolution Worlds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2002 (Sting Entertainment)
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Harvest Moon: Magical Me... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Marvelous Entertainment Inc.)
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Gladius is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (LucasArts)
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Harvest Moon: Another Wo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best GameCube RPGs of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Marvelous Entertainment Inc.)