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Underrated GameCube Games That Are Still A Blast To Play

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Underrated GameCube Games That Are Still A Blast To Play
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Vote up the forgotten GameCube games other gamers need to check out.

As one of the most well-loved consoles of all time, the GameCube has given us classics like Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and of course, Super Smash Bros. Melee. But even though this tiny console is known for granting gamers with some of the greatest titles in Nintendo history, there are plenty of underrated GameCube games that are still worth picking up today.

It's understandable that when you have such generation-defining titles, there are bound to be plenty of others that fall by the wayside. However, that doesn't mean that any of them deserve to be forgotten! Whether they're intense cult classic survival horror titles like Eternal Darkness or action-adventure RPGs like Custom Robo, these games are definitely must-haves in any fan's collection.

Vote up all the overlooked and underappreciated GameCube games you think deserve more attention, and vote down the titles you think are best forgotten. And if you know of a few great criminally overlooked GameCube games you’re still playing today, add them to the list so other players can give them a try.

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  • Super Mario Strikers
    Photo: Super Mario Strikers / Nintendo

    What makes it so special: Mario Tennis made waves when it came out, but Super Mario Strikers is equally as fun (if not more so). In classic Nintendo fashion, players are able to select from a large roster of Nintendo favorites as the battle it out on the soccer field.

    • Released: 2005
    • Developer: Next Level Games
    • Genres (Video game): Soccer, Sports
    59 votes
  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
    Photo: Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee

    What makes it so special: Most franchise-based games suck (or at least they used to), which makes Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee all the more special. This super fun fighting game pits players against giant monsters based (sometimes loosely) on the film franchise.

    • Released: 2002
    • Developer: Pipeworks Software
    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Fighting game
    50 votes
  • Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble
    Photo: Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble

    What makes it so special: Released on the GameCube and PlayStation Portable, Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble a fun beat 'em up with a twist: instead of just engaging in basic brawls, players need to complete missions in order to advance.

    • Released: 2005
    • Developer: Clover Studio
    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Beat 'em up, Fighting game
    43 votes
  • Gladius
    Photo: Gladius
    27 VOTES

    What makes it so special: Developed by Lucasarts, Gladius is an epic role-playing game that received a fair amount of praise during its initial release but has since faded into retro console obscurity. Players build schools of gladiators as they engage in various conquests and battles.

    • Released: 2003
    • Developer: LucasArts
    • Genres (Video game): Tactical role-playing game, Role-playing video game, Strategy video game
    27 votes
  • Lost Kingdoms
    Photo: Lost Kingdoms
    21 VOTES

    What makes it so special: One of the best fantasy games on the GameCube, Lost Kingdoms was developed by legenardy company FromSoftware (Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice), and mixes a great storyline with fluid controls. A sequel was released the following year.

    • Released: 2002
    • Developer: From Software
    • Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game
    21 votes
  • Killer7
    Photo: Killer7
    33 VOTES

    What makes it so special: The N64 is known for having some of the greatest FPS games of all time, GameCube had some sweet titles too. This gem from Capcom featured great animated graphics with extremely fluid controls—resulting in one of the better shooter games of the era.

    • Released: 2005
    • Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Shoot 'em up, Action game, Adventure
    33 votes