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Underrated GameCube Games That Are Still A Blast To Play

Updated February 11, 2020 372 votes 78 voters 2.8k views20 items

List RulesVote 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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    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.

    • Release: 2005
    • Developer: Next Level Games
    • Genres (Video game): Soccer, Sports game
  • Photo: Doshin the Giant

    What makes it so special: Doshin the Giant is unlike any other GameCube game. For starters, it was never released in the States (giving it a sort of cult-like status). Second, you play as a giant banana-type character who likes to go around helping other people. What's not to love?

    • Release: 2002
    • Developer: Nintendo, Param, Param
    • Genres (Video game): Adventure, Simulation video game, Puzzle, God game, Strategy video game
  • 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.

    • Release: 2002
    • Developer: Pipeworks Software
    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Fighting game
  • Photo: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

    What makes it so special: One of the few Sega games to see a GameCube release, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg was proof perfect that two different companies could put aside their differences and come together to make something truly great.

    • Release: 2003
    • Developer: Sonic Team
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game