The EZA Community Top 20 Best Nintendo GameCube Games



  • Hello everybody and a warm welcome to the Easy Allies Community's top 20 best Nintendo GameCube games.

    9 people voted in this election and nominated at total of 36 different games.

    Here are the results!



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    #11: Ultimate Spider-Man-2 points
    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:0
    #4:1(Capnbobamous)
    HM:0
    Information

    Release Date: NA: September 22nd 2005, EU: October 14th 2005
    DeveloperTreyarch
    PublisherActivision
    Genre: Action-Adventure

    Links
    Trailer-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai0d27IxzyE&ab_channel=PlayscopeTimeline
    Wikipedia- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Spider-Man



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    #11: Fight Night Round 2-2 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:0
    #4:1(Shoulderguy)
    #HM:0

    Information

    Release Date: NA: February 28th 2005, PAL: March 18th 2005
    Developer: EA Chicago
    Publisher: EA Sports
    Genre: Sports

    Links
    Trailer-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG0Chic8Kag&ab_channel=outlawX357
    Wikipedia-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_Night_Round_2



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    #11: IKARUGA-2 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:0
    #4:1 (NeoCweeny)
    #HM:0

    Information

    Release Date: NA: 15th April 2003, PAL: May 9th 2003
    Developer: Treasure
    Publisher: Treasure
    Genre: Shoot 'em Up

    Links
    Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlVlHGl7tQ8&ab_channel=mywiiuchannel
    Wikipedia- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikaruga



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    #11: Luigi's Mansion-2 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:0
    #4:0
    #HM: 2 (JDINCINERATOR, Oscillator)

    Information

    Release Date:NA: November 18th 2001, EU: May 3rd 2002
    Developer: Nintendo EAD
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Action Adventure

    Links

    Trailer-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYhGQeBwyRk&ab_channel=vquant
    Wikipedia-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi's_Mansion



  • Ok. Since I don't think I'll be able to talk about many games I can just rapid fire all that come up and touch on something adjacent:

    Ultimate Spider-Man: The only Spider-Man games I've played are the Insominac ones (Just discussed 2018 in the Insomniac countdown and I've only had one session with Miles Morales and I'm already 40% completed...), so no real connection outside of that.

    Fight Night: Round 2: Not a boxing fan in the slightest. Complete skip for me.

    Ikaruga: Interesting cover/box-art, but not into Shmups.

    Luigi's Mansion: Of this first batch of reveals, this one stands out to me the most, and I know it's become a pretty solid series overall, but I've never vibed with many of Nintendo's first party catalogue. Still, it's a neat concept to this day and credit to Nintendo for trying something weird.



  • I only dabbled in Luigi's Mansion on the 3DS, and I feel it's really cool that Luigi got his own spotlight for once. I'm pleased that in the past decade we got two further sequels after almost a decade without an entry in the franchise.



  • Luigi's Mansion is a fantastic tech demo for the GameCube. Wonderful lighting, animation, and physics. If it had released after launch, the cramped, repetitive gameplay might've gotten a bit heckled, but it didn't, and it didn't. :-)

    Luigi's Mansion 3 looks a lot more fleshed out, and I'm really looking forward to it (my backlog is stuffed, though)!



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    #11: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes- 2 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:0
    #4:0
    HM: 2 (E_Zed_Eh_Intern, NeoCweeny)

    Information

    Release Date:NA: November 15th 2004, EU: November 26th 2004
    Developer: Retro Studio
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Action-Adventure

    Links

    Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbl91ADbM9c&ab_channel=IGN
    Wikipedia- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid_Prime_2:_Echoes



  • I'll say right now there were a lot of games that scored equal points, so this top 20 is looking rather like a top 11. The good news is we have a clear top 6 with no ties.



  • The only Metroid Prime exposure I have is watching Damiani's full playthrough of the first from WAAAYYYY back and by the end of it I kind of had my fill, which is a shame because heading in I was set on watching a full playthrough of the whole trilogy. Now, with so much else vying for my attention/time, this is something that I might watch at some point, but it'll be a while.



  • Metroid Prime 2 I would like to play eventually, but I am holding out hope for the Switch. Or Switch 2 at this point. I stopped at the beginning of the year at the Underwater area. Maybe I'll go back to it, but I was enjoying myself regardless!



  • I'm glad Luigi's Mansion is on the list eventhough I didn't vote for it. It's a good time.

    Ikaruga was recently on our top 20 2003 games. I said what I had to say there.

    Metroid Prime 2 is one of my favorites in the series. Definitely my favorite 3D Metroid. It's similar to the first Prime but just does a little bit more and is more challenging.



  • Don't sleep on Ultimate Spider-Man. This game rules. You get to play as Venom and fight Wolverine. You do races with the Human Torch. Shit's awesome.



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    #10: Resident Evil 4- 3 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:0
    #4:0
    #HM:3 (Sheria, Bruno_Saurus, Shoulderguy)

    Information

    Release Date:NA: January 11th 2005, PAL: March 18th 2005
    Developer: Capcom Production Studio 4
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Survival horror, third-person shooter

    Links
    Trailer-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ORc25vZo54&ab_channel=PlayscopeTimeline
    Wikipedia-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_4



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    #10: Spider-Man 2: 3 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:1 (Shoulderguy)
    #4:0
    #HM:0

    Information

    Release Date: NA: June 28th 2004, EU: July 8th 2004
    Developer: Treyarch
    Publisher: Activision
    Genre: Action-adventure

    Links
    Trailer-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3DYdMg-fw&ab_channel=NDoubleDC
    Wikipedia-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_2_(2004_video_game)



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    #10: SSX 3- 3 points

    Votes
    #1:0
    #2:0
    #3:1 (Capnbobamous)
    #4:0
    #HM:0

    Information

    Release Date: NA: October 20th 2003, EU: October 31st 2003
    Developer: EA Canada
    Publisher: EA Sports BIG
    Genre: Snowboarding

    Links
    Trailer-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADmgQjlKj_E&ab_channel=JollyRogerBayVideogames
    Wikipedia-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSX_3



  • Resident Evil 4 is definitely one of my favorite games ever but I voted for another game in the series because RE4 was only exclusive for a short time and to be honest I thought this would be number 1 even without my vote but I guess I was wrong XD



  • Regarding Resident Evil 4, I'm going to pull my comment from our recent countdown:

    "Admittedly, it's (a) game... I haven't played, but I've watched a playthrough a couple times. I've stated several times how Huber has made me a casual fan of the franchise, but this was an RE game as a viewer I just didn't like watching (for comparison, by the time I first watched this playthrough, I had seen VII, 2 Remake, REmake, and 3make). As a viewer, this game drags on for a WHILE, plus aside from Leon, none of the other characters were interesting to me (to say nothing of Ashley). I also don't like scenarios where you have to survive for an undetermined amount of time (which is why I think Village's first combat encounter is the worst part of the game as a viewer), so the beginning is annoying. I do commend RE4's efforts in mixing up the enemy types (especially Las Plagas), and perhaps my favorite thing about this game is the inventory management (Tangent: If you haven't seen the recent Easy Update where Isla and Huber play a game on Steam called 'Safe Room' where someone turned the inventory management into a puzzle game, it's awesome. I hope the indie-dev can get some budget, polish it up a bit, and put it on console. It's RAD.) Also, mixing up the locations between the village, castle, island, and others keeps it environmentally fresh (though a lot of the castle seems annoying to playthrough). Overall, I don't regret watching it, and yes, because Huber has me on the hook.. I will watch a playthrough of (the Remake next year), but unlike VII (and 2 Remake), it's not a game I want to own, much less rewatch beyond what I just stated."

    I've already talked about how Spider-man (2018) and Miles Morales are the only Spider-Man exposure I've had, and I have no connection to SSX, so I can't comment on that.