Animal Crossing GameCube

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 138 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 138
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  1. DerekN.
    Oct 8, 2002
    7
    I can definitely appreciate what Nintendo was going for with this game. They set out to make a simulation where you build your life in a small town. Depending on your standards, they achieved it. The thing I found most disconcerting, and ultimately disappointing, about this game is that you don't really leave any kind of impression on any of the townspeople that you live with. So, I can definitely appreciate what Nintendo was going for with this game. They set out to make a simulation where you build your life in a small town. Depending on your standards, they achieved it. The thing I found most disconcerting, and ultimately disappointing, about this game is that you don't really leave any kind of impression on any of the townspeople that you live with. So, all of the tasks that you end up undertaking for them end up being for nothing. I found there was little incentive for me to do anything for anybody since they'd forget about my good deeds the second I finished them. Sure, they'd give me a lame gift like paper or a shirt, but that's not enough. Overall, I wasn't looking for a very detailed game, and there IS a lot of stuff in this game, but in the end I was bored to tears and uninterested. A very interesting concept, though, and well made, for whatever that's worth. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2014
    7
    This game is good, has just as much charm and character of the other games, but there are things here that are quite monotonous that get fixed in the other games. This game is good, but It pales in comparison to city folk and new leaf. It's just hard to love as much as those games.
    And those close up graphics. Ewucguh, :(
  3. CodyS.
    Jul 26, 2003
    6
    The game is filled with fun and wonderment the first few weeks your play it, but it gets tidious and will get in the way of other great games like The legend of Zelda: The Windwaker and Splinter Cell. I, Being 16, find that the game is to whimsical for my fancy. I will suggest The Sims to this game any day, the reason? its totall lack of AI. The only thing better about this game than the The game is filled with fun and wonderment the first few weeks your play it, but it gets tidious and will get in the way of other great games like The legend of Zelda: The Windwaker and Splinter Cell. I, Being 16, find that the game is to whimsical for my fancy. I will suggest The Sims to this game any day, the reason? its totall lack of AI. The only thing better about this game than the sims is its somehow more interactive than the pc version of the sims, until you get the expansions. Overall I would recommend buying it only when the price drops below 30 dollars, perhaps you have a used game store near you? Expand
  4. JonL.
    Apr 4, 2005
    6
    This game is weird. The fact the it has unlockable NES games is a good idea though.
  5. Axel
    May 19, 2003
    5
    It's ok. I don't see what the big fuss is. There are many other games for Game Cube that are much better than this.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#7 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. AceGamez
    100
    While kids will love the bright and colourful characters and graphics, adults will love the subtle nuances of collecting, decorating, Feng Shui, natural history lessons and sheer delight of pleasures as simple as catching a huge bass in the nearby river.
  2. GMR Magazine
    90
    The game that never ends... So why is it so much fun to play? [Feb 2003, p.96]
  3. It's easy to see why everyone in Europe was importing this from the US; there is simply nothing else like it.