Mario Party 5 GameCube

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 4 out of 66
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  1. SoulCalibur2
    Nov 19, 2003
    6
    Mediocre. The only thing that keeps this series going are the new and fun minigames you hope will come up. Unfortunately, the Mario Party series has been declining steadily. I think MP 3 was the best. Better graphics can only take a game so far...
  2. Marioluigi
    Jun 25, 2004
    5
    This game looks great from the pics i seen but i have not played it but i will soon i just can not wait:)

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#41 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. GMR Magazine
    80
    Minigames, as always, tread a fine line between clever and stupid. [Jan 2004, p.87]
  2. games(TM)
    70
    The biggest enhancements come in the single-player experience - always the worst part of the previous games. This time, Nintendo has clearly put some thought into it and come up with a story mode that actiually has a point, rather than being a player-vs-computer rehash of Party mode. [Jan 2004, p.113]
  3. Edge Magazine
    50
    Were spirits to play a game while they waited in Purgatory, surely it would be Mario Party. It can take an age to get to the end, and the minigames are interspersed with a turgid board game section that tests the patience to its limits. [Jan 2004, p.109]