Pokemon Colosseum GameCube

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 103
  2. Negative: 9 out of 103
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  1. Sep 10, 2011
    7
    Its definitely not the best pokemon game ever made, and it especially isn't the best looking Pokemon game but it has fantastic music, decent gameplay, and a good amount of pokemon to catch
  2. FeroJ.
    May 31, 2004
    5
    Too kiddy.
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    6
    There's almost no difference from Pokemon Colosseum compared to Gale of Darkness. The random RPG battles gets boring after a few continuos apparitions of the same trainers. From my perspective , don't play this console version, play the handheld version.
  4. Apr 27, 2014
    6
    I'm being generous when I give it a 6 out of pure pity. It doesn't bring anything new, except for the 3D graphics. You can catch really few Pokemon, you can't get a starter, the story is boring... God. It's mediocre.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Apr 5, 2004
    7
    This game wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Though its nothing to compare to its GBA titles. The game has some significant details that make it good. 1st of all all the battle include having 2 monsters on the battle feild unlike the GBA where double battles were rare. Also they fact that the pokemon actually attack the people is pretty cool. 2nd of all you won't waste your This game wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Though its nothing to compare to its GBA titles. The game has some significant details that make it good. 1st of all all the battle include having 2 monsters on the battle feild unlike the GBA where double battles were rare. Also they fact that the pokemon actually attack the people is pretty cool. 2nd of all you won't waste your time playing multiplayer because the GBA cord connecting crap. 3rd of all, to that stupid RYAN M kid just shut the hell up with your bring the francise crap up, if the game was doing soooo bad, then why would they keep making them. If the text is sooooooo slow the njust raise it in the options moron. You know what I think i think your rating is sooooooooo !@#$ long! Expand
  6. JoeyM.
    Mar 27, 2004
    7
    To say that the pokemon franchise is dead is an entirely inaccurate and ignorant statement; Ruby/Sapphire, Worldwide, have sold over 10 million copies between them. For this reason, Nintendo is simply taking advantage, not beating the dead horse for its last breath. The game is simply a solid adventure, adding enough of a story mode to be better than the Stadium titles. Anyone who To say that the pokemon franchise is dead is an entirely inaccurate and ignorant statement; Ruby/Sapphire, Worldwide, have sold over 10 million copies between them. For this reason, Nintendo is simply taking advantage, not beating the dead horse for its last breath. The game is simply a solid adventure, adding enough of a story mode to be better than the Stadium titles. Anyone who expected a full-fledged RPG is dreaming, but if you go in expecting what it is, you'll get a solid title out of it. It's not meant to be "Pokemon Fantasy" in any way. Collapse
  7. JacobP.
    Apr 4, 2004
    7
    This game was very disapointing, that the fact that ity wasnt like the previos games. Its missing registering any pokemon, mini games beter interaction with the gameboy game, it was still a desent game, but it seems more of a 1 player game.
  8. RyanM>
    Mar 24, 2004
    7
    Ok, so pokemon kind of died, and they're riding this franchise like a dead horse. But, you can't help but give colosseum a go. It doesn't disappoint too much. This game is new. It doesn't have much in common with the pokemon stadium games. The method of catching pokemon is different. You battle trainers and take their pokemon. And there's a whole new innovative Ok, so pokemon kind of died, and they're riding this franchise like a dead horse. But, you can't help but give colosseum a go. It doesn't disappoint too much. This game is new. It doesn't have much in common with the pokemon stadium games. The method of catching pokemon is different. You battle trainers and take their pokemon. And there's a whole new innovative idea. There are pokemon that are evil, and you must catch them, and raise them to be good. This game is fun, and has a lot of different ideas, but by know means will it revive the pokemon franchise. Colosseum can link with pokemon ruby/sapphire as well, (gee, what a surprise) and you can transfer those pokemon onto your colosseum game. This adds for some pretty fun multiplayer battles. Now their are a few negatives. I found the battle to be a tad slow. Your constantly waiting for long moves to be done with. You spend 2 seconds picking a move and a while watching them go. The rpg adventure is slow too. the people talk soooooo slow, and their's a lot of talking. Your character is very slow when walking also. And about your character, he is so cheesy and dumb. He's like a freaky quiet guy who, i have no idea, but he's really stupid. So finally, Colosseum does a lot in it's rpg story mode, but like the entire franchise...it falls short of a revival of the series. Expand
  9. Mar 16, 2013
    6
    I played this game when I was 14, more than 200 hours. It amazed me, but I missed the freedom of the game boy advance versions. Characters are cool, Pokemon animations, multiplayer mode...but it's an step back coming from Pokemon Stadium of N64. Lenght of the game is ok, 25-30 hours easily, and a lot of stuff to do after you end the game.
  10. Jun 2, 2017
    6
    The game is okay. The game-play is your standard pokemon game. The music is decent and the graphics are okay. However, the game is very lacking, taking out core features of the pokemon franchise such as wild pokemon and gyms. Because of this, you will be bombarded with obscene amounts of trainers sometimes reaching over a dozen in a row to make the game last longer. The story can get veryThe game is okay. The game-play is your standard pokemon game. The music is decent and the graphics are okay. However, the game is very lacking, taking out core features of the pokemon franchise such as wild pokemon and gyms. Because of this, you will be bombarded with obscene amounts of trainers sometimes reaching over a dozen in a row to make the game last longer. The story can get very confusing at times with it being difficult to understand who the main evil group is. Overall Colosseum is okay, but not a game to really search for. Expand

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#8 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#8 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 60
    Its presentation is well below par, and the battles quickly become repetitive, but there remains an oddly addictive spark beneath its problems.
  2. 60
    An announcer might have been nice, but at least we're spared any potentially awful voice performances. You'll get more out of the game if you can get your GBA in on the action, but the mini-RPG isn't a bad addition.
  3. Play Magazine
    67
    Just like the handheld Pokemon games, the graphics seem to be underdeveloped and the gameplay focus is really on catching, raising, and battling with the assorted critters, overshadowing the characters and story rather than supporting them. [Mar 2004, p.59]