GameCube Europe's Scores

  • Games
For 210 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 97 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 23 Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 210
210 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It mixes strategy, platformer, shoot-em-up, puzzler and everything else to deliver to you, the gamer, possibly the best game ever created.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Few words can explain the sheer joy of playing it, because it's constantly throwing up new things to marvel at. And it just feels so affirming to play a game this confident, this well-crafted, this, well, fun.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If there is such a thing as a perfect game, then this is it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is no word to express how fantastic this game is. It combines outstanding graphics with loads of modes and characters, a good soundtrack, and brilliant, brilliant gameplay. Not only that, but the amount of stuff to unlock is unbelievably huge, and the game is also extremely addictive.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animations are smooth, fast and fluid. And the backgrounds are filled with detail and colour to set the mood and tone for the level brilliantly.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Apart from a few, more or less insignificant, flaws this game shines or rather consumes all light and delivers an epic story and an experience that hasn't been seen yet on the GameCube and one that hasn't ever quite been realised on any other console.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Exactly what a sequel should be about: Genuine improvement over the original, emphasising what was liked, removing what wasn’t and gaining new ideas.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Orchestra-style music and finely tuned sound effects liven up the battlefield quite dramatically and are executed extremely well; I just simply love the music for the Pokemon Stadium stage.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only problem in this game that will cause you some grief is the camera. It flies willy-nilly all over the screen on its own, and a lot of the time it goes to places you don't want it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Besides a couple of camera issues every now and then and the game's short length I can't say a lot of bad things about this game. The gameplay is solid and easy to learn, the controls are intuitive, it has a wonderful atmosphere.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is very well made, challenging, long and so amazingly atmospheric. Sadly, there is a small voice at the back of my head, when ever I see or hear something lifted from Prime, nagging at me, asking why Retro couldn't have just put a tiny bit more effort in and given us a completely new game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Resident Evil then playing this game will be like a dream for you. This is how Capcom must have wanted to do it the first time but couldn't due to limiting technology of the time they got the idea. I guess you could say RE came before it's time…kind of like Leonardo de Vinci making plans for a helicopter.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a hard game, and it will take you a lot of time to complete if you hope to collect all the gold medals in the game and find all the tech upgrades.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nintendo have taken the strategy genre into a whole new direction, and the result is an absolutely stunning experience that will make you sad to see it end.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game is just put together so very well you’ll be surprised how much it will appeal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Its length is a slightly worrying factor but it’s not that bad, after all its quality not quantity and this game is quality in leaps and bounds.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The arsenal of moves has expanded substantially, the most obvious of them is that you can run around, climb rooftops and controlling vehicles. The latter is poorly executed and is hardly fun, because the cars physics aren’t exactly convincing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There's a lot to love about F-Zero GX, and the thing you will love most is that it will leave you wanting to come back for more. This game will keep you sucked in and wont let go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No shabby port from the PS2, this version actually contains more than the PS2 version.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hiding in the shadows never has been a more thrilling experience! A welcome addition to the GC library and a classic in it's own right.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Easily the best basketball game out there for the cube.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The stick is a more intuitive type of control system, which can only benefit to the flow of the game. It improves the possibilities of your character considerably.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The DS has had a lot of puzzlers in a short space of time, but none quite as amazing and unique as this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A whole new level in FPS gaming and I think everyone should get it. It is better than both "Goldeneye" and "Perfect Dark," and even better than "Halo."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Career mode in AI is amazingly fun because there is so much to do and see in each level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The sound and story are nothing special but the gameplay is top notch in both one player and party games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Hugely entertaining while it lasts, but lacks ambition when you want it most. You get the feeling sometimes they're saving the really good stuff for the sequel, just teasing us for the time being with a game that feels a lot like a trailer for its successor. But a damn good trailer, mind you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game starts rather slow (like most RPGs) and there are a few fetch quests that feel like they're just there to make the game longer, but overall this has to be one of the best, if not the best RPG on the Cube.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've already played a Mario Kart game, Double Dash is still worth days of your time. However, it might lose its appeal sooner than other versions did, because for ninety percent it's just more of the same.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Perhaps the deepest and most immersive game I have ever played. The community aspect is on a par with any MMORPG you care to mention, which is a hell of an achievement for an offline console game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Lifespan is the main issue here, as everything else is in place. It took me a week to finish Race and Showoff mode with one character. There is loads left, though, so the potential for a long lasting game is there, it just really depends on whether or not you want to go through it all again and again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The strategic long fights are a welcome relieve from the button mashing found in most other boxing games, you really have to observe and react to win matches.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby truly is an outstanding game. It just takes everything the DS can do, throws it together and makes it work. The controls, the level design and the presentation are astounding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A nice single player game, but a great multiplayer game. [Multiplayer review]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A true sequel; playing it feels more like playing new Viewtiful Joe levels than playing a new game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an awesome game, with a huge, huge scope; to its credit, it pulls everything off without a hitch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    EA puts more emphasis on realistic gameplay making the experience less approachable. Passing, for instance, needs to be executed pretty accurate otherwise you’ll lose the puck easily.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much a joy to play now as the original ever was. What it now lacks in the single player adventure (but in all honesty, it’s not lacking much at all) is more than made up for thanks to the competitive multiplayer whilst the minigames alone make this game a must-have.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But even if you only go online with this game for a month or 2, it will be wholeheartedly worth it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game has 5 fast skull breaking levels which may look like it's not much, but it takes a while to get through them all, because it is unbelievably hard.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The control system however leaves you in the dark at times as it could be a bit more practical and intuitive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an adventure of epic proportions with a sci-fi twist on pirates and that sports a classic, yet polished, RPG battle interface with some interesting innovations such as ship battles, then Skies of Arcadia Legends is definitely the game for you!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hardcore players will surely appreciate the gameplay experience and overlook the little control issues.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Aside from seeing the film on big screen, this is the most intense Lord of the Rings experience available.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Gameplay is very cinematic, and it feels as close to a Bond movie as is humanly possible...You feel like you really are Bond, and if you think about it, what more could you want from a Bond game?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The innovative KO style of the fights and the inventive way of using the crowd and the environment to lay the smack down is very satisfying.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The messiah RE fans have been prophesising...Do not expect to be sustained eternally however, an experienced gamer will burn through this game which can be completed on lower difficulties in the same amount of time as "Luigi’s Mansion."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall the whole thing is immensely enjoyable with a soundtrack that will get you linking your GameCube up to your stereo straight away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NFSU is not quite a groundbreaker in the racing department, but is certainly a top racer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The story may be weak and the opposition dumb; the lack of depth doesn’t have to stop you from having a great time blasting some Soviets in this otherwise decent game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The first level is no pushover, yet immensely entertaining and freeform, as is the entire game. This is a must have, unless the site of blood makes you squeamish.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In general the game is harder then Sands of Time, and I wonder if they didn't spice it up too much, making it inaccessible for a big mass audience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's varied enough to please even the most critical of gamers and it's fair to say that you're likely to encounter almost every genre of gameplay on this tiny disc.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Gladius isn’t a game for everyone, only the RPG enthusiast will fully appreciate the gameplay, which with 2 story modes, good for at least 45 hours each, is a time-consuming endeavour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Not enough was spent to really think about the story or the gameplay in my opinion as should have been.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Credible, honest stealth; but imperfect, limited stealth too. The Xbox version is, again, vastly superior, but the GC game's Co-op still throws up a memorable experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The very best DS launch title, and is practically guaranteed to keep you entertained for months. A must-have.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Absolute enjoyment! A very well made game, not flawless, but great fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Load times do not exist in this game, no waiting for courses to load, no nothing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some flaws and relatively few improvements (on the PC this would be just another expansion pack), it still may be worth a purchase.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are a few annoyances like bridges you can fall off a little too easily, the AI that's quite clumsy in places and the fact that it does get repetitive in the end. But you can't stay mad at a game that lets you chuck a complete jet ski at an opponent as Rogue or Colossus, admit it!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some great new characters join with old favourites to bring a pretty decent story line and some great fighting action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    AKI certainly succeded in making a fun wrestling game. On top of that, they’ve managed to keep it completely free of ridiculous men wearing tights.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A new style of platforming that may catch on, but since it is so short I would suggest a rental only for this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's solid fun, but rarely anything more – if you owned the N64 version, I strongly advise that you stay away from this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A lavishly beautiful, unusually innovative, daring and unique breed of action- RPG that is sometimes a little too old-fashioned for its own good and occasionally marred by teething problems.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While not quite as polished as the mighty "TimeSplitters 2" from EIDOS, Frontline offers a great deal of FPS entertainment with an atmosphere that simply can't be beaten.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Now we want Batman, Superman, Punisher and all the other masked musclemen to follow suit! Please.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is undoubtedly the best outing for Mr. Bond and Co. to date and the fact that it's all based around an incredibly solid engine makes it essential for any GameCube owner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s a great laugh in 4-player and the 1-player Championship mode is well tough to beat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    An uninspiring, tedious, dull game unworthy of your money, unless deeply into Ice Hockey.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game can last forever just as long as you can recruit some friends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It may be an old idea now and critics will argue that it's simply an updated Playstation 2 game but when it's this much fun it really doesn't matter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly fast paced sports game with the intention of causing as many broken bones as possible. A great laugh on your own but with 2-3 friends it becomes an absolute hoot!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Stay clear of this game if you don’t have time to play lots of it though, because after you get used to life on the farm it’s hard to turn back.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The levels are pretty big and there is something to do on every streetcorner, and whether it’s taking a racing challenge from Milhouse, visiting Moe’s or just driving over the comic book guy, it’s always fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    2002 FWC suffers from a lack of teams, little weather and time of day conditions and the frustrating inability to change the stadium and match duration while setting up a game, this has to be done in the options.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The story is your typical Tom Clancy affair, complete with terrorist threats and biochemical weapons, so don’t look for fresh ideas there. The replay value is beaten down by the lack of multiplayer modes and the fairly linear levels.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The graphics are top-notch, the sound is catchy and simply lovable, the controls are delightful and the gameplay is original and just so much fun. But the whole thing is dragged down by the frighteningly short game time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a quick multiplayer session, this is perfect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The scenery looks so stunning that it tempts you to explore every corner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    This game has a huge lifespan, as I eventually found it such a pain to play I couldn’t play for more than 15 minutes max a day.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    They need to make it exciting when you are traveling to places, either that or cut the travel distance down.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's absolutely nothing here to disturb or upset younger gamers so if you're a parent searching for a GameCube recommendation then this could be just what you're looking for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s great to have so much in one game, but in the end you’ll play "Burnout 2" if you want to race and "Soul Calibur 2" if you want to fight, not True Crime.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fresh game with a nice story, look no further, Second Sight tells a good story but doesn't let it get in the way of good gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Dead to Rights though appears to have the right amount of each gaming component so that it's the closest yet to a big budget action movie on a home console.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One more thing and something I am sorely missing: backstage areas. There are none, and it is sad to see. Hopefully next year they will be included.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game’s core elements – cue control and ball physics – work so well, you’ll take any inconveniences into the bargain. In a world full of action games, Pool Paradise’s relaxed style is a welcome change.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Being a Tony Hawk clone doesn’t mean that this isn't a quality title with plenty of fresh features, well worth of giving it a try.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's likely to become one of the most collectable and sought-after titles in years to come. As it stands, it's one of the most entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "Virtua Tennis" fans will feel right at home with Beach Spikers and new players will be blown way by its involving gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cube version has had an interface overhaul and great new multiplayer modes, but it's basically the same game as the GBA version...This game is all about fun and pure gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A retro classic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sure this game lacks a bit when it comes to the foot levels but the other single player levels and multiplayer modes will make you overlook the issue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's good but lacks having any special feel. It's got all the ingredience of a fighter that we have all grown towards and learnt to love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’ll infuriate and irritate you to no end, but it’ll also evoke a level of wonder and satisfaction to eclipse it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a good game, wielding a light saber is really cool, but because first-impressions are so bad, some may be tempted to return it before they even get they’re hands on a lightsaber.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t play this game unless you have the rest of the day to thrash out your anger on the small, cute zoo animals.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twisted, deep, engrossing and genuinely different. It's a very grown-up experience, stretching what games can be and making set-piece based scare-em-ups like the recent "Doom 3" look horribly crude and simplistic in comparison.