GameCube Games

Metroid Prime 1.

Metroid Prime

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2002
Samus returns in a new mission to unravel the mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV. In Metroid Prime, you'll play the role of this bounty hunter and view the world through her visor, which displays information ranging from current energy levels to ammunition. Equipped with a Power Beam and Gravity Suit, you must shoot locked switches, solve puzzles, and eliminate enemies. It's up to you to explore the world and recover more power-ups and weapons, which gradually open more gameplay areas.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.2
Resident Evil 4 2.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: GameCube
January 11, 2005
Resident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series. You'll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president's daughter. As Leon, you must make your way to a mysterious location in Europe, where new enemies await. Take them down by using enhanced aim-and-shoot features and a new action button.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.2
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Platform: GameCube
December 11, 2006
In the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda series, Link can transform into a wolf to scour the darkened land of Hyrule. With the help of Midna, a mysterious being, you must guide Link through hordes of foul creatures and challenging bosses using new moves and a new horseback combat system. Many puzzles stand between Link and the fulfillment of his quest, so you must sharpen your wits as you hunt for weapons and items.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.9
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 4.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Platform: GameCube
March 24, 2003
In this ninth entry in the Legend of Zelda series, Link debuts on GameCube with a fun new cel-shaded look, but the game stays true to the respected heritage of the series. The classic mix of sword-swinging action, perplexing puzzles and stirring story lines remains intact, but the stunning cel-shaded graphics give the people and places of Link's watery world a wildly artistic new look. And for the very first time, Link sails freely on the high seas. Join Link on his most epic and scenic adventure yet. Face unimaginable monsters, explore puzzling dungeons, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters as he searches for his kidnapped sister, Aryll.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition 5.

The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2003
Receive Four Complete Classic Zelda games all on one disc when you buy the Zelda GameCube Bundle: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II - The adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The disc also includes: Playable Demo of the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Zelda Retrospective Movie, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Movie Preview.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
9.1
Madden NFL 2004 6.

Madden NFL 2004

Platform: GameCube
August 12, 2003
In its 14th season, Madden NFL Football isn't showing signs of slowing down. Madden NFL 2004 adds new features such as Playmaker Control and Owner Mode to it's deepen its football simulation. This year, players can make adjustments after the snap and create championship caliber plays with the easy-to-use Playmaker Control. The new Owner mode allows you build and manage your own stadium in addition to your own team. Compete against other players through EA Sports Online Tournaments. With new plays, modes, and online play, Madden NFL 2004 is the most complete, authentic installment in the series yet.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.1
SoulCalibur II 7.

SoulCalibur II

Platform: GameCube
August 27, 2003
Open the next chapter in world of Soul Calibur. Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive gameplay modes including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive Weapon Master. Collect up to 200 different weapons and battle characters with their own styles, strengths, and abilities. In addition to the 13 fighters, each platform has unique special fighters: Link for GameCube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox. Prove yourself through soul and sword.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Viewtiful Joe 8.

Viewtiful Joe

Platform: GameCube
October 7, 2003
Joe is no ordinary man and Viewtiful Joe is no ordinary game. Capcom's new superhero action game mixes funky cartoon-style visuals with classic side-scrolling gameplay and introduces the world's quirkiest million dollar action hero. More than just any ordinary dude, Joe must transform into the ultimate superhero. It's up to you to activate the correct view mode like "slow" or "zoom in" in order to clobber your enemies with beautiful style. You can also speed up or slow down your visual effects for even more "viewtiful" moves. Viewtiful Joe mixes an innovative viewpoint with an amazing stunt-filled action movie universe.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.3
NFL 2K3 9.

NFL 2K3

Platform: GameCube
August 21, 2002
NFL 2K3 upgrades Sega Sports' football series with realistic player animations, play-calling intelligence, and an on-the-fly audible system. With Franchise mode, you get total team control as player, coach, and general manager. A new ESPN broadcast system lets you review all the highlights from your games. Now you can track the best players, make the smartest trades, and build the most dominant team in the league. NFL 2K3 also brings you closer to the action with updated rosters and authentic stadiums.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.1
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem 10.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Platform: GameCube
June 23, 2002
This horror story spans generations, so you must relive the blood-soaked history while conjuring spells, solving puzzles, and slaying supernatural beasts. Whether you're creeping around as the Roman Centurion, Cambodian villager, or any of the other characters, the psychological thriller will challenge you to use your mind as well as your might. The story is historically based and features many significant real-world events and locations, including the blood-soaked fields of the Somme, the jungle-ridden temples of Angkor Wat, the deserts of Persia, and the haunted vales of Rhode Island.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
SSX 3 11.

SSX 3

Platform: GameCube
October 20, 2003
Drop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills. SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches. Customize your rider's clothes, abilities, and moves. Pull off three levels of awesome "Uber tricks." Dominate the mountain, and then test your skills online. It's a long way down, so make sure you're ready for the challenge.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Madden NFL 2003 12.

Madden NFL 2003

Platform: GameCube
August 12, 2002
The game of football just got more real with Madden NFL 2003. This year's installment of the Madden NFL Football series features more depth, new animation, realistic player AI, and in-depth play modes. Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities to complete skilled tasks in the all-new Mini-Camp mode. The improved graphics and presentation now show sidearm QBs, gang-tackling, stand-still receiver catches, and more than 300 realistic player faces. Madden NFL 2003 gives you more control than ever before, with faster game speed, a more finely tuned passing game, and independent audibles for defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.4
Super Smash Bros. Melee 13.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Platform: GameCube
December 2, 2001
Nintendo's all-star cast of combatants is back in Super Smash Bros. Melee, along with a new batch of brawlers ready to tear it up. The sequel to Super Smash Bros. keeps the same basic premise: Characters duke it out in interactive environments, using special attacks and various items to knock each other into the abyss. Some new defensive techniques add an even deeper level of complexity to the combat. In addition to traditional battle royale matches, players can select all-new ways to play like Coin mode and Tournament mode.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Super Mario Sunshine 14.

Super Mario Sunshine

Platform: GameCube
August 25, 2002
When Mario, Peach, and an entourage of Peach's loyal Toad friends set out for a tropical vacation on lovely Isle Delfino, they're in store for much more than a relaxing holiday. A mustachioed maniac has mucked up the entire island, and Mario is accused of committing the crime. Armed with a hi-tech water cannon called FLUDD (Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device), Mario sets out to clean the island, clear his name, and solve the mystery of the villainous vandal. With new enemies, moves, and surprises, Super Mario Sunshine offers plenty of challenges.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 15.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Platform: GameCube
November 18, 2003
Embark on a journey of scorched sands and ancient legends. A young prince, drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, unleashes a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Guide the Prince on his quest to reverse the curse by using the Sands of Time, a power which allows you to erase the past, see into the future and slow down the present. Perform gravity-defying acrobatics and swashbuckling attacks in a staggering array of landscapes and kingdoms. Restore peace to the land and fulfill your destiny.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.1
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 16.

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Platform: GameCube
November 15, 2004
The sequel to Metroid Prime puts you in the role of bounty hunter Samus Aran once again. Your mission is to locate federation troopers who are missing on Aether--a planet torn into light and dark domains. To help you travel through the depths of light and dark, you'll have all-new beam weapons, a screw attack, and power-ups. Eliminate your enemies, solve puzzles, and open doors in an effort to restore peace to Aether. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes also features competitive multiplayer modes supporting up to four players.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 17.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

Platform: GameCube
October 23, 2002
Drop into the ultimate challenge. In the next chapter in the Tony Hawk series, pros challenge you to make your mark in huge free-roaming levels, taking on 190 progressively harder goals with no time limits to hold you back. Decide when you're ready to take on your Pro Challenge and move into the pro ranks, where it's a whole new game. Build your skills, perform all-new tricks, play up to eight players online, and show that you've got what it takes to go Pro.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.4
Resident Evil 18.

Resident Evil

Platform: GameCube
April 30, 2002
Raccoon City has been completely overrun by mutant beasts and bloodthirsty zombies. You are a member of S.T.A.R.S.--a rescue squad sent into the community to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the disaster. Take the role of operative Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With an array of weapons to master and horrors around every corner, the ultimate test may be just to make it out alive.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.2
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest 19.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest

Platform: GameCube
February 28, 2003
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest is a special version of Ocarina of Time that wasn't released for the N64 in North America. Both games were exclusively available for the Nintendo GameCube to those who preordered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker at a participating retailer. The Master Quest version of Ocarina of Time contains the same overall storyline as the original Ocarina of Time adventure. However, the dungeons have been upgraded to be truly challenging, even to a Zelda master.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
NCAA Football 2003 20.

NCAA Football 2003

Platform: GameCube
July 20, 2002
NCAA Football 2003 delivers the tradition and spirit of college football's storied programs with intense rivalries, authentic stadium atmospheres, and realistic gameplay. You'll choose from 117 Division 1-A and 27 Division 1-AA schools across the country, or create your own, and then coach your school through a variety of game modes. In Dynasty mode, you can recruit the best athletes, redshirt your developing players, and use TV exposure to gain status as you build a dominating force in the NCAA. NCAA Football 2003 also features a variety of new moves--including play fakes, spins, and one-foot toe drag--which you must master in order to reach the championship.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.6
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 21.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Platform: GameCube
November 13, 2001
You may not be able to live like the legend, but now you can skate like him. Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk or choose from a dream team of 12 top pro skaters, including old favorites like Lasek, Thomas, Muska, and Steamer, as well as new talent like Gilfberg, Caballero, Koston, and Mullen. Or enjoy full customization abilities with the enhanced Create-a-Skater (now including female skaters) and the Skatepark Editor. Travel from L.A. to Tokyo, Suburbia to Skater's Island performing challenges and meeting goals. New moves include the Revert, which allows you to link vert tricks, and flatland tricks such as Caspers, the Primo, and Handstand Manual. If you're good, you can even unlock hidden pro footage.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.4
Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II 22.

Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II

Platform: GameCube
November 9, 2001
Think you've got what it takes to lead the elite Rogue Squadron? Now's your chance to jump into the cockpit of an X-wing and find out. Join Luke Skywalker and the Star Wars galaxy's most daring pilots as they return to face off against the Empire. As in the original hit game for N64, you'll relive favorite Star Wars battles including the perilous Death Star trench run, a daring space attack on a Star Destroyer, and the legendary battle on the ice planet Hoth. Aerial conflict takes place in a variety of craft such as the legendary X-wing, A-wing, and B-wing. Rogue Leader immerses players in an intense action arcade experience.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.6
NBA 2K2 23.

NBA 2K2

Platform: GameCube
March 20, 2002
Prepare to post MVP numbers as you light it up with Rim-Rattling dunks then shut it down with Smothering D. NBA 2K2 brings the skills to elevate your team to the next level and the smarts to keep 'em on top.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.3
Pikmin 2 24.

Pikmin 2

Platform: GameCube
August 30, 2004
Captain Olimar has returned to the planet where the Pikmin live, and he's all business this time. The company he works for is going bankrupt, so to save it, Olimar must salvage the treasure buried all over the planet. Of course, he'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that--he can't do anything by himself. Control one of two main characters--Olimar or his assistant--as you command your Pikmin to defeat enemies, propagate more Pikmin, collect precious doodads, and solve puzzles. With unlimited time, new colors of Pikmin, and two-player cooperative play, Pikmin 2 improves on the original in many ways.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
9.0
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 25.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003

Platform: GameCube
October 27, 2002
From towering drives to picture-perfect putts, the essence of golf has been captured in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003. The game features plenty of challenging courses such as Pebble Beach Golf Links and Royal Birkdale. Plus, you can choose from a variety of professional golfers, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Hit the course as Tiger Woods or put your skills up against his in a one-on-one showdown, but either way, be prepared to bring your best game.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.7
Madden NFL 2005 26.

Madden NFL 2005

Platform: GameCube
August 9, 2004
Madden NFL 2005 introduces the Hit Stick, a new feature that lets players turn a game around with a crucial tackle. Along with all-new defensive preplay controls and defensive artificial intelligence enhancements, the defense now has a diverse arsenal of weapons available. Also, the depth of Franchise mode grows with the addition of Storyline Central, a weekly radio talk show that discusses current stories regarding your team and the league. With even more Franchise mode additions, hundreds of new animations, and the new Create-a-Fan feature, Madden NFL 2005 takes the series to the next level.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
tbd
Madden NFL 2002 27.

Madden NFL 2002

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2001
If you enjoy simulation-style football games that play well, have incredible depth, and look great, Madden 2002 is your game.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.0
Pikmin 28.

Pikmin

Platform: GameCube
December 2, 2001
Pikmin may be small and plantlike, but they can be a space traveler's best friend. Stranded on an unknown planet, Captain Olimar must enlist the help of these native Pikmin to rebuild his spaceship before the life-support system runs out. In the meantime, you'll have to fend off attackers and solve various puzzles. To produce additional multicolored Pikmin you must defeat enemies and carry them back to the Pikmin nests called onions. But beware--watching giant predators gobble your Pikmin might make you angrier than you'd expect.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Tony Hawk's Underground 29.

Tony Hawk's Underground

Platform: GameCube
October 27, 2003
Get ready for a major new step for the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Underground tweaks the gameplay of previous installments to include a plot-twisting story, customizable tricks and decks, online play, and the ability to include your own mug shot on your custom player. Of course, you can also play as any one of pro skating's biggest stars including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, and Elissa Steamer. Ride, walk, or drive through nine expansive levels then test your skills against other gamers online. Become a star of the Underground.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.8
F-Zero GX 30.

F-Zero GX

Platform: GameCube
August 26, 2003
F-Zero GX puts you in a futuristic race where fearless pilots would risk everything to claim the title of the top speedster in the universe. Grand Prix mode lets you face off against 29 opponents in three courses while Vs. Battle mode lets two to four players compete in split-screen races. In Time Attack mode, you'll try to beat the best times and top speeds for each course. And now, in the new Story mode, you can follow Captain Falcon as he races through missions and completes a wide array of challenges.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
NCAA Football 2004 31.

NCAA Football 2004

Platform: GameCube
July 16, 2003
Experience the spirit, atmosphere, and emotion of college football like NCAA Football 2004. Whether you play as the one of the 36 new 1-AA teams or 20 classic teams from the last two decades, the game lets you celebrate the history of college football. Feel the tradition of college football Saturdays with all-new pre-game introductions and experience the pageantry with new mascots, flag-waving cheerleaders, and cannons. Other key features this season include improved college gameplay, EA Sports Online competition for the PlayStation 2, deeper Dynasty mode, and over 15 new teams and the all-new EA Sports Bio.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.9
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 32.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004

Platform: GameCube
September 22, 2003
While professional golfer Tiger Woods has no equal on the PGA Tour, you now have the chance to build a golfer that's even better. Take your custom golfer through the trials and tribulations of all the courses in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, earning cash to spend on new digs and advanced equipment. Use the analog stick to shape any shot type such as the flop or punch. Go head-to-head against the computer, a friend, or an online player with PS2's network adapter. With all the top competition on some of the most famous fairways and greens ever, this is the one of the most complete golf experiences yet.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.1
MVP Baseball 2004 33.

MVP Baseball 2004

Platform: GameCube
March 9, 2004
Step up to the plate with MVP Baseball 2004. The fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base-running have been reproduced realistically to give you complete control over every aspect of the game. From swinging for the fences or protecting the plate when you have a two-strike count, the all-new batting model provides unprecedented command of each type of swing in every situation. With solid gameplay and many additional features such as Pitching Challenge and Dynasty Mode, MVP Baseball 2004 allows you to experience the game like never before.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.2
Burnout 2: Point of Impact 34.

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Platform: GameCube
April 9, 2003
Burnout 2: Point of Impact is the follow-up to the original smash hit with improved graphics, faster gameplay, and bigger, more spectacular crashes. While the first Burnout was inspired by European movies and locations, its sequel is inspired by American films such as The Fast and the Furious. Set in US locations, the game gives you an all-new set of vehicles: modified Japanese cars, pickups, SUVs - plus some bonus rides such as police cruisers, and classic 50's hotrods. Also, expect tighter handling, better crash deformations, new music, new game structure, enhanced physics, new lighting, improved car models, a new replay system, and fast-paced fun.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
NHL 2K3 35.

NHL 2K3

Platform: GameCube
December 11, 2002
Now that the series has moved on to all platforms, no one will have an excuse not to play what has become the best hockey game series on the market.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.8
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 36.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Platform: GameCube
April 10, 2003
Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace. In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, you are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. Suit up with the latest classified field operative gear and weapons as you travel through diverse mission objectives. The world's future is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.1
NBA Street Vol. 2 37.

NBA Street Vol. 2

Platform: GameCube
April 28, 2003
Basketball returns to the streets in NBA Street Vol. 2, featuring more players, electrifying moves, and online multiplayer battles. Defeat the best players in the game today and even bring legends such as Dr. J, Magic, Bird, Wilt, and Moses out of retirement for some on-court brawling. NBA Street Vol. 2 features all-new spectacular dunks, dribbles, and passes that'll take show-stopping Gamebreakers to the next level. You can take your game against computer opponents or friends, or play with up to three other players online. Are you good enough to rule the streets?
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
NBA Street V3 38.

NBA Street V3

Platform: GameCube
February 8, 2005
The third installment of NBA Street advances the series by adding more customization, different game modes, and new gameplay features. Now you can build both your reputation and show-stopping Gamebreakers on the streets by performing all-new flashy dunks, dribble tricks, and combos. Step into the shoes of NBA legends, current basketball stars, and original characters from previous games. Play in familiar courts, such as The Cage and Rucker Park, or create your own court from the ground up. NBA Street V3 also features a new dunk contest and online multiplayer modes.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
TimeSplitters 2 39.

TimeSplitters 2

Platform: GameCube
October 16, 2002
The evil race of TimeSplitters is traveling back into human history authoring events that are leading to the enslavement of mankind. In control of a motley crew of renegade characters, you must hunt down the TimeSplitters in historical eras like the gangster-ridden 1920s, the lush jungles of Aztec temples, soviet military installations of the Cold War, and futuristic robot factories in space. To end their evil plot, seek and recover the crystals required to seal the rift in time.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
NBA Street 40.

NBA Street

Platform: GameCube
February 17, 2002
NBA stars take their skills to the streets--but out here, style and attitude win ball games. NBA Street lets you play in three-on-three basketball games that encourage flashy dunks, blocks, passes, and dribbles. The more you showboat, the greater your momentum meter becomes, thus boosting your team with a special game-breaking move. From East to West Coast, you'll compete against NBA stars, NBA legends, and street hoopsters while gaining points to unlock even more players.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.0
Aggressive Inline 41.

Aggressive Inline

Platform: GameCube
July 31, 2002
Aggressive Inline pushes your inline skating skills to the limit with a new Juice Meter, challenging objectives, and expansive levels. You can choose from an array of professional inline skaters--including Jaren Grob, Chris Edwards, and Shane Yost--and showcase your talent in various interactive skate parks. Perform a variety of manuals, grinds, big-air tricks, wall flips, hand plants, and more, to build up your Juice Meter and avoid elimination. Aggressive Inline also includes a Park Editor that lets you design your own skate park, complete with rails, ramps, and pipes.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
NCAA Football 2005 42.

NCAA Football 2005

Platform: GameCube
July 15, 2004
Kick off the football season with NCAA Football 2005, a game that brings you closer to the players, stadiums, and atmosphere of college football. For the first time in the series, the game-day atmosphere directly affects players' on-field performance. Create mismatches with the new Match-Up Stick, and then celebrate big plays with new fan celebrations, like the Gator Chomp and the Texas Hook 'Em Horns. NCAA Football 2005 also features online tournaments, a deeper Dynasty mode, and a host of other gameplay enhancements.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
MVP Baseball 2005 43.

MVP Baseball 2005

Platform: GameCube
February 22, 2005
MVP Baseball 2005 offers more features that let you take control of your favorite major league baseball team both on and off the field. The game highlights its new Hitter's Eye controls, which give you more control of your swing, movement in the batter's box, and the ability to read the pitch. In addition to enhanced offensive tools, this year's installment in the MVP Baseball series includes an improved dynasty mode, a spring training mode, and an all-new owner mode. Play through a challenging single-player season to unlock legendary players and new gear, or challenge your friend to an online game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 44.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

Platform: GameCube
September 20, 2004
Challenge professional golfer Tiger Woods to challenging matches in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005. This time, you can modify course dynamics and add longer trees, tighter fairways, undulations to greens, deeper bunkers, and more. The game's EA Sports Game Face features nonproportional bone scaling and texture blending to provide more realistic looks. After creating your own golfer and making a name for yourself, unlock the chance to tee off against some of golf's greatest legends, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Super Monkey Ball 2 45.

Super Monkey Ball 2

Platform: GameCube
August 25, 2002
AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon are on a roll again. Super Monkey Ball 2 brings the party to a whole new level with six brand new party games, six revamped party games, a new Story mode, and 150 new main game stages. In the new Story mode, you'll fight as AiAi to stop the evil plans of the deranged scientist, Dr. Bad-Boon and his mysterious sidekick. But Story mode is just the beginning--you'll want to grab some friends and get groovin' with the 12 new party games. With its new modes, enhanced graphics, and exciting multiplayer features, Super Monkey Ball 2 is keeps your party guests going bananas for hours.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Beyond Good & Evil 46.

Beyond Good & Evil

Platform: GameCube
December 11, 2003
For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom. With the ability to perform stealth techniques, dai-jo staff moves, and tag-team fighting combos, you can stop at nothing to expose the truth.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 47.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Platform: GameCube
October 11, 2004
Get ready for a new role-playing adventure as Mario returns to paper form to stop a dangerous threat. In Paper Mario 2, Mario can dodge, inflict damage, and impress the crowd to strengthen his attacks. Also, Mario and his friends have more paper abilities. They can now turn sideways to slip through cracks, fold into a paper airplane to fly, roll into a tube, and more. They can also use a variety of items like hammers and thunderbolts to defeat their enemies.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.1
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 48.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2003
The Mushroom Kingdom just got a whole lot more hectic as Mario and friends double up for furious kart racing. This time around, each kart holds two racers that can switch places at any time, so choose from a huge cast of favorites and pair them up any way you see fit. The character in front handles the driving duties, while the character in the rear doles out damage with six normal items and eight special items that only specific characters can use. Get ready for some intense multiplayer mayhem with your favorite characters, including Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Peach, Bowser, and Koopa.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Animal Crossing 49.

Animal Crossing

Platform: GameCube
September 15, 2002
Animal Crossing allows you to interact with a virtual village of animals that are doing something different every minute of every day. With Animal Crossing's 24-hour clock, the game's unique events can be in synch with real time--as day turns to night in the real world, the sun will also begin to set in the game. The dynamic setup requires you to come back every day and carry out your daily routines, build relationships with villagers, celebrate special days, collect furnishings for your homes, and just live life in the unique world of Animal Crossing.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Super Monkey Ball 50.

Super Monkey Ball

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2001
Call your friends and warn your neighbors, it's time to have a ball! Go bananas with 90+ stages, multi-player madness, and 7 cool ways to play! Equal parts "party" and "game", Super Monkey Ball could be the most "well-rounded" game you've ever played!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
SSX Tricky 51.

SSX Tricky

Platform: GameCube
December 2, 2001
SSX Tricky launches you into a world of monster air, intense tracks, and death-defying tricks. Six all-new competitors plus six riders from the original SSX make up the circuit. Compete in the World Circuit, go head-to-head in the Showoff versions of nine courses on the World Circuit, or just practice in Free Ride. With all-new Garibaldi and Valdez courses, you'll have plenty of huge cliff drops to catch big air and pull off Uber tricks.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Fight Night Round 2 52.

Fight Night Round 2

Platform: GameCube
February 28, 2005
The sequel to EA Sports' Fight Night 2004 maintains the original's analog control scheme and introduces a variety of new features. Now you have access to even more punches, including a new "haymaker" punch that is just powerful enough to knock down your opponent. Every hit counts in this game, as injuries reduce a fighter's ability to defend himself. Your cut man can tend to your injuries in between rounds to help you survive your opponent's devastating punches.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
FIFA Soccer 2003 53.

FIFA Soccer 2003

Platform: GameCube
November 14, 2002
Master the fundamentals of soccer in FIFA Soccer 2003. With more ball control and player moves, this year's FIFA Soccer puts the The Total Club Championship within your grasp. Unleash the skills of the world's greatest players through new player animations and signature skill moves. Experience pressure-cooker atmospheres as you take on Europe's elite teams in their own stadiums featuring actual team chants and songs. EA Sports Freestyle Control lets you produce a feint, one-touch pass, or skill move to leave your opponents standing.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures 54.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Platform: GameCube
June 7, 2004
The legend continues on the GameCube in an all-new epic adventure for one to four players. To thwart Vaati's vile forces, Link turns to the mystical power of the Four Swords to split himself into four colored copies of himself. Now you and your friends can simultaneously participate in cooperative and competitive action and master skills and techniques new to the Legend of Zelda series. In Four Swords Adventures, up to four players can link their Game Boy Advances to the GameCube to join a fun and intense competition for Force Gems while cooperating to move massive blocks, trigger switches, and slay mighty bosses.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Tales of Symphonia 55.

Tales of Symphonia

Platform: GameCube
July 13, 2004
In a dying village on Sylvarant, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day appear from among the people, and the land will be reborn. Now, you must enter a cel-shaded world in which you command real-time battles. Execute and combine hundreds of special attacks, magic spells, and combos. Each character grows to suit your fighting style, and the storyline changes based on the characters' relationships. The line between good and evil blurs in this immersive adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.1
Viewtiful Joe 2 56.

Viewtiful Joe 2

Platform: GameCube
November 18, 2004
Joe and Silvia are back in this sequel to Viewtiful Joe. This time you have more style, new special moves, and more than 40 new enemies to defeat. Now Joe's trusty aircraft transforms into various shapes to support his activities throughout the game's many stages. In addition to Joe, you can play as Silva, Joe's girlfriend. Call upon the powers of Joe and Silvia, and get ready to both solve new puzzles and save the day.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Madden NFL 06 57.

Madden NFL 06

Platform: GameCube
August 8, 2005
With its new modes and enhancements, Madden NFL 06 offers an authentic football experience. Among the game's offensive enhancements are "QB Vision Control," which gives each quarterback a unique field of vision, and "QB Precision Placement," which lets you throw the ball more accurately. In the new NFL Superstar mode, you can experience the life of an NFL player by earning one of more than 60 personas ranging from MVP to movie star.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
NHL 2004 58.

NHL 2004

Platform: GameCube
September 22, 2003
It's been called the fastest sport on Earth--and the faster the players, the tougher the contact. NHL 2004 brings professional hockey to life like never before, with crisp passes, searing slap-shots, and a variety of new ways to check your opponent to regain control of the puck. NHL 2004 is the hockey fan's dream come true, with the addition of international leagues, Bruise Control fighting system, online play, and a Dynasty Mode that lets you build a powerhouse.'.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II 59.

Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II

Platform: GameCube
October 29, 2002
The Phantasy Star adventure that began on the PC now comes to your GameCube with new gaming modes and new content. Phantasy Star Online I & II features new character classes, weapons, enemies, items, and quests. A new split-screen feature allows three of your friends to join you on your adventure, as well as in other game modes, on the same console. Episode I includes all of the content from the original PSO and PSO Version 2, while Episode II brings a new, full-length adventure.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance 60.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Platform: GameCube
October 17, 2005
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance brings back to consoles the strategic combat series Fire Emblem from the Game Boy Advance. In this installment, you can control units such as knights, mages, and winged creatures, and use their unique fighting styles to win battles and gain experience. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance also includes a detailed story that connects the battles and characters together.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Ikaruga 61.

Ikaruga

Platform: GameCube
April 15, 2003
Battle fiercely, move swiftly, and act cleverly in a space crusade of intense firepower and hypnotic beauty. Take control of the ship Ikaruga--alter your energy field, evade epic maelstroms of fire, and terminate enemies with a devastating arsenal--all to protect an aging, exiled people. Battle the evil Horai by yourself or with a friend. This combination of manga-style storytelling and exciting arcade heroics challenges you to find the calm amid the chaos.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
NASCAR Thunder 2003 62.

NASCAR Thunder 2003

Platform: GameCube
September 19, 2002
Get behind the wheel of the world's tightest, sleekest stock cars and get ready for an intense ride. NASCAR Thunder 2003 elevates the series to another level with deeper modes, new tracks, and a greater sense of speed. Experience life in the fast lane through 20 seasons of Career mode, in which you must compete for top sponsors, the best crewmembers, and the latest racing technology. All 23 Winston Cup tracks and the Daytona Beach road course can be raced with 14 tracks featuring both day and night racing. NASCAR Thunder 2003 brings the speed and precision of NASCAR to your fingertips.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes 63.

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Platform: GameCube
March 9, 2004
Solid Snake debuts on the GameCube in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. This game revives the first two Metal Gear Solid games--Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty--and combines their best features into one unique experience. You are Solid Snake--a spy called out of retirement to infiltrate an Alaskan nuclear base. During your mission, you'll discover secret military projects and surprising details about your past. Stealth is usually key to a successful mission, but if all else fails, you have a vast arsenal of weapons--including a silenced pistol, a rifle, guided missiles, and a sniper rifle--to dispose of your enemies.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
The Sims 64.

The Sims

Platform: GameCube
March 25, 2003
Build, buy, and live. The Sims give you the chance to create simulated people and build their homes, then help your Sims pursue careers, earn money, make friends, and find romance--or totally mess up their lives. Keep your Sims happy by decorating your home with over 150 objects in the game and downloadable ones from TheSims.com. Test your "people skills" as you deal with family, friends, careers, and chaos. There is no right or wrong way to play the game.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona 65.

NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona

Platform: GameCube
November 27, 2002
Can you survive in the world of NASCAR? NASCAR Dirt to Daytona challenges you to become the ultimate racer in four different NASCAR racing series. Racing to win is the key for drivers hoping to advance from small town dirt tracks to modified cars, trucks, and eventually the highly prized NASCAR Winston Cup cars. Learn the harsh realities of the racing world where losing can cost drivers not only points in the standings but loss of money from a sponsor. NASCAR Dirt to Daytona also features Single Races, Season Championships, Beat the Heat, and Pro Trainer modes rounding out a complete racing experience.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 66.

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Platform: GameCube
December 1, 2005
The Prince of Persia returns to his kingdom to find it decimated by war and turned against him in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. You can play as the time-bending prince or his evil alter-ego as he tries to return to the throne that is rightfully his. Now there are two distinct characters, each with their own abilities and backgrounds, as you explore the urban setting of Babylon. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones adds new Sands of Time abilities and an all-new setting for the third chapter in the Prince of Persia story.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Skies of Arcadia Legends 67.

Skies of Arcadia Legends

Platform: GameCube
January 27, 2003
Grasp the wheel of your air-ship and prepare to embark on a legendary adventure. You are Vyse, a young member of the Blue Rogue pirates. Together with your childhood friend Aika and Fina, a mysterious girl, you are locked in an epic struggle with a powerful enemy nation for the fate of the world. You must gather your own crew of air pirates and journey through uncharted skies to vanquish the empire from every corner of the map. Along the way, you'll wage battles against savage monsters and evil pirates as you make a name for yourself on land and in the sky.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Sega Soccer Slam 68.

Sega Soccer Slam

Platform: GameCube
March 18, 2002
A host of diverse teams from across the globe unite on the green for intense three-on-three matches of soccer. Not your ordinary soccer game, Sega Soccer Slam involves violent tackles, killer kicks, and spotlight maneuvers. In Quest mode, you can take any team through a series of matches, while unlocking secret stadium locations and gaining access to hidden power-ups. Alternative gameplay options include Arcade mode, Challenge mode, and a round-robin Tourney mode with multiplayer action for up to six players.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
NBA Live 2004 69.

NBA Live 2004

Platform: GameCube
October 15, 2003
Step up your game with NBA Live 2004. With brand-new 10-Man Freestyle, authentic gameplay and stunning graphics, NBA Live 2004 delivers a complete basketball experience. Whether running the point with one-button Quick Plays, spinning free in the lane for a vicious dunk or locking down on "D," the revamped EA Sports Freestyle Controller puts you in total control. With a dramatically enhanced Dynasty Mode, the ability to take the court at all NBA arenas and all-new commentary from Marv Albert and Mike Fratello, NBA Live 2004 looks to step up the authenticity.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction 70.

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

Platform: GameCube
August 23, 2005
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is an action game that lets you play as The Incredible Hulk, one of the most powerful Marvel superheroes. Now you can use the Hulk's strength to run, jump, and climb anywhere across landscapes from the comic series. You can increase your strength and unlock more moves by completing more than 30 story missions and 40 side missions. The game's destructible environments can help you fight bosses, gain weapons, and destroy buildings.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 71.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Platform: GameCube
November 5, 2003
Return to Middle-earth in a game based on the epic final chapter of the The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Developed using the same digital assets as the films, The Return of the King recreates in stunning detail the final events of the War of the Ring. Become the heroes who determine the fate of Middle-earth as you traverse the haunted Paths of the Dead, defend Minas Tirith, and even play co-op multiplayer with a friend as you march against the impenetrable Black Gates of Mordor. The fate of Middle-earth is in your hands.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing 72.

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing

Platform: GameCube
February 17, 2004
Think like Bond, act like Bond, and experience an entirely new Bond adventure. James Bond, the world's greatest secret agent, returns in Everything or Nothing with new guns and gadgets, combat skills, and clever tricks--and it's up to you to put them to good use. Travel through four exciting continents including the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and the French Quarter in New Orleans. The game also features two-player co-op missions and four-player multiplayer arena modes.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 73.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Platform: GameCube
September 12, 2006
Lego Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
NBA 2K3 74.

NBA 2K3

Platform: GameCube
October 7, 2002
Without question, NBA 2K3 is one of the most accurate representations of professional basketball to date.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.3
Resident Evil 0 75.

Resident Evil 0

Platform: GameCube
November 10, 2002
Before the events of Resident Evil, the residents of Raccoon City lived their lives unaware of the dark fate that surrounded them. Now, along with your S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team, you're sent in to investigate a series of grisly murders in the area. As Rebecca Chambers, a rookie cop, or Billy Cowen, an escaped convict, you'll fight zombies, solve challenging puzzles, and slowly uncover the truth behind the murders. A new Partner Zapping System lets you quickly switch between each character.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
NBA Live 2005 76.

NBA Live 2005

Platform: GameCube
September 28, 2004
Elevate your game on both ends of the court with NBA Live 2005. Create new dribble moves, flashy dunks, and tenacious defensive plays that express your individual style--all with a touch of the right analog stick. The new 10-man Freestyle implementation enhances individual player movements and floor spacing, putting you in the middle of the action. Enhanced player graphics reproduce NBA players with realistic faces, hairstyles, jerseys, and shoes. NBA Live 2005 also offers a deeper Dynasty mode, where you can watch your franchise flourish for 25 seasons.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
FIFA Soccer 2004 77.

FIFA Soccer 2004

Platform: GameCube
November 4, 2003
FIFA Soccer kicks its game up a few notches with new installment, FIFA Soccer 2004. This year's action features more advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. Play as one of the best players from 16 leagues and 350 teams, from Europe's super leagues to the Americas. Plus, a new Career Mode gives you the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. With immersive atmospheres, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and improved gameplay, FIFA Soccer 2004 looks to reach the goals of soccer fans.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.3
Need for Speed Underground 78.

Need for Speed Underground

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2003
Enter the world of urban street racing with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today's most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, earning cash for car mods. Test your skills against the computer or online against up to 4 players. But creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Freedom Fighters 79.

Freedom Fighters

Platform: GameCube
October 1, 2003
With fierce conflict unfolding in the streets of America, it's your patriotic duty to fight back. Take on the role of Christopher Stone, and evolve from an average New Yorker into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad-based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game, all of which unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of a modern-day urban battleground.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 80.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Platform: GameCube
June 19, 2003
The sequel to Hitman forces a retired assassin back into action by treason. Visit the dark recesses of the world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation, and dishonor. Your contracts will take you to exotic locations around the globe including Sicily, St. Petersburg, Japan, Malaysia, and India. A diverse arsenal of equipment, from armor-piercing rifles and explosives to chloroform and poison darts, are at your disposal. Stalk and eliminate your targets up close and personal, in either first- or third-person perspectives. You must decide whether to use stealth or aggression, but be careful--you'll have to deal with the consequences.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.1
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within 81.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

Platform: GameCube
November 30, 2004
Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks on a new journey on a cursed island. Only with courage and the mastery of new combat arts can the Prince emerge victoriously. As the Prince, you can develop your own fighting style by manipulating the environment and the enemies. You can even use new projectile attacks and Sands of Time powers to rid the lands of deadly monsters.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
XGIII: Extreme G Racing 82.

XGIII: Extreme G Racing

Platform: GameCube
November 27, 2001
High-speed motorcycle racing and high-stakes futuristic combat collide in X63--an intoxicating, highly addictive arcade experience. Feel every razor sharp turn and roller-coaster drop in the pit of your stomach as you smash through the sound barrier at speeds over 750 mph.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
All-Star Baseball 2003 83.

All-Star Baseball 2003

Platform: GameCube
February 25, 2002
If you're looking for a simulation-style baseball game for your GameCube, All-Star Baseball 2003 is the best and only option.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody 84.

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody

Platform: GameCube
March 28, 2006
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody features plenty of crops, a variety of animals to care for, tons of festivals to participate in and loads of events to create a fun and entertaining game play experience. Play as either a boy or girl: Each gender has 10 potential spouses. Compete against a rival farmer; Your productivity will be judged on a daily basis against that of your rival's...you will also compete against your rival in the festivals. Cultivate a wide variety of crops and trees. Raise cows, sheep, horses and chickens. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody offers 4-player minigames. Purchase different plots of land and expand your farm by building various extensions. The Harvest Goddess has turned to stone and the Harvest Sprites need your help to bring her back. You need to collect Musical Notes throughout the game in hopes of restoring her to her former self. There are 100 Musical Notes in the game and to collect the notes you must do a variety of different tasks, such as shipping a certain number of items, winning a festival or making friends with the wild animals found around your farm. Only by collecting a certain number of notes will the Harvest Goddess come back.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System 85.

Metal Arms: Glitch in the System

Platform: GameCube
November 18, 2003
Blast your way to victory as Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. As you venture through 40 missions, you'll find 17 deadly weapons, a variety of vehicles, and enemy bots that you can control. Annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world and salvage the robot race.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
NHL Hitz 20-03 86.

NHL Hitz 20-03

Platform: GameCube
September 16, 2002
In the world of NHL Hitz 20-03, hard-checking and highlight-reel action is common. This year's installment in the action-packed NHL Hitz series showcases three-on-three gameplay with players who leap, glide, check, pass, and score on defenders. New features include a deeper New Season mode, player trades, a playoff tree, and official NHL awards. The game also boasts bigger, stronger, and faster players, plus improved goalie logic, behavior, animations, and control, making it tougher to score.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Madden NFL 07 87.

Madden NFL 07

Platform: GameCube
August 22, 2006
With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Gladius 88.

Gladius

Platform: GameCube
November 3, 2003
The darkness of the Great War has passed, and the lands of Gladius are peaceful once more. Now combat takes place only in the gladiator arenas, where schools from around the world compete for the title of Imperial Champions. Follow the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors and compete in the gladiator games. Battle with deadly weapons and powerful magic as you learn vital combat tactics and enhance your own characters.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
NCAA College Basketball 2K3 89.

NCAA College Basketball 2K3

Platform: GameCube
December 2, 2002
NCAA College Basketball returns for another year of tournaments, chants, and rivalries. More than 300 Division I teams have been updated with accurate rosters, ratings, and schedules. Select a team and compete in conference tournaments, or create your own custom tournament from scratch. As you move up the ranks, you'll discover each school has its own mix of cheerleaders, chants, and fight songs. Now you can invade home courts online against players nationwide on the Xbox and PlayStation 2.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse 90.

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

Platform: GameCube
September 20, 2005
In X-Men Legends II, the X-Men must join their enemy the Brotherhood to fight a greater menace--Apocalypse. The sequel to the team-based role-playing game X-Men Legends lets you play as one of many X-Men, and use and combine his or her unique abilities to defeat enemies. Rise of Apocalypse includes new mutant powers, playable characters, and environments. Also new to X-Men Legends II is online play, which lets you work cooperatively against other teams of mutants.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.2
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 91.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

Platform: GameCube
September 20, 2005
Tiger Woods 06 pits you against Tiger Woods in a battle to be the best golfer of all time. You can play golf greats in their own eras on their terms to prove that you are the best ever. Tiger Woods 06 includes greater shot control and a "gamebreaker" meter that models the momentum of professional golf competition. You can play on 15 courses, both licensed and fantastical. "Game face" features return to let you customize a character and take him or her through an entire 52-week PGA season. Tiger Woods 06 also adds more multiplayer modes and capabilities.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.8
NBA Live 2003 92.

NBA Live 2003

Platform: GameCube
October 8, 2002
Live your dream of NBA superstardom in NBA Live 2003. This year's installment in the NBA Live series features a new control system that lets you make quick steals, monster shot blocks, and smooth crossover dribbles. New animations show everything from power dunks and rebounds to signature moves and coaches' reactions. The game also features old NBA uniforms from basketball legends, such as Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and Dr. J. Add to the mix fresh commentary and dialogue between player and coach, and you have a complete NBA experience.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 93.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Platform: GameCube
December 30, 2002
The second chapter in the epic story of Middle-earth pits you against Sauron and the evil forces of Mordor. In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, you'll battle an army of 10,000 Uruk-Hai on the walls of Helm's Deep, hordes of Orcs on the plains of Rohan, and even the monstrous Cave Troll in Balin's Tomb. Guide Aragorn, Gimli, or Legolas through 13 interactive environments, using each character's unique moves, skills, and weaponry to complete your quest.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Star Fox Adventures 94.

Star Fox Adventures

Platform: GameCube
September 22, 2002
General Scales has unleashed powers that are tearing apart the once-peaceful Dinosaur Planet. With the survival of his home planet at risk, Fox McCloud receives an urgent message to battle Scales and his vast army of SharpClaws. As Fox, you'll gain support from Star Fox Team members Slippy, Peppy, and Rob. You must rely on the mystical powers of a unique staff as you battle Scales' minions, befriend peaceful plant-eaters, and encounter eerie spirits that hold the key to the planet's survival.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect 95.

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Platform: GameCube
March 21, 2005
In TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, humanity is on the brink of destruction by the evil TimeSplitters. With the help of some familiar faces, Cortez--the tough hero from previous installments--must chase a mystery foe across different time periods to trace the origins of the TimeSplitters. As Cortez, you'll have access to weapons, gadgets, characters, and environments that are unique to each time period. You can also correct the mistakes made in the past or team up with past and future versions of yourself in battles.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 96.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2

Platform: GameCube
October 4, 2004
You've been chosen by Tony Hawk to compete against Bam Margera's team in the World Destruction Tour. In an all-new storyline, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 takes you to skateparks around the world, where you can spray your custom tag, slap stickers, and even create new skate lines. Now you can play as yourself, as your teammates, or as more than 20 special skaters. If you're feeling nostalgic for older Tony Hawk games, you can try Classic mode, which challenges you to accomplish your favorite goals, such as Secret Tape and High Score.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory 97.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Platform: GameCube
March 31, 2005
As Sam Fisher, Third Echelon's most skilled Splinter Cell operative, you are assigned to execute a hazardous series of operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks originating in North Korea. At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from Combat Knife techniques to experimental prototype weapons skills and more-radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the Inverted Chokehold. Experience the intensity of acting as a lone operative fighting tomorrow's threats in the field and of cooperating online with a partner to accomplish crucial missions.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
FIFA Soccer 2002 98.

FIFA Soccer 2002

Platform: GameCube
November 21, 2001
As the first and only soccer game available for the GameCube, FIFA 2002 is an excellent start.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
NFL Street 99.

NFL Street

Platform: GameCube
January 13, 2004
Get ready for a new brand of football meant only for the streets. NFL Street delivers hard-hitting, fast-paced 7-on-7 arcade football. Don't be afraid to add extra style to your bone-crushing tackles, passes and runs as you will be rewarded with superpowered Gamebreakers. Choose from more than 300 current NFL stars and legends such as Barry Sanders, and play through a variety of fields including a beach, a park or a corner lot. Get ready to rule the streets and look good doing it.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour 100.

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

Platform: GameCube
July 29, 2003
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour updates the Mario Golf series with more swing control, new courses, and fun side games. Carefully select your club, choose the optimal contact point and trajectory, compensate for wind and green speeds, and then swing away. You'll also have to compensate for each character's weaknesses and for each course's terrain--from beautiful rolling hills to fantastic pipes and sand traps. One to four players can enter a tournament, which rewards skillful play with trophies, badges, prizes, and secrets.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1