Best Gamecube Games Ranked

Brief Guide to Buying Gamecube Games

What Makes a Good Gamecube Game?


Gamecube games were well-known for giving its users a very good experience. Nintendo, the company behind most of Gamecube games, had strict quality control. Not all games were still great though, but most were free from bugs.

A great Gamecube game has fantastic gameplay. The gameplay is what drove Gamecube games for the most part. They were fun to play from start to finish. No part of any good Gamecube game ever felt rushed or forced. Everything was well connected and was well balanced. Defeating enemies was always a treat in the best Gamecube games.

Straight-forward Story

Some Gamecube games had very serious stories. Most of them were just simple and fun to play games. The story was always something that was there but wasn’t required for the game to be fun.

The most popular Gamecube games had simple stories. The developers focused more on the game mechanics and stories were added as a formality. The stories were not complex at all, and very easy even for a kid to understand.

Interesting Characters

Nintendo is well-known for producing great characters. Some Nintendo characters, like Mario, is super famous. That is why almost all Mario games are top-notch. The protagonist and antagonist of good Gamecube games have always been memorable and quite relatable. Character interactions were also fun in awesome Gamecube games.


Gamecube games use visual cues and awesome character animations to go with the cues. The sound design is truly well made in fantastic Gamecube games. Most Gamecube developers hired well-known composers and directors to produce music for them. That is one of the reasons why some of the soundtracks are memorable.

Other Things to Consider


A game that mostly has positive user reviews is the one that you should ideally buy. Reviews can tell a lot about the game and will also give you an idea about whether or not the game is right for you.


Some popular Gamecube games do not have a high replayability value. It is best to steer clear of such games and choose ones that you know that you can play over and over again. The good thing to note is that the Gamecube games with high replayability value are very well balanced and offer tons of variety.


Some Gamecube games are quite old and support for them is no longer available. Of course, most games are supported by their fan base and continued support is given to them.


There are certain Gamecube games that can be very difficult to complete. Gamecube developers put in a lot of effort to make the levels challenging. For some players, they can be too challenging. It is important to pick games that have guides for them still available on the internet.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Gamecube games are there?

According to some articles available on the internet as well as Wikipedia, there are about 657 games in the world for Gamecube right now.

Where to buy Gamecube games?

You will most likely not find brand new Gamecubes games in the world anymore. Used GameCube games are available in online stores. You may even find some at your local games store.

How big are Gamecube games?

The average GameCube game will require at least 6-8 hours to complete. Some of those games have side missions that can give you an additional 2-3 hours of gameplay.

How to play Gamecube Games from SD Card on Gamecube?

A very detailed guide is available on r/Gamecube. It is possible but it will require some work. Here is the article.

How to fix scratched Gamecube games?

Badly scratched Gamecube games are nearly impossible to fix. You can, however, use toothpaste, a cotton swab, soft cloth, auto cleaner, petroleum jelly or furniture wax on them. They usually get rid of the scratches.

How to backup Gamecube games?

Ideally, a ripper should be used to rip data out of a Gamecube disk. There are many Gamecube rippers that are available on the internet right now. The ripped data can be stored on any hard disk as a zip folder.

How to play Gamecube games on Android?

There are currently no stable emulators that can run Gamecube games on Android phones. The only proper Emulator was Dolphin, and that ran on only a few devices properly.

How to play Gamecube games on the Switch?

The Dolphin emulator might be able to run GameCube games on the Switch properly one day. At the moment, there is no fool-proof method of playing Gamecube games on the Switch.

How to play Gamecube games on Mac?

The Dolphin emulator is alive and well on Mac. All you need to do is set it up and it will start playing your favorite Gamecube games.

How to play Gamecube games on PC?

PC is where the Dolphin emulator really shows its power. The Dolphin emulator can run most Gamecube games with relative ease.

How to play Gamecube games on the Wii?

Certain Wii consoles are GameCube compatible. You will need to connect a GameCube controller to the Wii. Port is on the back on the console. Once that is done, you have to insert a GameCube disk in the console and boot it. After booting, click the home button on your Wii Controller. Select Gamecube to start playing the game that you have inserted.

How to play Gamecube games on Wii U?

The Wii U does not support Gamecube games or any of its accessories at the moment. It probably won’t ever be able to play Gamecube games ever.