Top 10 lists. Funny old things aren’t they? No matter how hard you work at one, no matter how long it takes you to cover all details and equations, it always comes down to the fact that not everyone is going to agree with you. Its the same case with the staff here at Operation Rainfall. When it was suggested that we should compile a list of what we thought were the top 10 Gamecube games of all time, you would think it would just be a jovial few hours of happy memories and agreement shared over cups of tea and crumpets. Well it wasn’t…. at all!
Insults were fired, accusations of fixing and favouritism were called and tears were shed. However, after some calm deliberating games of eeny, meeny, miny, moe, we were able to pick what we actually believe to be the Top 10 Gamecube games of ALL TIME!*
(*in our honest little opinions)
I’m sorry, but you didn’t make it.
Before we get into the excitement of counting down from 10 to 1, honourable mentions must go to those games that were just pipped at the post:
- Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- F-Zero GX
- Skies of Arcadia: Legends
- Baten Kaitos
- Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rouge Leader
You shall never be forgotten oh mighty ones…
Anyway, enough of the sentimental pap, lets get on with the list:
10. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Steve Thompson – “Nothing scarier than a game telling you its erasing your saved data”
9. The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition
A surprise entry at No 9, The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition is must for any die hard Zelda fan. It contains 4 games, the original NES The Legend of Zelda and its follow up sequel Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, as well as the highly acclaimed Ocarina of Time and the hipsters favourite Majora’s Mask. It also contains a demo of The Wind Waker and a retrospective of the whole series. All of this on one tiny Gamecube disc makes this a worthy entry into our Top 10.
Jonathan Higgins – “What’s not to love about a title that offers almost everything great within an entire franchise?”
8. Resident Evil (REmake)
When Capcom announced they were remaking the original Resident Evil, with all new graphics and sound, and that it was going to be a Gamecube exclusive, Nintendo fans around the world squealed with delight. They were right to squeal as REmake took everything great about the original and turned it up to 11. Many Resident Evil fans bemoaned the Gamecube exclusivity, but if you were a true fan then owning a Gamecube just for this game was a must.
Migui Goryu Rossy – “Took the original and made it 10X better with scarier OST, atmosphere and tension from start to finish”.
Go to Page 2 to find out what came in 7th, 6th and 5th place. The excitement is too much.