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1. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
2. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year
3. Tales of Symphonia
$18.39 list($49.99)
4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind
5. Pokemon Colosseum
6. FIFA Soccer 2005
7. Pikmin 2
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8. Kirby Air Ride
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
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10. Mario Party 5
11. Donkey Konga
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12. Mario Party 4
13. Skies of Arcadia : Legends
14. WWE Day of Reckoning
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15. Madden NFL 2005
16. Nascar 2005: Chase For The Cup
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17. Need for Speed Underground
18. X-Men Legends
19. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
20. Conflict Desert Storm II: Back

1. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00009WAUD
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 95
Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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  • Kart racing game featuring classic Nintendo characters
  • Pick a partner and race through wild courses as you compete in tough circuits
  • Choose from a huge cast: Luigi, Peach, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario and many more
  • Link the game with eight other players using a broadband adapter and race each other
  • For 1-8 players

Reviews (162)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game but Nothing Revolutionary
First off...there's almost no way you can compare Double Dash to N64 Version of Mariokart. Many people on my floor suddenly complained that N64 version is better for various reasons...probably because the graphics weren't real or that there was 160 tracks like they think the Cube can process...

I played both a lot...and since this is a Double Dash review...I'll tell my experience there. First, the concept of two riders per kart opens up many options, and yes it does make a pretty big difference gameplay wise UNLESS you're playing by yourself. Having 2 riders per kart allows 4 players to play Grand Prix, which is a very good thing...and I think throwing items at enemies is really fun as is power sliding...which is the responsibility of the rider riding shotgun. Also, the life span of this game can last a long time, esp. with multiplayer and the tough task of unlocking the 4 extra riders and so many karts also. Another aspect of the game I really liked was the fact that each riders have their own specials (or group persay). Mario, Luigi get fireballs that only they can use, Baby Mario/Baby Luigi gets the cheapest item in the game the Chain Chomp, and so on. Finally...they improved the vs. mode. The music stays on! Plus 4 people playing does not chug the system. Very smooth and competetive. Same for Battle, although arenas are smaller. This is one of those games where the more players...the better...which is why they have the LAN connection where you can play with up to 16 players. Sweet, eh?

There are some downfalls I can name though. First, the game can get frustrating in its difficulty. It almost took me a week to beat 150cc Special Cup because the computers were garbagely cheap...everytime I was in first...I'd be blown off by a blue shell, fall off a bridge, and start cursing out my Cube. Then the All Cups Tour is very time consuming also...which could be good in the fact that it expands the length of the game. I wished for a bit more tracks than 20. I mean all of them were enjoyable but they were a bit short. 30 would've been nice but it's not a big complaint. At least they cut down the length of Rainbow Road and made it REALLY REALLY challenging. Remember SNES? Yea...similar to that...ALMOST NO RAILINGS :-O.

To me, it was definitely worth the preorder. It's fun in its own ways...and to those comparing it to the 64...that's a mistake. Enjoy what's given here and adjust to it.

Highly Recommended.

A great new addition to this excellent series
The people at Nintendo have really outdone themselves this time. I have always been a big fan of the Mario Kart series, and each release has been better than the last. This is no exception. Mario Kart Double Dash includes all of the classic elements that made the Super NES and N64 versions so much fun--wacky cast of characters, cool weapons, intense battle mode, very enjoyable Grand Prix mode--and yet manages to improve in almost every aspect of the game.

The new Karts, which hold two people, are a great new feature. Not only does this allow two players to team up together, it also allows four people to play in Grand Prix mode, something that was not available on the N64. In addition, each character has a unique weapon, which adds variety to the game. With many characters to choose from, and a large assortment of unlockable karts, levels, and characters, Mario Kart Double Dash also has a greater potential for extended game play than any of its predecessors.

The graphics are stunning, and the commentary by the characters enjoyable. It is entertaining to work on various combinations of characters, and try to pick out a kart suited for them. The game is difficult, but not so difficult that you have to dedicate your life to playing it. As always, the battle mode contains unlimited possibilities in the way of kart mayhem. In short, this is an excellent game, worthwhile in every way. With this game, Nintendo continues its tradition of excellent, unique games, and provides yet one more reason why the GameCube is a great choice for a system.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but no Super Nintendo Mario Kart.
The Super Mario Kart of SNES days, despite the cartoonish nature of it, was perhaps the greatest racing game ever. In my time, it was a college dorm staple. The battles were just a medium for trash talking, the time trials were a measure of pure skill, and the races were a great combination of both. Very rarely does a game reward skill. When the N64 version came out, it came out with a collective, "ughh". While darn good looking, much of the skill was replaced by luck, and it just wasn't as fun.

Now the latest incantation is for the Gamecube. Sure, Nintendo is no longer the only major player in the video game market, but it still shines. This game still relies a lot on luck, and the power slide of yesteryears have been replaced by a useless unintuitive turn boost. The Super Nintendo version had different levels of characters, where the ultimate goal was to master the clunky but amazingly fast Bowser and Donkey Kong Jr. Now, even though there are more characters, the AI and lack of a power slide removes all motivation to switch from the lighter ones, reducing replayability. The battles are good though. I especially enjoy the bomb battles, but the lack of good levels severely limits the playability.

The worst part of the AI is what I like to call the "Colorado Rockies Pitchers" syndrome, where if you get hit once, you get hit over and over again. The second you get caught in the pack, it's over. It's very common to get hit once with a red shell, then before you start again, get hit by a start, a green shell, a red shell, and hit by lightning, throwing you into last place. It sucks.

With all its faults, it's still darn fun and is pretty easy to pass all the levels. Probably the best non-shooting multi-player game out there at this time.

Good looking.
Still fun.

Cheap AI.
The larger characters are not fun.
Needs more battle levels.
No power slide.

4-0 out of 5 stars Double Dash is fun!!
Mario Kart DD is a great game.

The gameplay and variety in it are pretty good but average...Cmon they could have done better with this game!
The graphics?...Great! So slick and smooth. Mario Kart Duble Dash is one GCN highest points of getting a gamecube.

You get a choice of a few classic Nintendo characters...I.E Mario characters. The level desighn is very good. I have to give Nintendo credit for some of there actions towards this game. Good job...If you like Double Dash then Get FZero GX...

Gamecubes DD is another Nintendo hit and not a miss.....Get this game..If you don't have it then what are you waiting for!

Overall 4/5..........

5-0 out of 5 stars The only game we play
We recently purchased a Game Cube, and out of all 8 games we own, Mario Kart Double Dash is the one we always play. Mix and match pairings between 16 characters and 3 different types of karts- light (good high speeds) medium (average speeds and acceleration) or heavy (slow acceleration, but top high speeds and can also knock other karts out of the way). Run over "blocks" to obtain items (banana peels, red missiles, etc.) to trip up your opponents. There are 3 different "cups" to win at either 50,100, or 150 CC's (the higher the number, the bigger and faster the engine). Winning 1st place in each cup earns you a new kart; win 1st place in several races (50-150) and you win a "Special Cup" of 4 more races. Win 1st place in the Special Cup and win "Mirror" races. If you're in the mood for competition, challenge your opponent to a "battle"- either popping ballons on each others karts, throw bombs, or play "Shine Thief", were the player last holding the sun wins. So many extras for winning games makes Mario Kart Double Dash worth your money. The whole family can, and does, enjoy it! For more info and tips go to ... Read more

2. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

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Asin: B0002ILS1K
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 20
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars An all new adventure!
First, there was Paper Mario. It was a great game and it made people whine for a second Paper Mario. So, last year Nintendo came out with a similar game for the GBA- Mario and Luigi: The Superstar Saga. Now comes Paper Mario 2! In the game it will really emphasize how everything is made of paper. Mario will now be able to fold into different things to get past obstacles. I have seen one screenshot of Mario and his sidekick (in that picture it was a koopa) folding into a paper airplane to cross a large gap between his path. I did say sidekick too! You will love the hillarious new sidekicks that battle along Mario's side. Also, this game is supposed to be full of jokes and funny things. The only reason I gave it four out of five stars is because you now battle on a stage in front of an audience (the audience eventually grows based on your power) instead of out in the open.
I will buy this game right when it comes out!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best game ever!!
I have paper mario and that was the only best game they had now, paper mario 2 will be the best game ever because now the have new things you could do with the new game. Like now paper mario can transform into diferent things like a boat,airplane and a wheel!! And in the game you have new friends and new emenies await you!! If your waiting for a good game for once then wasting your money on cheap games get this game when it comes out!!!!! ... Read more

3. Tales of Symphonia

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Asin: B0001OK7VW
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Namco
Sales Rank: 315
Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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  • Command real time battles in a 3-D battle system with full control over the characters
  • Fully customizable character growth system to suit your fighting style
  • Execute hundreds of special attacks, spells, and combos
  • Dozens of mini-games and side quests
  • For 1 to 4 players

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Yay! An RPG!
This is one game that has me excited for those who only own Gamecubes. Most of us have craved a good RPG for too long! From what I know, the game will be 60-80 hours long, depending on wether or not you do side-quests. The battle system is inventive, with real-time combat, controlled using the a-button for basic attacks, b-button for special(technique) attacks, and x-button for dodging. Your allies are controlled by the computer or by up to four friends/relatives. So far as I know, a Game Boy Advance is not required for multiplayer. Also, some notable voice actors are the voices for Teen Titan's Robin and the Powerpuff Girls' bubbles(who incidentally is also the voice of Raven on Teen Titans). So, Gamecube owners with a need for RPG's, start counting the days, your hunger will be satisfied.
p.s. If you really want to see the game in action, go to and look for some movies of it. ;)

5-0 out of 5 stars Cel-Shading at its best
OK, this really isn't a review; it's a run-down of things that I've found out from various sources (Gamespot, Namco, etc.). First of all, you HAVE to see the graphics. Cel-shading is used for this game, but it's the best I've ever seen for the Gamecube (Budokai 2 for PS2 has AWESOME graphics, though). Go to Gamespot for movies and such and check out how beautiful it looks; I decided to preorder the game just by going through screenshots. You should also know that the game has anime cutscenes, which look really clean.

Anyway. This game promises a lot; it promises to be upwards of 80 hours in length (just for comparison, the Wind Waker was advertised as 40 hours) thanks to its two discs. It's an RPG, but only a few will recognize the name (the Tales series was never really big here in the US). Changing the standard, turn-based RPGs, the Tales series has stood out because of its real-time battle system. It adds a lot more depth to the battle system than normally possible (sorry, Final Fantasies), and with the presence of a huge number of spells and complex combos that are available, you will actually enjoy the battles even after a month of playing. Also, the enemies are actually visible (think Earthbound), and if you get near them, you go to the battle screen and fight. The last little thing about battles is cooking; it seems that this is a complex "little" idea that lets your party members make some kind of food with a variety of ingredients. It also serves as one of the MANY side quests in the game, for there are 24 recipes in all for different types of food (you can even add your own ingredients to the recipe!).

The game's voice acting is also pretty top-notch. While the lip synching isn't that great (mouth moves in some random way) and the motions look the same when a person's talking (some characters just stick their hands out in the same way every time they're talking), but the fact that the ENTIRE script is read out to you by top-notch actors is pretty amazing.

Another, pretty unique feature of the game is that your characters are customizable to the extreme; if you use a certain type of magic (healing, etc.) a number of times, you advance in that category alone. This lets your characters develop into specialized fighting machines.

Normally, I would talk about the story now, but since the game hasn't come out yet, (...) Thanks for reading, and you better get this awesome RPG if you know what's good for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars RPG FANS READ THIS
This Is A Great Action Game! With 8 Characters And Tons Of Hours Of Gameplay, This Is Easily My One Of My Favorite RPGs (My First Being The Final Fantasy Series)Another Cool Thing About This Game Is The Skill System, Cooking Recipes, And Huge World Maps.(Yes, there Is More Than One World Map.) :D

5-0 out of 5 stars W.O.W
This game is the finest RPG ive ever seen for gamecube. the battle system rocks, and the storyline kiks. if you dont have this game, buy it now!

looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!
i've heard about this game and i just hab to say i think it is going to be awesome. just look at the great graphics and hab u seen the screenshots? they looks totally awesome. and also four players can play at the same time in an adventure. i can play wit any of my one, two, or three friends!! i'm going to get this game in my birthday and woohoo im going to be so happy. ... Read more

4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
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Asin: B000084318
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 85
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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The Legend of Zelda series practically defined adventure gaming for an entire generation. Link, the hero of the adventure games, delighted millions by starring in games for each Nintendo console from the NES and Super NES to the Nintendo 64. Link brings this beloved franchise to the Nintendo GameCube in The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and he's more animated than ever.

The first thing you'll notice about The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker is that it looks completely different from any previous title in the franchise. Nintendo has opted to use cel-shading technology on Wind Waker; the result is that the game looks like a cartoon. Die-hard Zelda purists initially howled at this change, arguing that the game skews too young. I think it's fantastic. The cartoon animation style allows for better expression of the characters, and several of the animations--like Link trying to pick up an object that's too heavy--are so cute that you can't help but laugh a little.

The second thing you’ll notice is a focus on wind. Instead of trotting around on foot, Link travels from island to island on a talking boat, but he doesn't get far without the wind blowing in right direction. Luckily, you'll learn how to change the direction of the wind early in the game, and you'll do so frequently--not only to power your boat but also to solve puzzles. Clever use of wind makes Wind Waker stand out from more conventional adventure games.

The third thing you’ll notice is that the game is just plain fun. Puzzles are innovative and refreshing, and despite some tricky puzzles, I never felt too frustrated to keep playing. The locales you'll visit are invariably exotic and fun to explore, and the host of bizarre creatures you'll encounter (friendly and otherwise) are always a kick in the pants. Moreover, though the look is radically different, Wind Waker feels like a classic Zelda game. Veterans of the early games in the franchise will experience more than a bit of nostalgia while playing it.

The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker is everything you've come to expect from a Zelda game, and it's one of the best adventure games to date. This is a must-have title for any GameCube owner. --Jon "Safety Monkey" Grover


  • New cel-shaded animation looks great
  • Puzzles and characters are a lot of fun
  • There's a special place in the heart of any gamer who's ever owned a Nintendo console, and that place is shaped like a Triforce


  • Some Zelda purists may be turned off by the cartoon look
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Reviews (652)

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
I'm one of the biggest fans of Ocarina of Time on the planet Earth. I loved EVERYTHING about Ocarina, and it's followup, Majora's Mask. So obviously, I was highly anticipating The Wind Waker, the third Zelda game to go 3-D.

It starts off decent enough, and the first three dungeons are pretty satisfying, and the cel-shaded graphics are extremely well done, even if you prefer realistic presentations. Technically, they're brilliant.

After the first three dungeons, however, it becomes evident that the game was rushed. The next two go from decent to horrible (not to mention that I didn't die ONCE in the whole game, it's that easy), and after that you're sent on a fetch-quest all over the oceanic world, which by the way is FAR too large for its own good.

Keep in mind that as a game, it's not terrible. But as a successor to Ocarina of Time, it just doesn't hold up for me. The dungeons aren't anywhere near as good, the overworld is too large, the game is too humorous for something like this, and there is no real sense of accomplishment: Ooh, I solved this extra puzzle that I didn't have to, what do I get!?!?!...'s...a...necklace...great.

It's good, but it's not worth [the money]if you ask me.

5-0 out of 5 stars To Set the Record Straight.
After reading several of the reviews of this game, I couldn't help but add my two cents. Aren't we all tired of grammatically incorrect reviews that sound like they came from the second grade classroom?
This game, simply put, is amazing. I was skeptical at first when I saw the cel-shaded graphics. Believe me when I say the screenshots do not do this game justice. The lighting, the framrate, the textures and the animation all combine to make the BEST looking game this side of Metroid Prime or Halo. The art style fits this type of game perfectly. If you were to look back at the art of the original Zelda game on NES, you would be astounded by the similarities. The graphics add to the game in such a way you would never expect. Stuck in a dungeon? Swing the Camera around and take a look at where Link's beautifully animated eyes are pointed. Want to know which direction the wind is blowing? Look at Link's hat blowing in the proper direction. That brings me to another topic. The facial animations are second to none. Okay, now don't laugh, but there will be times when you literally laugh out loud, or feel like crying. The game is that good at connecting with you. But enough about the graphics.
The sound effects and musical tracks in this game quite simply blew me away. After my first day of playing this game I found myself humming to several of the overworld themes. With a few exceptions (Link makes an annoying sound when he crawls) the sound effects are great. The grunts, bonks, sword clashes and water splashes all sound like they should.
The staple of the Zelda series has always been gameplay, and the Wind Waker has it in spades. The gameplay is quite similar to Ocarina of Time as far as control. The dungeons are fun and some of the puzzles are very clever. The game doesn't seem to be quite as difficult as Ocarina, but as a whole it is longer. I would like to personally congratulate the person who decided you would be sailing in a boat. From the first moment I was sailing the high seas there was a huge grin on my face. It still may be there, as a matter of fact. The game world consists of a 7x7 matrix of squares. Each square has at least one island, and it takes a minute or two to sail the distance of just ONE square. You can start to get an idea of just how expansive this game is. Not unlike every other Zelda game, there are side and optional quests to keep you playing long after you have conquered your last dungeon. If you own a Gamecube, it would be a shame if you didn't own a copy of this game. And if you don't have a Gamecube, this game alone would be worth the price. (Plus you can get Metroid for free, so that would be twice the fun.)
If you look at this game and its cel-shaded graphics and dismiss it as "kiddie" or "dumb" maybe you should grow up yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Genus
This game is by far the best zelda ever. It is not the same game at all. You sail the seas in a major adveture to become the new hero. Defeat Ganon, Saving the princess zelda, and rescue your sister that was taken by a big over growned bird. meet pirates and divers. Also see the new Link, his Grandma, Aryll his sister, Tetra the female pirate, also the King, and the princess.

5-0 out of 5 stars I could never give any less
Though I AM disappointed with the graphics, this is an awesome game. It's got great game play, excellent controls and beautiful colours.

First, the storyline: definitely not as good as the others but it has it's pros too. PROS/ I like how Tetra is really Zelda in disguise. Ganondorf makes his appearance. CONS/ Link is not really Link. The guy you control who RESEMBLES Link is actually just a boy who dresses in Link clothing and takes the legendary sword and shield. The water filled base, it's cool at first and maybe if it was smaller but most of the whole map/world is water and it gets annoying when you're trying to sail and everytime you want to go another way you have to play the song.

The temples: Only a couple, somewhat of a challenge, pretty well done. I love the enemies and the fact that you have to sneak around under a barrel just so you won't get caught. Puzzling but not as hard as OoT and some of the parts in MM.

The characters: The only character I really like is Tetra and Ganondorf. It would have been a lot better if you were playing as the real Link but you're not. You can pretend all you want but firstly, Link doesn't have a sister (especially a sissy one who would get captured) and secondly, Link does not show much emotion. The main reason for cel shading this game was to have the so-called Link show emotions but in my views, Link is a tough guy who doesn't like to show much emotion. See the facial gestures in Oot, MM and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

In all, this is an excellent game to play, the temples and underground caves are fun to play and the items are cool and interesting. Tingle is the same weirdo as always and the "small fry" fish is cool. Okay well that's all I can write since my computer is messing up royal, anyways, this is an amazing game and I suggest you buy it especially if you enjoyed the other Zelda games. A good edition.

Wind waker
Once again Nintendo rewards it's fans with another masterpiece.
Remeber Pong and Super mario bros. cheesy graphics. Did they matter? No. Nintendo has long taught us that games are fun not because of graphics, but because of innovation and Game play(story, mechanics). But this game succeeds in all categories. The latest innstallment of The Legend of Zelda has by far the best art style in any game to this date. I admire Nintendo for breaking out of the norm of games and daring to create a new experience. This game far exeeded my expectations. Magnificent gmaeplay, wonderful story, interesting new characters and amazing graphics. I love the addition of the grappling hook, swinging around on ropes and chandelleers is addicting. If a game can introduce a new style and completly immerse you in them within seconds, that is success. This game does just that. As usual their is plenty of side quests to keep you playing for months on end. As with Majora's Mask this game also allows you to play as other character in certain levels. Another great addition is the expressions on Links face. He glances around(helping you with clues), grunts with heavy lifting and much more. The attention to the slightest details have all been paid. For instance the ropes holding the bridges can be cut or torn resulting in a dangerous situation for whoever crosses it. There is always two ways to completing a puzzel. The environment is by far the largest of the series, plenty of islands to explore. This game has a gentle learning curve and is very rewarding. As with the first Zelda the second time through offers new elements.
I highly reccomend buying this game, it is a gem in the History of Nintendo. ... Read more

5. Pokemon Colosseum

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Asin: B00009WAUF
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 212
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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  • Upload Pokemon from your Game Boy Advance and battle on your television
  • Completely compatible with Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire
  • Battle with more than 200 Pokemon
  • Join with friends to combine strengths in new two-on-two battles
  • For 1 to 4 players

Reviews (120)

Update for my other review
This game sounds very fun In adventure mode the story is that an evil organization has made pokemon evil and now they use them as there slaves. Your job is to defeat the evil pokemon and steel them from the organization.Now whats even greatter is that the new pokemon games that are possibly coming out 8 websites that I read said there going to come out Q3 Witch is July - september. They are remakes of the other ones the orginal pokemon blue and red they are called pokemon fire red and green leaf and the pokemon can be transfered into pokemon colosseum and if you dont know what green it is ok only the japenese people know red and green where the first pokemon games and blue was a later version in japan but green never made it anywhere over seas and also there is going to be a wireless link bundled with it. It supports up to 5 players but there has to be special games that support this feature and best of all its wireless so you dont have to put up with the link becoming lose.Over all pokemon colosseum is going to be great and so are the new gba games.

5-0 out of 5 stars pokemon colosseum
It is one of the grates games i have played in my life.I love playing it.

A sad try to keep the trend thriving.
While Colosseum is fun... some what, and the Pokemon them selves look cute and cool (Or in wailord's case, properly HUGE) but the game all together is a sad try to get more people back into the World of Pokemon. I personaly break it down like this:

Fun level: 6/10
Let's face it, one of Pokemon's long time falws is there aren't many truly difficult battles. Once you get the second badge you just grow (which takes forever I'll admit)till your team is strong enough, and then fight. This time however, you have all the badges, and you start with a team that can both take a pounding and dish it out as well. The added challange of stealing Shadow Pokemon dose add a spark that helps, but not enough.

Gamer freindly: 9/10
The controls are easy, all the basic stuff is all there. But you now have to get to a computer to save. I have been just about to fight one of the few tough battles, and the last save spot is a 2 minute walk from where I am standing. The loss of save anywhere hurt how freindly the game is to what the Gamer sometimes has to deal with. However, a good gamer (which is just about any gamer really) can easilly adapt to this minor problem.

Story: 9.5/10
The idea of you being a reformed criminal is a nice way to go at it. Plus that fact that in the begining movie you steal something from your former team, and then blow up the hide out, adds a kind of ironic humor games rarely have. Then the whole bit about Shadow pokemon is a nice touch. The story line it self is nice really, but like all Pokemon games, it isn't perfect. For example, where are the cops I mean come on. You're still a criminal for all they know, and the 2 cops you DO meet just stand there and say "Hello. The city seam to have a lot of crime in it lately" Some police ofrce.

Game Length: 5/10
Ok, this is POKEMON we're talking about here right? The game that requires a week to really get started right? Not this time. With in a couple of weeks I had stolen Suicune, Entei, and was totaly unstoppable. In the time it normaly takes to get a third of the way through normaly, I had allready fought the last battle. Sorry guys, but this game is just WAY too short for Pokemon.

Graphics: 10/10
The attack and Pokemon graphics are one of the few things that save this game. The cute Pokemon are cuter, the cool are cooler and size is finnaly acurate. I was never able to imagine Wailord's size for example. I sure can now, WHAT A WHOPPER! True some graphics are better than others, but any game like this has that quality.

Overall: A disapointing 5/10
Let's face it, the makers of Pokemon were just too desperate to put a new game for the gamecube on the market. They should have just stuck with the traditional game, made this one longer, or made a Pokemon stadium that could connect with Ruby, Saphire, and all of their predicessers. True Pokemon fans will still enjoy this game, but if Nintendo want to keep Pokemon alive, they had better do ALOT better next time.

5-0 out of 5 stars super duper collosuim game
this is the best game ever i got a quilava and i beat your ex boss i snagged suicune,entei,and rakiou.on the first try i failed to snag entei but once i got to relgem tower i battled him again and snagged entei.

Please! Please! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!ur rippin ur selvs off
Oh yea Pokemon Colleseum looks like the best game people made BUT!!! Ur not goin 2 beleive how much this game stinks. Yea sure good graphics but it really is dissapointing because
.1 Ur character looks like he just came out of a teletubie graveyard.
.2 There is so little u can du.
.3 That girl looks like she goes around havin a crush on u
.4 Any1 wud raher play Pokemon Channel
Please rent it if u wunt 2 try it but don't buy it ... Read more

6. FIFA Soccer 2005

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Asin: B0002I9RRC
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 298
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7. Pikmin 2

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Asin: B00009WAUE
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 128
Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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  • Captain Olimar has returned to the planet of the Pikmin in this sequel to the popular action/strategy game
  • Delegate work to the Pikmin using Captain Olimar and his new assistant
  • Command your Pikmin to defeat enemies, propagate more Pikmin, collect precious doodads, and solve puzzles
  • Take advantage of new colors of Pikmin and use new items strategically
  • For 1 or 2 players

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars looks like best game
People have been waiting for so long that they can't wait until agust 30 2004 thats when its coming out i checked 10 different websites and thats what they all say. Plus to make it better there is co-op (2 people playing at the same time) and 2 new colored pikmin. Plus the old ones to.

Red- can stand fire
Yellow- can hold bomb rocks and can stand electrity
Blue- can swim
white- poisinous
purple- they are fat and can esily kill things when you throw them on your enemy.
I beat pikmin and pikmin 2 looks even better i heard every time you beat it the levels change but i'm not sure? I'f you like pikmin you'll love pikmin 2.

P.s. Buy this game

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST GAME IN THE WORLD
Look, ladies and gentleman, do u like strategy? Do you like killing mutant infested evil enimies? Do you like gathering and collecting? well, nintendo's got the game for you. The first Pikmin (also 5 stars) is probably the best ONE-PLAYER game on the Gamecube. But something bothered me. It was only a one-player. I couldn't play with my friends. BUT NOW I CAN! In Pikmin 2, there is not only a cooperative mode, (where we work together to kill the mutant infested evil enimies)but there is also an Arena mode. In this new mode we compete to get the most Pikmin by killing eachother and backstabbing eachother. Sounds like fun to me! Also, there are 2 new kinds of Pikmin. Not only are there the old:

Red-Resist Fire, Do most damage
Yellow-Hold bomb rocks, be thrown high, Resist electricity
Blue-Travel in Water

But now, there are also 2 new pikmin
White-Poisonous to enimes
Purple-Heaviest, Can be thrown onto enimes and kill them.

So, in conclusion, ladies and gentleman, if you are a kid, this game rules becasue you get to kill those mutant infested evil enimies. If you're an adult, this game will actually make your child think (a little) and strategize, as well as problem solve, and critical think.

Bottom Line: BUY THIS GAME

[probably June 1st, but it's gonna get delayed again, i just know it]

5-0 out of 5 stars Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!
I just love this game!!!!! I have soooooooo much fun playing it. When I played the first Pikmin I hated it. So I thought this would be the same. But when I found out there wasn't a time limit on how many days you could spend on it I jumped right on it. I bought it on the day it came out the minute the store opened!!!! The aim is to find 10,000 pokos worth of treasure on the planet of the pikmin. You go around with your army of pikmin attacking enemies, diving into caves and collecting as much treasure as you can. Also, try the new two player mode and the challenge mode. There the super fun. There are also two new types of pikmin... Purple that are extra strong as well as extra heavy and the White that are imune to the poisinous gasses and can sense treasure under the soil. If you love wacky adventures you would absolutly love this new game.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pikmin 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait till Pikmin 2 releases in stores. I beat the first game easily so I want to play Pikmin 2 really bad! I think the purple pikmin and white pikmin will be so cool though you can only get them underground because they don't have Onions.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than the first!
I got the japanese version of the game and wow its more challenging and more fun than the last. You get to fight more enemies, use more pikmin types, and go through many tough obsticles. The downside was I thought there was a two player co-op in story mode, but just in versus and challenge mode which you get after beating the game if my memory serves me right. So when the game comes out, I highly suggest getting it. ... Read more

8. Kirby Air Ride
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Asin: B00009WAUB
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 139
Average Customer Review: 4.04 out of 5 stars
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  • Prepare for fast and furious racing action as Kirby hits Warpstar speed
  • Air Ride, Top Ride, and City Trial modes each deliver a unique approach to intense action
  • Gulp down enemies scattered throughout each course to copy their abilities
  • Unlock and master 15 Air Ride Machines, each with different features and distintive control styles
  • For 1-4 players

Reviews (69)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game, very very fun!
I put simply love this game. Nice graphics, great gameplay, and plently of unlockable goodies. To all those people out there, im going to teach you how to unlock the best air ride machine in the game!(in my opinion at least) Now first of all, its one of the Ledgendary air ride machines, so it wont be any easy feat.

1.Hydra part X:Go to city trial mode and set the time to 7 minutes, as you will need some time to do this. When in the city, destroy each and every grey structure near that thing with all those layers and boosts up. Best star to use would be bulk star for this task. Difficulty:***/*****

2.Hydra part Y: You must (in total) defeat opponents 150 times in any destruction derby game. It is cumulative, so just play destruction derby alot, and if you have a friend have him use compact star and you should use shadow star. make sure he constantly charges boost in place so that way you can hit him.

3.Hydra part Z:Defeat 1500 enimies in kirby melee. its cumulative, like the top one. Not too tough. Just get a few friends and whoop out the shadow star. difficulty **/*****

Well there ya have it! get all 3 and you can use hydra in free run mode in city trial! *note* you can get these parts in any order.

Kirby is back!
Kirby Air Ride is definitely going to be solid racer for the Nintendo Gamecube. Who can resist eye-popping graphics, awesome gameplay, and the fact that it has everyone's favorite pink hero? It is pretty obvious that Nintendo has really dealt out a winner that deserves 5 stars. The controls are really basic, the analog stick, and the A button are the only buttons that you use besides the start button. I recently previewed Mario Kart: Double Dash ( I'm the 11 year old gamer!). If you're up for an Air Ride you'll never forget, you should get this game.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game for younger kids!
I bought this game for my kids (who are 4 and 7) to have something to play together during the summer. They absolutely love it. They have been playing it for several weeks now, and are still not tired of it yet. They keep discovering new things about the game the more they play it (i.e. the longer you play the more tracks and events you un-lock!) I consider this a very good investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Anti-B Gives 'er More Than Two Thumbs!!!
Holy smoke!!! This game is the GREATEST I've ever played in my life!!! It is better the MK Double Dash!!! I really enjoyed all the Kirby games that have been made. Some have been easy, some are hard, but not a single one sucks!!! I admit that I don't have all the Kirby games, but this one rocks!!! I hope you have enjoyed this game as much as I do! So I telling you it is safe to buy this game........even if it costs as much as 50 bucks!!! This is from the makers of Smash Bros. and Mariocart, so you know it rules! I recommend this game for ages 12 and over. It can get very hard at times, so I don't think children would enjoy this as much. If you are lonely and want to play a game, this is da bomb!!! So go ahead and get ur freak on!!! P.S.- This game rocks because it has a wide selection of tracks and cars, it also has tons of cheat codes. It also has three games in one disk. Amazing gameplay!!!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars THE GAME SUCKS
I thought this game would be cool because it had kirby in it, however this game dissappointed me in many ways. 1. way too easy controlls the whole game is based on one frikin button, you attack, suck in ppl, use brakes, use weapons get off your vehicle, and you boost. All WITH FRIKIN A BUTTON. No offence nintendo but this has got do be the biggest let down ever from you. I mean what the heck were you thinking when you made the game a one button game what the hell.your giving gamecube a bad name. dont buy this game its horrible. Rent it first and youll see. by the way.....................IM RICK JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMES FEMALE DOG!!! ... Read more

9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

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Asin: B0002I9RS6
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 697
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The best golf game!!!
If you played all the golf games you say thay stink but now everybody has been saying this is one of the best golf games ever created!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more

10. Mario Party 5
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Asin: B0000A0O28
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 269
Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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  • Four player party game featuring multiple game boards and minigames
  • Change the location of events on the game board to get a leg up on your competition
  • Duke it out in new duel, traditional, or everyone-vs.-Bowser minigames
  • Compete against the Koopa Kid Brigade, a trio of Koopas who take their turns simultaneously
  • For 1 to 4 players

Reviews (119)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun for the WHOLE family!
My wife bought this game for Christmas and we haven't stopped playing yet. It is of course a GREAT party game, but it isn't bad as a single player game either, plus it has Mario Hockey, Beach Volleyball and a card game that can be played with 1-4 players.
The cool thing about this game is that adults can finally compete with the kids and everyone gets to win something. My wife and I rely upon the age and treachery strategy, and the kids whip us on the mini games.
If you or your spouse doesn't care much for video games, this might be the game to change their mind. Before we got this game, my wife NEVER played these games, but she loves this one.

Well worth the money!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pushy Penguins!!
I'm going to start by saying that I haven't played any of the other Mario Party titles, so I have no basis to compare this one to those (I have heard there was a general lack of new features). However, that being said, I enjoy this game very much.

There are several different modes (some of which will not be mentioned in this review). The main game is a somewhat lame board game. Entertaining at first, but soon gets dreadfully boring. This, however, is how you unlock new mini games (the heart of the title), so it is your task to bear with it for the time being.

The mini games are awesome. Most of them. Okay, some of them. But the ones that are great are plentiful enough to make up for the bad ones. And once they are unlocked, you can go back and play them anytime without having to go through the board game. I particularly don't like button mashers (hit A as fast as you can and break your controller!!). Other games, like Pushy Penguins, are so much fun it's ridiculous. Hotel Goomba is a neat little puzzle game. And there's some sports-related mini games, as well (baseball, speed skating, etc.).

My favourite part of Mario Party 5 is Bonus Mode. That mode on it's own could easily be it's own title. You can play four-player ice hockey, beach volleyball, and a fun board/card game. Each of the three games have different options you can set to make things more interesting. For example, beach volleyball can be played with an exploding ball (kind of like hot potato.. the timer counts down and then, um, explodes. Point over.)

Overall, MP5 is a fairly average game. You won't have a huge amount of fun playing by yourself. This is definately a multiplayer game. And it's lots of fun! There aren't too many titles out there that anyone can just pick up and play. There is almost no learning curve, and it's safe for all ages. Four stars for jolly good FUN!

5-0 out of 5 stars Mario Party 5 is the Best
Mario Party 5 is the best installment yet. Especially the all new new 3-D gameboards. Also the new mini games are the best in the whole Mario Party series, the 70 new ones are the coolest. Everyone should buy Mario Party 5.

3-0 out of 5 stars The final Mario Party ... hopefully
I hope they don't make any more Mario Partys for they are getting really repetitive. The best games Mario Party had was in the first one, with the fun games Crazy Cutter, Face Lift and Grab Bag. They tried to "reinvent" some of those but they were never the same. This game gets boring real fast and I would only recommend you buy it if you don't have the other Mario Partys, if you absolutely adore the Mario Partys or if you are a HUGE Mario fan. Otherwise, just put in the first Mario Party for N64 because it truly is the best out of them all.

THIS game is really bad if you like party games get PAC MAN FEVER or Warioware inc. Its boring mario party 1 2 3 4 are ok but common they are ALL the same exept they took out the good games for the bad ones!!! DONT buy it!!! ... Read more

11. Donkey Konga

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Asin: B0002ILS1A
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 74
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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  • Music and rhythm game
  • Play along with music using the DK Bongo drum controller
  • More than 30 songs
  • Competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes
  • For 1 to 4 players

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW BUY IT!!!
This was the best game ive ever played. If you luv Dance Dance Revolution get this its just a s good!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This game is great! I love it! First of all, it is only $50 and that includes the bongos. Some of the music kinda sucks, but most of it is good. The difficulty setting are well done. On Gorilla (most difficult) setting some of the levels are almost impossible. I just got and spent 3 straight hours playing it. This is the best game I have bought in a long time.

Bad game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If your getting a game don't waste your mony on this!!! It's the worst game i've ever play!!! ... Read more

12. Mario Party 4
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Asin: B00006HBTW
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 1485
Average Customer Review: 3.78 out of 5 stars
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It’s a pretty bold claim but for many, Mario Party is the best multiplayer game series ever. No need for guns or complicated role-playing elements here--Mario Party is fun because it’s simple. The original N64 game created an entirely new subgenre--an unlikely combination of traditional board games and lots of ultrasimple arcade titles. The idea is that you travel around the board trying to collect stars, which must be paid for with coins, and you get coins by competing in minigames, which occur at the end of every round. These minigames generally don’t last longer than a minute or two, and many are based on old Game & Watch titles. There are over 50 minigames in Mario Party 4, and each involves either a free-for-all, two players against two, or one against three (depending where you land on the board at the end of your turn). These can involve anything from skydiving to basketball dunking, or car racing to hide-and-seek, to name a few.

Admittedly, this basic description of the gameplay might not sound too exciting, and indeed if you’re playing with less than three human opponents it can be pretty tedious. But play it with the full complement of non-virtual rivals and the game’s infinite capacity for cheating, backstabbing, and ganging up allows it to completely transcend the humdrum sum of its parts. There’s nothing terribly new in this third sequel except that the graphics are much improved and the minigames are all new, but that really misses the point: get this game out at Christmas instead of Trivial Pursuit and you’ll wonder how you ever got through the holiday without it. --David Jenkins, ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Minigames, minigames, minigames
This game is packed fit to brust with minigames and I even brought it four days ago and I still find new minigames to play, and I play about one hour a day! It gets a bit annoying when you have to play story-mode or party-mode and unlock the minigames for minigame mode. But it takes little time for people to take their turn so every three and a half minutes you are back into a mini game. Minigames can be dull such as three throw when plays just have to throw basketballs in moving nets. While others are a great yell with your mates such as booksquirm when players have to try not to be squashed by turning pages and have to look for holes in them, you will want to kill the computer when it yet again pushs you and you get squished by a page. The items are cool apart from a magic lamp that takes players straight to a star it's way too easy to win with this item.
DON'T BUY THIS GAME IF: You hate waiting your turn and dislike short and sharp fun and just want it all the time. Minigame mode offers this but as I said you will have to unlock the games one by one in story or party-mode first. Better let your eager friend do this for you.
BUY THIS GAME IF: You love a variety of fun and games and like a laugh with your friends in front if the televison.

2-0 out of 5 stars the worst party ever
this game was horrid compaired to the first. when i upgraded from a n64 to a gamecube, i got this game. the only thing different was that they copyed every game except they made it worse and added some of the worst games ever. the graphics are an upgrade and they made items that help you around the board, but it goes to waste on really bad levels. they added 2 odd characters daisey and waligi, a copy off of peach and a cross between wario and luigi with conan o'brians legs and a purple suit. ehg

2-0 out of 5 stars Gets very old very quick
I highly advise you not to buy this. (...) I suppose this is a good party game, but I think MK: DD!! is a much better one. Anyway, the game is very slow-pased and boring, and there isn't much variety at all. After a while, you just won't care what you'll unlock, as there are so many better games out.

4-0 out of 5 stars MARIO PARTY AGAIN?
Mario party 4 just has some more games than the other partys.

Great AND fun
I know this is only the 1st MP I played-but I call it the 2nd best MP ever!In this game you can play as DK unlike MP5,the Boswer mini-games are better-just great!Reson why this got 4 stars- the Bonus and Super Duel mode in MP5.But this is fun AND great! ... Read more

13. Skies of Arcadia : Legends

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Asin: B00007KUUD
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Sega of America, Inc.
Sales Rank: 664
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Grab the wheel of your airship and prepare to embark on an adventure of legendary proportions. You are Vyse, a young member of the Blue Rogue pirates. Together with your childhood friend Aika and a mysterious girl named Fina, 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 obliterate 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. For the first time you can experience the complete story of this critically acclaimed RPG, with hours of new gameplay containing additional background stories for key characters. Interact with a brilliantly animated cast of characters, monsters, and villains, explore astounding environments, and unravel a dramatic and twisting story line. You can explore six enormous virtual lands with landscapes ranging from massive deserts and quaint villages to the cold reaches of outer space. Customize your own airship and gather up to 22 crew members to help attack or protect against other ships. There is hand-to-hand and ship-to-ship combat featuring spectacular spell effects, amazing special attacks, and an improved battle engine. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Game...
Skies of Acradia Legends is the revised version of the origional Dreamcast title. As such, it is really not much more than an add on to the old game. Graphics and gameplay have changed very little and storyline is mostly the same. Really the only thing that makes this game a must buy for all RPG loving Gamecube owners is the fact that Skies of Arcadia is great. Peroid.

Following the basic guidelines set by the beloved Final Fantasy series, Skies of Arcadia starts with Vyse, a young Blue Rouge sky pirate. Over the course of his adventures he will meet new people, gain new powers, and kill entire populations of random beasts. What makes Skies so much more than a FF rip off is the setting, a world of floating continents and powerful flying warships. Few games place the importance of exploring like Skies. You will literally need to fly into every corner of the map if yu expect to win the game.

Combat is a slight twist on the standard fare. Both ship and personal combat revolves around the idea of placing in commands then letting the move play itself out. Fastest charaters go first and slowest last. Its fun and useful and if you want to go get a drink, the action can continue without you. Ship battles are only slightly different but even more fun to watch.

The story in and of itself is a great one and will keep you well interested throughout. Although Vyse is placed on a very set path, at any time a player can leave it and go off in search of battles and "discoveries" which can be found by searching the skys. The new Wanted Battles also allow a bit more variety in movement and a new set of powerful foe. Although the ending is not nearly so twisted as FFVII, it is plenty interesting.

The only real problem with Skies is the high level of random encounters and their monotony. Though lower than the Dreamcast title, you still only have about 15-20 seconds to fly around before you are attacked by another dozen enemies. If you are trying to find discoveries or treasure chests, this can quickly become annoying. Fortunetly the new "moonfish" quest will give you a way out of this fairly early, if you should want.

Overall, this is the best RPG for the Gamecube to date. This is not suprising because Skies was the best RPG on the Dreamcast to date(minus Grandia II). If you like RPG's or even like a bit of flying around and exploring, I highly recommend this game for purchase. Like it, Live it, Love it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Finally, an RPG for the GameCube
Okay, for GameCube's lack of RPGS, Skies of Arcadia is practically heaven. No, it's no Final Fantasy, but it comes pretty close.
Graphics: Some people hate the graphics, saying that they're horribly outdated. Outdated, yes? HORRIBLY outdated? I don't think so. Honestly, the graphics never bothered me. Why? Because I've been replaying my old Final Fantasy games on the playstation. In fact, Skies is beautiful compared to what I've been playing. Sure, the character models are ugly, but they sort of give them personality at the same time. I mean, what's a better way to describe an upbeat cheerful personality, but with hair sticking out of the sides of her head that is Aika?

Sound: The music is pretty average, nothing memorable, but nothing annoying. I do, however, have gripes about the little sounds they make during conversations.

Story: It's nothing really spectacular, but it has is moments and is still pretty good. It starts out slow, but begins to pick up about 5 hours into the game.

I loved this game, it kept me entertained for 50 hours, but as great as it is, it's not without its flaws. Besides the spirit points, the battles are nothing new. Well, nothing innovating, at least. They're your basic turn based battles, and the magic is not as effective as it should've been. Also, the battles are long, often drawn out, and TEDIOUS. Monsters come in large numbers and the random encounter rate is pretty high. There were a few times when I wanted to strangle the game.
The characters got a bit annoying too with their almost TOO quirky personalities. Also, conversations were sometimes boring because they basically just stood there rather than interact like in the Final Fantasies. Maybe I'm giving too hard of a time on Skies, comparing it Final Fantasy, which basically set an incredibly high standard for RPGS today. Nontheless, Skies of Arcadia: Legends is an excellent game for GameCube owners.

A good RPG.
I found this game very fun to play. It was an original plot line and the characters were on a different side of the story. Instead of fighting the air pirates, you play them. I took off one star from my rating because I really dislike giving orders to your party instead of the hands on action format. Other than that I can find no more flaws in the game and recomend it highly.


5-0 out of 5 stars Great RPG
Yeah, complain about the random battles and dated graphics.

Who cares? This game is fantastic. The storyline is great, the humor is great. Every new ship expansion or base upgrade will cause you to smile. Every new discovery feels like a real accomplishment. This game is excellent. If Tales of Symphonia is half this good, I may never need another Square RPG again.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best RPG I've played since Chrono Trigger
I definitely would rank this game up there with Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. It is very similar to Final Fantasy IV in it's style, very linear with a few side quests, and fixed party members (for the most part). The story is amazingly well done; enthralling, but, unlike many RPGs, not convoluted. The ship battles are a lot of fun, and feel very epic. The regular battles are about average; unfortunately it doesn't have the active battle system like FF games, which slows the pace of battles down a bit too much. The story pace is very fast, you could probably play the game straight through without needing to dedicate time for leveling up. In the end it took me about 45 hours to complete, doing a significant amount, but not all, of the side quests. So in conclusion, buy this game if you like RPGs, no question about it. ... Read more

14. WWE Day of Reckoning

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Asin: B0002I0UIC
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: THQ
Sales Rank: 700
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wrestling game
  • Grapple against 40 past and present stars of the WWE
  • Build a wrestler from the ground up and take him from the minor leagues to the big time
  • Engage WWE female wrestlers in a "bra & panties" match
  • For 1 to 4 players

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Better Then Smackdown!!!
This year Sony's license deal with THQ for wrestling games ended, so we can expect a great WWE game this year from THQ. THQ said that instead of having the Wrestlemania team work on Day Of Reckoning it's now the Smackdown team working on it and the Wrestlemania team working on the Smackdown games. The Wrestlemania series is completely gone doing to a poor name making the sales sore, but also allowing the team to start fresh. The story mode is like no other THQ says. It is all new and full of surprises and twists leading you to championship matches and other traps. New to the Gamecube is a Bra and Panties match along with several other old and new matches. Pretty much the exact same match types as SHCTP. Everything is redone and it looks great. All the moves,songs,controls and features are new and set just like in real life. It will be quite a surprise what the Smackdown brand can do with the Gamecube. So far it's well done and very solid compared to every other WWE game. ... Read more

15. Madden NFL 2005
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Asin: B00020V4NU
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 71
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Football simulation/action sports game
  • New storyline central in franchise mode gathers game events into news-story presentations
  • Create-a-fan feature lets you put your likeness into the stadium crowd
  • New Defensive Playmaker Control lets you modify pre-snap assignments for any defensive player on the field
  • Single player and multiplayer modes

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maddens the best
this game is the best i play it alot

How can you not like this game. It is too much of an improvement to not want it.I've played Madden for a long time, but this is too much to compeate with. If you're only going to get one type of football game for the next 5 years make sure you get MADDEN GAMES. Since madden got started it has never let me down and I KNOW if you have any taste in games it wont let you down either.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cant wait, must buy!!
Well, I have been playing Madden ever since Madden 97' for super nitendo. And I have been addicted to the franchise ever since. Ever year I would wait and wait till August till the new Madden comes out and ever year there is something new that makes it twice as better as the year before. Not one Madden has disappointed me except for maybe Madden 01', which wasn't so great. Last years Madden was great too but there wasn't as much different as the year before. Just a little bits of changes. Anyways I am really looking forward to this year's addition to the great saga of Madden. I can't wait to play this on my gamecube console.

This years Madden it is now fun to play defense because if you have played the old Maddens you would realize that playing offense is way funner to play defense. But in this years Madden, in defense there are more offensive, roughness new options that you can use on the offense. So defense isn't always bad now. What is also new is there is a new control called "the hit stick", which is a move assigned to one of the analog sticks that let's you hit players. But the thing is with that is that it will have a price attached to it to ensure that games don't devolve into smacking matches. You'll have to line up your player with an opponent to land a blow that will increase the chance for a turnover (but not for an injury risk) if you connect. While this is all well and good if you connect, you're pretty much up a creek if you miss. While the exact look of the mechanic is still being ironed out, Tiburon is planning to have an onscreen icon pop up to keep you informed as to when you can line up for the move. As far as modes go, the EA and Tiburon reps on hand mentioned that the online mode in this year's game would contain new features and that its franchise mode would offer some surprises as well.

I have seen pictures for this game and I must say, each year there is a new Madden the graphics just keep getting better and better. Faces for your guy have been upgraded, and so have body parts. It is more realistic that way. You would also notice like I did that the padding has been upgraded very well which gives your guy a more muscular appearance than he would normally look. This year will also have a new soundtrack, which they haven't announced yet who will be in it, but because most of the recent Maddens have had some good songs and I'm pretty sure this years Madden will have an ok soundtrack. It should be good. Well, that's about all I can tell you about this years Madden. I already pre-ordered my copy and you should too now because they will sell-out fast, very very fast. So go out and order this so when this game comes out for you can add it to your Madden collection. And hope that EA will keep up with continuing making these great games.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not a review, just a summary of new features.
As I said in the title, this is not a review. I just want to save like-minded people some time, and summarize what makes 2005 different from the 2004 title. While this isn't platform specific, the biggest upgrade this year is for the Xbox, as EA and Microsoft have finally settled, and online play has finally arrived via XBLive. I'd like to not assign stars at all, but Amazon doesn't allow for pre-release non-reviews. So I'm assigning 5 stars based on Madden 2004, and the promise of the following new features. It is not meant to be commentary about the 2005 title.

I've done this for NCAA 2005 as well, but decided to adapt it for Madden as well. Everything in here is Madden-specific.

- The hit stick: The Hit Stick is a brand-new control innovation whereby players can attempt to lay a big hit on their opponent by flicking the right stick. They are risky, as a mis-timed hit can be devastating to your defense, but it can all pay off with a huge hit and a fumble or dropped pass.
- Reworked DB play/pass defense: Rebuilt from the ground up, with a focus on man-to-man coverage. Good DBs will now blanket their receivers better than ever before, and "shut down" corners will now play as such.
- All alternate team jerseys are now available.
- Updated player models for more intense realism.
- Reworked stadiums, fans, and environmental graphics.
- New running animations. "Over 1000 new animations added."

- Restricted Free Agents - Allow your young guys to test Restricted Free Agency.
- Preseason Position Battles - Let two players who are similar in talent battle it out for the starting job.
- Player Personalities - Players react to everything that happens to them and if things get really bad for them, they demand a trade. If you're not throwing the ball to your star receiver, you'll hear about it.
- Franchise Tags - Tag players who refuse to re-sign with your team.
- New Realistic Off-season Free Agency - Players no longer only care about money. They now look at your team, the players you have, your team prestige and lots of other factors.
- Weekly Game-plan - Your coordinators provide you with a game-plan each week that contains keys to stop your upcoming opponents.
- NFL Icons - They've acknowledged the stars in the NFL and they become Icons in your Franchise. These players influence free agents and affect morale if something happens to them.
- Practice in Franchise - You can now practice with your current franchise team.
- Improved Team Management - Teams intelligently manage their rosters now. They cut dead weight and sign regular season free agents.
- Name Team Captains - You can now name your team captains every year in Franchise.
- Rivalries - Rivalries are a new addition to Franchise this year.
- Team Prestige - A new aspect of Franchise is prestige. Turn a perennial loser around to become a true powerhouse.
- In-Season Player Progression - Players now progress based on how well they're doing during the season. Breakout players are rewarded for their performance.
- Improved Draft - A ticker, announcer and trading during the draft highlight our draft improvements.
- Change Player Positions - You can change the positions of players in Franchise every season now.
- Storyline Central is a new addition to Franchise Mode this year that focuses on every story that is at the forefront in the NFL. The stories around your team now impact your team. If the rookie RB is pushing the veteran for playing time but not getting it, his morale will drop and it will affect his performance. You hear about the stories three different ways.
1) Newspaper. Every team in Franchise has a newspaper from their local city that discusses only the stories that pertain to that team. We also feature USA Today, which is the franchise's national newspaper. In USA Today, the most important stories from the entire NFL appear.
2) EA Sports Radio. They've added sports talk radio to Franchise, where host Tony Bruno breaks down the week's biggest stories. Each week's show includes call-ins, coach and player interviews, trivia questions and from time to time, Tony will rant about important issues in the NFL.
3) Email. Every week on your PDA, you'll receive emails about everything going on with your team. You will receive emails from players, coaches, general managers, the PR department, etc.
- Create-a-fan: Create your own dedicated crazy fans. To be included during game-time celebratory animations.

- Opponent scouting: They've added a new scouting report that allows you to check any player's (online) tendencies. You can look at their favorite playbook and formation, as well as look at how much they no-huddle, call hot routes, and audible. It's meant to try and cut down on the number of games wasted to opposition that cheats or otherwise plays in a manner you're not interested in.
- Quick tournaments: 4 or 8 player tournaments built right into the online system.
- Even team mode: An option that will allow an even playing field, regardless of the 'real world' strengths and weaknesses of two programs/teams.
- Improved leaderboards.
- "Rushing Attack" mini-game, as defined above.
- EA Messenger: Track dozens of friends online.

That's all I've come across so far, but it's a factual aggregation of information, all directly from the source. Either Electronic Arts, and/or Phil Frazier the line producer via an interview on EASports, much of the info is paraphrased or even partially or wholly quoted. None of this comes through third parties, or speculation. Given that, this looks to be one of the biggest leaps forward this franchise has enjoyed in some time. Particularly for Xbox fans as they finally get online play, but really for everyone. But enough, I now return you to your regularly scheduled, "tHiS gAMe iz dA bOMb!" 'reviews'. ... Read more

16. Nascar 2005: Chase For The Cup

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Asin: B0002IGY82
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 656
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  • Race competition cars ranging from city streets, open wheel-modifieds, trucks, and the NASCAR Series
  • Progress through 4 different racing series in a groundbreaking story mode
  • Pursue the million dollar purses in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
  • Rattle rivals with the all-new Intimidator Button
  • Find yourself in post-race confrontation and settle it on the track or city streets

17. Need for Speed Underground
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000C6EDJ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 574
Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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  • Features urban street racing and high performance tuner cars
  • Build the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits
  • 20 fully customizable, licensed cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota, and more
  • Perfect skills by nailing the perfect shift in drag racing and by putting you street cred on the line
  • For up to four players

Reviews (52)

3-0 out of 5 stars It's Aite..?
Ok, considering this is probably the first true "racing" game for the Gamecube, it's great! Trust me, when it comes to imports, no one's better. Ok, let's see.. The cars are great.. the graphics are crisp and sharp.. problems were that there were WAY TOO many races just to get parts.. It gets pretty frustrating, considering that you might have to win 10 races just to get some parts. The racing is ok, but what really annoys me is the fact that there are so many friggin' pedestrian vehicles! you can be doing great one second, almoist winning, but then a car appears in froont of you, and bam, you lose automatically! you just simply can't get enough speed to win.. and it is very crappy when this happens on your final lap.. grr.. and all those sing le things.. like friggin' trees.. you cant run them over, and it just messes up your whole game.. darn trees..

As for customization, ther's none better! So many rims, and so many parts (after you unlock them all). it's so nice to see the variety of parts and cars.. still, i think the neon should've been replace with something better. maybe a mustang, as in the imports vs. high-power american muscle.. just my 2 cents.. 4
stars.. but 3 cuz of the flaws..

Great game, with somewhat major flaws.. Get it if you really wanted a racing game to play with.. Gamecube owners finally got their prayers answered! Now onto Auto-Modellista..

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible! Endless Fun.
I've played a lot of racing games - including many earlier releases in the 'Need for Speed' line - and "Underground" is one of the best. Compared to another decent racer, Breakout 2, NFS Underground is way more challenging and less cartoonish. I finished Breakout 2 in a couple of days, and never returned to it again. I've been playing NFS Underground for nearly the same amount of time, and I've barely scratched the surface. According to the level counter, I still have another 100 challenges to go before finishing.

Graphically, the game is very rich -- I happen to have a digital TV with component video cables hooked up to my GameCube and the details are so sharp they're almost distracting. In first-person view (car on screen), the frame rate is noticeably lower than playing at road-level (without the car). In this mode, the game is very intense, with a very high level of realism when you hit high speeds.

On top of that, NFS Underground isn't just running around a track. It takes place late at night in an urban setting, with lots of shortcuts, construction sites to blaze through, and even a partially-open bridge to jump over. The maps are very challenging, but a blast.

And then of course there is the car customization. I've never been into "skinning" a car in other games, but something about NFS Underground makes you want to deck out your ride with all kinds of decals, funky paint, tinted windows, wheels, under-carriage neon, and all the rest. It's actually fun, and very easy to apply.

In all, the game is a blast, and a very good value considering how many levels / challenges there are. Replay value is sky high. If you like racing games, you have to get it.

5-0 out of 5 stars RX7 beats Skyline
First off, I must say this game is awesome. I have been playing it since I have received it a few months back. I have beaten all the levels on the Underground mode and am now playing with a Civic only. I used the Skyline the first time, and found that it isn't all that. Yes, it is fast and furious (sorry for the pun), but it is a bit slow on some races. I had to trade it in for the RX7, which spanked it in a drag on hard with full options. The Rex (RX7) has better handling than the Skyline, and is faster off the line. I have hit 234 mph on a drag with the Rex. Skyline only got to 190. Use the Skyline, then trade for the Rex when you can't win with the Skyline. It works.

Graphics are good. It makes you stay on your toes when you come around a corner at 135+ mph. Sounds are good, although the music can get repetitive. Game play is good as well. As you progress through the Underground, your skill will rise. And the re-play value is great. You can go back thru and use different cars.

All I can say is you won't be disappointed if you buy this game.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Game Is The Best.
I truley do reccomend this game to anyone who liked need 4 speed hot pursuit 2.I am glad they diden't use imports.Oh,and uhh one more thing,you can costomise your own car!You don't make a car,but you take other cars and but off hook upgrades on
it until you are #1.

P.S For your first car,
try a Civic.Don't use VW Golfs,Those suck.

1-0 out of 5 stars lame
This racing game is not really fun. Burn OUt is much better. ... Read more

18. X-Men Legends

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Asin: B0001I9YIK
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Activision
Sales Rank: 395
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  • Stop Magneto from blotting out the sun and plunging the globe into eternal winter
  • Choose a team of 4 from 15 playable Mutants
  • Fully destructible environments
  • Penned by former X-Men writers and based on the Ultimate X-Men comic book series
  • Up to 4 players in skirmish and co-op modes

19. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

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Asin: B00021HBAE
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Sales Rank: 290
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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  • Adventure game
  • Gameplay seemly mixes cooperative and competitive multiplayer elements
  • Contains many elements from past Zelda games
  • 8 worlds to explore
  • For 1 to 4 players (multiplayer requires one Game Boy Advance system and a game link cable per player)

Reviews (44)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Listen to the Critics
I'm a 35 year old female gamer. This is a great game that satisfies my Zelda craving for the time being! I'm hooked - playing it every chance I get. I'm only playing the 1-person game and am totally enjoying every minute. This IS a different Zelda than you're used's more focused on puzzle solving in smaller levels within different worlds rather than exploration of a huge over and under world. The game play moves along quickly. I like the unique concept of working together as a team more than I thought I would. The puzzles do sometimes make you sit back and think how your team is going to solve them, but aren't so challenging that you're constantly stuck. I like that! The controls are fluid and responsive.

Everything so far has been a nice reminder of Zelda games past. The majority of the game reminds me of Link to the Past, but there's elements, items, and characters from all the games. You'll feel comfortable in no time at all.

I have one complaint, but as you can see I still gave it 5 stars! You CANNOT save any time you want. You only get the option to save after completing a level. Since the levels aren't terribly long, and health as well as life fairies are abundant, it's not too bad.

Definitely worth a look for any Zelda fan!

5-0 out of 5 stars GBA link system better than usein the Internet in my opinion
As an huge Zelda fan, I can say this is one of the best in the series, but thats my opinion. A Link to the Past and Wind Waker are my favorite and this pretty much combines the two. Its a bit differnt from any of the other Zelda games though in that this time, there are four Links and you need to use all of them to solve puzzles and fight together agaisnt lots of enemies. Its not a very deep story like some of the others they've been coming out with recently but it is still excellent none the less for what it is. 6 maidens are kidnapped along with Zelda by Dark Link and some Wind God and you have to go rescue em (duh). Upon accepting the quest and drawing the sword, Link is split into 4 Links, thus the quest begins.

This game is pretty fun played alone, but it is MUCH better played with 4 players (or at least 2). The only thing that bites about that is you can only play multi-player if you have enough GBAdvances for everyone and a link cable for each. But if you have all the equipment, its well worth it. I personaly like this system better than the internet games because the internet games cost so much and are a big hassel, and I dont play much anyway. GBA are a one time fee and just about everyone has one anyway so its not that hard to find someone play with. Anyway, the TV screen plays kind of like the over world. You walk around with your friends attacking enemies and collecting Force Points. The GBA is like your personal screen for whenever you break off and go into a cave, fall down a hole, or enter a house etc. Then when you come back out, you are back on the TV screen in the overworld.

Now I gave this 5 stars but dont expect this to be the next big Zelda game. Its not. Dont expect Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, etc. Think LttP with four Links. Also, it doesnt exactly follow the traditional Zelda formula. You can only pick up one item at a time (ie boomerang, fire rod, arrows etc.) and your heart containers start over at the beginning of each level section. Yes, this one has levels. Each level has a number of sections and Im guessing each full level takes about an hour or two to complete. The game is also pretty short by most game standards but for me its just perfect cause I really dont play that much anyway.

The graphics look cheap but they're not. Its pretty much WindWaker and LttP graphics together and there are alot of cool effects here and there that happen.

The other cool thing about the game is, say you play with your friends one day and then decide to play by youreself the next. When you load your game, it always asks how many are gonna play so youre not tied down to keeping the same amount of players everytime you play.

Okay. This is BY FAR one of the best Zelda games Nintendo has come out with. You play as one of four color-coded Links (Green, red, blue, or purple), and rescue the Princess & Co. from Ganon, and a new evil, Vaati. I admit, the plot does begin to get a little stale, but the multiplayer makes up for it. There are whole new elements, like one item at a time (this can be frustrating), and Level 2 items, and (SPOLIER!) things hidden underground, that you can't dig up (END SPOILER). Instead of Rupees, this time around you want Force Gems. They are not currency, and there are no shops, though. Sometimes you want to cooperate with your fellow Links, sometimes you want to compete (Thank God they put in a system specifically for this purpose). This will get you through. Occasionally, there will be tough bosses and tough puzzles, but teamwork will get you through these obstacles. And one more thing: you can only save at the end of three areas, instead of whenever you want (I say areas because there is a Mario world system, three areas to a level, and the traditional eight levels).

5-0 out of 5 stars Four Swords Multiplayer
Get ready gamers, because this is the best multiplayer game I have ever played. This is an awsome game alone, but twice as much fun in multiplayer. But if you have 1, 2, 3, or even 4 players, get ready to play the best Zelda game I have ever played.

4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best~
I just got this game, and I absolutely love it. I think the graphics are awesome for GBA, and the gameplay is great! The puzzles are easy, though, and that was a little dissapointing. But the game is quite fun and creative. ^_^ ... Read more

20. Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad

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Asin: B00015MFWK
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Jack Of All Games
Sales Rank: 1037
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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  • First-person 3-D squad-based tactical warfare game set in Iraq
  • Lots of new weapons and gear to equip
  • Stealth and combat equally important
  • Fourteen grueling missions
  • For 1 to 4 players

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Individuality equals Superiority
The thing that makes the Conflict: Desert Strorm series different is the ability to control more than one soldier at a tiume. This is an improvement on the other war games where it is mainly one action hero behind enemy lines who can take out incredible numbers of enemy soldiers, and win the war singlehandedly. ODS2's graphics are amazing and the Co-ops multiplayer was a wonerful touch. normally in video games I get wiped all over by the people sitting right next to me, but in this game we can play on the same team. perfect for the losers out there who cant beat their older (or younger) sibling. The sound quality was great and the maps are far superior to that of Socom. All in all this is a must have game for all war lovers.

5-0 out of 5 stars tru game
if you a fan of socom..........get this game cuz its 4 gamecube n my opinion is that it blows socom away. it is also better than the first one. although the first one is good is madd realistic n it like tha war goin on in iraq rite now.....this game is ill pick up a copy

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than the first, but no Freedom Fighters
As a true Nintendo fan, this game stands out in my collection as a game with a lot of wieght in it since its storyline is based in real events, and it is better than the original Conflict: Desert Storm in many ways. Improved graphics, charecters whos lips actually moves, more phrases each character says, and smarter AI. Also the cutscenes are somehwhat like the actual gameplay, just a little dresses up. Much better than the original games ones. The characters are the same and there are some new weapons, so if you've played the first game theres nothing really mind-boogling here. There is a new grenade type, a flare gun, and another mine type, but you don't use them often so if you've played the first you can pretty much jump right in. Also, there is a new Buggy for your group to ride in as well as an enemy BMP and an upgraded M2 Bradley. The new missions stand out as seperate from the first game and do usually give you a sense of purpose. You go up against more armor this time around and often you are forced to leap frog around it with smoke grenades to hit their vulnerable rear. This often puts you in a state between insanity, frustration, and pride when you do blow them up. The single player mission is a bit short, but having both the SAS and Delta Force as well as the three difficulties extends the experience for a faithful player. The real fun is the cooperative play. This lets you focus more on your player than the whole team since all the burden isn't on you. And you can make strategy right with the person beside you. I gave this game a four because of short single player, the few vehicles, and the squad control which lacks the feeling of your squad having any brains of their own sometimes. Also sometimes in the game you don't really feel like your squad has a lot of different ways to complete a mission. Its a solid buy for anyone who got the first, but if you haven't, rent it first to see if you'd like it. If you like Freedom Fighters this game is like it, just has a weaker storyline, more tanks, and less heroic gameplay. I'd get Freedom Fighters first.

1-0 out of 5 stars XXXXtra good game real good
i like this game it is sooo cool yes soooo cool what do you think, this game is 100x better than yugi cause yugi oh is for nerds or even final fantasy 11 .I recomend this game for old people who have trouble seeing because the graphics stink

p.s. M.J,Ricky Martin,and Old Navy Rocks
p.s. I like yugi even though its for nerds
buy it now this game sucks i love it and im not even a nerd ha!

5-0 out of 5 stars This Is Awsome
I bought this game the other day for the Gamecube and it is great. I hated Socum the map was just to complicated and it took forever to load. The graphics were great but the game Conflict Desert Storm 2 is perfectly solid. There not the best graphics in the world but they hold up better than any other war game ive seen yet. You can expect better graphics since it is on the Gamecube, and sound. Actually when I think about it the sound is amazing in this game no sound glitches no hiccups or problems with the cd. Im really far in the game and ive been playing single player and multiplayer. This game has the best frame rates per second for a war game. The multiplayer has no drop in frame rates nor any graphic dissolution for having two screens. The Co-op mode is worth it. There are so many guns and ways to take out the enemy that it doesn't get boring. Actually it is kinda hard but you will learn quickly if you keep at it. This is the best war game yet. Keep it up Gotham Games. ... Read more

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