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GameCube is the 6th generation console from Nintendo and a successor to Nintendo 64. It was released on November 18th, 2001 in North America and May 3rd, 2002 in Europe. The heritage of the poor predecessor and lack of clearly specified target (it was hard to tell whether the console was primarily for core gamers or for whole families) resulted in a weak position of GameCube on the market. It was succeeded by Wii in 2006.

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The Sims 2 (GCN)
The Sims 2 (GCN)

Simulation 24 October 2005

A sequel to the bestselling human life simulation game – The Sims (2000). The Sims 2 was developed by Maxis Studio (SimCity, EA Land, and others) in cooperation with the Electronic Arts company. Players again take care of virtual characters leading them through their entire lives – from early childhood till elderly age. The main goal is to achieve as high Life Score as possible, which stands for how well a sim leads his/her life. When compared with its predecessor, The Sims 2 offers much more complex character creator and a wider array of available objects. A new, more efficient game engine allowed for presenting the life of the sims in fully 3D graphics.

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Spartan: Total Warrior (GCN)
Spartan: Total Warrior (GCN)

Action 07 October 2005

Spartan: Total Warrior is a dynamic action adventure game with a story set in antiquity. Players play the role of one of the famous Spartan warriors fighting against the power of Rome.

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Medal of Honor: Frontline (GCN)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (GCN)

Action 07 November 2002

Another installment in an FPS series tracing its roots back to the PlayStation console. The Medal of Honor series of war shooters is considered to be the predecessor of the Call of Duty franchise. In Medal of Honor: Frontline, the player assumes the role of lieutenant Jimmy Patterson from the American OSS agency. The protagonist is sent to the most dangerous battlefields of World War II, including the spectacular landing on the Omaha beach for example (a mission inspired by the 1998's film Saving Private Ryan). The player will be taken inside a German U-boat, they will fight over a strategically important bridge in Nijmegen, and most importantly, they will hijack a German plane prototype capable of tipping the scales of victory. In terms of mechanics, the game does not stray much from the formula behind the previous installments, giving the player an opportunity to experience a true war horror, which is intensified by the use of convincing sound effects. In the game, the player participates both in open shootouts as well as stealth-action sequences, making use of a massive number of different weapons representing authentic firearms of the period.

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Freedom Fighters (GCN)
Freedom Fighters (GCN)

Action 29 September 2003

In alternative history, the Soviet Union wins the Cold War with the West and the Red Army invades the United States. The player becomes a member of the resistance movement fighting against the occupation forces.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GCN)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GCN)

Adventure 03 November 2003

An action game with RPG elements – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, developed by Visceral Games in cooperation with EA Redwood Shores, is based on the license of a hit movie by the same name. The game allows the players to assume roles of over a dozen characters known from the silver screen – one can play as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and many others. Player’s task is to destroy The Ring of Power and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron. The gameplay builds on battles against hordes of enemies. All the bloodshed takes place across twelve diverse battlefields – these include Minas Tirith, Fields of Pelennor, The Black Gate and The Path of the Dead. As the story progresses, one can develop particular characters, gaining access to more powerful combos that can be used in all the battles to come. An additional treat, featured in the PC / Windows and home consoles releases of the game, are the cutscenes taken from the third part of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, along with the soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. The players can enjoy this experience either in a single player mode, or accompanied by one more player.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GCN)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GCN)

Action 08 November 2002

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers is a spectacular third person perspective action game (TPP) based on Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: Two Towers". Guided by Aragorn, Legolas or Gimlie, the player has to fight against the hosts of servants Saruman and Sauron. The work of Stormfront development studio is considered to be one of the best adaptations of a film in the history of the video games industry.

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Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (GCN)
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (GCN)

RPG 27 September 2005

The player takes on the role of Michael, who, as it happens in RPGs, is the only hero able to save the world. In this particular case, it is the world of Orre and the life of Shadow Pokemons who have been possessed by evil powers. Michael and Eevee embark on a journey that ends with an explanation of the mystery of Shadow Lugia - the legendary and strongest defeat.

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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GCN)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GCN)

Adventure 23 June 2002

One of the few horrors published on Gamecube. During the game we get to know the stories of people described in the title book. The game is mainly aimed at discovering new elements of the plot.

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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (GCN)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (GCN)

Sports 18 October 2005

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is another arcade game from the series, named after a well-known American sportsman. The play system resembles two versions of Tony Hawk's Underground, and the action is located only in Los Angeles (presence of real locations like Hollywood etc.).

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Bratz Rock Angelz (GCN)
Bratz Rock Angelz (GCN)

Adventure 05 October 2005

Adventure game, designed for younger players, and especially for young representatives of the female part of our society, who love to play with Bratz Rock Anglez - one of the most popular dolls in the world.

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Tomb Raider: Legend (GCN)
Tomb Raider: Legend (GCN)

Action 14 November 2006

The seventh major installment of the Tomb Raider series. As the previous parts of the game were not received very well, a new studio – Crystal Dynamics, with Toby Gard, the creator of the original series, in its ranks – was entrusted with the game. Setting-wise, the title goes back to its roots, which means exploring ancient tombs and catacombs. During the gameplay you will visit a number of exotic locations, including Himalayas, Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana, Malaysia, England, and Kazakhstan. The production offers new skills, weapons, and a whole new range of useful gadgets unavailable before. Lara’s character has also changed, both mentally and visually. The graphics are powered by a new engine, which allows for bigger interaction with the environment and changing weather conditions.

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KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 (GCN)
KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 (GCN)

Adventure 15 April 2005

A continuation of a three-dimensional platformer developed by the Polish studio Tate Multimedia (previously known as X-Ray Interactive). Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 returns to the titular hero, who once again embarks on a demanding journey all around the world to save hundreds of animals that have been abducted by an evil poacher and his band of thugs. The game sees us travel through 20 varied levels in five different worlds filled with difficult obstacles as well as numerous vehicles and objects. Moreover, our hero has to face over 30 types of opponents that can be dealt with seven different weapons, including a tail slash or a boomerang. Fortunately, Kao is supported by other animals, including a pelican or a whale. As always, the levels are full of different collectibles and hidden bonus sections.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GCN)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GCN)

Adventure 18 November 2003

An action adventure game which is a remake of the 1989's Prince of Persia, one of the most popular platformers of all time, originally developed Broberbund Software. The game was created by Ubisoft Motreal and Jordan Mechner – the father of the original game, who worked on The Sands of Time as consultant and lead designer. The game tells a story of the eponymous Prince who accidentally releases the legendary Sands of Time, a mystical artifact that poses a terrible threat to the world. With the help of the beautiful princess Farah, the protagonist has to make up for his mistake and bring back order to his land by facing various creatures and dangers. Gameplay of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is seen from the third-person perspective and features fully 3D graphics. During the course of the game, the hero makes use of the supernatural power to control the time. The creators emphasize their effort to recreate the characteristic elements of the original title, like realistic animations and combat system.

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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GCN)
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GCN)

Arcade 02 March 2003

The third installment in the series of adventures of the eponymous friendly hero. Released for PC Windows and consoles, the game is an action platformer. Rayman and his friends, Globox and Murfy, have to face the army of Hoodlums. As you play, you explore new, colorful locations, from beautiful, magical places to ruined areas inhabited by hostile creatures. Visually, the game looks better than the second installment — the textures and animations have been improved. The Game Boy Advance release, however, is a 2D platform game utilizing a side view perspective. In this edition, you need to find a cure for Globox, who accidentally swallowed the evil Dark Lum Lord. It is also worth noting that the production is among the visually best ones for Nintendo handhelds.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)

Adventure 24 March 2003

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is an action adventure game with elements of cRPG, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and his development team of Nintendo. The plot of the title tells the story of a boy who sets off on a dangerous journey to free his sister and face his destiny. Visual setting of the game was created with the use of cell-shading technique.

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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (GCN)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (GCN)

Adventure 15 January 2003

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The Movies (GCN)
The Movies (GCN)

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The Movies is an economic strategy produced by the Lionhead Studios development team. The action of the game was set in the period of the so-called "golden years" of Hollywood, and the player plays the role of a debuting film producer, whose duties include hiring actors, searching for scripts and providing financial support. The creators carefully recreated the history of cinematography.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GCN)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GCN)

RPG 02 November 2004

The Lord of the Rings returns! The Third Era has come. An era of chaos and doubt. History has made a circle. Gather your team and embark on another expedition for truth and justice. But beware of the ominous eye - it won't rest until it annihilates you.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (GCN)

Action 11 February 2003

Another tactical action game promoted by Tom Clancy's name. This time its heroes are members of the elite unit of soldiers "The Ghosts", who can be found everywhere where there is armed conflict.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GCN)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GCN)

Action 08 November 2005

Another virtual adaptation based on a book belonging to the series written by J.K. Rowling. The series revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter and his two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (GCN)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (GCN)

Action 01 November 2005

An alternative version of Call of Duty 2 - a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch for PC and Xbox 360. Big Red One was created exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube consoles. Similar to the original Call of Duty 2, the story here is set during the Second World War, but focuses only on the actions of a single American infantry unit. The player assumes the role of the squad leader, who coordinates the actions of his subordinates. As usual, it is a dynamic action game focusing on first-person shooting sequences. The story-based missions are linear, and the player visits North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany, taking part in the most recognizable military operations carried out by the Allied forces during the war. Apart from the single-player campaign, the game offers several multiplayer modes. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One utilizes the improved engine used in Call of Duty: Finest Hour. As a result, the game displays more mobile elements, such as tanks or planes.

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Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 (GCN)
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 (GCN)

Adventure 05 December 2002

Continuation of the adventures of vampire Cain, this time looking for revenge on the mysterious forces, which in the previous part deprived him of power over the land of the condemned. Bloodsuckers in the task helps to access a number of superhuman abilities, such as invisibility or control of human minds.

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Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (GCN)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (GCN)

Adventure 01 December 2005

Another installment in the highly-rated action adventure game franchise following on the eponymous Prince, who in the past carelessly unsealed the mythical sands of time. After events of the previous part of the game, the protagonist return to his home – Babylon – plunged in the chaos of war. Soon it turns out that the previous actions of the hero led to the birth of his dark alter ego, whose spirit gradually takes over control over the protagonist's will. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones expands the mechanics implemented in the two previous installments and introduces new improvements to the combat system, as well as some innovative uses for the dagger of time and skills unavailable before, like sneaking. The biggest novelty offered by the game is the possibility of controlling two characters different with personalities, fighting styles, and abilities.

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XIII (2003) (GCN)
XIII (2003) (GCN)

Action 24 November 2003

Action/FPS game based on the themes of one of the most interesting comic series created by Jean Van Hamme. The player becomes an agent who has to overcome the dangers hanging over the world.

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The Simpsons: Hit & Run (GCN)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (GCN)

Action 16 September 2003

A virtual version of the adventures of a crazy yellow family, known to people all over the world for over 14 years. Radical Entertainment is responsible for the development of the game, and the script was created by people responsible for the popular TV series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (GCN)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (GCN)

Action 19 October 2004

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is a continuation of a virtual beat game, treating the adventures of a quartet of mutated turtles, eliminating all manifestations of evil with the help of Far Eastern martial arts. This program was created on the basis of the second series of cartoons about warlike reptiles.

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