With Godzilla Vs. Kong having been a huge hit, audiences may be more interested in Kaiju than ever before because of that. In fact, Godzilla has a very long history in video games. Some of them are better than others.
There are some truly great games out there, though. They tell a good story, adapt well to the size of the beast, or are just a lot of fun to play. Even if they are old-fashioned arcade games, these games try to capture the heart of the character and let players do as much damage as possible!
Super Godzilla (1993)
This SNES game was made by the Advance Communication Company and published by Toho. It’s a weird take on the series, but it also has some interesting gameplay choices in it. It takes advantage of the two screens that are available. One screen shows a map of Godzilla’s destruction, and the other shows the Kaiju’s rampage.
While it might be slow and clunky, it was an interesting way to show how big Godzilla’s attack was. Super Godzilla helped to show how powerful the monster was when it was used in this way. It also had a unique camera shift when Godzilla was at odds with another animal, especially the famous Bagan. Because of when it was made, it was a great start to the show.
Godzilla: Monster Of Monsters (1988)
Toho and Compile worked together to make Monster Of Monsters, a movie about Godzilla and monsters. Classic side-scrolling action was a big part of the gameplay, but the main thing was that there were a lot of monsters on bigger boards, and the player had to fight them in a mini-game that was like a fighting game.
It was different because it had a wide variety of Kaiju that had been forgotten and even let people play as Godzilla or Mothra. An intergalactic setting for the title made this story more interesting than other city-smashing ones.
Godzilla: Monster War (1994)
Monster War was made by Toho and Alfa System again. It was a game that gave players a lot of options. It was likely that Godzilla would be the first thing people thought of. Players could also take control of Anguirus, Gotengo, Gotengo King Ghidorah Gigan Megalon Mechagodzilla Biollante Mothra, and Mothra.
As fun as its single-player fighting-style mode was, the best thing about this game was that you could fight with a friend. In the two-player version, these Kaiju could show off their full range of skills and powers. This was done by Toho, who wanted to pay homage to their lore through the character’s unique skills and powers.
Godzilla: Battle Legends (1993)
Before Monster War, Alfa System and Toho worked together to make Battle Legends. The original game had a single-player campaign that was very interesting. Players ran around as the titular monster with a new twist. Godzilla’s appearance changes to match the era of the beast it is fighting, which is a nod to some of the Kaiju movies from the past.
The two-player system again helps this game rise up the rankings, with Battle Legends having more characters to play as than Monster War. There are 10 versions of Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Hedorah, Megalon, Gigan, and more, as well as three versions of King Ghidorah, Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon, and more.
Godzilla: Domination! (2002)
This Game Boy advance title was made by WayForward Technologies and published by Atari. It really helps to usher in a new era for the Godzilla video game world. The two-player fighting system is a big improvement over previous games, even though the roster of characters is smaller. It has better graphics and faster gameplay.
However, the game lets up to four people play at the same time, and it also has an interesting custom mode that puts the single-player elements to the test as the audience fights against multiple enemies! The story and the limited gameplay levels in the campaign keep Domination! from being as good as it could be.
As one of the most recent Godzilla games, this is an interesting look at what works and doesn’t work in the series. It was made by Natsume and published by BANDAI NAMCO. The game, of course, was based on the new movie series.
Drawing from the blockbuster, the title made sure that destruction was at the heart of the story. Players were able to fight a lot of famous Kaiju and there were a lot of different game modes to try out. The graphics and controls made each game feel small, but that was mostly because of how small they were. If you compare it to what came before, it’s a good title, but it doesn’t compare to some of the best.
Godzilla: Unleashed (2007)
This game was made by Pipeworks Software and published by Atari again. It was released on multiple Nintendo platforms as well as the PlayStation 2. When an alien race attacked the Earth, it caused the disasters and destruction that Godzilla must fight to stop.
With one of the biggest rosters of Kaiju from the movies and extras, players can really get to know Godzilla’s world in a way they’ve never been able to before in this game. This is a game that has held up well over time, even though the fighting-style gameplay and graphics were criticised at the time. This game has been popular because of its attention to story and lore, which still draws in fans today.
City Of Giant Shadows (2017)
Kyoei Toshi Japan, which means “City of Giant Shadows” or “City Shrouded in Shadow,” is a game made by Granzella and published by BANDAI NAMCO. It’s not like any game fans had seen before. Some of the biggest names in Japanese film are in action on many different levels and in a very complicated story.
From Godzilla to Ultraman, Gamera to Evangelion, the franchises that make up this game are truly amazing and work well with the story. While the gameplay is fun, the game really shows how people are affected by all of this chaos.
Godzilla Daikaiju Battle Royale
The seventh game on our list is a flash game made by a fan of the developer, Alex Merdich.
There are a lot of Kaiju in this unofficial game, but what makes it stand out is how much love the developer put into it.
It shows in the little things, like how many skins each character has and how the sound clips from the original movies are used in the right places.
Finding a date on this has been difficult; this piece, however, can date back to 2004 or even older versions of the game. It may even be even older than that.