The Coolest Mecha In Japanese Video Games

Besides mecha anime, video games also feature some of the most awesomely designed armoured fighting vehicles. Japanese games — mostly shooters — tend to dominate this field (sorry MechWarrior), so narrowing down our selection to Japenese mecha was an obvious decision from the beginning.

Deus (Xenogears)

Federation Assault Suit (Cybernator)

GEKKO (Metal Gear series)

The First Boss in Assault Suit Leynos II

YF-21 from Macross Plus (featured in various Macross and Super Robot Taisen games)

Prototype NEXT (Armored Core series)

Z-01Z Lancelot Albion from Code Geass (featured in Another Century's Episode: R)

Jehuty (Zone of the Enders 1-2)

So, which Japanese video games do you think have the best mecha? Tell us below.

Sources: Metal Gear Wiki, amagishien's LP, CGRundertow, ballerscuba's LP,, Armored Core Wiki, shingin's LP, Zone of the Enders Wiki


    YF-21 from Macross Plus"

    Personally I'd go the YF-19 over the 21, the forward swept wing design just looks so bloody cool!

    I would go with Anubis over Jehuty.


    Any mecha from gundam unicorn!


    Well, probably Armored Core, but Virtual On had the best mecha control system, which meant the best feeling mecha of all games.

      Oh man I can remember playing that in an actual bloody arcade with the dual joysticks. It was so cool to vs your friends in giant robots!

    Nothing from Patlabor?? :( The PS 2 game Ring of Red had some seriously nice WWII-1960s styled mechs. Fantastic game!

      omg Ring of Red was a very cool game i loved it.

    Metal Gear Rex instead of Gekko.

      Agreed, although I'm also a big fan of the original MGS2 RAYs. Of all the awesome mechs in the Metal Gear series, why would you pick the Gekkos?

    ahh xenogears they dont make games like that anymore


    No Omega Boost?

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