The Awesome Giant Monsters Of Japanese Video Games

Godzilla and his atomic breath are one of the most recognisable metaphors for the atomic bombings of WWII — and they're also icons of Japanese pop culture. With a steady supply of Kaiju movies, giant monsters nestled themselves comfortably in video games, creating a huge library of monster mayhem-based titles. We have selected some of them, both niche and well-known, featuring battles with these towering beasts.

Daikaijuu Deburas (NES - 1990)

Shadow Of The Colossus (PS2 - 2005)

Super Godzilla (SNES - 1993)

Cho Aniki (PC Engine - 1992)

Godzilla Generations (Sega Dreamcast - 1998)

Dark Souls (PS3/360/PC - 2011/2012)

Lost Planet 1-2 (PS3/360/PC - 2006/2010)

Ultraman: Towards The Future (SNES/Sega Genesis - 1991/1993)

King Of The Monsters 1-2 (SNES/Sega Genesis/NeoGeo - 1991/1992)

Do you know any other huge monsters from Japanese video games? Tell us in the comments below.

Sources: ObscureVideoGames, SaikyoMog's LP, HardcoreGaming101, dloredo01's LP, ClassicGameRoom, Fang Wolfox's LP, PrepareToDie


    Metroid had giant monsters in many of it's variations.
    The Last Gen (PS2, X-Box) had two good Godzilla games.
    Rampage. Arcade and almost every system I can think of.

    I'm thinking of quite a few I can't remember the name for.

    WAR OF THE MONSTERS... Oh wait it is American.

      I love that game.

        Side note, it is available on the US PSN as a playstation classic. I bought it last night.

          Excellent game is excellent! Will have to check it out on the PSN see if it's on the Oceanic PSN :)

            It isn't, you have to buy a american psn card for $20 and buy it from there. I got mine from maximuscards. While I can't comment on all the games, the copy of war of the monsters that I purchased worked, while the copy of persona 4 arena is region locked to america and there for will not work.

    Of all the monsters from Dark Souls to choose from, be it the Gaping Dragon, or the Asylum Demon, and you choose that?

    Zelda has had some pretty amazing bosses. Can't believe not even one mention :\

    i was thinking the final fight with Ansem in Kingdom Hearts 1. that huge ass heartless. that game issssss sooooooooo fun

    The Final Fantasy XIII fal'Cies had amazing designs as well as the final marks in Final Fantasy XII - Yiazamat is a handsome beast

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