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.