Godzilla

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

39

Top Critic Average

2%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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4 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

It's ugly by today's standards, too slow and un-engaging, and simply too damn repetitive to enjoy. Unless you've grown up on Godzilla movies and are fueled by intense nostalgia, this is probably not a game for you.

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4 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

The only other bright spot is the Kaiju Guide, a collection detailing the playable creatures as well as quite a few not featured. I adored seeing old stills from the films and, sure, there is a certain appeal to playing as a bunch of these guys. But the feeling fades before long. A love of the movies can only get you so far when the experience is this frustrating and hollow. What a letdown.

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3 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

It can make like Godzilla himself and get in the sea.

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IGN

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4.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

Due to tedious gameplay and lackluster visuals, Godzilla fails to live up to his title of King of the Monsters.

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2 / 5.0
Jul 15, 2015

It boggles the mind that a good Godzilla game hasn't been produced yet; it's a franchise about a giant lizard destroying things for Pete's sake. Until a studio like Platinum is given the reigns, however, perhaps it's time for the King of Monsters to hang up his size 1000 video game shoes for good.

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3.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2015

I think it's pretty clear that unless you are a massive fan of the Godzilla movies, you should probably stay away from Bandai Namco's Godzilla. While it does have a lot of fan service, it really doesn't have much else besides clunky gameplay, horrible visuals, and repetitive gameplay. Maybe try going back and playing Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee for a decent Godzilla experience?

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Avoid
Jul 16, 2015

It gives me absolutely no pleasure to report any of this. Sitting at my PC, wearing a Godzilla t-shirt and surrounded by plastic models of the series' wonderful menagerie, I wanted so desperately for this to be the game to truly realise the character's potential in gaming. I wanted Crackdown with kaiju. Instead, I got...this. The only thing being crushed here is the dreams of every monster movie fan who ever picked up a joypad.

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3 / 10
Jul 16, 2015

Godzilla is a boring, badly-balanced game that asks you to pay a lot of money for too little content.

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2 / 10
Jul 16, 2015

More Godzooky than Godzilla, this is not only a terrible game but a technically inept one – that can't even make stepping on tanks seem like fun.

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3.6 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2015

One of these days, I imagine some developer will take a decent whack at this IP. Maybe Rocksteady can take a break from Batman and give this Japanese icon the attention and care he deserves. In theory, a talented team could make a fantastic game because all the necessary elements are there; don't even bother with a story (which is just awful in this game, by the way), just give us some quality gameplay.

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