Godzilla and his atomic breath are one of the most recognizable 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? Show us with visuals in the comments below.


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