The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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)

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

Shadow Of The Colossus (PS2 - 2005)

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

Super Godzilla (SNES - 1993)

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

Cho Aniki (PC Engine - 1992)

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

Godzilla Generations (Sega Dreamcast - 1998)

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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