The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

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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.

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Daikaijuu Deburas (NES - 1990)

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Shadow Of The Colossus (PS2 - 2005)

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Super Godzilla (SNES - 1993)

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Cho Aniki (PC Engine - 1992)

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Godzilla Generations (Sega Dreamcast - 1998)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I vote for Robot Alchemic Drive's giant monsters and mechs... it's such a SEVERELY overlooked game that people should really just play. I wish there was a sequel...