Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee GameCube

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2002
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
Buy On
  1. The audio is perfect, using clips straight out of the movie.
  2. I haven’t had this much fun with a fighting game since… well, it’s been a long, long time.
  3. Sure, there could have been a few more monsters included, sure the areas could have been a bit larger, but these are mere quibbles to the fun had in this game.
  4. 84
    As far as multiplayer experiences go, Godzilla represents one of GameCube's very best. Add in a great, beautiful presentation and lots of subtle and not so subtle humor elements, and this one is a keeper for fighting and Godzilla fans.
  5. The graphics are great and the gameplay, though a little sluggish, is just plain fun.
  6. 80
    Though it misses a beat here and there, DAMM ultimately rocks hard in the gameplay department.
  7. 80
    The best Godzilla game to date. It would be a good brawler even without the big green guy, as the fighting mechanics are solid all-around.
  8. The best monster game since "Rampage."
  9. Game Informer
    80
    Godzilla may not be the deepest game in the world, and it may lack variety, but it's one heck of a party game and a highly amusing feast for the eyes. [Nov 2002, p.131]
  10. Nintendo Power
    80
    The fighting system isn't gargantuan, but the monsters make it fun. [Nov 2002, p.219]
  11. netjak
    79
    Rent for you loners, buy for you fighter-lovers, either way, you should have a really good time.
  12. 77
    The limited longevity and lack of subtlety tends to wear down an otherwise entertaining scrap-fest.
  13. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Melee's biggest blunder is that it just isn't campy enough. [18 Oct 2002, p.123]
  14. The only big complaint to level against Godzilla is that it's a bit too simple...Call some friends over and have a blast with the multiplayer mayhem, but don't expect to be glued to the controller after they leave.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#34 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. JohnN.
    Nov 2, 2003
    10
    Very fun, has lasting play value. Many games don't. You can put this down for a week and come back and it's still fun, exactly what Very fun, has lasting play value. Many games don't. You can put this down for a week and come back and it's still fun, exactly what I look for in a game. Full Review »
  2. Jul 21, 2016
    7
    It is fun and the game doesn't lack so much but the game is still flawed and who wanted a godzilla game anyways? But it IS atari so they doIt is fun and the game doesn't lack so much but the game is still flawed and who wanted a godzilla game anyways? But it IS atari so they do try to be the next activison but failed. Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2014
    8
    An easily accessible fighting game that almost anybody can jump into and understand. Players will need to beat the story mode many times toAn easily accessible fighting game that almost anybody can jump into and understand. Players will need to beat the story mode many times to unlock all of the monsters, but it doesn't take away from the fun of the game. The greatest part of DAMM is that you'll feel like you're really a giant monster; something that most Godzilla games prior to this one failed to capture. Full Review »